316 Somalis Arrive Home from Yemen in Past Four Days

After nearly a five-month ordeal, 316 Somali migrants have reached Somalia, transported by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, overland through Yemen and across the Arabian Sea. In February 2017, a smugglers boat, carrying more than 150 Somalis hoping to reach Europe, headed north up the Red Sea on the western coast of Yemen. The boat had originated in More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Kenyan police foil Al-Shabaab attack in Lamu

LAMU, Kenya, – Kenyan security forces foiled an attempted attack on their camp in the coastal region of Lamu by Al-Shabaab early Tuesday, hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered an all-out war against More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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AMISOM lying about civilian injury, slams Radio Shabelle for reporting

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has covered up wounding a Somali pregnant woman on July 9, 2017 in Arbacow area, about 20Km northwest of Mogadishu after IED blast on their convoy. Radio Shabelle More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Review of Somalia’s Media Law Falls Short

When Somalia’s new minister of information took office in March, he promised to review the country’s restrictive media law, raising hopes of fostering a better environment for journalists and free expression More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Kenya Vows to `Bury’ Al shabaab Militants After Coastal Attacks

Kenya vowed tough security measures after suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants stepped up attacks around the East African nation’s coast and northeast. President Uhuru Kenyatta said security forces had intensified More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Somalia: Puntland parliament ousts state’s cabinet

Somalia’s northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland lawmakers have voted to oust the state’s cabinet ministers following a session in Garowe on Tuesday morning, July 18. During the session, 47 MPs voted More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Jubbaland Police seizes car with explosives heading to Kenya

The Police forces of Somalia’s Jubbaland state in southern Somalia have managed to capture a vehicle loaded with assembled explosives and bomb-making materials near Kenyan border. After a tip-off from local More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Somalia restores internet connection after weeks of outage

The Federal Government of Somalia in collaboration with the owner of the fiber-optic cable has successfully restored Internet and data services to South and Central Somalia. The loss of Internet and data services More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Uhuru breathes fire in Lamu, says state will finish al Shabaab

The government will deal with al Shabaab like they are dealing with police and Kenyans, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said, following the spate of attacks in Lamu county. Lamu has experienced increased attacks More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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UN launches judicial training curriculum for Somalia

MOGADISHU, – The UN and Somalia government have launched an extensive program to train over 350 judicial officers countrywide as part of efforts to rebuild the country’s justice sector. David Akopyan, UNDP More...

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