About the London Somalia Conference in May, 2017

The conference will convene Heads of State and Government from across East Africa and other key partners, along with senior figures from international organisations. In 2011 Somalia was chronically unstable and ungoverned, with large parts of the country controlled by al-Shabaab. Famine had claimed the lives of a quarter of a million people. Piracy More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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UN air-lifts food, medical supplies to Somalia

As the drought intensifies in south and north-eastern Somalia, the United Nations emergency food relief agency today airlifted to Mogadishu enough high-energy biscuits to assist 31,000 people for three days. The More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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EU calls to fight resurgent piracy off Somali coast

The resurgent piracy attacks off the vast Somali coastline is a result of the growing insecurity in the Horn of Africa region, which calls for renewed security partnership to defeat, a commander of an international More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Puntland Presidential guard shot dead in Galkayo town

Unknown gunmen, believed to be Al shabaab assassins have killed a senior Puntland Presidential guard in the central town of Galkayo on Friday evening, officials said. Ahmed Hassan Abdirahman known as (Gandi), More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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UK announces new support for Somalia security reform

Last week, the Federal Government of Somalia and the Presidents of Somalia’s Federal Member States agreed a historic political agreement, to integrate regional and federal forces into a coherent National Security More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Kenyan army kills 52 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Kenya’s Ministry of Defense said its troops, operating under the African Union Mission in Somalia, have destroyed an al-Shabab camp, killing 52 militants and seizing weapons. In a statement, the ministry said More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Six hurt as IED blast hits a teashop in Qoryoley district

A witness says 6 civilians were  wounded, some critically after a bomb has ripped through a small, busy tea-shop in Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle region on Friday morning. The witnesses who spoke on condition More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Save the Children charity alarmed Somalia malnutrition

International charity has expressed concern about the alarming increase in severe malnutrition among children in drought-hit Somalia. Save the Children said its new study found “very critical” levels of severe More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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US congress meet Over famine, conflict in Somalia

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. “…When Congress returns [from More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Somalia: Gunmen kill Two Govt Soldiers in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Suspected Al shabaab assailants have on Thursday gunned down two Somali government soldiers in Mogadishu, witness and Police said. The witness, speaking on condition of anonymity told Radio More...

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