Islamist rebels kill 10 Somali soldiers in attack on base

MOGADISHU: Rebels from the Islamist Al-Shabaab group attacked a military base in southern Somalia early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning two military vehicles, officials said. African Union and Somali troops launched an offensive this year that has driven Al-Shabaab out of its last major strongholds. Monday’s attack highlights the challenge of halting […]

Somalia: UN expert urges Government to ramp up efforts in securing human rights legislation

Somalia’s Government and the international community must work to strengthen the country’s rule of law institutions and safeguard its full transition to peace, stability and democracy, a United Nations human rights expert urged today. “The Federal Government together with the international community need to allocate adequate resources to strengthen the rule of law institutions and […]

In images of Somali life, photographer captures Minnesota stories + Pictures

Years ago, Mohamed Barre began snapping pictures of Somali life in Minnesota just so his kids could see what it was like for the first refugees. But as he photographed everything from mosques to halal markets, Barre found he’d built a rich archive of Somali-American life for everyone. What began as an amateur photographer’s tinkering […]

UN hails efforts to solve political crisis in Somalia through proper parliamentary channels

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Wednesday welcomed efforts to solve the current political crisis in Somalia “through the proper Parliamentary channels,” saying that the 15-nation UN body will continue its “resolute support for the peace and reconciliation process” in the Horn of Africa country. The UN Security Council, in a press statement, […]

Somali al Shabaab militants behead two policewomen

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Al Shabaab militants have beheaded two Somali policewomen, prompting a policeman to kill five women linked to the group who were being held for a possible swap of captives, an official said on Wednesday. The policeman killed the women – all wives of rebels from the Somali Islamist group – after discovering […]

First Somali refugees return leave Kenya after 23 years

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 – The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have began the voluntary repatriation of 94 Somali refugees from Kenya, 23 years after conflict and famine drove them from their homeland. The refugees, from the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex that hosts over 350,000 Somali […]

Teenager hit by driver outside Somali Center of KC dies at hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A teenager who was is in surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital after being hit by a man driving an SUV near Admiral Boulevard and The Paseo died Thursday night. The 15-year-old boy lost a lot of blood when his legs were severed in what police believe was an intentional attack outside […]

AMISOM condemns the Mogadishu car bomb attack

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou, strongly condemns the barbaric Improvised Explosive Device (IED) car bomb by Al-Shabab earlier today in Mogadishu. The SRCC extends his deepest condolences to the victims’ families, the Government and people of Somalia. “We condemn today’s attack near […]

Four killed in Somali Shebab suicide attack on UN convoy + Pictures

Four people were killed and nine wounded in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a UN convoy, police and rebels said. The convoy of armoured vehicles was ferrying staff between Mogadishu’s heavily-fortified airport and a protected UN base in the city when it was hit […]

Gunmen Attack Kenya Quarry Near Somali Border, Kill Dozens Of Workers: Reports

NAIROBI, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed 36 workers in an attack on a quarry in Kenya’s Mandera county, which borders Somalia, Kenyan media reported on Tuesday. Citizen Television said the 36 workers were killed when suspected al Shabaab militants from Somalia attacked the quarry. The Kenyan Red Cross said the quarry was about 15 […]

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