AMISOM Condemns Mandera Attack

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou, strongly condemns the barbaric killing of 28 innocent travellers by Al-Shabaab terrorists in the Mandera area of northern Kenya yesterday. The SRCC extends his deepest condolences to the victims’ families, the Government and people of Kenya and […]

Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya’s north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday. Two police officers said that the bus traveling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 50 kilometers […]

Somali forces foil al-Shabaab’s plans in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — Somali security forces have been conducting 24-hour operations in Mogadishu since early November, thwarting at least 20 attacks and arresting dozens of al-Shabaab leaders and more than 20 al-Shabaab fighters, according to the Ministry of National Security. Al-Shabaab had planned a suicide attack targeting Dharkenley district residents heading to early morning prayers last […]

Somali President keynote speech in Compenhagen Supmit

If you search for books on Somalia, you’ll come across a slew of titles featuring phrases like ‘the world’s most dangerous place’, ‘outlaw state’, and ‘failed’ and ‘fragile’. For decades, Somalia was synonymous with pirates, terrorists, and complete lawlessness. But this Somalia exists no longer. It is a Somalia of yesterday, and is most definitely […]

Somali-American who helped Mogadishu government with urban planning killed by gunmen

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left a well-paying job in the U.S. to help the fledgling city government in Mogadishu, an official and relative said Wednesday. Abdullahi Ali Anshur, 60, was an engineer helping the Mogadishu government with urban planning and drainage systems. He was killed […]

AMISOM Welcomes the Formation of an Interim Southwest Administration in Somalia

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia – Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou – welcomes the formation of the Interim Southwest Administration in Somalia, and subsequent election of Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan as its interim leader. The Interim Southwest Administration brings together three regions namely Bay, Bakool and Lower […]

Big Oil, corruption & Islamist weapon sales blight UK-Somalia relations – UN

Britain’s relationship with Somalia has come under scrutiny after a report detailing corruption in the east African nation was published by the UN. The Security Council report claims Somalia has traded arms with Islamist militants. The publication of the document coincides with further questions about the British-Somali relationship after it was reported that a UK […]

Deadly car bomb hits Somali capital Mogadishu

A car bomb has exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing one person and injuring one other. Al-Shabab told Al Jazeera they had claimed responsibilty for the attack, which they said targeted Mukhtar Dheere, an immigration official at Mogadishu’s international airport who they said had died. “We believe that the bomb was attached to the […]

UN authorises patrols against Somali pirates

United Nations: The UN Security Council has called on the international community to intensify efforts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, unanimously authorising states to continue deploying military ships and aircraft to fight the menace in Indian Ocean waters. Adopting a new resolution, the 15-nation Council stressed the need for UN Member States […]

Black McDonald’s manager arrested after launching foul-mouthed racist tirade at Somali customers

A McDonald’s manager was arrested and cautioned over a foul-mouthed racist tirade against Somali customers. The victims of his abuse say he told them to ‘get the f*** out of my restaurant,’ adding: ‘All you f****** Somalians are the same.’ Yasin Farah, 27, and friends went to the restaurant in south east London, for breakfast […]
















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