Somali President opens National Army Training Camp built by UAE in Mogadishu

President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud has officially opened National Army Training Camp in Which United Arab Emirates built in Hodan district in Benadir region. A very colorful occasion on the opening of this Army Training Camp was held inside the college, in attendance with deputy Prime Minister and Ministers […]

Malawi, Somalia offer frightened citizens a way back home

Malawi and Somalia are preparing to repatriate their countrymen after weeks of xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal. On Monday night, the Somali embassy said it was trying to trace its citizens and help them escape the violence. It has demanded urgent assistance from the Department of International Relations and Co-operation. The Malawian government said it would […]

Somali Refugees Feel Remittance Pain After Kenya Attack

Dadaab Refugee Complex, Kenya — Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees are among those hardest hit by Kenya’s closure of remittance firms in the wake of the 2 April shooting of at least 147 university students in Garissa by Al-Shabab militants. Thirteen such firms had their licences revoked on 7 April by the Central Bank […]

AU Special Representative re-affirms AMISOM’s continued support to the Somali National Army on its 55th anniversary

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Maman Sidikou has described the role of the Somali National Army (SNA) in liberating areas previously held by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab as a critical contribution towards peace and stability in the country. As the Somali National Army marks its […]

Kenya asks UN to repatriate Somali refugees

NAIROBI – Kenya said it has asked the UN refugee agency to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees by July in the wake of the Garissa University massacre. “We have asked the UNHCR to relocate the refugees in three months” or “we shall relocate them ourselves”, a government statement quoted Vice President William Ruto […]

The global squeeze on Somalia just got worse, thanks to Kenya

The world’s chokehold on Somalia’s key financial lifeline is getting even tighter. As of February, many banks in the United States have largely stopped servicing the accounts used by money transfer operators to help Somalis in the country send money to their families and networks back in Somalia, often for basic needs such as food, […]

Somali refugees flee Yemen fighting, return to war-torn home

MOGDISHU, Somalia — Somali refugees in Yemen are now coming back to their war-torn home as fighting rages in the Middle East country, officials said Saturday. A boat carrying 260 Somali refugees, many of them women, children and elderly, has become the latest to dock at Somalia’s Bossasso port in the Puntland semi-autonomous region. “About […]


Does the project serve its intended course? From 2009 up to date IOM and UNDP have been running a project entitled QUEST – MIDA which is funded by foreign countries. This project is intended to bring back the Somali Diaspora intellectuals with sound knowledge, expertise and experience to Somalia. The project’s sole aim is to […]

Kenya demands UN camp housing Somali refugees be moved within three months

Kenya has given the United Nations three months to remove a camp housing more than 500,000 Somali refugees as part of a get-tough response to the killing of 148 people by Somali gunmen at a Kenyan university. Kenya has, in the past, accused Islamist militants of hiding out in the Dadaab camp, which it now […]

Somalia puts bounty on al-Shabab leaders

Somalia’s government has placed a bounty on the top 11 leaders of the militant Islamist al-Shabab group. Top of the list is its chief Ahmed Diriye with $250,000 (£169,000) offered for information leading to his capture. A list of their names, nicknames and origins was issued after a cabinet meeting – and a week after […]

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