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Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government
Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government
HE the Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media in Mogadishu, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister...
Saturday August 16, 2014 - 11:31:09
President Meets with United Nations Under Secretary General for Safety & Security, Peter Drennan, in Mogadishu
President Meets with United Nations Under Secretary General for Safety & Security,...
HE the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today met with the Under Secretary General of the United Nations for for Safety & Security, Peter Drennan, at Villa Somalia...
Wednesday August 13, 2014 - 08:06:54
President & Prime Minister of Somalia Congratulate Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Winning Turkey’s First Direct Presidential Election.
President & Prime Minister of Somalia Congratulate Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Winning...
His Excellency the President, Hassan Shiekh Mohamud and His Excellency the Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed congratulate Recep Tayyip Erdogan on winning Turley’s first popular presidential election.
Monday August 11, 2014 - 15:21:35
The President: Somalia actively taking steps to prevent transmission of ebola to Somalia.
The President: Somalia actively taking steps to prevent transmission of ebola to Somalia.
Washington DC: Speaking from the US-Africa Summit in Washington DC, The President outlined precautions Somalia is taking to ensure the ebola virus disease (ebola) does not affect Somalia. ...
Wednesday August 06, 2014 - 07:03:28
Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government
Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government
H.E. Mustafa Duhulow today addressed the media in Mogadishu providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister provided details on various issues...
Saturday August 02, 2014 - 13:03:39
UN Representative for Somalia welcomes agreement of intent to form new administration in central Somalia
UN Representative for Somalia welcomes agreement of intent to form new administration...
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed today’s agreement in principle to form a regional administration in central Somalia.
Thursday July 31, 2014 - 07:18:38
 Odinga tells AFP: Kenya govt 'not serious' on Islamist threat
Odinga tells AFP: Kenya govt 'not serious' on Islamist threat...
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of Islamist attacks and has warned of mounting internal ethnic tensions.
Thursday July 17, 2014 - 09:20:56
Technical Committee on Formation of Interim South West State Administration Endorsed
Technical Committee on Formation of Interim South West State Administration Endorsed
The President of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the Prime Minister His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and the Speaker of Parliament His Excellency Mohamed Osman...
Thursday July 17, 2014 - 07:10:50
Somali Prime Minister calls for immediate ceasefire in Hiiraan province
Somali Prime Minister calls for immediate ceasefire in Hiiraan province
On behalf of the Federal Government of Somalia, the Prime Minister His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed today expressed deep sadness over the clan clashes that have taken place in Defow village, on the outskirts...
Wednesday July 16, 2014 - 07:19:48
UN Security Council Press Statement on Somalia
UN Security Council Press Statement on Somalia
New York, 11 July 2014 - On 11 July the Security Council received a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr Nicholas Kay, on the security situation in Mogadishu.
Saturday July 12, 2014 - 12:07:51
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on Somali Parliament
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on Somali Parliament
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the attack on the Somali Parliament and the many killings claimed by Al-Shabaab's since the start of the holy...
Saturday July 05, 2014 - 18:37:28
Uganda's U.S. Embassy Warns of Possible Airport Terror Attacks
Uganda's U.S. Embassy Warns of Possible Airport Terror Attacks
KAMPALA, Uganda—The U.S. Embassy in Uganda warned Thursday of a possible terror attack at the country's Entebbe International Airport by an unknown terrorist group.
Friday July 04, 2014 - 14:19:16
 UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns murder of Somali MP
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns murder of Somali MP...
Mogadishu, 3 July 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the murder of Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament,...
Thursday July 03, 2014 - 14:59:23
We condemn the Murder of veteran MP Mohammed Mohamud Hayd
We condemn the Murder of veteran MP Mohammed Mohamud Hayd
2014-07-03- His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Veteran MP Mohammed Mohamud Hayd who was killed in Mogadishu...
Thursday July 03, 2014 - 13:12:26
4 killed as cargo plane crashes in Nairobi
4 killed as cargo plane crashes in Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 2 – Four crew members were killed on Wednesday morning as the cargo plane they were travelling in from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport crashed into a building in Utawala,...
Wednesday July 02, 2014 - 08:33:44
AMISOM congratulates Somalia on the 54th anniversary of its independence
AMISOM congratulates Somalia on the 54th anniversary of its independence
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador MahamatSalehAnnadif has congratulated the Somali people as they mark their independence day.
Tuesday July 01, 2014 - 12:06:49
Justice & Constitutional Affairs Minister: “The establishment of the Judiciary Service Commission Law is a milestone achievement towards the reform of the Justice sector in Somalia.”
Justice & Constitutional Affairs Minister: “The establishment of the Judiciary...
H.E. Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir, the Minister of Justice & Constitutional Affairs today welcomed the Parliament's overwhelming approval of the Judiciary Service Commission Law. Minister Farah said “The...
Monday June 30, 2014 - 21:04:59
Somali President: “I welcome the Italian Government’s Commitment to Continue to Assist Somalia.”
Somali President: “I welcome the Italian Government’s Commitment to Continue...
Mogadishu, 29 June, 2014- His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today accepted the credentials of the new Italian ambassador to Somalia, Farbizio Marcelli. The Ambassador thanked H.E. the President...
Sunday June 29, 2014 - 20:21:42
Weekly Press Conference on Government Progress
Weekly Press Conference on Government Progress
H.E. Mustafa Duhulow today spoke to the media in Mogadishu to provide an update on government progress over the last week. The Minister spoke on various issues: first European direct flight operator (Skygreece...
Saturday June 28, 2014 - 14:34:29
AMISOM extends Ramadhan best wishes to the Somali people
AMISOM extends Ramadhan best wishes to the Somali people
Mogadishu, June 27, 2014-The African Union Mission in Somalia conveys its best wishes to the Somali people as they prepare to observe the holy month of Ramadhan. ...
Friday June 27, 2014 - 21:34:05
US Special Rep to Somalia sends Ramadan greetings
US Special Rep to Somalia sends Ramadan greetings
Acting US Special Representative for Somalia has Wished Muslims in Somalia a happy Ramadan.
Friday June 27, 2014 - 19:44:31
Somalia: Al-Shabaab – It Will Be a Long War
Somalia: Al-Shabaab – It Will Be a Long War
Despite military gains against Somalia’s Islamist group Al-Shabaab, the insurgents’ defeat will remain elusive until the Somali government and its international partners address longstanding social...
Friday June 27, 2014 - 08:33:04
Historic Somali media support meeting held in Mogadishu
Historic Somali media support meeting held in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, 26 June 2014 – H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, Minister of Information today addressed the Somali Media Support Group (SMSG) meeting held in Mogadishu for the first time. The Minister welcomed and thanked...
Thursday June 26, 2014 - 19:36:58
Police arrest 13 for planning attacks on Kenyan coast: ministry
Police arrest 13 for planning attacks on Kenyan coast: ministry
(Reuters) - Kenyan police have arrested 13 members of an outlawed separatist movement and accused them of planning ethnically-motivated attacks similar to assaults that killed dozens in the coastal region...
Thursday June 26, 2014 - 09:52:04
Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Somalia: Interim Administration for the South West Regions
Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Somalia: Interim...
The Secretary-General welcomes the signature on 23 June in Mogadishu of an agreement to establish a new interim regional administration in south west Somalia, comprising the regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower...
Wednesday June 25, 2014 - 12:51:24
AMISOM welcomes agreement on Interim Administration for South West Regions of Somalia
AMISOM welcomes agreement on Interim Administration for South West Regions of Somalia
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Mission Commission for Somalia (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has welcomed the agreement in Mogadishu between representatives...
Tuesday June 24, 2014 - 11:48:43
UN Representative for Somalia welcomes agreement on new Interim South West Administration in Baidoa
UN Representative for Somalia welcomes agreement on new Interim South West Administration...
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed the agreement today to establish a new interim regional administration in south west Somalia.
Monday June 23, 2014 - 19:26:30
AMISOM airstrikes destroy al shabaab hideout
AMISOM airstrikes destroy al shabaab hideout
AMISOM forces have conducted airstrikes in Anole and Kuday in the Lower Jubba region as part of a sustained effort to destroy Al Shabaab’s military capabilities.
Monday June 23, 2014 - 11:19:27
First Somali Cultural Festival In Decades Held in Mogadishu Today
First Somali Cultural Festival In Decades Held in Mogadishu Today
The Ministry of Information hosted the first Somali Cultural Festival in decades today in Mogadishu. "This is an exceptional celebration for the new Somalia that seeks peace and stability while reviving...
Monday June 23, 2014 - 06:52:36
2 Texans arrested on terrorism charges involving Syria, Somalia
2 Texans arrested on terrorism charges involving Syria, Somalia
Two Central Texas men have been separately accused of trying to plot their entry into conflicts in Syria and Somalia to support terrorists, according to federal prosecutors.
Friday June 20, 2014 - 08:46:52
Farah Mohamed Shirdon of Calgary fighting with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
Farah Mohamed Shirdon of Calgary fighting with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a Calgarian in his early 20s, is fighting overseas with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, CBC News has learned.
Thursday June 19, 2014 - 15:40:45
Kenya attacks: Al-Shabab raid village near Mpeketoni
Kenya attacks: Al-Shabab raid village near Mpeketoni
At least 10 people have been killed in a new attack by Islamist militants near Kenya's coastal town of Mpeketoni, local police say.
Tuesday June 17, 2014 - 11:15:10
Somali President: “I look forward to a strengthening of Bilateral Relations between Canada and Somalia.”
Somali President: “I look forward to a strengthening of Bilateral Relations between...
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today accepted the credentials of the new Canadian ambassador to Somalia, Mr David Angel. The Ambassador thanked H.E. the President for accepting his credentials...
Monday June 16, 2014 - 07:15:00
Somalia praised at the Summit on Sexual Violence in Conflict in London
Somalia praised at the Summit on Sexual Violence in Conflict in London
H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, Minister of Information, today welcomed the UK’s leadership on Somalia as Somalia was praised at the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence in Conflict. During the Global Summit,...
Saturday June 14, 2014 - 06:44:04
Harassment against the Journalists continues in Kismayo, the Second attack within a week Reported
Harassment against the Journalists continues in Kismayo, the Second attack within...
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the continued harassment against the media workers in Kismayo, after another journalist was beaten at the gunpoint...
Friday June 13, 2014 - 19:43:00
At least 7 injured in grenade attack in Kenya's border town
At least 7 injured in grenade attack in Kenya's border town
At least seven people have been injured in a grenade attack in the northern Kenyan town of Garissa on Wednesday evening.
Thursday June 12, 2014 - 08:29:14
Three Journalists Briefly Detained in Southern Somalia
Three Journalists Briefly Detained in Southern Somalia
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is outraged by the arbitrary arrests of journalists by the Interim Jubba Administration on Tuesday June 10, 2014 in the town of Kismayo, after three journalists...
Wednesday June 11, 2014 - 07:03:03
Somali Government welcomes UK’s leadership on Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and given particular attention to Somalia
Somali Government welcomes UK’s leadership on Global Summit to End Sexual Violence...
H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, the Minister of Information thanked UK’s leadership in hosting the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which will take place at ExCel London on 10 to 13 June 2014....
Wednesday June 11, 2014 - 07:02:10
AU Special Representative expresses concern over tensions in Lower Shabelle
AU Special Representative expresses concern over tensions in Lower Shabelle
Mogadishu 09th June 2014: AU Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif expresses concern as tension continue to mount between warring clan militia fighting in Lower Shabelle and called...
Monday June 09, 2014 - 17:12:00
UN Special Representative for Somalia appeals for end to hostilities in Lower Shabelle
UN Special Representative for Somalia appeals for end to hostilities in Lower Shabelle
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, expressed his deep concern as clan-based militias clashed in Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia resulting...
Monday June 09, 2014 - 16:11:39
Prime Minister calls for immediate ceasefire in Lower Shabelle
Prime Minister calls for immediate ceasefire in Lower Shabelle
The Prime Minister of Somalia His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed today issued an urgent message to the clan militia fighting in lower Shabelle region and called on them to immediately cease hostilities....
Monday June 09, 2014 - 13:36:51
US State Department Issues Travel Warning for Djibouti
US State Department Issues Travel Warning for Djibouti
The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Djibouti on Sunday, warning Americans of potential terror threats aimed at American interests in the African nation.
Monday June 09, 2014 - 07:43:31
Thousands of new refugees (asylum seekers) in Northern Kenya
Thousands of new refugees (asylum seekers) in Northern Kenya
The UN refugee agency said Saturday it has registered 5,860 new Somali refugees and asylum seekers in 45 days at the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya.
Sunday June 08, 2014 - 06:40:16
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. “I commit to strengthening the bilateral relations between Somalia and Slovakia”
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. “I commit to strengthening the bilateral relations...
June 2014-His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the new Slovakia Ambassador to Somalia Mr. Michal Mlynar.
Sunday June 08, 2014 - 06:36:34
UN Envoy for Somalia welcomes release of hostages, calls for all remaining captives to be released
UN Envoy for Somalia welcomes release of hostages, calls for all remaining captives...
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay welcomed the release today of 11 crew members of the ship MV Albedo, held hostage since November 2010, and called...
Saturday June 07, 2014 - 21:07:40
Information Minister: “We Welcome Sheikh Mohamed Said Atom’s Rejection of Al-Shabaab and Hope this Inspires Others to Follow his Example and Embrace Peace and Unity”
Information Minister: “We Welcome Sheikh Mohamed Said Atom’s Rejection of Al-Shabaab...
Mogadishu, 07 June 2014: On behalf of H.E. President Hassan Sheik Mohamud, the Prime Minister, H.E. Abdiweli Sheik Ahmed and the Federal Government of Somalia, the Ministry of Information commends Sheikh...
Saturday June 07, 2014 - 20:59:43
AMISOM Djiboutian contingent commemorates the 37th anniversary of the Djiboutian Army Formation.
AMISOM Djiboutian contingent commemorates the 37th anniversary of the Djiboutian...
Djiboutian forces serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today joined their counterparts back home in commemorating the 37th anniversary of the establishment of the Djiboutian Armed...
Saturday June 07, 2014 - 11:59:03
AMISOM in partnership with UNSOM concluded five day training on Human Rights for Somali Police Force
AMISOM in partnership with UNSOM concluded five day training on Human Rights for Somali...
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in partnership with UNSOM Human Rights and UNSOM Police yesterday concluded a joint five day training of trainers (ToT) training of Somali Police Force (SPF)...
Saturday June 07, 2014 - 09:26:31
H.E. The President welcomes visit of the Turkish navy vessel TCG Gediz.
H.E. The President welcomes visit of the Turkish navy vessel TCG Gediz.
H.E. The President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, today welcomed the Turkish navy ship TCG Gediz to Somalia.
Saturday June 07, 2014 - 09:18:15
H.E. The President welcomes the announcement of the appointment of an US Ambassador to Somalia
H.E. The President welcomes the announcement of the appointment of an US Ambassador...
Mogadishu, 4 June 2014: Today, H.E The President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud received confirmation that President Obama will appoint the first US Ambassador to Somalia in two decades.
Thursday June 05, 2014 - 06:46:53
Minister of Information hosted UNSOM’s First Anniversary event
Minister of Information hosted UNSOM’s First Anniversary event
H.E. Mustaf Duhulow, the Minister of Information today hosted the event of UNSOM’s First Anniversary in Somalia and thanked Mr. Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia...
Wednesday June 04, 2014 - 06:13:59
President thanks UNSOM for dedication to building peace and prosperity in Somalia.
President thanks UNSOM for dedication to building peace and prosperity in Somalia.
The President today marked the one-year anniversary of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Somalia (UNSOM) and acknowledged the UN Security Council’s renewal of UNSOM’s mandate for another year.
Wednesday June 04, 2014 - 06:12:59
Joint statement by the UN, IGAD and EU Envoys to Somalia
Joint statement by the UN, IGAD and EU Envoys to Somalia
"The Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union and the United Nations reiterate their strong condemnation for the attack of 24th May on the Somali Federal Parliament by Al-Shabaab....
Wednesday May 28, 2014 - 06:26:27
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak jailed for embezzlement
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak jailed for embezzlement
A court in Egypt has sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison after finding him guilty of embezzling public funds.
Wednesday May 21, 2014 - 11:51:54
NUSOJ and VIKES conclude a four-day Training on Principles Of Journalism, Freedom of Expression and Ethics for 50 Journalists
NUSOJ and VIKES conclude a four-day Training on Principles Of Journalism, Freedom...
Certificates were awarded over to 50 journalists who completed a four-day training on Principles Of Journalism, Freedom of Expression and Ethics held in Mogadishu's Makah Almukaramah Hotel from 3 - 6 May 2014,...
Sunday May 18, 2014 - 19:52:46
AMISOM condemns callous suicide attack in Baidoa
AMISOM condemns callous suicide attack in Baidoa
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia (SRCC), Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadifhas strongly condemned yesterday’s suicide attack in Baidoa.
Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 11:13:20
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON TERRORIST ATTACK IN SOMALIA
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON TERRORIST ATTACK IN SOMALIA
The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, for which Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility and has caused numerous deaths and injuries....
Monday May 05, 2014 - 10:56:04
Prime Minister: “A free press is at the heart of every democracy”
Prime Minister: “A free press is at the heart of every democracy”
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, speaking on World Press Freedom Day, said:
Saturday May 03, 2014 - 13:03:11
UN Representative for Somalia pays tribute to media and calls for press freedom to be protected and respected
UN Representative for Somalia pays tribute to media and calls for press freedom to be protected...
As World Press Freedom Day is celebrated across the globe today, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, paid tribute to Somali journalists who have lost...
Saturday May 03, 2014 - 11:15:41
Somali Government calls on the Kenyan Government to ensure the protection of innocent Somalis
Somali Government calls on the Kenyan Government to ensure the protection of innocent...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed met with the Somali Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Mohamed Ali Nur, who arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday, April 27, 2014 after he was invited to brief the Prime...
Monday April 28, 2014 - 12:47:10
Somali President: “Burundi’s participation in the AMISOM mission has made a massive contribution to the improving security situation in Somalia.”
Somali President: “Burundi’s participation in the AMISOM mission has made a massive...
Mogadishu, 22 April 2014. His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, to Somalia and said, “Burundi’s participation in the AMISOM mission...
Tuesday April 22, 2014 - 13:28:19
Prime Minister: “The use of terror will not derail us from the progress made in securing Somalia”
Prime Minister: “The use of terror will not derail us from the progress made in securing...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Member of Parliament Abdiaziiz Isaak Mursal, Secretary of Parliament’s...
Tuesday April 22, 2014 - 12:11:21
Prime Minister:
Prime Minister: "Those who carried out this cowardly attack will face justice"
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of MP Isaak Mohamed Rino and wished parliamentarian Mohamed Ali a speedy recovery. H.E Prime...
Monday April 21, 2014 - 12:21:52
UN Special Representative for Somalia appeals for calm and restraint in Sool
UN Special Representative for Somalia appeals for calm and restraint in Sool
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, expressed his concern as tensions mounted between forces from Somaliland and Puntland in the northern region of Sool,...
Wednesday April 16, 2014 - 10:56:28
Kenya releases Somali National Team member after two nights in Jail
Kenya releases Somali National Team member after two nights in Jail
Somali Football Federation has lauded for the release of the Ocean stars U-20 squad member Sadiq Abdulqader Mahmoud who was freed over night on Friday after spending two nights in Kenyan detention.
Saturday April 12, 2014 - 08:02:56
Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed offers condolences to UN officials and their families‏
Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed offers condolences to UN officials and their...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his condolences to the two victims and their families of a fatal shooting in Galka'yo.
Tuesday April 08, 2014 - 07:23:47
UN Secretary-General on killing of two United Nations workers in Somalia‏
UN Secretary-General on killing of two United Nations workers in Somalia‏
The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms today’s cold-blooded killing of two colleagues working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at Galkayo Airport in Puntland, Somalia....
Tuesday April 08, 2014 - 07:18:34
Prime Minister concludes successful mission to Switzerland
Prime Minister concludes successful mission to Switzerland
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, today arrived back in Mogadishu concluding a three day mission to Switzerland aimed at encouraging job creation and decent work in Somalia.
Sunday March 23, 2014 - 12:20:23
AMISOM and Somali National Army capture Qoryooley.
AMISOM and Somali National Army capture Qoryooley.
In an operation early this morning, Somali National Army backed by African Union forces overran Al Shabaab outposts to capture the key town of Qoryooley in Lower Shabelle....
Sunday March 23, 2014 - 07:16:11
Somali National Army and AMISOM forces reclaim five strategic towns in the bay region of Somalia
Somali National Army and AMISOM forces reclaim five strategic towns in the bay region...
In renewed joint operations between the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces, five strategic towns in the Bay region of Somalia have been reclaimed from the control...
Sunday March 09, 2014 - 06:39:05
Statement by the UN Special Representative for Somalia on the state-building conferences in Baidoa
Statement by the UN Special Representative for Somalia on the state-building conferences...
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, is closely monitoring developments in Baidoa, including the outcome of today’s conference, and has taken note of the Federal...
Tuesday March 04, 2014 - 07:04:18
AMISOM supports Somalia Government stand on Baidoa conferences
AMISOM supports Somalia Government stand on Baidoa conferences
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has taken note of the evolving political situation in Baidoa and reiterates...
Tuesday March 04, 2014 - 06:59:29
Burundi is our brother in arms, says President, as Foreign Minister visits Mogadishu
Burundi is our brother in arms, says President, as Foreign Minister visits Mogadishu
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today praised Burundi as a “brother in arms” for Somalia.
Sunday February 09, 2014 - 06:50:50
Prime Minister: “Education is the only solution to rid our country of FGM and protect our young girls from this barbaric act”
Prime Minister: “Education is the only solution to rid our country of FGM and protect...
Today is the eleventh anniversary of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This important Day was first declared by four African first ladies on February 6, 2003,...
Thursday February 06, 2014 - 12:44:35
Train, Practise, Respond: Somali security officials complete international emergency response training
Train, Practise, Respond: Somali security officials complete international emergency...
Somali government security officials today finished a high-level course in emergency response training in Mogadishu.
Thursday February 06, 2014 - 07:13:06
President: Let 2014 be the year we eliminate Al Shabaab
President: Let 2014 be the year we eliminate Al Shabaab
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today to galvanize support from African Union partners to eliminate Al-Shabaab.
Wednesday January 29, 2014 - 06:48:46
AMISOM regrets fatal accident‏
AMISOM regrets fatal accident‏
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has offered his heartfelt apologies to the family of the man killed in a tragic...
Wednesday January 29, 2014 - 06:43:04
Minister of Interior responding to incident on Maka al Mukarama
Minister of Interior responding to incident on Maka al Mukarama
Responding to the incident that took place on Maka al Mukarama this morning resulting in a tragic loss of life, Minister of Interior Abdullahi Godah Barre, said:
Wednesday January 29, 2014 - 06:40:48
Prime Minister opens 2014 Program conference: “by learning from previous successes and setbacks we will ensure government delivers for the Somali people”
Prime Minister opens 2014 Program conference: “by learning from previous successes...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed today opened a two-day Cabinet conference at Villa Hargaysa, centring on the priorities, implementation and delivery of the government’s 2014 Program....
Sunday January 26, 2014 - 13:22:44
Prime Minister: “The hard work now begins”
Prime Minister: “The hard work now begins”
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed today thanked Parliament for voting to approve the Cabinet of Ministers and declared that “the hard work now begins” for his government.
Wednesday January 22, 2014 - 07:30:21
UNSOM Press Statement: UN Envoy to Somalia on the new Cabinet‏
UNSOM Press Statement: UN Envoy to Somalia on the new Cabinet‏
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the endorsement of the Cabinet nominated by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed following a vote today...
Wednesday January 22, 2014 - 06:54:43
President welcomes Parliament’s approval of new Cabinet
President welcomes Parliament’s approval of new Cabinet
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed Parliament’s vote approving the new Council of Ministers.
Tuesday January 21, 2014 - 18:20:29
Human Rights Watch (Somalia, Big Promises, Scant Change )
Human Rights Watch (Somalia, Big Promises, Scant Change )
(Nairobi, January 21, 2014) – The Somali government during 2013 failed to address the human rights crisis in the capital, Mogadishu, and elsewhere in the country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World...
Tuesday January 21, 2014 - 15:59:57
UN Envoy to Somalia congratulates the Interim Jubba Administration
UN Envoy to Somalia congratulates the Interim Jubba Administration
Mogadishu, 20 January 2014 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has today welcomed the establishment of the Executive Council of the Interim Jubba...
Monday January 20, 2014 - 21:01:02
President welcomes Japanese Ambassador and thanks Japan for its support to Somalia
President welcomes Japanese Ambassador and thanks Japan for its support to Somalia
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the new Japanese Ambassador to Somalia.
Sunday January 19, 2014 - 13:09:19
UN Envoy to Somalia comments on the transfer of power in Puntland
UN Envoy to Somalia comments on the transfer of power in Puntland
Mogadishu, 12 January 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, appealed today for calm and an orderly, peaceful transfer of power in Puntland following...
Sunday January 12, 2014 - 12:54:44
AU Special Representative congratulates His Excellency Abdiweli Mohammed Ali Gaas on his election as President of the Puntland State of Somalia‏
AU Special Representative congratulates His Excellency Abdiweli Mohammed Ali Gaas...
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has congratulated His Excellency Abdiweli Mohammed Ali Gaas following...
Thursday January 09, 2014 - 07:21:14
UN Envoy to Somalia congratulates Puntland
UN Envoy to Somalia congratulates Puntland
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has congratulated Puntland's President-elect Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, appointed today by members of the Puntland Parliament.
Thursday January 09, 2014 - 07:21:09
President welcomes new IGAD Special Envoy’s support for Somalia‏
President welcomes new IGAD Special Envoy’s support for Somalia‏
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the new IGAD Special Envoy to Somalia and expressed his gratitude for the organisation’s support in the country’s ongoing recovery.
Monday January 06, 2014 - 15:39:42
Prime Minister congratulates Puntland on election of new Speaker of Parliament
Prime Minister congratulates Puntland on election of new Speaker of Parliament
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed congratulates Puntland State of Somalia on the election of a new Speaker and two Deputy Speakers of the Puntland Parliament. The Speakers were elected...
Sunday January 05, 2014 - 12:16:00
Prime Minister: Attempted attack will only strengthen our fight against terrorism
Prime Minister: Attempted attack will only strengthen our fight against terrorism
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his condolences to the victims and their families of those killed in last night’s attempted attack on Al Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu.
Thursday January 02, 2014 - 11:38:08
AMISOM condemns attack on Jazeera Palace Hotel‏
AMISOM condemns attack on Jazeera Palace Hotel‏
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has condemned the attack on Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu this evening.
Thursday January 02, 2014 - 06:55:33
 Prime Minister visits Ministry of Defence on New Year’s Day
Prime Minister visits Ministry of Defence on New Year’s Day...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed made his first visit to the Ministry of Defence on New Year’s Day.
Wednesday January 01, 2014 - 14:05:38
UN Envoy to Somalia reiterates calls for credible electoral process in Puntland
UN Envoy to Somalia reiterates calls for credible electoral process in Puntland
Mogadishu, 24 December 2013 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has once again called for a timely and credible political process that should lead...
Tuesday December 24, 2013 - 12:20:01
The new Somali prime minister received cable of congratulation from his Turkish counterpart‏
The new Somali prime minister received cable of congratulation from his Turkish counterpart‏
The Turkish Prime Minister His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent congratulation cable to His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed on his appointment as the Prime Minister of the federal republic of Somalia.
Monday December 23, 2013 - 13:57:54
AMISOM Press Release-AMISOM apologises for fatal road accident‏
AMISOM Press Release-AMISOM apologises for fatal road accident‏
Mogadishu, 23 December 2013-The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has offered his heartfelt apologies to the family...
Monday December 23, 2013 - 12:30:52
UN Envoy congratulates new Prime Minister of Somalia on appointment
UN Envoy congratulates new Prime Minister of Somalia on appointment
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, congratulates the new Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, on his appointment today following a vote in the country’s...
Sunday December 22, 2013 - 06:46:35
Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed takes office today as the New Somali Prime Minister
Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed takes office today as the New Somali Prime Minister
His Excellency Abdiwali Shiekh Ahmed takes office today as the New Somali Prime Minister. Majority of the house, 239 out of 243 gave vote of confidence after he was appointment by the Somali President...
Sunday December 22, 2013 - 06:43:46
AU Special Representative condemns attack on international aid workers
AU Special Representative condemns attack on international aid workers
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamet Saleh Annadif has condemned the ambush attack in the outskirts of Mogadishu which killed...
Thursday December 19, 2013 - 12:14:43
UN Envoy to Somalia condemns killing of doc
UN Envoy to Somalia condemns killing of doc
The Special Representative for the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned the killing of six people outside Mogadishu earlier today. ...
Thursday December 19, 2013 - 06:53:15
AU Special Representative welcomes the appointment of H.E. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed as Prime Minister
AU Special Representative welcomes the appointment of H.E. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed...
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamet Saleh Annadif has welcomed the appointment of His Excellency Abdiwelli Sheikh Ahmed...
Monday December 16, 2013 - 12:50:24
Briefing to the Security Council by Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia
Briefing to the Security Council by Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General...
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce the Secretary-General’s report on Somalia. At the outset, I would like to thank the Council for its continued support to peace and state building...
Sunday December 15, 2013 - 07:40:36
President hails strong ties and “special relationship” with US on landmark visit to Mogadishu‏
President hails strong ties and “special relationship” with US on landmark visit...
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today paid tribute to the special relationship with the US as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield made a landmark visit...
Sunday December 15, 2013 - 07:06:04
AMISOM congratulates Kenyans on 50 years of Independence‏
AMISOM congratulates Kenyans on 50 years of Independence‏
Mogadishu, 12 December 2013- The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif congratulates the people of Kenya as they...
Thursday December 12, 2013 - 07:34:52
Countries continue to restore diplomatic relations with Somalia
Countries continue to restore diplomatic relations with Somalia
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today accepted credentials from the newly appointed German Ambassador, Andreas Peschke, and the newly appointed Ambassador of the Arab...
Tuesday December 10, 2013 - 07:32:48
Prime Minister calls on security agencies to bring perpetrators to justice
Prime Minister calls on security agencies to bring perpetrators to justice
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon sends his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mohamed Warsame Mohamed "Faisal” and called on security agencies to bring the perpetrators...
Saturday December 07, 2013 - 06:45:00
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan .Sh. Mohamud Thanks the outgoing Prime Minister and praises the Parliament...
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan .Sh. Mohamud Thanks the outgoing...
The President said “the vote in parliament was testament to the strength of the country’s democratic institutions.
Monday December 02, 2013 - 18:24:18
UN Special Representative for Somalia on the departure of Somalia’s Prime Minister
UN Special Representative for Somalia on the departure of Somalia’s Prime Minister...
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay paid tribute today to Somalia’s outgoing Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid, and noted the responsible role played by the Federal...
Monday December 02, 2013 - 17:59:36
Somalia reinstates full diplomatic relations with Nigeria‏
Somalia reinstates full diplomatic relations with Nigeria‏
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed His Excellency Akin Oyateru, the Nigerian Ambassador to Somalia, to Villa Somalia.
Sunday December 01, 2013 - 07:26:09
Somalia retains its CECAFA EC position‏
Somalia retains its CECAFA EC position‏
CECAFA organizing committee chairman and member of CECAFA Executive committee, Mr. Abdi Qani Said Arab has retained his position during the regional football body’s elections held in the Kenyan capital...
Thursday November 28, 2013 - 07:02:24
 UN Envoy for Somalia concludes visit in Puntland, electoral process on track but some issues still to be addressed
UN Envoy for Somalia concludes visit in Puntland, electoral process on track but some...
The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nicholas Kay concluded today a three-day visit in the Federal State of Puntland with stops in the cities of Garowe, Galkayo and Bosasso ahead of the Puntland...
Saturday November 23, 2013 - 06:56:55
Government Spokesman clarifies rape case story
Government Spokesman clarifies rape case story
21 November 2013 In an online news story, “Somalia arrests woman over rape allegations”, published on Al Jazeera on 21 November,
Thursday November 21, 2013 - 16:32:02
Teachers are the lifeblood of Somalia, President declares on Somali Teachers Day
Teachers are the lifeblood of Somalia, President declares on Somali Teachers Day
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today hailed the “transformative role” played by teachers in Somalia.
Thursday November 21, 2013 - 13:02:58
Somalia arrests woman over rape allegations
Somalia arrests woman over rape allegations
Police in Somalia have arrested a 19-year-old alleged rape victim and a journalist who interviewed her about the attack, a government official told Al Jazeera.
Thursday November 21, 2013 - 07:31:51
 UN Envoy for Somalia in Puntland to discuss tropical cyclone response and forthcoming elections
UN Envoy for Somalia in Puntland to discuss tropical cyclone response and forthcoming...
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay visited Garowe today, the first stop of a three-day tour in the Federal State of Puntland.
Thursday November 21, 2013 - 06:16:40
Thriving sport shows Somalia is back on track, says President, kicking off football match in Mogadishu
Thriving sport shows Somalia is back on track, says President, kicking off football...
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today kicked off a football match in Mogadishu in Somalia’s newly launched Serie A league.
Wednesday November 20, 2013 - 06:26:46
Terrorists are going backwards in Somalia, says President, sending condolences after Beledweyne attack
Terrorists are going backwards in Somalia, says President, sending condolences after...
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today sent his condolences to everyone affected by a terrorist attacked against a police station in Beledweyne.
Tuesday November 19, 2013 - 13:25:12
Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Requests Increase in Troop Strength
Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Requests Increase...
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to 31 October 2014, requesting the African Union to increase the troop strength of that regional peacekeeping...
Wednesday November 13, 2013 - 09:54:37
President sends condolences to the victims of tropical cyclone in Somalia
President sends condolences to the victims of tropical cyclone in Somalia
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today sent his personal condolences to those affected by the devastating tropical cyclone that has hit Somalia.
Tuesday November 12, 2013 - 10:48:27
PM appeals to international agencies to provide urgent assistance to areas hit by devastating cyclone
PM appeals to international agencies to provide urgent assistance to areas hit by devastating...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today appealed to international aid organisations to provide urgent assistance and essential services to the thousands of people in Northern Somalia affected...
Tuesday November 12, 2013 - 10:47:31
Somalia: Deeply Flawed Rape Inquiry Victim of Alleged Attack by AU Soldiers and Witnesses Harassed
Somalia: Deeply Flawed Rape Inquiry Victim of Alleged Attack by AU Soldiers and Witnesses...
(Nairobi, November 11, 2013) – Somali authorities should order a new, impartial, and transparent investigation into an alleged gang-rape by African Union (AU) soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today....
Monday November 11, 2013 - 17:51:53
President Hassan “Al-Shabaab will never stop us making huge progress in Somalia”
President Hassan “Al-Shabaab will never stop us making huge progress in Somalia”
H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia has strongly condemned the acts of terrorists at Hotel Maka Al-Mukurama with the suicide bomb attempt and the car explosion...
Saturday November 09, 2013 - 09:42:57
Prime Minister condemns terrorist attack targeting Hotel Makkah Al-Mukarama
Prime Minister condemns terrorist attack targeting Hotel Makkah Al-Mukarama
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today condemned the terrorist attack targeted at Hotel Makkah Al-Mukarama in Mogadishu and sends his condolences to the civilian casualties.
Saturday November 09, 2013 - 09:42:50
Somalia’s 2013 league kicks off under ‘new name’
Somalia’s 2013 league kicks off under ‘new name’
For the first time in Somali football history, the country’s top league now named after the ‘Nation Link Telecom Championship’ has got under way at a world class facility with the opening match attracting...
Saturday November 09, 2013 - 09:39:48
Juba Regions Reconciliation Conference Communiqué
Juba Regions Reconciliation Conference Communiqué
In reference to the implementation of the Addis Ababa agreement on August 27, 2012, the Somali Federal Government organised and hosted Juba people’s reconciliation conference.
Thursday November 07, 2013 - 06:51:21
Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today met with a delegation from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today met with a delegation from the Danish Ministry...
The Prime Minister welcomed Under-Secretary, Michael Starbaek Christensen, and Danish Ambassador to Somalia, Geert Andersen to Mogadishu and updated them on the great strides Somalia is making on political...
Monday November 04, 2013 - 16:18:17
Somalia: League A fixtures revealed
Somalia: League A fixtures revealed
Somali Football federation has released the fixtures of the country’s division A football league which is due to kick off at Stadium Banadir on Friday November 8, 2013. The fixtures were unveiled during...
Monday November 04, 2013 - 07:23:55
PM appeals for urgent assistance for those affected by devastating floods in Middle Shabelle region
PM appeals for urgent assistance for those affected by devastating floods in Middle...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today appealed to Somalis and international aid organisations to provide urgent assistance and essential services to the thousands of people affected by flooding...
Monday November 04, 2013 - 07:20:33
Prime Minister launches Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility- “the first step towards the realization of the New Deal dream for the people of Somalia”
Prime Minister launches Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility- “the first...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today launched the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF) saying: “my government is ready to take a greater responsibility for the future...
Tuesday October 29, 2013 - 06:57:07
President welcomes Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister and leading Dutch businesses
President welcomes Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister and leading...
His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, today welcomed Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, as well as leading...
Tuesday October 29, 2013 - 06:56:45
LiveAtState Interview with General David M. Rodriguez, Commander, AFRICOM and Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
LiveAtState Interview with General David M. Rodriguez, Commander, AFRICOM and Assistant...
October 23, 2013 Washington, D.C. MS. JENSEN: Hi, good afternoon, and welcome to LiveAtState, the State Department’s interactive web chat platform for engaging international journalists. I’m...
Thursday October 24, 2013 - 17:37:21
AU Special Representative condemns the attempted assassination of Somali television journalist‏
AU Special Representative condemns the attempted assassination of Somali television...
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif is appalled by the attempted assassination of a journalist working for the London...
Wednesday October 23, 2013 - 06:50:48
President Hassan says “Those responsible for the attempted assassination of a Somali journalist must be brought to justice”
President Hassan says “Those responsible for the attempted assassination of a Somali...
H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, strongly condemns the attempted assassination of Mohamed Mohamud Tima’ade from Universal TV and has ordered security forces...
Tuesday October 22, 2013 - 18:25:17
AMISOM holds consultative meeting with Leader of Juba Interim Administration, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Islan Madobe
AMISOM holds consultative meeting with Leader of Juba Interim Administration, Mr. Ahmed...
A delegation from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) held a consultative meeting with the Leader of Juba Interim Administration, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Islan Madobe. The delegation was tasked by the Special...
Sunday October 20, 2013 - 16:02:45
Terrorists are only defeating themselves in Somalia, says Prime Minister
Terrorists are only defeating themselves in Somalia, says Prime Minister
Somalia Prime Minister His Excellency Abdi Farah Shirdon today condemned a terrorist attack against a reastaurant in Beledweyn town, in the Hiiraan region of Somalia that has killed a number of Somalis...
Saturday October 19, 2013 - 18:29:56
Somalia President sends Eid wishes to Muslims around the globe
Somalia President sends Eid wishes to Muslims around the globe
H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, speaking to media in Mogadishu today, sent Eid wishes to all Muslims and in particular to Somalis around the globe.
Monday October 14, 2013 - 20:15:11
Somalia to take on Brazil at Perth world cup 2013
Somalia to take on Brazil at Perth world cup 2013
With the 2013 Perth World cup under way in the western Australian city of Perth, Somalia’s expatriate football team representing the name of their war-devastated country are expected to take on Brazil...
Sunday October 13, 2013 - 06:35:54
Prime Minister rallies nation, calls for unity and brotherhood on Somali Flag Day
Prime Minister rallies nation, calls for unity and brotherhood on Somali Flag Day
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today led celebrations on Somali Flag Day, rallying the nation and stressing the great prizes of unity and brotherhood on the 59th anniversary of the national...
Saturday October 12, 2013 - 13:42:57
Somalia tops FIFA futuro III course in Addis Ababa
Somalia tops FIFA futuro III course in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, Somalia has topped the high profile course, with Somali Football Federation delegate and SFF education officer Ali Mohamed Ahmed becoming the award winner of the event after he scored the highest...
Friday October 11, 2013 - 09:38:23
Greece: Somali Migrants Crammed Into Fake Tour Bus
Greece: Somali Migrants Crammed Into Fake Tour Bus
Police in northern Greece say 19 Somali migrants have been found hidden under the roof of a fake tour bus headed to Italy, and 23 Greeks alleged to be posing as tourists were arrested.
Wednesday October 09, 2013 - 10:00:17
AMISOM congratulates the People of Uganda on their Independence Day‏
AMISOM congratulates the People of Uganda on their Independence Day‏
9th October 2013:The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif congratulates the people of Uganda as they mark their...
Tuesday October 08, 2013 - 16:30:14
 SFF Boss visits under construction facility
SFF Boss visits under construction facility...
President of Somali Football federation Mr Ali Said Guled Roble has visited the country’s second largest football facility (Stadium Banadir) which was fitted with an artificial turf by FIFA under its (win...
Monday October 07, 2013 - 06:57:55
US sources confirm raids in Somalia
US sources confirm raids in Somalia
US military forces have conducted an operation in Somalia targeting a member of the rebel group al-Shabab, a Pentagon official has said.
Sunday October 06, 2013 - 07:53:21
Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon sends his condolences to the families of the victims who have lost their lives off the coast of Lampedusa
Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon sends his condolences to the families of the victims...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon sends his deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost in the boat disaster off the coast of Lampedusa.
Saturday October 05, 2013 - 12:57:16
Joint Stetement Between the Somali Prime Minister and Turkish Prime Minister
Joint Stetement Between the Somali Prime Minister and Turkish Prime Minister
The Prime Ministers of Somalia and Turkey met in Ankara Turkey on Thursday, 26th September 2013. Present at the meeting were senior cabinet members from both countries and His Excellency Bekir Bozbag,...
Saturday September 28, 2013 - 13:30:59
Statement by H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President of the Federal Republic of Somalia 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 26 September 2013
Statement by H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President of the Federal Republic of Somalia...
Mr. President, Secretary General of the United Nations, Heads of State and Government, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Friday September 27, 2013 - 12:56:35
President vows to bring peace and stability to the Horn of Africa
President vows to bring peace and stability to the Horn of Africa
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today gave a rallying call to the international community in which he pledged to bring peace and stability to the Horn of Africa by defeating extremists in a war fought...
Friday September 27, 2013 - 12:40:17
The President met with World leaders in New York City to discuss security in Somalia
The President met with World leaders in New York City to discuss security in Somalia
President Hassan Sh. Mohamud met today with several world leaders, including The Turkish President H.E. Abdullah Gul, The Emir of Qatar, H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al- Thani and former US Secretary of State...
Thursday September 26, 2013 - 07:11:54
Somali Government Appoints an Organizing Committee for the Jubba Reconciliation Conference
Somali Government Appoints an Organizing Committee for the Jubba Reconciliation Conference
In light of the provisions of the Agreement between the Federal Government of Somalia and Jubba Interim Administration signed in Addis Ababa on 27 August 2013 which the government of Somalia deems a positive...
Wednesday September 25, 2013 - 12:29:45
Prime Minister sends condolences to people and government of Kenya
Prime Minister sends condolences to people and government of Kenya
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today sent his personal condolences to the people and government of Kenya.
Monday September 23, 2013 - 17:12:37
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud sends condolences to Kenyan people
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud sends condolences to Kenyan people
The president of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today sent his condolences to the families of the victims of an attack against a shopping centre in Nairobi.
Saturday September 21, 2013 - 19:55:59
President’s Working Visit to the US
President’s Working Visit to the US
The president of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud currently in a working visit to USA met with the Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, National Security...
Saturday September 21, 2013 - 06:45:32
President Hassan in Washington DC ahead of the UNGA Summit.
President Hassan in Washington DC ahead of the UNGA Summit.
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Hassan Sh. Mohamud, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Fowzia H. Yusuf Adam, Minister of Finance H.E Mohamud...
Friday September 20, 2013 - 09:50:19
AMISOM ends a three-day Civil- Military Coordination conference
AMISOM ends a three-day Civil- Military Coordination conference
Mogadishu-19th September 2013: The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) yesterday concluded a three-day conference promoting humanitarian civil-military coordination and civilian protection.
Thursday September 19, 2013 - 17:05:52
Somalia gets first ever CAF referee assessor
Somalia gets first ever CAF referee assessor
Somali Football federation Education Officer Ali Mohamed Ahmed has been appointed by the Confederation of African football to be CAF referee assessor. With this appointment Mr Ahmed became the first Somali...
Wednesday September 18, 2013 - 12:55:40
President calls on international partners to support the New Deal Compact
President calls on international partners to support the New Deal Compact
His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today called on Somalia’s international partners to back the country’s recovery through the new Compact and deliver lasting progress for the Somali people...
Monday September 16, 2013 - 13:57:14
Compact partnership endorsed for the Brussels Conference on Somalia
Compact partnership endorsed for the Brussels Conference on Somalia
The New Deal High Level Task Force meeting chaired by the Minister of Finance and Planning His Excellency Mohamoud Hassan Sulliman today endorsed the Somali Compact Partnership with the International Community...
Sunday September 15, 2013 - 15:40:27
UN Special Representative to Somalia Nicholas Kay on the attack on Ahmad Muhammad Islam in Kismayo
UN Special Representative to Somalia Nicholas Kay on the attack on Ahmad Muhammad...
The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia condemns in the strongest terms the violent attack on a vehicle in which Ahmad Muhammad Islam Madobe, leader of the interim Jubba...
Saturday September 14, 2013 - 06:37:39
AMISOM condemns Attack in the Port City of Kismayo‏
AMISOM condemns Attack in the Port City of Kismayo‏
Mogadishu 12th September, 2013- AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif condemned today’s attack in the port city of Kismayo during which innocent civilians were killed.
Thursday September 12, 2013 - 20:40:28
UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, on terrorist attack in Mogadishu
UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, on terrorist...
SRSG Nicholas Kay condemns the terrorist attack in Mogadishu earlier today at the vicinity of the National Theatre. Reportedly, a suicide bomber and a vehicle loaded with explosives detonated at the site...
Sunday September 08, 2013 - 07:32:11
AMISOM Condemns Mogadishu Terror Attack, Vows To Stand By Somali
AMISOM Condemns Mogadishu Terror Attack, Vows To Stand By Somali
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has condemned today’s terrorist attack on the residents of the Somali capital,...
Saturday September 07, 2013 - 15:47:58
Somalia: Ethiopia Says It Will Mediate the Federal Government of Somalia and Puntland
Somalia: Ethiopia Says It Will Mediate the Federal Government of Somalia and Puntland
The Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegne said on Thursday that he was ready to mediate between the federal government of Somalia and the regional administration on the northeast of Somalia called...
Saturday September 07, 2013 - 07:15:42
International Investigative Team Report Clears Somalia of UN Report Allegations
International Investigative Team Report Clears Somalia of UN Report Allegations
We have called this press conference to address the recent United Nations Monitoring Group Report concerning the Government of Somalia. While the Monitoring Group Report sought to address various issues...
Friday September 06, 2013 - 18:18:53
 Somali man found to be competent, allowed to withdraw appeal of 20-year terror sentence
Somali man found to be competent, allowed to withdraw appeal of 20-year terror sentence...
A man sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a pipeline that funneled young men from Minnesota to a terrorist group in Somalia is being allowed to withdraw his appeal.
Wednesday September 04, 2013 - 09:37:41
The third annual international counter-piracy conference to take place in the emirate will focus on rebuilding the nation of Somalia, according to the organisers
The third annual international counter-piracy conference to take place in the emirate...
Unlike the two previous events, this year's conference will concentrate on building the capacities of Somali institutions to develop security and economic growth, said Dr Theodore Karasik, the director...
Monday September 02, 2013 - 12:51:42
The African Union concludes a two-week long workshop on International Humanitarian Law for the Somalia National Army‏
The African Union concludes a two-week long workshop on International Humanitarian...
Kampala, 30 August 2013- The African Union (AU) has today concluded a training workshop aimed at improving understanding and compliance with International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights for officers...
Friday August 30, 2013 - 16:58:44
Prime Minister declared August 27 as the National Day of Human Rights
Prime Minister declared August 27 as the National Day of Human Rights
Mogadishu, August 27, 2013…… His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon announces August 27 as the National Day of Human Rights for Somalia. This momentous day came after the Council of Ministers...
Tuesday August 27, 2013 - 15:41:15
Somali Government condemns Swedish politicians attack and exonerates businessman Ahmed Jim'ale
Somali Government condemns Swedish politicians attack and exonerates businessman...
Council of Ministers meeting chaired by His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today condemned the attack targeted the Swedish politicians in Mogadishu and sent condolences to the families of the victims,...
Friday August 23, 2013 - 09:21:51
Somali Media Law will be Somali owned and protects the rights of journalists
Somali Media Law will be Somali owned and protects the rights of journalists
Mogadishu, 22 August 2013 - The Federal Government of Somalia is pleased to report on the progress of the stakeholder consultation in the preparation of a draft Somali Media Law, and to correct the number...
Thursday August 22, 2013 - 18:55:21
Somali Government welcomes the report of the Human Rights Task Force
Somali Government welcomes the report of the Human Rights Task Force
Mogadishu, August 21, 2013…… After six months investigation, independent Human Rights Task Force reported the state of the human rights in Somalia with particular reference to Mogadishu. The report...
Wednesday August 21, 2013 - 17:46:36
Two-day consultative meeting on New Deal kicks off in Galkayo
Two-day consultative meeting on New Deal kicks off in Galkayo
His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Abukar Sheikh Abdi Ibrahim with the president of Galmudug regional administration Abdi Awale Qaybdiid officially launched two-day consultative...
Wednesday August 21, 2013 - 09:36:07
FIFA confirms successful “touch the world” initiative in Somalia
FIFA confirms successful “touch the world” initiative in Somalia
With the conclusion of the first ever FIFA grassroots coaching course in Somalia on Monday 19th of August 2013, the world football governing body has confirmed the successful implementation of President...
Tuesday August 20, 2013 - 07:06:57
UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay on the allegations of rape in AMISOM facility
UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay on the allegations...
SRSG Nicholas Kay expresses grave concern over allegations of rape at an AMISOM military facility. He welcomes the announcements by the Federal Government of Somalia and by AMISOM of the establishment...
Sunday August 18, 2013 - 19:02:45
Somali Government response to the alleged rape in Maslah, Mogadishu
Somali Government response to the alleged rape in Maslah, Mogadishu
The Federal Government of Somalia is deeply troubled by the alleged rape of a Somali woman involving a number of personnel from AMISOM at Maslah Military Camp in Mogadishu on the 8 August 2013.
Thursday August 15, 2013 - 18:35:25
AMISOM will work closely with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to investigate allegation of rape against its soldiers in Maslah
AMISOM will work closely with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to investigate...
Mogadishu-August 15th, 2013; The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is investigating allegations of rape made against its soldiers in the Somali town of Maslah.
Thursday August 15, 2013 - 16:10:29
Somali Government response to the alleged rape in Maslah, Mogadishu
Somali Government response to the alleged rape in Maslah, Mogadishu
The Federal Government of Somalia is deeply troubled by the alleged rape of a Somali woman involving a number of personnel from AMISOM at Maslah Military Camp in Mogadishu on the 8 August 2013.
Thursday August 15, 2013 - 12:45:06
Somali NOC new headquarters under construction
Somali NOC new headquarters under construction
Somali National Olympic committee officials have visited the under construction new headquarters of the country’s highest sports-governing body. Somali NOC secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah who briefed...
Thursday August 15, 2013 - 10:04:27
Djibouti FA shortlists youngsters for CJSOI tourney
Djibouti FA shortlists youngsters for CJSOI tourney
For the first time in history Djibouti will host a regional youth tournament for the countries under the umbrella of the Indian Ocean commission for youth and sport, the country’s football federation...
Tuesday August 13, 2013 - 17:47:45
FIFA instructor arrives in Mogadishu to conduct Somalia course
FIFA instructor arrives in Mogadishu to conduct Somalia course
With Somalia in preparations for the first FIFA level course to be held in the country, FIFA instructor Ulric Mathiot has arrived in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday morning where he will be teaching at the 5-day...
Tuesday August 13, 2013 - 12:05:05
Militants stole £480,000 Somali aid
Militants stole £480,000 Somali aid
The supplies were in warehouses seized by al-Shabaab and they were later believed to have been set ablaze, the Department for International Development (DfID) said.
Sunday August 11, 2013 - 09:04:32
Government appoints committee to investigate airplane accident at Mogadishu Airport
Government appoints committee to investigate airplane accident at Mogadishu Airport
The Somali Federal Government confirms that a cargo airplane accident took place at Aden Abdulle international Airport, Mogadishu. The preliminary information on the incident indicates that there is no outside...
Saturday August 10, 2013 - 09:51:31
AU Special Representative condoles with Ethiopia on the loss of lives following crash landing of its Air Force Plane in Mogadishu
AU Special Representative condoles with Ethiopia on the loss of lives following crash...
Mogadishu-August 9th, 2013; An Ethiopian Air Force flight today crash landed at Mogadishu International Airport killing four crew members and injuring two others. The two are currently receiving medical...
Friday August 09, 2013 - 12:29:18
Prime Minister celebrates Eid ul-fitr with the armed forces and congratulates them for the improved security
Prime Minister celebrates Eid ul-fitr with the armed forces and congratulates them...
"History will remember you as the greater Somali servicemen and women for protecting our peaceful-way of life," His Excellence Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said speaking at the Somali National Army...
Friday August 09, 2013 - 09:37:50
Kenya says ready to hand over control of Somali port city
Kenya says ready to hand over control of Somali port city
Kenya said on Tuesday it was ready to hand control of the strategic Somali port city of Kismayu to a recognised leader, but warned that a chaotic exit would embolden al Qaeda-linked insurgents in southern...
Wednesday August 07, 2013 - 10:44:49
Somalia signs Oil & Gas Seismic Agreement
Somalia signs Oil & Gas Seismic Agreement
The Minister of National Resources, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Somalia, announced that the Government has today signed an Agreement with Soma Oil and Gas Exploration Ltd, www.somaoilandgas.com...
Tuesday August 06, 2013 - 13:28:14
AMISOM deplores attacks in Mogadishu
AMISOM deplores attacks in Mogadishu
Mogadishu - 5th August, 2013; The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC)for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has strongly condemned the string of attacks...
Monday August 05, 2013 - 16:33:21
NUSOJ Welcomes the Somali Military High Court decision against the Journalist’s Killer‏
NUSOJ Welcomes the Somali Military High Court decision against the Journalist’s...
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today welcomed the decision by the Military high court against the convict, who was Shabab member and was identified as Aadan Sheik Abdi Sheik Hussein, announced...
Saturday August 03, 2013 - 21:14:19
Somalia: Regional heads to meet over Amisom troops
Somalia: Regional heads to meet over Amisom troops
The six presidents of countries contributing troops to Somalia under Amisom are gathering in Kampala this weekend for an emergency session to harmonise ongoing offensives against the militant Al-Shabaab...
Friday August 02, 2013 - 08:01:13
Humanitarian aid budget doubles for Emirates Red Crescent Authority
Humanitarian aid budget doubles for Emirates Red Crescent Authority
In tandem with its vision to extend assistance to humanity regardless of their race, colour, religions or ideologies, the Emirates Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has increased its budget from Dh145 million...
Friday August 02, 2013 - 07:58:36
Kenya jails nine Somali pirates for attacking German ship
Kenya jails nine Somali pirates for attacking German ship
A Kenyan court in the coastal city of Mombasa sentenced nine Somalis on Tuesday to five years in prison each for attempting to hijack the German merchant vessel MV Courier in the Gulf of Aden in March...
Wednesday July 31, 2013 - 11:52:15
Two Kenyans kidnapped by Somali Shebab in 2012 freed: official
Two Kenyans kidnapped by Somali Shebab in 2012 freed: official
Two Kenyan officials kidnapped by the Somali Islamist group Shebab during an attack in northeastern Kenya last year have been released, the Kenyan presidency announced Tuesday.
Wednesday July 31, 2013 - 11:38:15
Somali Government signs landmark coastal protection contract
Somali Government signs landmark coastal protection contract
The Minister of Defense for the Federal Government of Somalia has signed a contract with The Atlantic Marine and Offshore Group to deliver structure, assets and services in order to develop an effective...
Tuesday July 30, 2013 - 19:25:50
 . UN chief, Security Council strongly condemn attack on Turkish staff building in Somalia
. UN chief, Security Council strongly condemn attack on Turkish staff building in Somalia...
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of the Security Council have strongly condemned the suicide attack on an office housing Turkish embassy staff in Mogadishu, which resulted in one death and left...
Tuesday July 30, 2013 - 09:51:36
Prime Minister condemns terrorist attack at Turkish Consulate in Mogadishu
Prime Minister condemns terrorist attack at Turkish Consulate in Mogadishu
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today condemned the terrorist attack targeted at Turkish Consulate in Mogadishu and sent his condolences to the Turkish government, and all those affected...
Sunday July 28, 2013 - 13:28:03
 Davutoglu wishes a speedy recovery after suicide attack in Somali
Davutoglu wishes a speedy recovery after suicide attack in Somali...
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu wished a speedy recovery after suicide attack in Somalia and said "May Allah rest his soul" after the death of a Turkish security official by a suicide attack against...
Sunday July 28, 2013 - 09:17:25
PRESIDENT HASSAN: ATTACK ON TURKISH ALLIES
PRESIDENT HASSAN: ATTACK ON TURKISH ALLIES "AN ACT OF COWARDLY DESPERATION".
H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, has condemned the attack on Turkish civilians in Mogadishu today and offered his condolences to the Government of Turkey, the victims...
Sunday July 28, 2013 - 07:28:12
UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay on the attack against Turkish targets in Mogadishu
UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay on the attack...
Mogadishu, 27 July 2013 - SRSG Nicholas Kay strongly condemns the suicide attack against an office housing Turkish staff earlier today in Mogadishu which reportedly ended in deaths and injuries.
Sunday July 28, 2013 - 07:22:41
Somalia expects huge changes if its league gets int’l class facility
Somalia expects huge changes if its league gets int’l class facility
The technical department of Somali Football Federation says the SFF was very hopeful of huge changes to come in place in terms of its players’ skills, techniques and performances if the country’s local...
Saturday July 27, 2013 - 07:20:15
'Mombasa-bound' explosives disguised as books
'Mombasa-bound' explosives disguised as books
Kenyan police said they seized Wednesday a large haul of explosives in the capital Nairobi disguised as boxes of books.
Thursday July 25, 2013 - 13:03:34
 Twenty-two Maltese soldiers this morning left to take part in a mission off the coast of Somalia.
Twenty-two Maltese soldiers this morning left to take part in a mission off the coast...
They will join the Dutch warship Johan de Witt, which will transport them to the coast of Somalia to be part of a European Union mission that will last till 27 September. The aim of the mission is to deter...
Thursday July 25, 2013 - 11:48:00
The New Deal will generate international support to lift Somalia out of its fragile situation
The New Deal will generate international support to lift Somalia out of its fragile...
“Somalia has embraced the New Deal process with g7+ countries to lift the country out of its fragile situation,” said His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud today, giving a keynote address...
Wednesday July 24, 2013 - 16:09:52
Norway rejects U.N. experts claims on Somalia assistance
Norway rejects U.N. experts claims on Somalia assistance
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Norway has complained to the U.N. Security Council that accusations by U.N. experts that Oslo's assistance to Somalia was a cover to promote the commercial interests of Norwegian...
Wednesday July 24, 2013 - 08:30:52
Council conclusions on SomaliaThe Council adopted the following conclusions
Council conclusions on SomaliaThe Council adopted the following conclusions
"1. The European Union (EU) welcomes the progress made in Somalia in establishing the foundations for re-building the Somali state by the Federal Government of Somalia. It reconfirms its support for the Federal...
Tuesday July 23, 2013 - 12:24:43
SOMALIA CALLS FOR ADJUDICATION PANEL FOR FUTURE MONITORING GROUP REPORTS
SOMALIA CALLS FOR ADJUDICATION PANEL FOR FUTURE MONITORING GROUP REPORTS
The Federal Government of Somalia has acknowledged the report of the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, but expresses his concern over numerous inaccuracies, contradictions and factual gaps and calls...
Tuesday July 23, 2013 - 11:48:53
Additional Funding For Somali Relief Efforts
Additional Funding For Somali Relief Efforts
New York, Jul 19 2013 - The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia today said that an additional $20 million in crisis funding comes at an opportune time to support the country’s most vulnerable...
Monday July 22, 2013 - 09:32:09
Prime Minister calls for calm and declares “unshakeable” commitment to press freedom
Prime Minister calls for calm and declares “unshakeable” commitment to press...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon emphasised today the government’s “unshakeable” commitment to press freedom and advised against a rush to judgement before the Media Law was sent...
Saturday July 20, 2013 - 16:01:08
Somali Prime Minister Sits with the Members Of The Media Community at Dinner in a Face To Face Talk‏
Somali Prime Minister Sits with the Members Of The Media Community at Dinner in a Face...
The Somali prime Minister, his excellency Abdi Farah Shirdoon invited Journalists, union leaders and media representatives at a dinner on Thursday evening, 18 July, 2013 on face to face talk meant to hear...
Friday July 19, 2013 - 08:31:33
AMISOM condemns IED Attack in kismayo
AMISOM condemns IED Attack in kismayo
17th July 2013, Mogadishu-AMISOM strongly condemns today’s IED attacks in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo which injured AMISOM troops and Somali civilians.
Thursday July 18, 2013 - 12:34:23
First FIFA level course due in Somalia decades later
First FIFA level course due in Somalia decades later
Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab said Thursday that the SFF was fully grateful to FIFA and its development department for giving the his federation a chance to hold its FIFA...
Thursday July 18, 2013 - 09:39:49
Somalia Federal Government, AMISOM and Troop Contributing Countries Begin a three-day Information Sharing Meeting
Somalia Federal Government, AMISOM and Troop Contributing Countries Begin a three-day...
Mombasa, 17 July 2013-The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in collaboration with its partners has today started a meeting on information sharing in Mombasa, Kenya. The objective of the meeting...
Wednesday July 17, 2013 - 17:48:18
Somalia is on track for success at Brussels, Prime Minister says
Somalia is on track for success at Brussels, Prime Minister says
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today congratulated the New Deal High Level Task Force (HLTF) for the "tremendous work" undertaken in preparation for the forthcoming international conference...
Wednesday July 17, 2013 - 15:43:18
Finance Minister says New Deal will succeed by responding to people’s priorities
Finance Minister says New Deal will succeed by responding to people’s priorities
His Excellency Mohamoud Hassan Suleiman, Somali Finance Minister, today said the New Deal would be responding to the Somali people’s priorities as consultations got underway in Mogadishu.
Tuesday July 16, 2013 - 17:43:50
UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay on the postponement by the Puntland government of Local Elections
UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay on the postponement...
Garowe/Mogadishu, 14 July 2013 - SRSG Nicholas Kay has described today's decision to postpone the elections as "brave and wise" following violent clashes in parts of Puntland.
Sunday July 14, 2013 - 16:59:18
Prime Minister hails Somali youth as “pillars of national security”
Prime Minister hails Somali youth as “pillars of national security”
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today called on the youth of Somalia to rise to the challenge of ending conflict in Somalia.
Saturday July 13, 2013 - 16:53:29
UN Envoy for Somalia visits Puntland
UN Envoy for Somalia visits Puntland
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, arrived in Garowe, Puntland this morning for his first visit to the region since he assumed his duties...
Saturday July 13, 2013 - 16:16:32
Prime Minister condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu
Prime Minister condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today condemned the terrorist attack targeted at AMISOM forces and sent his condolences to the civilian casualties.
Saturday July 13, 2013 - 06:34:31
The AU Special Representative wishes the Somali people a Happy Ramadhan
The AU Special Representative wishes the Somali people a Happy Ramadhan
Mogadishu, 10 July 2013; The African Union Mission in Somalia conveys its best wishes to the Somali people as they prepare to observe the holy month of Ramadhan. ”
Wednesday July 10, 2013 - 17:15:07
Prime Minister wishes Somalis a happy Ramadan after returning from Baidoa
Prime Minister wishes Somalis a happy Ramadan after returning from Baidoa
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today wished Somalis a happy Ramadan and called on the country to build on national unity, the foundation for a strong and secure Somalia.
Wednesday July 10, 2013 - 11:21:54
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General  Wishes Somalis a Happy Ramadhan
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Wishes Somalis a Happy Ramadhan
Mogadishu, 9 July 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, wishes the people of Somalia a Happy Ramadhan.
Tuesday July 09, 2013 - 16:52:15
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General  Regrets Killing of a journalist in Gaalkacyo
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Regrets Killing of a journalist...
Mogadishu, 8 July 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has learnt with deep sorrow of the killing of Libaan Abdullahi Farah ‘Qaran’ a reporter...
Monday July 08, 2013 - 19:45:58
Allegations made in a Reuters article against the Central Bank of Somalia as being a ‘’slush fund’’ for private payments, citing a leaked UN Monitoring Group report
Allegations made in a Reuters article against the Central Bank of Somalia as being...
The Central Bank of Somalia refutes in the strongest terms the allegations made in a Reuters article dated 2nd July 2013 citing a UN Monitoring Groups report with the headline ‘’ Somalia Central Bank...
Wednesday July 03, 2013 - 19:26:28
''AU Special Representative calls on President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud and PM Farah Shirdoon''
''AU Special Representative calls on President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud and PM Farah...
Mogadishu, 3rd July 2013: The African Union Special Representative for Somalia (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif today paid courtesy calls on the President and Prime Minister of the Federal Republic...
Wednesday July 03, 2013 - 19:13:53
Vital’O wins CECAFA club cup
Vital’O wins CECAFA club cup
Vital’O of Burundi has won the 2013 CECAFA Kagame club cup after thrashing their APR (Rwanda) rivals by 2-0 in the hotly-contested final match at Al Fasher stadium north Darfur on Monday evening in the presence...
Tuesday July 02, 2013 - 09:56:31
AMISOM congratulates the Somali people on their 53rd Independence Day
AMISOM congratulates the Somali people on their 53rd Independence Day
1st July 2013, Mogadishu- The African Union Special Representative for Somalia (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has congratulated the Somali people as they mark their Independence Day.
Monday July 01, 2013 - 12:53:33
Somali government regrets Kismayo violence and calls for the replacement of AMISOM Section Two forces to a more neutral force
Somali government regrets Kismayo violence and calls for the replacement of AMISOM...
Mogadishu June 30, 2013… His Excellency, Deputy Minister for Information, Telecommunication and Postal Services Abdishakur Ali Mire today stated that the Somali Federal Government regrets the national...
Monday July 01, 2013 - 07:03:18
The African Union (AU) Special Representative for Somalia calls for an immediate end to hostilities in Kismayo
The African Union (AU) Special Representative for Somalia calls for an immediate...
Mogadishu, 29 June 2013; The African Union Special Representative for Somalia (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has condemned the violence in Kismayo and called for an immediate cessation of hostilities.
Saturday June 29, 2013 - 19:11:58
President Hassan: Somalia very grateful for the solidarity of the UN.
President Hassan: Somalia very grateful for the solidarity of the UN.
Mogadishu, 27 June 2013 – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, today received the UN’s top political official, Jeffrey Feltman, Under Secretary-General for Political...
Thursday June 27, 2013 - 19:56:40
PRESIDENT HASSAN: REMITTANCES ARE A LIFELINE FOR SOME OF THE WORLD’S POOREST
PRESIDENT HASSAN: REMITTANCES ARE A LIFELINE FOR SOME OF THE WORLD’S POOREST
H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, has called on Barclays Bank to suspend its decision to shut down the accounts of crucial Somali cash transfer firms.
Thursday June 27, 2013 - 19:13:21
The African Union congratulates Djibouti on its 36th Independence Day
The African Union congratulates Djibouti on its 36th Independence Day
Mogadishu, 27th June 2013: The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has extended his warm congratulations to the people...
Thursday June 27, 2013 - 16:23:07
The EU and Somalia announce
The EU and Somalia announce "The New Deal for Somalia Conference", 16th September...
The Federal Government of Somalia and The European Union (EU) are to co-host "The New Deal For Somalia Conference" in Brussels on 16 September 2013. The international conference will endorse the New Deal...
Thursday June 27, 2013 - 13:36:30
New Deal Compact with international partners will be a milestone to move Somalia forward
New Deal Compact with international partners will be a milestone to move Somalia...
Mogadishu, June 26, 2013 – His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today officially announced the New Deal for Somali conference in Brussels on September 16th, at the core group meeting in Mogadishu....
Wednesday June 26, 2013 - 16:08:13
AMISOM commences training for 100 Somali Police officers‏
AMISOM commences training for 100 Somali Police officers‏
AMISOM’s Police Component today began a training of trainers exercise for 100 members of the Somali Police Force (SPF) at the Police Transport Centre. The officers will undergo a 13-day training aimed...
Sunday June 23, 2013 - 18:05:53
Council of Ministers appoints five new Somali Ambassadors
Council of Ministers appoints five new Somali Ambassadors
Mogadishu, June 20, 2013.... In its weekly meeting, the Council of Ministers, chaired by His Excellency the Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon, today endorsed the appointment of five new Ambassadors in support...
Thursday June 20, 2013 - 18:43:28
UN Security Council press statement on Somalia
UN Security Council press statement on Somalia
The Security Council is outraged by the attack on a UN compound in Mogadishu today, for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries. The members of the Security...
Thursday June 20, 2013 - 06:40:33
President Hassan: Al Shabaab are a disgrace to Somalia and will not derail our emerging peace.
President Hassan: Al Shabaab are a disgrace to Somalia and will not derail our emerging...
Speaking in Mogadishu today after the attack by Al Shabaab terrorists on the United Nations Common Compound, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal republic of Somalia, said:
Thursday June 20, 2013 - 06:38:04
Press Statement: Government condemns senseless attack on UN‏
Press Statement: Government condemns senseless attack on UN‏
His Excellencey Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has condemned this morning's senseless and despicable attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu, immediately claimed by Al Shabaab.
Wednesday June 19, 2013 - 14:47:17
AMISOM condemns attack on UNCC compound in Mogadishu
AMISOM condemns attack on UNCC compound in Mogadishu
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has strongly condemned today’s terrorist attack on the United Nations...
Wednesday June 19, 2013 - 14:39:26
Education will be the foundation of a new Somalia, Prime Minister says, opening a landmark National Education Conference in Mogadishu
Education will be the foundation of a new Somalia, Prime Minister says, opening a landmark...
A new national education system will underpin brighter futures for a new generation of Somalis, His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said today, opening a three-day National Education Conference...
Tuesday June 18, 2013 - 15:22:06
This is just a breaking news at the ANOC Meeting here inLausanne ends 20 minutes ago
This is just a breaking news at the ANOC Meeting here inLausanne ends 20 minutes...
The Association of National Olympic committees (ANOC) has on Sunday evening concluded its 2013 meeting in the Olympic city of Lausanne-Switzerland with the National Olympic committee of Somalia jubilant...
Monday June 17, 2013 - 09:06:57
AMISOM concludes Gender Workshop on drafting Somalia’s National Gender Policy
AMISOM concludes Gender Workshop on drafting Somalia’s National Gender Policy
Kampala, 15 June 2013: The Gender Unit of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today concluded a four-day workshop on drafting Somalia’s National Gender Policy held in Kampala-Uganda at Golf...
Saturday June 15, 2013 - 19:11:00
President Hassan in London ahead of the G8 Summit.
President Hassan in London ahead of the G8 Summit.
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud, accompanied by Minister of Finance H.E. Mohamud Hassan Suleyman, is in London today where he will meet with several G8 leaders...
Saturday June 15, 2013 - 11:53:43
CECAFA amends club cup fixtures
CECAFA amends club cup fixtures
Office of the secretary General of the council of east and central Africa football associations (CECAFA) has revised the previously disclosed fixtures of its 2013 Kagame club cup which is due to kick off in the war-ravaged...
Saturday June 15, 2013 - 09:42:17
Prime Minister welcomes UN support for government efforts to stabilise Juba regions
Prime Minister welcomes UN support for government efforts to stabilise Juba regions
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today welcomed the UN Security Council’s commitment to the government-led peace and reconciliation process in Somalia.
Friday June 14, 2013 - 16:25:10
Prime Minister moves to take charge of Somalia’s airspace
Prime Minister moves to take charge of Somalia’s airspace
Somalia took a giant leap towards full control of its airspace today, as Cabinet approved a draft civil aviation law that will revolutionise sovereignty of the country’s skies.
Thursday June 13, 2013 - 17:39:19
Uganda: Nduhuura Reports for Work At UN
Uganda: Nduhuura Reports for Work At UN
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed Uganda for its role in promoting peace and security in the Great Lakes region, and for the sacrifice made by Uganda's troops in AMISOM.
Thursday June 13, 2013 - 11:23:19
 Kenyan suspect joins Shabaab in Somalia
Kenyan suspect joins Shabaab in Somalia...
He was arrested by anti-terror police unit officers alongside Grant and two others as they planned to detonate explosives in Mombasa on December 20, 2011.
Thursday June 13, 2013 - 11:15:45
President Hassan hosts EU Political & Security Committee Ambassadors in Mogadishu
President Hassan hosts EU Political & Security Committee Ambassadors in Mogadishu
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud hosted the first ever visit of the EU Political & Security Committee Ambassadors in Mogadishu. The Political & Security Committee...
Thursday June 13, 2013 - 06:34:06
AIPS EUROPE in solidarity with ERT employees
AIPS EUROPE in solidarity with ERT employees
• The Executive Committee of AIPS EUROPE – representing national sports journalists associations from 48 countries is in solidarity with our fellow colleagues in Greece who as from today will be facing...
Wednesday June 12, 2013 - 17:25:01
AMISOM begins a four-day workshop on drafting Somalia’s National Gender Policy
AMISOM begins a four-day workshop on drafting Somalia’s National Gender Policy
Somalia will this week begin formulating and drafting its first National Gender Policy with a workshop aimed at exploring and developing gender-sensitive policy whilst providing a framework to the government...
Wednesday June 12, 2013 - 12:57:14
 Liberia, Japan Sign U.S.$50 Million for Somalia Drive
Liberia, Japan Sign U.S.$50 Million for Somalia Drive...
The Governments of Liberia and Japan Monday signed a US$50 million agreement for the reconstruction and expansion of the Somalia Drive.
Wednesday June 12, 2013 - 09:43:58
Ethiopia: Dr Tedros Meets With Permanent Chair of the EU Peace and Security Committee
Ethiopia: Dr Tedros Meets With Permanent Chair of the EU Peace and Security Committee
Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom met today (June 11th) with Mr. Olof Skoug, Permanent Chair of the EU Peace and Security Committee for discussions on regional issues. Mr. Skoug Olaf congratulated Ethiopia...
Wednesday June 12, 2013 - 09:43:18
Kenya jails nine Somalis to five years for piracy
Kenya jails nine Somalis to five years for piracy
A Kenyan court sentenced nine Somali citizens each to five years in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of violently hijacking a vessel, MV Magellan Star, in the Gulf of Aden in September 2010.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 - 09:47:11
 Remarks at a Security Council Briefing on Somalia
Remarks at a Security Council Briefing on Somalia...
Thank you, Mr. President, Minister Simmonds, for hosting this session and thank you, Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson, for your briefing. I wish to welcome the presence of the deputy prime minister and minister...
Tuesday June 11, 2013 - 09:37:08
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud continues to urge peace and calm in Kismayo
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud continues to urge peace and calm in Kismayo
Speaking to media today, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, addressed the issue of the violence in Kismayo and said:
Monday June 10, 2013 - 16:44:31
SOMALIA BIDS FAREWELL TO UNPOS AND AMBASSADOR MAHIGA
SOMALIA BIDS FAREWELL TO UNPOS AND AMBASSADOR MAHIGA
H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Government of Somalia, today welcomed Dr Augustine Mahiga, former Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of UNPOS, to Villa Somalia...
Monday June 10, 2013 - 16:39:58
Prime Minister welcomes foreign investment law as business-friendly step in the right direction
Prime Minister welcomes foreign investment law as business-friendly step in the right...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today signed a foreign investment law and said Somalia was “ready to do business with the world”.
Monday June 10, 2013 - 13:22:33
 At least 7 injured in crusade blast in Kenya's Mombasa
At least 7 injured in crusade blast in Kenya's Mombasa...
Regional Criminal Investigations (CID) Officer Ambrose Munyasia confirmed the incident, saying the assailants hurled a hand grenade at worshipers at crusade situated in Likoni area.
Monday June 10, 2013 - 08:38:24
President Hassan hails accession to the Cotonou Agreement as an opportunity for the recovery of Somalia
President Hassan hails accession to the Cotonou Agreement as an opportunity for the recovery...
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, expressed his gratitude for Friday’s decision at the European Union to allow Somalia to be a signatory to the Cotonou Agreement,...
Monday June 10, 2013 - 06:59:37
Prime Minister salutes Saudi Arabia and OIC on launch of landmark relief programme
Prime Minister salutes Saudi Arabia and OIC on launch of landmark relief programme
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today welcomed the launch of a major Saudi-funded relief programme covering health, education and welfare in Somalia.
Sunday June 09, 2013 - 13:07:20
EU navy asks for help to end piracy in Somalia
EU navy asks for help to end piracy in Somalia
The EU Naval Force has called for cooperation to eradicate piracy.Force commander Jorge Novo Palma yesterday said despite the significant reduction of piracy in the last 14 months, more efforts are needed...
Sunday June 09, 2013 - 08:30:44
The African Union (AU) Special Representative for Somalia Statement on Kismayo
The African Union (AU) Special Representative for Somalia Statement on Kismayo
The African Union (AU) Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has called on the feuding parties in Kismayo to immediately end the fighting.
Saturday June 08, 2013 - 22:29:31
President Hassan calls on Somalia to work with UNSOM
President Hassan calls on Somalia to work with UNSOM
Saturday, 08 June 2013, Mogadishu - H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, today called on all Somalis to work with UNSOM, the new UN Mission in Somalia.
Saturday June 08, 2013 - 22:20:19
President Hassan calls for an immediate end to the fighting in Kismayo
President Hassan calls for an immediate end to the fighting in Kismayo
Mogadishu, 08 June 2013 - At a press conference on his return to Mogadishu today, President Hassan call for an immediate end to the fighting in Kismayo.
Saturday June 08, 2013 - 22:17:28
Somalia accepted in EU-ACP partnership deal
Somalia accepted in EU-ACP partnership deal
The ministerial meeting between the European Union and the countries of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Friday approved Somalia's request to access the Cotonou Agreement.
Saturday June 08, 2013 - 09:48:51
Djiboutian troops serving in Somalia celebrate Djibouti Armed Forces Day
Djiboutian troops serving in Somalia celebrate Djibouti Armed Forces Day
7th June 2013: Mogadishu: The Djiboutian contingent serving under the umbrella of the African Union Mission in Somalia in the Beledweyne city of Hiraan region yesterday marked the anniversary of the creation...
Friday June 07, 2013 - 19:38:11
China calls on international community to continue advancing Somalia peace process
China calls on international community to continue advancing Somalia peace process
China on Thursday called on the United Nations and the international community to continue to play an active and constructive role in addressing the Somalia issue and advancing the peace process in the country.
Friday June 07, 2013 - 10:04:22
Somali Federal Government clarifies its position on territorial waters
Somali Federal Government clarifies its position on territorial waters
In its weekly meeting the council of ministers issued the following statement on the issue of Somali territorial waters:
Thursday June 06, 2013 - 16:00:57
 Call for regional maritime coalition to fight piracy
Call for regional maritime coalition to fight piracy...
“We need to have a task force in the region. We found that there is no concerted efforts in the region especially those in the Red Sea, due to the presence of international forces... there’s a need...
Wednesday June 05, 2013 - 10:05:15
 Somali, conflict prevention top on UN June agenda
Somali, conflict prevention top on UN June agenda...
The UN Security Council, while keeping an eye on preparations for the upcoming Geneva conference on Syria, is expected to discuss Somalia, conflict prevention and natural resources and the prevention of sexual...
Wednesday June 05, 2013 - 10:01:40
 AU Special Representative Welcomes New UN SRSG For Somalia
AU Special Representative Welcomes New UN SRSG For Somalia ...
The special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif welcomes the arrival of the new Special Representative of the Secretary...
Tuesday June 04, 2013 - 10:15:57
Prime Minister welcomes “vote of confidence in the new Somalia” as UN launches new mission in Mogadishu
Prime Minister welcomes “vote of confidence in the new Somalia” as UN launches...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today welcomed the head of the new UN mission in Somalia (UNSOM) to Mogadishu, praising the launch of the new mission as a “vote of confidence in the new Somalia”.
Monday June 03, 2013 - 16:01:16
NEW UN ENVOY ARRIVES IN MOGADISHU TO SUPPORT SOMALI PEACE AND STABILITY
NEW UN ENVOY ARRIVES IN MOGADISHU TO SUPPORT SOMALI PEACE AND STABILITY
Mogadishu, 03 June 2013 – The new Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, arrived in Somalia today to assume his duties as head of the new UN political mission,...
Monday June 03, 2013 - 13:45:11
Prime Minister calls on South Africa to protect vulnerable Somali community
Prime Minister calls on South Africa to protect vulnerable Somali community
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today expressed his concern for the safety of the Somali community in South Africa.
Monday June 03, 2013 - 12:45:55
Somalia's Al Shabaab targeting Mwingi residents in recruitment drive
Somalia's Al Shabaab targeting Mwingi residents in recruitment drive
MWINGI, KENYA: Mwingi security chiefs have put the local residents on high alert following intelligence reports that the Al Shabaab group is recruiting local youths to join their camp.
Monday June 03, 2013 - 11:05:57
President Mohamud says Somalia has no conflict with Kenya
President Mohamud says Somalia has no conflict with Kenya
Yokohama, Japan: Somalia President Sheikh Mohamud has stated that his government had no conflict with Kenya over tackling security issues and restoring peace in the country ravaged by 20 years of civil...
Sunday June 02, 2013 - 11:48:46
Speeches of the President of Somalia and the Prime Minister of Japan at the Special Conference on Somalia‏
Speeches of the President of Somalia and the Prime Minister of Japan at the Special...
Remarks by H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President of the Federal Republic of Somalia At the Special Conference on Somalia on the Margins of TICAD V Yokohama, Japan, May 31, 2013
Saturday June 01, 2013 - 18:33:43
AMISOM THWARTS AMBUSH
AMISOM THWARTS AMBUSH
African Union troops this morning thwarted an attack by insurgents on the main road between Ballidogle and Berweyn along the Mogadishu – Baidoa road.
Saturday June 01, 2013 - 15:49:04
Prime Minister calls for parliament to enact legislation as Cabinet moves to establish disaster management agency
Prime Minister calls for parliament to enact legislation as Cabinet moves to establish...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today said Somalia had taken an important step forward as the Cabinet moved to establish the Somali Disaster Management Agency.
Thursday May 30, 2013 - 16:06:02
Kenya ready to defend itself, says Defence Cabinet Secretary Omamo
Kenya ready to defend itself, says Defence Cabinet Secretary Omamo
Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo has said the country is ready to defend itself against external aggression including from Somalia’s militia group Al-Shabaab.
Thursday May 30, 2013 - 09:14:05
Somali Journalist Wounded after Surviving an Assassination Attempt in Kismayo
Somali Journalist Wounded after Surviving an Assassination Attempt in Kismayo
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the bullet wound of a Somali freelance journalist in an assassination attempt in the town of Kismayo, 500km south...
Thursday May 30, 2013 - 08:50:39
“Don’t take risks with your children’s health,” Prime Minister says, launching nationwide polio vaccination campaign
“Don’t take risks with your children’s health,” Prime Minister says, launching...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today called on Somalis to protect their children from the ravages of polio in a new vaccination campaign.
Tuesday May 28, 2013 - 16:34:25
Business will drive a new future for Somalia, says Prime Minister as investors meet in Nairobi conference
Business will drive a new future for Somalia, says Prime Minister as investors meet...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today welcomed the business community as the engine of growth for the Somali economy as investors gathered in Nairobi for the two-day Somali Reconstruction...
Tuesday May 28, 2013 - 16:18:21
The President of Somalia strongly condemns Garisa Attacks
The President of Somalia strongly condemns Garisa Attacks
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud strongly condemns the recent attacks in Garisa, near the border of Somalia on Saturday night where Gunmen have killed five people...
Tuesday May 28, 2013 - 06:37:08
 Uganda: Ban Ki-Moon, World Bank Chief Visit
Uganda: Ban Ki-Moon, World Bank Chief Visit...
The UN Secretary-General and the President of the World Bank are in Uganda on official visit.
Saturday May 25, 2013 - 09:57:13
Somalia celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the OAU in Mogadishu
Somalia celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the OAU in Mogadishu
The President of the Federal Republic os Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud attended a ceremony in Mogadishu to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of the African Union (OAU). Dignitaries...
Thursday May 23, 2013 - 17:40:18
Prime Minister welcomes progress in parliament and outlines road ahead on Jubaland and Somaliland
Prime Minister welcomes progress in parliament and outlines road ahead on Jubaland...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today praised parliament’s decision to withdraw a planned no-confidence vote in the government and updated ministers on recent progress on Jubaland and ongoing...
Thursday May 23, 2013 - 16:40:52
 Ugandan Soldiers Complete Tour of Duty in Somalia
Ugandan Soldiers Complete Tour of Duty in Somalia...
Soldiers in Uganda's Battle Group 9+ contingent are returning home after completing a 13-month tour of duty under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Sunday (May 19th), AMISOM announced in a press...
Wednesday May 22, 2013 - 13:39:35
Highest numbers of East African IDPs in Kenya - Report
Highest numbers of East African IDPs in Kenya - Report
A report by Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) East africa has ranked Kenya as having the highest number of displaced persons in the East African region.
Wednesday May 22, 2013 - 10:10:46
 EU to provide over €37 million to fight piracy in Eastern and Southern Africa
EU to provide over €37 million to fight piracy in Eastern and Southern Africa...
The EU will provide some €37 million to strengthen the fight against piracy in several Eastern and Southern African countries through support for the Programme to promote Regional Maritime Security (MASE).
Wednesday May 22, 2013 - 10:05:51
After recent border standoff, Indian and Chinese premiers pledge 'peace and tranquility
After recent border standoff, Indian and Chinese premiers pledge 'peace and tranquility
The recent border standoff between the Asian giants began on April 15, when 50 Chinese troops were discovered within the Ladakh region of Kashmir, which India claims as its territory. That prompted India...
Tuesday May 21, 2013 - 09:49:53
Terror suspect who trained in Somalia
Terror suspect who trained in Somalia
The terror suspect shot dead by police on Sunday had trained in Somalia before coming back to the country.
Tuesday May 21, 2013 - 09:41:59
EUROPEAN UNION TRAINING MISSION TO TRAIN SOMALI FORCES IN SOMALIA
EUROPEAN UNION TRAINING MISSION TO TRAIN SOMALI FORCES IN SOMALIA
Mogadishu – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, today welcomed the deployment of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) to Somalia, calling it a “paradigm...
Wednesday May 15, 2013 - 15:38:59
Somali Government gives green light to the New Deal process launched in Mogadishu today
Somali Government gives green light to the New Deal process launched in Mogadishu...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today gave the green light to the implementation of the New Deal process for Somalia on behalf of the Federal Government.
Wednesday May 15, 2013 - 07:50:19
New Police Chief Commissioner vows to reform and rebuild the Somali Police Force
New Police Chief Commissioner vows to reform and rebuild the Somali Police Force
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon and Interior Minister H. E. Cabdikarin Hussein Gulled today welcome the new Somali Police Chief Commissioner transfer to Brigadier General Abdihakim Dahir...
Saturday May 11, 2013 - 19:40:20
President Hassan: we cannot afford to miss Somalia’s golden opportunity for peace
President Hassan: we cannot afford to miss Somalia’s golden opportunity for peace
(May 7th 2013, London, UK) The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud today asked the world community for its “total and unflinching commitment, partnership and support”...
Tuesday May 07, 2013 - 23:34:17
Mogadishu rallies behind the London conference on Somalia
Mogadishu rallies behind the London conference on Somalia
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today addressed big rally to support the London Somali conference at Peace Park in the center of Mogadishu.
Tuesday May 07, 2013 - 18:10:05
Opening Address By The President Of The Federal Republic Of Somalia
Opening Address By The President Of The Federal Republic Of Somalia
A few weeks ago, I planted a young sapling in the garden at Villa Somalia to raise the issue of deforestation, and it got me thinking - what does a young sapling need for it to grow into a strong, healthy...
Tuesday May 07, 2013 - 16:00:24
President Hassan Arrives In London To Co-Chair Somalia Conference
President Hassan Arrives In London To Co-Chair Somalia Conference
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Hassan Sh. Mohamud has arrived in London to Co-Chair the second Somalia Conference with Prime Minister David Cameron.
Tuesday May 07, 2013 - 06:56:36
Somali Anti-Piracy Information Centre (SAPIC) Research On Piracy Reveals A 98% Disapproval Of The Practice In South Central Somalia
Somali Anti-Piracy Information Centre (SAPIC) Research On Piracy Reveals A 98% Disapproval...
An opinion survey conducted by IPSOS/Synovate on behalf of Somali Anti-Piracy Information Centre (SAPIC) reveals decreasing levels of support for maritime piracy among the Somali communities.
Sunday May 05, 2013 - 15:54:17
Somalia journalists and media fraternity today marked the World Press
Somalia journalists and media fraternity today marked the World Press
Freedom Day with the government pledging to do more to arrest perpetrators of violence against journalists. Different Somali media organisations, publishers and journalists gathered at Mogadishu’s Jazeera...
Saturday May 04, 2013 - 07:17:35
UK targets Kenya as host for immigrants
UK targets Kenya as host for immigrants
Kenya has been identified as one of the countries that will host people seeking asylum in Britain as their applications are processed. Reports in the Business Daily and the UK’s Guardian said a group...
Thursday May 02, 2013 - 10:01:08
Two-year ordeal ends as pirates release six hostages in Somalia
Two-year ordeal ends as pirates release six hostages in Somalia
Two Danes and four Filipinos who were held hostage in Somalia for more than two years after their ship was attacked by pirates were released Tuesday, the Danish government said.
Wednesday May 01, 2013 - 09:22:08
Somali Government concerned by the worsening situation of Somali refugees in Yemen
Somali Government concerned by the worsening situation of Somali refugees in Yemen
The Somali Council of Ministers today expressed concern over the worsening situation faced by Somali refugees in Yemen. The council appointed a new ministerial level task force to investigate the conditions...
Monday April 29, 2013 - 17:55:36
President Hassan visits Puntland ahead of London Conference
President Hassan visits Puntland ahead of London Conference
H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Republic of Somalia, was warmly welcomed in Garowe today by the President of Puntland, H.E. Dr Abdirahman Sheikh Mahamud Farole, and his Ministers, as he began...
Sunday April 28, 2013 - 22:29:11
Kenyan President: Our Interest In Somalia Is To Restore Peace There
Kenyan President: Our Interest In Somalia Is To Restore Peace There
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya's only interest in Somalia is to bring peace and stability to its neighbouring country, which had been devastated by civil war and Al-Shabaab militants for more...
Saturday April 27, 2013 - 08:49:51
Prime Minister calls on security forces and police to bring journalist killer to justice
Prime Minister calls on security forces and police to bring journalist killer to justice
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today paid tribute to the role of journalists in Somalia following the murder of Mohamed Ibrahim Rageh, a broadcaster for Radio Mogadishu and Somalia National...
Monday April 22, 2013 - 17:38:48
Somali Journalist Shot to Death outside his Home in Mogadishu
Somali Journalist Shot to Death outside his Home in Mogadishu
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the murder of the Somali journalist who was killed by armed assailants near his home in Mogadishu’s Dharkenley district...
Sunday April 21, 2013 - 20:28:18
The President Of The Federal Government Of  Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud On Bahar Dar Forum For Security  And Organized Crimes
The President Of The Federal Government Of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud On Bahar...
His Excellency, Paul Kegame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, H.E Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Saturday April 20, 2013 - 17:45:02
US man pleads guilty to supporting terrorism
US man pleads guilty to supporting terrorism
A man who the FBI said wanted to wage violent jihad in Africa pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
Saturday April 20, 2013 - 09:41:54
Somalia: 2013 football year starts
Somalia: 2013 football year starts
Somalia’s 2013 football year has partially started with the opening match of the division B league played here in Mogadishu on Friday, as the Division A league is being kept on pending until FIFA has completed...
Saturday April 20, 2013 - 08:11:56
President Hassan, “Let me say this: charcoal export is crime.”
President Hassan, “Let me say this: charcoal export is crime.”
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia today planted a mango tree in Villa Somalia in honour of National Tree Planting Day.
Wednesday April 17, 2013 - 18:13:23
Ambassadors from Sweden and The Netherlands present credentials in Mogadishu
Ambassadors from Sweden and The Netherlands present credentials in Mogadishu
President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud welcomed the newly appointed Ambassadors from Sweden and The Netherlands, who visited Villa Somalia to present their credential letters...
Tuesday April 16, 2013 - 17:56:42
President Hassan condemns the Boston attack
President Hassan condemns the Boston attack
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud and the Government of Somalia condemns in the strongest possible terms the bombing attack that took place 15th of April 2013 in Boston,...
Tuesday April 16, 2013 - 12:25:49
2500 displaced in South Somalia as security forces pullout
2500 displaced in South Somalia as security forces pullout
UN and international humanitarian aid agencies in Somalia say thousands of families have been displaced in the southern town of Hudur massive pullout of security forces.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 - 09:55:30
Progress in Somalia will not be derailed by terrorists, Prime Minister declares
Progress in Somalia will not be derailed by terrorists, Prime Minister declares
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today vowed the government would continue restoring peace and security to Somalia, despite the futile efforts of its enemies to stand in the way of progress.
Monday April 15, 2013 - 17:01:14
“This attack is nothing but a sign of desperation by the terrorists.” President Hassan said
“This attack is nothing but a sign of desperation by the terrorists.” President...
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan Sh. Mohamud strongly condemns the terrorist attack, in Mogadishu, that took place today 14th of April 2013 in Mogadishu Somalia.
Sunday April 14, 2013 - 17:06:41
Security remains top priority, says Prime Minister on return from Regional Tour
Security remains top priority, says Prime Minister on return from Regional Tour
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said his government’s overriding priority was security, returning from a landmark visit to Djibouti, Ethiopia, Uganda and Burundi.
Sunday April 14, 2013 - 16:44:54
Prime Minister welcomes G8 recognition of progress in Somalia
Prime Minister welcomes G8 recognition of progress in Somalia
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today welcomed the G8 statement in London praising recent progress in Somalia and emphasizing the international community’s continued support for the country.
Saturday April 13, 2013 - 12:29:36
 IMF recognises Somalia government after 22-year break
IMF recognises Somalia government after 22-year break...
The International Monetary Fund has recognised the government of Somalia after a break in relations of 22 years.
Saturday April 13, 2013 - 09:19:52
The Somali National Army is the backbone and the pride of this nation
The Somali National Army is the backbone and the pride of this nation
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and Commander-in-Chief Hassan Sh. Mohamud today led celebrations of the 53rd anniversary of the Somali National Army (SNA) held at the Ministry of Defense.
Friday April 12, 2013 - 19:22:16
Prime Minister Shirdon and President Museveni discuss advancing security in Somalia
Prime Minister Shirdon and President Museveni discuss advancing security in Somalia
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today discussed with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on how to advance the African Union Mission in Somalia, transform the Somali Army to defeat Al-Shabaab...
Thursday April 11, 2013 - 08:04:40
Prime Minister discussed strengthening relationship with his Ethiopian counterpart
Prime Minister discussed strengthening relationship with his Ethiopian counterpart
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia His Excellency Hailamariam Daselegn today discussed on ways to strengthen relationship between the two countries in Addis...
Tuesday April 09, 2013 - 11:24:11
President Hassan Sheikh tours Somali Military and Police training facilities
President Hassan Sheikh tours Somali Military and Police training facilities
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan Sh. Mohamud today made a tour of the Jazeera Military Training Compound and the General Kaahiye Police Training School (School Polizia).
Monday April 08, 2013 - 19:59:38
 Istanbul to host 2nd Conference on Mediation
Istanbul to host 2nd Conference on Mediation ...
The Second Istanbul Conference on Mediation under the auspices of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will be held on April 11-12.
Sunday April 07, 2013 - 10:58:41
WFP and Yemen sign food aid agreement, but funding remains low
WFP and Yemen sign food aid agreement, but funding remains low
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today it had signed two agreements with Yemen's government on feeding five million people in the impoverished country. Implementation of the agreement will depend...
Sunday April 07, 2013 - 10:47:17
 Somalia: AMISOM Welcomes Deployment of Sierra Leone Troops
Somalia: AMISOM Welcomes Deployment of Sierra Leone Troops...
The African Union Mission in Somalia has welcomed members of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) who have joined AMISOM.
Thursday April 04, 2013 - 09:26:15
Prime Minister on a mission to boost relationship with neighbouring countries
Prime Minister on a mission to boost relationship with neighbouring countries
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today started the first leg of his regional trip to Djibouti with a mission to boost relationship with neighbouring counties and strategic allies in the region.
Wednesday April 03, 2013 - 17:58:43
 Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia and its proven success at recruiting Canadians
Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia and its proven success at recruiting Canadians...
Canada’s top spy says he’s concerned about home grown terrorism as a key risk to Canadian security.
Wednesday April 03, 2013 - 09:56:28
Congress Elects Mohamed Garba as New FAJ President
Congress Elects Mohamed Garba as New FAJ President
The President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mohamed Garba, has been elected today Sunday 31 March, 2012 in Casablanca (Morocco) as the new president of the Federation of African Journalists...
Monday April 01, 2013 - 19:58:16
UAE, Somalia sign agreement
UAE, Somalia sign agreement
Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Somalia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further bilateral relations in political, security, diplomatic, economic, investment and developmental...
Monday April 01, 2013 - 10:15:58
National Dialogue on Justice Reform Conference
National Dialogue on Justice Reform Conference
Under the auspices of his Excellency, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, the Federal Government of Somalia hosts the “National Dialogue on Justice Reform Conference”,...
Saturday March 30, 2013 - 13:28:31
Mohammed bin Zayed receives President of Somalia
Mohammed bin Zayed receives President of Somalia
General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Friday at the Emirates Palace President Hassan Shaikh Mahmoud of Somalia...
Saturday March 30, 2013 - 10:36:36
African linked to violent extremist group in Somalia sentenced in NY to 9 years in prison
African linked to violent extremist group in Somalia sentenced in NY to 9 years in prison
An East African man has been sentenced in New York to just over nine years in prison for conspiring to support terrorism by associating with a violent extremist group in Somalia.
Thursday March 28, 2013 - 10:25:42
President Hassan reiterates again, his commitment to the cause of Human Rights.
President Hassan reiterates again, his commitment to the cause of Human Rights.
(Doha, Qatar, March, 27, 2013) H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, welcomed the Human Rights Watch report: Hostages of the Gatekeepers - Abuses against Internally...
Thursday March 28, 2013 - 09:47:00
Somalia refugees abused and raped - Human Rights Watch
Somalia refugees abused and raped - Human Rights Watch
internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Rights Watch (HRW) campaign group.
Wednesday March 27, 2013 - 10:18:41
Danes linked to Somalia's Shebab jailed for terror plot
Danes linked to Somalia's Shebab jailed for terror plot
A Danish court on Monday found two Danish brothers of Somali origin guilty of plotting a terrorist attack with Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels and sentenced them to three and a half years in prison.
Tuesday March 26, 2013 - 11:34:17
Nation Link’s E-maal beats Singjet in stars football tourney opening‏
Nation Link’s E-maal beats Singjet in stars football tourney opening‏
Somali Football federation has inaugurated the country’s 2013 football stars tournament with Nation Link Telecom’s E-maal team defeating their Singjet rivals by 3-2 in the opening match at the Somali...
Tuesday March 26, 2013 - 07:09:52
Mahiga's statement on killing of media worker in Mogadishu‏
Mahiga's statement on killing of media worker in Mogadishu‏
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga is shocked and saddened by the killing of Rahma Abdulkadir, a media worker with Abduwaq radio.
Tuesday March 26, 2013 - 07:08:13
Somalia announces Judicial conference on Human Rights
Somalia announces Judicial conference on Human Rights
President of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sh Mohamud has hosted the UN’s Independent Human Rights Expert on Somalia, Shamsul Bari, for a constructive round of human right discussion...
Thursday March 21, 2013 - 18:40:34
U.S. Offers $5 Million Bounties For American Terrorists In Somalia
U.S. Offers $5 Million Bounties For American Terrorists In Somalia
The State Department has put a multimillion-dollar bounty on the heads of two Americans who the United States claims belong to an al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, CNN has learned.
Thursday March 21, 2013 - 18:39:20
New EU support to continue improving security in Somalia [Press Release]
New EU support to continue improving security in Somalia [Press Release]
Today the EU has decided to provide additional support of €33 million to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which plays an essential role in securing the country on its path towards lasting...
Wednesday March 20, 2013 - 11:29:04
US special representative for Somalia condemns terror attack in Mogadishu
US special representative for Somalia condemns terror attack in Mogadishu
The United States condemns today’s terrorist attack that has reportedly killed at least ten innocent Somali civilians in downtown Mogadishu. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, survivors and their...
Tuesday March 19, 2013 - 12:51:22
Djibouti concludes football tournament for school girls
Djibouti concludes football tournament for school girls
As part of its efforts to revive women’s football in the small horn of African country the Djibouti Football Federation has successfully concluded a ten-day long tournament for 8 women’s teams representing...
Tuesday March 19, 2013 - 12:35:38
No distractions to the government’s mission as business continues, says Prime Minister
No distractions to the government’s mission as business continues, says Prime Minister
Press Statement Somalia’s recovery was too far advanced for it to be derailed, His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said today, sending his condolences to the victims of a terrorist attack...
Monday March 18, 2013 - 17:35:38
Prime Minister welcomes release of journalist and pledges judicial reform will continue
Prime Minister welcomes release of journalist and pledges judicial reform will continue
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to free a journalist after charges against him were dropped.
Sunday March 17, 2013 - 21:01:56
somali president congratulates the newly appointed chinese premier li keqiang
somali president congratulates the newly appointed chinese premier li keqiang
President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, congratulates the newly appointed Chinese Premier H.E. Li Keqiang.
Sunday March 17, 2013 - 19:26:16
Ethiopia arrests four Al-Qaeda allied suspects
Ethiopia arrests four Al-Qaeda allied suspects
Ethiopian security forces have arrested four members of the Al-Qaeda allied Somalian Islamist extremist group, al-Shabaab.
Sunday March 17, 2013 - 10:12:03
PM takes action to improve “deplorable” Mogadishu Prison conditions and calls for international support
PM takes action to improve “deplorable” Mogadishu Prison conditions and calls...
The government is taking urgent action to provide clean water and medical supplies to prisoners in Mogadishu Central Prison, His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said today after visiting the custodial...
Saturday March 16, 2013 - 15:09:43
Somali football stars tourney fixtures revealed‏
Somali football stars tourney fixtures revealed‏
The Somali Football Federation has announced the fixtures of the country’s football starts tournament during a conference at the SFF headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday morning.
Saturday March 16, 2013 - 12:47:36
US military to maintain low-key presence in Africa - official
US military to maintain low-key presence in Africa - official
US military efforts in Africa will remain low-key and “small footprint,” and will be geared toward building relationships with African nations, a senior Defence Department official has been quoted...
Saturday March 16, 2013 - 11:34:42
Somalia:Turkish aid vessel sets sail for Somalia
Somalia:Turkish aid vessel sets sail for Somalia
Calim said that the ship was expected to reach the Mogadishu Harbor in 15 days and it would take another 15 days to unload the supplies.
Thursday March 14, 2013 - 10:54:13
Have U.S. relations with Somalia improved since stronger maritime security measures have decreased piracy?
Have U.S. relations with Somalia improved since stronger maritime security measures...
The United States restored official relations with Somalia in January 2013 after years of civil unrest there, reflecting an increasingly stable Somali political environment. Better relations with Somalia,...
Wednesday March 13, 2013 - 11:31:00
We must stand united, says Prime Minister, returning from Listening Tour to Puntland and Galmadug
We must stand united, says Prime Minister, returning from Listening Tour to Puntland...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon called for greater national unity today after entering new agreements with Puntland and Galmadug at the conclusion of the latest leg of his Listening Tour...
Tuesday March 12, 2013 - 21:47:02
Somali pirates free Greek oil tanker seized 10 months ago
Somali pirates free Greek oil tanker seized 10 months ago
Somali pirates have released a Greek-owned oil tanker and its 26 crew members who were seized 10 months ago in the Arabian Sea, the vessel's owner, Dynacom Tankers Management, said on Monday.
Tuesday March 12, 2013 - 11:46:51
International negotiator: Without a political solution, Somalia may grow become than Somalia
International negotiator: Without a political solution, Somalia may grow become than...
The European Union will soon have to consider allowing munitions to be funneled to the outgunned Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad, the French foreign minister said Monday.
Tuesday March 12, 2013 - 10:00:52
Prime Minister signs historic agreement with Puntland regional administration
Prime Minister signs historic agreement with Puntland regional administration
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today signed a landmark agreement with the Puntland regional administration on the latest leg of his Listening Tour in Garowe.
Tuesday March 12, 2013 - 06:51:31
Strengthening of the Somali Shilling Causes Uproar, the Government Blames it on the Business Community
Strengthening of the Somali Shilling Causes Uproar, the Government Blames it on the Business...
Over the past few months, the Somali Shilling rose steadily against other international currencies like the US Dollar.
Monday March 11, 2013 - 20:36:58
A draft resolution is due to be voted on by the divided council
A draft resolution is due to be voted on by the divided council
The Somalia government has asked for the arms embargo to be lifted and the United States has been pushing the council to agree, but Britain and France have been wary of removing the ban in a country already...
Wednesday March 06, 2013 - 09:56:55
UN chief regrets continued jailing of Somali journalist
UN chief regrets continued jailing of Somali journalist
UN chief Ban Ki-moon Monday welcomed Somalia's release from jail of a woman who told a journalist she was raped by security forces, but expressed regret the journalist would remain behind bars.
Tuesday March 05, 2013 - 11:35:05
 Prime Minister kicks off regional Listening Tour and promises government services in Galgadud
Prime Minister kicks off regional Listening Tour and promises government services...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today visited Dusamareb at the outset of a regional tour to meet local administrations, listen to local communities and discuss the provision of basic...
Monday March 04, 2013 - 19:32:12
Somalia Government Calls on the Public to Participate in Development Agendas
Somalia Government Calls on the Public to Participate in Development Agendas
Somalia Deputy Prime Minister, Mrs. Fowsiya Yusuf Haji Adan has urged the civilian population to participate actively in all development projects and peace agendas ongoing in the country.
Thursday February 28, 2013 - 13:47:00
5 Somalis Convicted of Piracy in USS Ashland Case
5 Somalis Convicted of Piracy in USS Ashland Case
Five Somali men were convicted of piracy Wednesday for the 2010 attack on the USS Ashland off the coast of Africa.
Thursday February 28, 2013 - 11:07:14
British Ambassador Meets With Puntland Leader
British Ambassador Meets With Puntland Leader
British Ambassador to Somalia, Matt Baugh led a delegation of officials to meet with Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole in Garowe on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.
Wednesday February 27, 2013 - 10:17:08
Criminals must be apprehended and crime must be punished, says Prime Minister
Criminals must be apprehended and crime must be punished, says Prime Minister
Criminals must be apprehended and all crimes must be punished, His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said today during a visit to Police Headquarters in Mogadishu.
Tuesday February 26, 2013 - 19:47:11
EU Naval Force Dispatch Suspected Pirates to Seychelles for prosecution
EU Naval Force Dispatch Suspected Pirates to Seychelles for prosecution
Dutch EU Naval Force frigate HNLMS De Ruyter transferred nine suspected pirates to the Seychelles authorities for prosecution. The transfers happened after HNLMS De Ruyter, who was conducting counter piracy...
Tuesday February 26, 2013 - 10:00:53
Somali robber sues UK
Somali robber sues UK
Somali Abdirahman Ajab wants £50,000 compensation for his “mental problems” after being held at an immigration centre for eight months while his case was considered.
Monday February 25, 2013 - 14:07:27
Fugitive likely in Somalia
Fugitive likely in Somalia
A Toronto man who skipped town after a downtown London shooting spree is likely in Somalia, police say.
Monday February 25, 2013 - 09:59:34
he Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) on the Copperbelt has arrested four Somali nationals and a Zambian for trafficking in miraa.
he Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) on the Copperbelt has arrested four Somali nationals...
Hawa Maxmed Uli a female Somali national aged 34 residing in Ndola was arrested and jointly charged with Charles Kabungo Lesa, a Zambian national also of Ndola for trafficking in 33 bundles of miraa weighing...
Sunday February 24, 2013 - 13:21:20
SFF EO outlines next month’s FIFA MA referee training program
SFF EO outlines next month’s FIFA MA referee training program
With Somalia preparing for its annual FIFA MA refereeing course due in Djibouti early next month, Somali Football Federation education officer Ali Mohamed Ahmed has elaborated the training program schedules...
Saturday February 23, 2013 - 11:02:42
 IGAD to raise one billion dollars annually to fight droughts
IGAD to raise one billion dollars annually to fight droughts...
According to the Intergovernmental Authority on development, IGAD, in the last 40 years, historical timelines show that droughts have always ravaged the horn of Africa region.
Saturday February 23, 2013 - 09:41:19
Kenyan lauds role of soldiers in peacekeeping mission
Kenyan lauds role of soldiers in peacekeeping mission
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Friday lauded Kenya Defense Forces for its contribution to the peacekeeping mission internationally particularly in pacifying Somalia.
Saturday February 23, 2013 - 07:46:00
Somalia: Uganda Opens Embassy in Mogadishu
Somalia: Uganda Opens Embassy in Mogadishu
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem also MP for Chua County in Kitgum district says the new envoy to the war-torn country; Prof. Sam Turyamuhika arrives in Mogadishu any time from...
Thursday February 21, 2013 - 09:23:59
 Norfolk trial begins for Somalis who fired on Navy ship
Norfolk trial begins for Somalis who fired on Navy ship...
Armed with AK-47s, a group of Somali men in a small skiff opened fire in 2010 on a 609-foot Navy ship off the coast of Africa.
Thursday February 21, 2013 - 09:16:20
Kenyan Families Hold Talks with Al-Shabab Over Captives
Kenyan Families Hold Talks with Al-Shabab Over Captives
Families of at least 5 Kenya hostages held by Al-Shabab inside Somalia is said to be negotiating with the Al-Qaeda link group.
Wednesday February 20, 2013 - 18:50:35
UN Keen on Restructuring Peacekeeping operations in Somalia
UN Keen on Restructuring Peacekeeping operations in Somalia
United Nations has pledged to review the future structure of peacekeeping missions in various countries including Somalia and Mali.
Wednesday February 20, 2013 - 17:16:09
 President Koroma praises in Sierra Leone Armed Forces Somalia
President Koroma praises in Sierra Leone Armed Forces Somalia...
We have also committed a Battalion to AMISOM; to help restore peace in a beleaguered Somalia. The battalion will be departing in a few weeks. In addition, we currently have about 30 officers serving both...
Wednesday February 20, 2013 - 13:40:20
 UN must prepare for future potential missions – heads of peacekeeping, field support say
UN must prepare for future potential missions – heads of peacekeeping, field support...
While focused on current peacekeeping operations around the world, the United Nations must also prepare for potential future peacekeeping roles ranging from Mali to Syria to the Horn of Africa, the heads...
Wednesday February 20, 2013 - 13:29:27
Dutch, Spanish navies detain nine 'pirates' off Somalia
Dutch, Spanish navies detain nine 'pirates' off Somalia
The Dutch and Spanish navies on Tuesday detained nine alleged pirates off the Somali coast, the Dutch defence ministry said in a statement.
Wednesday February 20, 2013 - 11:41:22
Danish brothers charged with plotting terror attack
Danish brothers charged with plotting terror attack
A Danish court on Monday formally charged two brothers with links to Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels on suspicion of plotting a terror attack.
Tuesday February 19, 2013 - 09:58:03
EU Special Envoy to Somalia condemns recent terrorist attacks in Somalia
EU Special Envoy to Somalia condemns recent terrorist attacks in Somalia
Press release:EU Special Envoy and Ambassador to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso, strongly condemns the recent assassination in Garowe of Sheikh Abdiqadir Nur Farah and the car bomb attack in Mogadishu's
Monday February 18, 2013 - 22:22:55
France hopes that Somali will get Peace one's
France hopes that Somali will get Peace one's
the French government has come out to clarify that they remain neutral and will not dictate whom Kenyans should elect on March 4.
Monday February 18, 2013 - 09:44:45
Somalia denies opposing funding for Kenya navy
Somalia denies opposing funding for Kenya navy
Somalia Ambassador to Kenya Mr Mohamed Nur on Sunday clarified that his country only thought it would be more expensive to fund a navy and instead proposed for the building of its equivalent called the Somali...
Monday February 18, 2013 - 09:08:46
Man killed assembling bomb before Kenya political rally
Man killed assembling bomb before Kenya political rally
A man was killed when the bomb he was apparently trying to assemble near a Kenyan primary school before it hosted a presidential candidate's rally exploded, police said on Sunday.
Monday February 18, 2013 - 07:50:36
 Gulf Defence Conference highlights security strategies
Gulf Defence Conference highlights security strategies ...
Under the distinguished patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the conference was held at the Armed...
Sunday February 17, 2013 - 10:01:16
 Ethiopia produces first military drone aircraft
Ethiopia produces first military drone aircraft...
An Ethiopian military source has told Sudan Tribune that the country has built the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone which could be used for multiple purposes.
Saturday February 16, 2013 - 10:18:38
Kenya says no talks with rebels who claim killed soldier
Kenya says no talks with rebels who claim killed soldier
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Kenyan defense officials said on Friday they would not negotiate with Somali militants linked to al Qaeda who said they executed a Kenyan army private at midnight on Thursday.
Saturday February 16, 2013 - 08:24:42
PRESS RELEASE : The Fate of the Kenyan PoWs
PRESS RELEASE : The Fate of the Kenyan PoWs
Mogadishu (15/02/2013) In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful: Following the expiry of the deadline set by Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen for the Kenyan PoWs, the Mujahideen...
Friday February 15, 2013 - 11:03:54
Iran Denied Shippinfg arms to Alshabaab
Iran Denied Shippinfg arms to Alshabaab
Iran has denied allegations that it has been supplying Islamist militants in Somalia with weapons, describing the charges as “absurd fabrications,” according to a letter obtained by Reuters on Thursday.
Thursday February 14, 2013 - 13:13:50
Somali soccer referees prepare for FIFA course
Somali soccer referees prepare for FIFA course
Somali Football referees are under huge preparations for a FIFA level refereeing course for the country’s elite referees. The course is slated in the neighbouring Djibouti next month according to a press...
Monday February 11, 2013 - 09:24:35
Peace run raises hopes in Somali capital + Image
Peace run raises hopes in Somali capital + Image
Hopes of peace are arising in Somali capital Mogadishu which witnessed the first ever peace run in more than two decades. The peace run which was mainly intended to encourage calmness in the war-torn city...
Sunday February 10, 2013 - 17:42:12
WFP: 1.6 Million in Need of Food Aid in Somalia
WFP: 1.6 Million in Need of Food Aid in Somalia
GENEVA — The World Food Program (WFP) reports it plans to feed 1.6 million people in Somalia this year, including more than one million people who are in a state of crisis. WFP says some of the most...
Saturday February 09, 2013 - 10:10:38
Somalia President Jets Back Home
Somalia President Jets Back Home
Somalia President, Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has returned to the country from abroad where he has being on an official tour.
Friday February 08, 2013 - 17:21:28
Somali Forces Claim Victory in Clashes with Islamists
Somali Forces Claim Victory in Clashes with Islamists
Somalia government forces backed by AMISOM have clashed with Al-Shabab fighters in Midaale and Balanbaal districts of Gedo province.
Friday February 08, 2013 - 16:58:36
Somalia's president wants Mo Farah to return to help country
Somalia's president wants Mo Farah to return to help country
Somalia president has said he wants the Olympic Gold medallist Mo Farah to help secure the country's increasing stability by leading the return of "highly qualified" exiles to work for the government....
Wednesday February 06, 2013 - 10:48:43
UN warns of Somalia health crisis
UN warns of Somalia health crisis
More than 200,000 children in Somalia are in urgent need of health care, a United Nations agency has said.
Wednesday February 06, 2013 - 10:26:40
Ban deeply disappointed after alleged Somali rape victim, reporter receive jail sentences
Ban deeply disappointed after alleged Somali rape victim, reporter receive jail sentences
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep disappointment over the one-year sentences handed down today in Mogadishu against a woman who alleged she was raped by members of the Somali security forces...
Wednesday February 06, 2013 - 10:26:32
Turkey extends the period of operation of Somalia antipiracy forces
Turkey extends the period of operation of Somalia antipiracy forces
Turkish Parliament has approved a resolution that extends the period of operation for the Turkish Naval Forces fighting piracy off the Somalian coast. With this new resolution the government will now have...
Wednesday February 06, 2013 - 10:26:21
 Somali PM launches Human Rights Task Force and attacks “culture of  impunity”
Somali PM launches Human Rights Task Force and attacks “culture of impunity”...
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today launched an Independent Task Force on Human Rights to tackle what he called a “culture of impunity” over human rights abuses in Somalia.
Tuesday February 05, 2013 - 19:19:30
Somalia PM Appoints Panel to investigate Rape and other violations
Somalia PM Appoints Panel to investigate Rape and other violations
An independent panel has being set up to look into pressing issues like the recent escalation of rape cases and execution of journalists among other atrocities.
Tuesday February 05, 2013 - 19:12:14
Anti-rape campaign held in Mogadishu
Anti-rape campaign held in Mogadishu
A gathering organized by the wife of the prime minister Aasho Haji Ilmi in Mogadishu today was attended by government officials and different sections of the community
Monday February 04, 2013 - 21:24:11
Uganda Calls for More Financial aid For Somalia
Uganda Calls for More Financial aid For Somalia
Uganda has urged the International Community to increase its financial aid to Somalia so as to speed up the stabilization and the reconstruction processes.
Sunday February 03, 2013 - 13:52:25
Al-Shabab Vows To Intensify Attacks on the Djiboutian Peacekeepers in Somalia
Al-Shabab Vows To Intensify Attacks on the Djiboutian Peacekeepers in Somalia
Al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia has vowed to escalate its engagement with the African Union Peacekeepers, AMISOM.
Sunday February 03, 2013 - 13:00:27
Firefighters Conclude Training in Mogadishu
Firefighters Conclude Training in Mogadishu
Banadir Provincial Administration in conjunction with AMISOM have undertaken this exercise in which at least 15 youth were equipped with fire extinguishing and containment skills.
Saturday February 02, 2013 - 21:42:04
Somalia, Syria Ranked the Most Dangerous Places for Journalists
Somalia, Syria Ranked the Most Dangerous Places for Journalists
A Report published by World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has ranked Syria and Somalia as the worst places to work in for journalists.
Friday February 01, 2013 - 20:15:03
Somalia President Arrives in Britain, Will Hold Talks With PM David Cameron
Somalia President Arrives in Britain, Will Hold Talks With PM David Cameron
Somalia President, Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has arrived in London, the British Capital for an official tour.
Friday February 01, 2013 - 19:43:02
Somali FM hails Somalia-China relations
Somali FM hails Somalia-China relations
Somalia's Foreign Minister Fowsiyo Yussuf Haji Adan highly regards relations between the troubled Horn of African country and China dating back to the 1960s.
Thursday January 31, 2013 - 10:14:37
Somalia beginning ‘profound transformation,’ UN official says during visit
Somalia beginning ‘profound transformation,’ UN official says during visit
The top United Nations political official today stressed that Somalia is entering a new chapter in its history, and reiterated the world body’s commitment to support efforts to build lasting peace, during...
Thursday January 31, 2013 - 10:08:19
Djibouti: China Donates Military Vehicles to Djibouti
Djibouti: China Donates Military Vehicles to Djibouti
Djiboutian Defence Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed received a donation of about 50 military vehicles from the Chinese government, Djibouti's La Nation reported.
Wednesday January 30, 2013 - 13:27:05
African union Somalia Ambassador confirm Somali terror group presence in Somaliland
African union Somalia Ambassador confirm Somali terror group presence in Somaliland
The envoy Mr Mohamed Salah Anadif says, he has intelligence report that indicate those Alshabaab militia who was defeated and lost control of major cities to the Somali and Amison troops has gone to the jungle...
Wednesday January 30, 2013 - 10:16:14
Suicide Bomber Strikes Somalia’s Presidential Palace
Suicide Bomber Strikes Somalia’s Presidential Palace
A suicide bomber today blew himself up infront of Mogadishu’s heavily fortified presidential palace, Villa Somalia.
Tuesday January 29, 2013 - 12:58:04
Djibouti FA Boss takes a historic move to insure his players
Djibouti FA Boss takes a historic move to insure his players
As part of his efforts of promoting a smooth football in his country, the President of Djiboutian Football Federation Mr. Souleiman Hassan Waberi has signed a historic agreement with the country’s main...
Tuesday January 29, 2013 - 06:50:23
          UNICEF seeks nearly 1.4 bln USD to aid children in crisis in 2013
UNICEF seeks nearly 1.4 bln USD to aid children in crisis in 2013...
The United Nations Children ‘s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday appealed for nearly 1.4 billion U.S. dollars to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of children in 45 countries and regions gripped by conflict,...
Saturday January 26, 2013 - 17:23:51
     AU’s Peace and Security Council holds mini-summit to discuss various crises
AU’s Peace and Security Council holds mini-summit to discuss various crises...
A mini-summit of the presidents of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) was held on Friday evening on the sidelines of the 20th summit of the Pan-African organization in Addis Ababa,...
Saturday January 26, 2013 - 17:21:19
 UN reaffirms support for new Somali govt
UN reaffirms support for new Somali govt...
the United Nations and the international community have reaffirmed their support for the new Somali government.
Saturday January 26, 2013 - 10:21:11
Ivory cash ‘funding terrorism’
Ivory cash ‘funding terrorism’
Police believe proceeds of ivory are being used to fund terrorism after arresting a suspected militant with more than Sh1.5 million he reportedly obtained from the illegal trade.
Saturday January 26, 2013 - 09:51:18
Somalia President Denies Any Rift, Praises the Role of the Media
Somalia President Denies Any Rift, Praises the Role of the Media
Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has denied reports that claimed increasing rift between the country's top leadership- the president, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the National Assembly....
Friday January 25, 2013 - 19:37:49
Alshabaab threaten to kill Kenyan Hostages
Alshabaab threaten to kill Kenyan Hostages
Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents issued an ultimatum to Kenya on Wednesday to release all prisoners held on terrorism charges or they will execute all Kenyan hostages they hold.
Thursday January 24, 2013 - 10:09:54
Kenya’s Ambassador to Somalia Arrives in Mogadishu
Kenya’s Ambassador to Somalia Arrives in Mogadishu
A high ranking Kenyan delegation was today warmly received at Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu.
Wednesday January 23, 2013 - 20:14:17
EU extends training mission in Somalia
EU extends training mission in Somalia
The European Union (EU) Tuesday announced the extension of its training mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) for two years.
Wednesday January 23, 2013 - 10:26:40
 Kenya seeks payment for UN mission
Kenya seeks payment for UN mission...
Kenya has urged the United Nations Security Council to pay the country for its military contribution to the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom).
Wednesday January 23, 2013 - 10:04:40
 Australia offers advice on UN peacekeeping
Australia offers advice on UN peacekeeping ...
AUSTRALIA, with its extensive experience of peacekeeping operations, has provided some firm advice to the United Nations on future operations.
Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 13:31:23
US, Somalia launch new era of diplomatic relations
US, Somalia launch new era of diplomatic relations
The United States and Somalia on Thursday launched a new era of diplomatic relations, as Washington recognised the African nation's government for the first time since 1991. "Today is a milestone. It is not the end of the journey,...
Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 09:35:42
Kenya: Don’t Force 55,000 Refugees Into CampS
Kenya: Don’t Force 55,000 Refugees Into CampS
The Kenyan authorities should halt their plan to forcibly move 55,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers from cities to overcrowded and underserviced refugee camps, Human Rights Watch said today. Citing...
Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 09:35:28
French commander leading da operation was deserted by his comrades after fierce firefight & subsequently captured by HSM
French commander leading da operation was deserted by his comrades after fierce firefight...
Bulo-Marer (14/01/2013) - The French rescue operation in Bulo-Marer, Lower Shabelle region, not only failed to secure the release of Dennis Alex but also resulted in the death of several of the French...
Monday January 14, 2013 - 18:50:19
Lex Vander urges FIFA to give Somalia more priority than ever before
Lex Vander urges FIFA to give Somalia more priority than ever before
The Green Fields construction expert Lex Vander who spent six weeks in Mogadishu where he fixed the country’s old soccer facility ‘Stadium Banadir’ with an artificial football Turf has called the international...
Saturday January 12, 2013 - 19:15:56
Somali Stadium carpet installation completed +Image
Somali Stadium carpet installation completed +Image
The completion of the artificial Turf installation process marks the end of the first phase of Somalia’s old soccer facility construction, according to a press statement issued at the Somali Football...
Friday January 11, 2013 - 18:26:50
France Donates Cash to Somali Refugees in Kenya, Ethiopian Camps
France Donates Cash to Somali Refugees in Kenya, Ethiopian Camps
France has pledged to donate 1.3 million US Dollars to Somali refugees in Dhadhaab and Kakuma Camps in Kenya and also those in Ethiopia.
Thursday January 10, 2013 - 20:50:04
Somalia President Addresses Insecurity and the Youth Agenda
Somalia President Addresses Insecurity and the Youth Agenda
Somalia President, Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud addressed insecurity in his country and the role of the youth.
Monday January 07, 2013 - 18:41:35
Somalia Minister: Airports will be Upgraded to International Standards
Somalia Minister: Airports will be Upgraded to International Standards
Somalia's Minster for Reconstruction has revealed that plans are underway to modernize several airports in Central and Southern Somalia.
Monday January 07, 2013 - 17:58:16
Somali NOC congress elects new Chief + image
Somali NOC congress elects new Chief + image
In its 6th election congress held in Mogadishu on Thursday 3rd of January 3013, the Somali National Olympic committee has elected its long-time serving secretary General and former national men’s basketball...
Friday January 04, 2013 - 18:00:04
Somalia Ambassador to Kenya Denies Any Forceful Deportations
Somalia Ambassador to Kenya Denies Any Forceful Deportations
Somalia’s Ambassador to Kenya, Mohamed Ali Ameriko has denied that some Somali nationals have being forcefully deported back to Somalia.
Friday January 04, 2013 - 16:57:19
UK Pledges to Step up its Support to Somalia
UK Pledges to Step up its Support to Somalia
United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague has pledged to increase assistance to the federal government of Somalia.
Friday January 04, 2013 - 16:37:38
Somalia President Jets Back in the Country, Hails his Trip
Somalia President Jets Back in the Country, Hails his Trip
Somalia president, Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has returned to the country from Sudan where he was on an official tour.
Thursday January 03, 2013 - 19:36:18
Puntland Authorities Arrest 100+ youth in Galkaayo, Somalia
Puntland Authorities Arrest 100+ youth in Galkaayo, Somalia
Puntland Security forces have today arrested more than 100 people in a major operation they conducted in Galkaayo town.
Wednesday January 02, 2013 - 21:28:53
Defense Minister Arrives in Baydhoa to Inspect Government Operations, Somalia
Defense Minister Arrives in Baydhoa to Inspect Government Operations, Somalia
Somalia Government delegation led by the Minister for Defense today arrived in Baydhoa, the headquarters of Baay Province.
Wednesday January 02, 2013 - 21:10:23
President of Somalia reaches Sudan
President of Somalia reaches Sudan
The president of Somalia has today travelled to Sudan to take part in an official opening of a water project and to market the 57th anniversary since they gained indipendance
Tuesday January 01, 2013 - 18:44:51
Provisional commissioner of Banadir survives an assassination attempt on his life
Provisional commissioner of Banadir survives an assassination attempt on his life...
The provisional commissioner of Banadir Mahmud Ahmed Nuur Tarsan survived an assassination attempt on his life while attending a security meeting in Banadir provisional headquarters alongside commissioners...
Tuesday January 01, 2013 - 18:44:31
Al shabaab vows to recapture locations in central Shebelle
Al shabaab vows to recapture locations in central Shebelle
Alshabaab said they will recapture locations in central Shebelle and areas occupied by Government and AMISOM troops
Tuesday January 01, 2013 - 18:44:23
Somali soccer veteran to inspect facilities in Eritrea
Somali soccer veteran to inspect facilities in Eritrea
Serving as full representative from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), an expert from Somali Football Federation, a former FIFA referee Dr. Hassan Mohamed Mahmoud (Farey) will travel to the Eritrean...
Monday December 31, 2012 - 19:00:07
President of Somalia meets the delegation that visited Kismayu
President of Somalia meets the delegation that visited Kismayu
The president of Somalia Hassan Sheikh today met with the delegation that visited Kismayu
Sunday December 30, 2012 - 22:27:11
Parliament approves proposed budget
Parliament approves proposed budget
The parliament of Somalia today approved the proposed 2013 budget
Sunday December 30, 2012 - 21:21:15
Parliament approves the new assistant ministers
Parliament approves the new assistant ministers
The parliament of Somalia has today approved the list of assistant minister appointed by the prime minister of Somalia Abdi Farah Shirdoon Saiid
Saturday December 29, 2012 - 22:05:37
Minister for internal affairs: “The Juba administration will be from the residents “
Minister for internal affairs: “The Juba administration will be from the residents...
A section of the Somali cabinet led by the minister for internal affairs said the new juba adinistrationb that will be set up will be from the residents
Saturday December 29, 2012 - 21:49:06
Construction expert evaluates Somalia’s National soccer facility damages  +Pictures
Construction expert evaluates Somalia’s National soccer facility damages +Pictures...
With Somali Football Federation (SFF) weighting on the African Union peace keepers to vacate the country’s national facility ‘Stadium Mogadishu
Saturday December 29, 2012 - 19:51:45
Latest report on government delegation to Kismayu
Latest report on government delegation to Kismayu
Details of a meeting between government delegation and the residents of Kismayu still coming in
Friday December 28, 2012 - 22:53:39
The government says the security and the order of Mogadishu airport should be maintained
The government says the security and the order of Mogadishu airport should be maintained...
After talking to different functions of the Adan Ade airport the minister for development said the security of the airport should assured always
Friday December 28, 2012 - 22:51:25
Somaliland Troops Accused of Committing Atrocities against Civilians
Somaliland Troops Accused of Committing Atrocities against Civilians
Senior officials from the administration of Khaatumo State of Somalia have accused Somaliland forces of using excessive force and committing atrocities on unarmed civilians.
Thursday December 27, 2012 - 18:29:24
Somalia Ministers Pay an Official Visit to Kismayo
Somalia Ministers Pay an Official Visit to Kismayo
Somalia Federal Government Ministers have today arrived in the Southern port city of Kismayo in a bid to extend the government’s authority.
Thursday December 27, 2012 - 17:36:18
Somalia Government Extends Amnesty to Al-Shabab Fighters
Somalia Government Extends Amnesty to Al-Shabab Fighters
Somalia military commanders have called on Al-Shabab fighters to take advantage of the amnesty extended to them by the government and lay down their arms.
Wednesday December 26, 2012 - 21:34:11
Somalia MPs Reject the Proposed 2013 Budget
Somalia MPs Reject the Proposed 2013 Budget
Somalia Members of parliament have today overwhelmingly rejected the newly proposed budget for the financial year 2013.
Wednesday December 26, 2012 - 20:59:45
USA to Send Troops to Somalia
USA to Send Troops to Somalia
United States of America has unveiled a plan to send troops to several African countries in a bid to expand its military capability across the continent.
Monday December 24, 2012 - 20:21:21
Somalia President Meets With His Ugandan Counterpart in Kampala + Picture
Somalia President Meets With His Ugandan Counterpart in Kampala + Picture
Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has today arrived in the Ugandan Capital, Kampala where he held talks with his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni.
Monday December 24, 2012 - 18:19:21
British government urges Ethiopia to continue its war against Al-shabab insurgents
British government urges Ethiopia to continue its war against Al-shabab insurgents
The prime minister of Britain David Cameroon urged the Ethiopian government to peruse its fight against Alshabaab in Somalia so that Somalia can stand on its feet once again
Sunday December 23, 2012 - 23:40:01
Government of Somalia:
Government of Somalia: "No Organization Should Operate Without Our Permission "
The government of Somalia announced that it will not allow organizations to operate inside the country without the permission of the government
Sunday December 23, 2012 - 23:39:56
AU troop presence at Somali Stadium postpones regional tourney  + pictures
AU troop presence at Somali Stadium postpones regional tourney + pictures
The second edition of Somali regional football tournament for peace and development has failed to start on the scheduled time, due to the continuation of the presence of African Union Peace keepers at the country’s...
Saturday December 22, 2012 - 21:03:56
Somalia: Level C soccer league winners celebrate victory
Somalia: Level C soccer league winners celebrate victory
The FC Banadir who are the 2012 champions of the division C soccer league in Somalia have celebrated for their victory at a special luncheon ceremony held at the LIDO Seafood restaurant in the LIDO beach...
Saturday December 22, 2012 - 20:41:21
Somali Pirates Threaten to Kill Hostages if Ransom is not paid
Somali Pirates Threaten to Kill Hostages if Ransom is not paid
Somali pirates have threatened to kill all hostages if their demands were not met and ransom not paid on time.
Saturday December 22, 2012 - 16:58:58
Al-Shabab Leader: Kenya will Annex Kismayo if We Stop Engaging Them
Al-Shabab Leader: Kenya will Annex Kismayo if We Stop Engaging Them
Al-Shabab spokesman, Ali Mahamoud Raage alias Ali Dhere has reiterated the group’s claim that Kenya is after annexing Somalia’s juba regions.
Saturday December 22, 2012 - 16:28:43
Kenya, Somalia Presidents Meet in Nairobi, Address the Refugee Crisis
Kenya, Somalia Presidents Meet in Nairobi, Address the Refugee Crisis
Somalia President Hassan sheikh mahamoud today flew to Kenya where he held talks with his Kenyan counterpart, Mwai Kibaki.
Friday December 21, 2012 - 22:53:12
Somalia Prime Minister: We have Made Progress, Mogadishu is Safer Today
Somalia Prime Minister: We have Made Progress, Mogadishu is Safer Today
Somalia Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdoon has today revealed that his administration has made tangible progress towards achieving its goals.
Friday December 21, 2012 - 22:10:50
Somali Police Force Marks 69 Years of Existence + pictures
Somali Police Force Marks 69 Years of Existence + pictures
A ceremony to mark 69 years since the Somali Police was first established was today held in General Kahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu.
Thursday December 20, 2012 - 19:24:01
Somali Forces Clear Illegal Checkpoints in Kismayo, Clashes reported
Somali Forces Clear Illegal Checkpoints in Kismayo, Clashes reported
Reports coming from the Somali coastal town of Kismayo say that clashes have taken place between security forces and armed gangs in the city’s Alanle neighborhoods.
Thursday December 20, 2012 - 18:26:13
UNHCR Opposed to Kenya’s Stand on Somalia Refugees
UNHCR Opposed to Kenya’s Stand on Somalia Refugees
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees abbreviated as UNHCR has today expressed its displeasure in Kenya’s latest move in which the latter has ordered all Somali refugees to vacate urban centers...
Thursday December 20, 2012 - 17:53:27
Somali President, UN Envoy Hold Talks in Mogadishu
Somali President, UN Envoy Hold Talks in Mogadishu
Somali President, Hassan sheikh Mahamoud has today held talks with the United Nations Special Envoy to Somalia, Dr. Augustine Mahiga.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 - 18:39:37
Fear and Anxiety as Kenya Orders Somali Refugees back to the Camps
Fear and Anxiety as Kenya Orders Somali Refugees back to the Camps
Kenyan authorities have recently ordered all Somali refugees currently living in urban areas to move to their designated refugee camps.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 - 18:06:15
Mogadishu declared safe for asylum seekers, says minister
Mogadishu declared safe for asylum seekers, says minister
The security situation in the Somalian capital Mogadishu has improved so much, failed asylum seekers can be sent back without any danger, junior immigration minister Fred Teeven told parliament in a briefing...
Wednesday December 19, 2012 - 13:23:35
Somali President Hosts AU Envoy at his Presidential Palace
Somali President Hosts AU Envoy at his Presidential Palace
Somali President, Hassan Sheikh mahamoud has today held talks with the African Union’s special envoy to Somalia, Mohamed Salah Anadif.
Tuesday December 18, 2012 - 19:55:28
Al-Shabab Accuses American Jihadist, Abu Mansur Al-Amriki, of Seeking Fame and Dismisses Him
Al-Shabab Accuses American Jihadist, Abu Mansur Al-Amriki, of Seeking Fame and Dismisses...
Al-shabab has launched scathing attacks on one of its top ranking foreign leaders, Abu Mansur Al-Amriki who is an American jihadist.
Tuesday December 18, 2012 - 19:26:46
AMISOM to Leave Soon, says Somalia’s Minister for Defense
AMISOM to Leave Soon, says Somalia’s Minister for Defense
Somalia’s Minister for Defense, Abdihakin Haji Mahamoud Fiqi has reiterated that the African Union peacekeepers will leave the country soon and will be replaced by the Somali National Army.
Monday December 17, 2012 - 16:17:00
Kenya Blames Al-Shabab on Nairobi’s Last Night Grenade Attack
Kenya Blames Al-Shabab on Nairobi’s Last Night Grenade Attack
Kenya has accused Al-Shabab of being behind the latest of a string of deadly grenade attacks in its capital city, Nairobi.
Monday December 17, 2012 - 15:46:36
President Hassan Flies to Djibouti to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Somali Language
President Hassan Flies to Djibouti to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Somali Language
Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has today set off to Djibouti where he will attend a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the Somali language and script.
Sunday December 16, 2012 - 22:43:30
Somali FA concludes division B & C football leagues‏
Somali FA concludes division B & C football leagues‏
The Somali Football Federation has concluded its 2012 division B and C local football
Saturday December 15, 2012 - 22:51:27
Car Bomb Targets AMISOM Convoy in Mogadishu + images
Car Bomb Targets AMISOM Convoy in Mogadishu + images
A car laden with explosives was today rammed into an AMISOM convoy in Mogadishu’s busy Makka al Mukaramah Avenue.
Friday December 14, 2012 - 18:47:49
The Prime Minister of Somalia completes the cabinet today
The Prime Minister of Somalia completes the cabinet today
The Prime Minister of Somalia completes his cabinet today...
Thursday December 13, 2012 - 20:19:24
President Hassan: Jubaland is Part of Somalia
President Hassan: Jubaland is Part of Somalia
Somali President, Hassan sheikh Mahamoud has today reiterated that Jubaland is part and parcel of Somalia and will ever remain so.
Thursday December 13, 2012 - 12:53:21
Somali MPs Praise Djibouti for its Unyielding Support
Somali MPs Praise Djibouti for its Unyielding Support
Somali Members of Parliament have today heaped praise on the Djiboutian government and people.
Thursday December 13, 2012 - 12:51:26
Kenya Arrests Al-Shabab suspects at its Border with Somalia
Kenya Arrests Al-Shabab suspects at its Border with Somalia
Reports reaching our news desk indicate that at least 6 Al-Shabab operatives have being arrested along the Kenya-Somali border.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 - 17:32:59
Djiboutian Speaker of Parliament Arrives in Mogadishu, Somalia
Djiboutian Speaker of Parliament Arrives in Mogadishu, Somalia
A high level Djiboutian delegation led by its Speaker of Parliament has today landed Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 - 16:33:58
Elders Condemn Ethiopia’s meddling in Somali Affairs
Elders Condemn Ethiopia’s meddling in Somali Affairs
Somali elders who hail from Juba region have strongly criticized Ethiopia’s involvement in administration building efforts for the region.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 - 16:03:26
Al-Shabab Leader Releases Audio tape, Calls for Resistance against the “Invaders”
Al-Shabab Leader Releases Audio tape, Calls for Resistance against the “Invaders”
Al-Shabab leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane alias Abu Zubeyr has released yet another recorded audio message to the Somali public and to the neighboring states.
Tuesday December 11, 2012 - 19:19:06
Kenyan Premier Urges Somalis to Return Home
Kenyan Premier Urges Somalis to Return Home
Kenya’s Prime Minister, Raila Odinga has urged Somali Nationals to return to their motherland since he said; the situation had greatly improved there.
Tuesday December 11, 2012 - 18:47:29
Somalia’s Minister for Defense Tours Jowhar
Somalia’s Minister for Defense Tours Jowhar
A delegation led by Somalia’s Minister for Defense, Abdihakiin Haji Fiqi has today arrived in Jowhar, the Headquarters of the Middle Shabelle Province.
Monday December 10, 2012 - 19:07:42
President Hassan: the Military Will Vacate Mogadishu to Move to Camps
President Hassan: the Military Will Vacate Mogadishu to Move to Camps
Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has today said that plans are underway to have all military personnel and weaponry removed from the streets of Mogadishu.
Monday December 10, 2012 - 18:21:16
Al-Shabab Admits the Loss of Jowhar to Somali, AU Forces
Al-Shabab Admits the Loss of Jowhar to Somali, AU Forces
Just a day after AMISOM and Somali troops seized Jowhar; one of the few remaining strongholds of Al-Shabab, the group took to twitter to respond to Government allegations.
Monday December 10, 2012 - 18:03:23
President Hassan Jets Back to the country, Somalia
President Hassan Jets Back to the country, Somalia
Somali President, Prof Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has today landed in Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport where he was received by high dignitaries including the Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdoon...
Saturday December 08, 2012 - 14:11:00
USA Pledges to Equip Somali Forces
USA Pledges to Equip Somali Forces
United States of America has pledged to play a more active role in training and equipping Somali Security forces.
Saturday December 08, 2012 - 13:09:56
Nairobi Blast Kills 2, Injures MP and several others
Nairobi Blast Kills 2, Injures MP and several others
A blast hit near a mosque in Nairobi’s predominantly Somali region, Eastleigh late yesterday evening.
Saturday December 08, 2012 - 12:47:51
Battle for Jowhar Intensifies, Key Town in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle Province
Battle for Jowhar Intensifies, Key Town in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle Province
African Union Peacekeepers and Somali National Army today carried out a joint offensive on Boorow, an Al-Shabab administered town just a few miles away from Jowhar, the provincial headquarters of Middle...
Friday December 07, 2012 - 15:57:16
EU to Unveil New Strategy to Combat Piracy off the Somali Coast
EU to Unveil New Strategy to Combat Piracy off the Somali Coast
EU antipiracy mission is to unveil new strategy to combat and curb piracy off the Somali waters.
Friday December 07, 2012 - 13:42:53
Somali Traditional Elders Express Concerns over Their Security
Somali Traditional Elders Express Concerns over Their Security
Somalia’s traditional elders who appointed the current members of parliament have sent an outcry over threats facing them.
Friday December 07, 2012 - 12:47:35
Turkey Pledges to Train Somali Forces
Turkey Pledges to Train Somali Forces
Turkey has pledge to undertake vigorous exercise in which it will train Somali soldiers and special units.
Thursday December 06, 2012 - 21:03:13
Blast Rocks Mogadishu’s Bakara Market
Blast Rocks Mogadishu’s Bakara Market
A hand thrown grenade was hurled at Security officers on patrol in Somalia’s biggest market, The Bakara Market.
Thursday December 06, 2012 - 20:29:20
Ethiopia Accuses Eritrea of Sponsoring Somalia’s Al-Shabab Fighters
Ethiopia Accuses Eritrea of Sponsoring Somalia’s Al-Shabab Fighters
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Deseglen has reiterated that Eritrea is sponsoring militant groups to destabilize the Horn of Africa.
Thursday December 06, 2012 - 20:04:14
Traffic police boss injured
Traffic police boss injured
The traffic police boss Ali Hersi Barre Ali Gaab was today injured by another government officer
Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 20:07:10
A delegation led by President Hassan sheikh left the country
A delegation led by President Hassan sheikh left the country
The president of Somalia Hassan sheikh just jetted out of Mogadishu international airport
Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 20:00:01
New domestic airline to operate in South Central Somalia‏
New domestic airline to operate in South Central Somalia‏
Horn of Africa airline officially started operations today in Mogadishu. The airline has received all the necessary approvals from the Federal Government of Somalia in coordination with AMISOM. Its inaugural...
Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 19:59:54
A Djiboutian delegation reached Beledweyne town
A Djiboutian delegation reached Beledweyne town
A delegation from Djibouti reached Beledweyne town the headquarters of Hiraan province today
Sunday December 02, 2012 - 15:49:25
The internal affairs minister to reach Marko in the coming hours
The internal affairs minister to reach Marko in the coming hours
The commissioner of Marko town the headquarters of lower Shebelle told Risaala news station in Mogadishu that they expecting a government delegation in the coming hours
Sunday December 02, 2012 - 15:49:16
Somali pirates release South Korean hostages
Somali pirates release South Korean hostages
Four South Korean nations held hostage by Somali pirates for more than 19 months are said to have been released
Sunday December 02, 2012 - 15:48:53
President Hassan Sheik's reception in Eithopia + pictures
President Hassan Sheik's reception in Eithopia + pictures
See more pictures of Somali president Hassan Sheik's reception in Ethiopia.
Wednesday November 28, 2012 - 23:05:53
Somali president visits Eithopia + image
Somali president visits Eithopia + image
A delegation headed by the Somali president today landed in Addis Ababa today.
Wednesday November 28, 2012 - 22:58:35
Gaarisa police arrest the suspect behind the shooting of soldiers
Gaarisa police arrest the suspect behind the shooting of soldiers
The police in Gaarisa say they have apprehended the man suspected to be behind the shooting of three military personals
Tuesday November 27, 2012 - 20:53:55
Prime Minister Sa’iid receives a European Union delegation in Mogadishu
Prime Minister Sa’iid receives a European Union delegation in Mogadishu
A delegation led by the ambassador of European Union to Somalia reached Mogadishu today
Tuesday November 27, 2012 - 20:53:50
European Union to form direct ties with government of Somalia
European Union to form direct ties with government of Somalia
The European Union announced from today it contact with the government of Somalia directly different than the way it did in the past
Monday November 26, 2012 - 18:39:34
Uganda to send more troops to Somalia
Uganda to send more troops to Somalia
Uganda announced that it will send 2000 more troops to somlia to assist the AMISOM forces fighting in Somalia
Monday November 26, 2012 - 18:39:29
Demolitions carried out in Hamar Jajab district
Demolitions carried out in Hamar Jajab district
This operation saw the demolition Weekiye stadium in Hamar Jajab district, this adds to series of demolisions carried out in th recent days by hamar jajab administrations
Sunday November 25, 2012 - 21:07:46
Government forces targeted in an explosion in Kismayu
Government forces targeted in an explosion in Kismayu
As sources from kismayu, the headquarters lower juba indicate government soldiers have been targeted in an deadly explosion
Sunday November 25, 2012 - 17:01:28
Al Shabaab give details of a man they executed on the outskirts of Jowhar
Al Shabaab give details of a man they executed on the outskirts of Jowhar
Al Shabaab today gave details of a man they shot dead on the outskirts of Jowhar town in central Shebelle region
Saturday November 24, 2012 - 22:04:04
Ahlu sunna Accuse Al Shabaab of killing journalists
Ahlu sunna Accuse Al Shabaab of killing journalists
Ahlu sunna acused al Shabaab of behind the troubles faced by journalists
Saturday November 24, 2012 - 22:03:58
Somali government soldiers killed in Mogadishu + image
Somali government soldiers killed in Mogadishu + image
Details on the murders of two Somali government soldiers shot dead in Mogadishu earlier are still emerging.
Friday November 23, 2012 - 22:52:06
International Day to End Impunity
International Day to End Impunity
Today we condemn the targeted assassination of journalists in Somalia. We remember those journalists who lost their lives while exercising their right to freedom of expression and whose cases remain unsolved...
Friday November 23, 2012 - 16:09:41
Somalia’s new Cabinet holds a conference for the first time in Mogadishu+ image
Somalia’s new Cabinet holds a conference for the first time in Mogadishu+ image...
The newly appointed ministers met for the first time in a ministerial conference in Mogadishu earlier today to discuss a number of issues including security and the work the cabinet is expected to do.
Thursday November 22, 2012 - 23:41:00
China Rises alarm over the increase of piracy on the Indian Ocean + Image
China Rises alarm over the increase of piracy on the Indian Ocean + Image
China urges the member countries of the anti piracy mission committee to strengthen their efforts to curb piracy off the Somali shores and beyond.
Thursday November 22, 2012 - 22:46:05
UK to build embassy in Somalia
UK to build embassy in Somalia
The president of the Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud received a delegation from United Kingdom earlier today in villa Somalia in which at the end of reception he handed over land in which Britain’s...
Wednesday November 21, 2012 - 21:43:40
Somali youth parliamentary committee Formed in Mogadishu + image
Somali youth parliamentary committee Formed in Mogadishu + image
A group of young parliamentarians today held a conference in Mogadishu earlier today to create an official Somali youth parliamentarians committee.
Wednesday November 21, 2012 - 20:55:15
Kenyan Defense Minister Reaches Gaarisa
Kenyan Defense Minister Reaches Gaarisa
The Kenyan defense minister Mahmud Yusuf haji reached Gaarisa town where several people were arrested and harmed by the Kenyan defense forces yesterday
Tuesday November 20, 2012 - 17:19:23
President of Somalia condemns Sundays bombing in Kenya
President of Somalia condemns Sundays bombing in Kenya
The president of Somalia Hassan sheikh Mahmud strongly condemned Sundays bombing in Easteigh Nairobi that left 20 people dead and 3o others injured
Tuesday November 20, 2012 - 17:18:44
What is the situation in Gaarisa and Eastleigh
What is the situation in Gaarisa and Eastleigh
The situation in Gaarisa is calm after chaos erupted earlier today
Tuesday November 20, 2012 - 17:18:19
Djibouti FA concludes local leagues
Djibouti FA concludes local leagues
In his first step as president of Djibouti Football Federation, the newly elected president Souleiman Hassan Waberi on Sunday presided at colourful ceremony which intended to mark on the conclusion of the country’s...
Sunday November 18, 2012 - 23:34:05
South Africa to strengthen its ties with Somalia
South Africa to strengthen its ties with Somalia
The president of south Africa Jacob Zuma said he is pushing efforts to strengthen the ties between his country and Somalia
Saturday November 17, 2012 - 23:42:21
Former ministers and current ministers meet
Former ministers and current ministers meet
Ministers from Abdiweli Mohamed Gas’s administration and the current ministers today met to know each other
Saturday November 17, 2012 - 23:41:54
Press Release-Somali President Congratulates Xi Jinping on his election as General Secretary‏
Press Release-Somali President Congratulates Xi Jinping on his election as General...
(Mogadishu, Somalia, November,17, 2012) President Hassan Sheikh Mahmud of Somalia Congratulate Xi Jinping on his election as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China(CPC)...
Saturday November 17, 2012 - 11:08:10
Ethiopia to Extend Support to the Somali Government
Ethiopia to Extend Support to the Somali Government
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailmariam Dessalegn has pledged to continue supporting the Somali Government financially and militarily.
Friday November 16, 2012 - 22:48:05
Former Somali President, Sheikh Sharif Flies to Uganda
Former Somali President, Sheikh Sharif Flies to Uganda
Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has set off to Uganda today, in his first trip abroad since he handed over the presidency on 17th September this year.
Friday November 16, 2012 - 22:20:43
Somali FA equips its Clubs, gives financial support
Somali FA equips its Clubs, gives financial support
As kind of its efforts of boosting up football culture in Somalia, the Somali Football Federation (SFF) has given generous donations of financial assistance and complete football equipment to its 2nd and 3rd division...
Friday November 16, 2012 - 00:08:32
Presidency Denies Reuters Report
Presidency Denies Reuters Report
(Mogadishu, Somalia, November,15, 2012) Mogadishu (November 15, 2012) The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has had a press conference discussing several issues...
Thursday November 15, 2012 - 22:13:45
Mohamed Dheere, Former Banadir Governor Passes Away In Mogadishu
Mohamed Dheere, Former Banadir Governor Passes Away In Mogadishu
Mohamed Omar Habeeb alias Mohamed Dheere has died today in a Mogadishu Hospital where he was ailing for the past few days.
Thursday November 15, 2012 - 21:01:27
Mahiga's latest blog post
Mahiga's latest blog post "Ending Impunity" available on the UNPOS Leadership Blog‏
A few days ago, an important meeting was held in Villa Somalia. This time the guests were not high profile visitors and VIPs from across the world. It was a group of representatives of Somali journalists...
Thursday November 15, 2012 - 20:55:38
UNODC Chief to undertake counter-piracy mission to East Africa
UNODC Chief to undertake counter-piracy mission to East Africa
During the mission to Seychelles, Kenya, Puntland, and Mauritius, Mr. Fedotov will see, at first hand, piracy’s impact and UNODC’s response under its counter-piracy programme. He will also discuss...
Thursday November 15, 2012 - 20:55:21
Somali Ministers Sworn in to Office
Somali Ministers Sworn in to Office
Somalia’s newly approved Ministers have being sworn in to office today by the High Court Judge, Eydiid Ilka Hanaf.
Thursday November 15, 2012 - 20:44:30
Mogadishu Today + images
Mogadishu Today + images
After 21 years of being the epicenter of civil wars and destruction, Mogadishu, the Capital City of Somalia is making a remarkable comeback.
Tuesday November 13, 2012 - 21:41:36
Somali Nationals Detained in South Africa
Somali Nationals Detained in South Africa
More than 50 Somali nationals are held up at an airport in South Africa.
Tuesday November 13, 2012 - 20:53:09
Somali Parliament Approves the Council of Ministers
Somali Parliament Approves the Council of Ministers
Somalia’s Parliament has approved the council of ministers.
Tuesday November 13, 2012 - 20:19:24
UN Special Representative Statement on the Endorsement of the Council of Ministers
UN Special Representative Statement on the Endorsement of the Council of Ministers
Mogadishu, 13 November 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga, has welcomed the overwhelming endorsement by the Somali Federal Parliament...
Tuesday November 13, 2012 - 16:21:37
Musonye says participation of outside countries boosts enthusiasm as Tusker cup fixtures revealed.
Musonye says participation of outside countries boosts enthusiasm as Tusker cup fixtures...
The council of east and central Africa football Associations (CECAFA) has issued the fixtures of its Tusker challenge cup 2012 to be hosted at Namboole stadium in Kampala. Twelve countries including guest...
Monday November 12, 2012 - 23:26:04
CAF president writes to elected Djibouti FA chief
CAF president writes to elected Djibouti FA chief
The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Issa Hayatou has written to the newly-elected president of Djibouti Football Federation Souleiman Hassan Waberi to congratulate him on his victory...
Sunday November 11, 2012 - 22:57:35
3 shot dead near KM4 in Mogadishu
3 shot dead near KM4 in Mogadishu
Three shot dead in front of the C.I.D headquarters in Mogadishu
Sunday November 11, 2012 - 20:34:11
Banadir province’s administration demolish illegal settlements
Banadir province’s administration demolish illegal settlements
Banadir province’s and Abdiasis district’s administrations today brought down houses in Abdiasis district Banadir province
Sunday November 11, 2012 - 20:17:29
Somalis killed in Yemen
Somalis killed in Yemen
Yemen forces kill Somali refugees in north of the country when they opened fire at a bus they were traveling in
Sunday November 11, 2012 - 19:59:40
CEFACA lauds for Djibouti’s new football Boss
CEFACA lauds for Djibouti’s new football Boss
The council of east and central Africa football Associations (CECAFA) has welcomed the outcome of football election in Djibouti on Saturday, where long-serving individual Souleiman Hassan Waberi has been...
Saturday November 10, 2012 - 22:46:13
Somali Journalists Welcome Somali President's Pledge to End Impunity
Somali Journalists Welcome Somali President's Pledge to End Impunity
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the pledge to end impunity by the president of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheik Mohamoud during a meeting gathered at the presidential...
Saturday November 10, 2012 - 22:28:13
Somali Parliament Postpones Important Session
Somali Parliament Postpones Important Session
The Somali parliament has today failed to have its scheduled sitting in which major bills were to be passed.
Saturday November 10, 2012 - 20:10:45
IGAD, Somalia National Delegations Reach Kismayo
IGAD, Somalia National Delegations Reach Kismayo
A delegation from the Somali government and another one from IGAD have today arrived in the Southern Port city of Kismayo.
Saturday November 10, 2012 - 19:47:18
MP Dalha “the government should come clear on who owns Kismayu”
MP Dalha “the government should come clear on who owns Kismayu”
A member of the Somali parliament urged the government to come clear weather Kismayu the headquarters of lower juba area is part of Somalia or Kenya
Saturday November 10, 2012 - 11:52:23
Somali President Hosts Journalists at His Office, Mogadishu
Somali President Hosts Journalists at His Office, Mogadishu
Somalia President, Prof. Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud received journalists and media personnel at his office in Mogadishu.
Friday November 09, 2012 - 20:49:11
Gunmen Kill an Innocent man  in Mogadishu
Gunmen Kill an Innocent man in Mogadishu
Unidentified men armed with pistols gunned down a civilian in Mogadishu’s Waaberi District.
Friday November 09, 2012 - 20:21:08
Belgium Sends Warship to Combat Piracy off the Somali Coast
Belgium Sends Warship to Combat Piracy off the Somali Coast
Belgium has sent a warship to the Somali waters in order to step its anti piracy operations in the region.
Friday November 09, 2012 - 20:00:56
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Statement on Presentation of Proposed Cabinet to Parliament
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Statement on Presentation of Proposed...
Mogadishu, 09 November 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga, warmly welcomes the anticipated presentation of the proposed Somali Cabinet...
Friday November 09, 2012 - 16:14:35
UN Security Council Divided on Somalia’s Arms Embargo
UN Security Council Divided on Somalia’s Arms Embargo
In a meeting held in New York, the UN Security Council failed to reach consensus on whether or not to lift the arms embargo from Somalia.
Thursday November 08, 2012 - 20:03:38
Mogadishu Residents Rally in Support of the New Cabinet
Mogadishu Residents Rally in Support of the New Cabinet
A mass demonstration was today held in Mogadishu’s Stadio Conis area in which thousands of people took to the streets to express their satisfaction with the newly appointed cabinet ministers.
Thursday November 08, 2012 - 18:12:56
Somali President Sends Congratulatory note to Obama on his Re-election
Somali President Sends Congratulatory note to Obama on his Re-election
Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has expressed his delight in the reelection of the US president, Barak Obama.
Thursday November 08, 2012 - 17:14:35
 Somali President holds a sensitive meeting with AMISOM officials
Somali President holds a sensitive meeting with AMISOM officials ...
AMISOM officials have been summoned to villa Somalia .
Wednesday November 07, 2012 - 23:24:34
Somali Government, AMISOM joint delegation denied entry to Kismayu
Somali Government, AMISOM joint delegation denied entry to Kismayu
As sources from Kismayu town headquarters of lower Juba area indicate that government of Somalia and AMISOM delegations have been turned back at the airport
Wednesday November 07, 2012 - 23:24:27
Details coming in of an explosion in Mogadishu
Details coming in of an explosion in Mogadishu
Extra details coming in of a heavy explosion that happened near the parliament house in Mogadishu after a vehicle laden with explosives detonated
Wednesday November 07, 2012 - 23:24:18
House Speaker Calls on MPs to Return Home
House Speaker Calls on MPs to Return Home
The Speaker of Somalia’s National Assembly, Professor Mohamed Osman Jawari has called on parliamentarians abroad to return to the country immediately.
Tuesday November 06, 2012 - 17:59:35
Kismayo to Host a Major Peace Conference
Kismayo to Host a Major Peace Conference
A major peace conferece is scheduled to take place next week in Kismayo, the Headquarters of Lower Juba Province.
Tuesday November 06, 2012 - 17:19:56
USA Urges Uganda Not to Pull Out Its Troops from Somalia
USA Urges Uganda Not to Pull Out Its Troops from Somalia
The United States of America has urged Uganda no to withdraw its peacekeeping missions in various countries in Africa.
Tuesday November 06, 2012 - 16:34:10
Development courses ‘sweeten’ football in Somali region + images
Development courses ‘sweeten’ football in Somali region + images
Authorities in the semiautonomous Somali regional state of Himand & Heeb have shown an enormous admiration for football, as the Somali Football Federation (SFF) has successfully concluded refereeing and coaching...
Saturday November 03, 2012 - 22:57:43
The Somali prime minister to name his new cabinet in the coming hours
The Somali prime minister to name his new cabinet in the coming hours
The prime minister of Somalia Abdi Faarah Shirdoon Sa’iid is expected to appoint Somalia’s new cabinet within today
Saturday November 03, 2012 - 14:17:39
Operation to apprehend civilian dressed police underway in Mogadishu
Operation to apprehend civilian dressed police underway in Mogadishu
This operation being undertaken by the government of Somali forces it is targeting officers dressed in civilian clothing
Saturday November 03, 2012 - 14:17:30
A Kenyan businessman shot dead in Mandera
A Kenyan businessman shot dead in Mandera
Gun men last night shot dead a Kenyan businessman in Mandera NFD region
Saturday November 03, 2012 - 14:17:02
Somali Elites Call For Trimmed Down But Effective Cabinet
Somali Elites Call For Trimmed Down But Effective Cabinet
Somali elites urge the Prime Minister to appoint a few cabinet ministers so as to boost coordination and credibility in his new administration.
Friday November 02, 2012 - 19:13:33
Senior Somali Government Officials Arrive in Kismayo
Senior Somali Government Officials Arrive in Kismayo
A senior Somali Government delegation led by the outgoing Defense Minister and the Army Chief today arrived in the Southern port city of Kismayo.
Friday November 02, 2012 - 18:34:01
A bad year for the Somali journalists +image
A bad year for the Somali journalists +image
More than 17 journalists have lost their lives in Somalia in this year alone. Despite been an unanimously known fact that journalists have never participated in Somalia’s trouble the year, 2012 have...
Thursday November 01, 2012 - 23:26:52
Djibouti football election set for November 10
Djibouti football election set for November 10
The election of Djibouti football Federation is set for November 10 2012; where officials from the world’s football governing body FIFA are due to arrive in Djibouti to observe the election process,...
Thursday November 01, 2012 - 20:31:10
Somalia Calls for the Lifting of Arms Embargo
Somalia Calls for the Lifting of Arms Embargo
Somalia has requested from the United Nations for the lifting of arms embargo that it imposed on Somalia.
Thursday November 01, 2012 - 14:42:38
Appointment of Somali Cabinet Ministers’ Postponed
Appointment of Somali Cabinet Ministers’ Postponed
Somali Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdoon was scheduled to forward today the names of Ministers and Assistant Ministers that would form the cabinet.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 - 21:55:22
Many Ethnic Somalis Arrested in Garissa after an Officer is Killed in the Area
Many Ethnic Somalis Arrested in Garissa after an Officer is Killed in the Area
The Kenya Police have arrested several people they linked to yesterday’s deadly shootout in Garissa, the Headquarters of North Eastern Province.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 - 21:27:12
Details coming in of an explosion in Kismayu
Details coming in of an explosion in Kismayu
Details are still coming in of a recent explosion in Kismayu the headquarters lower juba which was targeted at Somali troops
Tuesday October 30, 2012 - 23:39:44
Somalia: regional football development courses get under way in central State + images
Somalia: regional football development courses get under way in central State + images
The semiautonomous Somali regional state of Himan & Heeb is hosting the second edition of the 2012 regional football development courses for coaches and referees from different cities across the regional...
Tuesday October 30, 2012 - 22:47:34
UN Special Representative for Somalia statement on killing of Warsame Shire Awale
UN Special Representative for Somalia statement on killing of Warsame Shire Awale
Mogadishu, 30 October 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga condemns in the strongest terms the latest killing of another media worker...
Tuesday October 30, 2012 - 20:05:34
Somali Journalist Dies in Hospital after sustaining severe wounds
Somali Journalist Dies in Hospital after sustaining severe wounds
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is shocked to learn the death of Late Mohamed Mohamud Tuuryare, 23, who was suffering severe wounds after unknown assailants shot three times on the chest...
Sunday October 28, 2012 - 22:14:46
Baydhabo Administration gives a briefing on the recent operations they conducted
Baydhabo Administration gives a briefing on the recent operations they conducted...
Hassan Maalin Ahmed Bikoole the commissioner of Baydhabo district in Baay region gave a statement on the operations they have conducted in the town
Sunday October 28, 2012 - 17:52:05
Police Academy opened in Mogadishu
Police Academy opened in Mogadishu
The number of police officers whose training has commenced are said to be 40, they have been selected from different police stations around Mogadishu
Sunday October 28, 2012 - 17:52:00
Statement on the Charcoal Export at Kismayu Port
Statement on the Charcoal Export at Kismayu Port
Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya Madaxtooyada Madaxa Xafiiska Madaxweynaha Agaasinka Warfaafinta
Saturday October 27, 2012 - 17:27:27
Huge explosion in Kisimayu
Huge explosion in Kisimayu
Reports coming from kisimayu the headquarter of lower Juba indicate there was a huge explosion in the area
Saturday October 27, 2012 - 16:53:15
Eid celebrations in Mogadishu and other parts of the country enter its second day
Eid celebrations in Mogadishu and other parts of the country enter its second day
Mogadishu the capital of Somalia marks the second day of Eid celebration
Saturday October 27, 2012 - 16:53:08
Preparations For Eid Day Celebartions Underway in Mogadishu
Preparations For Eid Day Celebartions Underway in Mogadishu
Muslims across the world are preparing to mark Eid ul Ad'haa on this Friday.
Wednesday October 24, 2012 - 13:54:07
Ahlusuna Warns The Somali Government against Terminating  Previous Treaties
Ahlusuna Warns The Somali Government against Terminating Previous Treaties
Ahlusuna had previously entered into agreement with the previous TFG government which stipulates that the group will be part of any future government and cabinet.
Wednesday October 24, 2012 - 13:24:42
Somalia Premier, Women Body hold Talks in Mogadishu
Somalia Premier, Women Body hold Talks in Mogadishu
Somali Prime Minister, Abdi Faarah Shirdoon today received representatives of the Somali women at his office in Mogadishu.
Tuesday October 23, 2012 - 09:31:14
Al-Shabab Suspects Arrested in a Major Crackdown in Marka, Somalia
Al-Shabab Suspects Arrested in a Major Crackdown in Marka, Somalia
Somali Security Forces alongside AU peacekeepers carried out a major security operation in Marka, the Headquarters of Lower Shabelle Province. As was confirmed to RMC by the mayor of the town, Ahmed Maalin...
Monday October 22, 2012 - 21:59:26
Gunmen Seriously Wound Somali Journalist in Mogadishu
Gunmen Seriously Wound Somali Journalist in Mogadishu
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is saddened by the attack of broadcast journalist in Mogadishu’s on Sunday evening at Hawo Tako neighborhood in Wadajir district on 21 October 2012...
Sunday October 21, 2012 - 20:53:37
First EU Ambassador to Somalia presents his credentials
First EU Ambassador to Somalia presents his credentials
Today, the new EU Special Envoy to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso, has presented his credentials to the President of Somalia to become the first EU Ambassador to the Republic of Somalia for over 21 years....
Saturday October 20, 2012 - 18:43:58
Somali Journalists protest against an article published by the Guardian Newspaper‏
Somali Journalists protest against an article published by the Guardian Newspaper‏
The Somali Journalists in Mogadishu staged at the Village restaurant, which is where suicide bombers killed three journalists and a dozen more civilians and wounded more than seven others, in Mogadishu...
Friday October 19, 2012 - 17:00:11
Somali FA asks AU troops to vacate soccer stadium + images
Somali FA asks AU troops to vacate soccer stadium + images
The Somali Football federation officials asked the African Union peacekeepers in Somalia (AMISOM) to vacate from the country’s largest football facility Stadium Mogadishu during an official visit to the site...
Tuesday October 16, 2012 - 23:27:12
Somali community soccer tourney in Jeddah ends
Somali community soccer tourney in Jeddah ends
The Somali community football tournament that has been under way in the Saudi city of Jeddah for the past several months has come to an end with Xiddigaha Ruweys winning the trophy on Friday.
Saturday October 13, 2012 - 18:10:17
EU to Step up its Funding to AMISOM
EU to Step up its Funding to AMISOM
The European Union has pledged to increase funding to the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia.
Tuesday October 09, 2012 - 10:46:53
Government forces vow not to spare a single region under Al Shabaab
Government forces vow not to spare a single region under Al Shabaab
As government and AMISOM forces continue to battle Al Shabaab in some parts of the country the Somali government forces issue a strong warning to Al Shabaab
Tuesday October 09, 2012 - 10:12:12
Narrow win for Elman over FC Ports
Narrow win for Elman over FC Ports
The defending champions Elman FC have narrowly escaped on Monday during a match that seemed to be ending in equality when they scored the winning goal in the 90th minute of the clash against FC ports that...
Tuesday October 09, 2012 - 05:53:07
Blast Hits the Main Market in Mogadishu
Blast Hits the Main Market in Mogadishu
A hand held grenade was hurled at a Security Checkpoint at a junction in Mogadishu’s Bakara Market.
Monday October 08, 2012 - 22:52:48
Somali President on the First Official Trip to Uganda
Somali President on the First Official Trip to Uganda
President Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has left for Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda.
Monday October 08, 2012 - 22:15:31
AMISOM troops secure Wanla Weyn on Afgooye – Baidoa corridor
AMISOM troops secure Wanla Weyn on Afgooye – Baidoa corridor
Mogadishu 7th October: Somali government forces with the support of AMISOM troops have secured the strategic town of Wanla Weyn on the Afgooye to Baidoa corridor in lower Shabelle. Wanla Weyn is 93km...
Sunday October 07, 2012 - 19:29:29
Mogadishu Residents Welcome the New Prime Minister
Mogadishu Residents Welcome the New Prime Minister
It was only yesterday when President Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud finally appointed a premier after days of speculations and anxiety among citizens and politicians alike and this has created a sense of relief...
Sunday October 07, 2012 - 19:15:56
Somali Forces Capture Wanlaweyn from Al-Shabab, Lower Shabelle Province
Somali Forces Capture Wanlaweyn from Al-Shabab, Lower Shabelle Province
Somali Government forces peacefully took over the control of Wanlaweyn town in the Lower Shabelle province.
Sunday October 07, 2012 - 19:13:48
Somali President Appoints New Premier
Somali President Appoints New Premier
President Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud today finally appointed Dr. Abdi Farah Shirdon as the new Prime Minister of Somalia.
Saturday October 06, 2012 - 22:48:58
  UN Special Representative for Somalia statement on the nomination of the new Prime Minister
UN Special Representative for Somalia statement on the nomination of the new Prime...
Mogadishu, 6 October 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Augustine P. Mahiga, congratulates Mr. Abdi Farah Shirdon “Saacid” on his nomination for the post of Prime...
Saturday October 06, 2012 - 20:56:07
Somali and Ethiopian Troops Clash In Baladweyne, Central Somalia
Somali and Ethiopian Troops Clash In Baladweyne, Central Somalia
Reports coming from Baladweyne, the Headquarters of Hiraan Province say that Ethiopians troops have clashed with the Somali National Army inside the city.
Saturday October 06, 2012 - 20:23:37
Blast Rocks Afgoye Town in Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia
Blast Rocks Afgoye Town in Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia
A suicide bomber today blew himself up in a busy junction at the heart of Afgoye.
Saturday October 06, 2012 - 20:23:31
A French captive pleads to be rescued from al-Shabab
A French captive pleads to be rescued from al-Shabab
Dence Alex who is a French citizen captured by al-Shabab in 2009, is pleading with the president of his country to negotiate with his captors for his release.
Saturday October 06, 2012 - 00:03:10
Somalia government to open a direct route from the capital to Kismayo
Somalia government to open a direct route from the capital to Kismayo
Hussein Arab Isse who is the minister for defense as well as the deputy prime minister of Somalia’s transitional federal government-whose time is over-returned to the country from Horn African affairs...
Saturday October 06, 2012 - 00:01:57
President Kibaki welcomes Kismayo capture
President Kibaki welcomes Kismayo capture
Kenya’s president Mwai Kibaki addressing the issue of Somalia said that it was very important to step up security in the country especially in the capital Nairobi since it is possible for al-Shabab to attack...
Friday October 05, 2012 - 23:18:30
AMISOM commander urges al-Shabab to disarm peacefully
AMISOM commander urges al-Shabab to disarm peacefully
In a press conference in Mogadishu the spokesman of AMISOM cornel: Ali Adam Huma told the press that the coalition army of the Somali government and AMISOM are continuing with the military operation in Kisimayu...
Thursday October 04, 2012 - 23:55:25
Somalia government sends an official appeal to the international humanitarian agencies
Somalia government sends an official appeal to the international humanitarian agencies
The prime minister of transitional federal government of Somalia–whose time is over now – Abdu Wali Mohamed Ali Gas called upon the international humanitarian agencies to extend aid to the people...
Thursday October 04, 2012 - 23:31:42
An explosion rocks kisimayu town
An explosion rocks kisimayu town
Reports coming to us from lower Juba province's kisimayu headquarter of has it that there was a deadly explosion in the city earlier today.
Thursday October 04, 2012 - 22:51:43
President Hassan invites the Somali traditional elders for a luncheon +image
President Hassan invites the Somali traditional elders for a luncheon +image
Somalia’s president Prof. Hassan Sheikh Mohamed had a lunch today with the traditional elders who have appointed the country’s current parliamentarians.
Wednesday October 03, 2012 - 23:57:49
Somali parliament speaker in conference with the country’s former parliamentarians +image
Somali parliament speaker in conference with the country’s former parliamentarians...
The speaker of Somalia’s parliament Mohamed Osman Jawaari held a meeting with previous Somali parliamentarians in Mogadishu.
Wednesday October 03, 2012 - 23:31:23
British delegation meets Somali president in Mogadishu +image
British delegation meets Somali president in Mogadishu +image
A delegation sent by the British government reached Mogadishu today to hold talks with the Somalia’s president, Hassan Sheikh Mahmud.
Wednesday October 03, 2012 - 22:36:44
An official Injured in Ba’adweyne District Mudug province
An official Injured in Ba’adweyne District Mudug province
Reports coming from Baadweyne in Mudug province indicate that a foreign official working in the area was injured after he was targeted in an explosion
Tuesday October 02, 2012 - 21:01:55
Somali government and AMISOM forces take over the control of locations in lower Juba
Somali government and AMISOM forces take over the control of locations in lower Juba...
The provisional commissioner of lower Shebelle Abdqadir Mahamed Nuur Sidii who talked to Risaala news station explained the recent military maneuvers in the region
Tuesday October 02, 2012 - 20:41:50
Somalia Government troops targeted in an explosion
Somalia Government troops targeted in an explosion
Reports reaching us from Kismayu the headquarters of lower Juba area indicate that Somali government troops have been targeted in a huge explosion
Tuesday October 02, 2012 - 19:35:17
President Hassan Sheikh Returns to Mogadishu
President Hassan Sheikh Returns to Mogadishu
President of the federal government of Somalia prof Hassan sheikh Mahmud has returned back the capital Mogadishu after a visit to Baydhabo, the headquarter of Bay region in Somalia
Monday October 01, 2012 - 21:56:03
Allied forces Enter Kismayu City
Allied forces Enter Kismayu City
Reports coming from Kismayu indicate the allied forces of Somalia and Kenya who are part of the AMISOM troops have entered the port city of Kismayu
Monday October 01, 2012 - 21:55:57
AU Police Promise to Assure the Security of Mogadishu
AU Police Promise to Assure the Security of Mogadishu
The head of Au police in Somalia talked about the security situation in Mogadishu
Monday October 01, 2012 - 21:55:52
Somali Journalists Call for the Kenyan Government to Free detained Somali Journalists
Somali Journalists Call for the Kenyan Government to Free detained Somali Journalists
(Mogadishu, 1 Oct. 2012 )The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) calls for the Kenyan government to safely release three television journalists who the Kenyan police arrested at the Eastliegh...
Monday October 01, 2012 - 20:26:13
Mogadishu in conference over security matters
Mogadishu in conference over security matters
Internal security affairs minister of the TFG- whose time is now over-Abdu Swamad Maalim Mohamed had talks with the Banadir provincial commissioner Mahamud Ahmed Noor Tarsan who is also Mogadishu’s mayor...
Sunday September 30, 2012 - 23:41:17
A number of people detained in military operations in Hiliwaa
A number of people detained in military operations in Hiliwaa
The military of Somalia undertook a military operation in Hiliaway district in Mogadishu earlier today in which several people were taken to police custody for questioning.
Sunday September 30, 2012 - 22:45:06
Grenade attack Rocks Nairobi town
Grenade attack Rocks Nairobi town
A grenade exploded in front of a church in Nairobi town earlier today leaving a number of children injured and at least one dead.
Sunday September 30, 2012 - 21:26:21
UN Envoy Expresses Fresh Optimism over Somalia.
UN Envoy Expresses Fresh Optimism over Somalia.
United Nations Special Envoy to Somalia, Dr. Augustine Mahiga expressed delight in the fall of Kismayo to Somali Government forces and the AU peacekeepers.
Saturday September 29, 2012 - 17:39:38
Al-Shabab Fighters Vacate Kismayo
Al-Shabab Fighters Vacate Kismayo
Reports coming from Kismayo say that Al-Shabab fighters have abandoned their fixed positions within the town.
Saturday September 29, 2012 - 16:58:39
Flash Floods Kill 10 in Central Somalia
Flash Floods Kill 10 in Central Somalia
At least 10 people are reported to have lost the lives in the City of Baladweyne; the Headquarters of Hiraan Province after River Shabelle burst its banks due to heavy rainfall in the past few days.
Saturday September 29, 2012 - 16:34:57
KDF, Somali Forces Battle for the Control of Kismayo
KDF, Somali Forces Battle for the Control of Kismayo
Somali National Army backed by Kenya’s Defense Forces have attacked Al-Shabab positions in Kismayo from multiple fronts.
Friday September 28, 2012 - 21:47:54
President Hassan Meets with the Civil Societies in Mogadishu
President Hassan Meets with the Civil Societies in Mogadishu
The President of Republic of Somalia, Professor Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud today held a meeting with Somalia’s civil societies in Mogadishu.
Friday September 28, 2012 - 21:02:15
4 South Korean hostages at Somalia pirates are in bad condition and some of them ill
4 South Korean hostages at Somalia pirates are in bad condition and some of them...
The 4 Korean hostages are in bad condition and requesting for the Korean government and UN and international community to save our lives.
Thursday September 27, 2012 - 17:00:19
Turkish Medics Perform Surgeries on Somali Patients
Turkish Medics Perform Surgeries on Somali Patients
Turkish Medics in Mogadishu have confirmed to have successfully carried out medical surgeries on more than 15 Somali patients.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 - 19:50:13
Kismaayo Comes Under Heavy Shelling By Warships
Kismaayo Comes Under Heavy Shelling By Warships
Sources say that Kismaayo had come under intense shelling this morning by unidentified naval ships docked close to its shores.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 - 18:47:08
Office of the President Deny Appointing a Prime Minister
Office of the President Deny Appointing a Prime Minister
Sources say the president of Somalia Prof Hassan Sheikh Mahmud has appointed a new Prime Minister
Tuesday September 25, 2012 - 22:10:46
The security counsel of the United Nations to meet in USA
The security counsel of the United Nations to meet in USA
This meeting that includes many countries from all over the world is set to open in Newyork USA
Tuesday September 25, 2012 - 22:04:09
Djiboutian Forces take over the Control of Howlwadag Residence in Baladweyne Town
Djiboutian Forces take over the Control of Howlwadag Residence in Baladweyne Town
Reports coming from Baladweyne indicate that Djibouti forces took over the control of Howlwadag residence
Tuesday September 25, 2012 - 22:04:03
Government of Somalia and AMISOM parade Men who defected from Al Shabaab
Government of Somalia and AMISOM parade Men who defected from Al Shabaab
242 men who are said to have defected from al Shabaab were today paraded by Somali government and AMISOM in central Juba area
Monday September 24, 2012 - 20:58:56
Anti USA Demonstrations Held in Mogadishu
Anti USA Demonstrations Held in Mogadishu
Demonstrations held in Mogadishu to protest against the mocking of the prophet (Pbuh)
Monday September 24, 2012 - 20:58:47
Government officers in lower juba area condemn the actions of a Kenyan soldier who massacred civilians
Government officers in lower juba area condemn the actions of a Kenyan soldier who massacred...
After the killing of civilians in lower juba by Kenyan soldier, Somali government commanders strongly condemned the actions
Monday September 24, 2012 - 20:58:25
President Hassan, The International Community All Condemn Yesterday’s Killings
President Hassan, The International Community All Condemn Yesterday’s Killings
The President of the republic of Somalia, Professor Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has condemned the killing Haaji Mustafa Mahamed Abdullahi who was a member of the newly elected parliament.
Sunday September 23, 2012 - 13:51:13
Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility For Yesterday’s Murder of MP Mustaf Haji
Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility For Yesterday’s Murder of MP Mustaf Haji
Al-Shabab has claimed to be responsible for yesterday’s brutal murder of a member of parliament, Honorable Mustaf Haji.
Sunday September 23, 2012 - 13:24:04
Somali MP Gunned Down In Mogadishu
Somali MP Gunned Down In Mogadishu
One of the new members of parliament, Honorable Mustaf Haji Abdirahman was gunned down yesterday in Mogadishu’s Waaberi District.
Sunday September 23, 2012 - 13:00:41
AMISOM, Somali Forces Encroach Jowhar, Middle Shabelle
AMISOM, Somali Forces Encroach Jowhar, Middle Shabelle
A joint force of AMISOM and Somali Government soldiers is reported to be heading towards the Al-Shabab-held town of Jowhar in the Middle Shabelle Province.
Saturday September 22, 2012 - 14:42:23
EU Envoy Arrives In Mogadishu
EU Envoy Arrives In Mogadishu
A high level diplomatic delegation from the European Union lead by its special envoy to Somalia today landed in Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport.
Saturday September 22, 2012 - 14:02:25
More Peacekeepers Deployed in Baladweyne, Central Somalia
More Peacekeepers Deployed in Baladweyne, Central Somalia
A contingent of about 300 soldiers from Djibouti has being deployed in the City of Baladweyne.
Saturday September 22, 2012 - 14:00:24
Reporters who lost their life in yesterday’s bombings are buried today +image
Reporters who lost their life in yesterday’s bombings are buried today +image
May Allah have mercy on their souls, the three reporters who died in the tea room that was bombed yesterday were buried in cemeteries in Mogadishu today. Numerous people attended the burial ceremony including...
Friday September 21, 2012 - 22:15:12
Somali Journalists Mourn the Loss of another Assassinated Journalist in Mogadishu
Somali Journalists Mourn the Loss of another Assassinated Journalist in Mogadishu
(Mogadishu, 21 September, 2012) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns the loss of the another prominent journalist who was assassinated in Mogadishu’s General Daud High School in Yaqshid...
Friday September 21, 2012 - 14:49:50
 UN Special Representative’s statement on attacks in Mogadishu
UN Special Representative’s statement on attacks in Mogadishu ...
Mogadishu, 20 September 2012 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Augustine P. Mahiga is appalled by today’s suicide bomb attacks on a popular restaurant-café in Mogadishu....
Friday September 21, 2012 - 10:41:12
The president of Somalia Meets European Envoys
The president of Somalia Meets European Envoys
The president of Somalia prof. Hassan Sheikh Mahmud today met with envoys from European countries
Thursday September 20, 2012 - 16:33:49
A Security Officer wanted for Murder Apprehended in Baladweyne
A Security Officer wanted for Murder Apprehended in Baladweyne
The head of the police in Baladweyne in Hiraan province said the security officer who committed murder yesterday in Baladweyne in Hiraan province
Thursday September 20, 2012 - 10:52:26
Lower Shebelle Administration Announce they have Reopened Airport No-50
Lower Shebelle Administration Announce they have Reopened Airport No-50
The commissioner of lower Shebelle region Abdiqadir Mahamed Nuur Siidi said they have reopened the airport in No-50 and normal operations can resume
Thursday September 20, 2012 - 10:49:04
England terms Kenya’s navy operation in Somalia illegal
England terms Kenya’s navy operation in Somalia illegal
England’s ambassador to the United Nations Mark lyal Grant condemned Kenya for its navy campaign in Somalia that caused a lot of harm in Kismayu
Wednesday September 19, 2012 - 18:17:33
The UN urged Somalia’s new president to appoint an effective prime minister
The UN urged Somalia’s new president to appoint an effective prime minister
The United Nations urged the new president of Somalia to appoint an effective prime minister who will move Somalia out of the hardships it faced for the last 20 years
Wednesday September 19, 2012 - 18:17:28
Somali’s new president demands an explanation to accusations +image
Somali’s new president demands an explanation to accusations +image
President Hassan Sheikh Mahmud demanded Kenya to back up the accusation their foreign minister threw at former Somali president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.
Tuesday September 18, 2012 - 22:39:58
America declared that al-Shabab is weakening militarily as well as politically +image
America declared that al-Shabab is weakening militarily as well as politically +image...
Washington’s representative to Somali, James Swan said that al-Shabab has realy weakened in terms of military as well as in politics in Somalia since AMISOM together with the Somali military have strengthened...
Tuesday September 18, 2012 - 21:59:51
Former Somali president gives indignant comeback to accusations
Former Somali president gives indignant comeback to accusations
Kenya’s foreign affairs minister yesterday accused former Somali president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed of been part of the failed attempt on Somalia’s new president’s life.
Tuesday September 18, 2012 - 21:06:05
New Ministers Take Office in Puntland
New Ministers Take Office in Puntland
New ministers have been sworn in today in Garowe in the presence of Abdrahman Mahamed Faroole the president of Puntland administration
Monday September 17, 2012 - 19:50:11
The President of Somalia Urges World Support
The President of Somalia Urges World Support
The president of Somalia Hassan sheikh Mahmud urged the international community to take part in rebuilding Somalia
Monday September 17, 2012 - 19:50:07
Fierce Fighting in parts of lower Juba area
Fierce Fighting in parts of lower Juba area
Sources say fierce fighting is raging on between Al Shabaab and government forces in lower juba region
Monday September 17, 2012 - 19:50:01
Handing over Ceremony Opens in Mogadishu, President Hassan Sheikh to officially take office
Handing over Ceremony Opens in Mogadishu, President Hassan Sheikh to officially take...
A colorful ceremony is being held in General Kahiye Police Academy to officiate the handing over of power to the newly elected president, Professor Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud.
Sunday September 16, 2012 - 15:17:14
Heavy Fighting Breaks Out In the Lower Juba Region, Somalia
Heavy Fighting Breaks Out In the Lower Juba Region, Somalia
Heavy fighting is raging on between the Somali National Army and the Kenya Defense Forces on one side and Al-Shabab on the other.
Sunday September 16, 2012 - 14:35:37
Turkish Deputy Premier Arrives in Mogadishu
Turkish Deputy Premier Arrives in Mogadishu
A Turkish Delegation led by its Deputy Prime Minister, Baker Bozdag has just arrived in Mogadishu.
Sunday September 16, 2012 - 13:59:06
Deadly Fire Rages On In Kismayo, Property Destroyed
Deadly Fire Rages On In Kismayo, Property Destroyed
Reports reaching us from the port city of Kismayo reveal that fire has engulfed a key petroleum storage facility in the town.
Sunday September 16, 2012 - 13:33:22
Djiboutian President Arrives in Mogadishu
Djiboutian President Arrives in Mogadishu
A Djiboutian high level delegation led by its president Ismael Omar Gelle has just landed in Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu.
Sunday September 16, 2012 - 13:12:33
Puntland Cabinet Reshuffled
Puntland Cabinet Reshuffled
A statement released from the office of the President of Puntland, confirmed the reshuffling of the cabinet.
Saturday September 15, 2012 - 15:36:06
Muslims across the Globe Protest against Anti-Islam Film + images
Muslims across the Globe Protest against Anti-Islam Film + images
Muslims across the world have being demonstrating to protest a film that insults and depicts negatively Prophet Mohamad (p.b.u.h).
Saturday September 15, 2012 - 15:17:00
Mogadishu Residents Rally in Support of the Newly Elected President
Mogadishu Residents Rally in Support of the Newly Elected President
Mogadishu residents today held a mass demonstration in which they expressed their support for the newly elected Somali president, Professor Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud.
Saturday September 15, 2012 - 14:43:25
UN Expresses Concern Over IDPs in Kismayo
UN Expresses Concern Over IDPs in Kismayo
The United Nation says they are concerned about how to reach those in need of humanitarian aid in Kismayu
Friday September 14, 2012 - 21:26:04
Lower Shebelle Administration says they are conducting Operations in Afgoye District
Lower Shebelle Administration says they are conducting Operations in Afgoye District
After yesterday’s explosion that caused heavy casualties the its Administration spoke out
Friday September 14, 2012 - 21:25:51
America to Combat Al-Qaeda in Countries including Somalia
America to Combat Al-Qaeda in Countries including Somalia
In a ceremony marking 9/11/2001 terrorist attack in New York, US Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta described Al-Qaeda as an extremist group which was founded by the late Osama Bin Laden.
Friday September 14, 2012 - 20:30:34
Rallies Held in Gubadley in Support of the New President
Rallies Held in Gubadley in Support of the New President
This rally was held in support of the new president and the new changes the country is undergoing in Gubadley on the outskirts of Mogadishu
Friday September 14, 2012 - 20:15:47
The former incumbent president welcomes Somalia’s new president to state house +images
The former incumbent president welcomes Somalia’s new president to state house...
Somalia’s new president was welcomed to the state house today-villa Somali –by a committee consisting of the former president, parliament speaker, a number of army generals and the state house workers.
Thursday September 13, 2012 - 23:49:00
Al-Shabab vows that they will never stop their war against the Somali government +image
Al-Shabab vows that they will never stop their war against the Somali government...
Al-Qaida linked al-Shabab group vowed that they will continue to wage war against the Somali government.
Thursday September 13, 2012 - 22:01:16
Somali’s new president praises the Kenyan government for their support to the Somali people +image
Somali’s new president praises the Kenyan government for their support to the Somali...
Somalia’s new president, Prof. Hassan Shaikh Mahmud today expressed his gratitude to the Kenyan government for their support to the Somali people who are on exile in Kenya.
Thursday September 13, 2012 - 21:14:42
Pictures of the deadly blast that rocked Mogadishu when al-Shabab made an attempt on Somalia’s newly elected president + images
Pictures of the deadly blast that rocked Mogadishu when al-Shabab made an attempt...
See the images of the blast below
Wednesday September 12, 2012 - 23:12:29
Somalia’s speaker meets Turkey’s ambassador to Somalia +image
Somalia’s speaker meets Turkey’s ambassador to Somalia +image
In a meeting the parliamentary speaker of Somalia Mohamed Osman Jawaari discussed how to rebuild Somalia with the Turkish ambassador to Somalia Kamaludin Kaani Thuran.
Wednesday September 12, 2012 - 20:31:39
Al-Shabab claim to be behind today’s assassination attempt on the new Somali president +image
Al-Shabab claim to be behind today’s assassination attempt on the new Somali president...
Earlier today an attempt was made on the president’s life when explosions rocked his residential hotel and gunmen tried to get to him before they were stopped. After the government officially announced...
Wednesday September 12, 2012 - 19:30:56
 Somalia's New President Pledges To Bring Change
Somalia's New President Pledges To Bring Change ...
the newly elected Somali president, Professor Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud has pledged to bring change and put an end to the endless suffering the Somali people have endured in the past 22 years.
Tuesday September 11, 2012 - 20:23:04
See The List of Candidates that will take Part in Today’s Presidential elections
See The List of Candidates that will take Part in Today’s Presidential elections
Twenty five candidates are taking part in today’s presidential contest that will kick off in the coming hours
Monday September 10, 2012 - 11:22:03
Security in Mogadishu Heightened
Security in Mogadishu Heightened
Mogadishu is today hosting the countrys presidential elections which will give the country a leader, the security in the capital Mogadishu has been stepped up ahead of the historic event ...
Monday September 10, 2012 - 11:21:58
Presidential Elections to be Held in Mogadishu Today
Presidential Elections to be Held in Mogadishu Today
Mogadishu the capital city of Somalia is to host the country’s presidential elections today
Monday September 10, 2012 - 11:21:52
Somalia’s Ministry of Finance Denies Corruption Charges
Somalia’s Ministry of Finance Denies Corruption Charges
Somalia’s Deputy Minister for Finance, Ali Idris Faarah today denied any corruption or wrong doings in his ministry.
Sunday September 09, 2012 - 21:44:07
Mogadishu in a Campaign Mood as Elections Approach
Mogadishu in a Campaign Mood as Elections Approach
Residents of Mogadishu are experiencing tranquility, peace and order as campaigns heat up in the Somali capital.
Sunday September 09, 2012 - 14:01:43
Grenade Attack on Somali Government Soldiers in a Mogadishu Market
Grenade Attack on Somali Government Soldiers in a Mogadishu Market
A hand thrown grenade was today hurled at Somali government soldiers in Suuqa Hoolaha Neighborhood in Mogadishu.
Sunday September 09, 2012 - 13:35:07
More than 150 Youth arrested in a Major Police Inspection Exercise in Mogadishu + images
More than 150 Youth arrested in a Major Police Inspection Exercise in Mogadishu + images
Somalia’s security forces today conducted a major inspection exercise in which several people linked to Al-Shabab were detained and weapons recovered.
Saturday September 08, 2012 - 20:20:09
USA Calls for A Fair and transparent Elections in Somalia
USA Calls for A Fair and transparent Elections in Somalia
United States of America urged the Somali Members of Parliament to conduct the upcoming elections in a fair and ethical manner.
Saturday September 08, 2012 - 16:02:09
Somali National Army, AMISOM Make Territorial Gains in the Middle Shabelle regions
Somali National Army, AMISOM Make Territorial Gains in the Middle Shabelle regions
Somalia’s National Army backed by African Union Peacekeepers today made territorial advancement against Al-Shabab in the Middle Shabelle province.
Saturday September 08, 2012 - 15:08:56
Checkout the presidential candidates who gave speech today at the city Hall
Checkout the presidential candidates who gave speech today at the city Hall
10 out of 25 presidential candidates gave speech today at the city hall in Mogadishu
Friday September 07, 2012 - 23:50:24
Puntland Promises to Put Quranic Schools in its Territory under Close Scrutiny
Puntland Promises to Put Quranic Schools in its Territory under Close Scrutiny
Puntland’s Assistant minister for internal security AbdiJamaal Osmaan Mahamed said they have their suspicion on the educational institutions in the region and investigations will start immediately
Friday September 07, 2012 - 23:50:20
25 precedential candidates officially register to run for Somalia’s top sit +image
25 precedential candidates officially register to run for Somalia’s top sit +image
As the final day for registering presidential candidates, there are twenty five officially registered candidates all running for presidency. Somali’s electoral commotion officially released the schedule...
Friday September 07, 2012 - 06:16:10
AMISOM claims that al-Shabab has been using Eel ma’an port to import illegal weapons +image
AMISOM claims that al-Shabab has been using Eel ma’an port to import illegal weapons...
An official report released from the AMISOM office in Nairobi said that Eel ma’an port in Mogadishu had been used by al-Shabab militia to import weapons for a long time.
Thursday September 06, 2012 - 23:03:33
Abdiweli Gaas Promises to appoint a woman Premier if elected the President
Abdiweli Gaas Promises to appoint a woman Premier if elected the President
Abdiweli Mahamed Ali Gaas the outgoing prime minister met with section of the youth in Mogadishu to express his political agenda
Thursday September 06, 2012 - 23:03:18
One of the Elders in the Parliament Selection Process Kidnapped in Mogadishu
One of the Elders in the Parliament Selection Process Kidnapped in Mogadishu
Abdirrahman sheikh Ahmed one of the elders from Gaaljeel community who contacted risaala news station in Mogadishu said Ismaan Adaawe the deputy chairman of the sub clan was kidnapped this morning from...
Wednesday September 05, 2012 - 20:23:46
Somali traditional council of elders urges the numerous presidential candidates to pick one candidate +image
Somali traditional council of elders urges the numerous presidential candidates to pick...
In a conference called up by the chairman of the Somali traditional council of elders, Mohamed Hassan Haad, the upcoming Somali presidential elections were discussed in detail today by the elders.
Tuesday September 04, 2012 - 23:28:29
Military operations underway in Somalia’s Kisimayu Town +image
Military operations underway in Somalia’s Kisimayu Town +image
Reports coming to us from Kismayu town have that, an extensive military operations are going on in which the coalition army, AMISOM and the Somali soldiers are in combat with the al- Shabab militia.
Tuesday September 04, 2012 - 22:37:58
The coalition army of Somalia takes over districts in the middle Shebelle province in Somalia +image
The coalition army of Somalia takes over districts in the middle Shebelle province...
Somalia’s military together with AMISOM took over some districts in the Middle Shebelle province peacefully without so much as a confrontation.
Tuesday September 04, 2012 - 21:26:03
Somalia’s MPs in their first parliamentary procedure
Somalia’s MPs in their first parliamentary procedure
An intense debate is going on in Mogadishu today, on how the presidential elections should proceed.
Sunday September 02, 2012 - 22:52:41
Martini Hospital to be renovated
Martini Hospital to be renovated
Abdisamad Maalin Mahmud former internal affairs minister today visited Martini hospital in Mogadishu and he said the hospital will be renovated
Saturday September 01, 2012 - 22:22:30
Exodus As fear of an Imminent Attack on Kismayo Grows
Exodus As fear of an Imminent Attack on Kismayo Grows
Reports reaching us from Kismayo indicate that residents of the town have already started fleeing in fear of being trapped in the pending war between Al-Shabab and Somali Government Forces which is dreaded...
Saturday September 01, 2012 - 22:08:45
Somali Presidential Elections to Be Held on 10th September
Somali Presidential Elections to Be Held on 10th September
The Presidential Elections organizing Committee today announced the deadline for conducting the highly anticipated presidential elections in Somalia.
Friday August 31, 2012 - 19:31:44
Former Somalia President Welcomes the Ending of the Transitional Government
Former Somalia President Welcomes the Ending of the Transitional Government
Former Somalia president, Dr. A/Qassim Salaad Hassan, in an exclusive interview with RMC, said that he welcomes the fact that the transitional government system in Somalia was finally coming to end.
Friday August 31, 2012 - 19:29:30
Somali IDPs Demonstrate in Support of the New Speaker, Prof. Jawari
Somali IDPs Demonstrate in Support of the New Speaker, Prof. Jawari
Somalia’s internally displaced persons in Mogadishu’s Badbaado camp today held a mass demonstration in which they expressed their delight and satisfaction with the newly elected speaker of parliament,...
Friday August 31, 2012 - 19:27:32
Presidential Elections Oversight Committee Setup by Parliament
Presidential Elections Oversight Committee Setup by Parliament
Somalia’s new parliament today setup a parliamentary committee that will be tasked with conducting and overseeing the upcoming presidential elections.
Thursday August 30, 2012 - 20:09:17
Mogadishu University Admits More Than 1500 Students
Mogadishu University Admits More Than 1500 Students
A colorful ceremony was today held in Mogadishu University campus in Mogadishu in which new students were welcomed and officially enrolled to the institution.
Thursday August 30, 2012 - 19:58:01
Al-Shabab Threatens To Hit Back
Al-Shabab Threatens To Hit Back
Al-Shabab governor for the Lower Shabelle region, Sheikh Mohamed Abu Abdalla has today admitted that his forces have lost Marka town to the allied forces.
Thursday August 30, 2012 - 19:54:55
The New Speaker of the Somali Parliament Is Received Warmly by President Sharif + images
The New Speaker of the Somali Parliament Is Received Warmly by President Sharif + images
Professor Mohamed Osman Jawari’s victory in yesterday’s elections in which he was appointed the speaker of the National Assembly has solicited a lot of jubilations and celebrations across Somalia....
Wednesday August 29, 2012 - 23:21:20
The International Community Welcomes the Peaceful Elections and Prof. Jawari’s Victory
The International Community Welcomes the Peaceful Elections and Prof. Jawari’s...
United Nations Special Envoy to Somalia, Dr. Augustine Mahiga today hailed the peaceful elections that was conducted a day earlier in Mogadishu in which Professor Mohamed Osman Jawari was elected the speaker...
Wednesday August 29, 2012 - 23:04:16
Prof. Jawaari Is the New Speaker of Somalia’s National Assembly
Prof. Jawaari Is the New Speaker of Somalia’s National Assembly
Professor Jawari has being declared the winner of today’s elections in which several people contested for the post of the speaker.
Tuesday August 28, 2012 - 23:34:48
Somalia’s High Court Rules on The Controversially elected Parliamentarians
Somalia’s High Court Rules on The Controversially elected Parliamentarians
Somali High Court today made a verdict on the case of those who were elected by the traditional elders but later who were disqualified by the Technical Committee on the basis that they did not meet some...
Tuesday August 28, 2012 - 15:12:20
Voting Underway In Mogadishu for the Speaker of Parliament and His 2 Deputies
Voting Underway In Mogadishu for the Speaker of Parliament and His 2 Deputies
Somali parliamentarians are casting their votes to elect a new speaker and 2 deputy speakers at General Kaahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu.
Tuesday August 28, 2012 - 14:42:21
China Accused of Selling Firearms to Somalia
China Accused of Selling Firearms to Somalia
In a report it released, the body tasked with overseeing the implementation of arms embargo imposed on several African states has accused of Chinese firms in trading and supplying weapons to the concerned...
Monday August 27, 2012 - 21:53:43
TFG, AMISOM Seize More Territory in the Lower Shabelle Region
TFG, AMISOM Seize More Territory in the Lower Shabelle Region
Somali government forces backed by AMISOM today made inroads deep into previously Al-Shabab-held territories.
Monday August 27, 2012 - 20:38:22
EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton Arrives in Mogadishu
EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton...
A top level delegation from the European Union lead by its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton today landed in Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport....
Monday August 27, 2012 - 19:55:28
DBG Delivers Anti-Rabies Injections and Vaccines to Needy Patients
DBG Delivers Anti-Rabies Injections and Vaccines to Needy Patients
Ant-rabies drugs were today delivered to Habeeb Hospital where several children suffering from rabies after dog bites were admitted in.
Sunday August 26, 2012 - 21:34:50
TFG, Kenya and Al-Shabab Clash in Southern Somalia
TFG, Kenya and Al-Shabab Clash in Southern Somalia
Somali government forces backed by Kenya’s Defense Forces attacked several Al-Shabab bases in the Lower Juba regions.
Sunday August 26, 2012 - 20:58:24
Deadly road Accident in Waberi District Claims Lives
Deadly road Accident in Waberi District Claims Lives
Reports reaching our desk from Waberi district say a heavy truck toppled over killing several people onboard
Sunday August 26, 2012 - 11:54:30
Uganda Urged to Pullout Troops from Somalia
Uganda Urged to Pullout Troops from Somalia
Uganda is facing increased pressure from its citizens to pullout its troops out of Somalia.
Saturday August 25, 2012 - 22:20:50
Public Outcry As More Children in Somalia Get Infected with Rabies
Public Outcry As More Children in Somalia Get Infected with Rabies
Rabies which is a viral and deadly disease transmitted from mostly dogs to humans through bites or saliva has being spreading through some parts of Somalia.
Saturday August 25, 2012 - 22:18:24
Date For electing the Speaker of the National Assembly Has Being Postponed
Date For electing the Speaker of the National Assembly Has Being Postponed
Reports say that the election of the speaker and his two deputies which was scheduled for 26th which is tomorrow has being postponed to 28th this month.
Saturday August 25, 2012 - 22:14:29
Human Rights watch dog condemns Kenya’s bombardment of Kismayu town
Human Rights watch dog condemns Kenya’s bombardment of Kismayu town
United Nations’ Human Rights Watch dog released reports in which it condemned Kenya for heavily shelling Kismayu town and killing civilians. The Kenyan warship docked at Kismayu harbor started shelling...
Friday August 24, 2012 - 23:16:12
Details Emerge from A ship That Caught Fire At Bosaso port
Details Emerge from A ship That Caught Fire At Bosaso port
Reports about the ship that caught fire at Bosaso harbor in Put land last night. Put land’s administration addressed the issue today and gave an official comment to the media.
Friday August 24, 2012 - 23:10:28
 Government soldiers open fire at a group of protestors in Afgooye town in Somalia +image
Government soldiers open fire at a group of protestors in Afgooye town in Somalia...
The military opened fire on a group of demonstrators in Afgooye town in Lower Shebelle province in Somalia.
Friday August 24, 2012 - 23:07:32
A ship catches fire at Bosaaso harbor in Somalia
A ship catches fire at Bosaaso harbor in Somalia
Reports have that a ship caught fire at Bosaaso harbor shortly after docking there.
Thursday August 23, 2012 - 23:39:49
President Sharif says that Somalia is making a good progress
President Sharif says that Somalia is making a good progress
The president of Somalia, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed told the press today that Somalia is now progressing and the new turn of events are all pointing in the right direction.
Wednesday August 22, 2012 - 23:52:29
Somalia welcomes the new members of the parliament +image
Somalia welcomes the new members of the parliament +image
Since yesterday’s swearing in ceremony of the newly elected members of the parliament, there had been varying reactions among the civilians to the new members of the parliament.
Wednesday August 22, 2012 - 23:20:27
Ethiopia mourning Meles Zenawi‘s death +images
Ethiopia mourning Meles Zenawi‘s death +images
See more images of Ethiopians paying their last respect to the late Meles Zanawi as his body arrived in Ethiopia earlier today
Wednesday August 22, 2012 - 22:55:14
UN, US Welcome the Swearing-in of the New Somali Parliament
UN, US Welcome the Swearing-in of the New Somali Parliament
In a statement, the United Nations welcomed the swearing in of the newly selected Somali parliamentarians, describing it as a milestone.
Tuesday August 21, 2012 - 18:13:17
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Melez Zanawi Dies
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Melez Zanawi Dies
Ethiopian Prime Minister who has being ailing in a Belgium hospital in the recent past has being confirmed dead.
Tuesday August 21, 2012 - 18:11:57
Somalia’s New Parliament Sworn in Mogadishu
Somalia’s New Parliament Sworn in Mogadishu
The newly appointed Somali parliamentarians converged at a hall at Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu on Monday night.
Tuesday August 21, 2012 - 15:28:17
Mahiga urges the traditional elders to finish appointing the members of the parliament +images
Mahiga urges the traditional elders to finish appointing the members of the parliament...
AU’s special representative to Somalia, Augustine Mahiga addressed a conference in Somalia held in the AMISOM‘s barrack, the agent addressed several pressing issues in Somalia including the appointment...
Monday August 20, 2012 - 23:50:44
Uganda to Send More Helicopters to Somalia
Uganda to Send More Helicopters to Somalia
Ugandan Defense Minister, Jeje Odong announced that talks are underway between Uganda, AU and the UN on sending another set of combat helicopters to the war-torn Somalia.
Saturday August 18, 2012 - 18:39:46
Kenya Vows to Sanction Somalia Peace Spoilers
Kenya Vows to Sanction Somalia Peace Spoilers
Kenya’s president, Mwai Kibaki sent stark warning to all those bent down to derail the Somali peace process or to frustrate the political process and the elections which are expected to be held on 20th...
Saturday August 18, 2012 - 16:46:35
Ahlusunna Calls for President Sharif to Abandon His presidential Bid
Ahlusunna Calls for President Sharif to Abandon His presidential Bid
Ahlusunna today called for President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to abandon his presidential bid.
Saturday August 18, 2012 - 16:04:29
AMISOM and TFG troops Parade in Mogadishu + images
AMISOM and TFG troops Parade in Mogadishu + images
Somali police and the African Union Peacekeepers today paraded in Mogadishu in a show of power.
Friday August 17, 2012 - 23:52:25
Presidential candidate Abdullahi Ahmed Adow lounges his campaign in Mogadishu today
Presidential candidate Abdullahi Ahmed Adow lounges his campaign in Mogadishu today...
A conference held in Mogadishu today by Abdullahi Ahmed Adow was attended by civil societies, youth, musicians and other artists in Somalia. The main agenda was to campaign for presidential candidate Abdullahi...
Friday August 17, 2012 - 20:49:16
Somali Youth Complain of Lack of Involvement in the Political Process
Somali Youth Complain of Lack of Involvement in the Political Process
A huge number of Somali youth today convened in Mogadishu to discuss their expected but denied role in the political process and in the reconstruction of the country.
Thursday August 16, 2012 - 21:18:29
Sheikh Mohamed Umul: Hyena Meat is “Halaal” for Consumption
Sheikh Mohamed Umul: Hyena Meat is “Halaal” for Consumption
One of the most renowned Somali-speaking Muslim scholars, Sheikh Mohamed Abdi Umul announced that the meat of the stripped hyena is halaal and therefore edible.
Thursday August 16, 2012 - 20:44:56
TFG, Al-Shabab Clash in Hudur, Central Somalia
TFG, Al-Shabab Clash in Hudur, Central Somalia
A heavy fighting erupted after Al-Shabab fighters attacked Somali transitional federal Government forces base in Hudur, Bakool region.
Thursday August 16, 2012 - 20:25:31
President Sharif welcomed back to the country +images
President Sharif welcomed back to the country +images
See more images of the president been welcomed back in Somalia after been out of the country for short trip to Saudi Arabia
Wednesday August 15, 2012 - 23:00:35
President Sharif sys the government could not counter act his decisions +image
President Sharif sys the government could not counter act his decisions +image
Somalia’s transitional federal government, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed tells the press what he had been doing in his trip abroad.
Wednesday August 15, 2012 - 22:35:50
Hundreds of Somali Government Soldiers Graduate from Training + images
Hundreds of Somali Government Soldiers Graduate from Training + images
More than 600 soldiers today concluded more than 6 months of vigorous training abroad.
Tuesday August 14, 2012 - 16:49:03
Tribal Clashes Claim Lives in Galgaduud, Central Somalia
Tribal Clashes Claim Lives in Galgaduud, Central Somalia
Tribal clashes have raged for the last 3 days in some remote villages that come under Abudwaaq and Adaado districts of Galgaduud province.
Tuesday August 14, 2012 - 16:45:39
More Peacekeepers to Be Deployed in Baydoa, Baladweyne
More Peacekeepers to Be Deployed in Baydoa, Baladweyne
AMISOM spokesman, Ali Aden Haamud, in an exclusive interview with Risaala Media Corporation talked of a plan to increase the numbers of AMISOM troops deployed across the country.
Tuesday August 14, 2012 - 16:43:25
Two Somalia-bound Helicopters Crush
Two Somalia-bound Helicopters Crush
Two Ugandan helicopters on transit to Somalia have crushed and perished on Mount Kenya.
Monday August 13, 2012 - 21:13:50
Al-Shabab Threatens Kenya of a Bitter Revenge
Al-Shabab Threatens Kenya of a Bitter Revenge
Al-Shabab today vowed to avenge for all the “civilians” killed in a recent shelling of Kismayo by warships it suspects belong to Kenya.
Monday August 13, 2012 - 21:13:46
Former Somalia Premier, Sharmaake Arrives in Mogadishu
Former Somalia Premier, Sharmaake Arrives in Mogadishu
Former Somali prime Minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmaake today landed in Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport where he was received by senior government officials and civilians alike.
Monday August 13, 2012 - 21:09:03
NUSOJ Condemns the murder of two journalists in Mogadishu in a single day
NUSOJ Condemns the murder of two journalists in Mogadishu in a single day
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns the murder of two Somali journalists in separate incidents in Mogadishu on Sunday, August 12, 2012, the latest in a string of attacks...
Monday August 13, 2012 - 14:04:16
A Senior Official in The Ministry of Information gunned down in Mogadishu
A Senior Official in The Ministry of Information gunned down in Mogadishu
Unidentified gunmen today killed a senior government official in Wadajir District.
Sunday August 12, 2012 - 14:27:24
Ethiopian Troops in Central Somalia Accused of Rape
Ethiopian Troops in Central Somalia Accused of Rape
Ethiopian forces have being accused of harassing and raping civilians in the city of Baladweyne, the headquarters of Hiraan Province.
Sunday August 12, 2012 - 12:42:34
Somalia’s Olympic Athletes Seek Asylum in the UK
Somalia’s Olympic Athletes Seek Asylum in the UK
Somalia’s only two participants in this year’s London Olympics have asked for refuge from the UK government.
Saturday August 11, 2012 - 21:53:29
Heavy Bombardment on Kismayo, Somalia’s Third Largest City
Heavy Bombardment on Kismayo, Somalia’s Third Largest City
Reports reaching our news desk indicate that the Somali port city of Kismayo had just come under intense shelling and bombardment from warships.
Saturday August 11, 2012 - 21:26:17
Somalia’s True Political Heavyweight.
Somalia’s True Political Heavyweight.
Thanks to a new constitution and improved security in and around the Somali capital, the nation of 10 million is getting a fresh start. International efforts to stabilize Somalia have picked up and outside...
Saturday August 11, 2012 - 19:25:02
President Sharif signs a security plan for Somalia
President Sharif signs a security plan for Somalia
In a conference, which the president of Somalia signed a security plan for Somalia was attended by top officials in the Somali government, the prime minister, minister for defense, commander of armed forces,...
Wednesday August 08, 2012 - 23:49:03
Dayax Market reopens in Somalia +images
Dayax Market reopens in Somalia +images
See more pictures of the newly opened market
Wednesday August 08, 2012 - 22:41:01
Al-Shabab on a new mission to jeopardize Kenya’s security
Al-Shabab on a new mission to jeopardize Kenya’s security
Reported have that a Kiswahili and English news papers has published pictures of men who were armed with bombs and heavy machineries standing behind the international conference hall in Nairobi.
Wednesday August 08, 2012 - 22:36:33
Demonstrations Held in Afgooye to oppose the Way the Parliament Selection Was conducted
Demonstrations Held in Afgooye to oppose the Way the Parliament Selection Was conducted
This demonstrations participated by different sections of the community in Afgooye was held to oppose the way the parliament selection process was conducted
Tuesday August 07, 2012 - 20:43:31
Government of Somalia Announces Immediately the Parliament Selection Process is over the General Elections Will Be Held
Government of Somalia Announces Immediately the Parliament Selection Process is over...
The president of Somalia Sheikh Shariif Sheikh Ahmed said the all processes are about to be over, the elders have done a good job and they about to conclude the parliament selection process
Tuesday August 07, 2012 - 12:20:42
Members of Parliament Selecting Technical Committee Announces they have received names of over 70% members
Members of Parliament Selecting Technical Committee Announces they have received...
The technical committee that is selecting members of the next parliament say they have received 70% of the total number required to form the next parliament
Tuesday August 07, 2012 - 12:20:12
Gunned down Airport Director Given State Funeral in Mogadishu
Gunned down Airport Director Given State Funeral in Mogadishu
The Director of Aden Abdulle International Airport, Ibrahim Iimaan Xalane who was today given a State sendoff In Mogadishu.
Sunday August 05, 2012 - 17:03:40
WFP Praises China over Its Humanitarian Aid to Somalia
WFP Praises China over Its Humanitarian Aid to Somalia
WFP Director to Somalia, Stefano Porretti told the Chinese news agency, Shinwaa, that China played a major role in providing humanitarian aid to the Somali people in last year’s severe draught and malnutrition....
Sunday August 05, 2012 - 16:27:22
President Sharif Walks Out on a Meeting Held in Nairobi for the Roadmap Signatories
President Sharif Walks Out on a Meeting Held in Nairobi for the Roadmap Signatories...
Somalia’s President, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed today walked out on an ongoing meeting between Somalia’s Roadmap signatories in Nairobi.
Sunday August 05, 2012 - 15:28:12
Young Graduates from University of Somalia amaze folks
Young Graduates from University of Somalia amaze folks
These young graduates started a new tradition which the common folks really appreciated a great deal. First the students divided themselves into 3 groups.
Saturday August 04, 2012 - 23:23:25
Mogadishu International airport director murdered
Mogadishu International airport director murdered
Reports coming from Hamarweyne district of Banadir province in Somalia say that a senior worker in Mogadishu Airport was murdered in Mogadishu today.
Saturday August 04, 2012 - 22:45:48
Somalis celebrate as Samsam comes 7th in the 400 m women’s race in the Olympics games +images
Somalis celebrate as Samsam comes 7th in the 400 m women’s race in the Olympics...
Today all the Somalis were holding their breath as they waited for the outcome of women’s’ 400 m race in UK where the Olympic Games are held.
Saturday August 04, 2012 - 00:10:09
Somali ministry for fisheries recovers ships belonging to the Somali government
Somali ministry for fisheries recovers ships belonging to the Somali government
Transitional government of Somalia’s minister for fisheries, Abdurahman sheikh Ibrahim told Risaala Media Corporation in an interview that his ministry had made deals with the UK.
Friday August 03, 2012 - 23:24:02
Hormoud telecomunication extends aid to Mogadishu hospitals +image.
Hormoud telecomunication extends aid to Mogadishu hospitals +image.
The CEO of the telecommunication company, Ali Sheikh Ismail Fadhaa said that his company had noted the hospital’s need for an engine and therefore got for them one.
Wednesday August 01, 2012 - 22:01:17
The special assembly holding meeting in Mogadishu finally give approve the new constitution for Somalia +images
The special assembly holding meeting in Mogadishu finally give approve the new constitution...
See more images of the assembly that endorsed the new constitution.
Wednesday August 01, 2012 - 21:37:43
Gruesome pictures of today’s attack in the Somali capital +images
Gruesome pictures of today’s attack in the Somali capital +images
Gruesome pictures of today’s attack in the Somali capital
Wednesday August 01, 2012 - 20:48:18
The Ministry for Constitutional Affairs Announces the Date for Approving the Constitution
The Ministry for Constitutional Affairs Announces the Date for Approving the Constitution
As national constituent assembly enters its day seven and the members are still debating on some articles, the ministry for constitutional affairs and reconciliation announced the date for approving the constitution...
Tuesday July 31, 2012 - 10:49:21
The Prime Minister of Somalia Takes Part in a Youth Forum
The Prime Minister of Somalia Takes Part in a Youth Forum
Mogadishu 30 July 2012………. The prime minister and section of the cabinet take part in youth forum organized by CRD organization to discuss the role of the youth in community development
Tuesday July 31, 2012 - 08:56:44
National Constituent Assembly reaches Day 6
National Constituent Assembly reaches Day 6
Mogadishu, July 30, 2012. The National Constituent Assembly continues to unfold smoothly as 825 Somali citizens from all walks of life discuss and debate the draft Somali Constitution.
Monday July 30, 2012 - 20:48:29
Results for RMC Competitions
Results for RMC Competitions
Competitions hosted by Risaala Media Corporation at its headquarters in Mogadishu saw an entertaining encounter between Macalin Faatix and Anas Binu Malik Schools.
Monday July 30, 2012 - 00:06:44
Somali Government Forces Advance on Jowhar
Somali Government Forces Advance on Jowhar
Somali government forces backed by AMISOM today set off from Bal’ad to Al-Shabab-controlled areas in the Shabelle regions.
Sunday July 29, 2012 - 23:32:27
Irish Deputy Prime Minister Arrives in Mogadishu + images
Irish Deputy Prime Minister Arrives in Mogadishu + images
A high level Irish delegation led by its Deputy Prime Minister today arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Sunday July 29, 2012 - 22:02:42
Somalia’s Islamic Clerics Oppose Certain Provisions in The Draft Constitution
Somalia’s Islamic Clerics Oppose Certain Provisions in The Draft Constitution
Somali Muslim Scholars Umbrella Group today expressed its displeasure at certain principles contained in the draft constitution.
Sunday July 29, 2012 - 17:24:14
RMC Competitions and Results
RMC Competitions and Results
Khadijo Modeel and Al-Fataax High Schools today locked horns in the ongoing competitions hosted by Risaala Media Corporations at its headquarters in Mogadishu.
Saturday July 28, 2012 - 22:59:36
Uganda to Send Special Forces to Somalia
Uganda to Send Special Forces to Somalia
Uganda is preparing to send about 3237 soldiers to Somalia.
Saturday July 28, 2012 - 22:15:07
Banadir and Shibis condemn the NGOs +image
Banadir and Shibis condemn the NGOs +image
The administrators of the two districts addressed the media today and accused the NGOs working in the area of corruption and said that the NGOs were not taking the aid to the refugees living in those two districts.
Friday July 27, 2012 - 23:46:38
England admits to having troops in Somalia +image
England admits to having troops in Somalia +image
Britain’s defense ministry issued statements to the media earlier today that there are British troops in Somali to help the AMISOM in restoring peace in Somalia.
Friday July 27, 2012 - 23:08:01
BREAKING NEWS: Blast Goes off Near the Constitutional approval Conference Venue
BREAKING NEWS: Blast Goes off Near the Constitutional approval Conference Venue
Moments a go a blast went off near the constitutional approval conference venue
Friday July 27, 2012 - 15:23:47
America approves the constitutional approval conference in Mogadishu +image
America approves the constitutional approval conference in Mogadishu +image
In a written stamen read by the spokeswoman of the American foreign affairs ministry, Victoria Nuland to the media, Washington expressed its support and approval of the conference been held in Mogadishu...
Thursday July 26, 2012 - 23:40:46
The transitional federal government of Somalia makes it clear that the new constitution is temporary +image
The transitional federal government of Somalia makes it clear that the new constitution...
Prime Minister Abdu Wali Gaas told the Somali people that the new constitution is a temporary one and is subject to changes.
Thursday July 26, 2012 - 23:09:10
Mahiga gives words of advice to the Somali council of elders +image
Mahiga gives words of advice to the Somali council of elders +image
African Union’s special representative to Somalia, Augustine Mahiga said in the constitutional approval conference in Mogadishu that the Somali council of elders are expected to deliver the list of the new members...
Thursday July 26, 2012 - 21:24:54
Somalia to decide on a new constitution +image
Somalia to decide on a new constitution +image
The constitution approval conference started officially in Mogadishu earlier today. About 825 delegates attended the conference and are expected to come to an agreement about the approval of a new constitution.
Wednesday July 25, 2012 - 23:37:56
Somalia approving a new constitution in pictures
Somalia approving a new constitution in pictures
See more images of the opening ceremony of the constitutional approval.
Wednesday July 25, 2012 - 22:28:39
Vietnamese hostages rescued from Somalia
Vietnamese hostages rescued from Somalia
Reports from Somalia say that 12 Vietnamese hostages reached their home today safely after been rescued from Somali a where they have been held hostage by Somali pirates for more than 18 months.
Wednesday July 25, 2012 - 22:20:24
The committee that is to mediate the elders is complaining of interference
The committee that is to mediate the elders is complaining of interference
The committee that was appointed to mediate the cultural elders is complaining interference from the ministry of internal affairs and internal security
Tuesday July 24, 2012 - 20:00:34
The government announces a drop in Al Shabaab style explosions
The government announces a drop in Al Shabaab style explosions
The minister for local government and internal security Dr. Abdi Ali Hassan who talked to Risaala news station said explosions in the capital Mogadishu have reduced
Tuesday July 24, 2012 - 20:00:28
AMISOM forms a special unit to maintain security during the meeting to pass the constitution
AMISOM forms a special unit to maintain security during the meeting to pass the constitution
Preparations are underway in Mogadishu for tomorrow’s meeting to pass the new constitution with AMISOM announcing they formed a special unit to secure the venue
Tuesday July 24, 2012 - 20:00:21
Mahiga “if the conference does not begin by 25th the elders have failed”
Mahiga “if the conference does not begin by 25th the elders have failed”
The cultural elders, the prime minister and the UN special envoy to Somalia today held a meeting in Mogadishu
Tuesday July 24, 2012 - 10:39:22
Risaala Competitions enter their Second Day+ images
Risaala Competitions enter their Second Day+ images
Quiz and Competitions hosted by Risaala Media Corporation today entered their second day attracting more participants from high schools across Banadir region.
Sunday July 22, 2012 - 23:40:44
Internally Displaced Persons Demonstrate in Mogadishu
Internally Displaced Persons Demonstrate in Mogadishu
Internally displaced persons camping in Hiliwaa district today held a demonstration to protest the hardships they face on daily basis. ...
Sunday July 22, 2012 - 21:43:15
 Security Stepped Up in Mogadishu as Security Forces are Put on High Alert
Security Stepped Up in Mogadishu as Security Forces are Put on High Alert...
Security has being stepped up in key installations in Mogadishu where representatives are expected to converge and pass the draft constitution.
Sunday July 22, 2012 - 21:10:47
Risaala Radio to Host Quran Recitation Competition
Risaala Radio to Host Quran Recitation Competition
A Quran recitation competition is to be hosted by Risaala Radio at 9:30 local time in Somalia tomorrow.
Saturday July 21, 2012 - 20:53:33
General Mohamed Nur Galaal Announces His Presidential Candidacy
General Mohamed Nur Galaal Announces His Presidential Candidacy
General Mohamed Nur Galaal today announced in a press conference he held in Mogadishu that he would contest for the presidency in this year’s elections.
Saturday July 21, 2012 - 18:00:36
US President, Barack Obama Calls for Ban on Somalia Charcoal Exports
US President, Barack Obama Calls for Ban on Somalia Charcoal Exports
US president, Barack Obama on Friday called for the banning of charcoal exports from Somalia.
Saturday July 21, 2012 - 17:29:25
Somalia: Journalist Dies in a car accident in Northeastern Somalia
Somalia: Journalist Dies in a car accident in Northeastern Somalia
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns for the loss of an online journalist who died in serious car accident in Puntland on Friday afternoon 20 July 2012 around 5:00pm local time.
Saturday July 21, 2012 - 07:24:23
Most of the Islamic world fasting today .
Most of the Islamic world fasting today .
Millions of Muslims around the world mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan today.
Friday July 20, 2012 - 16:15:22
Aadan Madeer “the government can do nothing about the road blocks in Mogadishu”
Aadan Madeer “the government can do nothing about the road blocks in Mogadishu”...
The minister of home affairs and treasury, Sheikh Aadan Hajji Madeer told Risaala Media Corporation the government workers and soldiers will be facing luck of payment of salaries in the coming months.
Friday July 20, 2012 - 14:36:20
Prime Minister Abdi Wali Gaas meets the council of traditional elders +image
Prime Minister Abdi Wali Gaas meets the council of traditional elders +image
Somali prime minister held talks with the traditional Somali council of elders earlier today in Mogadishu city.
Friday July 20, 2012 - 12:59:17
Al-Swafa students graduate high school with style + images
Al-Swafa students graduate high school with style + images
As the ministry of education succeeded in making a standard certificate for high school graduates earlier this year, these students will be the first to receive the standard certificate for high school...
Thursday July 19, 2012 - 22:05:42
Government soldiers sentenced to death + image
Government soldiers sentenced to death + image
4 government soldiers were shot dead today by the firing squad after the Somali military court gave them the death sentence.
Thursday July 19, 2012 - 21:43:00
4 government soldiers sentenced to death + images
4 government soldiers sentenced to death + images
See more pictures of the soldiers before the firing squad
Thursday July 19, 2012 - 19:59:35
Internally displaced Somalis take to the streets in protest
Internally displaced Somalis take to the streets in protest
Internally displaced Somalis now living in Hamar Jajab County in Banadir province took to the streets today to protest against widespread corruption and misuse of funds by the administration and some humanitarian...
Wednesday July 18, 2012 - 16:34:07
Boqor Burmadow released from jail
Boqor Burmadow released from jail
Reports from Hargeysa, the capital of the breakaway autonomous Somaliland say that boqor Burmadow was released from prison without him serving the 1 year the Somaliland court sentenced him to serve in prison.
Wednesday July 18, 2012 - 16:17:07
Somali Presidential contestant Hassan Sheikh meets the Somali educationalists + images
Somali Presidential contestant Hassan Sheikh meets the Somali educationalists + images
See more images of the candidate bellow
Wednesday July 18, 2012 - 15:08:38
Taiwan fishing boat rescued from Somali pirates
Taiwan fishing boat rescued from Somali pirates
The Taiwan government press said that the fishing boat was rescued from the Somali pirate after they had been holding it captive for more than 19 months in the Somali coast.
Wednesday July 18, 2012 - 15:01:33
The Government is investigating the Killing of Former Trade Minister
The Government is investigating the Killing of Former Trade Minister
It was yesterday when the former trade minister of Somalia Mahmud Abdi Garweyne was assassinated and the government said they are conducting investigations so as to apprehend those behind his killing
Tuesday July 17, 2012 - 11:04:27
New Galgaduud Administration Promise Improved Security
New Galgaduud Administration Promise Improved Security
After the creation of new Galgaduud state that comes under the Somali government, its new administration promised to bring many improvements to the region
Tuesday July 17, 2012 - 10:24:33
The Prime Minister of Somalia sends His Condolence to The Families of The late MP Mahmud Garweyne
The Prime Minister of Somalia sends His Condolence to The Families of The late MP Mahmud...
The premier in a press release sent letter of condolence to the family and the whole nation for the loss of honorable member parliament Mahmud Abdi Ibrahim Garweyne may Allah have mercy on his soul
Monday July 16, 2012 - 22:04:12
The IMB Reports A Fall in Piracy Incidents
The IMB Reports A Fall in Piracy Incidents
The international maritime body in its report that was released today reported a fall in piracy incidents worldwide by 54% in the first 6 months of this year 2012
Monday July 16, 2012 - 22:04:08
President Sharif: It’s the End of the Roadmap and Time for a Fair Election
President Sharif: It’s the End of the Roadmap and Time for a Fair Election
Somali President, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, in his address to the council of the traditional elders revealed that time has come for a fair and transparent election to be held in Somalia.
Sunday July 15, 2012 - 21:07:15
Air Bombardment in Somalia’s Lower Juba Region
Air Bombardment in Somalia’s Lower Juba Region
Airstrikes in Hoosingow in the Lower Juba Regions of Somalia has left at least 18 Al-Shabab fighters dead and several others injured.
Sunday July 15, 2012 - 20:32:18
Top Somalia Government Officials Meet With the Cultural Elders
Top Somalia Government Officials Meet With the Cultural Elders
Somalia’s president, Prime Minister and speaker of the parliament today all held meetings with the Cultural Elders whose mandate is to pick members who will then approve the draft constitution.
Saturday July 14, 2012 - 22:24:21
Demonstrators Killed in Dhuusamareeb, Central Somalia
Demonstrators Killed in Dhuusamareeb, Central Somalia
Reports coming from Dhuusamareeb indicate that one person was killed and several others injured in a mass demonstration the residents of the town held to protest against the closure of a major hospital...
Saturday July 14, 2012 - 21:54:11
Sharif Hassan: “Mogadishu Remains the Undisputable Capital City of Somalia”
Sharif Hassan: “Mogadishu Remains the Undisputable Capital City of Somalia”
Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, the Speaker of the Somali National Assembly (although this post is in dispute) told the press in Mogadishu that Somalia’s capital city is clearly Mogadishu.
Saturday July 14, 2012 - 14:03:10
More reports on yesterday’s air bombardment of Gedo province in Somalia
More reports on yesterday’s air bombardment of Gedo province in Somalia
More reports are coming on yesterday’s air strike of Birta district situated between Burdhubo and Garbahaarey districts in Gedo province.
Saturday July 14, 2012 - 00:02:40
Military operations underway in Bal’ad district of  Somalia
Military operations underway in Bal’ad district of Somalia
Early this morning the Somali coalition army inclusive of all its branches; police, peace keepers and the military collectively carried out a military operation in Bal’ad district to ensure security.
Friday July 13, 2012 - 23:06:51
An American man with strong ties with al-Shabab pleads guilty
An American man with strong ties with al-Shabab pleads guilty
According to reports from Reuter’s news agency an American man accused of supporting the al-Shabab militia plead guilty in the Chicago court where the charges were brought against him.
Friday July 13, 2012 - 22:22:09
Somali defense minister gives a press conference over pirates +images
Somali defense minister gives a press conference over pirates +images
TFG’s defense minister, Hussein Arab Isse returned to the country after he had been out of the country to hold talks with the international community in different countries including Italy, UAE and Kenya...
Thursday July 12, 2012 - 23:42:15
 Ministry of education displays the new certification for the graduates +images
Ministry of education displays the new certification for the graduates +images...
The ministry of education and culture released a new standard certification for the high school graduates across the country.
Thursday July 12, 2012 - 22:37:39
Government of Somalia Troops and AMISOM Forces Take Over Laanta Buura
Government of Somalia Troops and AMISOM Forces Take Over Laanta Buura
The deputy regional security officer of the lower Shebelle region Ahmed Omar Mudane told Risaala news station that the government forces and those of AMISOM carried out an ambush this morning on Laanta...
Wednesday July 11, 2012 - 23:09:53
Somali prime minister meets the UK ambassador to Somali + images
Somali prime minister meets the UK ambassador to Somali + images
A delegation from UK led by the British ambassador to Somalia reached Somalia this morning to hold talks with the prime minister of the transitional federal government of Somalia Dr Abdu Wali Mohamed Ali.
Wednesday July 11, 2012 - 22:44:30
Chairman of the Bakara Market Passes on
Chairman of the Bakara Market Passes on
The chairman of Bakara market passed away today in Malaysia, this was confirmed to Risaala news station in Mogadishu by Mahamed Ali Mahamed the son of the late Mahamed Siyaad Ali Dheere
Wednesday July 11, 2012 - 22:11:24
Prime Minister Gaas and Mahiga Held Meetings with Cultural Elders
Prime Minister Gaas and Mahiga Held Meetings with Cultural Elders
The traditional elders in Mogadishu held meetings with the prime minister of Somalia Abdiweli Mahamed Gaas and a section of the cabinet
Tuesday July 10, 2012 - 22:40:19
A Delegation from the United Nation Reaches Garoowe City
A Delegation from the United Nation Reaches Garoowe City
A delegation from the united nation led by UN’s humanitarian envoy to Somalia Mark Bowden have today reached Garoowe the headquarters of Puntland
Tuesday July 10, 2012 - 21:46:44
Communiqué: The Somali Premier Returned Back to the Country
Communiqué: The Somali Premier Returned Back to the Country
Mogadishu, July 9, 2012... The Somali Prime Minister Dr.Abdiweli Mahamed Ali returned back to the country from Italy where he attended a conference rinsed by the international contacts group (ICG) on Somali...
Monday July 09, 2012 - 20:50:45
The Eritrean Government Distanced Itself From any Relation with Al Shabaab
The Eritrean Government Distanced Itself From any Relation with Al Shabaab
The Eritrean government distanced itself from allegations that some of its officers are giving support to Al Shabaab which lead to United States of America imposing economic sanctions the country
Monday July 09, 2012 - 20:50:38
National Security Council Announce That from Tomorrow Maka al Mukaramah Road will be closed
National Security Council Announce That from Tomorrow Maka al Mukaramah Road will...
After a meeting in Mogadishu the national Security Council discussed many issues concerning Mogadishu’s security
Monday July 09, 2012 - 20:43:35
Internally Displaced Persons in Somalia Faced with Dire Living Conditions
Internally Displaced Persons in Somalia Faced with Dire Living Conditions
Internally displaced persons in various camps in Mogadishu are faced with daily hardships and dwindling or non-existent humanitarian aid compounded with worsening climatic conditions.
Sunday July 08, 2012 - 16:07:52
Al-Shabab Shells Baladweyne Town in Central Somalia
Al-Shabab Shells Baladweyne Town in Central Somalia
As confirmed to Risaala Radio by the deputy in command of security matters in Baladweyne town, Ahmed Abdalla Inji, the town came under intense shelling and rocket attacks from Al-Shabab.
Sunday July 08, 2012 - 15:36:13
Somalia: Another Somali Journalist Survives from Assassination Attempt in Mogadishu
Somalia: Another Somali Journalist Survives from Assassination Attempt in Mogadishu
A Somali Journalist, survived from an assassination attempt near his home at Madina District in Mogadishu on Saturday evening, around 6:00pm local time, when two unidentified gunmen approached him and shot...
Sunday July 08, 2012 - 13:51:57
Ministry of Internal Affairs: We Do Not Recognize Any of the States in Southern Somalia
Ministry of Internal Affairs: We Do Not Recognize Any of the States in Southern Somalia
Somalia’s Minister for Security and Internal Affairs, Abdi Ali today told the press that his government does not recognize any of the numerous self-declared provincial administrations and states in Southern...
Saturday July 07, 2012 - 21:16:23
Universal TV Reporter Injured In Mogadishu
Universal TV Reporter Injured In Mogadishu
2 people armed with pistols today shot at and inflicted injuries to a Universal TV reporter.
Saturday July 07, 2012 - 20:33:42
Somali Government Forces in Preparation for Further Advances
Somali Government Forces in Preparation for Further Advances
Reports coming from Golaleey reveal that Somali Government forces in the region are preparing to invade and dig deeper into Al-Shabab held territories in the Middle Shabelle region.
Saturday July 07, 2012 - 19:49:06
Minister of internal affairs “the army should tighten security during the upcoming security.” +image
Minister of internal affairs “the army should tighten security during the upcoming...
The minister of internal affairs and national security of the transitional federal government of Somalia Abdu Swamad Sheikh Hassan urged the coalition military police to continue the military operations...
Friday July 06, 2012 - 22:49:14
Sierra Leone soldiers arrive in Mogadishu today + image
Sierra Leone soldiers arrive in Mogadishu today + image
Sierra Leon military police reached Mogadishu today.
Friday July 06, 2012 - 22:12:38
President Kibaki promises to protect Kenyans +image
President Kibaki promises to protect Kenyans +image
The Kenyan president promised that all the Kenyans living in Kenya will have their security back after recently experiencing some grenade attacks. President Mwai Kiabaki said in press conference that...
Friday July 06, 2012 - 21:16:01
UN, Somalia Sign Pact Banning Child Soldier
UN, Somalia Sign Pact Banning Child Soldier
UN and Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government today signed a pact banning the recruitment of child soldiers to the Somali army or to any militant group.
Wednesday July 04, 2012 - 22:24:56
Puntland Troops Accused of Killing Civilians
Puntland Troops Accused of Killing Civilians
Puntland antipiracy forces are accused of killing at least 2 civilians and injuring 8 others.
Wednesday July 04, 2012 - 21:48:51
Internally displaced Somalis take to the streets to protest against widespread corruption +image
Internally displaced Somalis take to the streets to protest against widespread corruption...
Hundreds of internally displaced Somalis living now in Hodan district of Banadir province took to the streets to protest against corruption in the leadership of the humanitarian organizations in the area.
Monday July 02, 2012 - 22:46:05
Acting Somali prime minister gives a press conference over the rescued aid workers +image
Acting Somali prime minister gives a press conference over the rescued aid workers...
Mogadishu , July 02 2012……the acting Somali prime minister who is also the minister of trade and industries of the transitional federal government today told the media in a press conference that the coalition...
Monday July 02, 2012 - 21:53:45
Somalia Marks Independence Day with Colorful Celebrations
Somalia Marks Independence Day with Colorful Celebrations
Somalia today celebrated its independence day for the first time in many years.
Sunday July 01, 2012 - 12:34:55
Yemen Government Alarmed over the Number of Somali Refugees entering its Co
Yemen Government Alarmed over the Number of Somali Refugees entering its Co
Yemeni government today expressed concerns over the number of Somali refugees crossing into its country and the possibility of Al-Shabab operatives sneaking in.
Sunday July 01, 2012 - 01:23:10
President Shariff Tours Bal’ad
President Shariff Tours Bal’ad
Somali President, Shariff Sheikh Ahmed today toured the newly liberated district of Bal’ad, in the Middle Shabelle province.
Sunday July 01, 2012 - 00:43:39
Demonstrations in Mogadishu today
Demonstrations in Mogadishu today
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Mogadishu today to show their support for the Somali land and Somali talks.
Friday June 29, 2012 - 23:10:39
China sends 12 war ships to the Somali coast
China sends 12 war ships to the Somali coast
The Chinese defense minister said that china will send 12 war ships to the Gulf of Aden and the Somali coast within this month so that they guard the area.
Friday June 29, 2012 - 22:33:22
President Sharif extends forgiveness on for anyone who abandons piracy
President Sharif extends forgiveness on for anyone who abandons piracy
An official report from the office of the president says that the president extended pardon for all who leave behind piracy in the coast of Somalia.
Friday June 29, 2012 - 00:15:03
The Somali president and Somali land’s president hold talks in Dubai +image
The Somali president and Somali land’s president hold talks in Dubai +image
The two presidents of Somalia and Somaliland today shook hands in Dubai, Emirates .
Thursday June 28, 2012 - 23:05:11
Somali prime minister flays to Uganda today +images
Somali prime minister flays to Uganda today +images
Mogadishu June 27, 2012………….Somali prime minister Dr. Abdu Wali Mohamed Ali left for the capital of Uganda Kampala earlier today.
Wednesday June 27, 2012 - 23:40:51
Images on the celebration of June 27, 2012 in Mogadishu
Images on the celebration of June 27, 2012 in Mogadishu
Celebration to commemorate the 35th year of Djibouti’s independence from France
Wednesday June 27, 2012 - 22:50:36
General Abdullahi Anood: “Our Next Stop is At Jowhar”
General Abdullahi Anood: “Our Next Stop is At Jowhar”
Senior commanders of the TFG forces today elaborated the events which led to their capture of Bal’ad, located in the Middle Shabelle. Abdullahi Ali Anood, who talked to Risaala Radio on phone from...
Tuesday June 26, 2012 - 17:09:58
Somali Government Forces Seize Bal’ad, Key Town in the Middle Shabelle
Somali Government Forces Seize Bal’ad, Key Town in the Middle Shabelle
Reports reaching us from Bal’ad say that Somali government forces backed by AMISOM today entered the district located in the Middle Shabelle Province. TFG commander who Risaala Radio contacted on phone...
Tuesday June 26, 2012 - 15:59:55
Somali troops Carry out Security operations in Eelasha Biyaha district.
Somali troops Carry out Security operations in Eelasha Biyaha district.
The Somali coalition army carried out extensive search on Eelasha Biyaha district north of Mogadishu town earlier today.
Monday June 25, 2012 - 23:58:09
President sharif  heads to Ethiopia
President sharif heads to Ethiopia
Somalia’s president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and a delegation he was leading today flew from Aadan Adde international airport of Mogadishu.
Monday June 25, 2012 - 20:29:55
Death Toll in the Kenyan Blast on the Rise
Death Toll in the Kenyan Blast on the Rise
As confirmed by doctors attending to injured in last night’s blast in Mombasa three people are reportedly dead and 25 others injured
Monday June 25, 2012 - 17:01:54
Canada warns its citizens against going to Kenya
Canada warns its citizens against going to Kenya
The Canadian foreign embassy send warning to all Canadians in Kenya and those planning to visit the country to be mindful of grenade attacks that plagued Kenya’s big cities recently especially Mombasa.
Sunday June 24, 2012 - 23:25:40
Mohamed Morsi wins Egypt’s presidential election
Mohamed Morsi wins Egypt’s presidential election
Egypt’s electoral commission today announced the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi as the official winner of the presidential election.
Sunday June 24, 2012 - 22:05:56
President Sharif Lands in Mogadishu, Inspects Parts of the Airport
President Sharif Lands in Mogadishu, Inspects Parts of the Airport
President Shariff Sheikh Ahmed today landed in Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport.
Saturday June 23, 2012 - 20:32:26
Kenya Arrests Al-Shabab-linked Iranians.
Kenya Arrests Al-Shabab-linked Iranians.
The Kenyan Police on Friday announced the arrest of two Iranian nationals who were caught in possession of chemicals.
Saturday June 23, 2012 - 20:32:15
Ethiopian Troops to Extend Stay in Somalia
Ethiopian Troops to Extend Stay in Somalia
Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister, Shimeles Kemal while briefing the press in Addis Ababa today, revealed that Ethiopian forces will not leave Somalia until the new government which is to be elected later...
Saturday June 23, 2012 - 18:31:03
President Shariif Announces He is Vying for another Term in Office this August
President Shariif Announces He is Vying for another Term in Office this August
President Shariif sheikh Ahmed who is currently in Nairobi announced that he is interested in another term in office and he is one of the candidates for presidency in the coming elections
Friday June 22, 2012 - 21:46:01
Acting PM Displays to media two South Africans rescued from terrorist groups
Acting PM Displays to media two South Africans rescued from terrorist groups
Mogadishu, Thursday, June 21,2012 –Press Release--- The acting Prime Minister of Somalia and Minister of defenCe, Hussein Arab Isse displayed Buruno and David, two South African couples who were held...
Thursday June 21, 2012 - 18:36:35
At least 50 Somali Migrants Died in Malawi
At least 50 Somali Migrants Died in Malawi
At least 47 Somali migrants have drowned when their boat capsized on Lake Malawi, police say.
Thursday June 21, 2012 - 17:46:49
Somali ambassador to Turkey arrives in Turkey +images
Somali ambassador to Turkey arrives in Turkey +images
The Somali ambassador to Turkey Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdurrahman left Mogadishu for the capital of turkey Ankara this morning.
Thursday June 21, 2012 - 17:10:40
Somalia and Somaliland meeting due to come to an end today
Somalia and Somaliland meeting due to come to an end today
The talks between the Somali government and Somaliland administration held in the United Kingdom are expected to come to an end today. The conference is held in a city outside London.
Thursday June 21, 2012 - 17:07:50
The speach of PM Somalia in Kenya Conference
The speach of PM Somalia in Kenya Conference
First, let me thank UNPOS for facilitating this meeting. I would also like to extend my personal appreciation to my colleagues and fellow Road Map signatories for being committed enough and willing enough...
Thursday June 21, 2012 - 16:20:46
Daljir Forum  Recommended Improvements on the Process ending the transition
Daljir Forum Recommended Improvements on the Process ending the transition
Daljir Forum continues to support the ending of the transition and considers it essential to move the country into permanent governance with a term long enough to build on the security and development...
Wednesday June 20, 2012 - 12:19:25
Somali Prime Minister Flies to Kenya + pictures
Somali Prime Minister Flies to Kenya + pictures
Somalia Prime Minister, Dr. Abdiwali Mohamed Ali today set off for Kenya where he is expected to take part in Roadmap conference that is to be held in Nairobi tomorrow.
Tuesday June 19, 2012 - 22:23:11
Parliamentarians and Somali affairs experts   strongly oppose Mahiga +image
Parliamentarians and Somali affairs experts strongly oppose Mahiga +image
Some members of the Somali parliament and Somali affairs experts collectively condemned and strongly expressed their displeasure in what the UN’s representative to Somalia Mr. Augustine Mahiga said yesterday.
Tuesday June 19, 2012 - 22:02:00
Yusuf haji appointed the Acting Internal Security Minister
Yusuf haji appointed the Acting Internal Security Minister
The president of Kenya Mwai Kibaki appointed the defense minister Yusuf haji as the acting internal security minister after recent incident that left the internal security minister prof. George Saitoti...
Tuesday June 19, 2012 - 19:15:32
Al-Shabab Vows on never to stop the war as long as AMISOM Remains in Somalia
Al-Shabab Vows on never to stop the war as long as AMISOM Remains in Somalia
The al-Shabab leader left an audio message in a webpage the group uses to publish the information they want to pass to the people. He talked about a lot of issues in his message....
Monday June 18, 2012 - 22:31:53
Expert Abdullahi Hilowle Heyle says “the name of the new constitution should be changed to National Promise”
Expert Abdullahi Hilowle Heyle says “the name of the new constitution should be changed...
Abdullahi Hilowle Heyle, an expert on Somali affairs living in Mogadishu says that the new constitution’s name should be derived from its content.
Monday June 18, 2012 - 21:27:16
Suicide Blast Hits a Somali Military Base near Afgooye
Suicide Blast Hits a Somali Military Base near Afgooye
A suicide bomber today rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into a TFG army base in Afgooye.
Saturday June 16, 2012 - 20:20:29
Ahlusunna to change its strategy on the war on al-Shabab
Ahlusunna to change its strategy on the war on al-Shabab
Ahlusunna leaders deny that there is any kind of misunderstanding within the group and confirmed that the group would adopt new strategies on the war on al-Shabab.
Saturday June 16, 2012 - 16:40:42
Somali prime minister’s wife invites women’s union + images
Somali prime minister’s wife invites women’s union + images
The wife of the Somali Prime Minister Hodan Said Iise invited the women’s union for get together lunch. The first lady of the country also attended the luncheon.
Friday June 15, 2012 - 22:09:16
NUSOJ: Local journalists released in central Somalia‏
NUSOJ: Local journalists released in central Somalia‏
National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcome Ahlu Sunna waljama release the two journalists arrested in the Somalia’s central town of Dhusomareb two days ago were illegally sentenced to three...
Friday June 15, 2012 - 17:49:27
A delegation led by the minister of internal affairs arrive at Baladwayne town + image
A delegation led by the minister of internal affairs arrive at Baladwayne town + image
A delegation led by the Somali minister of internal affairs and security of the transitional federal government Somalia arrived at Baladwyne distinct in Hiraan province.
Thursday June 14, 2012 - 21:33:55
Somali Prime Minister meets Kenyan Leaders +images
Somali Prime Minister meets Kenyan Leaders +images
Somali Prime Minister Professor Abdu Wali Mohamed Ali holds separate talks with the Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga on a formal visit to Kenya. It was the first meeting between...
Thursday June 14, 2012 - 21:29:40
Mahiga: “Those against Peace Will Be Treated Just like Al Shabaab
Mahiga: “Those against Peace Will Be Treated Just like Al Shabaab
In an exclusive interview with Risaala news station United Nation special envoy to Somalia Augustine Mahiga said those causing havoc in the transport sector of Somalia will be treated like Al Shabaab
Wednesday June 13, 2012 - 21:02:16
The Somali cabinet announces three days of public mourning over the death of speaker +image
The Somali cabinet announces three days of public mourning over the death of speaker...
After holding a conference, the cabinet of the Transitional Federal government of Somalia expressed their condolences to the Somali citizens on the death of speaker sheikh Muqtaar Mohamed Hussein who passed...
Wednesday June 13, 2012 - 20:20:21
President Shariif visits Military frontlines in Lower Shebelle Region
President Shariif visits Military frontlines in Lower Shebelle Region
The president of Somalia Shariif Sheikh Ahmed visited the new military frontlines in lower Shebelle region accompanied by top military commanders
Wednesday June 13, 2012 - 19:43:01
 Construction Sector on the Boom in Mogadishu + Pictures
Construction Sector on the Boom in Mogadishu + Pictures...
Renovation and construction of new buildings and structures are on a dramatic rise in Mogadishu. Risaala Media has captured some of these structures on camera so that our honorable viewers can have a look...
Tuesday June 12, 2012 - 22:55:53
Kenya Seeks US and EU’s Assistance in Capturing Kismaayo
Kenya Seeks US and EU’s Assistance in Capturing Kismaayo
Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, while addressing the press in Nairobi today, requested from the US government and the European Union to help his government in capturing the Southern Somali port-city...
Tuesday June 12, 2012 - 22:43:48
Al-Shabab Beheads More than 10 Civilians in the Less Than 24 Hours in Central Somalia
Al-Shabab Beheads More than 10 Civilians in the Less Than 24 Hours in Central Somalia
Al-Shabab fighters have beheaded at least 10 civilians in the past 24 hours in Eel-Buur district in Galgaduud.
Tuesday June 12, 2012 - 22:15:31
Local Administration in central Somalia town of Dhusamareb beat and arrest two Journalists
Local Administration in central Somalia town of Dhusamareb beat and arrest two Journalists
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has just learned the arrest of two journalists by militias loyal to Ahlu Sunna Waljama administration in the central Somalia town of Dhusamareb on early...
Tuesday June 12, 2012 - 17:21:47
Prison administration gives a report on the conditions of the prisoners
Prison administration gives a report on the conditions of the prisoners
The administrator of Mogadishu central prison Mohamed Hussein Ahmed gave a press conference inside the prison today. He said the prisoners in Mogadishu Central prison were convicted for committing different...
Monday June 11, 2012 - 21:56:29
Al-Shabab Advances as Ahlusunna Retreats in Parts of Central Somalia
Al-Shabab Advances as Ahlusunna Retreats in Parts of Central Somalia
Ahlusunna forces today abandoned their fixed positions in parts of Mahaas district in Hiraan Province.
Monday June 11, 2012 - 21:02:29
Banaadir administration gives warning to transporters
Banaadir administration gives warning to transporters
Banaadir administration announced that it had written down strict traffic rules for Mogadishu town.
Monday June 11, 2012 - 20:37:09
Kenya minister dies in a helicopter crash
Kenya minister dies in a helicopter crash
Kenya’s minister of internal security George Saitoti and his deputy Orwa Ojode are among six people who died after the police helicopter in which they were travelling crashed near Nairobi according to Kenyan...
Sunday June 10, 2012 - 17:24:46
Somalia: Bar-Kulan Reporter recovers in Hospital, after surviving Assassination
Somalia: Bar-Kulan Reporter recovers in Hospital, after surviving Assassination
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), is relieved the recovery of Bar-Kulan Radio reporter and one of its member journalists in Benadir branch after he survived an assassination attempt on Friday...
Sunday June 10, 2012 - 15:31:30
The Somali Police commander says that the police force is need of military equipments
The Somali Police commander says that the police force is need of military equipments...
The Somali police commander says that the police force is in dire need of military equipments that are necessary in performing their duties.
Sunday June 10, 2012 - 14:50:26
Ethiopian troops abandon Ceelbuur County
Ethiopian troops abandon Ceelbuur County
Reports from Galgadudud village in Ceelbuur County say that the Ethiopian army that was occupying the area abandoned it after a conflict erupted between them and the Ahlusunna officials who were controlling...
Sunday June 10, 2012 - 11:23:06
Somali Pirates free a Greek ship
Somali Pirates free a Greek ship
The Philippine foreign affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez gave a statement to the media that 22 Philippines who were crew members of the Greek ship apprehended by the Somali pirates were finally released.
Saturday June 09, 2012 - 22:59:03
Mali rebel groups 'clash in Kidal'
Mali rebel groups 'clash in Kidal'
Two rebel groups that seized northern Mali two months ago have clashed following protests in the town of Kidal, witnesses say.
Saturday June 09, 2012 - 11:08:12
A Journalist Seriously Wounded in an assassination attempt in Mogadishu
A Journalist Seriously Wounded in an assassination attempt in Mogadishu
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is outraged by the continued targeting of journalists, following the attack on Bar-Kulan Radio journalists who was seriously wounded in Mogadishu’s Hamarjajab...
Saturday June 09, 2012 - 06:28:08
Somali Prime Minister Returns Home + images
Somali Prime Minister Returns Home + images
Somali Prime Minister, Abdwali Mohamed Ali Gas today arrived in Mogadishu where he held a press conference on landing in the airport.
Friday June 08, 2012 - 19:37:03
Mohamed Cali Catoosh “we have detained the person responsible for yesterday’s bombings in Baydhabo”
Mohamed Cali Catoosh “we have detained the person responsible for yesterday’s...
The assistant minister in the ministry of defense in the transitional federal government of Somalia, Mohamed Ali Catoosh gave a statement to Al risaala Media Corporation that after the government carried...
Friday June 08, 2012 - 11:27:06
Parliamentarian AbdiQadir accuses previous governments of Somalia of steeling public funds
Parliamentarian AbdiQadir accuses previous governments of Somalia of steeling public...
AbdiQadir Sheikh Ismail who had been in parliament throughout the previous governments of Somalia till today said that millions of dollars which were meant to build the country fell into the wrong hands...
Friday June 08, 2012 - 10:22:03
The Somali Cabinet held a conference in Mogadishu today
The Somali Cabinet held a conference in Mogadishu today
(Mogadishu, 07 April 2012) The Somali ministers attended a cabinet meeting today chaired by the prime minister, CabdiWahaab Ugass Xuseen Ugaas Khalif who is also the minister of trade and factories. In this...
Thursday June 07, 2012 - 21:12:04
Hormuud telecommunication extends aid to hospitals in Mogadishu +images
Hormuud telecommunication extends aid to hospitals in Mogadishu +images
Hormud telecommunication firm donated charity items such as mattresses and petroleum fuel to the hospitals in Mogadishu today.
Thursday June 07, 2012 - 17:56:50
Interpol joins Uganda hunt for terrorists
Interpol joins Uganda hunt for terrorists
The International Police (Interpol) has joined the hunt for terror suspects suspected to be in Uganda.
Thursday June 07, 2012 - 13:54:51
US offers millions in bounty for top Somali militants
US offers millions in bounty for top Somali militants
The United States is offering rewards of up to $7 million for information leading to the location of seven key leaders of Somalia's al Shabaab, seeking for the first time to target top echelons of the al Qaeda-linked...
Thursday June 07, 2012 - 13:51:33
More Than 300 Somali Youth Anguishing In Libyan Prisons
More Than 300 Somali Youth Anguishing In Libyan Prisons
Somalia’s ambassador to Libya, Abdiqani Mohamed Wa’eys today talked of the Somali youth suffering in Libyan prison
Wednesday June 06, 2012 - 17:55:18
The Refugee agency of UNHCR Reports That Somali refugees are escaping to the neighboring countries +image
The Refugee agency of UNHCR Reports That Somali refugees are escaping to the neighboring...
The refugee agency of UNHCR issued statement saying that Somali refugees are still escaping to the neighboring countries seeking refuge at a very high rate. The humanitarian crimes and insecurities as well...
Wednesday June 06, 2012 - 16:13:55
Kenya Targets to Capture Kismayo within Days
Kenya Targets to Capture Kismayo within Days
Kenya’s minister for Defense, Yusuf Haji, while addressing the press in Addis Ababa, talked of the ongoing operations his forces are undertaking in Somalia.
Tuesday June 05, 2012 - 20:30:07
Livestock prices hike up in the Mogadishu livestock Markets +images
Livestock prices hike up in the Mogadishu livestock Markets +images
The rising prices of livestock in the markets of Mogadishu raised alarm throughout the livestock traders in the country.
Tuesday June 05, 2012 - 20:21:26
Former President of Somalia Calls for the Constitution to be based On the Religion +image
Former President of Somalia Calls for the Constitution to be based On the Religion...
Abdi Qaasim Salaad Hasan, one of the former presidents of Somalia points out the need to base the new constitution of Somalia on the religion of Islam.
Tuesday June 05, 2012 - 13:29:33
Solar energy lights installation success in Mogadishu
Solar energy lights installation success in Mogadishu
Mogadishu saw a major success of solar energy lights installation today.
Monday June 04, 2012 - 23:05:19
President Sharif returns home + pictures
President Sharif returns home + pictures
Delegation led by Somalia’s President Sharif Shaykh Ahmed has returned home from Darussalam, Tanzania, officials from the two councils of the transitional government, government forces commanders and many...
Monday June 04, 2012 - 22:20:10
Uganda Starts Training Somali Government Soldiers
Uganda Starts Training Somali Government Soldiers
An exercise to train troops for the Somali government today kicked off in Bihiga Military Camp in Uganda.
Monday June 04, 2012 - 22:18:38
Pro-government Islamists to try district commissioner
Pro-government Islamists to try district commissioner
Pro-government Moderate Islamic Group of Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’a have declared trying Matabaan District commissioner in Hiiraan Region
Monday June 04, 2012 - 22:07:30
Government Commanders in Afmadow Hold Meetings with Locals
Government Commanders in Afmadow Hold Meetings with Locals
Reports reaching our studios from lower juba region indicate that the recently liberated district of Afmadow by the allied forces of the government of Somalia and Raskamboni backed by Kenyan forces they...
Saturday June 02, 2012 - 15:00:16
Somaliland administration officially boycotts Istanbul Conference.
Somaliland administration officially boycotts Istanbul Conference.
The Istanbul conference entered its second day today, among those who attended yesterday include Somaliland who previously declared they are not part of the greater Somalia and today they have announced...
Friday June 01, 2012 - 10:33:17
Somali Government Commanders Vow to Capture Kismayu
Somali Government Commanders Vow to Capture Kismayu
Government of Somalia commanders in Afmadow region lower Juba area announced they are headed for Kismayu city and they will take over the control soon.
Friday June 01, 2012 - 09:14:43
Eritrea, Ugandan Presidents Meet in Asmara to Discuss Somalia
Eritrea, Ugandan Presidents Meet in Asmara to Discuss Somalia
Ugandan president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni today arrived in Asmara on a three day visit.
Thursday May 31, 2012 - 17:21:25
Somali, Turkish Prime Ministers Meet in Istanbul + Pictures
Somali, Turkish Prime Ministers Meet in Istanbul + Pictures
Somali Prime Minister, Prof Abdiwali Mohamed Ali Gas today had a lengthy meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Thursday May 31, 2012 - 16:54:42
Al-Shabab Claims To Have Killed Kenyan Commanders
Al-Shabab Claims To Have Killed Kenyan Commanders
Al-Shabab spokesman, Abdiaziz Abu Mus’ab while addressing the media, claimed that his fighters have killed senior Kenyan commanders in a fighting that took place in the Lower Juba.
Wednesday May 30, 2012 - 22:15:08
President Shariif leaves for Turkey
President Shariif leaves for Turkey
The president of Somalia Shariif sheikh Ahmed jetted out of the country at Aden Ade International airport in Mogadishu
Wednesday May 30, 2012 - 20:44:56
President Sharif's  Convoy Ambushed by Al-Shabab
President Sharif's Convoy Ambushed by Al-Shabab
A delegation led by Somalia’s president, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, was today ambushed by Al-Shabab militants on its way back from Afgoye
Tuesday May 29, 2012 - 22:35:45
President Sharif Tours the Recently Liberated Areas, Afgoye
President Sharif Tours the Recently Liberated Areas, Afgoye
Somalia’s president, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed today led a wide delegation to tour the new areas seized jointly by AU and TFG forces.
Tuesday May 29, 2012 - 22:10:28
 Warship Shells the Al-Shabab-held City of Kismayo
Warship Shells the Al-Shabab-held City of Kismayo...
Reports reaching us from Kismayo, the headquarters of Lower Juba Province, say that the city had earlier in the day come under immense fire from a suspected French warship.
Tuesday May 29, 2012 - 21:53:08
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ISTANBUL PRE-CONFERENCE
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ISTANBUL PRE-CONFERENCE
The Ministry of Constitution, Federalism and Reconciliation wishes to express its grave concern on the selection of the civil society groups for the Somali Istanbul Pre-Conference.
Tuesday May 29, 2012 - 08:02:28
AMISOM Threatens To Take Over All Al-Shabab Held Territories + Pictures
AMISOM Threatens To Take Over All Al-Shabab Held Territories + Pictures
The Head of African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia today took a group of journalists to the new territories in the Lower Shabelle they have seized from the Al-Qaeda-link group Al-Shabab.
Monday May 28, 2012 - 21:38:22
Somalia Prime Minister Meets With His Kenyan Counterpart in Nairobi
Somalia Prime Minister Meets With His Kenyan Counterpart in Nairobi
Somalia’s Prime Minister, Professor Abdiwali Mohamed Ali today held meetings with his Kenyan counterpart, Raila Odinga.
Monday May 28, 2012 - 21:10:24
A Blast in Nairobi
A Blast in Nairobi
Reports coming from Nairobi the capital city of Kenya indicate there was a huge blast that rocked the heart of the capital today. Several people were reported injured. The blast happened on the ever busy...
Monday May 28, 2012 - 18:04:11
Somalia Receives Medical Aid from Saudi Arabia
Somalia Receives Medical Aid from Saudi Arabia
Somalia’s minister for Health, Abdiaziz Sheikh Yusuf today officially received a medical aid from an organization based in Saudi Arabia.
Sunday May 27, 2012 - 14:24:27
Senior Ahlusuna Commander Dies in A Road Accident
Senior Ahlusuna Commander Dies in A Road Accident
Sheikh Omar Sheikh Mohamed Faarah who is one of the top officials of Ahlusuna died yesterday night in a road accident.
Sunday May 27, 2012 - 14:14:30
Somali Traditional Elders Fly To Istanbul, Turkey + Pictures
Somali Traditional Elders Fly To Istanbul, Turkey + Pictures
Somali cultural elders who were recently holding talks in Mogadishu today flew to Istanbul, Turkey.
Saturday May 26, 2012 - 19:43:14
Anood: “Operations Won’t Stop Till We Liberate the Whole of Lower Shabelle”
Anood: “Operations Won’t Stop Till We Liberate the Whole of Lower Shabelle”
Somali Army's Second Brigade and top commander, Abdullahi Ali Anood, in an exclusive interview with Risaala Radio, declared that AMISOM and TFG forces will continue with their offensive against the Al-Shabab...
Saturday May 26, 2012 - 18:43:18
Mogadishu University Students Kick-off Final Examinations
Mogadishu University Students Kick-off Final Examinations
Students of Mogadishu University today sat for their final examinations. These students are expected to be the 14th lot to graduate in Mogadishu University.
Saturday May 26, 2012 - 18:08:11
Safety Boats Put on Display in Mogadishu’s Liido Beach + Pictures
Safety Boats Put on Display in Mogadishu’s Liido Beach + Pictures
Liido Beach, situated in Abdiaziz district of Banadir, is the most exotic and popular beach in Mogadishu. Every Friday, thousands of Mogadishu residents and beyond come to relax and to swim.
Friday May 25, 2012 - 22:05:01
Somalia Government Forces Seize Afgoye, Key Town in the Lower Shabelle
Somalia Government Forces Seize Afgoye, Key Town in the Lower Shabelle
TFG commander, Abdullahi Ali Anood who talked exclusively to Risaala Radio revealed that his forces have taken over peacefully some parts of Afgoye District, located in the Lower Shabelle province.
Friday May 25, 2012 - 21:16:59
Somali Government Denounces the Killing of a Radio Journalist in Mogadishu
Somali Government Denounces the Killing of a Radio Journalist in Mogadishu
Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government today released a press statement denouncing the senseless killing of a Radio Journalist in Mogadishu.
Friday May 25, 2012 - 11:47:50
Internally Displaced Persons Flock back To Mogadishu + Pictures
Internally Displaced Persons Flock back To Mogadishu + Pictures
Civilians today flocked back to Mogadishu from its environs where a bloody battle is raging on between Somalia government forces and AU peacekeepers on one side and Al-Shabab on the other.
Thursday May 24, 2012 - 23:00:29
TFG Commanders Vow To Seize Afgoye, Key Town in the Lower Shabelle
TFG Commanders Vow To Seize Afgoye, Key Town in the Lower Shabelle
As a bloody battle rages on between AMISOM and TFG forces on one side and Al-Shabab on the other, top TFG commanders at the warfront today vowed to carry on with the fighting till they reach Afgoye and Wanlaweyn...
Thursday May 24, 2012 - 22:08:41
Al-Shabab Urges the Somali Civilian Population to Take Part in “The Holy War”
Al-Shabab Urges the Somali Civilian Population to Take Part in “The Holy War”
As AMISOM and Somali government forces advance on Al-Shabab positions in the Lower Shabelle Regions, Al-Shabab today sent out a callout to the Somali civilian population, urging them to take up arms and join...
Thursday May 24, 2012 - 20:58:39
NUSOJ is grieved by the Senseless Murder of Radio Journalist in Mogadishu.
NUSOJ is grieved by the Senseless Murder of Radio Journalist in Mogadishu.
National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is outraged and grieved by the increasing attacks against the journalists in Somalia, following the brutal murder of Radio journalist in Mogadishu on Wednesday...
Thursday May 24, 2012 - 17:52:46
Somalia CID Boss Displays the Body of Suspected Young Al-Shabab Fighter
Somalia CID Boss Displays the Body of Suspected Young Al-Shabab Fighter
Criminal Investigation Department boss, Abdullahi Hassan Barise today put on display the dead body of a young boy suspected to be a member of Al-Shabab.
Wednesday May 23, 2012 - 23:18:03
Al-Shabab Starts Withdrawing From Eelasha-Biyaha, Key Location in the Outskirts of Mogadishu
Al-Shabab Starts Withdrawing From Eelasha-Biyaha, Key Location in the Outskirts of Mogadishu
Reports reaching us from the south of Mogadishu reveal a tense atmosphere and panic in the region.
Wednesday May 23, 2012 - 22:43:51
TFG, AU Troops Advance on Al-Shabab Strongholds
TFG, AU Troops Advance on Al-Shabab Strongholds
A fierce battle today ensued between Somalia government forces and AMISOM on one side and Al-Shabab fighters, in the southern outskirts of Mogadishu.
Wednesday May 23, 2012 - 22:20:04
Consultative Meeting of the Somali Signatories of the Process for Ending the Transition
Consultative Meeting of the Somali Signatories of the Process for Ending the Transition
the Somali signatories of the process for ending the transition held a consultative meeting in The African Union Headquarters, from May 21 to May 23, 2012
Wednesday May 23, 2012 - 21:18:39
A Cooperative Security Assembly took Place at Benadir Regional Headquarter
A Cooperative Security Assembly took Place at Benadir Regional Headquarter
A session to deepen and improve the good liaison between the local district Commissioners and security officers of Somali Government on Tuesday held in Mogadishu Capital.
Tuesday May 22, 2012 - 20:25:27
Police Cars from Japan Put On Display in Mogadishu
Police Cars from Japan Put On Display in Mogadishu
Somalia Police force has today displayed police patrol vehicles they received from the government of Japan. The vehicles roamed around and were passed through most roads in Mogadishu where they were later...
Monday May 21, 2012 - 21:59:32
Somalia Roadmap Signatories Converge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Somalia Roadmap Signatories Converge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
A meeting to bring together the six signatories of the Somali Road-map was today held in the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
Monday May 21, 2012 - 21:12:48
Banadir Provincial Commissioner Meets with His 16 District Commissioners
Banadir Provincial Commissioner Meets with His 16 District Commissioners
Banadir Provincial commissioner who is also Mogadishu’s mayor, Mr. Mahamoud Ahmed Nur Tarsan today held meetings with his district commissioners from across Banadir’s 16 districts.
Saturday May 19, 2012 - 19:06:44
Somaliland Welcomes, Sets Conditions for Participation in Istanbul Somalia Peace Conference
Somaliland Welcomes, Sets Conditions for Participation in Istanbul Somalia Peace...
Somaliland today welcomed the international conference on Somalia that is to be hosted in Istanbul, Turkey.
Saturday May 19, 2012 - 18:13:03
A Delegation Led by Shariif Hassan Sheikh Adan Reaches Baydhabo
A Delegation Led by Shariif Hassan Sheikh Adan Reaches Baydhabo
Shariif Hassan and other delegates have reached Baydhabo the headquarters of Baay
Thursday May 17, 2012 - 21:19:00
Details Coming in of an Explosion in Mombasa Kenya
Details Coming in of an Explosion in Mombasa Kenya
Reports from the police indicate there was a grenade attack at a night club in the coastal city of Mombasa that left one person dead and five others injured
Wednesday May 16, 2012 - 10:47:46
European Union Warns against extending the Mandate of The Government of Somalia
European Union Warns against extending the Mandate of The Government of Somalia
Statement from the European Union said they strongly oppose extending the mandate of the government of Somalia when its term comes to an end on 20thAugust
Tuesday May 15, 2012 - 18:09:11
Turkish Navy Arrest Somali Pirates
Turkish Navy Arrest Somali Pirates
A statement from the head of the Turkish navy patrolling the Somali coastline states that they arrested 14 Somali pirates and they will be brought before the law
Monday May 14, 2012 - 22:04:59
Daljir Alliance Hosts Constitutional Debate in Mogadishu
Daljir Alliance Hosts Constitutional Debate in Mogadishu
This debate organized by Daljir officials was held in Mogadishu
Sunday May 13, 2012 - 21:39:32
Prime Minister Gaas: A Government Cannot be a Government if it cannot protect the Rights of its Citizens
Prime Minister Gaas: A Government Cannot be a Government if it cannot protect the Rights...
The government of Somalia announced it is putting in place a mechanism to make sure every citizen gets his/her rights
Saturday May 12, 2012 - 09:51:23
Zambia: No Somalia Ambassador in Our Country
Zambia: No Somalia Ambassador in Our Country
A written statement released by Zambia’s news agency, ZANIS revealed today that there was no envoy in the Somali Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital.
Friday May 11, 2012 - 21:34:03
Somalia Pirates Seize Greek Owned Oil Tanker
Somalia Pirates Seize Greek Owned Oil Tanker
Somali pirates today hijacked a Liberian flagged oil tanker
Friday May 11, 2012 - 20:14:22
Prime Minister of Somalia Meets with Officials from South Africa and Mozambique
Prime Minister of Somalia Meets with Officials from South Africa and Mozambique
The prime minister of Somalia Dr. Abdiweli Mahamed Ali has today met with officials from South Africa and Mozambique. The premier held meetings with the constitutional minister Mr. Jeffrey Radebe, south...
Friday May 11, 2012 - 06:44:18
UN Reports 7 Somalis Dead in the Waters between Libya and Malta
UN Reports 7 Somalis Dead in the Waters between Libya and Malta
A report by the united nation high commission for refugees indicates at least 7 Somali immigrants died in the ocean while trying to cross from Libya to Malta, according to UNHCR report this was caused...
Wednesday May 09, 2012 - 22:15:19
Foreign Meddlers  Into the internal business of Somalia Journalists - Worse than Al-Shabab
Foreign Meddlers Into the internal business of Somalia Journalists - Worse than...
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is offended by the continued oppression on its legitimacy, its right to democratically elect its leadership through the union’s internal rules and regulations...
Wednesday May 09, 2012 - 20:55:55
The Prime Minister of Somalia Said Traditional Elders are Required to Unite the Nation
The Prime Minister of Somalia Said Traditional Elders are Required to Unite the Nation
The prime minister of the transitional government of Somalia Abdiweli Mahamed Ali Gaas said traditional elders of Somalia are needed to bring together the Somali fraternity
Wednesday May 09, 2012 - 20:26:48
The Somali Prime Minister Meets with American and United Nation Delegations
The Somali Prime Minister Meets with American and United Nation Delegations
Prime minister Abdiweli Mahamed Ali Gas has today met with delegations from the united nation, European Union and USA
Tuesday May 08, 2012 - 20:23:03
District commissioner of Warta Nabada Says There is Efforts to assure Security
District commissioner of Warta Nabada Says There is Efforts to assure Security
The district commissioner of Warta Nabada Deeqo Abdiqadir Mahamed who talked to Risaala news station in Mogadishu said they are stepping up efforts to assure the security of the district
Monday May 07, 2012 - 10:20:21
Minister for Planning and Foreign Affairs Meets with WFP Envoy (Press Release)
Minister for Planning and Foreign Affairs Meets with WFP Envoy (Press Release)
Mogadishu, May 06 2012: minister for planning and international relation Abdullahi Goodeh Barre has yesterday received in his office Stefano Porretti, WFP envoy
Monday May 07, 2012 - 09:21:17
Iran Ready to Assist Somali People and Government
Iran Ready to Assist Somali People and Government
Iran’s ambassador to Somalia, Makel Hussein Givzad while addressing the press today, revealed that his government will do everything to assist the Somali population.
Saturday May 05, 2012 - 19:45:56
The Government of Somalia celebrates World Press Freedom day
The Government of Somalia celebrates World Press Freedom day
Mogadishu, 3rd May 2012 - Today the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia celebrated the efforts of Somali journalists in keeping the public informed and expressing the opinions of our pluralistic...
Thursday May 03, 2012 - 16:24:48
A Reporter Killed in Gaalkayo
A Reporter Killed in Gaalkayo
Reports that we are getting from Gaalkayo town headquarters of Mudug region indicate a reporter working with radio Daljir Gaalkayo branch was murdered last night
Thursday May 03, 2012 - 08:44:14
Government Military Commanders Say they Have Surrounded Afmadow
Government Military Commanders Say they Have Surrounded Afmadow
Mahmud Farah one of the military commanders in lower Jubba area told Risaala news station that they have completely surrounded Afmadow and the have put it under siege
Tuesday May 01, 2012 - 12:52:47
Al-Shabab Forcefully Takes Over a Radio Station in Southern Somalia Town, Baardheere
Al-Shabab Forcefully Takes Over a Radio Station in Southern Somalia Town, Baardheere
Al-Shabab today took over illegally an independent radio station that has being operating in Baardheere since 2008.
Monday April 30, 2012 - 21:01:38
Kenyan Troops Pour into the Border with Somalia; the Situation Tense
Kenyan Troops Pour into the Border with Somalia; the Situation Tense
Reports reaching our news desk say that Kenyan troops have being building up in numbers in the key border towns of Mandera and Balad-Hawo, located along the border of Kenya and Somalia.
Monday April 30, 2012 - 16:55:56
Business in Bakaara Market Disrupted After Police Crackdown
Business in Bakaara Market Disrupted After Police Crackdown
A crackdown by the police at Bakaara marketplace saw the demolition of shops along the road, this operation disrupted normal business operations in the market
Monday April 30, 2012 - 15:54:46
 Banaadir Provincial Administration Hands over Motorcycles to Road Patrol Units
Banaadir Provincial Administration Hands over Motorcycles to Road Patrol Units...
The provincial administration of Banaadir province has handed over four motorcycles to road patrol unit today.
Sunday April 29, 2012 - 20:45:02
A Deadly Blast Rocks a Kenyan Church
A Deadly Blast Rocks a Kenyan Church
One person confirmed dead and 15 others injured in a grenade attack in a church in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi.
Sunday April 29, 2012 - 19:55:03
Chairman of Daljir Alliance Urges the Constitution be brought Before the Somali Clerics
Chairman of Daljir Alliance Urges the Constitution be brought Before the Somali Clerics
Daahir Mahmud Geelle chairman of Daljir alliance while talking at a meeting organized be Somali Muslim clerics to discuss the drafting of the constitution, a process the government says it is complete,...
Sunday April 29, 2012 - 09:39:46
Blast Rocks Mogadishu’s Bakara Market
Blast Rocks Mogadishu’s Bakara Market
Bomb Blasts today rocked Mogadishu’s biggest market killing and injuring several innocent people.
Saturday April 28, 2012 - 16:39:57
The Clerics Council of Somalia Says They Were Not Consulted in the Drafting of the Constitution
The Clerics Council of Somalia Says They Were Not Consulted in the Drafting of the Constitution...
A meeting attended by officials from clerics council of Somalia, scholars, elders and honorable members of the parliament, the clerics council said the recently concluded constitution is not in line with...
Saturday April 28, 2012 - 16:12:24
Mogadishu Mayor Flies for Uganda
Mogadishu Mayor Flies for Uganda
Banadir provincial commissioner who is also the mayor of Mogadishu today flew to Kampala, Uganda. Mogadishu Mayor, Mahamoud Ahmed Nuur Tarsan was accompanied by eight district commissioners from various...
Friday April 27, 2012 - 17:32:24
TFG, Al-Shabab Clash in Southern Somalia; Victory Claimed
TFG, Al-Shabab Clash in Southern Somalia; Victory Claimed
Somali government forces baked by Kenyan troops today clashed with Al-Shabab fighters in some parts of Gedo Region. The clashes took place in the villages of Dhamase and Eel-Ade.
Friday April 27, 2012 - 17:02:24
TRADITIONAL ELDERS MEET IN MOGADISHU
TRADITIONAL ELDERS MEET IN MOGADISHU
A one-day meeting participated by fifty traditional elders was held at Indian Ocean university conference hall on 26th April 2012. The meeting was facilitated by Somali Peace Line. Elders and other civil...
Friday April 27, 2012 - 15:06:35
Al-Shabab Warns Sierra Leone against Sending Troops to Somalia
Al-Shabab Warns Sierra Leone against Sending Troops to Somalia
Al-Shabab Spokesman, Sheikh Ali Mahamoud Raage alias Ali Dheere, while talking to pro-Alshabab media outlets, warned Sierra Leone not to send its troops to Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping...
Thursday April 26, 2012 - 21:01:10
Somalia's New Sports Minister Sworn in in Mogadishu
Somalia's New Sports Minister Sworn in in Mogadishu
A ceremony to mark the swearing in of Somalia’s newly appointed minister for sports was today held in the office of the Speaker of the National Assembly, Mogadishu.
Thursday April 26, 2012 - 20:27:25
View the pictures of Blind Children Who School in Mogadishu
View the pictures of Blind Children Who School in Mogadishu
These blind children attend a special school in Wadajir district in Mogadishu. They study computer, foreign languages and their number is about 25, as the school’s administration informed Risaala Media...
Wednesday April 25, 2012 - 22:39:04
Two Dead Al-Shabab Fighters Displayed in Mogadishu
Two Dead Al-Shabab Fighters Displayed in Mogadishu
The commander of Security forces in Mogadishu, Khalif Ahmed Ereg today displayed the dead bodies of two youth who are suspected to be Al-Shabab operatives.
Wednesday April 25, 2012 - 18:04:49
Somalia: A Journalist Wounded, another Beat up by Police in Mogadishu
Somalia: A Journalist Wounded, another Beat up by Police in Mogadishu
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is alarmed by the journalist slightly wounded by a stray bullet in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening around 6: 30PM local time, while the union condemns the police...
Wednesday April 25, 2012 - 17:43:54
Somaliland: No Negotiations with Somalia till Obstacles Are Removed
Somaliland: No Negotiations with Somalia till Obstacles Are Removed
Somaliland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, in an exclusive interview with Risaala Radio, said that talks between his government and Somalia’s TFG were being compromised by TFG’s rigid policies and it’s...
Wednesday April 25, 2012 - 17:12:54
Risaala Media Coporation Marks It’s First Anniversary: Major Breakthroughs Achieved
Risaala Media Coporation Marks It’s First Anniversary: Major Breakthroughs Achieved
Risaala Media Cooperation today marked its first anniversary since its establishment on 24th April 2011, exactly one year ago.
Tuesday April 24, 2012 - 14:53:05
Draft Constitution Delivered on Schedule (PRESS RELEASE)
Draft Constitution Delivered on Schedule (PRESS RELEASE)
Mogadishu, April 23, 2012. Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali has today affirmed the finalization of the draft constitution on 20 April 2012 by the Independent Federal Constitution Commission (IFCC) and Committee...
Monday April 23, 2012 - 20:11:27
A Blast Rocks an Ethiopian Convoy in Central Somali Town
A Blast Rocks an Ethiopian Convoy in Central Somali Town
A bomb blast today hit an Ethiopian troop’s convoy in the central Somali town of Baladweyne. Eyewitnesses who talked to Risaala Radio said that a hand thrown grenade was hurled at the Ethiopian troops...
Monday April 23, 2012 - 18:16:20
A Somalia National Burned To Death in South Africa
A Somalia National Burned To Death in South Africa
Reports reaching us from South Africa say that a Somalia youth was today set ablaze by a gang of black South Africans. Sayid Omar Mohamed confirmed to Risaala Radio that indeed three Somali young business...
Monday April 23, 2012 - 17:26:27
President Sharif, Kenyan Delegation Hold Talks  in Mogadishu
President Sharif, Kenyan Delegation Hold Talks in Mogadishu
President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed today held talks with a Kenyan delegation led by its Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Richard Onyango. This delegation landed in Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International...
Sunday April 22, 2012 - 18:52:41
Kenyan Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Reaches Mogadishu
Kenyan Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Reaches Mogadishu
A delegation led by Kenyan assistant minister for foreign affairs torched down Moments ago at the Adan Ade international airport in Mogadishu
Sunday April 22, 2012 - 13:51:12
Somalia Cabinet Reshuffled
Somalia Cabinet Reshuffled
In a statement released from Somalia’s presidential palace signed by President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed today confirmed the dismissal of Mr. Mohamed Muhidin Sheikh Mursal from the ministry of Labor, Youth...
Friday April 20, 2012 - 23:18:35
Watch Mogadishu’s White Sandy Beaches and the Exotic Activities Taking Place
Watch Mogadishu’s White Sandy Beaches and the Exotic Activities Taking Place
Liido Beach is the most popular beach in Mogadishu and in every week, thousands of people from across Mogadishu visit this place for various entertainment and economical activities.
Friday April 20, 2012 - 22:55:47
UN Envoy, Augustine Mahiga Arrives in Hargeysa, Somaliland
UN Envoy, Augustine Mahiga Arrives in Hargeysa, Somaliland
UN special envoy to Somalia, Augustine Mahiga today arrived in Hargeysa where he was received by senior government officials from Somaliland.
Friday April 20, 2012 - 22:13:53
Prison Break and Deadly Gunfire in Mogadishu
Prison Break and Deadly Gunfire in Mogadishu
A section of Somalia’s military force today invaded a prison in Mogadishu sparking a fierce gunfire with the prison warders and the police. These clashes erupted after some soldiers tried to release...
Friday April 20, 2012 - 21:17:41
Turkey to Mediate Between TFG and Al-Shabab
Turkey to Mediate Between TFG and Al-Shabab
Sources in Turkey reveal that Turkey is planning to bring Al-Shabab and Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government to the dialogue table.
Thursday April 19, 2012 - 17:45:43
Landmine Discovered Planted in a Busy Road in Mogadishu
Landmine Discovered Planted in a Busy Road in Mogadishu
Reports reaching our news desk now say that a landmine buried in a key junction connecting Mogadishu’s biggest Bakaara market and the Fire station was discovered by security officials.
Wednesday April 18, 2012 - 21:19:48
Bomb Explosion near Mogadishu’s Madina Hospital
Bomb Explosion near Mogadishu’s Madina Hospital
A bomb exploded today infront of Mogadishu’s biggest hospital, Madina Hospital.
Wednesday April 18, 2012 - 17:42:00
Ethiopia announces it Will Soon Pull-out Its Troops from Somalia
Ethiopia announces it Will Soon Pull-out Its Troops from Somalia
The prime minister of Ethiopia Meles Zenawi announced that Ethiopian forces inside Somalia will soon return back to their country
Wednesday April 18, 2012 - 10:56:51
Suicide Bomber Strikes Key Somalia Town, Baydhoa
Suicide Bomber Strikes Key Somalia Town, Baydhoa
A suicide bomber today blew himself up infront of the Presidential palace in Baydhoa.
Tuesday April 17, 2012 - 15:55:45
Italy Urges Transparency in nominating Cultural Elders that will choose Members of the Next Parliament
Italy Urges Transparency in nominating Cultural Elders that will choose Members of the Next...
Italy’s ambassador to Somalia Aderya Madzel who briefed section of the media who were present talked about several issues. He said he talked to some government officials on how to nominate these elders...
Tuesday April 17, 2012 - 14:23:27
View the Pictures of Explosive Devices Put on Display in Today’s Security Meeting
View the Pictures of Explosive Devices Put on Display in Today’s Security Meeting
Senior TFG and AMISOM commanders today converged in Mogadishu to discuss security issues and on tackling insecurity in the region.
Monday April 16, 2012 - 19:49:40
Somalia among Few Countries Allowed To Export Livestock to Saudi Arabia
Somalia among Few Countries Allowed To Export Livestock to Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s chief veterinary officer, Dr. Khalid al-Fathead today announced 12 countries as the only ones who will be exporting livestock to Arab country, among them is Somalia.
Monday April 16, 2012 - 18:41:52
Deadly Blasts Rock Southern Somalia Town
Deadly Blasts Rock Southern Somalia Town
Sources from Gedo indicate that several people sustained injuries from a twin explosion that rocked the town of Garbahaareey.
Sunday April 15, 2012 - 16:04:31
Khaatuma State of Somalia Denies That it’s Harboring Al-Shabab in its Territories
Khaatuma State of Somalia Denies That it’s Harboring Al-Shabab in its Territories
The Minister for internal security of Khaatuma State of Somalia, Mohamed Duale Abdi today held a press conference in Mogadishu where he denied that Al-Shabab had presence in his region.
Saturday April 14, 2012 - 18:05:42
President Sharif Sets up A Committee To Negotiate with Somaliland
President Sharif Sets up A Committee To Negotiate with Somaliland
Somalia’s president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed today set up a committee that will enter into negotiations with the breakaway Republic of Somaliland.
Saturday April 14, 2012 - 17:42:20
Somali Embassy in Kenya Says Somali Refugees Will Not Be Returned
Somali Embassy in Kenya Says Somali Refugees Will Not Be Returned
The prime minister of Kenya Raila Odinga is on a tour to refugee camps, among the places he visited include Mandheera town in the NFD region and he is expected to visit other neighboring regions which...
Saturday April 14, 2012 - 07:35:55
850 Kenyan troops to return from Somalia
850 Kenyan troops to return from Somalia
The move is designed to achieve the quota allocated to the Kenya Defence Forces since it was incorporated into Amison.
Friday April 13, 2012 - 21:02:16
AMISOM Apologises for Road Accident in Mogadishu
AMISOM Apologises for Road Accident in Mogadishu
The AMISOM Deputy Force Commander issued an apology today for an incident that happened near Kilometre 2 at approximately 5.30pm yesterday (4th April). An armoured vehicle that AMISOM uses routinely for carrying...
Friday April 13, 2012 - 19:39:23
Al-Shabab Describes Puntland as a Puppet for USA and Ethiopia
Al-Shabab Describes Puntland as a Puppet for USA and Ethiopia
Al-Shabab claims that Puntland is dictated to and administered by foreign powers like America and Ethiopia.
Friday April 13, 2012 - 17:27:26
The Somali Prime Minister Says Al Shabaab Have Shifted Their Forces to Puntland
The Somali Prime Minister Says Al Shabaab Have Shifted Their Forces to Puntland
The prime minister of Somalia Abdiweli Ali Gaas said top commanders of Al Shabaab have reached regions in Puntland, especially the mountains of Galgala in Bari region
Friday April 13, 2012 - 08:31:07
Russia to Send a Warship to Somali Waters So as to Fight Piracy in the Indian Ocean
Russia to Send a Warship to Somali Waters So as to Fight Piracy in the Indian Ocean
While addressing a news conference, Russia’s top navy commander, Admiral Kulakov revealed that Russia was planning on expanding and extending its antipiracy operations off the waters of Somalia.
Thursday April 12, 2012 - 19:56:41
FATAL ROAD ACCIDENTS COST LIVES IN PUNTLAND
FATAL ROAD ACCIDENTS COST LIVES IN PUNTLAND
Five people lost their lives while twenty others got injured in road accidents that occurred in Village 12 and another one that happened in the outskirts of Garowe, the headquarters of Puntland.
Wednesday April 11, 2012 - 23:06:09
Somalia PM: We have Made Progress against the Al-Shabab Insurgents
Somalia PM: We have Made Progress against the Al-Shabab Insurgents
Somalia Prime Minister, Abdiwali Mohamed Ali Gaas, while briefing the media, said that his government has made progress against insurgency and that the war against the Al-Shabab will be concluded very...
Wednesday April 11, 2012 - 18:14:13
The Minister for Internal Affairs Says He Will Soon Expose Those Who Facilitated the National Theatre Bombing
The Minister for Internal Affairs Says He Will Soon Expose Those Who Facilitated...
The Somalia’s minister for internal affairs and security Abdi Samad Maalin Mahmud Sheikh Hassan Farah gave a media briefing today in Mogadishu, he said they will soon expose those who facilitated and are responsible...
Wednesday April 11, 2012 - 07:03:07
President Sharif: No More Al-Shabab by August, this Year
President Sharif: No More Al-Shabab by August, this Year
President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed today declared that his government will have eradicated Al-Shabab elements from the whole of Somalia by the end of August this year.
Tuesday April 10, 2012 - 23:03:35
A Bomb Blast Strikes at the Heart of  Baydhoa
A Bomb Blast Strikes at the Heart of Baydhoa
Sources in Baydhoa indicate that a bomb blast struck the town’s city square, injuring five people. The remote controlled landmine is said to have targeted a convoy of Somali government troops in the area....
Monday April 09, 2012 - 16:08:02
Puntland to Prepare For War against Al-Shabab
Puntland to Prepare For War against Al-Shabab
The president of the semiautonomous Somalia state of Puntland, Abdurrahman Sheikh Mohamed Faroole urged the residents of Puntland to prepare to defend their country against the aggressions of the Al-Shabab...
Monday April 09, 2012 - 15:31:00
Al-Shabab and Ahlusuna Clash in Central Somalia
Al-Shabab and Ahlusuna Clash in Central Somalia
Reports say that a battle broke out between Ahlusuna and Al-Shabab fighters yesterday night in some parts of Galgaduud province in central Somalia.
Sunday April 08, 2012 - 15:58:46
Parliamentarian Mowlid Ma’aane Passes Away
Parliamentarian Mowlid Ma’aane Passes Away
As confirmed by Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya Mohamed Ali Noor Ameerico members of parliament Mowlid Ma’aane and Feisal Hajji Elmi passed on today in Nairobi Kenya
Sunday April 08, 2012 - 10:13:50
Government of Somalia Parade a Man Carrying Explosives
Government of Somalia Parade a Man Carrying Explosives
Commanders of the government of Somalia said they arrested a man wearing an explosive laden jacket with the intension of killing the army general of Somalia Abdikariin Yusuf Dhaga Badan
Saturday April 07, 2012 - 09:31:56
AMISOM Troops Arrive In Baydhabo for Deployment
AMISOM Troops Arrive In Baydhabo for Deployment
A contingent of AMISOM troops arrives in Baydhabo, the Headquarters of Baay province.
Friday April 06, 2012 - 20:56:13
Somalia Government Forces Seize the City of Buurhakaba as Al-Shabab Retreats
Somalia Government Forces Seize the City of Buurhakaba as Al-Shabab Retreats
Sources in Baay regions indicate that the Southern Somali town of Buurhakaba has fallen to the Somali Transitional Federal Government forces.
Friday April 06, 2012 - 14:58:34
Detail coming in of a Reporter Mahad salad Adan Who was killed in Baladweyne This Evening
Detail coming in of a Reporter Mahad salad Adan Who was killed in Baladweyne This...
Details coming in from the shooting of reporter may God have mercy on him Mahad Salad Adan (Mahad Jamal) who was shot dead later today in Baladweyne
Thursday April 05, 2012 - 21:58:21
AU, UN Condemn Yesterday’s Deadly Suicide Bombings of Somalia’s National Theatre
AU, UN Condemn Yesterday’s Deadly Suicide Bombings of Somalia’s National Theatre...
United Nations special envoy to Somalia, Augustine P. Mahiga condemned yesterday’s deadly suicide attack that left at least seven people dead and many others injured.
Thursday April 05, 2012 - 21:07:06
Al-Shabab Promises More Suicide Attacks
Al-Shabab Promises More Suicide Attacks
Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for yesterday deadly suicide attack in the National Theatre that claimed the lives of several people and maimed others including top government officials and innocent civilians....
Thursday April 05, 2012 - 20:24:08
View The Pictures of the Tattered Body of Today’s Deadly Suicide Bomber
View The Pictures of the Tattered Body of Today’s Deadly Suicide Bomber
Somali government's Security agencies today displayed the body of a woman believed to have carried out the deadly suicide bomb attack on the National Theatre.
Wednesday April 04, 2012 - 17:23:32
Somali Immigrants Perish in the Shores of Italy
Somali Immigrants Perish in the Shores of Italy
Somalia Embassy in Libya reported the death of Somali Immigrants who perished in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross to Italy.
Wednesday April 04, 2012 - 16:57:27
Suicide Bomber Strikes Somalia’s National Theatre
Suicide Bomber Strikes Somalia’s National Theatre
While events to mark the first anniversary of the Somali National TV in Mogadishu’s National Theatre were underway, a female suicide bomber blew herself up in the crowd causing casualties and injuries...
Wednesday April 04, 2012 - 16:16:23
Somali Pirates Release Iranian Cargo Ship
Somali Pirates Release Iranian Cargo Ship
Somali pirates today released an Iranian cargo ship which they hijacked 8 day ago from the shores of Maldives.
Tuesday April 03, 2012 - 18:02:05
Situation in Buuhoodle Calm as Sides Claim Victory
Situation in Buuhoodle Calm as Sides Claim Victory
The situation in Buuhodle region remains calm after heavy fighting today between Somaliland and Khaatuma state
Sunday April 01, 2012 - 20:39:18
Al-Qaeda of Yemen Kills 7 Government Soldiers
Al-Qaeda of Yemen Kills 7 Government Soldiers
Officials from the Yemen army told the Al Arabiya TV seven of their troops were killed after attack on a security checkpoint.
Sunday April 01, 2012 - 18:26:25
Turkish Airlines Set To Start Flights to Hargaysa, Somaliland
Turkish Airlines Set To Start Flights to Hargaysa, Somaliland
The president of Somaliland, Mohamed Mahamod Silaanyo today received in his office a Turkish delegation led by its ambassador to Somalia, Mr. Kani Torun.
Saturday March 31, 2012 - 18:08:24
Al-Shabab Vows To Engage AMISOM and Government Troops in Dayniile
Al-Shabab Vows To Engage AMISOM and Government Troops in Dayniile
Al-Shabab vows to escalate its attacks on AMISOM and Government troops stationed in Dayniile.
Saturday March 31, 2012 - 16:50:54
AMISOM and TFG Forces Advance against Al-Shabab Fighters, Seize More Territory
AMISOM and TFG Forces Advance against Al-Shabab Fighters, Seize More Territory
TFG troops backed by AMISOM forces today attacked Al-Shabab positions in Dayniile district seizing the entire region. Al-shabab had presence in the area until today, losing the entire district to the government...
Friday March 30, 2012 - 15:18:12
President Shariif Sacks the Minister for Agriculture Who is Also the Deputy Premier
President Shariif Sacks the Minister for Agriculture Who is Also the Deputy Premier...
A circulation from the office of the president of Somalia relieved the agricultural minister who is also the deputy prime minister of his duties
Friday March 30, 2012 - 10:35:22
Somalia:  Alshabab Has Lost the Hearts and Minds of the People
Somalia: Alshabab Has Lost the Hearts and Minds of the People
Somalia's Prime Minister announced today that Alshabab has lost the little support they had from the people and that the Somalis have lost confidence in them and were now fade up with them.
Thursday March 29, 2012 - 22:17:57
Alshabab Vows to Escalate Shelling Somalia’s Presidential Palace
Alshabab Vows to Escalate Shelling Somalia’s Presidential Palace
Alshabab fighters vow to escalate shelling Somalia’s presidential palace, Villa Somalia.
Thursday March 29, 2012 - 21:12:55
Russia to Send Fresh Troops to Join the Antipiracy Operation in Somalia
Russia to Send Fresh Troops to Join the Antipiracy Operation in Somalia
A Russian newspaper wrote that Russia is sending fresh troops to join the mission to fight pirates along the coast of Somalia
Thursday March 29, 2012 - 09:54:01
A Delegation Led by President Sharif Leaves for Iraq
A Delegation Led by President Sharif Leaves for Iraq
The president of the transitional federal government of Somalia Shariif Sheikh Ahmed has left for Iraq today after he received an official invitation from the leaders of Iraq.
Wednesday March 28, 2012 - 20:32:51
Somalia President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed Arrives in Adaado town, Galgaduud
Somalia President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed Arrives in Adaado town, Galgaduud
A plane carrying President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed today landed in Adaado town. Adaado town situated in Galgaduud province is under the administration of “Ximin iyo Xeeb”.
Tuesday March 27, 2012 - 18:01:30
Ethiopia and Ahlusuna Forces Seize a Major Town in Central Somalia
Ethiopia and Ahlusuna Forces Seize a Major Town in Central Somalia
Ahlusuna forces backed by Ethiopian troops today seized the central town of Mahaas in Hiraan province.
Tuesday March 27, 2012 - 17:23:26
Ali Dhere: We Will Counter the International Aggression
Ali Dhere: We Will Counter the International Aggression
The Al-Shabaab group has vowed to counter the renewed assault against them by Ethiopian and Ahlusuna forces
Tuesday March 27, 2012 - 09:14:03
Ahlusuna and Ethiopian Forces Take Over Eel-Buur Town Peacefully
Ahlusuna and Ethiopian Forces Take Over Eel-Buur Town Peacefully
Ahlusuna and Ethiopian troops today seized Eel-Buur town without meeting any resistance. This came a day after Alshabab fighters and administration vacated the town and fled although it’s not clear...
Monday March 26, 2012 - 19:35:53
Deadly Mortar Attacks on the Presidential Palace Villa Somalia
Deadly Mortar Attacks on the Presidential Palace Villa Somalia
5 people are confirmed dead and 10 others wounded as Warta Nabada district come under mortar attack
Monday March 26, 2012 - 10:47:46
Alshabab Vacates Eel-Buur town as Ethiopian Troops Advance
Alshabab Vacates Eel-Buur town as Ethiopian Troops Advance
Sources in Eel-Buur indicate that Alshabab fighters have vacated entirely the whole of Eel-Buur town which is situated in Galgaduud province.
Sunday March 25, 2012 - 23:23:48
AMISOM Forces for the First Time Arrest Some Elements of Al-Shabaab
AMISOM Forces for the First Time Arrest Some Elements of Al-Shabaab
It is the first time AMISOM and Government forces carry out a joint operation to fish out members of the Al-Shabaab. They arrested some members of Al-Shabaab
Sunday March 25, 2012 - 07:34:42
European Union Approves to Combat Pirates both on Land and on  Sea
European Union Approves to Combat Pirates both on Land and on Sea
In a meeting held on Friday by EU defense ministers, European Union’s antipiracy operation was extended by 2 more years and a proposal to combat pirates both on sea and on land was approved.
Saturday March 24, 2012 - 22:06:35
Ugandan President Appoints a New Head for AMISOM
Ugandan President Appoints a New Head for AMISOM
A statement released from Uganda’s statehouse indicates that Ugandan president; Yuweri Museveni has named a new head for AMISOM.
Friday March 23, 2012 - 22:24:48
Former President of Somalia Abdullahi Yusuf Dies in Dubai
Former President of Somalia Abdullahi Yusuf Dies in Dubai
The former president of Somalia honorable Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed died an hour ago in a hospital in Dubai city in UAE.
Friday March 23, 2012 - 08:29:29
Somalia Government Troops Exchange Fire in Mogadishu
Somalia Government Troops Exchange Fire in Mogadishu
Government troops today exchanged gunfire in Wadajir district in Banadir province.
Thursday March 22, 2012 - 20:06:35
Al-Shabaab Vacate Hudur as Government and Ethiopian Forces Advance
Al-Shabaab Vacate Hudur as Government and Ethiopian Forces Advance
Commanders of the government of Somalia troops say they are headed for Hudur district in Bakool region, a town under Al-Shabaab
Thursday March 22, 2012 - 10:31:26
Arab League to Discuss Somalia Situation
Arab League to Discuss Somalia Situation
The Arab League is to discuss Somalia among other issues in its parliament sitting which is to open in Cairo today.
Wednesday March 21, 2012 - 23:13:36
United Nations Expressed Concerns over renewed Attacks in Mogadishu
United Nations Expressed Concerns over renewed Attacks in Mogadishu
A report produced today by the United Nations high commission for refugees (UNHCR) shows that it’s worried about the renewed attacks in Mogadishu
Wednesday March 21, 2012 - 20:53:42
A Car Bomb Blast Hits Mogadishu
A Car Bomb Blast Hits Mogadishu
As reports say, a car laden with explosives was today detonated around the Workers House along Maka Al-mukarama Avenue.
Wednesday March 21, 2012 - 13:22:32
A Fierce Battle Rages On In Eeldheer Town in Galgaduud Province
A Fierce Battle Rages On In Eeldheer Town in Galgaduud Province
Reports say that heavy fighting is ongoing in Eel-Dheer village in the outskirts of Dhuusamareeb between Ahlusuna and Alshabab fighters.
Tuesday March 20, 2012 - 16:08:15
Al-Shabaab Capture Dhuusomareeb Town after Clashes
Al-Shabaab Capture Dhuusomareeb Town after Clashes
News reaching our studios from Dhuusomareeb town in Galgaduud region is saying the town of Dhuusomareeb fall into the control of Al-Shabaab after heavy fighting that went on for hours with Al-Shabaab on the offensive
Tuesday March 20, 2012 - 08:57:46
A Presidential Candidate Sets Out His Presidential Agendas and Goals
A Presidential Candidate Sets Out His Presidential Agendas and Goals
Abdullahi Ahmed Adow today revealed his credentials for the top job and setout objectives, agendas and goals if he is to win the presidential election which is to be held this year.
Monday March 19, 2012 - 20:02:45
Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Meets his Sudanese Counterpart, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir
Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Meets his Sudanese Counterpart, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir
Abdale Hussein Yahye Isnaay who is our reporter and correspondent in Sudan revealed that today’s meeting was held between Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and his Sudanese counterpart, Omar...
Monday March 19, 2012 - 15:22:06
Sierra Leone: Our Troops Who Are To Join AMISOM Are Already Prepared
Sierra Leone: Our Troops Who Are To Join AMISOM Are Already Prepared
A spokesman who talked on behalf of Sierra Leone’s Defense Ministry by the name Major Ken Jabbi announced that the 850 troops who are to join AMISOM are prepared and ready for deployment.
Sunday March 18, 2012 - 20:58:46
A Delegation Led By Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan Arrive in Baydhabo Today
A Delegation Led By Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan Arrive in Baydhabo Today
A wide delegation led by Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan landed in Baydhabo today, the headquarters of Baay Province. This delegation included some parliamentarians who earlier announced the dismissal of Sharif...
Sunday March 18, 2012 - 20:13:26
Commander of The Somali Army: We are headed for Afgooye
Commander of The Somali Army: We are headed for Afgooye
The TFG Somalia said they are soon going to seize Afgooye in lower Shebelle from Al-Shabaab
Sunday March 18, 2012 - 09:11:27
Pro Government Rally Held in Mogadishu
Pro Government Rally Held in Mogadishu
Hundreds of Mogadishu residents took to the streets in support of the government troops, this rally was held in Kaaraan Banaadir region
Saturday March 17, 2012 - 20:37:21
Abuu Mansour Al-Amriki: “I Survived an Assassination Attempt by Al-Shabaab”
Abuu Mansour Al-Amriki: “I Survived an Assassination Attempt by Al-Shabaab”
Abuu Mansour Al-Amriki, one of the top ranking Al-Shabaab officials said he survived an attempt on his life by Al-Shabaab
Saturday March 17, 2012 - 17:37:14
AMISOM Troops Complain of Lack OF Pay for the Last 4 Months
AMISOM Troops Complain of Lack OF Pay for the Last 4 Months
A report compiled on Friday by a Ugandan newspaper, The Observer, reveals that AMISOM troops were not paid any salary for more than four months. The newspaper which made contacts with the families of these...
Friday March 16, 2012 - 22:01:01
AMISOM and TFG Forces Make Advances against Alshabab
AMISOM and TFG Forces Make Advances against Alshabab
Government troops backed by AMISOM today made advances capturing more positions from the Alshabab in the outskirts of Mogadishu. The TFG forces nearly reached Keydsaneey and Galgalato which are more than...
Friday March 16, 2012 - 20:50:45
The Constitution Committee to Send Committees to All Parts of the Country
The Constitution Committee to Send Committees to All Parts of the Country
The independent constitutional committee announced that it is sending committees to all parts of the country. The head of the independent constitutional committee Abdullahi Hassan Jaama who talked to Risaala...
Friday March 16, 2012 - 09:32:01
The Government of Somalia says it Has Achieved Success on The Security
The Government of Somalia says it Has Achieved Success on The Security
At a cabinet meeting headed by the prime minister of Somalia Abdi wali Mohamed Ali Gaas they discussed a number of issues topped by national security and establishing a government administration on the newly...
Friday March 16, 2012 - 08:42:36
Hundreds of TFG Troops Conclude Training in Mogadishu
Hundreds of TFG Troops Conclude Training in Mogadishu
Hundreds of government troops today concluded military training in Mogadishu. Various sermons and celebrations were held to mark the event.
Thursday March 15, 2012 - 22:51:07
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs urged Somalis Living Abroad to Return Home
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs urged Somalis Living Abroad to Return Home
The foreign affairs ministry of Somalia urged its citizens living in South Africa to return home
Thursday March 15, 2012 - 17:06:29
Alshabab Claims Responsibility for Today’s Blasts in Villa Somalia
Alshabab Claims Responsibility for Today’s Blasts in Villa Somalia
A suicide bomber today detonated himself at the front part of Somalia’s presidential residence, Villa Somalia. Alshabab who has recently merged with Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for today’s blasts.
Wednesday March 14, 2012 - 23:16:36
Details Coming in From an Explosion in Villa Somalia
Details Coming in From an Explosion in Villa Somalia
Details are still emerging from a suicide bomb explosion at front part of villa Somalia today.
Wednesday March 14, 2012 - 21:29:28
Somalia insurgents expel Save the Children
Somalia insurgents expel Save the Children
NAIROBI, Kenya — Al-Qaida-linked Somali insurgents say they are expelling British aid group Save the Children from areas under their control.
Wednesday March 14, 2012 - 09:35:23
Kenya to Contribute 4600 Soldiers to AMISOM Operations in Somalia
Kenya to Contribute 4600 Soldiers to AMISOM Operations in Somalia
A senior commander of Kenya’s armed Forces announced on Monday that Kenya will contribute 4600 soldiers to the African Union peace keeping operation in Somalia.
Tuesday March 13, 2012 - 23:22:22
View Pictures of the Ongoing Repairs and Renovations of KM4 Junction in Mogadishu
View Pictures of the Ongoing Repairs and Renovations of KM4 Junction in Mogadishu
To our honorable readers, we are presenting u with pictures showing the ongoing repairs and renovations of KM4 in the Capital City, Mogadishu.
Tuesday March 13, 2012 - 21:48:05
Bomb Attack at the Residence of Former provisional commissioner of Hiraan Province
Bomb Attack at the Residence of Former provisional commissioner of Hiraan Province
News reaching our studios from Beledweyne are saying after Eshaa prayer a hand thrown explosive was thrown at the house of Yusuf Hagar Daba Geed, the former PC of Hiraan in his Beledweyene residence
Monday March 12, 2012 - 23:59:02
A fierce Battle  Rages on in Between Baardheere and Fah-Fahduun in Gedo Region
A fierce Battle Rages on in Between Baardheere and Fah-Fahduun in Gedo Region
Reports reaching us indicate that there is a heavy fighting ongoing in the areas between Baardheere and Fah-Fahdhuun.
Monday March 12, 2012 - 19:38:22
The Situation in Kaaraan Calm after Clashes Last Night
The Situation in Kaaraan Calm after Clashes Last Night
The situation in Kaaraan is calm this morning after heavy fighting broke out last night between the joint forces of TFG and AMISOM against Al-Shabaab
Sunday March 11, 2012 - 09:44:13
Deadly Blast Rocks Nairobi Kenya
Deadly Blast Rocks Nairobi Kenya
The explosion was caused by grenade that was targeted at Machakos bus station in Nairobi Kenya
Saturday March 10, 2012 - 22:17:26
Heavy fighting breaks out in Yurkud; Details Emerge
Heavy fighting breaks out in Yurkud; Details Emerge
Ahlusunah, TFG forces backed by Ethiopian troops clashed today with the Alshabab group in Yurkud region. The fighting broke out after Alshabab fighters attacked the town that lays at the border between...
Saturday March 10, 2012 - 17:11:30
AU: Ethiopian Troops to Withdraw From Somalia by the End of April
AU: Ethiopian Troops to Withdraw From Somalia by the End of April
Ethiopian forces are set to leave Baladweyne, Baydhabo and other parts of the country they occupy now by the end of April this year. The Ethiopian forces will pave way for the Djiboutian, Ugandan and Burundian...
Saturday March 10, 2012 - 16:03:28
Alshabab’s Ali Dhere: Turkey Is Colonizing Somalia
Alshabab’s Ali Dhere: Turkey Is Colonizing Somalia
The Spokesman of Al-Shabaab, Ali Mahmud Raage alias Ali Dhere talks about Turkeys ongoing humanitarian operations in Somalia.
Friday March 09, 2012 - 18:30:16
PRESIDENT SHARIIF: WE WILL OPEN TALKS WITH SOMALILAND
PRESIDENT SHARIIF: WE WILL OPEN TALKS WITH SOMALILAND
The president of Somali’s transitional federal government said his government will appoint a committee that will work on the relationship between the TFG and Somaliland’s administration.
Friday March 09, 2012 - 16:58:47
View Pictures of  Women’s Day Celebrations Held In Mogadishu.
View Pictures of Women’s Day Celebrations Held In Mogadishu.
A function to celebrate Women’s Day was held in Mogadishu today. This function was attended by the president, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, cabinet ministers and some high ranking government officials.
Thursday March 08, 2012 - 17:31:52
Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys Blames Ethiopia for Somalia’s Divisions
Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys Blames Ethiopia for Somalia’s Divisions
Alshabab commander, Hassan Dahir Aweys talks about Somalia’s current situation and the seceding of Somaliland. Sheikh Dahir Aweys who was talking to an Alshabab controlled radio station said that country...
Thursday March 08, 2012 - 16:39:47
EU to Increase Funding for Somalia’s Peace Keeping Operations, AMISOM
EU to Increase Funding for Somalia’s Peace Keeping Operations, AMISOM
The European Union pledges to increase its funding for AMISOM by 100 million Euros by 2013.
Thursday March 08, 2012 - 15:21:00
Mogadishu Residents Welcome Turkish Airline Flights
Mogadishu Residents Welcome Turkish Airline Flights
It was only yesterday when the first Turkish Airline started its operations and flights to Mogadishu.
Wednesday March 07, 2012 - 14:03:32
VIEW PICUTERS OF THE TURKISH AMBASSADOR TO SAUDIA RECEIVING A MEDAL
VIEW PICUTERS OF THE TURKISH AMBASSADOR TO SAUDIA RECEIVING A MEDAL
The Somalia community leaving in Saudi Arabia awarded the Turkish Prime Minister Mr. Erdogan a medal of honor; they gave the medal to Turkish ambassador to Saudi
Wednesday March 07, 2012 - 07:32:43
SOMALIA’S DEFENSE MINISTER RETURNS TO MOGADISHU FROM GARBAHAAREY
SOMALIA’S DEFENSE MINISTER RETURNS TO MOGADISHU FROM GARBAHAAREY
The delegation that reached Garbahaarey, the headquarters of Gedo region returned to Mogadishu yesterday evening
Wednesday March 07, 2012 - 07:00:00
AL-SHABAAB SAYS IT REACHED MANY PARTS OF MOGADISHU ON FOOT
AL-SHABAAB SAYS IT REACHED MANY PARTS OF MOGADISHU ON FOOT
Armed group Al-Shabaab which is fighting the AMISOM and government of Somalia forces announced they reached parts of Mogadishu on foot
Tuesday March 06, 2012 - 07:57:07
BREAKING NEWS: A REPORTER ASSASSINATED IN GAALKAAYO TOWN THE HEADQUARTERS OF MUDUG REGION
BREAKING NEWS: A REPORTER ASSASSINATED IN GAALKAAYO TOWN THE HEADQUARTERS OF MUDUG...
Reports coming from Gaalkaayo town, the headquarters of Mudug region are saying a reporter based in Gaalkaayo town was assassinated
Monday March 05, 2012 - 08:34:47
AMISOM: We will Seize Bal’ad Which Is Just 14 KM Away From Us Now
AMISOM: We will Seize Bal’ad Which Is Just 14 KM Away From Us Now
The Ugandan army commander who is currently in Mogadishu, Paul Lokech announces plans to capture and free other parts of the country in the coming few days.
Sunday March 04, 2012 - 13:25:11
SOMALI ARMY COMMANDERS VOW TO CONTINUE FIGHTING UNTIL THEY REACH ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
SOMALI ARMY COMMANDERS VOW TO CONTINUE FIGHTING UNTIL THEY REACH ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
Military commanders of the TFG of Somalia said they will continue with their military operations and they promised to reach all parts of the country which are under Al-Shabaab’s control
Saturday March 03, 2012 - 16:15:15
TFG Commanders in Gedo: Our Target Is To Seize Buurdhuubo
TFG Commanders in Gedo: Our Target Is To Seize Buurdhuubo
TFG commanders in Gedo region announce plans to capture Buurdhuubo from the Al-Qaeda-linked Alshabab. Reports indicate that government troops are carrying out final preparations for a combat.
Saturday March 03, 2012 - 14:55:14
TFG FORCES AND AMISOM SEIZE THE LAST STRONGHOLDS OF ALSHABAB IN MOGADISHU
TFG FORCES AND AMISOM SEIZE THE LAST STRONGHOLDS OF ALSHABAB IN MOGADISHU
Government troops backed by the African Union peacekeepers today attacked Alshabab-held positions in Heliwaa district in the outskirts of Mogadishu. Government and AU forces seized Alshabab bases and generally...
Friday March 02, 2012 - 18:51:11
PRESIDENT SHARIF URGES THE RE-CONSTRUCTION OF MINISTERIAL BUILDINGS
PRESIDENT SHARIF URGES THE RE-CONSTRUCTION OF MINISTERIAL BUILDINGS
The president of Somalia Sheikh Shariif Sheikh Ahmed urged the re-construction of buildings that belonged to government ministries
Thursday March 01, 2012 - 13:00:56
AIRSTRIKES HIT TARGETS IN BUURDHUUBO, GEDO PROVINCE
AIRSTRIKES HIT TARGETS IN BUURDHUUBO, GEDO PROVINCE
Sheikh Isaak Hussein Mursal, who is a leader of the Ahlusuna of Southern Somalia, confirmed to Risaala Media that jetfighters hit Alshabab targets in Buurdhuubo in Gedo province.
Thursday March 01, 2012 - 12:48:39
THE SOMALI PRIME MINISTER MEETS WITH HIS SWEDISH COUNTERPART
THE SOMALI PRIME MINISTER MEETS WITH HIS SWEDISH COUNTERPART
Prime minister of Somalia Prof Abdiweli Mohamed Ali arrived in Stockholm the capital of Sweden today after he concluded his visit to Norway
Thursday March 01, 2012 - 08:01:56
MILITARY AIRCRAFT SEEN FLYING AT LOW LEVEL OVER ALSHABAB-HELD TERRITORIES
MILITARY AIRCRAFT SEEN FLYING AT LOW LEVEL OVER ALSHABAB-HELD TERRITORIES
Military aircrafts were seen today flying at low level over the Alshabab held areas in the outskirts of Mogadishu and some parts of lower Shabelle....
Wednesday February 29, 2012 - 20:28:25
A DELEGATION LED BY SOMALIA’S DEFENSE MINISTER ARRIVE IN BAYDOA
A DELEGATION LED BY SOMALIA’S DEFENSE MINISTER ARRIVE IN BAYDOA
A delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister who is also the Defense minister, Hussein Arab Iise arrives in Baydoa at about 11:30 am.
Wednesday February 29, 2012 - 19:23:51
Second Media Director Killed in Mogadishu
Second Media Director Killed in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, 28 February, 2012-- The National Union of Somali Journalists, while saddened by the killing of the Somaliweyn Radio director condemns the strongest terms possible to the shooting to death of the media...
Tuesday February 28, 2012 - 22:54:12
BREAKING NEWS: FORMER SOMALIWEYN NEWS DIRECTOR KILLED IN MOGADISHU
BREAKING NEWS: FORMER SOMALIWEYN NEWS DIRECTOR KILLED IN MOGADISHU
Former director of Somaliweyn Media, which has since then closed down, was shot dead at the main market in Wadajir, Mogadishu.
Tuesday February 28, 2012 - 22:52:18
SOMALI PRIME MINISTER HOLDS MEETINGS WITH NORWEGIAN OFFICIALS + PICTURES
SOMALI PRIME MINISTER HOLDS MEETINGS WITH NORWEGIAN OFFICIALS + PICTURES
The prime minister of Somalia Prof Abdiweli Mohamed Ali who is currently in Norway on an official visit met with Norwegian officials and they discussed the two countries relations, the London conference,...
Tuesday February 28, 2012 - 15:38:34
The Views of the All Clan Elders in Benadir Region towards the eviction of the people from governmental buildings+Pictures
The Views of the All Clan Elders in Benadir Region towards the eviction of the people...
Press Release A meeting that All Clan Elders in Benadir region have held today (February 26, 2012) at Indian Ocean University in Mogadishu and discussed the plan that TFG is evicting the residents from...
Monday February 27, 2012 - 15:04:08
SEE THE TRANSFORMATIONS ON HEART STREET & 30TH STREET AFTER TWO YEARS OF CLOSURE
SEE THE TRANSFORMATIONS ON HEART STREET & 30TH STREET AFTER TWO YEARS OF CLOSURE
Our valued readers we present you with pictures that we took when we visited parts of the Heart Street and 30th Street.
Sunday February 26, 2012 - 17:31:09
America Claims Responsility Of An Air Raid Launched 60 Km To The Capital Mogadishu
America Claims Responsility Of An Air Raid Launched 60 Km To The Capital Mogadishu
The US government said they carried out an air raid on Friday in southern Somalia in which they killed high ranking officials from Al-Shabaab and Al Qaeda.
Sunday February 26, 2012 - 10:17:27
FOREIGN FIGHTERS FIGHTING ALONGSIDE AL SHABAAB FLEE TO YEMEN
FOREIGN FIGHTERS FIGHTING ALONGSIDE AL SHABAAB FLEE TO YEMEN
As it published by the Daily Nation newspaper from Kenya, the last 48 hours saw the escape of foreign fighters fighting alongside al Shabaab to Yemen
Saturday February 25, 2012 - 22:02:07
THE SOMALI PRIME MINISTER WELCOMED A MOVE TO STRIKE AL SHABAAB HELD AREAS
THE SOMALI PRIME MINISTER WELCOMED A MOVE TO STRIKE AL SHABAAB HELD AREAS
The prime minister of Somalia Abdi Wali Mohammed Gaas who is currently in London for the London conference on Somalia welcomed a move by the European Union to carry targeted air strikes on Alshabab strongholds
Friday February 24, 2012 - 15:40:05
LONDON CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA: FINAL COMMUNIQUE
LONDON CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA: FINAL COMMUNIQUE
Introduction 1. The London Conference on Somalia took place at Lancaster House on 23rd February 2012, attended by fifty-five delegations from Somalia and the international community.
Friday February 24, 2012 - 14:15:18
LONDON CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA: FINAL COMMUNIQUE
LONDON CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA: FINAL COMMUNIQUE
Introduction 1. The London Conference on Somalia took place at Lancaster House on 23rd February 2012, attended by fifty-five delegations from Somalia and the international community. ...
Friday February 24, 2012 - 07:13:12
LONDON CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA OFFICIALLY OPENS
LONDON CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA OFFICIALLY OPENS
The conference to discuss Somalia’s future opens in Lancaster House, London. Several international and regional leaders are attending this conference.
Thursday February 23, 2012 - 18:08:40
BAYDHABO CITY SEIZED
BAYDHABO CITY SEIZED
News reaching our desk from Baydhabo city which is the headquarter of bay province has established that Baydhabo city is now under government of Somalia and Ethiopian troops who seized it earlier in a joint...
Thursday February 23, 2012 - 09:10:01
ARAB LEAGUE CALLS FOR MORE AMISOM TROOPS
ARAB LEAGUE CALLS FOR MORE AMISOM TROOPS
The chairman of the Arab league Nabil Al Arabi urged the Arab nations to support Somalia on humanitarian, security and financial issues while talking to representatives of the member countries of the Arab...
Monday February 20, 2012 - 21:14:38
UN SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON WELCOMES THE RECENTLY HELD GAROWE 2 CONFERENCE
UN SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON WELCOMES THE RECENTLY HELD GAROWE 2 CONFERENCE
A press statement released by the secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, states that he welcomes the conference that was held in Garowe, Puntland state of Somalia.
Monday February 20, 2012 - 20:40:58
THE SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS GIVES A GO AHEAD FOR THE INCREMENT OF THE AMISOM FORCES IN SOMALIA
THE SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS GIVES A GO AHEAD FOR THE INCREMENT OF THE AMISOM...
Members of the Security Council last night passed motion to increase the number of AMISOM forces in Somalia Special envoy of the United Nation to Somalia Augustine Philipe Mahiga
Saturday February 18, 2012 - 21:41:17
ANTI AL SHBABAAB AND AL QAEDA RALLY HELD IN MOGADISHU
ANTI AL SHBABAAB AND AL QAEDA RALLY HELD IN MOGADISHU
housands of Mogadishu residents gathered at the transport union grounds opposite ex fiyoore in support for peace and it was participated by the president of Somalia the cabinet and other high ranking government...
Thursday February 16, 2012 - 21:03:10
A DELEGATION FROM UNITED NATIONS ARRIVED IN MOGADISHU TODAY TO RESETTLE THOSE EVICTED FROM GOVERNMENT BUILDING
A DELEGATION FROM UNITED NATIONS ARRIVED IN MOGADISHU TODAY TO RESETTLE THOSE EVICTED...
A delegation from the United Nations has today arrived in Mogadishu. The delegates met with top government officials and they said they will make a resettlement program for the evictees.
Tuesday February 14, 2012 - 07:07:15
A UGANDAN DELEGATION LED BY ITS FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER ARRIVE AT MOGADISHU
A UGANDAN DELEGATION LED BY ITS FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER ARRIVE AT MOGADISHU
A Ugandan delegation that includes its foreign affairs minister, the commander of its armed forces and the newly appointed ambassador of Uganda to Somalia arrive at Mogadishu today.
Monday February 13, 2012 - 21:14:22
AMISOM PLANS TO ATTACK ALSHABAB HELD AREAS
AMISOM PLANS TO ATTACK ALSHABAB HELD AREAS
AMISOM deputy commander, Audace Nduwumunsi announces plans to attack and take over areas within the outskirts of Mogadishu which are now controlled by Alshabab. This come shortly After Alshabab joined...
Monday February 13, 2012 - 20:15:12
KENYA TO CLOSE ITS BORDERS WITH SOMALIA
KENYA TO CLOSE ITS BORDERS WITH SOMALIA
Internal security minister of Kenya Gorge Saitoti informed all the security agencies to be cautious of anybody entering the country
Monday February 13, 2012 - 20:08:59
THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT DISTANCES ITSELF FROM THE CAMPAIGN TO EVICT CITIZENS FROM STATE BUILDINGS
THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT DISTANCES ITSELF FROM THE CAMPAIGN TO EVICT CITIZENS FROM...
The Turkish ambassador to Somalia Jamalutin Kani Torum, today in a media briefing at his office in Mogadishu said that the Turkish government did not come to Somalia to trouble the Somali people but instead...
Monday February 13, 2012 - 08:39:20
BRITAIN, US EXPRESS CONCERNS OVER THE UNIFICATION OF AL-QAEDA AND ALSHABAB
BRITAIN, US EXPRESS CONCERNS OVER THE UNIFICATION OF AL-QAEDA AND ALSHABAB
Britain and USA today expressed concerns over the implications of the unification of Al-Qaeda and Alshabab, according to a written statement released by the foreign secretariat of Britain
Saturday February 11, 2012 - 20:57:36
UNITED NATIONS REPORTS 11 SOMALI IMMIGRANTS DEAD AND 34 OTHERS MISSING
UNITED NATIONS REPORTS 11 SOMALI IMMIGRANTS DEAD AND 34 OTHERS MISSING
A written statement from the office of the united nation high commission for refugees writes that 11 people died when a boat there were traveling in capsized in the Gulf of Aden.
Saturday February 11, 2012 - 20:46:55
ALSHABAB OFFICIALLY JOIN AL-QAEDA; AL-QAEDA LEADER, AYAMAN AL ZAWAHIRI SPEAKS OUT
ALSHABAB OFFICIALLY JOIN AL-QAEDA; AL-QAEDA LEADER, AYAMAN AL ZAWAHIRI SPEAKS OUT
The Somali militant group, Alshabab officially joined Al-Qaeda today. This was confirmed in an audio visual message that was posted from an Al-Qaeda controlled broadcast and a post on the internet
Friday February 10, 2012 - 16:03:05
THE AFRICAN UNION ANNOUNCE PLANS TO START RECONSTRUCTION IN MOGADISHU
THE AFRICAN UNION ANNOUNCE PLANS TO START RECONSTRUCTION IN MOGADISHU
The African Union’s deputy envoy to Somalia, Mr. Wafula Wamanyinyi and commanders of AMISOM, held a press conference today at the headquarters of AMISOM in Mogadishu.
Friday February 10, 2012 - 11:13:27
DETAILS COMING IN FROMAN EXPLOSION AT HOTEL MUNA
DETAILS COMING IN FROMAN EXPLOSION AT HOTEL MUNA
Further details are coming in from a bomb attack that happened when an explosive-laden vehicle detonated this evening at a restaurant next hotel Muna in Hamarweyne district Banaadir province.
Thursday February 09, 2012 - 18:01:43
THE AFRICAN UNION TO MEDIATE TO END SOMALI PARLIMENTS INFIGHTING
THE AFRICAN UNION TO MEDIATE TO END SOMALI PARLIMENTS INFIGHTING
The African Union announces that they will mediate between parliamentarians so as to end the infighting in the parliament and also to end the political deadlock
Wednesday February 08, 2012 - 21:57:35
FIGHTING BREAKS OUT IN THE CITY OF BALADWEYNE, THE ETHIOPIAN TROOPS CONDITION ON LIFTING THE DAY TIME CURFEW THEY IMPOSSED ON THE TOWN
FIGHTING BREAKS OUT IN THE CITY OF BALADWEYNE, THE ETHIOPIAN TROOPS CONDITION ON LIFTING...
A fears fighting raged on at an Ethiopian base near the Ugaas Khalif area in the outskirts of the Baladweyne town. The fighting broke out after Alshabab fighters attacked and shelled the Ethiopian troop’s...
Wednesday February 08, 2012 - 21:27:57
TENSIONS IN BUUHOODLE AND TOOGDEER PROVINCE AS FIGHTING RAGES
TENSIONS IN BUUHOODLE AND TOOGDEER PROVINCE AS FIGHTING RAGES
A fight has broken out in Sool this morning between the forces of Somaliland and those of the newly established Khatuma State. After offenses and counter-offences, the fighting spread out to Maygagle,...
Wednesday February 08, 2012 - 21:05:48
Abdifataah Ibrahim Rashid:
Abdifataah Ibrahim Rashid: "Top government officials are responsible for the prolonged...
Abdifataah Ibrahim Rashid, who was elected as assistant speaker of parliament by section of the parliamentarians of Somalia talked about the prolonged dispute between members of the Somali parliament.
Wednesday February 08, 2012 - 21:05:44
AMISOM FORCES AFTER TAKING CONTROL OVER MOGADISHU STARTED DISTRIBUTING AID TO INTERNALY DIPLACED PERSONS
AMISOM FORCES AFTER TAKING CONTROL OVER MOGADISHU STARTED DISTRIBUTING AID TO INTERNALY...
The African union peacekeepers, AMISOM 06-02-2012 distributed medicine and medical equipment to internally displaced people in camps near the international airport in Mogadishu.
Tuesday February 07, 2012 - 09:54:28
Ethiopian, Somali Forces Set to Advance on Al-Shabab Stronghold
Ethiopian, Somali Forces Set to Advance on Al-Shabab Stronghold
In Somalia, government forces backed by Ethiopian troops are set to advance on the Bay and Bakool regions, key strongholds of the militant group al-Shabab. The Islamist group has vowed to resist any foreign...
Wednesday February 01, 2012 - 12:44:16
Somalia president decries journalist killing
Somalia president decries journalist killing
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Sunday January 29, 2012 - 21:29:08
Kenya arrests controversial Muslim preacher
Kenya arrests controversial Muslim preacher
Kenyan police Sunday arrested a Muslim preacher who had been previously arrested but acquitted of the 2002 bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel near Mombasa which killed 15 people.
Sunday January 29, 2012 - 21:21:09
Somali famine: Situation 'still desperate' warns agency
Somali famine: Situation 'still desperate' warns agency
Six months after the first declaration of famine in Somalia, hundreds of thousands remain at risk, the Disasters Emergency Committee is warning.
Friday January 20, 2012 - 12:31:06
Charities Say Africa Drought Aid Delay Cost Tens of Thousands of Lives
Charities Say Africa Drought Aid Delay Cost Tens of Thousands of Lives
Two international aid agencies say tens of thousands of lives could have been saved if the international community had responded earlier to the 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa.
Friday January 20, 2012 - 12:28:28
After 6 months of famine Somali men return to farm
After 6 months of famine Somali men return to farm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - (AP) -- Six months after the U.N. declared Somalia's capital a famine zone, the number of refugees in the capital is dwindling, as most of the men have gone home to try to revive devastated...
Friday January 20, 2012 - 12:24:08
Red Cross puts off food aid mission in Somalia
Red Cross puts off food aid mission in Somalia
The International Committee of the Red Cross has announced a temporary suspension of food aid distribution in southern Somalia after local authorities blocked 140 trucks from reaching more than 240,000...
Friday January 20, 2012 - 12:18:46
Explosion in Somali refugee camp after media visit
Explosion in Somali refugee camp after media visit
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A bomb exploded in a crowded refugee camp in Somalia's capital on Thursday, only minutes after a group of U.N. officials and international journalists left a nearby feeding...
Friday January 20, 2012 - 00:30:19
Rawlings Says Africans Should Try Own War Crimes Suspects
Rawlings Says Africans Should Try Own War Crimes Suspects
Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings says African countries, not the International Criminal Court (ICC), should try any African leaders accused of war crimes.
Friday January 20, 2012 - 00:29:00
Eritrea Envoy Urges UN to Lift ‘Unfair’ Sanctions
Eritrea Envoy Urges UN to Lift ‘Unfair’ Sanctions
Eritrea’s envoy to the United Nations says his country is vindicated following a recently-released preliminary U.N. report that found insufficient evidence that Asmara provided weapons to Somalia militant...
Wednesday January 18, 2012 - 13:48:52
In Somaliland, crackdown on the press continues
In Somaliland, crackdown on the press continues
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the deteriorating press conditions in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland after this weekend's detention of 21 journalists protesting a police...
Wednesday January 18, 2012 - 13:43:04
Seychelles refuse to take Somali pirates held by Danes
Seychelles refuse to take Somali pirates held by Danes
Denmark said on Tuesday the Seychelles had refused to take 25 suspected Somali pirates detained by one of its warships earlier this month, highlighting the difficulty of putting pirates on trial.
Wednesday January 18, 2012 - 12:30:11
Kenya-Somali insurgent information war heats up over claims of dead children
Kenya-Somali insurgent information war heats up over claims of dead children
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An insurgent spokesman and residents in a southern Somali town said two Kenyan fighter jets apparently targeting a militant camp instead killed five children, as a Kenyan military...
Monday January 16, 2012 - 22:36:13
Panel hears stories from Somalis who call Willmar, Minn., their home
Panel hears stories from Somalis who call Willmar, Minn., their home
WILLMAR — The story of Somali refugees settling in Willmar is part of the ongoing story of a city and a nation that has been built on immigration.
Saturday January 14, 2012 - 22:34:19
CPJ: 7 Journalists Arrested in a Week, 3 Still Held in Somaliland
CPJ: 7 Journalists Arrested in a Week, 3 Still Held in Somaliland
New York — The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the recent spate of arrests of independent reporters in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland.
Saturday January 14, 2012 - 22:14:15
India advocates strategy to counter piracy
India advocates strategy to counter piracy
Nations: India has advocated adoption of a comprehensive counter-piracy strategy by the international community to tackle the growing problem of maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia.
Thursday January 12, 2012 - 23:14:58
Officers killed in Shabaab AP camp raid
Officers killed in Shabaab AP camp raid
At least five people, including three Administration Police officers were killed when suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked a police camp in Wajir on Wednesday night.
Thursday January 12, 2012 - 23:13:08
Miraa dealers lose top Dutch market after ban
Miraa dealers lose top Dutch market after ban
The Dutch government has banned the use of khat (miraa), dealing a second blow to the livelihoods of Kenyan farmers who rely on the crop for revenue.
Thursday January 12, 2012 - 23:11:02
Somalian students in Turkey play snowball for the first time
Somalian students in Turkey play snowball for the first time
Studying in Denizli’s Private Servergazi High School, sixteen students first time in their lives played snowball with each other as first snow of the season falls on Denizli streets after a long time.
Thursday January 12, 2012 - 23:00:49
Al-Shabaab executes ‘Kenyan spy’
Al-Shabaab executes ‘Kenyan spy’
A man said to be a Kenyan fighting for the Al-Shabaab has been executed by the Somali militant group for alleged espionage.
Thursday January 12, 2012 - 22:58:17
Three Kenyan police shot dead near Somali border
Three Kenyan police shot dead near Somali border
Gunmen killed three Kenyan police and wounded two others in the latest of a string of attacks in the northeastern border region with war-torn Somalia, police said Thursday.
Thursday January 12, 2012 - 22:56:36
Navy prevents attack by Somali pirate 'mothership'
Navy prevents attack by Somali pirate 'mothership'
RFA Fort Victoria, which is on patrol near Somalia and is part of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, a civilian-manned fleet which provides support for the Navy, forced pirates to abandon an attempt to hijack...
Thursday January 12, 2012 - 22:49:02
Somali Prime minister blamed the international community for its failure to fund his government
Somali Prime minister blamed the international community for its failure to fund...
Somala's Prime minister Abdiwali Mohamed Ali blames the International Community for its failure to fund his government to implement the Roadmap.
Wednesday January 11, 2012 - 18:27:51
The Netherlands to ban drug khat used by Somalis
The Netherlands to ban drug khat used by Somalis
The Dutch government has announced that it will ban the use of the mild narcotic khat. It is a leaf-based drug that, when chewed, releases juices that act as natural stimulants and is popular with the Somali...
Wednesday January 11, 2012 - 18:25:06
Kenyan troops kill six Al-Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia
Kenyan troops kill six Al-Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia
Kenya's military said its troops killed six Somali militants and injured dozens others during a fierce clash in Tabda in southern Somalia on Tuesday.
Wednesday January 11, 2012 - 18:24:25
Somalia calls for lifting of 20-year-old UN arms embargo
Somalia calls for lifting of 20-year-old UN arms embargo
The United Nations' 20-year-old arms embargo on Somalia is severely hampering the fight against terror groups in the country, a top minister has said.
Wednesday January 11, 2012 - 18:18:39
Police alarmed over foreigners with Shabaab links
Police alarmed over foreigners with Shabaab links
Police are concerned about the increasing number of foreign nationals travelling to Kenya en-route to Somalia to join the Al Shabaab militia in their battle.
Wednesday January 11, 2012 - 18:17:16
Mercy develops new project for Somali children
Mercy develops new project for Somali children
The Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) is to develop a new project for Somali children, called "the Children Friendly Space programme," to ensure their well-being is safeguarded against...
Wednesday January 11, 2012 - 18:12:55
Kenya on edge as terror attack threat looms
Kenya on edge as terror attack threat looms
(AP) – The security bulletins warning of an impending assault by terrorists are rising in intensity as Kenya's capital increases security measures in hopes of preventing what would be the first massive...
Wednesday January 11, 2012 - 10:43:30
Kenyan Youths Urged to Join Al-Shabab Jihadist Campaign
Kenyan Youths Urged to Join Al-Shabab Jihadist Campaign
A new video message posted to a jihadist website calls on Muslim youths in Kenya to join the Somali militant group al-Shabab in its fight against Kenyan forces. While the message is typical of the group's...
Wednesday January 11, 2012 - 10:39:18
Al-Shabaab propaganda video declares Jihad against Kenya
Al-Shabaab propaganda video declares Jihad against Kenya
The video was released by Sheikh Ahmed Iman Ali, the self-proclaimed de facto leader of Kenyan Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia.
Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 22:19:29
Ex-US soldier charged with trying to join Shebab
Ex-US soldier charged with trying to join Shebab
A former American soldier with specialist intelligence and cryptology training has been charged with trying to join Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants, US justice officials said Monday.
Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 21:23:12
Police boss warns locals of terror attack threat
Police boss warns locals of terror attack threat
Residents of North Eastern Province have been urged to be on the alert following intelligence reports of an impending suicide bombing attack by Al Shabaab.
Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 21:10:27
Ex-US Army soldier arrested over aid to Somali militants
Ex-US Army soldier arrested over aid to Somali militants
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. Army soldier trained in intelligence and cryptology has been arrested and charged for trying to help the Somali al Shabaab militant group, an al Qaeda affiliate, the U.S....
Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 21:04:42
London man could help with Kenya terror plot probe
London man could help with Kenya terror plot probe
A man from east London held in Kenya could assist with the investigation into a suspected terrorist plot, a Kenyan police spokesman said.
Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 20:54:26
Kenyan psyche under pressure from effects of Somalia incursion
Kenyan psyche under pressure from effects of Somalia incursion
Kenya's North Eastern province which immediately borders the conflict-torn Somalia has suffered a wave of attacks which have mostly relied on grenades and makeshift bombs.
Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 20:46:33
Taiwan Red Cross donates US$1.71 million to East Africa
Taiwan Red Cross donates US$1.71 million to East Africa
Taiwan has raised US$1.71 million in humanitarian aid for four East African countries devastated by famine, the Red Cross Society of the Republic of China said Jan. 9.
Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 20:34:18
Dadaab Leaders Flee After Killings, Threats
Dadaab Leaders Flee After Killings, Threats
Dadaab (IRIN)— Several community leaders among the 463,000 mostly Somali residents of the world's largest refugee complex have left the facility in eastern Kenya, fearing for their safety after the killing...
Monday January 09, 2012 - 23:17:24
Kenya risks row with Uganda over ADF militia
Kenya risks row with Uganda over ADF militia
Kenya and Uganda could be headed for a collision course following UN reports that a Ugandan rebel group, the resurgent Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), is using Nairobi as a financial hub for its armed...
Monday January 09, 2012 - 23:17:13
Key political risks to watch in Kenya
Key political risks to watch in Kenya
The International Criminal Court (ICC) will this month rule on whether six political figures suspected of masterminding the deadly violence that followed a disputed presidential election in December 2007...
Monday January 09, 2012 - 23:15:01
About 700 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed since the launch of Operation Linda Nchi.
About 700 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed since the launch of Operation Linda...
Kenya Defence Forces spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna said many others have been injured in the operation which started three months ago.
Sunday January 08, 2012 - 20:22:38
In Somalia, it’s a dog’s life even for pirates
In Somalia, it’s a dog’s life even for pirates
Narratives featuring strange lands with scintillating beauty, unexpected adventures with buxom brunettes, Gothic gardens with sunken treasures and billowing sails underlie smash hit movie series like Pirates...
Sunday January 08, 2012 - 20:15:32
Iran calls rescue humanitarian gesture
Iran calls rescue humanitarian gesture
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi called the U.S. Navy's rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen from Somalia pirates a humanitarian gesture.
Sunday January 08, 2012 - 20:08:08
Over 3000 Somali Women Marched for Peace in Mogadishu (Communiqué)
Over 3000 Somali Women Marched for Peace in Mogadishu (Communiqué)
Over three thousand Somali women walked proudly in the streets of Mogadishu to highlight women’s efforts for peace and democracy.
Saturday January 07, 2012 - 21:53:51
Hawala will still allow cash transfers to Somalia
Hawala will still allow cash transfers to Somalia
One of the Minnesota businesses that stopped sending wire transfers from the U.S. to Somalia last week said it would re-open Friday to allow transfers in small dollar amounts.
Saturday January 07, 2012 - 19:54:33
Somalian pirates free Indian ship
Somalian pirates free Indian ship
Somali pirates have released the Indian-flagged Savina Al-Salaam and its 16-member crew without ransom on Thursday, according to maritime security forces and Somalian media reports.
Saturday January 07, 2012 - 19:53:41
Kenyan Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Militants in Somalia
Kenyan Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Militants in Somalia
A Kenyan spokesman says jet fighters have killed dozens of al-Qaida-linked militants gathered in southern Somalia, as part of an ongoing effort to force them out of the country.
Saturday January 07, 2012 - 19:24:59
AU: Somalia's al-Shabab Being 'Systematically Destroyed'
AU: Somalia's al-Shabab Being 'Systematically Destroyed'
Africa's top security official says the allied military offensive currently underway in Somalia is systematically destroying the al-Qaida linked militant group al-Shabab. The African Union is asking the United...
Friday January 06, 2012 - 14:06:27
MSF in dilemma after fatal shooting
MSF in dilemma after fatal shooting
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which claims to be the largest health provider in Somalia, says it is now facing a tough decision, whether to remain in the famine-plagued nation, after the fatal shooting...
Friday January 06, 2012 - 14:06:20
AU asks UN to increase peacekeeping force in Somalia to 17,700
AU asks UN to increase peacekeeping force in Somalia to 17,700
Friday, January 06, 2012 ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – The African Union on Thursday asked the United Nations to authorise an increase of its peacekeeping force in war-torn Somalia by 5,700 to 17,700 amid mounting...
Friday January 06, 2012 - 10:45:47
MANKATO, MN: Somali High School Student wins Pathfinder Awards
MANKATO, MN: Somali High School Student wins Pathfinder Awards
By Robb Murray Free Press Staff Writer
Friday January 06, 2012 - 10:36:40
AU Prepares Big Anti-Shabab Military Push in Somalia
AU Prepares Big Anti-Shabab Military Push in Somalia
The African Union is preparing to intensify its military campaign against Somalia's al-Qaida inspired al-Shabab militants. The United Nations Security Council is being asked to upgrade the size and the firepower...
Thursday January 05, 2012 - 17:07:08
20 Somali migrants suffocate in cramped truck
20 Somali migrants suffocate in cramped truck
Twenty illegal Somali migrants suffocated to death as they were being smuggled in a cramped container truck through Tanzania, their bodies dumped on the road, police said on Wednesday.
Thursday January 05, 2012 - 17:01:22
British government report calls for action to curb piracy
British government report calls for action to curb piracy
A British report issued Thursday called for "decisive action" to contain the growing problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia.
Thursday January 05, 2012 - 16:57:03
African Union set for new Al-Shabaab military strategy
African Union set for new Al-Shabaab military strategy
The African Union is set to launch a new integrated military strategy to fight the Al-Shabaab extremist group in Somalia.
Wednesday January 04, 2012 - 22:19:22
Minnesota Somalis rally against suspension of money transfers
Minnesota Somalis rally against suspension of money transfers
A major bank in Minneapolis has closed the accounts of companies wiring money to Somalia from their U.S.-based families, creating a crisis for Somalis who depend on the U.S. funds.
Wednesday January 04, 2012 - 22:01:31
Kenya military reports 3 al-Shabab fighters killed in battle in Somalia
Kenya military reports 3 al-Shabab fighters killed in battle in Somalia
Kenya’s military says its forces killed three militant fighters from Al-Shabab in a battle in Somalia.
Wednesday January 04, 2012 - 21:58:43
Two revenue officials escape terror attack
Two revenue officials escape terror attack
Two Kenya Revenue Authority officials escaped death after a vehicle they were using to patrol the Kenya-Somalia border in Mandera missed a remote controlled explosive device.
Wednesday January 04, 2012 - 21:52:34
MSF ponders Somali presence after attack-official
MSF ponders Somali presence after attack-official
Medecins Sans Fontieres is withdrawing non-Somali staff from a hospital in Mogadishu where two of its staff were shot dead but the aid group hopes to maintain its operation in Somalia despite the danger,...
Wednesday January 04, 2012 - 21:47:45
Bahrain:Second aid project for Somalia.
Bahrain:Second aid project for Somalia.
BAHRAIN is embarking on its second development project to help the people of Somalia, who have been beset by drought, famine and two decades of war.
Monday January 02, 2012 - 21:19:38
Somali Islamist fighters bolster postions round key town
Somali Islamist fighters bolster postions round key town
Somali Islamist insurgents said Monday they were reinforcing positions around a key town close to the Ethiopian border, two days after it was taken by Ethiopian and Somali government forces.
Monday January 02, 2012 - 21:12:43
Aid group worried about 2 workers held in Somalia
Aid group worried about 2 workers held in Somalia
The director of Belgium's chapter of Doctors Without Borders said Saturday he is increasingly concerned about two kidnapped workers being held in Somalia following the shooting deaths of two other workers...
Monday January 02, 2012 - 21:08:21
National army will pay any price for liberation
National army will pay any price for liberation
The Uganda People’s defence Forces (UPDF) joins and congratulates compatriots who have successfully ended the year 2011. Of course, the UPDF is well aware that the year had many challenges, but we look...
Monday January 02, 2012 - 21:06:25
Somali refugee leader shot dead in Kenya camp
Somali refugee leader shot dead in Kenya camp
A gunman opened fire Sunday at a refugee camp in eastern Kenya, killing a refugee leader before escaping in the second such incident in a week, police and the UN told AFP.
Monday January 02, 2012 - 20:58:32
SOMALIA: Puntland praises Ethiopia forces into Somalia
SOMALIA: Puntland praises Ethiopia forces into Somalia
The Government of Puntland State of Somalia welcomes the Ethiopian military intervention in parts of south-central Somalia to bolster the ongoing Somali-led military campaign to remove Al Shabaab terrorists...
Monday January 02, 2012 - 18:43:39
Five dead in New Year blast in Garissa
Five dead in New Year blast in Garissa
Five people were killed Saturday night in a blast in a bar in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa, close to the border with Somalia, police officers said.
Sunday January 01, 2012 - 22:41:28
QC sets up 7 relief projects in Somalia
QC sets up 7 relief projects in Somalia
Qatar Charity (QC) has established seven relief projects in Somalia, benefiting some 20,000 displaced families.
Sunday January 01, 2012 - 22:39:27
Police kill three Al shabaab suspects in Lamu
Police kill three Al shabaab suspects in Lamu
Police shot three people suspected to be members of Al Shabaab terror group in Lamu.
Sunday January 01, 2012 - 22:35:57
Turkish aid organization opens school in Somalia
Turkish aid organization opens school in Somalia
Turkish aid organization, Kimse Yok Mu opened a school in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
Sunday January 01, 2012 - 22:26:56
Kibaki: I will ensure smooth transition
Kibaki: I will ensure smooth transition
"It is my joy to address you, as we prepare to usher in a New Year - 2012. I thank the Almighty God for mercifully watching over our country.
Sunday January 01, 2012 - 22:24:27
Kenya to host anti-piracy conference
Kenya to host anti-piracy conference
Kenya will host an anti-piracy conference at heads of state level on February 9 and 10 in Nairobi, a foreign ministry official said on Saturday.
Sunday January 01, 2012 - 22:19:14
Gunmen attack bars in northeast Kenya, at least 2 dead
Gunmen attack bars in northeast Kenya, at least 2 dead
Gunmen sprayed bullets at New Year revelers in two bars in northeastern Kenya on Sunday, killing at least two people, a witness and police said, the latest in a wave of attacks near the border with Somalia.
Sunday January 01, 2012 - 22:10:54
Hunger, cholera kill 55 kids in Somalia
Hunger, cholera kill 55 kids in Somalia
Fifty-five children have died of cholera and severe malnutrition in Somalia, which is currently experiencing a famine after over two decades of war, Press TV reports.
Sunday January 01, 2012 - 22:10:46
Police name 15 key Shabaab fugitives
Police name 15 key Shabaab fugitives
Police have released the names of 15 men they believe hold key information that could help unravel the Al-Shabaab militia.The suspects are said to have left Kismayu recently for Kenya and some are believed...
Sunday January 01, 2012 - 22:06:38
Ethiopian troops capture Beledweyne from Somalia militants
Ethiopian troops capture Beledweyne from Somalia militants
Ethiopian forces have captured the central Somali town of Beledweyne from al-Shabab Islamist militants.
Saturday December 31, 2011 - 23:51:12
Minnesota Somalis protest cutoff of money transfers
Minnesota Somalis protest cutoff of money transfers
Somalis demonstrating in Minneapolis Friday say their families in Somalia will starve now that Sunrise Community Banks has closed the accounts of money-wiring companies.
Saturday December 31, 2011 - 23:50:57
M.S.F. says shocked by killing of two aid workers in Somalia
M.S.F. says shocked by killing of two aid workers in Somalia
Two staff members of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), an independent organization for medical humanitarian aid, were killed in an attack on the charity’s compound in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
Saturday December 31, 2011 - 23:50:30
Obama Admits Drone War in Somalia Creates Terrorism
Obama Admits Drone War in Somalia Creates Terrorism
From yesterday’s Washington Post, in an article entitled “Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing“:
Thursday December 29, 2011 - 07:56:08
We’re in Somalia for the long haul, Kenya asserts
We’re in Somalia for the long haul, Kenya asserts
Kenya is looking at a long-drawn war in Somalia in 2012 contrary to the earlier indications that it was going to be a swift operation.
Sunday December 25, 2011 - 23:26:56
Somalia MPs protest closure of Parliament
Somalia MPs protest closure of Parliament
Somalia MPs have protested the country’s Ministry of Interior’s move to ban parliamentary sessions for four weeks.
Sunday December 25, 2011 - 23:21:19
Somalis flee famine to find hunger, sickness in camps
Somalis flee famine to find hunger, sickness in camps
When Somali refugee Madina Ali escaped harsh drought and famine in Somalia, she hoped to find a better life in Ethiopia’s Dolo Ado camp.
Sunday December 25, 2011 - 23:19:17
Police calls for public alert on security threats
Police calls for public alert on security threats
Security agencies have advised people to be cautious during the Christmas season in shopping malls, hotels and other public places owing to the continuous threats from the terrorist groups such as the al-Shabaab.
Sunday December 25, 2011 - 23:13:48
Somali baby named as
Somali baby named as "Turkey"
A Somali family that was visited by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a tent city approximately four months ago have named their 2-month old baby boy "Turkiye".
Saturday December 24, 2011 - 18:43:31
Intervention tension: UK eyes ‘failed state’ Somalia
Intervention tension: UK eyes ‘failed state’ Somalia
With the Libya campaign seen as mission accomplished, Britain reiterates it is eyeing another conflict-torn African country – Somalia. The UK cites threats to its national security, but some analysts...
Saturday December 24, 2011 - 18:31:03
UN envoy expects Yemen leader to step aside
UN envoy expects Yemen leader to step aside
UNITED NATIONS— The UN envoy to Yemen said Wednesday he expects President Abdullah Ali Saleh to leave the country for medical treatment for injuries from a June assassination attempt and to honor a deal...
Thursday December 22, 2011 - 08:44:54
Somali pirates free Italian tanker hijacked in February
Somali pirates free Italian tanker hijacked in February
ROME — Somali pirates have freed an Italian oil tanker hijacked in February with five Italians and 17 Indians on board after more than 10 months in captivity, the Italian government said on Wednesday.
Wednesday December 21, 2011 - 23:50:19
Witness: Kenya air raid in southern Somalia kills at least 7 Somalis, including a child
Witness: Kenya air raid in southern Somalia kills at least 7 Somalis, including a child
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A witness says that a Kenyan air force raid killed at least seven people, including a child, in a village in southern Somalia.
Wednesday December 21, 2011 - 23:48:25
IFJ Condemns 'Cold Blood' Murder of Prominent Journalist
IFJ Condemns 'Cold Blood' Murder of Prominent Journalist
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today urged the Somali Transitional Federal Government to launch an immediate investigation to identify the killer - and whoever ordered the murder - of Abdisalan...
Tuesday December 20, 2011 - 00:31:10
Somali journalist killed by man in soldier uniform
Somali journalist killed by man in soldier uniform
A journalist with a Somali television channel was shot dead in the capital Sunday by a man wearing a government soldier's uniform, witnesses said.
Tuesday December 20, 2011 - 00:26:17
Yemen 'could be another Somalia'
Yemen 'could be another Somalia'
Yemen will need almost $500 million in aid to avert a humanitarian crisis on the scale of the starvation and drought that ravaged the Horn of Africa this year, aid agencies warned yesterday.
Tuesday December 20, 2011 - 00:24:34
Kenya's Criminal Assault on Famine-Stricken Somalia
Kenya's Criminal Assault on Famine-Stricken Somalia
by: Stephen Roblin, Truthout | News Analysis
Tuesday December 20, 2011 - 00:17:58
Roadside bombs terrorise Mogadishu
Roadside bombs terrorise Mogadishu
A policeman stands by the still-burning remains of a car shortly after it exploded in Mogadishu on December 6. Several people were killed when the explosives-laden vehicle was detonated.
Wednesday December 14, 2011 - 23:24:36
Tensions run high between Somali regions
Tensions run high between Somali regions
Mogadishu - Leaders from one of Somalia's semi-autonomous regions said on Wednesday they were ready to fight another federal state in the war-torn country and called for soldiers to prepare their arms.
Wednesday December 14, 2011 - 23:24:31
SOMALIA: Al-Shabab releases photos, IDs of deceased Burundian forces.
SOMALIA: Al-Shabab releases photos, IDs of deceased Burundian forces.
Al-Shabab rebel group in Somalia released today details of ten Burundian soldiers of the African Union forces in Somalia [AMISOM] those were killed in heavy gun battle in Daynile district, south of Mogadishu...
Monday December 12, 2011 - 19:59:47
What dwindling camel herds mean for the world
What dwindling camel herds mean for the world
Our insatiable appetite for camels is taking its toll. The population of the humpy beast in the Middle East is rapidly declining, threatening herds around the world.
Sunday December 11, 2011 - 20:45:11
Somalia: Red Crescent nutritional centre hit by air strike
Somalia: Red Crescent nutritional centre hit by air strike
Geneva (ICRC) – On 10 December, a nutritional centre run by the Somali Red Crescent Society in the southern Somali town of Bardera was hit by an air strike. The facility, which was empty at the time...
Sunday December 11, 2011 - 20:31:49
Officials: twin blasts hit Kenyan forces in north
Officials: twin blasts hit Kenyan forces in north
GARISSA, Kenya — Twin blasts killed one police officer and wounded nine soldiers in northern Kenya on Sunday, local officials said, in the latest in a string of attacks since Kenyan troops crossed the border...
Sunday December 11, 2011 - 20:12:45
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab has launched an account on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab has launched an account on the micro-blogging...
The feed has attracted dozens of followers since it was created on Wednesday.
Saturday December 10, 2011 - 18:50:00
the eight Kenyan serviceman have been killed since Kenya sent troops into Somalia a month ago
the eight Kenyan serviceman have been killed since Kenya sent troops into Somalia...
NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan military spokesman says that eight Kenyan serviceman have been killed since Kenya sent troops into Somalia a month ago.
Sunday November 20, 2011 - 08:24:39
Cables show U.S. warned Kenya not to invade Somalia
Cables show U.S. warned Kenya not to invade Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya U.S. cables made public by WikiLeaks show the United States warned Kenya two years ago not to launch an offensive in southern Somalia against al-Qaida-allied al-Shabab rebels, but a U.S....
Saturday November 19, 2011 - 22:01:16
Sri Lanka's jailed ex-army chief Fonseka given new term
Sri Lanka's jailed ex-army chief Fonseka given new term
A court in Sri Lanka has jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka for three years for implicating the government in war crimes.
Friday November 18, 2011 - 19:38:32
Somali famine zones downgraded by UN
Somali famine zones downgraded by UN
Famine no longer exists in three of the worst-affected areas of Somalia following the intervention of aid agencies, the United Nations has said.
Friday November 18, 2011 - 19:38:20
Suu Kyi's NLD democracy party to rejoin Burma politics
Suu Kyi's NLD democracy party to rejoin Burma politics
On Friday her National League for Democracy said it would register to run in the as yet unscheduled by-elections. The party boycotted the last polls in November 2010, the first in 20 years.
Friday November 18, 2011 - 19:29:20
France holds first trial of suspected Somali pirates
France holds first trial of suspected Somali pirates
Six men have gone on trial in Paris over an attack on a yacht in September 2008, in the first French prosecution of suspected Somali pirates.
Tuesday November 15, 2011 - 18:57:32
Kenyan prime minister asks Israel to help train police to pre-empt attacks by Somali militants
Kenyan prime minister asks Israel to help train police to pre-empt attacks by Somali...
{AP} A military spokesman says Kenya was not behind strong explosions heard in a Somali town that is on a target list published by Kenya's military.
Monday November 14, 2011 - 23:11:33
Pirates drop ransoms as Kenyan forces close in
Pirates drop ransoms as Kenyan forces close in
Somali pirates may be dropping their ransom demands by up to 50% following the Kenyan invasion, as Kenyan troops disrupt pirate bases and supply lines and patrol the Somali coast.
Friday November 11, 2011 - 18:13:39
Al-Shabaab consolidating power in Somalia?
Al-Shabaab consolidating power in Somalia?
MOGADISHU, Somalia (UPI) -- Al-Shabaab forces are consolidating fighters in southern Somalia in a united stance against Kenyan forces massed along the border, an analysis finds.
Friday November 11, 2011 - 09:54:36
Manchester: Dad of missing boys makes plea for help
Manchester: Dad of missing boys makes plea for help
A devastated dad claims a wall of silence in Manchester's Somali community is stopping police finding his two children snatched from the family home.
Friday November 11, 2011 - 05:53:46
Turkish charity representatives join Somali wedding
Turkish charity representatives join Somali wedding
Representatives from Turkish aid groups joined a wedding held in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the Anatolia news agency reported on Wednesday.Abdulmuttalib Hashim Nuurre,
Thursday November 10, 2011 - 15:18:07
Somali Lawmaker Killed in Mogadishu Shooting
Somali Lawmaker Killed in Mogadishu Shooting
¶ NAIROBI, Kenya — A Somali lawmaker was gunned down on a Mogadishu street on Wednesday, a day after four explosions in several neighborhoods of Somalia’s capital killed at least one person and injured...
Thursday November 10, 2011 - 08:43:57
Italy borrowing costs hit record 7%
Italy borrowing costs hit record 7%
Italy's cost of borrowing has touched a new record, a day after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he would resign once budget reforms were passed.
Wednesday November 09, 2011 - 22:45:47
As US funding stops UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia
As US funding stops UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia
Since famine was declared in Somalia July 2011, over 110,000 children in the region have been admitted to UNICEF-supported therapeutic centres for severe and moderate acute malnutrition.
Wednesday November 09, 2011 - 09:27:37
Berlusconi 'to quit when budget law passes'
Berlusconi 'to quit when budget law passes'
Italian prime minister says he will step down as soon as new budget law passes through parliament as majority collapses.
Tuesday November 08, 2011 - 23:10:00
Congo fury over jail break threat
Congo fury over jail break threat
Threats made by Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi could amount to treason, the government has said.
Tuesday November 08, 2011 - 22:32:03
Liberia's Sirleaf seeks re-election amid Tubman boycott
Liberia's Sirleaf seeks re-election amid Tubman boycott
Turnout in Liberia's presidential run-off appears low following an opposition boycott over fraud claims and deadly clashes on Monday.
Tuesday November 08, 2011 - 22:26:45
Two Killed In Kenya Church Attack; Anti-Christian Violence Spreading
Two Killed In Kenya Church Attack; Anti-Christian Violence Spreading
NAIROBI, KENYA (Worthy News)– Two people were killed when suspected Islamic militants attacked a church in eastern Kenya, adding to concerns about increased violence against devoted Christians in the African...
Tuesday November 08, 2011 - 22:04:19
Fishermen freed themselves, retook boat after pirate hijacking in Indian Ocean, Taiwan says
Fishermen freed themselves, retook boat after pirate hijacking in Indian Ocean, Taiwan...
AIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan says fishermen on a Taiwanese boat fought back against Somali pirates and freed themselves after a hijacking in the Indian Ocean.
Monday November 07, 2011 - 06:25:13
Blast Reported in Kenya's Large Refugee Camp
Blast Reported in Kenya's Large Refugee Camp
Two Kenyan officials say a land mine or explosive device went off along a road in the world's largest refugee camp, in eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia.
Saturday November 05, 2011 - 19:54:47
US drone attacks kill dozens in Somalia
US drone attacks kill dozens in Somalia
Two US assassination drone attacks have left at least 75 people dead and about 80 others wounded in southern Somalia, Press TV reports.
Saturday November 05, 2011 - 19:49:00
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