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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
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
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
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
Sunday April 21, 2013 - 20:28:18
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’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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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 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 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
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
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, 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
The European Union has pledged to increase funding to the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia.
Tuesday October 09, 2012 - 10:46:53
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A statement released from the office of the President of Puntland, confirmed the reshuffling of the cabinet.
Saturday September 15, 2012 - 15:36:06
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
LONDON CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA: FINAL COMMUNIQUE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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 "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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
¶ 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'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
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
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
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