HARGEISA, 20 March – sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a figure ballooning by hundreds of thousands in recent months.   Communal water resources...
Mogadishu - March 11th 2019; The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, has learned with shock and deep sadness of the untimely death of Police Commissioner Christine Alalo...
By Michael Rubin Hargeisa- Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, AFRICOM commander, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. airstrikes alone would not defeat al-Shabaab, the Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group with deep roots in Somalia. Instead, he said, local forces need to “step...
The borderlines separating Kenya and Somalia were first drawn in the late 19th century. Like everywhere else on the continent, this was the work of cartographers working for European colonial powers. Across the continent they replaced porous spaces in which...
Since the rise of al-Shabaab (The Youths) terrorist group, Somalia has never been far from headlines across the globe. It is this troubled and tragic country that journalist James Fergusson profiles in his most recent book, The World’s Most Dangerous...
Mogadishu, 1 March 2019 - The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the Somali capital yesterday. On Thursday night, vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) targeting...
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide car bombing targeting a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist group Al Shabaab on Thursday killed at least 10 people and destroyed buildings in the Somali capital’s busiest street, police said. It was one of the...
The State Department and USAID will invest more than $500 million in Somalia this year. That comes in addition to more than $1 billion in United Nations assistance. Each may hope such funds will restore prosperity and stability to Somalia, but they are wrong. Rather...
By Mohamud M Hassan- Interim Country Director, Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland Protracted conflicts and natural disasters, have conspired over the years to keep Somalia under the unrelenting grip of poverty. The disintegration of public administration systems, over the years, seriously...
The Somali government has moved to calm diplomatic tensions following Kenya's decision to recall its ambassador to Mogadishu and instruct Somalia's ambassador to leave Nairobi. The two counties are embroiled in a dispute over their maritime territorial boundary. The area...

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