8 July 2013 – The United Nations envoy in Somalia today underscored the importance of protecting journalists and defending press freedom, following the killing of a television reporter on Sunday. Libaan Abdullahi Farah ‘Qaran,’ a reporter for Kalsan TV based...
“Sagaal nin oo walaala ah sideennaas - Siddeed isku bah tahay sidiinnaas Ninkuna bah gaar yahay sidaydaas - Siddeedduna ninkii siri sidiinnaas Ninkuna uu sirtii garan sidaydaas...”                                           “Nine men who are blood brothers like us - Eight of them being from the...
Statement by High Representative Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy Today we mark the International Day of Democracy. Democracy lies at the heart of the European Union, and this is why the democratic values that constitute...
A car bomb in the Somali capital killed three people and wounded several others in the latest attack in war-ravaged Mogadishu, police said Friday. "The car exploded while the driver was moving in it... three people were killed," said police...
Kenya has suspended flights to Somalia just days after its neighbour said diplomatic ties between the two countries had been normalised following months of tension. On Tuesday, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) said, without giving a reason, that commercial...
Source of map: Nelson, Harold D. (Ed.) (1982). Somalia: A Country Study, p.15, Washington DC: American University, Foreign Area Studies; Library of Congress   Among other things, leaders of Somaliland base their claim for statehood that Somaliland was once British...
A suicide car bomb exploded outside a military base for Ethiopian soldiers in southern Somalia on Saturday, leaving an unspecified number of casualties, a police official said. Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the assault and said it had...
Trafficking cartels are minting millions of shillings from desperate Kenyans looking for work in foreign capitals especially in the Gulf countries. With promises of well-paying jobs in security, hospitality or domestic work, the hopes of many are being dashed when...
By Liban Ahmad A few weeks ago Puntland Development Research Center   issued a video based on a survey conducted  by its researchers in several districts under Puntland jurisdiction. PDRC researchers visited  Baargaal, Badhan, Galka’yo, Boo ‘ame, Garowe and Qardho. The...
Somalia’s government spokesperson was wounded on Sunday in an explosion in the capital suspected to have been set off by a suicide bomber, state-run media reported. A photographer at the scene of the explosion reported seeing body parts lying on...