Friday, August 12, 2022
By Mohamed Yarow In Somalia, the clan system has always been a major factor in the running of social and political affairs, and ever since the power-sharing system based on the 4.5 methods was introduced in 2000 during the peace...
A Somalia National Army parade in 2012. Credit: AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE. On 25 April, the Somali National Army (SNA) shocked observers both inside and out the country as it split in two. Amid protests in the capital...
  By Ben Fender and Damon Bristow It is a quarter of a century since the UN first proposed a special day to call for action to address the causes and effects of drought. Sadly, in that time, the problems have only...
PRESS RELEASE Mogadishu, Somalia - 13 August 2014: The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Honorable Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has expressed her satisfaction at the achievements made by AMISOM in support of...
Al-Shabab fighters march on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Mowliid Ibdi/Reuters. By Harun Maruf Al-Shabab militants who crossed into eastern Ethiopia last week are still active inside the country despite claims by local officials that the force has been “destroyed,” say officials...
Mohamed Kalil is MSF’s humanitarian affairs advisor for Somalia and Somaliland. He has been working for the organisation for over a decade and was part of the first emergency team deployed in Beledweyne, central Somalia, to respond to the...
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...
BERLIN (AP) — German police arrested a man who allegedly acted as an accountant for Somali pirates blamed for the hijacking of an oil tanker in 2010, authorities said Monday. The man, who was identified only by the initial 'M',...
New estimates find dangerous stagnation of global vaccination rates, due to conflict, inequality and complacency NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 July 2019 – 20 million children worldwide – more than 1 in 10 – missed out on lifesaving vaccines such as...