MOGADISHU -- Somalia's Banadir State government on Tuesday unveiled plans to renovate one of East Africa's largest open air markets after two decades of closure. Mohamed Yusuf Osman, Spokesman of Banadir government, told local media in the Somali capital, Mogadishu,...
August 2012 saw Somalia’s first parliament since 1991 inaugurate in Mogadishu, bringing the war torn country one step closer to pivotal change. With its newly elected parliament, potential for change has never been higher. This change is assisted by Somalia’s vast...
SOMALIA, Kismayo -- Soldiers serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) stand infront of a mosque in the grounds of Kismayo University in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, approx. 500km south...
MOGADISHU -- The property market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has boomed since the government pushed out al-Shabab fighters. The most peaceful period in the city in over two decades has brought thousands of Somali expatriates back to their homeland. But...
Sunday, October 14, 2012 Somali government forces backed by African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces are spreading their control over territory run by Al-Shabaab rebels in the south of the Horn of Africa country. The allied forces this week consolidated their control...
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia does not plan to nullify oil and gas exploration contracts made in recent years in favour of those that were signed prior to the toppling of the government in 1991, a senior state official said...

Recent trip to Somalia

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Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem   I thank Allah(SWT),our donors and the community that run the projects that Amoud Foundation supports. For the past twenty years, brothers and sisters stay behind and sacrifice everything they have.   Trip Summary: On my most recent trip, I have...
Nairobi, October 9, 2012-Security agents in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland shuttered private broadcaster Horseed FM on Saturday morning and ordered Internet service providers in the region to block the station's website, according to local journalists.   "The strength of a...
Reports from the self-clan regional administration of Puntland in Somalia say plans are underway to deploy 2000 militants from Majerten clan to Kismayo to help the Ogadeni militants, who recently captured the city with the support of Ogaden men...
A trainee at a camp in Somalia in October 2010. The camp was run by Saracen International, a South African military firm. WASHINGTON -- It seemed like a simple idea: In the chaos that is Somalia, create a sophisticated, highly...