Progress is also slow in high-income countries including the UK, Finland, France, Germany, USA, Australia, and New Zealand. NEW YORK/ LONDON/ GENEVA, 15 May: More than 20 million babies were born with a low birthweight (less than 2500g; 5.5 pounds)...
Hundreds of high school students are protesting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after the announcement of the cancellation and postponement of their national exams following reports of exam paper leaks. Education Minister Abdullahi Godah Barre announced on Monday the cancellation...
By Jason Hartwig When I worked in Somalia from 2016 to 2018 supporting provision of military assistance to forces combating al-Shabaab, most discussions with international partners acknowledged that our efforts could not ultimately defeat the jihadist group. As part of...
‘Kenya has suspended direct flights from Somalia’s capital Mogadishu to Nairobi for security reasons but Somalia has asked for reconsideration, saying the decision was politically motivated. The BBC reported on Friday that the flights had been suspended and that planes will now...
New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from U.S. operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia — and a pattern of U.S. denial about the scale of the problem. By Phyllis Bennis “There is no military solution” is an often-heard saying...
By US Africa Command In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade violent extremist organizations, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an ISIS-Somalia encampment in the Golis Mountains, Somalia, on May 8, 2019. In coordination with...
Introduction Save the Children (SC) is the world's leading independent organization for children. As part of the organisation’s contribution towards ensuring every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation, Save the Children has been working with armed...
The Kenyan government has ordered the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to close the Dadaab refugee camp. It has not stated its reasons for this, but in the past it ordered similar closures on security grounds, claiming Dadaab could host terrorists from...
Doha: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Ahmed Isse Awad, underlined that his country will not enter into any alliance or bloc of any kind against Qatar and Turkey, noting that this position has made...
Mogadishu, 3 May 2019: On May 1-2, 2019, AMISOM troops in a joint military operation with the Somali National Army launched an offensive and liberated the strategic town of Bariire from the extremist group, Al-Shabaab. The agricultural-rich Bariire, which lies...

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