Afgoye town is in Lower Shabelle region, about 30KM from Mogadishu.

Somalia: Military Operation Kicks off after Militants Attacked Base in Afgoye

Monday August 21, 2017 - 10:40:20

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali military force backed by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have started on Monday morning heavy operation in Afgoye town, in Lower Shabelle, about 30KM from Mogadishu after Al-Shabaab militants attacked military base overnight.

President Farmajo shakes hand President el Sisi during visit to the Egypt Presidential Palace in Cairo on Sunday. | Courtesy photo.

Somalia, Egypt Discuss Security, Economic and Immigration Cooperation (PHOTOS)

Monday August 21, 2017 - 09:06:49

CAIRO (Somali Update Online) — Somali and Egypt Presidents have discussed security and economic cooperation between the two countries amid President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo's official state visit to Cairo.

People collect drinking water from a public tap, amid a cholera outbreak, in Sanaa, Yemen, June 29, 2017.| Reuters photo.

New Warning As Yemen Warring Parties Face Internal Strife

Sunday August 20, 2017 - 22:49:20

DUBAI - Internal strains afflicting both sides in Yemen's conflict have deepened, as the U.N. warned that the failure of the country's political elites to settle their differences has prolonged the suffering of millions already beset by famine and disease.

Abdi Farah Juha, Somali Minister of Interior and Federal Affairs. | File photo.

Somalia: Interior Ministry Endorses Hirshabelle State Assembly Voting Against President Osoble

Sunday August 20, 2017 - 20:39:24

JOWHAR (Somali Update Online) — Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs has today endorsed last week's Hirshabelle State Assembly vote of no confidence against President Ali Abdullahi Osoble following allegations of incompetence, nepotism and poor performance.

Barire is about 60 Km northwest of Mogadishu.

Somalia: Joint Forces Capture Barire, Civilians Killed in Roadside Blast

Sunday August 20, 2017 - 12:39:23

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali forces backed by the African Union Mission troops and U.S Special Forces took control of Barire, about 60 Km northwest of Mogadishu following days of fierce gunfight, force spokesman said.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during German President Joachim Gauck's visit to the State House in Abuja, Nigeria February 11, 2016. | Reuters photo.

Nigeria's Buhari Returns Home After Three-month Sick Leave in Britain

Sunday August 20, 2017 - 11:01:35

ABUJA - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday from three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment.

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. | File photo.

Somali President to Visit Egypt Amid Saudi, UAE Pressure over Neutrality

Saturday August 19, 2017 - 17:04:35

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will on official State Visit to Egypt next week after an invitation from Egypt's Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, officials at the Somali Embassy in Cairo confirmed.

Ridwan Abdi is Director of the National Humanitarian Coordination Centre (NHCC). | UN photo.

Somalia: Aid Workers Plead for Continued Humanitarian Support

Saturday August 19, 2017 - 12:17:23

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Ridwaan Abdi remembers vividly his life in Somalia with his parents during the civil war.

Abdikadir Moalim Mohamed is a humanitarian worker focused on delivering aid to displaced families. | UN photo.

Devoted Humanitarian: How Abdikadir Moalim Risked His Life to Bettering Lives of Others in Somalia

Saturday August 19, 2017 - 11:48:20

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Abdikadir Moalim Mohamed has devoted his adult life to bettering the lives of other human beings. "In the end, what matters is what you have done for mankind," says the veteran humanitarian aid worker.

Peter de Clercq (left),UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator, speaks during an event to mark the World Humanitarian Day held in Mogadishu on August 17, 2017.| UN Photo

UN Humanitarian Coordinator: We Salute and Thank Aid Workers for Averting Somalia Famine (PHOTOS)

Saturday August 19, 2017 - 11:02:30

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Peter de Clercq has commended aid workers and volunteers for their contribution to serving humanity and averting a famine that threatened Somalia earlier this year.

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On the Run from Bullets and Bruises: Ayaan's Story

DADAAB I WASN'T BORN yet when I became a refugee for the first time.

Corruption in Somalia is A Crime Against Development

Corruption is defined as the abuse of entrusted power for personal gain, in public and the private sectors. Countries are rated based on assessments of the prevalence of bribery of public officials, stealing of public money and the lack of public anti-corruption efforts.

Somalia: All Talk No Action – Unemployment, Growing Marginalization and Khaire's Input

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — While most of Somali youth are showing their frustrations toward the current cabinet's failure to address the reality of rampancy youth unemployment and the long marginalized groups rights, Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and his cabinet members were not successful to address seriously on the dimming hopes of many young Somalis during the International Youth Day commemoration in Mogadishu on Saturday.

Somalia's Discriminatory Rule: Job Applicants to Declare Their Clan Affiliation

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali job applicants are required to declare their clan affiliations and even sub-clans when applying to job opportunities at the country's Ministry of Ministry of Women and Human Rights, according to a new job application form set by the ministry.

Kenya's Dogged Opposition Leader Raila Odinga at a Crossroads

NAIROBI — Raila Odinga has been Kenya's prime minister and longtime opposition leader, but with results in from Tuesday's general election, it seems he has once again failed to get the one job he's always wanted: the presidency.

African Leaders to Strive and Propose Better Life for the Youth

RABAT, Morocco — This year 2017, the theme of the African Union Decentralization Day celebrated today 10 August is "Youth Participation".

High Hopes for Somali Sesame Farmers

MOGADISHU — Abdi watches the sesame harvested on his land while reflecting on the past season and how farming has changed over recent generations.

Election Offers Kenya Chance to Provide Clarity About Somalia

NAIROBI - Kenya's upcoming general election will have ramifications beyond its borders – particularly for its most fragile neighbour, Somalia.

Somalia: Access to Health Care Services in Rural Areas is Hit or Miss (VIDEO)

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — For Somalis living in rural areas of the country, access to health care services is hit or miss. Years of conflict and the centuries-long nomadic lifestyle have left many cut off from health services.

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