An explosives-laden car rammed the entrance of the police station around midday on Thursday.

Somalia: Jubbaland Minister Succumbs to Injuries He Sustained from Car Blast in Mogadishu

Thursday June 22, 2017 - 20:53:23

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Minister for Youth and Sports of Somalia's Jubbaland regional state Sheikh Mohamed Yusuf Aw-Libah has succumbed to critical injuries he sustained from today's car bomb blast that hit Waberi Police Station in Mogadishu.

Suicide car bomb hit the entrance of Waberi Police Station in Mogadishu on Thursday.

Somalia: At Least Eight Killed in Mogadishu Police Station Car Bomb Attack (PHOTOS)

Thursday June 22, 2017 - 16:38:52

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — At least eight have been confirmed dead and nearly ten others injured after a suicide car bomb hit the entrance of Waberi Police Station in Mogadishu on Thursday.

Looking out over part of Aden Central Prison, known as Mansoura. | AP.

YEMEN: Secret Prisons, UAE Tortures and US Interrogates

Thursday June 22, 2017 - 16:32:54

MUKALLA, Yemen — Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.

President Farmajo met Saudi King Salman in Riyadh during visit in May 21, 2017. | File Photo.

Somali President Congratulates Newly-appointed Saudi Crown Prince

Thursday June 22, 2017 - 14:17:39

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Thursday congratulated the new Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, the son of the current Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz.

The eight militia men (with Bosasso security officials) were presented to the local media in Bosasso.

Somalia: Puntland Displays Defected ISIS Terror Group Members

Wednesday June 21, 2017 - 21:01:15

BOSASSO (Somali Update Online) — Security officials in Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland on Tuesday displayed eight defected ISIS terror group members.

Mogadishu residents enjoy Liido Beach in Abdul-aziz District in the capital.

Somalia: Despite Security Challenges, Somalia Wants to Revive Tourism Industry

Wednesday June 21, 2017 - 09:32:21

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Despite security challenges in the country with frequent terror attacks on restaurants and hotels, Somalia says it is in the mid of process of a master plan to revive the country's tourism industry, according to the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism Abdirahman Omar Osman (alias Yarisow).

The Peripheral Spillover Effect of the Gulf Crisis into the Horn of Africa

Wednesday June 21, 2017 - 09:18:21

The Horn of Africa, according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), comprises of eight countries including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda).

Around 12,000 camels and sheep have become the latest victims of the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

12,000 Camels, Sheep Forced Back to Qatar Amid Crisis

Wednesday June 21, 2017 - 05:18:50

DOHA — Around 12,000 camels and sheep have become the latest victims of the Gulf diplomatic crisis, being forced to trek back to Qatar from Saudi Arabia, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

In Kenya, 49% of refugee children are out of school.

World Refugee Day: EU Donates €800,000 for Education and Protection of Refugee Children in Kenya

Tuesday June 20, 2017 - 17:31:33

NAIROBI — The European Union has committed €800,000 for UNICEF's humanitarian response programmes to help refugee children in Kenya. The funding will support humanitarian child protection and education services for children in Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps.

Egypt Kills 12 Militants in North Sinai Air Strike

Tuesday June 20, 2017 - 16:34:31

CAIRO — Egyptian jets bombed a gathering site of Sinai-based Islamist militants, killing 12 and destroying several four-wheel-drive vehicles, the military said on Tuesday.

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The Peripheral Spillover Effect of the Gulf Crisis into the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa, according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), comprises of eight countries including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda).

Central African Republic: People with Disabilities at High Risk

NAIROBI — People with disabilities in the Central African Republic have faced violent attacks, forced displacement, and ongoing neglect in the humanitarian response, Human Rights Watch said today.

Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity

NAIROBI, Kenya (Somali Update Online) — BIG BARRELS has arrived very late. For many like myself, who struggled with the scarcity of positive Africa-specific case studies at business school; it's about time, too.

Iran Unites as Tehran Struck by Middle East's Proxy Wars

If this indeed was, as it claimed, an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), it would constitute the first time the organisation has been able to strike Iran inside its borders. But terrorist attacks are not new to Iran.

Rethinking the Somali State

Somalia has been a failed state for over two decades and is beginning to fully recover as a nation. Beyond broader developmental issues, Somalia has lagged because it lacked a proper structure of government.

Aden Abdulla Osman: A Tribute to a Statesman

Today on 8th June marks the 10th death anniversary of the father of the nation, Aden Abdulla Osman. The first President of Somalia and for more than two decades the most outstanding political figure in Somalia, died in Nairobi hospital on June 8, 2007.

PHOTO NEWS: Somalia President Marks 100 Days in Office

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) Thousands of residents in Somalia capital and officials gathered at the city's Banadir Football Stadium on Sunday marking the 100 Days in office of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo elected in February this year.

Foreign Interventions in Somalia

Occupying 3,000 kilometers of coastal territory where the Red Sea flows into the Indian Ocean, Somalia forms the 'Horn' of East Africa. It is a country of arid plains which rise to mountains in the north.

Somalia: Report Highlights AMISOM Failure to Protect Civilians

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — A new report by an international non-governmental organization highlights that many Somalis hold views that are very critical of the peacekeeping mission, especially about its failure to protect civilians, a new report on AMISOM mission in Somalia said.

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