Gunmen Abduct German Nurse Working for ICRC in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Gunmen Abduct German Nurse Working for ICRC in Somalia

Thursday May 03, 2018 - 18:16:17

MOGADISHU — Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group said Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Somali military officers attend a training programme by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at their military base in Mogadishu, Somalia November 1, 2017. | Reuters file.

Donors: Somalia Must Speed Overhaul of Fragile Army to Face Militants

Wednesday May 02, 2018 - 21:48:52

NAIROBI Somalia should accelerate reforms of its army, its main foreign backers said on Wednesday after discussing slow progress in transforming the graft-ridden force into one capable of fighting al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants.

The intensifying violence in Somalia is consistent with an upsurge in attacks by militant Islamist groups in eastern, northern and western Africa.

Al-Shabaab Ranked as Africa's Deadliest Militant Group

Tuesday May 01, 2018 - 18:40:54

NAIROBI — Al-Shabaab is responsible for more than half the reported attacks carried out in Africa by militant Islamist groups during the past 12 months, a think tank associated with the US Defence Department said on Tuesday.

As shown in the pictures Somalia boys fought well and made more attacks on Kenya.

Somalia Edge Uganda 1-0 to Book Place at CECAFA U-17 Final

Thursday April 26, 2018 - 10:59:51

MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — Somalia's Ocean Stars youngsters have made a history to reached CECAFA U-17 championship for the first time after edging Uganda 1-0 on Wednesday.

Weapons looted from a former United Arab Emirates (UAE) military training camp are displayed during a Reuters interview in Mogadishu, Somalia April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Weapons Stolen from UAE Training Facility in Somalia, Sold on Open Market (PHOTOS)

Thursday April 26, 2018 - 10:40:57

MOGADISHU — At least 600 weapons were stolen in the past week from a former United Arab Emirates-run training center in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and are for sale in the city, weapons dealers said on Wednesday.

Deko Ibrahim Abdille and her daughter Fatuma visit a health clinic at the Kakuma refugee camp. | Reuters photo.

Kakuma Refugee Camp: Hope of New Life in U.S. Fades and Suicide Rate Rises

Monday April 09, 2018 - 18:40:29

KAKUMA, Kenya — Knives. Wire. Battery acid. Rat poison. Rope.

Freight is being offloaded from a plane at Mogadishu airport, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug. 8, 2011.

Somalia Seizes Nearly $10M From UAE Plane in Mogadishu

Monday April 09, 2018 - 14:49:16

MOGADISHU — Somali security officials said they have seized a large cache of money that arrived Sunday at Mogadishu airport from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

speaker of Somalia's parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari.

Somalia Parliament Speaker Quits Ahead of Motion Against Him: Lawmaker

Monday April 09, 2018 - 14:45:47

MOGADISHU — The speaker of Somalia's parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, has resigned ahead of a confidence motion against him, a lawmaker said, ending weeks of political tension.

This is Mareeya, a small village in Nugaal region, strategically postured to the azure of the Indian Ocean waters. But no tourists visit here.

PHOTOS: The Beauty of Somalia

Saturday April 07, 2018 - 11:10:12

By Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

U.S President Donald Trump has signed an executive order extending a national emergency declaration for Somalia.

US. Extends Emergency Declaration Over Somalia Piracy, Terrorism

Thursday April 05, 2018 - 12:43:45

WASHINGTON — U.S President Donald Trump has signed an executive order extending a national emergency declaration for Somalia, which had been slated to expire in May, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Kakuma Refugee Camp: Hope of New Life in U.S. Fades and Suicide Rate Rises

KAKUMA, Kenya — Knives. Wire. Battery acid. Rat poison. Rope.

Somalia Seizes Nearly $10M From UAE Plane in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — Somali security officials said they have seized a large cache of money that arrived Sunday at Mogadishu airport from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

PHOTOS: The Beauty of Somalia

By Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

Interview: Somaliland President Defends UAE Military Deal

HERGEISA — Somalia's breakaway northern region of Somaliland declared its independence nearly three decades ago, but despite having its own currency, parliament and military the predominantly Muslim country hasn't been recognized by any foreign government.

UNSC Makes 'Historic' Warning on Climate Threat to Somalia

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has formally recognised climate change as a destabilising factor in Somalia.

Somalia's National Communications Authority Takes Full Control of ccTLD DotSO

MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — Somalia's National Communications Authority (NCA) took full control of the country-code top-level domain (dotSO) from the Somali National Information Center (SONIC) and Cloudy Registry who ran the operations and the management of the Domain Registry.

Huge Measles Campaign in Drought-hit Somalia Aims to Protect Children

MOGADISHU – A nationwide campaign continues in Somalia to protect millions of children against the potentially deadly effects of measles.

African Women Take the Lead to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C) & Early Child Marriage (ECM) in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal (Somaliupdate Online) — African women take the lead to end female genital mutilation and early child marriage in Africa through the strategic launch of THE BIG SISTER MOVEMENT.

Interview: How Security Forces in Somalia Fail to Protect Children

Over the last decade the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab has recruited, often forcibly, thousands of Somali children – under age 18, using many as fighters on the front line. Over the last two years, Somali security forces have arrested suspected Al-Shabab sympathizers – including children. Senior Africa researcher Laetitia Bader spoke to Audrey Wabwire about what happens to these boys in detention, and why protecting their rights has proven elusive.

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