Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta with Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed at State House in Nairobi on March 23, 2017.

Somalia and Kenya Must Grow Their Promising Partnership

Thursday March 30, 2017 - 18:22:21

Many media commentators wrote with a surprised tone about the successful official state visit of Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to Kenya on Thursday last week.

Paramedics assist an internally displaced Somali child from an ambulance as he arrives at the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu.| REUTERS

As Famine Looms, Malnutrition and Disease Rise Sharply Among Children in Somalia

Thursday March 30, 2017 - 17:36:44

MOGADISHU -- As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) — a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011.

Kenya's Transport and Interior Ministers receive first direct flight from Mogadishu at JKIA on Wednesday 29th March, 2017.

Kenya Says Direct Flights From Somalia To Boost Ties

Thursday March 30, 2017 - 15:03:17

NAIROBI -- The Kenyan government said on Wednesday that the resumption of direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi will help boost bilateral ties between Kenya and Somalia.

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre has nominated new cabinet on Tuesday last week.

Somalia: Newly Approved Cabinet to Hold Urgent Meeting on Drought, Insecurity

Thursday March 30, 2017 - 14:52:51

MOGADISHU -- Somalia's newly endorsed Cabinet of Ministers will today meet after it was approved by the Federal Parliament yesterday in a unanimously vote.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo attends the 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League in Amman, Jordan 29th March, 2017.

Somali President Asks Support As He Attends the 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League

Thursday March 30, 2017 - 14:23:18

AMMAN -- Somali President Mohamed Abduallahi Farmaajo, in a written speech distributed to the leaders of the Arab world attending at 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League, discussed Somalia's progress, priorities and remaining challenges going forward.

"When children stop laughing, you know that hard times are coming" African proverb.| Photo NRC

ICRC: We Must Move Quickly to Avert Disaster in Somalia

Wednesday March 29, 2017 - 18:27:17

While droughts are cyclical in Somalia, this year's conditions have been exacerbated by failed rains.

Hodan Nalayeh, founder and host of Integration TV on OMNI TV, talks to a group of Somali nomads about drought conditions in Somalia | Facebook

Toronto TV Host Finds Resilience In Drought-Stricken Remote Areas Of Somalia

Wednesday March 29, 2017 - 16:28:08

TORONTO -- A Toronto-area host of a weekly television talk show for Somali viewers says people in Somalia are showing resilience despite severe drought.

A Turkish Airline plane at the Aden Adde International Airport, Mogadishu. |FILE PHOTO

Mogadishu-Nairobi Direct Flights Resume Today

Wednesday March 29, 2017 - 16:17:53

MOGADISHU -- Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre has launched direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi.

More displaced families arriving at Qansaxley in Dollow #Somalia as drought spreads. It started with 5 households, now there are 1,500 |Photo NRC

Somalia: Over 3,000 People a Day Fleeing Drought in Somalia

Wednesday March 29, 2017 - 08:50:22

MOGADISHU -- "Over 3,000 people a day are being forced to abandon their homes in search of water and food.

Somaliland to Hold Presidential Poll in November

Wednesday March 29, 2017 - 08:32:50

HARGEYSA -- Somaliland will hold its presidential election on 13th November 2017 following months of delays, its electoral commission said Tuesday.

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Somali President Asks Support As He Attends the 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League

AMMAN -- Somali President Mohamed Abduallahi Farmaajo, in a written speech distributed to the leaders of the Arab world attending at 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League, discussed Somalia's progress, priorities and remaining challenges going forward.

Toronto TV Host Finds Resilience In Drought-Stricken Remote Areas Of Somalia

TORONTO -- A Toronto-area host of a weekly television talk show for Somali viewers says people in Somalia are showing resilience despite severe drought.

Somalia: When The River Dries Out All Life Disappears

DOLLOW -- Dollow is a town in southern Somalia. It is peaceful - at least compared to many other areas in the conflict-ridden country. It is located close to the border of Ethiopia and right where two rivers meet - or rather, where they used to meet. There is no longer any water flowing in the rivers, instead the soil is dry and hot and nothing grows here.

Turkey Distributes Humanitarian Aid In Somalia

MOGADISHU, -- The Turkish government along with Turkish company Albayrak have on Sunday distributed food aid in Taredisho village in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu.

Promoting Institutional Memory In Somali Bureaucracy

Now that the Council of Ministers has been formally named and publicised after weeks of speculation by Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, it's time to remind all incoming Minsters of the need to preserve institutional memory after they are hopefully approved by Parliament.

HRW: Attack on Somali Refugee Boat in Yemen Likely War Crime

BEIRUT -- An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today.

Hungry and Desperate, Thousands of Somalis Trek to Ethiopia

Menaced by Al Shabab militants and a worsening drought, thousands of Somalis are abandoning the land to seek refuge in neighbouring Ethiopia.

Statement by Somalia President on IGAD Summit on Somali Refugees

Statement by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia On Special Summit of IGAD Heads of States and Governments on Protection and Durable Solutions of Somali Refugees Nairobi, 25 March 2017

Eastleigh: What's In A Name?

While Nairobi's Eastleigh estate has been misrepresented over the years as a place of pirates and terrorists, most notably in the recent Hollywood film Eye in the Sky, for most Kenyans it is a place heaving with shopping malls all offering bargain goods such as clothes and electronics.

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