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Tuesday, January 19, 2021



Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya, alleges political interference -minister

December 15, 2020 2:17 pm

Dube said in a statement that Nairobi was meddling in Somalia’s politics but did not give specific details of the alleged interference.

In Somalia, US Troop Withdrawal Is Seen as Badly Timed

December 06, 2020 10:35 am

“The fight against global terrorism is still ongoing, and we must still win the battle for peace and security to prevail,” said Ayub Ismail Yusuf, a Somali senator, who called the U.S. decision “untimely” on Twitter. “We must not give up on our successes.”

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

December 05, 2020 9:37 am

"This action is not a withdrawal and an end to our efforts but a reposition to continue our efforts in East Africa."

At least six dead after suicide bomber attacks restaurant in Somali capital

November 17, 2020 6:10 pm

A witness said he could see huge clouds of smoke rising above the restaurant and ambulances trying to reach the site, in the city’s Hamar Jajab district near Mogadishu port.

US soldier hurt, 2 Somali soldiers dead in al-Shabab attack

September 08, 2020 8:23 am

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab remains the most active and resilient extremist group in Africa, controlling parts of southern and central Somalia.

Somalia says elections set for early 2021 despite coronavirus risk

May 31, 2020 8:15 am

“Holding a timely election is more important than anything else at this time and it’s one of the primary goals which the public entrusted us,” Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre said in a speech following a cabinet meeting.

Somalia: Al Shabaab attacks base used by US troops, destroys seven aircraft

January 05, 2020 7:34 pm

"Seven aircraft and three military vehicles were destroyed in the attack," said the statement, which included photos of aircraft ablaze and an al Shabaab militant standing nearby. In a tweet, the US Africa Command confirmed an attack on the Manda Bay Airfield had occurred.

Somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history

November 14, 2019 5:49 pm

``Many people are still trapped in their submerged houses and we have no capacity and enough equipment to cover all areas,'' said Abdirashakur Ahmed, a local official helping to coordinate rescue operations. Hundreds are thought to still be stuck.

United States reopens embassy in Somalia after nearly three decades

October 04, 2019 5:51 pm

Known often for civil war, starvation, piracy and terrorism, Somalia has long been the poster child of a failed state. But since 2012, the country has slowly begun to emerge from its darkest days, establishing a fragile internationally backed government.

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

July 14, 2019 9:05 am

A car bomb exploded at the hotel in the southern port city while local elders and lawmakers were meeting on Friday night, before three gunmen stormed in, police said. Security forces took 11 hours to end the siege, they said.


Somalia's first female soccer club score a breakthrough for gender equality

October 05, 2018 8:02 am

Mogadishu in Somalia has over one hundred private soccer fields that are hired out day and night to amateur male teams. Mohamed said many were off limits for her two teams of mainly 16-18-year-olds, who play for two hours every day at a cost of $14