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Thursday, August 11, 2022



Ukraine’s shadow: Deadly crises like Somalia starved of aid

July 06, 2022 10:43 pm

Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, a donor who was preparing to give a half-million dollars to a Somali aid group told its executive director Hussein Kulmiye it was redirecting the money to help Ukrainians instead.

‘We buried him and kept walking’: children die as Somalis flee hunger

June 12, 2022 12:36 pm

The worst drought in four decades, and a sharp rise in food prices caused by the war in Ukraine, have left almost half of Somalia’s people facing acute food shortages.

Biden approves redeployment of under 500 ground troops to Somalia -officials

May 16, 2022 10:57 pm

Prior to Trump's withdrawal, the United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency.

Somalia elects new President, but terrorists hold true power

May 16, 2022 8:50 pm

The United States imposed visa sanctions in February and March on Somali officials and others accused of undermining the parliamentary elections, which eventually concluded in late April.

Somalia's president cans US oil deal hours after it was signed

February 20, 2022 7:48 pm

Both the Somalian president and the country's prime minister have rejected the oil exploration deal inked by one of the ministers. The leaders said they are protecting the country's national resources.

Somalia's President suspends Prime Minister pending investigation

December 27, 2021 2:05 pm

According to analysts, the dispute between Mohamed and Roble has generated months of tension, which risks distracting the government from its fight against the Al Qaeda-linked insurgent group - Al Shabaab.

A CIA fighter, a Somali bomb maker, and a faltering shadow war

October 25, 2021 12:16 pm

Biden administration officials deny the mission in Somalia has failed, but they say they are cleareyed about its shortcomings. The administration could unveil a new Somalia policy in coming weeks, some officials said.

In conservative Somalia, a rare woman presidential candidate

September 12, 2021 3:28 pm

Parliament member Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam is well aware of the challenges in winning votes in a nation where women often remain marginalized. In an interview with The Associated Press, she described the struggle of leading a foreign ministry staff that was overwhelmingly male.

A new breed of crisis: war and warming collide in Afghanistan

August 30, 2021 12:37 pm

A third of all Afghans face what the United Nations calls crisis levels of food insecurity. Because of the fighting, many people haven’t been able to plant their crops in time.

Afghanistan collapse and strikes in Somalia raise snags for drone warfare rules

August 29, 2021 9:42 am

In January, Biden had set out to establish his own overarching policy for drone strikes targeting terrorist threats emanating from countries where the United States does not have troops on the ground.


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