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Conference to combat maritime piracy begins today

Conference to combat maritime piracy begins today

Much has been done to tackle the problems caused by maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia, but more needs to done to build the capacity of Somalia and its neighbours to control their own shores and patrol their own waters, the UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
UAE hopes to build capacity for Somalia

UAE hopes to build capacity for Somalia

While the international community and navies have succeeded in bringing down Somali maritime piracy, problems on land remain. Al Shabab militants are striking at will as shown by their attempt on the life of the president of that country last week and the killing of 15 innocents recently.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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Somalia moves to discredit UN report over funding fears

Somalia has hired British and US consultants to discredit a UN report that claims rampant corruption in Mogadishu because it threatens to imperil donor funding and the return of foreign-held assets, including gold, totalling billions of dollars.

Friday, September 06, 2013
Somalia: Rape and sexual violence a constant threat for displaced women

Somalia: Rape and sexual violence a constant threat for displaced women

Women and children living in Somalia’s makeshift camps for displaced people face a high risk of rape and other sexual violence, Amnesty International said today after returning from a research trip to the country.

Friday, August 30, 2013
Collective efforts essential for progress as Somalia faces critical moment – UN envoy

Collective efforts essential for progress as Somalia faces critical moment – UN envoy

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today stressed that collective and coordinated efforts from the Government as well as regional and international organizations are needed to achieve progress in the east African country. “Progress is being made in Somalia, but the goals are reversible if we do not maintain and increase our collective efforts,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay said at the 392nd meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “To fail to do this would have serious consequence in and beyond Somalia. Let us not run that risk.”

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Humanitarian groups urge banks to ease remittances to Somalia

Humanitarian groups urge banks to ease remittances to Somalia

Humanitarian groups are urging more banks to take on accounts with money-transfer companies that send cash to Somalia. A recent report illustrates the fragile relationship between the remittance companies and banks that make the money transfers possible.

Monday, August 26, 2013
Peace Is A Prerequisite For Somalia

Peace Is A Prerequisite For Somalia

President Yoweri Museveni has said that peace is a prerequisite for the people of Somalia to trade and lead normal lives. The President was yesterday speaking during a meeting with the visiting Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lapo Pistelli, who called on the President at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura district.

Monday, August 26, 2013
In Kismayu, fragile peace or a gathering storm?

In Kismayu, fragile peace or a gathering storm?

When bullets tore through the streets of Kismayu in June, leaving over 70 dead as rival militias fought twice for control of the Somali port city, many international aid agencies halted a cautious scale-up of activities. One of the few to stay was the World Health Organisation (WHO). “For us, conflict means casualties. We are doctors; we have to be there,” Omar Saleh, WHO Somalia’s emergency health co-ordinator, said last week.

Monday, August 26, 2013
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Ex-Somali colonel told to pay $15M in torture case

The Associated Press Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 A former Somali military colonel who left the U.S. while facing civil allegations that he tortured a human rights advocate is being ordered to pay $15 million in damages.

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Somalia remittance cut would sever financial lifeline, warns bank chief

Somalia remittance cut would sever financial lifeline, warns bank chief

- Warning from African Development Bank president comes as Barclays prepares to scale back remittance business Share your experiences of sending money home-

Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Kenya: Court Quashes Plan to Force Refugees Into Camps-Bars Moving 55,000 Urban Somalis, Others

Kenya: Court Quashes Plan to Force Refugees Into Camps-Bars Moving 55,000 Urban Somalis, Others

(Nairobi, July 26, 2013) – Kenya’s High Court on July 26, 2013, quashed a government plan to move 55,000 mostly Somali refugees from the capital, Nairobi, and other cities to camps, Human Rights Watch said today. The court said the relocation would violate refugees’ dignity and free movement rights, and would risk indirectly forcing them back to Somalia. It also said the authorities had not proved the move would help protect national security, following a series of grenade and other attacks in Kenya by unidentified people.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
EU Council pledges support for Somalia

EU Council pledges support for Somalia

Brussels, 22 July 2013 Agter the EU FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting on Somalia in Brusselss on Monday, July 22, 2013, The Council adopted the following conclusions on Somalia:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Somalia: Ensure Justice for Murdered Journalist

Somalia: Ensure Justice for Murdered Journalist

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project condemns the murder of Somali journalist Mr. Libaan Abdullahi Farah, also known as Libaan Qaran and extends its condolences to the aggrieved family and friends. EHAHRDP calls on the Federal Government of Somalia and the Puntland authorities to immediately investigate the murder and hold the perpetrators to account in line with international human rights standards.

Friday, July 12, 2013
In Somalia, UN official spotlights plight of refugees returning to their homeland

In Somalia, UN official spotlights plight of refugees returning to their homeland

9 July 2013 – The United Nations refugee chief today expressed solidarity with the Somali people during a visit to Mogadishu, particularly the hundreds of thousands who have fled the country and are seeking to return to their homeland after two decades of conflict.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
European Investment Bank welcomes new 7 year mandate for supporting investment in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries-Press Release

European Investment Bank welcomes new 7 year mandate for supporting investment in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries-Press Release

Engagement by the European Investment Bank to support long-term investment in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries over the next seven years will be strengthened following agreement by the ACP – EU Council of Ministers. European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer used the annual visit of Ambassadors of ACP partner countries to the bank’s Luxembourg headquarters this week to announce an expected 25% increase in lending to the region under the ACP Investment Facility and reaffirmed the commitment of Europe’s long-term lending institution to ensuring that infrastructure projects, private sector engagement and regional integration initiatives in ACP counties can benefit from EIB involvement.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Swedish people just don't understand small talk

Swedish people just don't understand small talk

The Local's Oliver Gee reflects on the small-time manners of Swedes, and ponders why Swedish people don't seem to know how to be "polite in passing".

Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Exclusive: Somalia Central Bank a 'slush fund' for private payments - U.N.

Exclusive: Somalia Central Bank a 'slush fund' for private payments - U.N.

By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau. -- UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Money at the Central Bank of Somalia is not used to run government institutions in the war-torn Horn of Africa country, with an average 80 percent of withdrawals made for private purposes, according to a U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Recovery of Somalia: Check Back With Us Again Next Year

The Recovery of Somalia: Check Back With Us Again Next Year

Published June 24, 2013 - *** *** *** By Felipe Umaña - *** *** *** Failed States Index 2013 *** *** ***

Monday, June 24, 2013
South African Man killed in Mogadishu's UN compound explossion name

South African Man killed in Mogadishu's UN compound explossion name

CAPE TOWN - Yvette Lotter, the widow of Oudtshoorn man Morne Lotter, 42, one of two South Africans killed after an attack on a United Nations facility in Somalia on Wednesday, has described him as a "tremendous family man".

Friday, June 21, 2013
Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants claim three Britons dead after bomb attack on UN compound

Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants claim three Britons dead after bomb attack on UN compound

The United Nations' gradual, peaceful return to Somalia was shattered Thursday morning as a truck full of explosives was detonated at the front gates of its compound in the capital, Mogadishu.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Al-Shabaab’s Bloody Attack in Mogadishu By Abukar Arman

Al-Shabaab’s Bloody Attack in Mogadishu By Abukar Arman

Abukar Arman - The gruesome attack on the U.N. compound in Mogadishu that killed 18 people has shocked the world. Once the “Breaking News” hit the social media, condemnations, condolences, and blame started pouring.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
UN condemns 'despicable' al-Shabab attack in Somalia

UN condemns 'despicable' al-Shabab attack in Somalia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed outrage over a "despicable" attack by Islamists on a UN office in Somalia which killed 15 people.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Report: Piracy in West Africa Outstrips Somalia

Report: Piracy in West Africa Outstrips Somalia

By ROBBIE COREY-BOULET Associated Press - DAKAR, Senegal June, (AP) - More ships and sailors fell prey to pirates off West Africa last year than off Somalia's coast, long the lair of pirates, according to a new report that highlights the risk posed by the rise in attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Guinea.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Somalia President says 'Accord key to end Jubaland stalemate'

Somalia President says 'Accord key to end Jubaland stalemate'

By RASHID ABDI, rabdi@ke.nationmedia.com -- Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud has denied relations between Kenya and Somalia had soured following the setting up of a new administration in Jubaland headed by Sheikh Ahmed Madobe.

Monday, June 10, 2013
Garissa terror victim speaks out over Al-Shabaab ordeal

Garissa terror victim speaks out over Al-Shabaab ordeal

GARISSA (Xinhua) -- Omar Khalif, a local government official (Chief) in Kenya’s northern town of Garissa, where Somali militants recently killed six people, has described for the first time the grizzly details on the attack in his location.

Sunday, June 09, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS
Technology
Intel appoints Brian Krzanich new chief executive officer

Intel appoints Brian Krzanich new chief executive officer

Intel has named chief operating officer Brian Krzanich to succeed Paul Otellini as chief executive officer, effective May 16, the company announced Thursday.

Friday, May 03, 2013
How 3D body scanning will help you find a suit that actually fits

How 3D body scanning will help you find a suit that actually fits

There’s an old adage in the menswear world that says that a cheap, well-fitted suit will always look infinitely better than an expensive, poorly fitting one.

Friday, May 03, 2013
Department of Defense close to decision on Apple, Samsung devices

Department of Defense close to decision on Apple, Samsung devices

BlackBerry’s last stronghold in the smartphone market may be under siege. A review of Apple and Samsung’s software for use on the Defense Department’s secure classified and unclassified networks is expected to be completed within two weeks and could further curtail BlackBerry’s once dominant position among the security-conscious government employees.

Friday, May 03, 2013
HEALTH
Midwives at heart of Somalia’s new reproductive health strategy

Midwives at heart of Somalia’s new reproductive health strategy

A reproductive health programme in Somalia is breaking new ground in rapidly expanding access to birth spacing services, safe childbirth, antenatal and postnatal care.

Friday, May 03, 2013
Video Stories

The future of Somalia: Analyst's prospective

New Somalia: Painting for peace

Somalia Conference - Somalia President Hassan Sh Mohamud's opening speech

Somalia Conference - UK Prime Minister David Cameron opening speech

Locked up: Abduction of two western Journalists in Mogadishu

Features / Opinion
The US Bogeyman in Post-coup Egypt

The US Bogeyman in Post-coup Egypt

By James M. Dorsey. Synopsis. The military overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi has presented the Obama administration with a dilemma. While the US saw its tacit backing for the Saudi-backed military intervention as a way of steering Egypt towards a more consensual transition to democracy, the military viewed its toppling of Morsi as an opportunity to deal a body blow to the Muslim Brotherhood. Consequently the US has become the bogeyman of both the revolutionary youth movement and the Brothers.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Somalia: Mogadishu's artistic rebirth

Somalia: Mogadishu's artistic rebirth

With hope and transformation in the air as Somalia experiences its first sustained period of peace for two decades, a group of veteran Somalian artists have taken up their brushes again to send out a message for a better future that can be seen large and clear all around the city.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
OPINION: The mind set of searching solution for xenophobic violence against Somalis in S. Africa - By Abdinor Elmi

OPINION: The mind set of searching solution for xenophobic violence against Somalis in S. Africa - By Abdinor Elmi

Many Somalis left their country due to conflict, famine in their respected country and risked their lives braving a treacherous journey to reach South Africa searching better life, but ended up in misery they left behind in their home country and worst. While perpetrators never those behind the attacks never to brought to justice.

Monday, June 24, 2013
How Dangerous Is a Terrorist with a Twitter Handle?

How Dangerous Is a Terrorist with a Twitter Handle?

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER- FP -- Sensational reports in the Guardian and Washington Post recently blew the lid off of the National Security Agency's (NSA) electronic surveillance efforts, which have harvested everything from phone calls to Facebook posts for intelligence purposes.

Sunday, June 09, 2013
Opinion: Patriotism - A Lost Value in the Somali Citizen! By Hassan Abdi

Opinion: Patriotism - A Lost Value in the Somali Citizen! By Hassan Abdi

Hassan Abdi. Mogadishu, Opinion: - How many times do we describe someone's actions as selfishness, negligent to the common interest and destructive to the nation's welfare?

Friday, June 07, 2013
Fragile peace draws investor interest in Somalia

Fragile peace draws investor interest in Somalia

With an internationally recognised government installed and al-Shabaab in retreat, hardy investors are taking a chance in Africa’s most troubled state.

Friday, June 07, 2013
Tahrir’s lesson for Taksim: Police brutality unites battle-hardened fans

Tahrir’s lesson for Taksim: Police brutality unites battle-hardened fans

By James M. Dorsey - If there is one lesson Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should have drawn from the popular revolts that toppled four Arab leaders and sparked civil war in Syria in the last two years, it is that police brutality strengthens protesters’ resolve and particularly that of militant, street battle-hardened soccer fans.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Defending My Wife - The Other Story of Sexual Violence in Somalia By BY HALA ALKARIB

Defending My Wife - The Other Story of Sexual Violence in Somalia By BY HALA ALKARIB

OPINION BY HALA ALKARIB. Muhildeen Shikh Mohamed is one of the few Somali men who stood up to defend his wife, Lul Ali Isman when she was gang raped by government security men. His story is among many of the hidden acts of sexual violence in Somalia in which more men need to stand up against this abuse against women

Sunday, June 02, 2013
Somalia: Pray before, during and after your flight

Somalia: Pray before, during and after your flight

Hamza Mohamed. Taking a domestic flight in Somalia is an experience that can best be described as travelling to the brink of death and coming back. The airplanes on the domestic routes are commonly called express flying coffins and those who survive a flight on them are fittingly referred to as coffin dodgers.

Friday, May 31, 2013
The Dividends of Strong National Government: A Policy Shift Towards Somalia

The Dividends of Strong National Government: A Policy Shift Towards Somalia

By Abdi Dirshe. May 25, 2013, Canada. "One of the key objectives is to move to an arrangement in which there is a sovereign Somali voice speaking for the Somali people," Ambassador James C. Swan, the US Special Representative for Somalia, in London on May 7, 2013. (US State Department

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Sports News
Swedish football fans spark violence in Stockholm soccer game

Swedish football fans spark violence in Stockholm soccer game

Swedish football fans stormed the pitch on Sunday night after IFK Gothenburg beat Djurgården in The Swedish Cup Final, in a violent victory march that saw at least one flares hurled into the crowd and that required police intervention.

Monday, May 27, 2013
Ribery and Robben combine to give Bayern victory

Ribery and Robben combine to give Bayern victory

By Mike Collett. LONDON (Reuters) - A brilliant Franco-Dutch move involving Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben in the final minutes settled a memorable all-German Champions League final as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday.

Sunday, May 26, 2013
Bayern Munich wins Champions League final

Bayern Munich wins Champions League final

With minutes left to play and the biggest game in club football once again in his hands, Arjen Robben made sure he didn't miss this time.

Sunday, May 26, 2013
'No lunch with Bayern, only a handshake,' says Watzke

'No lunch with Bayern, only a handshake,' says Watzke

Borussia Dortmund general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed they will not be having lunch with Bayern chiefs when the two teams meet this weekend as relations between the sides have deteriorated.

Friday, May 03, 2013
Benfica 3-1 Fenerbahce: (Agg 3-2) Cardozo double propels Eagles to Europa League final

Benfica 3-1 Fenerbahce: (Agg 3-2) Cardozo double propels Eagles to Europa League final

Nicolas Gaitan fired the hosts in front after nine minutes, levelling the tie on aggregate in the process before a controversial penalty allowed Dirk Kuyt to equalise soon after.

Friday, May 03, 2013
Chelsea 3-1 Basel (Agg. 5-2): Luiz leads Blues to Europa League final

Chelsea 3-1 Basel (Agg. 5-2): Luiz leads Blues to Europa League final

Rafael Benitez’s team proved too strong for the Swiss minnows over the two matches and an aggregate victory of 5-2 reflected the difference in quality between the sides.

Friday, May 03, 2013
STORY IN PICTURES
Local News
Somalia: Counter piracy project at stake as the chairman of Somalia’s anti-piracy agency arrested in Belgium=

Somalia: Counter piracy project at stake as the chairman of Somalia’s anti-piracy agency arrested in Belgium=

Mogadishu (Nov. 17, 2013) - A success anti-piracy project in Central Somalia, which disengaged over 900 pirate men from the sea pirating faces eminent set back after the Belgium police arrested Mohamed Abdi Mohamed aka Afweyne, the chairman of Somalia Anti-Piracy Agecy (SAPA), who was running the project in central Somalia, an area formerly depicted as pirate haven.

Monday, November 18, 2013
Foreign forces raid militant's compound in Southern Somalia town

Foreign forces raid militant's compound in Southern Somalia town

Barawe, QN - At least one militant fighter was killed and another was wounded after heavily armed foreign forces stormed a house in Barawe town early Saturday, witnesses confirmed.

Saturday, October 05, 2013
Somalia: Alshabab militants executed high ranking Alqaeda officials, among them a British and American

Somalia: Alshabab militants executed high ranking Alqaeda officials, among them a British and American

Mogadishu - QN - Alshabab fighters loyal to the leader of the group Sheikh Muktar Abu Zubeyr aka Ahmed Godane Thursday executed top ranking Alqaeda officials in Shongolow town in Gedo region of Southwest Somalia.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Digil and Mirifle Elders: The Addis Agreement between the FGS and Raskamboni militia 'Null and Void'

Digil and Mirifle Elders: The Addis Agreement between the FGS and Raskamboni militia 'Null and Void'

THE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL ELDERS OF DIGIL & MIRIFLE

Tuesday, September 03, 2013
The Jubba Agreement is an Imperfect Progress- HIPS

The Jubba Agreement is an Imperfect Progress- HIPS

He Agreement between the Somali Federal Government (SFG) and the leaders of the Jubba regions in Addis Ababa on 27 August is a much-needed break from a protracted stalemate between the two sides following the needless death and injury of hundreds of innocent Somalis.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Politician condemns food aid looting in Baidoa

Politician condemns food aid looting in Baidoa

Baidoa, QN - The president of Ganaane State of Somalia Nuur Mohamed Moalim aka Bukurow condemned the looting of a food aid intended for the vulnerable members of the internally displaced persons in Baidoa.

Thursday, August 08, 2013
Mogadishu and rest of the country prepare for Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Mogadishu and rest of the country prepare for Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Mogadishu:-As the holy month of Ramadan is going to end and start the cheerful celebrations on this occasion, people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the rest in the country and Muslim world are prepared while markets are very busy.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Somalia: Alshabab leader assigns a commander to launch fighting against Mukhtar Robow wing

Somalia: Alshabab leader assigns a commander to launch fighting against Mukhtar Robow wing

Mogadishu, QN - Sources in Bulomarer town of Lower-Shabelle region of Somalia confirmed that Alshabab's top leader Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr assigned a commander to lead an offensive against the supporters of Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali aka Abu Mansur, who was the second in rank before splitting the Amir.

Sunday, August 04, 2013
Somalia: The president calls the attack on the Turkish -An act of cowardly desperation- Press Statement

Somalia: The president calls the attack on the Turkish -An act of cowardly desperation- Press Statement

Mogadishu, QN - H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, has condemned the attack on Turkish civilians in Mogadishu today and offered his condolences to the Government of Turkey, the victims and the families of those who have lost loved ones.

Sunday, July 28, 2013
UN Envoy to Somalia condemned the attack on the Turkish Embassy residence-Press release

UN Envoy to Somalia condemned the attack on the Turkish Embassy residence-Press release

Mogadishu, QN - SRSG Nicholas Kay strongly condemns the suicide attack against an office housing Turkish staff earlier today in Mogadishu, which reportedly ended in deaths and injuries.

Sunday, July 28, 2013
Somalia: 4 dead as suicide bombing rocks Turkish Missions' residence in Mogadishu

Somalia: 4 dead as suicide bombing rocks Turkish Missions' residence in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, QN - At least four people were killed and number of others were wounded after a suicide bomber driving car loaded with improvised explosives devises blew himself up in the front gate of the Turkish diplomats' residence in Mogadishu.

Sunday, July 28, 2013
SOMALIA CALLS FOR ADJUDICATION PANEL FOR FUTURE MONITORING GROUP REPORTS- Press statement

SOMALIA CALLS FOR ADJUDICATION PANEL FOR FUTURE MONITORING GROUP REPORTS- Press statement

The Federal Government of Somalia has acknowledged the report of the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, but expresses his concern over numerous inaccuracies, contradictions and factual gaps and calls for proper consultation and an Adjudication Panel for all future reports.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Militants kill, rob and kidnap nomads in Hiran region

Militants kill, rob and kidnap nomads in Hiran region

By Mohamed Osman, Qalin= Mogadishu, QN - Sources in Mahas district of Hiran region accused Alshabab, the Alqaeda affiliate group in Somalia of killing, kidnaping and robing nomad families in the area.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Somalia's HIPS think thank lambasted to the UN Monitoring group over allegations

Somalia's HIPS think thank lambasted to the UN Monitoring group over allegations

Mogadishu, QN - The Heritage Institute for Policy Studies in Somalia (HIPS) lambasted to the UN Somalia and Eritrea monitoring group's allegations that accused its director to partisan and group representation.

Thursday, July 18, 2013
UN monitoring group report sheds light on spoilers and links a think thank with the leadership

UN monitoring group report sheds light on spoilers and links a think thank with the leadership

Mogadishu, QN - The UN arms embargo monitoring group on Somalia and Eritrea released a detailed report on Somalia which they shed light on the corruption, spoilers and political and security involvement in Somalia.

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Somalia: Gunmen murdered a prominent peace and Human Rights activist in Galkaio

Somalia: Gunmen murdered a prominent peace and Human Rights activist in Galkaio

Mogadishu, QN - Gunmen murdered an outspoken Somali peace and Human Rights Activist Abdi Farah who was the head of Puntland region's Peace and Human Rights Network and he was the deputy of Peace and Human Rights Network in Somalia.

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Five killed as suicide car bomb targets AMISOM convoy in Mogadishu airport road

Five killed as suicide car bomb targets AMISOM convoy in Mogadishu airport road

Mogadishu, QN - At least five people were killed and more than 10 others were wounded after heavy car bombing explosion targeted to AMISOM convoy passing the airport road in Mogadishu, officials confirmed..

Friday, July 12, 2013
Somalia: Prime Minister Shirdon offers amnesty to Alshabab fighters

Somalia: Prime Minister Shirdon offers amnesty to Alshabab fighters

Mogadishu, QN - The Somalia Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon offered amnesty to all young men fighting for Alshabab militant group if they denounce the violence and disengage the fighting.

Thursday, July 11, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: Somalia ambassador to South African suddenly dies in Pretoria

BREAKING NEWS: Somalia ambassador to South African suddenly dies in Pretoria

Mogadishu, QN - The Somalia ambassador to South Africa Ambassador Sayid Hassan Sharif died urgently in Pretoria, South Africa Wednesday morning after he collapsed due to heart attack.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Somalia President visits South Sudan

Somalia President visits South Sudan

Mohamed Osman= Jubba-South Sudan, QN – The President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud leading a high profile delegation pays two days of official visit to South Sudan, where he is supposed to attend the national freedom day of South Sudan together with other African leaders at an occasion for the celebration of this day when southern Sudan separated from rest of Sudan two years ago.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Conference opens in Istanbul for Somalia Federal Government and the Somaliland breakaway administration.

Conference opens in Istanbul for Somalia Federal Government and the Somaliland breakaway administration.

Mohamed Osman – QN - Second phase of talks between the Somali Federal Government and Somaliland breakaway administration of Northern Somalia, has officially started in Istanbul city, the capital city Turkey as the two delegations reached there on Sunday and met with Turkey foreign minister Ahmed Davutoglu.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Somalia Prime Minister visits Baidoa provintial town

Somalia Prime Minister visits Baidoa provintial town

Baidoa, QN - The Somalia Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon (Saacid) made a visit to Baidoa, the provincial of Bay region, which is the sector 3 of African Union Mission in Somalia – AMISOM.

Monday, July 08, 2013
Somalia: President's plane made emergency landing due to engine failure

Somalia: President's plane made emergency landing due to engine failure

Mogadishu, QN – A plane carrying the Somalia president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud urgently landed at Mogadishu’s Adan Adde International airport 30minutes after it took off due to what the pilots described as engine failure.

Monday, July 08, 2013
Somalia: ten died as pirate held ship drowned in Haradhere

Somalia: ten died as pirate held ship drowned in Haradhere

Mogadishu, QN - At least ten people incluing seven pirates and three crew members died in Haradhere Somalia as Malaysia flagged ship dronwed after heavy waves turned its upside down.

Monday, July 08, 2013