Somalia News


Friday, 04-17-15, 15:17Somali Journalist Shot By Gunmen in Mogadishu[PR Newswire] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the shooting attack on a Somali photographer in Mogadishu and calls on authorities to thoroughly investigate the case and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.Farhan Suleiman Dahir works for the state-run Radio Mogadishu, whose journalists have been targeted several times in recent years. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 7:44Border Wall 'Won't Hamper' Traffic[The Star] Construction of the security wall on the Kenya-Somalia border started on Monday. read more...
Tuesday, 04-14-15, 13:08Al-Shabaab Launches Deadly Attack On Ministry[Al Jazeera] Somalia's Higher Education Ministry in the centre of the capital Mogadishu was hit by a large explosion followed by heavy gunfire. read more...
Tuesday, 04-14-15, 11:12Explosion, Gunfire at Education Ministry[VOA] Gunmen gunmen have blasted their way into the building housing the government's Higher Education Ministry in the capital, Mogadishu. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 13:30Repatriation Threat Alarms Somali Refugees in Kenya[IRIN] Dadaab, Kenya -A threat from Kenya's deputy president to send back hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees in the wake of the Garissa university shooting has prompted alarm in the camps and rebuke from advocacy groups and even some MPs. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 10:27Financial Bans Hit Somali Refugees[IRIN] Dadaab Refugee Complex, Kenya -Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees are among those hardest hit by Kenya's closure of remittance firms in the wake of the 2 April shooting of at least 147 university students in Garissa by Al-Shabab militants. read more...
Sunday, 04-12-15, 14:23Kenya's Dadaab Refugee Camp Closure Must Be Voluntary, UNHCR[RFI] The closure of Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp must be carried out on a voluntary basis and conducted in a systematic manner, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Kenya told RFI on Sunday. read more...
Saturday, 04-11-15, 18:00Govt Wants Dabaab Huge Refugee Camp Closed[The Star] Deputy President William Ruto has given the United Nations High Commission for Refugees three months to relocate the Dadaab refugee camp from Kenya to Somalia. read more...
Friday, 04-10-15, 11:18Eradicating FGM in Somaliland One Midwife At a Time[UNFPA] Hargeisa -It was 9 p.m. when a little girl arrived in critical condition at the maternity teaching hospital in Hargeisa. She had been bleeding all day after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) that morning. "When she is brought to us, she is almost dead," recalled Edna Adan Ismail, the founder of the hospital and a pioneer in the effort to eradicate FGM in Somaliland. read more...
Friday, 04-10-15, 7:13Govt Offers Reward for Most Wanted Terrorists[The Star] SOMALIA yesterday announced a bounty of between $100,000 (Sh9.2 million) and $250,000 (Sh23.3 million) on the heads of 13 most wanted terror suspects. read more...


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