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Somali refugee in Milwaukee self-publishes book on life, ordeal

Somali refugee in Milwaukee self-publishes book on life, ordeal

MILWAUKEE — At a time when the United Nations says the world has never seen so many refugees, with tens of millions displaced by war and persecution, Milwaukee teenager Zeynab Ali is just one more. Born in a refugee tent village in Kenya to parents forced to flee the Somali civil war, Ali landed in […]

‘Somali Migrant’ Dies While Trying to Cross Bulgaria

‘Somali Migrant’ Dies While Trying to Cross Bulgaria

Border police on Monday discovered the body of a woman, possibly of Somali origin, near the village of Ravadinovo in southern Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry says. As police detained 31 irregular migrants with no valid documents in the area on Sunday, some of the latter said a woman who had been in their group had […]

SOMALIA: AMISOM to hand over University to the Somali government

SOMALIA: AMISOM to hand over University to the Somali government

Mogadishu (RBC Radio) AMISOM is finalizing plans to hand over Somali National University, which has been under its control for more than half a decade, to the Federal Government. The Burundi AMISOM military contingent, has been using the university as its command headquarters until recently when a decision was reached to relocate the troops to […]

Somalia political leaders slate presidential polls for Dec 28

Somalia political leaders slate presidential polls for Dec 28

Mogadishu (RBC Radio) A new date has been set for the the controversial presidential elections in Somalia after being postponed thrice According to the Associated Press, Somalia political leaders say the have agreed to hold the polls on December 28 but expect a new parliament to elect a speaker on December 22, before the parliament […]

SOMALIA: A wake-up call Urgent Humanitarian Supported For Drought Effected People in Puntland

SOMALIA: A wake-up call Urgent Humanitarian Supported For Drought Effected People in   Puntland

SOMALIA: Prime Minister Sharmarke negotiates the first phase of a peace agreement in Galkayo

SOMALIA: Prime Minister Sharmarke negotiates the first phase of a peace agreement in Galkayo

Galkayo (RBC Radio) The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar A. A. Sharmarke successfully negotiated a ceasefire and a two (2) kilometer pullback of troops on each side. In follow up to the recent Abu dhabi agreement on the conflict in Galkayo between Puntland and Galmudug regions, Prime Minister Sharmarke travelled […]

SOMALIA: Can local muscle defeat Somalia’s al-Shabab?

SOMALIA: Can local muscle defeat Somalia’s al-Shabab?

The newly trained, freshly equipped Somali police officers kick up clouds of dust as they goose-step around the parade ground in time to the marching band drums. Six hundred members of Jubaland state’s police force have recently graduated, hundreds more will soon go through training and, for the time being, their efforts have brought security […]

Ilhan Omar will be nation’s first Somali-American legislator

Ilhan Omar will be nation’s first Somali-American legislator

Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday night as the nation’s first Somali-American legislator, with a commanding win in a state House race. Omar, who faced only nominal Republican opposition in a heavily DFL Minneapolis district, continues an unlikely political journey that began amid the Somali civil war and a Kenyan refugee camp. “It’s the beginning of […]

Somali President congratulates the US President Elect, Donald J Trump

Somali President congratulates the US President Elect, Donald J Trump

Mogadishu (RBC Radio) Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia congratulates President Elect Donald J Trump for being elected as the 45th president of the United States of America, and wishes the US president-elect, every success in leading his nation forward. “On behalf of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the […]

Abu Dhabi Meeting: A Quest to Steal Somalia’s Election and Maritime Territory

Abu Dhabi Meeting: A Quest to Steal Somalia’s Election and Maritime Territory

In this week, Somali regional leaders were invited to a gathering in Abu Dhabi organized by foreign interest-groups to influence upcoming elections by crowning individuals with a history of colluding with foreign entities at the expense of the state. As key meddlers in Somalia with dubious interest, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are […]

SOMALIA: International Community Expresses Grave Concerns Over Corruption and Intimidation in Somalia’s Electoral

SOMALIA: International Community Expresses Grave Concerns Over Corruption and Intimidation in Somalia’s Electoral

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are deeply concerned over continuing allegations of corruption in Somalia’s electoral process and reports of recurring intimidation of prospective candidates for parliament, electoral college delegates and election officials. International partners are also disappointed by […]

SOMALIA: A new peace agreement between Puntland and Galmudug

SOMALIA: A new peace agreement between Puntland and Galmudug

Federal officials are reported to have brokered a new deal between the administrations of Puntland and Galmudug to end the fighting that has been taking place in the divided city of Galkayo for the last month. Galkayo town is divided into two zones, with the northern part of the city forming part of Puntland state, […]

SOMALIA: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES WITH A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE AND CRIMINALITY

SOMALIA: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES WITH A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE AND CRIMINALITY

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are deeply concerned about the inclusion of individuals with a history of criminality, violence and terrorism on the lists of candidates for the Upper House of Parliament submitted by some leaders of the existing […]

SOMALIA: NISA detains a newspaper editor and shut down the office of Xog Ogaal paper in Mogadishu

SOMALIA:  NISA detains a newspaper editor and shut down the office of Xog Ogaal paper in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the arrest of the editor in chief of Xog Ogaal newspaper Mr Abdi Aden Guuleed (Caanogeel) and the shut down of main office of the paper in Mogadishu on Saturday evening 15th October 2016. According to Mohamed Mohamud Aden the Manager of Xog Ogaal newspaper who talked […]

SOMALIA: U.S. Statement on Galkayo Strike

SOMALIA: U.S. Statement on Galkayo Strike

The United States government is working closely with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), the Interim Galmudug Administration (IGA), and Puntland Administration officials to address concerns related to the September 28 collective self-defense strike by the United States in Galkayo. The United States is aware of reports of casualties in Galkayo and takes such allegations […]

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