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SOMALIA; Photos of the Somali Beach Where Decades of Civil War Are Forgotten

SOMALIA; Photos of the Somali Beach Where Decades of Civil War Are Forgotten

Friday night on Lido beach in Mogadishu. This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Toronto photographer Yasin Osman knows that Google search isn’t kind to Somalia. If you look up the country, chances are you’re going to read about al Shabaab attacks or food shortages—you’re not likely to learn it has the longest coastline in […]

SOMALIA: Federal Government of Somalia Announces Death of Lower Shabelle al Shabaab Leader

SOMALIA: Federal Government of Somalia Announces Death of Lower Shabelle al Shabaab Leader

On May 5th, the Somalia National Security Forces killed Lower Shabelle al Shabaab leader Moalin Osman Abdi Badil and three of his associates in a raid in the village of Bariire near Daarasalaam. The death significantly disrupts the terrorist group’s ability to operate in Lower Shabelle, which is a major step towards peace in the […]

SOMALIA: Somalia is well prepared for the forthcoming London Conference

SOMALIA:  Somalia is well prepared for the forthcoming London Conference

Information Minister His Excellency Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) has reported about the preparations for the London conference which is due to take place on the 11th of May 2017 in the UK, in particular at Lancaster House, the capital city of London. Minister Eng. Yarisow talking about the preparation of the conference said “The […]

SOMALIA: Indonesia foils smuggling of Somali refugees from Malaysia

SOMALIA: Indonesia foils smuggling of Somali refugees from Malaysia

The Indonesian Navy has thwarted an attempt to smuggle eight Somali citizens using an Indonesian boat from Malaysia through Bagan Asahan waters in North Sumatra. “The navy patrol captured an unnamed vessel at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday,” Head of public relations and the Directorate General of Immigration at the Ministry of Justice and Human […]

SOMALIA: Statement by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia On Turkey-Africa Agriculture and Agribusiness Forum

SOMALIA: Statement by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia On Turkey-Africa Agriculture and Agribusiness Forum

Antalya, 27 April 2017 Excellency, Mr. Prime Minister Binali Yildrim Excellency, Professor Alpha Conde, President of Guinea and Term President of the African Union, Excellencies, Ministers, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen It is a great honor and privilege to be blessed with the opportunity to open this crucial Ministerial level conference on Agriculture and Agribusiness […]

SOMALIA: US Offers Training as Somalia Fights for Security

SOMALIA: US Offers Training as Somalia Fights for Security

The U.S. and the African Union agree that the time for Somalis to take over security responsibility in their country is swiftly approaching. During a conference call organized by U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of AFRICOM, said the recent announcement that the U.S. will send 40 troops to Somalia does […]

SOMALIA: New African soccer boss open to Somalia hosting games again

SOMALIA: New African soccer boss open to Somalia hosting games again

Somalia could host international games again for the first time in nearly 30 years after the new head of African soccer said on Tuesday he’s open to the idea. Confederation of African Football president Ahmad invited Somalia to start by organizing friendly games against neighbor Djibouti in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Mogadishu last hosted a […]

SOMALIA: UN, global partners commend creation of National Security Council

SOMALIA:  UN, global partners commend creation of National Security Council

  The United Nations and other members of the international community today commended Somalia’s Federal Government and the Federal Member States for agreeing to form a National Security Council, as well as decisions taken on priorities such as fighting corruption and drought response. These decisions follow two days of consultations held in the capital, Mogadishu, […]

SOMALIA: Will the ‘Long Rains’ save Somalia?

SOMALIA: Will the ‘Long Rains’ save Somalia?

The main rainy season in Somalia was deficient in 2016. Then the important short rains of October to November 2016 failed, causing crop failures and severe food shortages. A report this month from the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that “the humanitarian situation in Somalia is on the verge of catastrophe, and concern […]

SOMALIA: Immigration arrests target Somalis in Atlanta area

SOMALIA: Immigration arrests target Somalis in Atlanta area

Federal immigration authorities have started arresting Somali nationals in parts of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties that have long been havens for newcomers, including in Clarkston, according to African advocacy groups. The arrests came after Somalia’s U.S. ambassador recently told Voice of America his embassy has learned that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to […]

SOMALIA: US sending dozens more troops to Somalia

SOMALIA: US sending dozens more troops to Somalia

The US is sending “dozens” of additional troops to Somalia to train and equip the Somali National Army and the forces participating in the African Union Mission in Somalia there. A US military official told CNN that the new contingent would consist of about 40 soldiers. In an email to CNN, Charles Chuck Prichard, a […]

SOMALIA: Somali Forces Clash with Pirates, Free Indian Crew

SOMALIA: Somali Forces Clash with Pirates, Free Indian Crew

Somali security forces clashed with pirates early on Wednesday and freed nine seamen kidnapped on an Indian cargo ship this month, officials said. The pirates seized the dhow Al Kausar off Somalia’s coast, part of a surge of attacks after years without a reported incident. The kidnappers took the crew onshore in central Galmudug state […]

UAE, Somalia enhance relations

UAE, Somalia enhance relations

ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received in Qasr Al Bahar Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, who is visiting the UAE currently. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Somali president and the accompanying […]

SOMALIA: At Least One Killed in Two Bomb Attacks in Somali Capital

SOMALIA: At Least One Killed in Two Bomb Attacks in Somali Capital

A government official was killed by a bomb planted in his car in Somalia’s capital on Monday and a second suicide bomb attack struck a military training camp, officials said. No one claimed responsibility for the car bomb, but Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was behind the suicide bombing at the camp in […]

SOMALIA: Travel ban forces Somali team to cancel tourney

SOMALIA: Travel ban forces Somali team to cancel tourney

  While playing professional basketball in Somalia in the 1980s, Fartun Osman and her teammates wore tight shorts and no hair covering. “Nobody was judging us because we had a government that was stable and protecting us,” she said. Osman, now 40 and living in Woodbury, returned to her home country in December to coach […]

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