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AU mission hands over military base to Somalia in 3rd phase of troop withdrawal

AU mission hands over military base to Somalia in 3rd phase of troop withdrawal
By: XINHUA The African Union (AU) Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) said on Sunday that it has handed over the Barire military base to the Somali security forces, marking the start of the third phase of the...

Finland Aims To Deepen Partnership With Ethiopia Across Multiple Domains

Finland Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Ville Tavio
By: ENA  Finland is looking to enhance its longstanding relationship with Ethiopia by boosting cooperation across development, business, trade, and other key areas, according to the country’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Ville Tavio.

Brave woman tuk-tuk driver supports her family single-handedly in Burao

Asho Ahmed Nur, 37, is the only woman driving a tuk-tuk taxi in Burao city in Somaliland.
By: Radio Ergo Aisha Ahmed Nur, 37, is the only woman driving a tuk-tuk taxi in Burao city in Somaliland. Although this has offered her a living, it has also presented unique challenges for her as it...

Berbera Port Beats Mombasa Again in World Bank Port Rankings

DP WORLD EXPANDS OFFERING AT BERBERA PORT WITH NEW EDIBLE OIL TERMINAL
By: businessdayafrica Kenya’s Port of Mombasa has ranked below Berbera for the second consecutive year as East Africa’s largest harbour dropped further in the latest World Bank report. In the newly released Container Port...

Clan fighting in central Somalia kills over 55

Clashes between two rival clans have killed over 55 people and injured more than 60 others in Somalia’s central state of Galmudug
By: Anadolu Agency, Mohamed Dhaysane  Clashes between two rival clans have killed over 55 people and injured more than 60 others in Somalia’s central state of Galmudug, officials and medical sources said on Monday.

Omar Ali Hassan: A passion for Somalia’s artistic and cultural heritage

Omar Ali Hassan: A passion for Somalia's artistic and cultural heritage
By: UNSOM Mogadishu – Seven-year-old boys can have a wide range of interests. For some, the mechanical world of cars and trains appeals. For others, it is the rugged world of adventure and swashbuckling derring-do. For...

Somaliland Acquires New Aircraft for the First Time

Somaliland Acquires New Aircraft for the First Time
By: Staff writer Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi, inspected Egal International Airport today to examine the new aircraft that the Republic of Somaliland is acquiring for the first time. President Bihi inspects new...

Somalia elected non-permanent member of the UN Security Council

The Security Council adopts resolution 2657 (2022) extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 31 October 2023. The resolution was adopted with 14 votes in favour and one abstention (China).
  By:Staff writer Somalia has been elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, following a vote on Thursday in the General Assembly. Somalia received 179 votes from the General Assembly.

Somaliland’s first all-girls basketball team shoot for recognition

Hafsa Sead, 21, member of the Hargeisa Basketball Girls team dribbles a ball during the Independence Day eve celebrations in Hargeisa, Somaliland, May 17, 2024. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri Purchase Licensing Rights
BY REUTERS Wrapped in the tricolour flag of her homeland, 21-year old captain Hafsa Omer bounces the basketball between her legs, dribbles, lays it up off the backboard, and watches it clatter into the hoop.

Somalia wants all Ethiopian troops to leave by December

FILE - Ethiopian soldiers patrol in Baidoa, Somalia, Feb. 29, 2012. Both Ethiopia and Kenya have had troops in Somalia for years as part of an African Union mission mandate to fight al-Shabab. Somalia says all Ethiopian troops should be out of the country by the end of 2024.
By Harun Maruf ,VOA Somalia expects all Ethiopian troops to leave the country by the end of 2024 as the African Union Transition Mission mandate expires in December, according to Somali National Security Adviser Hussein Sheikh-Ali.