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U.S. Commandos Advise Somalis in Fight Against Qaeda Branch

A campaign in the Horn of Africa is now the most active element in the “forever wars” the United States has waged since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
BY: NEWYORK TIMES  The promise and perils of America’s counterterrorism campaign were on full display at a remote training base in central Somalia. It was graduation day for 346 recruits who would join...

UN Says 2022 Deadliest In Somalia Since 2017

Under attack: 121 people died in two car bomb blasts at the education ministry in Mogadishu last October Hassan Ali ELMI
By: AFP UN chief Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that 2022 was the deadliest year for civilians in Somalia since 2017, largely because of an increase in mass-casualty attacks by the Al-Shabaab jihadist group.

Daallo Airlines Wants To Acquire Boeing 737-800s And Dash 8-300s

Daallo Airlines Wants To Acquire Boeing 737-800s And Dash 8-300s
By:Simple flying ACC Aviation will source and deliver two North American aircraft to Daallo Airlines. Somalia's Daallo Airlines has appointed ACC Aviation to source Boeing 737-800 and De Havilland...

Somalia’s FM Says Fighting Terrorism Is Common Objective Of Ethiopia, Somalia

Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abshir Omar
By: ENA The fight against terrorism is one of the common objectives of Ethiopia and Somalia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Somalia, Abshir Omar said. Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs...

Somalia fundraises for Turkish earthquake victims

A man walks in front of a destroyed building in Samandağ, south of Hatay on Feb. 16, 2023, ten days after two major quakes struck the border region of Türkiye and Syria. (AFP Photo) RECOMMENDED Aid collected in Washington being loaded onto plane at Washington Dulles airport, Feb. 17, 2023. (AA Photo) Countries continue to send aid to Türkiye after quakes EARTHQUAKE
BY ANADOLU AGENCY Somalia launched a fundraising campaign to contribute to earthquake relief efforts in Türkiye on Friday. The launching ceremony held in the Horn of Africa nation's capital Mogadishu was attended by...

flydubai launches daily flights to Mogadishu

Service to Hargeisa had been suspended because of operational reasons Image Credit: Supplied photo
flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today the launch of a daily service to Mogadishu Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ) from 9th March 2023. The carrier will double the frequency of flights from 1st June, 2023, making it...

New action plan launched to enhance Somali women’s role in Somalia’s maritime sector

New action plan launched to enhance Somali women's role in Somalia's maritime sector
By: UNSOM A new national action plan for enhancing and empowering Somali women in their country’s maritime sector was launched today at a high-level event bringing together senior government officials and representatives from civil society and the international...

Somalia is not just applying to join East African Community, it is being invited in

EAC Secretary-General Peter Mathuki (left) presents a copy of the Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC to Somalia President Hassan Mohamud in Mogadishu. PHOTO | COURTESY | EAC
By: The EasternAfrican Nearly 13 years ago, when even inside the high-security African Union Mission to Somalia (Amisom) camp they wouldn’t allow visiting journalists to step out of their rooms at the media reception centre to smoke without a...

Kenya to Reopen First Somali Border Post After 10-Year Shutdown

Somalia and Kenya border
By: VOA NEWS WAJIR, KENYA — Kenya has announced plans to re-open its Mandera border crossing with Somalia as part of efforts to improve border security and crack down on smuggled goods. Kenya says...

MIGA Supports Ground-Breaking Solar Project in Somalia

By: World Bank  The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank Group has issued a guarantee of $5.67 million to cover Kube Energy’s equity and debt investments in Kube Energy Somalia LLC for a period...