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President Sisi says Egypt will not allow any threat to Somalia or its security

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a national statement at the World Climate Action Summit during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 1, 2023. REUTERS/Thaier Al Sudani Acquire Licensing Rights
By: REUTERS  Egypt's president said on Sunday it will not allow any threat to Somalia, after Ethiopia said it would consider recognising an independence claim by Somaliland in a deal that would give it access to a...

Igad urges dialogue to end Ethiopia-Somalia row

Leaders pose for 'family photo' during the 42nd Extraordinary Assembly of Igad Heads of State in Uganda on January 18, 2024. From left: African Union Commission chair Moussa Faki, Igad Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu, and Presidents William Ruto of Kenya, Djibouti's Ismail Omar Guelleh, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Salva Kiir of South Sudan and Somalia's Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. PHOTO | PCS
By: THEEASTAFRICAN Leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) have called for a de-escalation of tensions between Ethiopia and Somalia. The meeting, chaired by Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti and Chairman...

Two US SEAL Team Members Missing After Incident Off Somalia Coast

Members of the U.S. military boarded and searched a flagless ship off the coast of Somalia to search for weapons and other smuggled contraband in 2020.Credit...Louis Thompson Staats IV/U.S. Navy
By: NEWYORK TIMES Two members of the Navy SEALs remained missing on Saturday after a mishap two days ago while they were attempting to board a ship off the coast of Somalia, two current and two former...

UN condemns deadly mortar attack on Aden Adde International Airport area

FILE - A general view shows smoke billowing from shipping containers near the Adan Abdulle International Airport international in Mogadishu, Somalia March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Mogadishu, 12 January 2024 – The United Nations in Somalia strongly condemns a mortar attack which killed a member of the UN Guard Unit on Thursday. "The UN Guard Unit plays an integral role in ensuring the safety and security of...

Al-Shabab captures UN helicopter with 6 aid workers in central Somalia

Al Shabaab wants to overthrow the weak Western-backed Somali government and impose its own strict brand of Islamic law
By: ALJAZEERA A helicopter belonging to the United Nations mission in Somalia has been captured by al-Shabab after accidentally landing on Wednesday afternoon in territory held by the armed group, according to multiple local reports.At least six...

Erdogan affirms Türkiye stands by Somalia in its fight against terrorism

The leaders exchanged views on a range of topics, emphasising the significance of cooperation between Türkiye and Somalia in addressing shared challenges and contributing to regional stability. /Photo: AA
By: TRT WORLD Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken by phone with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud of Somalia, where discussions encompassed the bilateral relations between Türkiye and Somalia, counterterrorism efforts, and global and regional issues.

Somalia recalls envoy to Ethiopia over ‘null and void’ Somaliland port deal

Somalia PM Hamza Abdi Barre (Photo: Somalia National Television/Screenshot)
By: AFPPrime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre also vowed that Somalia would defend its territory by "all legal means possible" following Monday's agreement that gives landlocked Ethiopia long sought-after access to the Red Sea. The government said it was appealing to international bodies including the...

Somtel launches 5G network for Somali regions

Somtel team during the launch of the 5G network. PHOTO: COURTESY
Somtel, the leading Somali telecommunications company, and the eDahab mobile payment provider have launched a new product that will revolutionize the region’s digital landscape by becoming the first operator to launch a 5G network. This groundbreaking achievement...

Somaliland and Somalia agree to resume dialogue with a focus on reaching a deal on final status issues

Somaliland and Somalia agree to resume dialogue with a focus on reaching a deal on final status issues
By: Horndiplomat Staff writer Somalia and Somaliland have agreed to establish full cooperation on matters of security and fighting organized crime. After two days of talks hosted by Djibouti’s President, Mr. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh the sides also...

Somaliland, Somalia Leaders Resume Talks in Djibouti

Somaliland, Somalia Leaders Resume Talks in Djibouti
By: STAFF WRITER The leaders of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi and Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud have met in Djibouti to resume talks between the Somalia federal government and Somaliland. Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh...