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Somalia to Open First Journalism School in 26 Years

Being a journalist in Somalia carries both risk and reward. The risk comes from al-Shabab militants and other armed groups who have killed at least 26 reporters in the last five years, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The reward is having a job...

Somaliland Government Hands Over Plant Operations to Red Sea Cement Co.

The government of Somaliland, today, ceded ownership of old Berbera cement plant to a new company jointly set up by Dahabshiil Group, Berbera Group and the Kuwaiti Kipco. Minister Omar Shuaib, introducing the new company – Red Sea Cement, expressed his delight that a settlement...

US airstrike kills 8 militants in Somalia

A U.S. airstrike killed eight militants Sunday in Somalia, where in recent months an Islamic extremist group has intensified operations against U.S.-backed forces and “cemented its control of southern and central Somalia,” the military said. U.S. Africa Command said the precision strike hit an al-Shabab...

PICTURES: Somalilanders Celebrate Independence Day By Dancing Down London’s Whitehall

Horndiplomat-Bedecked with flags and celebrated with dancing, the demonstration is part of an ongoing campaign by Somalilander activists to encourage international recognition of their breakaway state, which declared itself independent of greater Somalia — the failed state recognised and propagated by the United Nations...

ISS Today: Somalia needs more action, less lip service

First published by ISS Today Drought, a lack of security and inclusive politics, unemployment and poverty, piracy and the terror group al-Shabaab continue to plague Somalia. And while there has been progress in addressing these challenges, it isn’t enough. To this end a New Partnership for...

America Is Expanding Its Secretive War in Somalia

BY JOSEPH TREVITHICKMARCH  New policies give troops on the ground – whoever they might be – more authority to call in fire support amid a growing commitment. s Somalia teeters on the edge of famine, the United States has announced plans to expand its secretive war...

Donald Trump, Russia and the US election: What we know

President Donald Trump's administration was plunged back into turmoil over its connections to Russia after it was revealed that his attorney general failed to disclose he met Moscow's ambassador twice during last year's election campaign. Following the revelation Jeff Sessions recused himself from any probe...

UAE- Saudi Foreign Minister meets his Somali counterpart

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met with his Somali counterpart Abdulsalam Hidalia Omer, at the residence of the visiting Somali President, here o Thursday. According to Saudi Press Agency, the two ministers discussed bilateral relations and means to promote...

‪Bana Alabed: Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Aleppo girl known worldwide for her tweets from Aleppo, has written an open letter to Donald Trump. "You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your children and deserve peace like you," she wrote. Bana escaped Aleppo...

U.S. Bombed Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia in 2016

average of 72 bombs every day — the equivalent of three an hour — in 2016, according to an analysis of American strikes around the world. The report from the Council of Foreign Relations comes as Barack Obama finishes up his presidency — one that...