News from Somalia

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8.6.2017

The New York Times: Shabab Fighters Kill Dozens, Including Children, in Somalia


2.6.2017

World Food Programme: China Delivers Food Assistance To Somalia Through The “Maritime Silk Road”


3.4.2017

Reuters: Somali minister shot dead in car after being mistaken for militant -police


31.3.2017

AllAfrica: Somalia: U.S. to Expand Fire Support of African Union Mission in Somalia


21.2.2017

Independent: Somalia food crisis at ‘tipping point’ with country heading towards famine in matter of weeks


8.2.2017

Reuters: Somali lawmakers gather at airport to vote for president

Unsom: Somalia’s presidential election (Live video)


2.1.2017

Reuters: 3-Suicide bombers attack peacekeepers’ Somali HQ, at least three dead


19.12.2016

All Africa: EU Says Will Launch New Office in Somali Capital


9.12.2016

All Africa: Somalia Sets December 28 for Presidential Election


11.11.2016

All Africa: Al-Shabaab Regains Land As Ethiopia Pulls Troops


27.9.2016

All Africa: Somalia Extends Election Dates By 30 Days


16.9.2016

Daily Nation: Kenya coercing refugees to return to Somalia, HRW claims


26.8.2016

BBC: Somalia attack: Gunman storm beach restaurant in Mogadishu


21.8.2016

All Africa: Somalia: Al-Shabab Claims Twin Suicide Bombings in Somalia


15.2.2016

Reuters: Al Shabaab’s car bomb kills former Minister of Defence in Somalia


14.2.2016

UPI: Al Shabaab claims responsibility of the failed bomb attack on a plane last week in Somalia


9.2.2016

IOM: Report on the youth employment and migration in Mogadishu, Kismaayo and Baidoa


8.2.2016

FAO: Poor rainfall and drought compound the large-scale food insecurity in Somalia – more than 300 000 children acutely malnourished


3.2.2016

Reuters: A bomb in a passenger plane kills one in Mogadishu, Al Shabaab suspected for failed attempt to blow up the entire plane

Horseed Media: Somali Parliament passes a law aiming to improve the situation of refugees and IDPs


28.1.2016

AP: Somali Cabinet has agreed on model for elections in 2016: 30% of the seats to be reserved for women


27.1.2016

AP: Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index shows Denmark least corrupted country in the world, Somalia and North Korea worst

HRW: New World Report on human rights shows civilians in Somalia at serious risk


12.1.2016

The Telegraph: How al-Qaeda and Islamic State are competing for Al-Shabaab in Somalia


8.1.2016

The Washington Post: Kenyan security forces suspected of killings and disappearances of ethnic Somalis in the country


4.1.2016

The Guardian: An ice bandy team comprised of Swedes with Somali origin hopes to make it to the World Championship in February

Daily Star: Garissa University in Kenya reopens 9 months after the Al Shabaab attack that claimed 147 lives


29.12.2015

Hiiraan: Somali parliament passes controversial media bill – criticized for restrictions on freedom of the press

Somalia Newsroom: Internal tensions continue, this time in South West: new “breakaway” administration forms in latest federalism dispute

Defence News: 200 Al Shabaab militants estimated to have joined the ISIS-affiliated faction


23.12.2015

Horseed Media: Somalia no longer a failed state, but a recovering fragile country, says UN’s special representative

Washington Post: Somalia bans Christmas and New Year celebrations as un-Islamic – Somalia ranked No. 2 in the world among countries where Christians face the most persecution


17.12.2015

The Star: Cholera outbreak at Dadaab refugee camp : 7 dead and over 500 in care


16.12.2015

The Daily Maverick: malnutrition still plagues children under 5 in Somalia

Voice of America: Somali Leaders Reach Agreement on Election 2016 Framework


9.12.2015

Radio Dalsan: Somali government renews WFP operations in Somalia


5.12.2015

Hiiraan: 13 Al Shabaab militants dead after clashes with Somalia’s army near Beledweyne in Central Somalia


2.12.2015

Hiiraan: Peace deal achieved in the negotiations between Galmudug and Puntland

Al Jazeera: Somaliland devastated by one of the worst droughts in 20 years


1.12.2015

Hiiraan: Clashes between Puntland and Galmudug state troops have forced 40,000 people out of their homes in Somalia

Hiiraan: Germany donates €500 000 to SOS Children’s Village in Baidoa region in South-West Somalia


28.11.2015

AFP: Hundreds have fled as rival militia forces clash in Galkayo in Central Somalia


27.11.2015

Hiiran: UN Special envoy worried continuing illegal fishing might lead to surge in piracy off Somali coast


26.11.2015

Telegraph: Al-Qaeda and IS battle for Al Shabaab’s allegiance – could this lead to Somali jihadists’ demise?


25.11.2015

Relief Web: Overview of humanitarian needs for 2016 Somalia


23.11.2015

Reuters: Pirates hijack an Iranian fishing vessel and 15-strong crew in Somalia


18.11.2015

BBC: Somalia re-opens their embassy in US after 25 years


17.11.2015

UN OCHA: At least 60 000 people internally displaced because of the floods


16.11.2015

All Africa: Somali MPs vote for motion compelling Kenya to withdraw its troops from Somalia – accusations of involvement in illegal trade

BBC: At least 11 Somali refugees dead after rival security forces clash in Mogadishu at an IDP camp


11.11.2015

BBC: US offers $27 million reward for information leading to the capture of 6 AlShabaab leaders

Hiiraan: International cooperation is paying off: Somalia marks 3rd anniversary without piracy attacks


10.11.2015

Hiiraan: Al Shabaab pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Hiiraan: UN Security Council adopts a resolution setting up UN Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) 

Hiiraan: Somali PM: ending Yemen conflict crucial to stop extremists in the region


7.11.2015

Horseed Media: Al Shabaab kills yet another MP in Somalia – latest victim at least 12th since new Parliament was formed in August 2012


4.11.2015

BBC: Analysis: how big a threat does Al Shabaab still pose?

Hiiraan: Somali government working on a program to voluntarily repatriate 500 000 refugees from Dadaab


3.11.205

New York Times: At least 15 government soldiers dead after Al Shabaab’s attack in Lower Shabelle region


1.11.2015

The Guardian: Piracy on decline but Somalia still threatened by illegal fishermen


31.10.2015

Hiiraan: Al Shabaab now targeting street families in Mombasa


22.10.2015

Radio Dalsan: UNICEF declares Somalia polio free


19.10.2015

The Globe and Mail: York University program educates Somalis in Dadaab refugee camp


18.10.2015

International Policy Digest: Analysis on the role of health care in state-building for Somalia


13.10.2015

PRNewswire: Engilty wins $74 million USAid contract to support economic growth in Somalia


9.10.2015

Relief Web: El Niño could have devastating effects in Somalia: at least 600 000 people in danger of flooding


8.10.2015

Baargo Media: Kenya challenges Somalia’s case on Indian Ocean Boundary in ICJ

CPJ: Somalia tops the Global Impunity Index list : journalists get slain and killers go free


7.10.2015

Kismaayo.com: AL Shabaab threatens to behead the British troops


1.10.2015

Hiiraan: Somalia becomes the 97th State party to ratify Convention on Cluster Munitions

Horseed Media: Somalia planning to stop relying on foreign aid


30.9.2015

Hiiraan: Heads of states express concern over fragile humanitarian situation: 3 million depend on humanitarian assistance


28.9.2015

Relief Web: UN’s Secretary-General: Better future for Somalia must remain collective priority for the international community


27.9.2015

The Guardian: British PM to deploy troops to Somalia to train African peace keeping forces


26.9.2015

The Economist: One man no vote – analysis on Somalia’s 2016 election


16.9.2015

Mareeg: Analysis of the youth unemployment in Somalia


14.9.2015

All Africa: Al Shabaab aggresses two AU bases in Mogadishu


9.9.2015

All Africa: Analysis: Al Shabaab has changed its tactics, AMISOM should too


1.9.2015

Horseed Media: Al Shabaab attacks AMISOM base, says retaliation for July’s civilian massacre in Marka


31.8. 2015

Thomson Reuters: Hunger rises in Somalia


23.8.2015

Horseed Media: Suicide attack on military training base in Kismayo: death toll reaches 25


21.8.2015

AMISOM: AMISOM acknowledges responsibility for the civilian killings in Marka, apologizes


19.8.2015

Hiiraan: International community concerned over the motion to impeach the president, country lacks the mechanisms and transparency needed for the process


15.8.2015

Hiiraan: Livestock export creates a boom in Somaliland economy, 90% of country’s export comes from cattle


13.8.2015

Hiiraan: More than 90 Somali MPs have lodged in a motion of no-confidence demanding the President to step down – accusations of violating the Constitution


12.8.2015

Hiiraan: Successful vaccination campaign continues – Somalia marks 1-year-anniversary as a polio-free country


8.8.2015

Hiiraan: $1.5 million donation from US to rebuilding Somalia’s police force

Radio Dalsan: 4 Somali pirates sentenced to prison


3.8.2015

Horseed Media: Somalia to introduce a law banning female genital mutilation

Guardian: First oil company operating in Somalia under investigation for corruption


2.8.2015

Hiiraan: At least 2 AU soldiers arrested for civilian shootings in Marka


29.7.2015

Voice of America: Somalia’s president says general election not possible in Somalia in 2016 owing to the poor security situation of the country

Radio Dalsan: Foreigners have been evacuated from the hotels around airport in Mogadishu after terror attack alert


26.7.2015

Voice of America: At least 15 dead and tens of injured in Al-Shabaab’s suicide attack in a Mogadishu hotel


23.7.2015

Hiiraan: Somalia’s president: there’s no future for extremism in Somalia


21.7.2015

Al Jazeera: According to locals at least 24 dead and 22 injured after AU troops open fire at unarmed civilians – AU refutes the claims


20.7.2015

All Africa: Courtesy of international cooperation Somali-base piracy down but far from out

Hiiraan: At least 12 soldiers from Somalia and AU troops killed in clashes with Al-Shabaab


16.7.2015

UNOCHA: Alarming rates of malnutrition among the IDP’s in Somalia


15.7.2015

Al Jazeera: Banana harvest, one of the biggest livelihoods in pre-war Somalia is making a return


13.7.2015

Hiiraan: Al-Shabaab attacked a military base in central Somalia – at least 4 dead


11.7.2015

Hiiraan: AU troops have killed 2 civilians in Marka, Southern Somalia, 2 more in critical condition


10.7.2015

Guardian: 6 civilians and 4 militants dead after Al-Shabaab stormed 2 Mogadishu hotels


9.7.2015

Hiiraan: Ethiopian troops enter Somalia for attack on Al-Shabaab


6.7.2015

Radio Dalsan: AMISOM announces new offensive against Al-Shabaab – expects to regain control of the remaining Al-Shabaab-controlled areas in the coming days


3.7.2015

Hiiraan: UN Humanitarian coordinator in Somalia Philippe Lazzarini feels Somalia has reached a tipping point and can finally build a sustainable peace and country


2.7.2015

Hiiraan: Somali civil servants without pay for 4 months now – repercussions far-fetching


28.6.2015

Radio Dalsan: Somali President reiterates commitment to election in 2016


26.6.2015

Guardian: Al-Shabaab storms AMISOM base in the village of Lego – over 50 feared dead


16.6.2015

Hiiraan: First national exams in Somalia since 1991 see 7000 students take the exams


14.6.2015

Reuters: 11 Al Shabaab fighters and 2 Kenyan soldiers dead after Al-Shabaab attacks a military base near Somalian border


11.6.2015

Radio Dalsan: lack of funding forces WFP cut food rations at Dadaab refugee camp, Somalis and South Sudanese affected


9.6.2015

Hiiraan: Somali PM predicts Al-Shabaab will be defeated by the end of this year


5.6.2015

Save The Children’s Status of World’s Mothers 2015 report: Nordics best place to be mother, Somalia the worst


4.6.2015

BBC: Five men charged with 162 counts of terrorism over Al-Shabab’s attack in Garissa College in Kenya this April


3.6.2015

Hiiraan: MasterCard Becomes First International Payments Network to Enter Somalia


28.5.2015

Radio Dalsan: EU donates $ 6M stability fund to Somali government


26.5.2015

Hiiraan: Somalia getting ready for first census in decades – 75% of the population under 30, 46% under 15


23.5.2015

Al Jazeera: female surgeons saving lives in Somalia

Reuters: Al Shabaab attacks soldiers in south Somalia, two dozen dead

BBC: Somali MP Yusuf Dirir killed in an attack by Al Shabaab


22.5.2015

Reuters: Al Shabaab fighters attack village of Yumbis in northeast Kenya

20.5.2015

Guardian: Climate of fear in Dadaab leads many to consider repatriation


18.5.2015

Radio Dalsan: Somalia bans the use of khat from police officers on duty


13.5.2015

Guardian: Al- Shabaab kidnaps Iranian fishermen stranded in Somalia


11.05.2015

AMISOM: EU delegation to open its office in Somalia after 20-year-hiatus

UNDP: Female police officers call for more involvement in Somali police force


21.4.2015

Guardian: Migrant shipwreck: one child’s journey from Somalia to the shores of Italy


10.4.2015:

Guardian: Kenya criticised for closure of money transfer firms following Garissa attack


28.3.2015:

Guardian: Somali troops take ‘full control’ of Mogadishu hotel after al-Shabaab siege