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Stabilising Somalia now mission possible

Five years ago, Uganda committed troops to the African Union Mission (Amisom), backed by UN Security Council resolution 1744 13 (2007), to stabilise…

UN official condemns arrest of Somali journalist for reporting on rape case

The United Nations official dealing with conflict-related sexual violence today condemned the arrest of a Somali journalist who was detained for conducting an…

Somali NGOs call for help to ease burden of Mogadishu street children

Overlooked by the state, children shining shoes for a living in the Somali capital are vulnerable to drugs, crime and militia gangs. The…

Somalia President Meets Members Of U.S. Congress

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, joined a bipartisan gathering of members of the U.S. Congress to welcome Somalia President Hassan Sheik Mohamud to…

Somali Islamist rebels sentence French hostage to death

Somali militants linked to al Qaeda said on Wednesday they had sentenced a French agent to death after a failed attempt by French…

Somali president, delegation reach Washington

The President of the Somali federal government Hassan Sh. Mohamud and his delegation have reached Washington after receiving an official invitation from the…

Capacity building training for Somali Civil Servants opens in Bujumbura

67 Somali civil servants left for Bujumbura yesterday, they are part of a group of 120 public servants including secretaries, protocol officers and…

Uhuru condemns ban on miraa

Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the ban on Kenyan miraa (khat) by the Netherlands. Mr Kenyatta, who is also the TNA…

Two ‘Somali pirates’ admit charges in Japan

Two ‘Somali pirates’ admit charges in Japan

Two men accused of the attempted hijacking of a tanker off the coast of Oman admitted their crimes in a court on Tuesday,…

Al-Shabaab ineffective due to mistrust of foreigners, al-Amriki says

A letter allegedly written by American-born jihadist Omar Hammami, the al-Qaeda operative known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, says al-Shabaab has been increasingly ineffective…

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As Somalia starts to emerge from its quagmire of instability and chaos, 20 years of relative peace and stability are starting to pay dividends for its close neighbour…

                          By Billow Kerow The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that over 412…

To the outsider, haggling for sheep in the livestock market here might look like an elaborate secret handshake. Two men lay a piece of cloth over their grasped…

By: Paul Ash The term Pirate is today often associated with the illegal use of another’s intellectual property. However, no such revision of the word need take place…

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Capacity building training for Somali Civil Servants opens in Bujumbura

67 Somali civil servants left for Bujumbura yesterday, they are part of a group of 120 public servants including secretaries, protocol officers and administrators who…

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Mogadishu prepares for lighter life

Mogadishu prepares for lighter life

Long cut off from the rest of the world due to conflict, many people in Somalia and especially in the once volatile capital Mogadishu believe that a new…

Somalia: Médecins Sans Frontières calls for all parties to respect the neutrality of medical facilities

Somalia: Médecins Sans Frontières calls for all parties to respect the neutrality of medical facilities

Geneva (Alshahid)-Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is extremely concerned about an incident that occurred on Saturday 16June in the MSF-supported hospital in Belet Weyne, Somalia. The neutrality…

UN says famine conditions in Somalia have ended

UN says famine conditions in Somalia have ended

Nairobi (Alshahid)-Famine conditions have ended in war-torn Somalia six months after being first declared, the UN has said. The U.N. declared famine in two parts of southern Somalia…

Turkish Secondary school to be opened in the Somali Capital

Turkish Secondary school to be opened in the Somali Capital

Mogadishu (Alshahid)-A Turkish Secondary school will be opened in the Somali Capital Mogadishu in the next month, according to an Anatolia news agency report. Bilal Çelik, chairman of…

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More food for aid for Somali refugees off-loaded in port

More food for aid for Somali refugees off-loaded in port

The African Union has received an assortment of humanitarian supplies from Equatorial Guinea, including medical supplies, to be transported to Somalia, a senior official said…

Somalia government evicts squatters from state-owned buildings

TWO Somalis have been murdered in Cape Town

800 Somali kids arrive in Kenyan camps daily; SOS

Somalia: Rains worsen conditions for IDPs

London Conference on Somalia