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Ethiopia denies Somalia troop withdrawal...

Ethiopia denies Somalia troop withdrawals linked to unrest at home

Ethiopia on Wednesday denied that a string of withdrawals of troops from towns in Somalia were connected to the state of emergency declared in response to nearly a year of anti-government protests. Government spokesman Getachew Reda insisted the removal of troops from a string of Somali towns... read more »

A Stray: Finding and filming the real So...

A Stray: Finding and filming the real Somali immigrant experience

In the largest Somali-American community in the US, residents say they are only portrayed on film as terrorists, pirates and soldiers. A new film tries to challenge those stereotypes. When independent film director Musa Syeed began travelling from his home in New York City to the heart of the... read more »

Somalia Releases Al-Jazeera Journalist

Somalia Releases Al-Jazeera Journalist

Somali authorities have released al-Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed along with a fixer and a cameraman, two days after their arrest.Security forces had detained the men for questioning in Mogadishu after they went to an area controlled by militant group al-Shabab. Somali Information Minister... read more »

Kenya accused of ‘dumping’ S...

Kenya accused of ‘dumping’ Somali refugees ​back over the borde...

Authorities in Somalia have denounced the way refugees are being repatriated from neighbouring Kenya, after the Kenyan government announced it would close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, by the end of 2016. Over the past five months, makeshift camps in Somalia’s southernmost border... read more »

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Somali Islamist group says behind Mogadishu restaurant attack

Somali Islamist group al Shabaab bombed a restaurant frequented by members of the security forces in Mogadishu on Saturday, killing at least three people, officials and the group... read more »


Somalia: Car bomb targets Mogadishu restaurant

A suspected suicide car bomb has struck a restaurant in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police have told Al Jazeera. The Blue Sky restaurant, which was attacked on Saturday afternoon,... read more »


First U.N. special envoy for Somali refugees amid ‘asylum fatigue’

The United Nations has appointed its first special envoy for Somali refugees to ensure they receive protection, following accusations by a rights group that Kenya has been forcing them out... read more »


Kenyan court sentences al-Shabaab suspect to 80 years

A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced a man to a total of 80 years in prison after convicting him of being a member of the Somalia-based al-Shabaab militant group. Abdirazak Muktar, 24, a... read more »


Turkey sets up first African military base in Somalia

Turkey has completed equipping its first military base in Africa in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu. The base will host Turkish military officers to train Somali soldiers and troops in their fight... read more »