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Somali, AU forces recapture strategic vi...

Somali, AU forces recapture strategic village in Southern Somalia

Somali National Army (SNA) and African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) have retaken Runir-good village in Middle Shabelle region in southern Somalia barely a day after Al-Shabaab wrestled it back. Military officer Abdullahi Macallin told Xinhua by phone the joint forces recaptured the village... read more »

Ambassador Lucas Tumbo during the interview in his office in Mogadishu. /MONICAH MWANGI
Kenya set to increase consulates in Soma...

Kenya set to increase consulates in Somalia

The government of Kenya through its embassy in Somalia will open consulates in different parts of the country. This, according to Kenya Ambassador to Somalia Lucas Tumbo, will help the government keep track of all Kenyans living there. “On arrival here last year, we embarked on a registration... read more »

Let’s be proud of our joint efforts to b...

Let’s be proud of our joint efforts to bring peace to Somalia

Since the very first days that the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) decided in 2007 to launch its AU-led peace support operation, Amisom, in Somalia, the European Union has partnered this important effort. The EU’s financial assistance to Amisom was soon followed by its... read more »

Interview: Scared. Silenced. Shot. The l...

Interview: Scared. Silenced. Shot. The life of a Somali journalist

Journalists in Somalia are increasingly coming under attack. For many years, the main threat to the media has come from Al-Shabaab, the Islamist armed group that controls large parts of the country. But, as a new report by Human Rights Watch has found, journalists are also now being threatened,... read more »

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Young Somali woman sets herself alight in Australian detention

A 21-year-old Somali asylum seeker has set herself on fire at an Australian offshore processing center on the pacific island of Nauru, less than a week after refugee advocates say she was... read more »


British Army team in Somalia on UN peacekeeping duties

A British Army team has arrived in Somalia as part of a United Nations mission to counter Islamist militants. An advance party of about 10 soldiers from Force Troop Command, 1 Div and Field... read more »

Kenya has announced it will begin erecting a nearly 435-mile-long wall along its northeastern border with Somalia to stem the flow of jihadists from the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab.

Kenya Builds Wall Along Somali Border to Keep Al-Shabaab Jihadists Out

“This wall will help us check on people like al-Shabaab from crossing to and from Somalia. We will not limit movement of other people. There is a need for joint cooperation between both... read more »

FILE - The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington.

US Charges 2 in Attack on 3 Somali Men in Kansas

U.S. federal prosecutors have announced hate-crimes charges against two men in connection with an attack on three Somali men in Dodge City, Kansas, last June. The indictment, unsealed Wednesday,... read more »