Former Somali president blasts Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Former Somali president blasts Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Former Somali president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed blasted the incumbent President in a campaign speech in Mogadishu on Wednesday, accusing Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of graft and corruption. Mr. Sheikh Ahmed arrived in Mogadishu and immediately hit the campaign trail ahead of the upcoming Somali presidential elections directly targeting President Mohamud, who he sees is his […]

Aid agencies seek funds to help hungry Somalis

Aid agencies seek funds to help hungry Somalis

Humanitarian agencies working in Somalia on Tuesday launched an appeal to seek 864 million U.S. dollars to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance. The agencies that also launched the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Somalia called on the international community to timely support humanitarian operations and meet urgent humanitarian needs in Somalia. […]

Paving the road to a more secure Somalia

Paving the road to a more secure Somalia

Leaders of the Somali National Army met with international military and civilian officials to discuss the future of Somalia’s security at the 2017 SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 10. The symposium is part of an ongoing international effort to aid security conditions throughout Somalia by fostering the growth and revitalization of the national military […]

Up to 180 migrants feared dead in latest shipwreck off Libyan coast: IOM

Up to 180 migrants feared dead in latest shipwreck off Libyan coast: IOM

Up to 180 people were feared dead in a latest shipwreck of a migrant boat off the Libyan coasts, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. The United Nations (UN) migration agency released the figure after gathering testimonies from four survivors, three men and one woman, who were rescued and brought to the […]

EU urges Somalis to tackle political and security challenges

EU urges Somalis to tackle political and security challenges

The European Union (EU) on Friday called on newly elected Somali lawmakers to tackle political and security as well as governance challenges to help rebuild the Horn of Africa nation. Welcoming the election of parliamentarians for both Upper and Lower Houses, the EU urged them to focus on consensus-building and reconciliation; providing governance, services and […]

US extends temporary protection status for Somalis

US extends temporary protection status for Somalis

With just five days remaining in their mandate, The Department of Homeland Security has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somali immigrants living in the United States for an additional 18 months, according to a statement released yesterday. The current status was set to expire on March 17. Under the extension, Somali nationals, and […]

Somali security forces, Amisom killed 92 civilians in last four months of 2016: UN

Somali security forces, Amisom killed 92 civilians in last four months of 2016: UN

Somali security forces and African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) troops killed 92 civilians in the last four months of 2016, the United Nations reported yesterday. That was one civilian death more than those attributed to al-Shabaab “or unidentified persons” in the same period, according to the UN secretary-general’s report to the Security Council. Somalia’s […]

UN warns millions of Somalis are at risk of famine

UN warns millions of Somalis are at risk of famine

The UN has warned that millions of people in Somalia are at risk of famine after poor rains were forecast for the Horn of African nation that is struggling to recover from last year’s drought — the worst for three decades in some areas.   Diplomats said the situation was expected to deteriorate because donors were unlikely […]

A missed opportunity in the effort to thwart terror

A missed opportunity in the effort to thwart terror

The silence from Minnesota’s congressional delegation regarding a landmark announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is disappointing — and needs to be remedied. On Friday, DHS released a list of 31 organizations across the nation — two of them in Minneapolis — that will receive the first community grants made by the agency […]

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