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US troops call in airstrike after they come under fire in Somalia

By Ryan Browne, CNN Updated 12:07 PM ET, Thu August 17, 2017 (CNN)The US military conducted a “self defense” airstrike against al Shabaab fighters in Somalia early Thursday morning after a… Read more »

Sky Views: Cash not food is best for Somalia

Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor The United Nations has come up with a wizard new way of taking the fun out of famine camps. It’s caused consternation in the agony… Read more »

Explosion in center of Somali capital, clouds of smoke seen: Reuters witness

May 8, 2017 A loud explosion followed by gunfire was heard in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday and huge clouds of smoke could be seen, a Reuters witness said. The… Read more »

London High Level Forum to Chart Somalia’s Future

By Daud Osman |Sunday May 7, 2017 Thursday, May 12, will be an important day in the history and future of Somalia. A high-level partnership meeting will take place in… Read more »

Analysts sceptical of impact in Somalia of Kenya arms purchases

From left: Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo, Brigadier John Warioba of the Kenya Defence Forces and General Samson Mwathethe, the Chief of Defence Forces, in Kismayo, Somalia on December 24,… Read more »

Death toll in Somalia blast outside military base rises to at least 15

Sunday April 9, 2017 A car bomb that exploded outside a military base in the Somali capital on Sunday has killed at least 15 people, a military official said. The… Read more »

Minister of Information has suspended the Director General & the Director of Finance based on corruption allegations

Mogadishu, 09 April 2017 – H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), the Minister for Information of the Federal Government of Somalia has today suspended the Director General and the Director… Read more »

Somalia drought forces thousands to leave home seeking food and water

Saturday April 8, 2017 By Larisa Epatko Hundreds of thousands of Somalis had to leave their homes in drought-struck areas to find food and water. Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters The… Read more »

Somalia’s Puntland state executes 5 for murders of officials

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia — Apr 8, 2017, 6:48 AM ET Somalia’s northeastern semi-autonomous state of Puntland has executed five men who were convicted of murdering two regional… Read more »

Somaliland journalist sentenced to 2 years in prison

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia — Apr 8, 2017, 5:33 AM ET A court in Somalia’s breakaway northern territory of Somaliland has sentenced a journalist to two years in… Read more »