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Somaliland: Talks With Somalia To Resume In Turkey

Mohamed Behi, Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, informs on internationally monitored negotiations with Somalia to take place in Ankara.   Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: Internationally sanctioned talks between the two neighboring countries of Somaliland and Somalia are to resume under the stewardship of the Turkish government in Ankara. This was informed […]

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Terrorism hits education, health in Kenya’s marginalized Mandera

SHARE Photo: Moulid Hujale/IRIN Teachers have faced calls to leave northern Kenya following a recent terrorist attack NAIROBI, 28 November 2014 (IRIN) – People in northern Kenya’s marginalized Mandera County face a devastating loss of basic services as teachers, healthcare workers and other state employees face calls to leave in the wake of a terrorist […]

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Explosion hits Central Mosque in Kano during Friday prayers

Three bombs exploded in the mosque of one of the most famous spiritual leaders Nigeria , Sanusi Lamido Sanusi , Emir of Kano , in the turbulent north – east of the country . The victims of successive explosions would not less than 120 , with 270 wounded . The emir only last week had […]

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Thirteen men have been convicted of running a sex ring that saw teenage British girls abused

Thirteen men have been convicted of running a sex ring that saw teenage British girls abused, raped and prostituted. Victims were sexually abused and passed around the men’s friends for money in Bristol. The court heard several of the girls were groomed to the extent they believed abuse was part of loving relationships they were […]

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A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

ii   Degan Ali, a Somali-American humanitarian, describes herself on Twitter as a “social justice activist, Muslima.” Courtesy of Adeso In 2011, drought hit Somalia hard, triggering a famine that ultimately killed some 260,000 people. Now, after a poor rainy season, the Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that the country could be on the […]

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KDF says 49 more al Shabaab militia killed in Somalia

The Kenya Defence Forces on Wednesday evening said it has killed 49 al Shabaab fighters. In a statement, the KDF said, its troops under AMISOM carried out an air strike on al shabaab camps at Hargeisayere and Minyonta in Jilib at 12.15pm on Tuesday. Among those killed were five senior commanders, while 27 others were […]

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Workers in Mandera ‘will not be evacuated’

Non-Muslim civil servants camp at the Mandera airstrip as they demanded to be evacuated in the wake of the terrorist attack. The government asked them to stay on. The government Tuesday refused to evacuate tens of terrified civil servants and their families camping at a military airstrip with their belongings after Al-Shabaab killed 28 of […]

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•The number of militants said to have been killed has since been revised to 115 militants

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Monday claimed it employed both ground and air operations to kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants who executed 28 Kenyans in Mandera on Saturday. The Department of Defence (DoD) Monday said ground troops and helicopter gunships killed the attackers at three locations — one inside Kenya and two in Somalia. The […]

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No-Confidence Motion Sparks Parliamentary Row In Somalia

A session of the Somali parliament ended abruptly on Monday following the distribution of a proposed motion to withdraw confidence from the government, which caused a row between rival MPs, according to parliamentary sources. The draft motion was distributed to MPs before the speaker had arrived to parliament. Opposing MPs tore up the draft, however, […]

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The President of Somalia has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted bus passengers in Kenya

22 November 2014 – The President of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted bus passengers in Kenya’s north. Gunmen ambushed a bus from Mandera that was heading to Nairobi, killing at least 20 passengers and hijacking a dozen more. The President extends his deep condolences […]

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