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Somali pirates hijack Indian cargo ship with 11 crew members on board

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Somali pirates hijack Indian cargo ship with 11 crew members on board

 An Indian cargo ship Al Kaushar with 11 crew members on board has been hijacked by Somali pirates on its way to Al Mukala port in Yemen from Dubai.  Here are the details: The incident took place on April 1. All the crew members on the ship belong to Mandavi in Mumbai. It has been […]

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Somalia: A bitter journey of hope for sick children

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Somalia: A bitter journey of hope for sick children

Faduma Saad Abukar with her son Anas. The two traveled to the hospital from their village hit by drought-related diseases. With a resigned look on her face, Faduma Saad Abukar, clings to her son Anas Mohamed as the two wait for a doctor’s appointment. Abukar, who hails from a distant village in Bay state, traveled […]

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Diaspora Now Investing in Mogadishu as Security

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Diaspora Now Investing in Mogadishu as Security

Authorities in Mogadishu say that the city is now ready for full scale foreign investment since security and infrastructure have significantly improved, despite some lingering challenges. The Mayor of Mogadishu, Yussuf Hussein Jimale, told The EastAfrican that the city is no longer considered high risk for foreign investors because of the efforts his administration has […]

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Trump Eases Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

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Trump Eases Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

Mothers tend to their children at a cholera treatment center in Baidoa. The decision to relax targeting limits in Somalia comes at a time of famine and drought, with more groups of people moving around and increasing the risk of mistaking civilians as Islamist fighters.CreditTyler Hicks/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump has relaxed […]

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Somalis fleeing Yemen war caught in nighttime sea attack

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Somalis fleeing Yemen war caught in nighttime sea attack

Body of a Somali refugee, killed in an attack by a helicopter while travelling in a vessel off Yemen, is carried at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen March 17, 2017. /REUTERS Three rockets that fell in the darkness nearby were the first sign of trouble for 150 Somali migrants packed into a boat […]

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Somalia holds high-level conference on social inclusion

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Somalia holds high-level conference on social inclusion

Mogadishu, 28 March 2017 – A high-level conference to discuss ways of promoting the inclusion of minorities in the affairs of the country to help foster lasting peace and stability commenced today in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. About 100 participants are attending the three-day conference. Funded by the Danish government, the conference is organized by […]

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KDF raids al Shabaab bases in Somalia, kills 31 militants

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KDF raids al Shabaab bases in Somalia, kills 31 militants

A file photo of a KDF soldier during an ambush in Somalia. /ERIC BOSIRE DF killed 31 al Shabaab militants after raiding their bases in Baadhade district in Jubaland, Somalia on Sunday Kenyan forces also seized IEDs, 11 AK-47 rifles and 634 rounds of ammunition from the militants’ base. In a statement to newsrooms, KDF […]

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IGAD Leaders to Help Send Refugees Back Home

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IGAD Leaders to Help Send Refugees Back Home

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, and Ethiopia’s PM Hailemariam Desalegn and the Chairman of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government, left, listen to speeches during the special summit, in Nairobi, March 25, 2017. The leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development regional grouping, meeting in Nairobi Saturday, agreed to facilitate the voluntary […]

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