Mogadishu

Somalia Braces for First Addis-Mogadishu Flight in 41 Years

[Dalsan Radio] The first commericial flight in 41 years linking Somalia capital Mogadishu and Ethiopia's Addis Ababa is expected to land next week at …

Africa

Somali President Steps up Fight Against Al-Shabaab

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has made major security shake-ups to step up the fight against Al-Shabaab.<p>Photo: aljazeera<p>Security in …

Africa

Somalia President Shakes Up Security Posts Amid Islamist Threat

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed reshuffled key security officials including the army chief, a move authorities said is part of a new …

Africa

Somali president names new military chief in security services revamp

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia on Thursday named a new military supreme commander, a deputy head of intelligence services and ahead of presidential security as part of a revamp of security forces to better tackle the Islamist militant threat.<p>Diplomats worry that without strong, corruption-free …

Africa

Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 10, 2018

<b>Yemen:</b> <i>GCC announces conference in Riyadh to discuss the Yemeni peace process; STC president demands right of self-determination and inclusion in UN</i> …

Africa

Eritrea delegation in Somalia to deepen bilateral relations

An Eritrean government delegation arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday to hold high-level meetings.<p>The delegation headed by Foreign …

Africa

Allied forces in joint operation to flush out militants in S. Somalia

File photo shows African Union forces take part in the Africa Day celebration at the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Headquarters in …

Africa

Mogadishu firefighters are volunteers working pro bono

In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, plagued with emergencies, the fire department consists of volunteers who respond to crisis call with a heart of …

Fire Fighting

Somalia Is a Country Without an Army

MOGADISHU, Somalia—Last week, the U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed to extend the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) mandate in the …

Africa

In Mogadishu, imported dairy cows jumpstart local milk industry

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Four Somali brothers have imported dozens of Holstein Friesian cows, the world's top milk producing breed, hoping the high-risk strategy can build the war-torn country's dairy industry from scratch.<p>Parts of the country are still plagued by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, but a …

Forestry

2 car bomb blasts kill 6 in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two car bombs hit Somalia on Sunday, killing six people.<p>Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels claimed responsibility for the first suicide car bomb blast that that killed four people when it exploded near the gate of a military base in Afgoye town, 30 kilometers (18 miles) …

Extremism

The Director-General urges investigation into death of TV journalist Abdirizak Kasim Iman in Somalia

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Suicide Bomb Attack Kills at Least Three Somali Soldiers Outside Mogadishu

At least three Somali soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afgoye district, a town 30 km (18 miles) to the northwest of the capital …

Extremism

The short life of an inspiring entrepreneur will keep giving hope to the troubled city he loved

The news of the attack was revealed first on Twitter.<p>On Aug. 2, Mohamed Mohamoud Sheik, 31, an entrepreneur and youth activist, was assaulted by unknown gunmen near the Benadir junction in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. He was later pronounced dead after undergoing surgery at a local …

Africa

Huge blast rocks Afgoye town in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- A huge blast ripped through a checkpoint in Afgoye town about 30 kilometers west of the Somali capital Mogadishu, …

Extremism

Refusing to be cowed, Somali opens country's first dairy

MOGADISHU (AFP) -<p>Starting a dairy in Mogadishu was not an obvious choice: Islamist bombs go off with startling regularity, electricity is patchy and expensive and most Somalis don't even drink fresh cow's milk.<p>But Abdulkadir Mohamed Salad, 40, who spent most of his life as a refugee in Britain …

Africa

Deadly Blasts Hit Somalia

At least six people were killed and 13 others were wounded in two bombings in Somalia on Sunday, ambulance services and officials said.<p>The deadliest …

Extremism

Somaliland: Democratic, Successful, Pro-Western, Unrecognized

But the pirates of Somalia, and the utter failure of the Transitional Federal Government more generally, is especially interesting in comparison with …

Africa

US Military Airstrike in Somalia Kills 4 Al-Shabab Fighters

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group.<p>…

Extremism

Raze Fallujah

The latest reminder of the type of brutality that has ruled Iraq under the thumb of Saddam Hussein is in the action of his supporters, and their …

Osama Bin Laden

Ex-Somalia president jabs govt over Djibouti-Eritrea stance

Somalia’s former president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has waded into the Djibouti – Eritrea diplomatic impasse calling on the current government to review …

Africa

Djibouti: Row Brews Between Djibouti And Somalia Over Call for Eritrea Sanctions to Be Lifted

Djibouti says it is "deeply shocked" by the statement made by Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in his last week visit of Asmara where he …

Africa

Legendary 'Black Hawk Down' Warfighter Campaigns to Defeat Opioid Addiction Among Veterans

A legendary warfighter who was made famous in the 2002 film, <i>Black Hawk Down,</i> is now engaged in a campaign to defeat an insidious national enemy: …

Military

Free Ambulance Service Imperiled in Somali Capital

Financial troubles, staffing shortages and high demand threaten to halt the only free private ambulance service in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.<p>"We …

Africa

Somalia's deaf footballers create their own league

<b>A group of deaf football players in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, have set up their own league after being blocked from joining existing teams.</b><p>The teams have been playing since 2010, and have been steadily gathering support.<p>They hope to eventually be recognised by Somalia's football federation.<p>BBC …

Africa

Eritrea and Somalia Restore Ties, Want UN Sanctions Lifted

Mogadishu, Somalia (AP) -- Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries announced Monday in another thaw in the …

Africa

Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century.

Lunar Eclipse

Somali leader makes 1st visit to Eritrea in diplomatic thaw

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Another diplomatic thaw was underway Saturday in the restless Horn of Africa region as Somalia's president visited Eritrea for …

Africa

Eritrea Says Leader of Somalia, Another Rival, to Visit

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Eritrea says Somalia's president will visit the country on Saturday as yet another rivalry in the Horn of Africa region may …

Africa

How giving people a transaction identity changes lives

<b>Hamse Warfa:</b><p>I am a family of 14. I spent first 10 years of my life in Mogadishu, Somalia, before the civil war. My family and I fled from the war, …

War