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Mogadishu is booming

Somalia housing boom as Mogadishu emerges from ashes of war A man walks through Daru Salaam city, a new housing estate built amid an ecomoni [...]

Diaspora shape governance in Somalia

Opinion I WENT TO MOGADISHU, SOMALIA TO HELP BUILD THE 1ST-EVER NATIONAL YOUTH POLICY by HibaqG   I’ve taken my time in writing this [...]

Mogadishu resurfaces?

    By Staff Reporter Mogadishu used to be hell. Now it’s coming back to life’ A man loads blocks of ice onto a cart i [...]

Kerry makes historic Somalia visit in bid to show American support

  Secretary of State John F. Kerry meets with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohammed, second from right, and Prime Minister Omar Abdir [...]

“Al Shabaab shipped timber worth $250 million in 2014 through Kenya controlled port of Kismayo”-UN

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZwVHGxMWsM By Staff Reporter  KDF soldiers takes position at the Kismayu Port after taking control o [...]

Kenya to build a wall on Somali border to keep out al-Shabaab

By Staff Reporter Amid plans for Israeli-style ‘separation barrier’ against both militants and immigrants, Simon Allison questions how e [...]

Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

By Staff Reporter Somali-Americans worry that U.S. efforts to cut the money stream to the African terrorist group could lead to mass starvat [...]

Dolow,the small Somalia town where al Shabaab was defeated

  Newsafrica-(Somalia)   Somalia may still be the World’s Most Failed State, but there’s a town on its inner border t [...]

Somalia’s Shebab urge more jihadi attacks in Europe

By Staff Reporter Four suspected Shebab fighters are detained by Somalian national soldiers following a gun battle in Mogadishu on December [...]

Somalia has killed three #journalists this year

By Staff Reporter Gunmen shot dead a journalist in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the third killed in Somalia this year, a colleagu [...]

Kenya’s black rhino unlikely victim of al-Shabaab militants

By Staff Reporter ©Getty Among the rolling hills of Kenya’s Laikipia district, far from the battlegrounds of al-Shabaab militants in sout [...]

al Shabaab leader killed in US drone attack?

By Staff Reporter ©AP Dozens were killed when al-Shabaab gunmen attacked an upmarket mall in Kenya in September 2013 US military forces hav [...]

East Africa’s political borders flurring turmoil?

By Staff Reporter Lines between countries used to have little importance in Africa‘s most dynamic region. How times have changed. In o [...]

“Journalist” turned al Shabaab killer arrested in Kenya

By Staff Reporter This file photo shows relatives and fellow journalists praying over the body of Somali journalist Mohamed Mohamud Timacade [...]

al Shabaab assassinates Somalian Musician MP

By Staff Reporter Saado Ali Warsame, who spent much of the civil war in the US, continued to perform after becoming an MP Popular Somali mus [...]

Kenyatta and Odinga division- a gift to al Shabaab?

By Staff Reporter People cheer during a rally organized by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy in Nairobi, July 7, 2014. (Siegfried Mod [...]

Al-Shabaab besiege Somalia’s presidential palace

By Staff Reporter Print Somali soldiers stand guard around the presidential palace in Mogadishu on February 21, 2014. Somalia‘s Islami [...]

Djibouti is on the verge of starvation

By Staff Reporter Quarter of Djibouti Population Desperate for Drought Aid – United Nations Nearly a quarter of the population in Djib [...]

East Africa braces for World Cup terror attacks

By Staff Reporter . Somali and Ethiopian nationals arrested as part of a crackdown on terrorism by Kenyan national security officers sit in [...]

Al-Shabaab leader denounces violence & surrenders to Somalian government

By Staff Reporter A senior Al-Shabaab militant commander, Sheik Mohamed Said Atom, on Saturday gave himself up to Somali government authorit [...]

Britain to help Somalia organize presidential polls by 2016

By Staff Reporter UK’s minister for Africa Mark Simmons said Tuesday that his government was committed to helping Somalia organize public [...]

Prominent Islamist ‘Makaburi” is assassinated in Mombasa.Is Kenya government eliminating terror suspects?

By Staff Reporter A prominent Kenyan Islamist, accused by the United States and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) of supporting the S [...]

Al Shabab is increasing in strength-UN Envoy

By Staff Reporter The United Nations warned Monday of an increased threat of attacks from Somalia‘s Al-Qaeda-linked Shabab as a major [...]

Somalia committed genocide in Somaliland?

by Staff Reporter Somaliland Khadar Ahmed Like, 64, inspects the site of a mass grave on the edge of Hargeisa [James Reinl/Al Jazeera] Harg [...]

Child marriage rife in 15 African nations-UNICEF

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia I was playing outside when my mother told me I would marry. My life was ruined’: Ethiopian child bride, forced i [...]

One Diaspora Somali’s effort to put out Mogadishu’s fires

                Mogadishu, Somalia On New Year’s day at 7:39pm, a call came through for Abdula [...]
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