English News

Somalia's capital returns to an unpredictable new normal

0 Visits: 22 | Sunday December 31, 2017 - 18:36:46
CBS News' Deborah Patta filed this reporter's notebook from Mogadishu. A brutal civil war followed by al-Shabab's bombing campaign has left a city in ruins. Despite this, there is a semblance of normality in parts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Read More »

Breaking: Security forces raid home of Senator

0 Visits: 7 | Saturday December 30, 2017 - 20:29:42
Somali security forces on Saturday raided the home of the house of Senator in Mogadishu barely two weeks after they raided the residential house of a vocal government critic. Senator Abdi Hassan Awale Qaybdiid says government forces "unlawfully entered" his residence just after 1:00 PM (local…

Read More »

Turkey, Russia sign deal on supply of S-400 missiles

0 Visits: 7 | Saturday December 30, 2017 - 10:55:53
Turkey and Russia on Friday signed an accord for Moscow to supply Ankara with S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries, Turkish authorities said, finalizing a deal set to deepen military ties between NATO member Turkey and the Kremlin. The S-400 deal, reportedly worth some $2.5 billion and in the works…

Read More »

Djibouti would welcome Turkish military base, Djiboutian ambassador says

0 Visits: 8 | Saturday December 30, 2017 - 10:42:54
Djibouti is open to any kind of approach from Turkey such as building a military base to secure the Red Sea, Djiboutian ambassador to Ankara Aden H. Abdillahi has said, pointing to possible steps that could be taken to strengthen military ties between the two countries. Citing the Red Sea as the second-busiest…

Read More »

A prominent journalist arrested in Jowhar ,Somalia

0 Visits: 30 | Friday December 29, 2017 - 19:11:09
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the arrest of a Somali journalist in the town of Jowhar, the Headquarters of Hirshabelle State, 90 km North of the Somali capital Mogadishu, on Thursday afternoon, December 28,2017 by the police.Mogadishu, December…

Read More »

Somalia once again to host international soccer matches

0 Visits: 10 | Monday December 25, 2017 - 17:58:10
The Somali Football Federation (SFF) has announced plans to host international games beginning next year because of improving security, the head of the body has announced. President of the SFF, Abdiqani Said Arab, says the time has come for Somalia to organize home games in the country's soccer…

Read More »

Trump travel ban should not apply to people with strong U.S. ties: cour

0 Visits: 10 | Saturday December 23, 2017 - 14:12:04
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday said President Donald Trump's hotly contested travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries should not be applied to people with strong U.S. ties. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers several West Coast states, also said…

Read More »

Somalia releases jailed ex-minister and government critic

0 Visits: 28 | Thursday December 21, 2017 - 22:23:17
Somalia has released without charge a former minister and critic of the government who spent two days in jail after being arrested for alleged treason, a lawmaker said on Thursday. The arrest of Abdirahman Abdishakur, who was a candidate in a February election won by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed,…

Read More »

Trump's Jerusalem move spurs opposition in UN General Assembly

0 Visits: 25 | Thursday December 21, 2017 - 22:09:59
In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, the UN General Assembly began debate Thursday on a resolution reaffirming that the status of Jerusalem must be resolved through negotiations and that any decision by the U.S. or others before then has no legal standing. The General Assembly is expected to vote…

Read More »

The weekly cabinet meeting today discused about the election, security, law, civil service, and other matters.

0 Visits: 28 | Thursday December 21, 2017 - 20:53:19
In a normal of weekly Cabinet meeting today, which cheared by the Prime Minister of Federal Governmant H.E Hassan Ali Khaire was discussed about the election, security, civil service law and other matters. First of all, the cabinet has received a statement from the Security Minister, saying that the…

Read More »

UN says there are 258 million international migrants today

0 Visits: 28 | Wednesday December 20, 2017 - 13:02:17
An estimated 258 million people have left their birth countries and are now living in other nations — an increase of 49 percent since 2000, says a U.N. report on international migration released Monday. The biennial report released on International Migrants Day said the percentage of the world's…

Read More »

Kenya stands its ground in sea row with Somalia

0 Visits: 25 | Tuesday December 19, 2017 - 11:03:34
A statement from the Office of the Attorney-General Githu Muigai has said Kenya's position is that the maritime border remains as it is and the dispute be solved through negotiations. "This position is entrenched in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and several resolutions…

Read More »

Former minister detained in night raid, bodyguards clashed with security forces

0 Visits: 27 | Monday December 18, 2017 - 19:39:08
Somali security forces have detained a former minister on Sunday night after a violent clash with his bodyguards, the security ministry said on Monday.

Read More »

Farah crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year

0 Visits: 23 | Monday December 18, 2017 - 12:34:25
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah capped his final season as a track athlete by winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday. The distance runner, who won his sixth world championships gold medal in London this year when he triumphed in the 10,000…

Read More »

Somalia PM Says His Government Demanded US Aid Cut

0 Visits: 26 | Sunday December 17, 2017 - 16:04:29
Somalia's prime minister, Hassan ali-Khaire, said his government had demanded the U.S. briefly suspend aid to much of Somalia's armed forces in an effort to improve transparency and accountability following corruption concerns. Speaking Saturday to reporters in Mogadishu, Khaire blamed former…

Read More »

COMMUNIQUE ON ENDING FGM IN SOMALIA FROM FGM WORKSHOP IN GAROWE, 10 - 14 December, 2017

0 Visits: 25 | Sunday December 17, 2017 - 13:26:05
15 December 2017, Garowe: Participants from the public and private Media in Somalia together with members form the religious leaders have convened in Garowe for a 4 day training on Ending FGM MEDIA TRAINING ACADEMY from 10-14 December, 2017.

Read More »

US Defense Secretary Optimistic About Improving Somalia Accountability

0 Visits: 28 | Saturday December 16, 2017 - 12:53:16
PENTAGON —U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday that he was optimistic about improving Somali accountability concerning the distribution of American aid to Somali armed forces, much of which was suspended because of corruption concerns. "I'm sure we can get this thing under control,…

Read More »

Somalis say they were shackled and beaten on aborted ICE deportation flight

0 Visits: 26 | Friday December 15, 2017 - 12:33:42
Rahim Mohamed, 32, was already dreading being deported from his home of 15 years in Atlanta to Somalia, a country he hadn't seen since he was a teenager. His dread transformed into a nightmare when he was chained to a seat on a plane for 46 hours with 91 other Somalis who say they were denied adequate…

Read More »

London's Mohamed Ali continues to dominate Cross Country world

0 Visits: 45 | Thursday December 14, 2017 - 19:44:49
A west London teen runner, Mohamed Ali, has recently achieved his latest notch on his cross country belt with a decisive win at the South of England Masters' and Inter Counties Championships at Horspath Fields in Oxford, UK on Saturday.

Read More »

The African Union Commission rejects allegations of human rights violations by AMISOM troops {PRESS RELEASE}

0 Visits: 31 | Wednesday December 13, 2017 - 10:02:19
The African Union Commission has rejected allegations of human rights violations by AMISOM troops contained in a report launched by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Human Rights and Protection Group (HRPG) and the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Read More »