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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Receives Somali President

(November 21, 2015)

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received today President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud of the

Somalia: Al-Shabab Takes Over Crashed Plane Near Mogadishu

A Somali official says militant group Al-Shabab has taken possession of a small plane that crashed Wednesday west of the capital, Mogadishu. Sources tell VOA’s Somali Service that nine to 11 people were on board
(October 28, 2015)

Man gunned down in Golden Corral parking lot had left Somalia, NYC seeking safety

Shueyb Abukar left a war-torn country for one he thought would be safe. Safe to live. Safe to work. Safe to raise a family or go to dinner on a Friday night. Now, his family
(October 27, 2015)

Somalia reopens embassy in Iraq

Somalia has reopened its embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad after it was shutdown 25 years ago. Somalia’s minister of Foreign Affairs Abdisalam Hadliye, the new ambassador of Somalia Khadija Mohamed, Officials from the Iraqi
(October 17, 2015)

How hawala money-transfer schemes are changing

IF A Somali taxi driver in London wants to send earnings home to his brother, a nomad farmer, he probably uses an informal money transfer business. Going into a Somali-owned shop, he can hand over
(October 16, 2015)

Police in Marsabit arrest Shabaab suspect after night visit to hospital

Yakub Abdi Omar, 29, a medical doctor of Somali origin was arrested following a suspicious visit to Marsabit County Referral Hospital on Sunday night with a group of men suspected to have links with Al-Shabaab.
(October 16, 2015)

Somali refugee raped on Nauru likely to be brought to Australia for abortion

A Somali refugee raped on Nauru, who is pregnant as a result, appears set to be brought to Australia to terminate the pregnancy at her request. Speaking in Canberra on Friday, the immigration minister, Peter
(October 10, 2015)

Britain meddles in Somalia at its peril – don’t make al-Shabaab stronger

Jamal Osman David Cameron announced this week that he is sending troops to Somalia to assist in efforts to counter al‑Shabaab. The very real possibility, however, is that Britain may end up helping the Islamist
(October 2, 2015)

UK to deploy troops to help keep peace in Somalia and South Sudan

Hundreds of British troops will be deployed to Somalia and South Sudan to train African peacekeeping forces in order to foster “less terrorism and less migration”, David Cameron has said. The prime minister said he
(September 28, 2015)
Somali president Hasan Sheikh

It is proving impossible to hold a fully democratic election in Somalia

HOW do you hold an election without registering voters? That is the question confronting Somali politicians—as well as hordes of diplomats, NGOs and other international hangers-on—trying to create a functional government in Somalia, a country
(September 27, 2015)