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Mali Regional Durable Solutions Project: Promoting Socio-Economic Inclusion & Self-Reliance for Displaced Malians and Host Communities

The conflict that began in northern Mali, in 2012, has reshaped the country’s history and affected the sub-region. Despite a peace deal signed in 2015, significant numbers of Malians remain forcibly displaced across four countries. With the support of the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Afri


Mali make history, head Africa's U-20 quartet

Senegal lose out in the final for the third time running. No matter what happened in Sunday’s final of the 2019 CAF Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, a new name would be etched on the trophy, with finalists Mali and Senegal having never won the competition before. In the end it was the Eagles who prevaile


More than 1,200 killed in Mali last year, says report

BAMAKO, Mali – A political party in Mali that monitors security says more than 1,200 people died in violence last year. Tiebile Drame, head of the Parena party, released the 2018 figures Thursday adding that among the dead were 697 civilians, 85 Malian soldiers and four soldiers from international f


Louis Farrakhan dings 'Miss Omar from Somalia' for Jewish money apology: 'Sweetheart, don't do that'

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says Rep. Ilhan Omar merely spoke the truth and should not have apologized for saying Israel and the U.S. Jewish lobby use money to control U.S. politicians.


Somalia increases peace building efforts with launch of 2019 UN Peacebuilding Fund

19 February 2019, Mogadishu. The Government of Somalia and the United Nations have launched five projects supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund at an event this week in Mogadishu, which will be implemented by UN agencies in partnership with the Government and civil society organisations.


Family who fled war-torn Somalia for better life in UK give grave warning to youngsters carrying knives after their 'ambitious' son, 16, was stabbed to death outside Birmingham college

A family who fled war-torn Somalia for a better life in the UK, only for their 16-year-old son to be stabbed outside a Birmingham sixth form college have warned youngsters of the grave consequences of knife crime.


Somali Miraa traders threaten to stop importing miraa from Kenya

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali Khat (Miraa) traders are threatening to stop importing the stimulant in apparent response to Kenya Khat farmers, who reportedly made similar threat.


Joint Communique Following The State Visit By Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed To Burundi

At the invitation of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi, His Excellency Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo), President of the Federal Republic of Somalia paid a working visit to the Republic of Burundi on the 18-19th of February 2019. The visit is aimed at consoli


The US and UN are Repeating Iraq’s Mistakes in Somalia

The State Department and USAID will invest more than $500 million in Somalia this year. That comes in addition to more than $1 billion in United Nations assistance. Each may hope such funds will restore prosperity and stability to Somalia, but they are wrong. Rather than ensure stability, the State


Somalia drone strikes are a potent weapon, but not the game changer

In recent years, drones have emerged as the United States’ weapon of choice. They enable the US to intervene in conflicts without putting its soldiers in harm’s way, and seemingly offer an alternative to costly interventions – as in Afghanistan and Iraq.


AMISOM Unveils Plan to Flush al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday that they had agreed to launch new, targeted military operations against al-Shabab militants in Somalia.


Somalia, Burundi agree to boost war on Al Shabaab

MOGADISHU, Somalia –The President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has held talks with his Burundi’s counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza in Bujumbura capital. Mohamed’s visit comes at a time when Burundi has been asked to withdraw up to 1,000 of its troops from Middle Shabelle region of Somalia.


Somalia boosts peace-building efforts – UN

The Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations today unveiled the 2019 portfolio of the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund, with $14 million earmarked for support of new state-building projects in the country.


Kenya Recalls Ambassador Over Boundary Dispute with Somalia

Kenya has recalled its ambassador from Mogadishu and asked Somalia's ambassador to leave after accusing the Somali government of auctioning exploration blocks within disputed waters.


Somalia: Journalists on duty beaten, abused in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Two Somali journalists Saeed Qarafan and Abdullahi Dahir were beaten, abused on Monday morning by the Somali police, the journalists were on duty when the incident happened, local human rights organization said.


Somalia’s Al Shabaab attacks on African Union troops’ base

MOGADISHU, Somalia –Somali armed group Al Shabaab claims to have carried out mortar attack on African Union troops’ base in Jalalaqsi town of Hiran region. The group claimed through its website that its fighters had killed at least 5 Djiboutian soldiers serving under African Union mission known AMIS


Somali President flies to Burundi

MOGADISHU, Somalia – High level delegation led President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has flown to Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura. President Mohamed departed from Somali capital Mogadishu, after an official invitation.


Breaking: Al-Shabab terrorist group claims 3 US soldiers killed in Somalia

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 P.M.) – The Al-Shabab terrorist group announced via their official media wing that their fighters had killed U.S. and Somali soldiers at the Baledogle Military Airbase in the Shebelle province of southern Somalia on Friday morning.


How Minneapolis’ Somali community became the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.


Joseph Chamberlain College stabbing student 'fled Somalia'

A student who was fatally stabbed outside a sixth-form college fled "war-torn" Somalia when he was a toddler, his family has said. Mohammed Sidali was attacked outside Joseph Chamberlain College, in Highgate, Birmingham, last Wednesday.