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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.


Dual explosions hit African Union troops on board in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Two bomb explosions have targeted an African Union troops on board in Bardhere town in Somalia’s Gedo region. The two remotely-controlled bomb blasts reportedly hit Ethiopian troops under African Union mission known as AMISOM while on patrol in the town, a witness said.


AMISOM to handover Somalia’s military academy at the end of the month

A military training institution which the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has occupied for more than a decade will be handed over to the Somali National Army at the end of this month.


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


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.


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.


Somalia launches National Strategy for Public Awareness

Mogadishu, 17 February 2019 - The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) today launched a three-year national strategy to enhance awareness of key FGS policy agendas and initiatives among the Somali people at a high-level donors conference in the national capital.


Somalia sends measured response to Kenya over alleged auctioning gas and oil blocks

In a statement sent by Somalia Foreign Ministry to the Kenyan government, Somalia regretted that Kenya expelled the ambassador without consulting it.


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.


Somalia denies to offer oil blocks to external bidder, reacts Kenya’s decision

MOGADISHU – Somalia says it is not offering and has no plans to offer any blocks disputed maritime areas to external bidders until International Court of Justice renders its judgment.