John Kerry has made an unannounced visit to Somalia, the first US secretary of state to visit the Horn of Africa nation that is struggling to rebuild after two decades of war and battling an armed campaign by the group al-Shabab.
Somali government has banned journalists from using the word al-Shabab to refer to the armed group fighting the government and instead ordered them to refer to the group as "the group that massacres the Somali people".
Africa's repression of journalists is concentrated in the Horn of Africa, and at least 165 journalists around Africa forced into exile since 2009.
A polling day taskforce has been set up by a group of activists keen to "make British Somali votes matter" in Bristol.
A world leader in export of sheep and goats, the tonnes of bones discarded in the nation are becoming material for a burgeoning soap industry.
Explosions rang out in the Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia Thursday, according to local media reports.
Somalia in 2014 exported a record five million livestock to markets in the Gulf of Arabia thanks to heavy investments in animal disease prevention backed by the European Union and the United Kingdom, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
Salat became a member of the Islamist al-Shabab group in Somalia more by bad luck than inclination; he happened to be one of nine boys standing by the school gate when the group raided his school looking for “recruits.”
A three-day Stakeholders Forum will be held April 27-29 to review draft guidelines for the establishment of a Somalia Maritime Administration.
MANDERA (HOL) ----Facing prosecutions and clampdown by Kenyan forces after series of attacks across Kenya, refugees in the world's largest refugee camp have dismissed the government's claims that the camp shelter terrorists who carried out deadly attacks in the East African nation.
Late last week, scores of immigrants filled the seats of the dimly lit conference room in the Minneapolis Brian Coyle Center as a group of lawyers addressed the crowd about their legal rights when it comes to police interactions.
MOGADISHU (HOL) ---Somalia's cabinet has taken an unusual step aimed at curbing the flow of foreign workers arriving in the war-torn country, passing a draft law prioritizing locals more willingly than foreigners.