A merchant vessel catches fire near Bosaso port

A commercial boat caught fire near Bosaso port on Monday, becoming the second marine incident since last February. The local officials said the vessel transporting...

Puntland State army officer shot dead in Galkayo town

A Puntland army officer has been gunned down in Galkayo town last night, government officials told Radio Shabelle. Mohamed Yousuf Adan, a senior officer of...

Minster Hosh details his working trip to Puntland

Somalia’s Minister of Constitution Abdirahman Hosh Jibril is in Garowe for talks. The minister told reporters that his trip to Garowe aimed to hold consultation...

Mogadishu mayor fired, his replacement appointed

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi sacked the mayor of the capital Mogadishu and appointed his information minister to replace him on Sunday. The president, in a...

AU Commission chair reflects on ‘eventful’ 2017

Reports of African migrants being auctioned as slaves in Libya was one of the low points for African Union Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat...

Govt says will welcome Somali refugees returning home

The deputy Prime Minister of Somalia, Mahdi Mohamed Guled has announced that the Federal government will welcome the Somali refugees returning home from nighbouring...

Al-Shabaab raids Jubbaland army base near Kismayo; 3 soldiers dead

Al-Shabaab said it has carried out an attack against Jubbaland forces' military base located on the outskirt of Kismayo, the regional capital of Lower...

Kenya on alert after ‘deadliest’ Somalia explosion

Security agencies in Kenya have been placed on high alert after a truck bomb exploded in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 276 people. “Officers are on high...

Kenya denies executions by police and blames al Shabaab

Claims of extrajudicial executions in Garsen are malicious, Tana River county commissioner Oning’oi ole Sossio has said. The Muslims for Human Rights had claimed that...

Ethiopian PM visits conflict-hit Somali regional state

Ethiopia's new prime minister Abiy Ahmed started his first official trip outside Addis Ababa on Saturday to the eastern Somali regional state to resolve...