UN envoy calls for free, independent media in Somalia

The UN top envoy in Somalia on Thursday called for free and independent news media in the Horn of Africa nation where journalists operate...

Somali security ministry identifies kidnapper of ICRC aid worker

The security ministry of Somalia's Federal Government has on Thursday identified a man it said was behind the abduction of a German aid worker...

The newly elected Somali parliament speaker takes office

Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, the newly elected Parliament speaker of Somali parliament has officially resumed office following his election last Monday. Abdirahman took power from Mohamed...

Devastating Flash Floods Inundate Central Somalia

The United Nations agencies in Somalia have stepped up their response in the wake of devastating flash floods across large parts of the country...

European Union to support security reforms in Somalia

The European Union has welcomed Somalia’s decision to take the lead in providing security of its people and to implement reforms in line with...

Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital

Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia's capital...

A foreign aid worker kidnapped in Mogadishu

A witness says an aid worker working with the ICRC has been abducted at the organization's compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday night at around...

Search for al Shabaa recruiters ongoing after KDF rescues 13

Security forces in Kilifi are looking for three al Shabaab recruiters who are behind a syndicate luring youths to join the terror gang in...

AU, UN appeal to Somali leaders for unity with new House speaker

The African Union and United Nations envoys in Somalia have lauded the peaceful election of Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Mursal as the new Speaker of...

Somalia must speed overhaul of fragile army to face militants, say donors

Somalia should accelerate reforms of its army, its main foreign backers said on Wednesday after discussing slow progress in transforming the graft-ridden force into...