Former Somali Foreign Minister dies in US at age 79

Former Somali's longtime-serving minister of foreign affairs, Abdirahman Jama Barre has passed away in US at the age of 79, his family has confirmed...

Somalia urges more Al-Shabaab fighters to surrender

The Somali government has called on more Al-Shabaab fighters to renounce extremism and pursue the peace process. The ministry of information, culture and tourism said...

U.S. Commends Somali Govt Efforts to Promote al-Shabaab Defections

The United States commends the efforts of the Federal Government of Somalia to facilitate the defections of former and current al-Shabaab members. The United States...

Ugandan Chief of Defence Forces visits Somalia

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) General David Muhoozi arrived in Somalia Tuesday on an official visit. His...

Turkish Airlines brings 60 tons of food aid to Somalia

A Turkish Airlines cargo plane carrying over 60 tons of food aid arrived in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday. The supplementary food aid is for...

Rights group Watch calls for probe of Mukhtar Robow

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged the Somali government to investigate alleged human rights abuses by a former deputy leader of the militant group...

Somali govt welcomes Robow’s defection [Statement]

Somali Federal government has welcomed the defection of Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali "Abu Mansur" from Al Shabaab. In a statement, the government said it is...

Somalia: Gunmen kill a civilian near Mogadishu

Unknown gunmen have shot and killed a civilian in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, witness and official said. The killing took...

Suspected Al Shabaab attack kills 5 policemen in Kenya’s east

A Kenyan government official says suspected al-Shabab extremists have killed five police officers in an ambush in the country's east. Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh...

Thousands dead in Somali disease outbreaks

MORE than 200 people have died after raging outbreaks of cholera and measles in drought-stricken Somalia. At least 1 155 deaths from cholera have been...