UNHCR returns 108,498 refugees to Somalia

The UN refugee agency said on Friday that some 108,498 refugees have returned to Somalia since voluntary repatriation exercise begun in December 2014. The UN...

Polls open in Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland

Voting kicked off at 7 a.m. in the breakaway region of Somaliland on Monday as over 700,000 voters lined up in queues to vast...

Kenyan troops complicit with Al Shabaab charcoal exports says UN

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) units assigned to the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) are complicit in the militant group Al Shabaab’s exports of...

Somali Elder shot dead in Mogadishu

Unidentified gunmen have shot and killed a prominent Somali elder in Mogadishu on Sunday night, Police and witnesses said. Hassan Jaciir, the elder who involved...

Assailants hurl grenade at security checkpoint in Mogadishu

Assailants believed to be Al Shabaab militants were reported to have hurled a grenade bomb at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu, the Somali capital...

U.S. Conducts Airstrike in Support of the Federal Government of Somalia

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab on Saturday, Nov. 11 at approximately 4:30 p.m. local...

Assembly of global aid body concludes in Turkey

The seven-day summit of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) concluded in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city Antalya on Saturday. Around...

Jubbaland arrests attack plotters in Luuq town, near Kenyan border

The security forces of Somalia's southern semi-autonomous region of Jubbaland said they have captured attack plotters in Luuq town located near Kenyan border. Mohamed Hussein...

Somaliland warns Puntland of interference in its election

Somaliland's Kulmiye Presidential Candidate Muse Bihi Abdi has sent a threatening message to Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland. Bihi speaking at a joint press...

US asks Amisom troops to stay on in Somalia, pledges support

The UN directive for a phased withdrawal of African peacekeepers from Somalia next month has been opposed by the US, which believes the timing...