UN pushes refugee self-reliance as donor funding for Kenya dwindles

A steep shortfall in donor funding for refugee services in Kenya and other host countries is leading the United Nations to seek new ways...

AMISOM launches 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today launched the ‘16 Days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign, aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against...

PM appoints new Defense Minister, sacks religious affairs minister

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has on Sunday appointed former Somalia's Ambassador to Turkey Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman as the new defence minister. PM...

Leaders of Galmudug and Ahlu Sunna head to Djibouti for talks

The leaders of Galmudug state and its rival self-proclaimed Ahlu Sunna administration are expected to travel Sunday to Djibouti for IGAD-brokered peace talks. Delegations led...

Al Shabaab use glossy leaflets, memory cards to lure youths

Circulation of propaganda leaflets is one of the new techniques being used by al Shabaab to recruit youths into their cells, the Lamu security...

Kenyan al Shabaab recruits fleeing US airstrikes in Somalia

Kenyan recruits have fled Somalia following sustained US airstrikes against al Shabaab terrorists, military sources confirmed on Friday. The recruits have been accused of spying...

EU navy offers appreciation for Seychelles’ role in piracy fight

The support of Seychelles is crucial in deterring future pirate attacks in the region, said a top official of the European Union Naval Force(EU NAVFOR)...

Three Somali soldiers killed in Afgoye grenade explosion

At least three Somali government soldiers are reported to have been killed in a grenade explosion in Afgoye, an agriculture-rich town in Lower Shabelle...

IED blast hits Somali capital, no casualties

An explosion occurred last night in Mogadishu, the Somali capital amidst tight security measures against Al Shabaab by government special forces "Mogadishu Stabilization unit." The blast...

Somalia strongly condemns deadly attack in Egypt

Somalia has condemned Friday's gun-and-bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that left 235 people dead and hundreds of others injured. Somalia's President,...