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  • Defected Al Shabaab members surrender to government in Somalia

    Somali national army has said senior Al Shabaab militant group members have defected and surrendered to the army in Hiraan province front line. The defection comes following the government 45 days ultimatum amnesty for the members earlier this month. … »

  • Ignorance and emotions is the main cause of armed conflict in muslim world, says spokesman of Somali scholars

    According to Sheikh Nur Barud, the spokesman of Somali scholars the growing number of armed Islamic groups in the Muslim world is due to ignorance and the lack of proper knowledge about religion. Speaking during weekly program at Radio … »

  • UN welcomes Kismayu reconciliation conference

    The United Nations through its special representative office for Somalia UNSOM has welcomed peace and reconciliation conference that started in the southern port city of Kismayu on Tuesday. The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations for Somalia Fatiha … »

  • People with disabilities hold peace dialogue in Mogadishu

    Participants attend a peace dialogue organised in Mogadishu on 11 September by the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) with the support of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The dialogue highlighted the risk people living with disability faced … »


Somalia: Press freedom under fire as security forces increase media crackdown

By Abukar Albadri FILE Photo: Somali Journalists Protest against the arrest of a colleague by the government forces. (C) Abukar Albadri Heavily armed Somalia National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces picked Mohamed Bashir Abdirahman, news editor of Shabelle Radio station, … »

Updated Sep 12, 2014

Rape and sexual violence in Somalia an epidemic

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Critical Security review – Somalia, After Death of Alshabaab leader

Somalia High Taxes

By Mohamed M. Muse United States said the strike inside Somalia on 01/9 had been targeted to Al-shabaab leader but reality is that they did not know whether he had been killed or not in the attack. However, around … »

Updated Sep 18, 2014