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  • South Korea to send troops to Somalia coast

    Seoul seeks to extend the deployment of its troops in Somalia for one more year due to their successful and productive service on the ground. The South Korean Cabinet, presided over by President Park Geun-hye, adopted a resolution that … »

  • Al Shabaab executes four for spying

    Al Shabaab militant group has executed four men that it said were on a spying mission for the western backed federal government of Somalia. The men were executed by shooting on Monday evening in the presence of large crowd … »

  • AMISOM forces thwart al Shabaab plot to cut off main road in Galgadud region

    Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DRCC) Hon. Lydia Wanyoto praised the swift covert operation conducted by AMISOM peacekeepers based in the Galgadud region of central Somalia who attacked al Shabaab terrorists plotting to … »

  • Somali PM summoned over Turkish company managing Mogadishu port

    Somali prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed was put to task by permanent Somali parliamentary committee over his government decision to give green light to Turkish company to manage Mogadishu seaport. Mr. Abdiweli told the parliamentary committee that he was … »


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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Somalia’s 2016 Elections

Somalia’s 2016 Elections

By Shire Salaad Minneapolis—It’s called the “Uncommon Grounds Coffeehouse” for a reason I don’t understand. But in this particular night, it’s a bit chilly outside this two tier early Victorian American type house where the lower part of the … »

Updated Sep 30, 2014