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Al Shabaab militants raid AU troops base in Somalia

Al Shabaab militants raid AU troops base in Somalia

Somali militant group al-Shabaab launched a deadly assault on an African Union troops’ military camp in Southern Somalia, one year after their former leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed in a U.S. drone airstrike. The raid started with suicide bombers driving cars loaded with explosives into the entrance of the base in Janale town of […]

Somalia Parliament passes new bill regulating foreign workers

Somalia Parliament passes new bill regulating foreign workers

Somalia’s Federal parliament has unanimously approved a new bill aimed at curbing foreign employment. According to lawmakers, the bill requires firms to satisfy the authorities that no local could do the job before employing a foreigner. Somalia has seen a huge influx of foreign nationals since the Central government in 1991, with many of them […]

Somalia: Over 3 million need humanitarian aid – UNOCHA

Somalia: Over 3 million need humanitarian aid - UNOCHA

The humanitarian situation in parts of Somalia continues to deteriorate for more than 3 million civilians despite efforts to improve conditions by actors and donors, the United Nations relief arm warned today. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the number of people who face food crisis or emergency increased […]

Somalia Parliament debates on employment of foreign workers

Somalia Parliament debates on employment of foreign workers

Somalia’s Federal Parliament has started to debate on the employment of foreign workers in a move to restrict the over reliance on foreign workforce. MP Osman Mohamud Dhufle, the head of the Parliament’s Social affairs committee in a Parliament session that it is important to encourage local workforce by limiting the dependence on foreign workers. […]

Somalia: Female district official shot dead in Mogadishu

Somalia: Female district official shot dead in Mogadishu

A female district administrator has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Somali capital Mogadishu, Police has confirmed. Saido Sheikh Mursal, who was an official in the Hamar Jajab district, was killed near her home on Saturday evening, Police officials told local media. Gunmen managed to escape from the scene before the arrival of […]

Somalia prepares army to take over country security from AMISOM

Somalia prepares army to take over country security

With the African Union Peacekeepers expected to exit from the country by the end of 2016, Somalia has started to prepare the army that will take over responsibility for security nationwide, says a Somali military commander. AMISOM, which was established by the African Union’s Peace and Security Council in January 2007, operates in Somalia’s Southern territories, […]

Somalia: Egypt pledges 200 Scholarships to Somali students

Somalia's minister revealed the educational scholarships in the weekly cabinet meeting

Egypt has pledged to offer scholarships to 200 Somali students willing to study in Egyptian institutions, a Somali government Minister has revealed. Somalia’s minister of Higher Education Khadra Bashir Ali made the announcement in the weekly-cabinet meeting held in Mogadishu. The pledge was part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between officials from both […]

Somalia: Iranian fishing vessel held by Somali Pirates escapes

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An Iranian fishing vessel held captive by a group of Somali pirates for five months has managed to escape with all the crew members unhurt, reports and local residents said. The vessel, Jaber, was seized by the sea gangs in March in the first successful hijacking in the region in three years. It is not […]

Somalia: Ethiopian migrants heading to Yemen continue to stream into Puntland

Despite of the conflict in Yemen, the migrants are determined to travel and put their lives into risks.

The war in Yemen, pitting supporters of the president against Houthi rebels, has reversed the refugee flow in the region, which previously saw refugees flee the Horn of Africa for Yemen, where they accounted for nearly all the 250,000 refugees registered in the Gulf country. Ethiopian migrants determined to cross to the war-torn Yemen continue […]

Somalia, EU delegate discuss ways to tackle Youth unemployment

Somalia, EU delegate discuss ways of to tackle Youth unemployment

A delegation from the European Union office in Somalia led by the Head of Political, Press and Information Section Tom Vens met Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Omar Arte and several ministers of the Federal government in Mogadishu. Talks concerned a wide range of topics such as security, education and finding solution to the youth migration […]