Somalia: Somali mother gives birth on German navy vessel

Photo Credit: Bundeswehr/Fregatte Schleswig-Holstein

A baby girl has been born on a German navy vessel after her mother became one of nearly 6000 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in the past few days. According to navy officials, a 33-year-old Somali mother who was one of the rescued migrants gave birth on Monday as the ship was heading to an […]

Somalia: Over 50 Somali citizens arrested in Angola

Somalia: Over 50 Somali citizens arrested in Angola

About 100 Somali nationals are reported to have been arrested by the Angolan Police after operations targeting illegal immigrants were launched last week in major cities. A Spokesman of the Somali community in Angola Mohamed Dek Diblawe told a local radio station that most of the people arrested were local traders and were accused by […]

Death toll in Somalia military camp attack rises to 25

Death toll in Somalia military camp attack rises to 25

The death toll of a suicide bomb attack which took place on Saturday in the strategic Southern port town of Kismayo, rose to 25, sources have said. A source in Kismayo hospital, declined to be named said the attack left at least 25 people killed and more than 30 injured after a suicide bomber rammed […]

Somalia: Car bomb near restaurant kills 5 people in Mogadishu

Scene of the explosion

At least five people were killed and several others injured on Saturday after a car bomb went off near a main junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The car bomb struck a restaurant close to the Jubba junction before sunset. Police officials told local media that the car laden with explosives was […]

Suicide bomber kills 12 in Somalia military camp

Scene of the suicide bombing

Somali militant group al-Shabaab on Saturday rammed an explosives-laden vehicle at a military training camp in Southern Somalia, killing at least 12 people, witnesses and officials said. The attack took place in strategic port town of Kismayo which was a former stronghold for the al-Qaeda-linked extremists. According to witnesses, most of the dead were soldiers […]

AMISOM admits civilian deaths in Somalia

AMISOM admits civilian deaths in Somalia

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) acknowledged for the first time on Friday it was responsible for civilian deaths in the Somali port town of Marka last month. African Union Special Representative for Somalia (SRCC) and Head of AMISOM Mamadou Sidikou said in a Press Conference held in Nairobi that the peacekeepers had killed seven […]

International Community should stop interference – Somalia MP

International Community should stop interference – Somalia MP

A member of the Somali Federal Parliament has called for the International Community to not interfere with domestic affairs, as Parliamentarians stick on their move to impeach President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud In an interview with the VOA Somali Service, MP Mohamed Ismael Shurie said that Somalia is a sovereign country and the international partners had […]

Somalia PM appoints special envoy for child rights

Somalia PM appoints special envoy for child rights

Somalia Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has appointed a Special Envoy who will work on promoting Children rights and fight against illegal migration. The announcement of Maryan Yasin Haji Yusuf was made following the weekly cabinet meeting held in Mogadishu on Thursday chaired by the Prime Minister. Earlier this year, Somalia ratified the Convention on […]

Somalia, Egypt sign education cooperation agreement

Somalia, Egypt sign education cooperation agreement

Somalia and Egypt have signed a cooperation agreement on the development of education sector, a Somali minister has said. Khadra Bashir Ali, Somalia’s minister of Higher Education told journalists in Mogadishu after jetting in back from Cairo where the signing of the agreement took place, that Egypt will help Somalia in the development of the […]