Mohamed Mohamud Turyare,

Somali journalist dies after shooting

Mogadishu - A Somali reporter shot by unknown gunmen last week has died from his wounds, colleagues said Monday, taking the toll of journalists killed this year in the war-ravaged country to 17. Mohamed Mohamud Turyare, who was shot as he left a [Continue Reading...]

Ahmed Farah Sakin,

Somali reporter killed, raising toll to 16

Somalia — Colleagues say a Somali journalist was shot to death in northern Somalia, bringing the number of journalists killed in Somalia this year to 16. Ahmed Farah Sakin, a reporter for the Somali television station Universal was shot by gunmen [Continue Reading...]

Photo credit: Getty Images | In this photo released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team, a builder constructs a new water tower in the Dharkanley district of Mogadishu, Somalia. (Oct. 21, 2012)

Signs of hope surface in Somalia By ANTHONY BANBURY Walking through Mogadishu recently, I couldn't help but marvel. The streets teemed with people going about their daily lives. Construction boomed on virtually every block, fueled by investments from the [Continue Reading...]


Somalia: Al-Shabaab threatens Britain

London - Somalia's Islamist al-Shabaab militia on Monday warned Britain it would “pay the heftiest price” for its “war against Islam” and the extradition of radical cleric Abu Hamza to the United States. In a series of 11 posts written by [Continue Reading...]


The Counterintuitive Jihad

By: Abukar Arman Twitter: @AbukarArman Gone are the days when avoidance of religious and political discussions was essential to retaining friendships. Today, discussing these two topics in the public and private squares is essential to peace, [Continue Reading...]

Ifubaraboye George's livelihood selling rice and other food in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt slum area of Igbikisikala-Ama will be threatened if the slums are demolished 
© Wendy Bruere/IRIN

SOMALIA: Food insecurity still a problem

(IRIN) - Rising food costs, poor ‘Gu’ seasonal rains earlier in the year and continuing insecurity in parts of southern Somalia are affecting the nutritional status of vulnerable people there - a situation that could worsen in the coming months amid [Continue Reading...]