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Terrorist Attack Kills more than 300 People in Somalia

Terrorist Attack Kills more than 300 People in Somalia

At least 300 people killed and hundreds seriously injured in attack blamed on militant group al-Shabaab. The death toll in the bombing that hit the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday continues to rise, with more than 300 people now believed to have been killed and hundreds more seriously injured. The scale of the loss makes […]

Somali Traders Turn to Ethiopian Currency

Somali Traders Turn to Ethiopian Currency

Traders and consumers in Galmudug have introduced transaction using the Ethiopian Birr. Residents of Dhusamareb confirmed to Radio Dalsan that following the flooding of fake Somali Shillin in the market traders have opted to instead use the Ethiopian currency. Most of the areas where the Birr is used as the mode of exchange are under […]

Witnesses Report Sinking Ship Off the Coast of Somalia After Explosion

Witnesses Report Sinking Ship Off the Coast of Somalia After Explosion

Officials and residents in Somalia’s Puntland region say they saw a large ship off the country’s coast explode and gradually begin to sink Monday. Witnesses in the coastal town of Muranyo describe the ship as looking like a warship, although it was not possible to immediately identify the vessel. They say two other ships in […]

Somalia President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somalia President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, has been offered $80 million in exchange for his agreement to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, the New Khalij news outlet reported a prominent journalist has revealed. “After two hours of enticement, Farmajo rejected the tempting offer,” journalist Jaber Al-Harimi said. Yesterday, the newspaper Somalia Today quoted […]

Somalia Breaks Silence Over the Qatar Crisis

Somalia Breaks Silence Over the Qatar Crisis

Somalia on Wednesday broke its silence over the ongoing Qatar crisis and asked countries involved to seek dialogue. “The Federal Republic of Somalia deeply concerned about the diplomatic row between the brotherly Arab countries” a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry said. “Somalia calls to all countries involved to settle their differences through dialogue ans […]

Somaliland Says United Arab Emirates Can Launch Attacks From New Base

Somaliland Says United Arab Emirates Can Launch Attacks From New Base

A top official said Friday that forces from the United Arab Emirates could soon be flying fighter jets from a new base in the breakaway republic of Somaliland. Somaliland Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire said the UAE could use the base in the town of Berbera for any purpose, including “training, surveillance and military operations.” […]

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Extremists are increasingly shaping the image of Islam in Africa. But despite warnings that Islam is becoming increasingly conservative in Africa, experts say the religion is also becoming more diverse as a whole. Over and over one reads the same disturbing reports: In Somalia, members of the al-Shabaab militia cut off the hands of two […]

Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village […]

Somali Fishermen Complain About Illegal Vessels – Video

Somali Fishermen Complain About Illegal Vessels – Video

The resurgence of piracy has been largely blamed on illegal fishing along the country’s coastline.

“Otherwise We’ll Have to Go to War” – Somaliland Demands Recognition 26 Years On

“Otherwise We’ll Have to Go to War” – Somaliland Demands Recognition 26 Years On

Somaliland’s Foreign Minister talks about the self-declared state’s struggle for recognition, domestic successes, and strategies towards Somalia. Shortly after the collapse of the brutal Siad Barre regime in 1991, Somaliland unilaterally declared independence from Somalia. It reinstated the borders that had existed when it was briefly a sovereign state in 1960, and its government called […]

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