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Newcastle residents rally to assist Somalia at successful market day

NEWCASTLE CBD – A market day was held in the parking lot outside Imphupu Wholesalers last Saturday to raise funds for Somalia. Somalia is in the grip of a severe drought and Somalis are suffering the bitter effects. This has prompted three organisations to unite for a common cause – raising vital funding for the […]

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia: Farmajo Briefly Meets Trump in Riyadh, Appeals Backing

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has on Sunday met with the U.S President Donald Trump in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh following the conclusion of the US-Arab-Muslim conference, Presidential Communications officer confirms. Somali Presidential Communications officer, Abdinur Mohamed said the two presidents talked on security collaboration between Somalia and […]

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia: Al-Shabab Attacks Ethiopian Military Base in Central Somalia

BELEDWEYN (Somali Update Online) — Al-Shabab militant group fighters on Thursday attacked a military base of the Ethiopian army of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Halgan town of Hiiraan region, officials and residents confirmed.The militant fighters started the midnight raid with rocket-propelled grenades as the Ethiopian military in the base resisted. Halgan […]

May 20th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia broadens its youth soccer league through FIFA support

Financed by FIFA, a broadened second edition of Somalia’s Domestic youth football league, has kicked off at Banadir Stadium, with Baarbe youth team winning the inaugural match after beating Anadol boys 2-0 on Thursday. Baarbe’s striker, Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud, scored the opening goal of this year’s youth league in the 20th minute, while a teammate, Hassan […]

May 20th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia: Hunger and Thirst, the Deadly Consequences of Somalia’s Drought on Children

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Hunger and thirst, the deadly consequences of Somalia’s drought, have doubled the number of children admitted to the nutritional centre in Baidoa. The centre, one of the few places where malnourished children under age five can get life-saving treatment in south and central Somalia, has more than twice as many […]

May 19th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

UN: As Somalia Combats Insecurity, Drought Worsens ‘More Rapidly Than Projected’

MOGADISHU — The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council, calling for more than $800 million in aid to offset the impact of a severe drought in a country that is already battling insecurity and poverty. “The humanitarian crisis has deteriorated more rapidly than was originally projected,” […]

May 19th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia: Al-Shabab Car Bomb Driver Executed in Mogadishu (PHOTOS)

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Military Court today on Thursday executed an Al-Shabab member who drove a suicide car that exploded in Mogadishu’s Beerta Market on November last year, Somali Update reports. According to Somali Military Court Judge Hassan Nur Shute, the convicted Al-Shabab member named Abdiqadir Abdi Hassan was arrested days after the […]

May 18th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Developing & Driving Change in Africa’s Oil & Gas Industry

LONDON, United Kingdom (Somali Update Online) — As one of the foremost events on the international Oil and Gas calendar, the 16th Africa Independents Forum to take place in London over 24th and 25th May brings together all stakeholders in Africa’s upstream oil and gas to review the state of the industry and exchange ideas […]

May 18th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Shabaab kill chief, abduct two reservists in Mandera

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked a village in Mandera and killed a chief before abducting two police reservists Monday night. The incident occurred at Omar Jillo in Lafey sub-County in the volatile border town which has faced similar attacks in the past – all blamed on the […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Executions Increase in Somalia

In Somalia, a country long troubled by deadly violence, there’s a disturbing new trend: an increase in summary executions. Somali military courts and the militant group al-Shabab have each executed about a dozen people so far in 2017, all of them killed in public settings as crowds of between 30 and 300 people looked on. […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »