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Somalia: Al-Shabab Demanding Children Residents Threatened to Hand Over Boys, Girls

(Nairobi) – The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab has threatened and abducted civilians in Somalia’s Bay region to force communities to hand over their children for indoctrination and military training in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. Since late September 2017, Al-Shabab has ordered elders, teachers in Islamic religious schools, and communities in rural areas […]

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Two dead in Kenya attack blamed on Shabaab militants

AFP/Nairobi Two people were killed Saturday in an attack on a convoy of buses travelling in eastern Kenya under police protection, said interior ministry and police officials, who blamed Shabaab militants. The buses and police vehicles were travelling from Lamu on the northern Kenyan coast near Somalia to Mombasa in the south. Attackers struck at […]

January 14th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

NUSOJ condemns the arbitrary arrest of a journalist in Galkayo

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns – in the strongest terms possible – the arrest of a Somali journalist on Friday, 12 January, 2018 in Galkayo. The arrest of Hanad Abdi Farah who is the Director of radio Vioce of Mudug, came after his radio released a report on number of people who […]

January 14th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

UN to launch 2018 humanitarian response plan for Somalia

MOGADISHU: (Xinhua) — The United Nations agencies working in Somalia will next week launch the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan which outlines the humanitarian situation and priorities for response throughout the country. A statement from the UN Office for Coordinating of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Friday that the scaled-up humanitarian response with generous contributions from […]

January 13th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

IFJ should be the global voice of journalists and not to be the voice of a well-known fraud

An Open Letter to IFJ To: Philippe Leruth, President of IFJ To: Anthony Bellanger, General Secretary of IFJ To: Executive Committee Members Mogadishu– The Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia categorically rejects the claims from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and wishes to inform the IFJ’s good offices […]

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Kenya Airways starts ticket sales for its non-stop daily flight to New York

Kenya Airways (www.Kenya-Airways.com) today marks a great milestone with the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York. The national carrier starts selling today tickets for the inaugural flight which is scheduled for October 28th this year. Copyright free broadcast-quality footage, pre-recorded interviews, shot list and dope sheet are available for media to […]

January 11th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

UNICEF and Save the Children call for action to help children affected by mass IDP settlement evictions in Mogadishu, Somalia

MOGADISHU- The recent unannounced destruction of several informal settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, together with the forced evictions of thousands of families living there, are having devastating effects on children, UNICEF and Save the Children said today. More than 4000 families lost their property and many lost their livelihoods, during the evictions at more […]

January 11th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

ICE Abused Somalis for 2 Days On a Plane and Now Wants to Send Them Into Harm’s Way

Rahim Mohamed’s daughter was born in October, but the 32-year old father, who has been detained in immigration custody since April, has not seen or held her. If Immigration and Customs Enforcement has its way, he won’t get that chance. Instead, he will be summarily deported to Somalia, despite the fact that Rahim fears persecution […]

January 11th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »


Mogadishu: The Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Gov-ernment of Somalia has today launched the Digital Outreach Section of the Centre of Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in Somalia. Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) during the opening ceremony of the digital outreach section said […]

January 10th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

For small businesses in Somalia, this firm could be an ethical boon

When you’ve beaten hundreds of other businesses to win a coveted award, you can be reasonably certain that you’ve done something right. Now that Kaah International Microfinance Services (KIMS) has walked away with the top prize at the 2017 Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge and Awards (EFICA) held in November, it has a strong reason to feel good […]

January 10th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

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