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Kenya: Kenya Holds Ceremony to Welcome First Direct Flight From Mogadishu in 10 Years
[Dalsan Radio] NAIROBI, 29 March 2017 (PSCU) - Direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi resumed today with the first commercial plane carrying 49 passengers from the Somali capital landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shortly after 1.00 (...)
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

Somalia’s stabilisation is on course in spite of monumental challenges
The historic IGAD Summit refocuses world attention on the need for durable solutions for Somalia
[East Africa News Post] 30/03/2017

Ethiopia to revamp Puntland airport
ESAT News (March 29, 2027) Ethiopia is to cover the cost of revamping the old Kacaan airport in Puntland. The news comes as relations between Ethiopia and Somaliland sours following the latter’s decision to let the United Arab Emirates establish a military base in Berbera. “Disillusioned with (...)
[ESAT] 30/03/2017

Kenya: Somalia Re-Launches Direct Flights From Mogadishu to Nairobi
[Shabelle] Somalia has re-launched direct flights from Mogadishu to Nairobi on Wednesday morning following an agreement between the leaders of the two countries last week.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Thousands flee drought-stricken Somalia
Thousands flee drought-stricken Somalia
More than 3 000 people a day are fleeing their homes in search of food and water due to Somalia's worst drought in 20 years as famine looms.
[IOL] 29/03/2017

Mogadishu-Nairobi direct flights resume
Government officials witnessed the African Express Airways plane take off to Nairobi Wednesday
[East Africa News Post] 29/03/2017

A nation starved by politics
A nation starved by politics
Talking about possible famine in Somalia without exploring how the powerful helped create it is deceitful, says Azad Essa.
[IOL] 29/03/2017

UN: UNICEF needs US$225m to save children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
New York, US (PANA) - Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the UN Chidlren's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, urgently calling for nearly US$255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Famine in Somalia: Twice in six years?
Another famine looms in Somalia. Has the aid community sufficiently learned from its past mistakes?
[IRIN] 28/03/2017

East Africa: Fighting Somali Piracy - Don't Get the Next Steps Wrong
[ISS] On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen between 2008 and 2011 is (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

East Africa: Call to Repatriate Somalia Refugees
[East African] Nairobi and Pscu -Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday appealed for action to fully bring back Somalia into the fold of the international community.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

Kenya: KDF Raid Al-Shabaab Bases, Kill 31 Terrorists
[Nation] Kenyan soldiers have killed 31 Al-Shabaab terrorists after raiding their base in Baadhade, Somalia.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

Somalia: Pirates Seize Fishing Trawler Off Coast
[Shabelle] Police say Somali pirates have seized a fishing trawler owned by a local businessman and forced the mostly foreign crew to disembark. Col. Mohamed Hassan told The Associated Press on Friday that the pirates used a small skiff to board the trawler off the village of Eyl in the (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

Somaliland oo howlo shidaal sahmin ka bilowday deegaano ka tirsan Gobolada Sool iyo Togdheer
March 27 (Jowhar)— Shirkad shisheeye oo aan ka fasax heysan Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa howlo shidaal sahmin ah ka bilowday Gobollada Sool iyo Togdheer, iyada oo Madaxweynaha Maamulka Somaliland uu booqday dhul howd ah oo makiinado ay ka sameeyeen waddooyin bacaad ah. Maamulka Somaliland (...)
[Jowhar] 27/03/2017

IGAD Heads of States Agree to Collectively Pursue a Comprehensive Regional Approach to Deliver Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees
Nairobi (SONNA)- President of Federal republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and IGAD heads of states attended a special IGAD Summit on finding Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees. The IGAD special summit was aimed at strengthening the protection of refugees, to respond effectively (...)
[SONNA] 26/03/2017

Beirut:-An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. Several witnesses reported that on March 16, 2017, a helicopter (...)
[Horseed Media] 26/03/2017

Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime
An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. Several witnesses reported that on March 16, 2017, a helicopter fired (...)
[SONNA] 26/03/2017

IGAD Heads of States Agree to Collectively Pursue a Comprehensive Regional Approach to Deliver Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees.
President of Federal republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and IGAD heads of states attended a special IGAD Summit on finding Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees. The IGAD special summit was aimed at strengthening the protection of refugees, to respond effectively to the drought (...)
[Horseed Media] 26/03/2017

Statement by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia at IGAD summit in Nairobi
Excellences and distinguished delegates: Presidents, Prime Ministers and Vice Presidents of the IGAD Member States; I would like to take this opportunity to thank H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya for hosting this special Summit on Durable Solutions for Somali (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

Somalia: New Govt Could Fast Track Amisom Exit
[East African] The newly elected leader of Somalia President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, has offered a glimmer of hope in the plan by African peacekeepers to quit the country by December 2020.
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

Call to repatriate Somalia refugees
Regional bloc roots for increased support to Mogadishu
[East Africa News Post] 25/03/2017

IGAD Summit in Nairobi
For the first time IGAD has convened a Special Summit to deliberate on and deliver durable solutions for Somali refugees. As host country to the largest population of Somali refugees in the region and the largest refugee camp in the world, we as Kenya are honoured to host this crucial meeting. (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

New Somali govt could fasttrack Amisom exit
President Farmaajo is likely to unite his country’s security forces faster than was anticipated
[East Africa News Post] 25/03/2017

US opposes transition of AMISOM to UN peacekeeping mission
The United States has opposed the transition of the African Union Mission in Somalia to a UN Peacekeeping Mission. Speaking during a UN Security Council Briefing on Somalia on Thursday, US Deputy Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Michele J. Sison said the international community (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

AU team now gauging Somalia's capacity in exit strategy
Amisom hopes to begin a drawdown by October 2018
[East Africa News Post] 25/03/2017

Museveni, Somali President Discuss Security in Somalia
Museveni, Somali President Discuss Security in Somalia
President Yoweri Museveni and his counterpart, the newly elected Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, have held a bilateral meeting during which they discussed the security... (Read More)
[ChimpReports] 25/03/2017

East Africa bloc explores deal on repatriation of Somali refugees
A ministerial conference to prepare a regional agreement to facilitate the return of Somali refugees kicked off in Nairobi on Friday ahead a regional Heads of State Summit on the status of one million Somali refugees displaced by nearly three decades of fighting. The Intergovernmental Authority (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

Africa Command chief wants Trump blessing to launch Somalia airstrikes
The head of the U.S. Africa Command on Friday said he has yet to receive authority from President Trump to launch airstrikes against terrorists in Somalia. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser said it will be “very important and very helpful” for the Trump administration to expand his authorities (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

40 per cent of Kenyans optimistic KDF soldiers will trounce al Shabaab – Ipsos
Forty per cent of Kenyans believe KDF soldiers in Somalia under Amisom will defeat al Shabaab. However, 39 per cent say the soldiers’s presence in Somalia has not helped the situation. In the poll conducted between January 9 and 26, 43 per cent of the respondents believe the presence of Kenyan (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

We need the will for a way out for Africa | Letters
Your heartbreaking photograph of children at a camp for families fleeing drought in Somalia (Eyewitness, 21 March) and reports of the escalating famine across Africa force one to consider what might be a satisfactory response from an already beleaguered world. I am not a scientist, so I put (...)
[The Guardian] 24/03/2017

Somali pirates take over Somali vessel to use as floating base: police
Pirates have seized control of a Somali fishing boat to use as a base from which to attack larger ships, police said on Friday, a week after Somali pirates hijacked their first commercial vessel since 2012. Ten Yemeni crew aboard the boat were dumped on shore, officials told Reuters. “We (...)
[Horseed Media] 24/03/2017

March 24, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report
Key Headlines Kenya Somalia Agree To Open Two New Border Posts Relaunch Direct Flights (Bernama) ISWA Parliament Drops Impeachment Motion Against President Sharif Hassan (Hiiraan Online) A Court In Puntland Upholds Sentence Of Seven Al-Shabaab Suspects (VOA Somali) Security Council Adopts (...)
[AMISOM] 24/03/2017

Car bomb explosion in Mogadishu
Mogadishu(SONNA)-Car bomb explosion has on Friday occurred at main road at Nasa-hablood2 in Hamar-weyne district in the Somali capital Mogadishu, SONNA reported. SONNA reporters at the saw two cars burning down, but they could not identify more about the incident and cassualties. By Mohamed (...)
[SONNA] 24/03/2017

Somali president pleads to UN for aid to avert famine
Somali president pleads to UN for aid to avert famine
Somalia's new president appealed to the international community Thursday for more aid to avert a famine threatening his country that could also undermine fledgling political hopes born in his peaceful election.
[Times Live] 24/03/2017

Kenya: Kenya to Reopen Border With Somalia
[VOA] The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged to help Somalia in the fight against al-Shabab militants and support and train government workers. His (...)
[AllAfrica] 24/03/2017

March 24, 2017 | Morning Headlines
Key Headlines Somalia's President Appeals For Famine Assistance (VOA News) Somaliland Teacher Arrested For Impersonating President Silaanyo (Radio Dalsan) Kenya Somalia Agree On Measures To Boost Bilateral Ties (Xinhua) Somalia: A Moment Of Hope Amid Tragedy Says UN Envoy (UN News Centre) (...)
[AMISOM] 24/03/2017

Uhuru announces direct flights to Mogadishu
The flights are scheduled to start in two weeks time
[East Africa News Post] 24/03/2017

Famine Crisis: Massive funding shortfall threatens UN relief for drought-hit countries
The United Nations needs $4.4-billion by the end of March to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. So far, it has raised just 2% of that. By SIMON ALLISON.
[Daily Maverick] 23/03/2017

War at the Root of Hunger
By Pascal Cuttat The recent statement by the United Nations on the humanitarian crises affecting Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria is significant and timely. Substantial resources need to be allocated immediately in order to avert a further spiraling (...)
[Rwanda Eye] 23/03/2017

Somalia President gets full honour of his first state visit to Kenya
Nairobi(SONNA)-President Uhuru Kenyatta this morning officials received President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed of Somalia on his first state visit to Kenya. According to him full honours complete with a 12 gun- salute. At formal welcome ceremonies at State House, Nairobi, the visiting head of state (...)
[SONNA] 23/03/2017

March 23, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report
Key Headlines New Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Begins Kenya Visit (The Star) Al-Shabaab Explosives Expert Arrested In Kismayo (Hiiraan Online) 10 Killed In Clashes Between Somali Army And Al-Shabaab (Anadolu Agency) UN Reports Worsening Humanitarian Situation In Somalia (Xinhua) (...)
[AMISOM] 23/03/2017

Somalia: Ten Killed in Al Shabaab Attack in Somali Port Town
[Shabelle] At least ten people, including seven militants were killed, and several wounded in Al shabaab attack in the southern Somalia's port city of Barawe overnight, military officials said.
[AllAfrica] 23/03/2017

Somalia President gets full honours on first state visit to Kenya
The Somalia president received a 21-gun salute and inspected his first guard of honour at State House Nairobi
[East Africa News Post] 23/03/2017

March 23, 2017 | Morning Headlines
Key Headlines At Least 25 Starve to Death in Somaliland (VOA) From A Refugee In Dadaab To Youngest Minister Siraji’s Star Continues To Rise (Radio Dalsan) Somali President Makes First State Visit To Kenya (Shabelle News) Somalia's Puntland In Port Talks With DP World President Says (Bloomberg) (...)
[AMISOM] 23/03/2017

Maj. Gen. Elwelu Visits AMISOM Troops in Somalia
By UBC Reporter MOGADISHU The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) land forces commander Maj. Gen Peter Elwelu has visited UPDF troops in Somalia under AMISOM. Maj. Gen Peter Elwelu, who was received by the Ugandan contingent commander Brig. Kayanja Muhanga, called on the troops to maintain a (...)
[UBC] 22/03/2017

26 Somalis die of starvation as Hollywood steps in
26 Somalis die of starvation as Hollywood steps in
At least 26 people have reportedly died of starvation in Somalia's Jubaland region in the past 36 hours, and international stars have stepped in to help.
[IOL] 22/03/2017

Somalia: Somaliland Drought 'A Kind of Nightmare' - and a Security Threat - Minister
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The loss of the Somaliland' livestock - the basis of its economy - to drought could worsen security threats in the Horn of Africa, the environment minister warns
[AllAfrica] 22/03/2017

Six Die In Car Bomb Blast
Six Die In Car Bomb Blast Somalia At least 6 people died and several others got injured in Mogadishu, Somalia in a car bomb blast targeting a security checkpoint near the Presidential Palace yesterday morning. According to Security officials at the scene, the checkpoint 500 metres from the (...)
[Redpepper] 22/03/2017

Somalia: Somali President Makes First State Visit to Kenya
[Shabelle] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed flew to Kenya Thursday, for his first State visit to the neighboring country ahead of a special summit on the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
[AllAfrica] 22/03/2017

Kenya: ICRC raises red flag on hunger crisis in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, others
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The ICRC has appealed for financial assistance to the tune of US$ 400 million to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, South Sudan, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, the global humanitarian body said Wednesday in a news dispatch from Geneva, (...)
[Panapress] 22/03/2017 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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