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1.4 million Children at imminent risk of death – UNICEF
Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday. In a statement Tuesday which was signed by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake (...)
[The Nation] 21/02/2017

 
Switzerland: UNHCR says drought displacement growing in Somalia
Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Drought has displaced more than 135,000 people inside Somalia since November, according to data compiled by UN refugee agency (UNHCR), the Norwegian Refugee Council and community-based organizations. (...)
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

 
US: UN Security Council condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu
New York, US (PANA) - Strongly condemning the latest deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council on Monday reiterated that its determination to support peace, security and development in the long-troubled country would not be swayed by this, or (...)
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

 
Somalia: IMF to Help Print First Banknotes in 25 Years
[Shabelle] The International Monetary Fund is backing Somalia's plans to replace tattered currency notes that were printed before the Horn of Africa nation plunged into civil war almost three decades ago.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Somalia: Mogadishu Bombing Toll Rises
[VOA] Somali officials say at least 30 people were killed and dozens others wounded when a massive car bomb exploded in a busy market in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Somalia: Somali-American Refugee Running for Boston City Council
[VOA] A Somali-American refugee activist and community leader who is running for Boston City Council says she has received huge support from the public since she announced her candidacy two weeks ago.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Opposes Election of New President
[VOA] A senior al-Shabab official has said his Islamic rebel group opposes the election of Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia's president.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Somalia: US Ambassador's Gift Leads to Confusion on Social Media
[VOA] Controversy is surrounding Friday's meeting between U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz, who was appointed by former president Barack Obama, and new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Somalia: UN special representative in Somalia condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Michael Keating, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, has strongly condemned Sunday's terrorist attack at a marketplace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more. (...)
[Panapress] 20/02/2017

Death toll rises to 39 in Mogadishu bombing
The suicide car bomber struck a busy market in the Madina neighbourhood on Sunday.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Somalia: At Least 20 Killed in Mogadishu Market Blast
[Al Jazeera] At least 20 people have died after a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Africa: Somalia a Great Example to Rest of Africa
[Nation] As Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known as "Farmajo", prepares to be sworn into office on Wednesday, his ascent to power evokes positive events in Africa in the last two years.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Somalia: Car Bomb Kills At Least 10 in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] At least 10 people were killed, and dozens wounded in a huge car bomb blast at a busy market in Somali Capital, Mogadishu on Sunday noon, police and witnesses said.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Somalia: President Pledges to Work With AU's AMISOM to Defeat Al-Shabaab
[Shabelle] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo today pledged to work closely with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in fighting the terrorist group Al-Shabaab which poses the biggest threat to peace and security in the (...)
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

At least 14 killed in Mogadishu car bombing
First big attack in the Somali capital since the election of new President Farmajo
[East Africa News Post] 19/02/2017

Somalia: Govt Officials Killed in Mogadishu Drive-By Shooting
[Shabelle] Mohamed Omar Hagafey, who served as a spokesman for former Himan and Heeb administration was killed in a drive-by-shooting in Mogadishu on Saturday morning.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Somalia: New President Farmajo Meets With U.S Ambassador in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The new President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has met for the first time since his election on Feb. 8, the US ambassador to Somalia Stephan Schwartz in Mogadishu.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Somalia: Blast Kills At Least 2, Injures Three in Central Somalia
[Shabelle] At least two people died, and three others were wounded after a land mine blast has in a village near Baledweyne, the regional capital of Hiiraan province in central Somalia on Friday.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

UN: UN agencies urge scale-up humanitarian support for Somalia
New York, US (PANA) - Following the worsening of an already devastating drought in Somalia, UN agencies have stressed that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe. (...)
[Panapress] 17/02/2017

Shabaab claims attack as new Somali leader takes office
Several explosions were heard near the presidential palace during the handover ceremony.
[East Africa News Post] 16/02/2017

Somalia: Govt Plans to File Legal Complaint Against UAE Over Somaliland Base
[Shabelle] Somalia's internationally-backed government is reportedly planning to file a legal case against the rulers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for setting up a military base in the unrecognized breakaway republic of (...)
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Somalia: The Time is Now to Prevent a New Famine
[Chatham House] The country is at risk of another deadly famine, six years after the last killed 250,000 people.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Somalia: Is Democracy Emerging in Somalia?
[Chatham House] The presidential vote was widely celebrated, but there remains much room for improvement.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Somalia to suspend flights on Farmajo inauguration day
President-elect Farmajo will take over the Villa Somalia on Wednesday.
[East Africa News Post] 16/02/2017

Mativo stood up for all of us, not just Somali refugees
To give real weight to his declarations, the judge concluded by ordering both directives quashed.
[East Africa News Post] 15/02/2017

Somalia: The Country Destined for a Brighter Future After Poll
[Shabelle] Somalia is destined for a brighter future following the successful conclusion of the 2016 electoral process, the Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Madeira has (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Somalia: Somali Official Says Somaliland Deal with UAE Corrupt, Illegal
[VOA] Officials in Somalia and breakaway Somaliland took bribes in exchange for authorizing a United Arab Emirates military base in the port city of Berbera, according to Somalia's auditor general.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

East Africa: With So Much Goodwill, New Somali Leader Should Be Better
[Citizen] The joy was palpable on the streets of Mogadishu as one of the most unlikely candidates, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo (pictured), was declared the winner of the presidential election in Somalia last week.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Several killed in an attack in south eastern Ethiopia
ESAT News (February 14, 2017) ESAT’s intelligence sources say at least 20 members of the Somali special forces unit were killed in Gursum and Bombase in south eastern Ethiopia. The attack was reportedly carried out in retaliation by armed residents in the Oromo region of southern Ethiopia where (...)
[ESAT] 14/02/2017

Several killed in an attack in south eastern Ethiopia
ESAT News (February 14, 2017) ESAT’s intelligence sources say at least 20 members of the Somali special forces unit were killed in Gursum and Bombase in south eastern Ethiopia. The attack was reportedly carried out in retaliation by armed residents in the Oromo region of southern Ethiopia where (...)
[Ethiomedia] 14/02/2017

Somali Diaspora launch petition to expel corrupt Ethiopian fixer
ESAT News (February 14, 2017) The Somali Diaspora began a petition campaign demanding the newly minted President to declare an Ethiopian political fixer in Somalia persona non grata. An investigative report by a Somali website accused a high ranking Ethiopian officer in Somalia of arm sales to (...)
[ESAT] 14/02/2017

Somali Diaspora launch petition to expel corrupt Ethiopian fixer
ESAT News (February 14, 2017) The Somali Diaspora began a petition campaign demanding the newly minted President to declare an Ethiopian political fixer in Somalia persona non grata. An investigative report by a Somali website accused a high ranking Ethiopian officer in Somalia of arm sales to (...)
[Ethiomedia] 14/02/2017

EDITORIAL: East African polls and the discontents thereof
Somalia election has proved that polls in East Africa can be based on issues and not ethnicity or other extraneous factors.
[East Africa News Post] 14/02/2017

Will new reformer Somali president overcome the huge challenges?
Newly elected Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has set two precedents.
[East Africa News Post] 14/02/2017

Somalia: Elections Herald Unexpected Fresh Start
[ISS] Somalia's indirect elections concluded on a positive note last Wednesday, after Parliamentarians (who are appointed by clan members and regional leaders) voted for a president.
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Somalia: New President Wants His Country Off Immigration Ban
[VOA] Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, more commonly known as "Farmajo," told VOA of his plans in a phone interview late Thursday, a day after his unexpected victory in the Somali presidential election.
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Somalia: Blue Skies Over Somalia
[Al Jazeera] The stage seemed set for a ceremonial rubber-stamping of the status quo. Some of the new parliamentarians, many of who came through a corrupt process supported by domestic and foreign elements, started to arrive late and, at times, act unprofessionally on the (...)
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Police finds explosives in Sudan apartment after blast
Neighbours said many young Egyptians, Somalis and Syrians live in the apartment building that was raided earlier on Sunday.
[East Africa News Post] 13/02/2017

Africa: Trump's Ban Attempt Will Hurt Africa But...
[The Conversation Africa] An Executive Order issued by US President Donald Trump's administration on January 27th suspended all refugee admission for 120 days from seven Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The political backlash has been severe and US courts (...)
[AllAfrica] 12/02/2017

Somalia: Govt to Resume Printing Currency Soon
[Shabelle] Somalia intends to resume printing banknotes this year for the first time since the government collapsed in 1991.
[AllAfrica] 12/02/2017

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Attacks Army Bases in Somalia, 2 Killed
[Shabelle] A fierce gunfight between Somali Government troops and Al-Shabaab fighters broke out a a significant village in Somalia's southern Lower Shabelle region.
[AllAfrica] 12/02/2017

Somalia: Shilling Gains Value as New Dollar Flows Into Market
[Dalsan Radio] The Somali Shilling has gained value against the dollar in what financial experts say is a steady flow of new dollar into the Somali market in the last one week.
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

Somalia: Al Shabaab Releases 173 Prisoners From Its Own Jails
[Shabelle] Al Shabaab has announced it released 173 prisoners from secret jails in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia over the past 48 hours.
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

Somalia: Gunmen Kill Four Guards in Attack in Puntland
[Al Jazeera] Gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital of Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday, killing four guards.
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

Ethiopia: Govt's Unreserved Efforts in Somalia Bearing Fruits
[Ethiopian Herald] "Africa provides the majority of United Nations peacekeepers around the world... [countries in Africa] are also among the world's largest and most generous hosts of refugees amid border closures in most developed countries of the (...)
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

UN: UN Security Council urges sustained democratic governance in Somalia
New York, US (PANA) - Welcoming political and security progress in Somalia since 2012, including the recently concluded elections in the country, the UN Security Council has stressed the need to maintain the momentum towards democratic governance in the African nation. (...)
[Panapress] 10/02/2017

The cheat sheet: Somalia famine, Trump orders, and chemical weapons in Syria
Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on the humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:
[IRIN] 10/02/2017

Ethiopia: Somaliland, Ethiopia focus on infrastructure development
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said his government will work with Somaliland administration, a neighbouring autonomous region of Somalia, on infrastructure development for mutual benefit. (...)
[Panapress] 10/02/2017

Somalia: Four Questions the New President Must Confront
[African Arguments] Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away.
[AllAfrica] 10/02/2017

Somalia: Why President Farmaajo Holds Hope for Somalia
[African Arguments] Why is there so much excitement around the former prime minister's surprise appointment as Somalia's new president?
[AllAfrica] 10/02/2017



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