Thursday, April 9, 2020
The brother of Abdirahim Hassan, who was murdered on Wednesday in Somalia, told Swedish press that the young politician had died for his "belief in a peaceful world" in the shooting that also wounded his Swedish colleague. Somalia shooting a possible kidnap attempt (22 Aug 2013) Swedish politicians shot in Somalia...
The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out 19 of 20 contempt citations against the Rochester woman who refused to stand before the judge and jury in the opening days of her terrorism trial last fall. Amina Farah Ali's stand against standing up in court is not over yet. The...
Mogadishu — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today urged Somaliland authorities to reconsider its decision to ban privately-owned television network, while stressing the importance of ensuring media freedom in Somaliland following the reshuffle of the cabinet. Authorities in Somaliland officially banned on Monday, 22 July, the operations of...
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police discovered a large quantity of explosives packed in boxes on a bus in the capital Nairobi that was headed to a town in the coastal region, a senior officer said on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear who was behind the consignment - of 403...
Illicit trade in charcoal facilitated by Kenyan troops in Kismayu, Somalia is producing significant revenues for the al-Shabaab, a team of United Nations monitors say in a report published on Wednesday. Along with its local allies and in collaboration with al-Shabaab militants, the KDF has been exporting charcoal from the...
A U.N. report paints a dark picture of corruption in Somalia's government, which could turn off countries that bankroll the country's budget. NAIROBI, Kenya—A United Nations report published Wednesday paints a dark picture of rampant corruption within Somalia's fledgling government, a portrait that could turn off donor countries that bankroll...
UN sanctions experts have complained to the UN Security Council that Facebook refuses to answer questions about ship hijackings suspected to be organized on social media sites. In a new report released Friday, the experts -- who monitor a UN arms embargo against Somalia as well as sanctions against accused...
Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu said "May Allah rest his soul" after the death of a Turkish security official by a suicide attack against Turkish Embassy in Somali capital in Mogadishu on Saturday. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu wished a speedy recovery after suicide attack in Somalia and said "May Allah...
On 18 July Lithuanian military service-members will be formally deployed to the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation ATALANTA, counter-piracy and armed robbery at sea efforts off the coast of Somalia, at a ceremony held in the garden of Vytautas the Great War Museum, Ministry of...
MADRID — Two Spanish aid workers for Doctors Without Borders who were kidnapped in Kenya by Somali militants and held hostage for nearly two years arrived home Friday, the group said. Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut were met by relatives after their arrival at an air base in Madrid, it...