Saturday, October 23, 2021
press release Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the grave threat to media freedom and media pluralism posed by a bill that the Somali cabinet approved on 11 July and, if adopted by parliament, would replace the 2007 media law. Its provisions include giving the courts the power...
New York - The United Nations Security Council is condemning the flow of weapons and ammunition to and through Somalia and Eritrea in violation of arms embargoes against both countries. A resolution adopted unanimously by the council on Wednesday reaffirmed the arms embargoes on Somalia and Eritrea but gave a...
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...
Juha is an old Arab comic literary figure around whom countless anecdotes were written. He appears variously as preacher and beggar, thief and honest man, judge and social critic, Jester and charlatan… In this scene, Juha had a house. A man asked if he could buy the house, and...
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...
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...
A Kenyan court on Wednesday charged a Swiss man with being a member of Somalia's Al-Qaeda allied Shebab, the latest in a string of foreign nationals accused of links to the Islamist insurgents. Magd Najjar, who was initially reported to be Swedish when he was arrested last month, was charged...
Mogadishu — The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the country and safeguards women's rights, particularly in politics and education. The proposed legislation is part of a wide-ranging government programme that aims to promote women's rights and support...
MOGADISHU (AFP) – At least one person was killed Saturday when a car bomb exploded in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the latest in a string of attacks, a local official said. The car, a government vehicle, exploded near the Sanca intersection in the north of the capital. "One person was killed...