Somalia begins child rights bill drafting process

Somalia and the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) on Thursday launched the drafting process of its Child Rights Bill as part of its efforts to strengthen the rights of children in the Horn of Africa nation. The Child Rights Bill, once approved, will be the foundation for the promotion and protection of all child rights in the More...

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By Shamso Nuur On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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US military steps up Somalia drone strikes

The US military has quietly upped the tempo of its operations in Somalia, conducting a growing number of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab militants and other jihadists. Since More...

By Shamso Nuur On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Assailants murder prominent elder outside a mosque in Mogadishu

Suspected Al Shabaab assailants have gunned down a prominent Somali elder in the capital, Mogadishu on Thursday, the latest in string of killings in the seaside city over the past few More...

By Shamso Nuur On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Somali PM vows to flush out Al Shabaab from while country

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has vowed to root out Al Shabaab from its remaining positions in the south and central Somalia in a major anticipated military offensive. PM Khaire, More...

By Shamso Nuur On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Greek police block migrants’ march to border with Macedonia

Police blocked some 200 migrants and asylum-seekers Wednesday from leaving a city in northern Greece for the Macedonian border in hopes of traveling on to other European Union countries. Dozens More...

By Shamso Nuur On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Suspected pirate vessels in Gulf of Aden dispersed by Chinese navy

A destroyer from the 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce successfully dispersed a number of suspected pirate vessels aiming for two container ships, reports China Central Television. At More...

By Shamso Nuur On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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UN urges KDF to stop Somalia charcoal export

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By Shamso Nuur On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Somali Minister quits, 2nd in less than two months

Somalia’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Dr. Maryan Qasim Ahmed suddenly resigned on Wednesday, citing personal circumstances. The minister announced her More...

By Shamso Nuur On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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East African bloc calls for sustaining peace in warring Somalia regions

Africa’s regional bloc IGAD on Tuesday called on the international community to sustain and build peace between Somalia’s rival regional states of Puntland and Galmudug. A statement More...

By Shamso Nuur On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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U.S. conducts further airstrikes against Al-Shabaab in Somalia

The U. S. military confirmed that it conducted the two airstrikes against the Islamist State (IS) and Al-Shabaab militants early Sunday in Somalia, killing “several terrorists.” The More...