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Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

A woman was shot dead in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Sunday night by gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab assassins, in what appeared to be an apparent assassination. A witness, speaking to Radio Shabelle by phone said the woman was critically wounded in the attack which occurred at Cinema Abdi Wayel area in the […]

AMISOM Concludes Gender Awareness Training For Police

AMISOM Concludes Gender Awareness Training For Police

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has concluded gender awareness training for Somali police officers in four regional states in Somalia, to help broaden their knowledge of human rights. Over 98 police officers and other security personnel were trained in Kismayo, Baidoa, Beletweyne, the administrative capitals of Jubbaland, South West states and Hiiraan region […]

UN Envoy Lauds Somali Women For Championing Inclusivity

UN Envoy Lauds Somali Women For Championing Inclusivity

The United Nations senior envoy in Somalia on Thursday praised the role of Somali women in promoting a more inclusive and equitable Somali society. Michael Keating, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, also congratulated Somali women for achieving significant progress in recent years, especially in the political and economic affairs of the country. “Women […]

Somalia Government Receives Medical Donation From Saudi Arabia

Somalia Government Receives Medical Donation From Saudi Arabia

A plane carrying a medical donation from Saudi Arabia has landed in Mogadishu today. The donation was handed over to the government of Somalia so that it will be delivered to the local medical outlets that serve the public. Also, onboard the plane were some Somali nationals who were flown to Saudi Arabia for treatment […]

UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

Emergency shelter kits, funded by the UK government, have started to arrive at ports in Somalia. These 20,000 kits will provide shelter for 140,000 droughts displaced Somalis. In addition to protecting families living in harsh conditions, they will provide a level of security and protection for some of Somalia’s most vulnerable people. The UK government […]

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

The memory comes back to her with certain smells. The smell of fire. The smell of sweat. Fardowso begins to tremble because she cannot forget what those men have done to her. Fardowso means heaven – it’s not her real name. It is the name she has chosen to stay anonymous. “They took everything away […]

EU Releases Emergency Aid Following Somalia Attack

EU Releases Emergency Aid Following Somalia Attack

The funding will help to provide critical medical and surgical interventions and supplies, human resources, and psycho-social support in the aftermath of the bombing in the Somali capital. “The world has been watching in dismay, shock and sadness as the magnitude of last Saturday’s terror attack in Mogadishu has been unfolding. The loss of innocent […]

Somalia’s ‘Deadliest Attack Ever’ Kills 276, Injures 300

Somalia’s ‘Deadliest Attack Ever’ Kills 276, Injures 300

At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia. The figure was a huge jump from an initial police estimate of 20 dead in the hours […]

Children Flee Al-Shabaab Recruitment In Somalia

Children Flee Al-Shabaab Recruitment In Somalia

More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by al-Shabab militants in central Somalia have arrived in the coastal town of Adale, seeking the government’s protection, officials said. Adale is a key trading town in the Middle Shabelle region, 220 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu. In an interview with VOA Somali, the town’s district commissioner, Muse Mohamed […]

Nigeria, Three Others Get Trump’s $639m Aid

Nigeria, Three Others Get Trump’s $639m Aid

United States President, Mr. Donald Trump at the weekend promised $639 million in aid to feed people facing starvation because of drought and conflict in North-eastern part of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Of the funding, $121 million would go to Nigeria, according to Rob Jenkins, Acting Head, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian […]

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