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Dozens reported dead after clashes between Somali soldiers and Al-Shabaab militants

Dozens of soldiers and insurgents were killed in two days of fighting between Somali government forces and Al-Shabaab militants northwest of the capital Mogadishu, a witness told Reuters on Friday.Somalia’s…

Mahdi Mohammed Hashi: US government removes Somali man convicted of aiding al-Shabaab

Mahdi Mohammed Hashi is among 39 Somali nationals who have been removed by US authorities, according to the US government, some of the Somali nationals have criminal histories and are…

Mohamed Hussein Roble: Somalis congratulate new Prime Minister

Section of Somalis in Somalia and around the world have turned to social media to congratulate new Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble after his appointment on Friday, September 18. The…

Hassan Ali Khaire: Somalis around the world react after former PM announces he will contest presidency

The announcement by former Somalia prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire that he will be challenging incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has elicited reactions among Somalis around the world. Khaire made…

Mogadishu: Armed men storm a beachside hotel in Somali capital, several feared dead

Several are feared dead after armed men stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, August 16. According to reports, more than 30 have been wounded after suspected Al-Shabaab…

Sa’id of Mogadishu: Meet Africa’s first ambassador to China

Sa’id of Mogadishu is the man history well documents as Africa’s firstambassador to one of the Asian economic powerhouses China. In modern times, Africa is majorly identified and branded as…

Muwado: Photos of cute 8-year-old Somali comedian who is making people laugh online

8-year-old Muwado is a sensation in Somalia with her rib-cracking comedy sketches, the young comedian has amassed a large following on social media where her videos are shared. Muwado Abshir’s…

Hawa Abdi: Somali rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee is dead

Iconic Somali human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Hawa Abdi has passed away. Hawa was 73-years-old. According to Somali National Television (SNTV), Hawa died after a short…

AMISOM forces in Somalia gets new commander

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has a new force commander; Lieutenant General Diomede Ndegeya from Burundi, who arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday to be the overall head of…

Bluebird Aviation plane crash-lands in Somalia after donkey crossed the runway

A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 plane operated by Kenyan company Bluebird Aviation flying from Djibouti to Beledweyne has crash-landed. According to reports from Somalia, three crew members were rescued with…

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