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UN vehicle hijacked by suspected Somali militants

UN vehicle hijacked by suspected Somali militants

Listen A UN vehicle from northern Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex was hijacked by suspected Somali Al- Shabaab militants and taken to Somalia early Wednesday, a government official said. Fafi District Commissioner Geoffrey Taragon told Xinhua by phone that three militants fired at the driver of the Nissan patrol vehicle at 08:30 a.m. local time, seriously […]

Terror suspect arrested with police college video clips remanded

Terror suspect arrested with police college video clips remanded

Listen A man charged with collecting crucial information intended for use by terrorists in carrying out attacks has been remanded in prison custody awaiting trial. Mr Mohammed Abdi Adan, a graduate in Sharia Law from Dharal Olum University of Mogadishu in Somalia, was allegedly found in possession of an external storage device with video clips […]

115 African migrants arrested while attempting to cross into Yemen

115 African migrants arrested while attempting to cross into Yemen

Listen Coastguard and military units on Saturday arrested 115 migrants and refugees traveling in two boats. The detained are from Somalia and Ethiopia. Shuja Mahdi, the operations director of the Coastguard, said the first boat was encountered near Mayyun island with 75 on board, 15 of them Somalis and four of them women. Patrols of […]

Sierra Leone to host fragile states summit

Sierra Leone to host fragile states summit

Listen Nineteen countries making up the world`s fragile and conflict ridden nations are to meet in Sierra Leone this June. The conflict affected countries, officially called G7+ Group, was conceived in the early 2000s and basically champions the voices of fragile states in international debates. Member countries share experiences and forge a common front towards […]

Children die in diarrhoea outbreak in Galgadud

Children die in diarrhoea outbreak in Galgadud

Listen At least three children have died in a diarrhoeal disease outbreak in Galgadud region, where dozens of others have been hospitalized in the past week. The children died in Elshil village, where dozens of people fleeing the conflict in Elbur district have been living since last month. Elsewhere in Galgadud region, at least 19 […]

UN envoy condemns murder of second lawmaker in less than 48 hours

UN envoy condemns murder of second lawmaker in less than 48 hours

Listen Following the murder earlier on Tuesday of Somali parliamentarian Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal – the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu – the top United Nations official in the country strongly condemned the incident and pledged the world body’s resolve in standing by the Somali people as they worked […]

Stowaway teen says he was trying to see mother in Somalia, official says

Stowaway teen says he was trying to see mother in Somalia, official says

Listen A 15-year-old boy who survived a flight from California to Hawaii by hitching a ride in the plane’s wheel well said he was trying to get to Somalia to see his mother, a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday. He remains in a hospital in Hawaii, Kayla Rosenfeld, a spokeswoman for the state’s […]

UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

Listen The top United Nations envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that the U.N. and other foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked. U.N. Special Representative Nicholas Kay said attacks that cause “significant losses” would likely force international officials to leave or, at least, pare down their […]

PM reveals that terrorist attacks will not derail government from the progress made in securing Somalia

PM reveals that terrorist attacks will not derail government from the progress made in securing Somalia

Listen Somali Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, sends his deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Member of Parliament Abdiaziiz Isaak Mursal, Secretary of Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee. “The horrific and deplorable killings of two members of parliament have shocked the nation”, Somali Prime Minister has suddenly. Sending his condolences Prime […]

Burundian President visits Mogadishu, meets with his Somali counterpart.

Burundian President visits Mogadishu, meets with his Somali counterpart.

Listen President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Tuesday welcomed the Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, to Somalia and said, “Burundi’s participation in the AMISOM mission has made a massive contribution to the improving security situation in Somalia.” During his time in Somalia, President Nkurunziza will also meet with the AMISOM Force Commander, Burundian Lt. General Silas Ntigurirwa, […]

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