Somalia

Country Somalia
Capital Mogadishu
Continent Africa
Currency Somali Shilling(SOS)
Languages Somali & Arabic

Mogadishu

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Introduction

Britain withdrew from British Somaliland in 1960 to allow its protectorate to join with Italian Somaliland and form the new nation of Somalia. In 1969, a coup headed by Mohamed SIAD Barre ushered in an authoritarian socialist rule that managed to impose a degree of stability in the country for more than two decades. After the regime's collapse early in 1991, Somalia descended into turmoil, factional fighting, and anarchy. In May 1991, northern clans declared an independent Republic of Somaliland that now includes the administrative regions of Awdal, Woqooyi Galbeed, Togdheer, Sanaag, and Sool. Although not recognized by any government, this entity has maintained a stable existence and continues efforts to establish a constitutional democracy, including holding municipal, parliamentary, and presidential elections. The regions of Bari, Nugaal, and northern Mudug comprise a neighboring semi-autonomous state of Puntland, which has been self-governing since 1998 but does not aim at independence; it has also made strides toward reconstructing a legitimate, representative government but has suffered some civil strife. Puntland disputes its border with Somaliland as it also claims portions of eastern Sool and Sanaag. Beginning in 1993, a two-year UN humanitarian effort (primarily in the south) was able to alleviate famine conditions, but when the UN withdrew in 1995, having suffered significant casualties, order still had not been restored. A two-year peace process, led by the Government of Kenya under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), concluded in October 2004 with the election of Abdullahi YUSUF Ahmed as President of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia and the formation of an interim government, known as the Somalia Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs). The TFIs included a 275-member parliamentary body, known as the Transitional Federal Assembly (TFA). President YUSUF resigned late in 2008 while United Nations-sponsored talks between the TFG and the opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS) were underway in Djibouti. In January 2009, following the creation of a TFG-ARS unity government, Ethiopian military forces, which had entered Somalia in December 2006 to support the TFG in the face of advances by the opposition Islamic Courts Union (ICU), withdrew from the country. The TFA was increased to 550 seats with the addition of 200 ARS and 75 civil society members of parliament. The expanded parliament elected Sheikh SHARIF Sheikh Ahmed, the former CIC and ARS chairman as president on 31 January 2009, in Djibouti. Subsequently, President SHARIF appointed Omar Abdirashid ali SHARMARKE, son of a former president of Somalia, as prime minister on 13 February 2009. The TFIs are based on the Transitional Federal Charter (TFC), which outlines a five-year mandate leading to the establishment of a new Somali constitution and a transition to a representative government following national elections. However, in January 2009 the TFA amended the TFC to extend TFG's mandate until 2011. While its institutions remain weak, the TFG continues to reach out to Somali stakeholders and to work with international donors to help build the governance capacity of the TFIs and to work toward national elections in 2011.

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US troops, nonprofit trainers and a 'Lightning Brigade' battle for Somalia - Military TimesUS troops, nonprofit trainers and a 'Lightning Brigade' battle for Somalia  Military Times

U.S. government forces and a contractor with an unorthodox investment strategy have fanned out over Somalia to fight al-Shabaab by building a force of local ...



Kenya blocks entry of Somali lawmakers amid diplomatic spat - Africanews in EnglishKenya blocks entry of Somali lawmakers amid diplomatic spat  Africanews in English

Somali news outlets reported late Monday that Kenya had denied a number of lawmakers access into the country, the latest round of a diplomatic standoff ...



Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia (S/2019/393) - Somalia - ReliefWebReport of the Secretary-General on Somalia (S/2019/393) - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English UN Document on Somalia about Contributions, Coordination, Children, IDPs, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 15 May 2019 by UN SC.



What Went Wrong with the Somali National Army? - War on the RocksWhat Went Wrong with the Somali National Army?  War on the Rocks

For over a decade, a dozen states and multilateral organizations have invested considerable time, effort, equipment, and hundreds of millions of dollars to build ...



EU – Horn of Africa: Mogherini visits Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia - Africanews in EnglishEU – Horn of Africa: Mogherini visits Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia  Africanews in English

The European Union, EU, High Representative for Foreign Policy / Vice President, Federica Mogherini, on Monday (May 20) started her three-day visit to the ...



Somalia drought: UN warns of humanitarian crisis - Aljazeera.comSomalia drought: UN warns of humanitarian crisis  Aljazeera.com

Lack of so-called 'long rains' causes crop failures across the region.



Virginia Uber driver was Somali war criminal - jury - BBC NewsVirginia Uber driver was Somali war criminal - jury  BBC News

A US jury has found that a former Uber driver living in Virginia committed acts of torture during Somalia's civil war in the late 1980s. Somali citizen Farhan Tani ...



Somalia: Shelter Cluster Factsheet, April 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia: Shelter Cluster Factsheet, April 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Somalia about Protection and Human Rights, Shelter and Non-Food Items, IDPs, Refugees, Drought and Flash Flood; ...



Somalia's Al Shabaab changes tactics, uses home-made explosives - Africanews in EnglishSomalia's Al Shabaab changes tactics, uses home-made explosives  Africanews in English

Al Shabaab, which wants to rule Somalia in line with a strict interpretation of sharia law, has carried out at least 19 attacks with vehicle-borne bombs that have ...



Somalia: Refugee returnees to Somalia at 30 April 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia: Refugee returnees to Somalia at 30 April 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Somalia and 10 other countries about Protection and Human Rights and Refugees; published on 09 May 2019 by UNHCR.



Somalia-Turkey ties will triumph despite the murder of a Turkish citizen - TRT WorldSomalia-Turkey ties will triumph despite the murder of a Turkish citizen  TRT World

Turkey's economic, humanitarian and nation-building efforts in Somalia have forged a bond that cannot be derailed by terror attacks.



Diplomatic standoff: Somali officials blocked at JKIA - The StandardDiplomatic standoff: Somali officials blocked at JKIA  The Standard

(Standard) Three Somali officials with diplomatic passports were denied entry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi, on Monday in an ...



Somalia making progress but 'must tackle extremism' - ArabnewsSomalia making progress but 'must tackle extremism'  Arabnews

NEW YORK: Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must still tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability ...



Somalia passes petroleum law, paving way for exploration - ReutersSomalia passes petroleum law, paving way for exploration  Reuters

MOGADISHU, May 20 (Reuters) - Somalia passed a petroleum sector law on Monday, paving the way for exploration in its waters that could potentially transform ...



Somalia to block social media during national high school exams - QuartzSomalia to block social media during national high school exams  Quartz

African nations have increasingly taken to blocking social media access during protests and contentious elections. Now, Somalia is doing the same—to stop ...



Twin bomb blasts rattle Somalia's capital Mogadishu - Garowe OnlineTwin bomb blasts rattle Somalia's capital Mogadishu  Garowe Online

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab group has carried out a pair of car bombings in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Sunday evening, ...



Somalia: Shelter Activities - Progress against Targets (April 2019) - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia: Shelter Activities - Progress against Targets (April 2019) - Somalia  ReliefWeb

A *service* provided by UN OCHA. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters ...



Somalia: $710 million needed to scale up drought response and avert a major crisis - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia: $710 million needed to scale up drought response and avert a major crisis - Somalia  ReliefWeb

Mogadishu, 20 May 2019 — As Somalia faces another severe drought, aid agencies today launched a Drought Response Plan and called for urgent and ...



How to End the Civil War in Somalia: Negotiate with al-Shabaab - War on the RocksHow to End the Civil War in Somalia: Negotiate with al-Shabaab  War on the Rocks

When I worked in Somalia from 2016 to 2018 supporting provision of military assistance to forces combating al-Shabaab, most discussions with international.



US air attack kills 13 ISIL fighters in Somalia - Aljazeera.comUS air attack kills 13 ISIL fighters in Somalia  Aljazeera.com

The US military has stepped up its campaign of air raids in Somalia since President Donald Trump took office.



The Kenya–Somalia Maritime Dispute and Its Potential National Security Costs - LawfareThe Kenya–Somalia Maritime Dispute and Its Potential National Security Costs  Lawfare

While the dispute will likely not result in military conflict, escalating tensions between Kenya and Somalia may have substantial national security implications.



Plagued by separatism and terrorism, Somalia struggles to take advantage of its oil reserves - The New ArabPlagued by separatism and terrorism, Somalia struggles to take advantage of its oil reserves  The New Arab

The petroleum industry's arrival on the Horn of Africa begs the important question of whether fossil fuels can bring Somalis across the political spectrum together ...



Somalia Needs $710 Million in Humanitarian Aid, UN Says - BloombergSomalia Needs $710 Million in Humanitarian Aid, UN Says  Bloomberg

The United Nations made an appeal for $710 million to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, as 4.5 million people face acute food and water shortages.



On-the-record update on the drought situation in Somalia - Norwegian Refugee CouncilOn-the-record update on the drought situation in Somalia  Norwegian Refugee Council

Below average rains since last October have resulted in the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia leaving an estimated 2.2 million people, ...



18 people killed as al-Shabaab attacks army base in Somalia - IOL18 people killed as al-Shabaab attacks army base in Somalia  IOL

Eighteen people were killed when Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab attacked an army base in southern Somalia, a local official said.



U.S. Kills Militant Linked to Deadly Attack on American Troops in Somalia - The Wall Street JournalU.S. Kills Militant Linked to Deadly Attack on American Troops in Somalia  The Wall Street Journal

An April 19 U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed the al-Shabaab militant believed responsible for an American soldier's death last year in an attack on an isolated ...



Somali villager travels to US to confront army chief he says tried to kill him - The GuardianSomali villager travels to US to confront army chief he says tried to kill him  The Guardian

Farhan Warfaa to give emotional testimony in Virginia courtroom in case that shines light on brutal 21-year reign of Siad Barre.



Somalia motorycle hailing app Go! launched in Mogadishu - QuartzSomalia motorycle hailing app Go! launched in Mogadishu  Quartz

You can now hail a motorcycle *service* in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The Go! app launched in the Indian Ocean city today (May 1) promising affordable and ...



Kenyan Somali refugees claim they are denied citizenship rights - Al Jazeera EnglishKenyan Somali refugees claim they are denied citizenship rights  Al Jazeera English

Poor Kenyan Somalis registered as Dadaab refugees to access benefits, but say they are now being refused nationality.



Somalia: Somaliland leader softens tone on talks with Mogadishu - Garowe OnlineSomalia: Somaliland leader softens tone on talks with Mogadishu  Garowe Online

HARGEISA, Somaliland – The president of the breakaway Somaliland, Muse Bihi has dramatically softened his tone in the talks with the Federal Government of ...



Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 12 May 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebOutbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 12 May 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

16 May 2019 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 48 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 19 (6 to 12 May) ...



Please Ask Ilhan Omar About Terror in Somalia - Wall Street JournalPlease Ask Ilhan Omar About Terror in Somalia  Wall Street Journal

Karl Rove criticizes Rep. Ilhan Omar for her dismissive comments about the devastation caused by the 9/11 attacks (“Ilhan Omar Blames America First,” op-ed, ...



Reports: Somalia arrests UAE spy network – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorReports: Somalia arrests UAE spy network – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Somali authorities are reported to have arrested a spy network working for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Only Twitter users report the news, quoting a local ...



Somalia War Crimes Trial Starts Monday, as Another Survivor Seeks Justice - Just SecuritySomalia War Crimes Trial Starts Monday, as Another Survivor Seeks Justice  Just Security

Third in trio of cases represents effort to ensure elusive justice and that foreign perpetrators don't find haven in the United States.



US says new air strike on IS target in Somalia kills 3 - BusinessLineUS says new air strike on IS target in Somalia kills 3  BusinessLine

US forces in Africa have launched an air strike against the Islamic State group in Somalia, just weeks after another strike killed the jihadist group's second in ...



Somalia's info minister resigns over 'differences' with federal govt - africanewsSomalia's info minister resigns over 'differences' with federal govt  africanews

Somalia's Information Minister on May 1 resigned his position in government citing differences with the federal government under President Mohamed Abdullahi ...



Somalia Seasonal Monitor: May 14, 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia Seasonal Monitor: May 14, 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Agriculture and Drought; published on 14 May 2019 by FEWS NET and USGS.



Somalia, Turkey agree to further strength of relations - Garowe OnlineSomalia, Turkey agree to further strength of relations  Garowe Online

MOGADISHU, Somalia - On Monday, May 20, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation received H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad at his office in ...



British Embassy in Somalia launches Somali journalism prize award - GOV.UKBritish Embassy in Somalia launches Somali journalism prize award  GOV.UK

The British Embassy is seeking short videos and photographs from media students and early career journalists based in Somalia including Somaliland which ...



New UNICEF Representative in Somalia presents credentials - Somalia - ReliefWebNew UNICEF Representative in Somalia presents credentials - Somalia  ReliefWeb

Newly-appointed UNICEF Representative in Somalia, Mr. Werner Schultink, today presented his credentials in Mogadishu to the State Minister of Foreign Affairs ...



Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 29 April 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 29 April 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Map on Somalia about Drought; published on 29 Apr 2019 by FAO.



UN warns of humanitarian crisis in drought-stricken Somalia - Africanews in EnglishUN warns of humanitarian crisis in drought-stricken Somalia  Africanews in English

Drought has left nearly two million Somalis in desperate need of food, a humanitarian agency warned Monday, as poor rainfall pushes communities to the brink ...



Somalia: Parliament Passes Petroleum Law, Paving Way for Exploration - AllAfrica.comSomalia: Parliament Passes Petroleum Law, Paving Way for Exploration  AllAfrica.com

Somalia passed a petroleum sector law on Monday, paving the way for exploration in its waters that could potentially transform the troubled country's economy if ...



Online course inspires former envoy to counter environmental degradation in Somalia - UN EnvironmentOnline course inspires former envoy to counter environmental degradation in Somalia  UN Environment

An interview with Abshir H Abshir is Executive Director, Centre for the Rule of Law and Development. Based in Garowe, the capital of Somalia's ...



In Kenya, soldiers traumatized by the U.S.-backed war in Somalia often face discipline instead of treatment - The Washington PostIn Kenya, soldiers traumatized by the U.S.-backed war in Somalia often face discipline instead of treatment  The Washington Post

MAKUENI COUNTY, Kenya — In the U.S.-backed war against the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia, Americans wage their battles mostly from the air, with ...



Somali youth and leadership: revisiting the forgotten promise - TRT WorldSomali youth and leadership: revisiting the forgotten promise  TRT World

More than 70 years after the birth of the Somali Youth League a new generation of young people is ready to drive change in the country.



In first for Somalia, DNA used to convict rapists - EWNIn first for Somalia, DNA used to convict rapists  EWN

The Bureau of Forensic Science said in a statement that Somalia had "joined, for the first time, the rest of the world in utilising science to solve a heinous criminal ...



Spreading the net: Somali Islamists now target Kenyan recruits - ReutersSpreading the net: Somali Islamists now target Kenyan recruits  Reuters

A youth recruited while watching football. A Catholic school graduate. Girls desperate for cash and jobs.



Somalia in need of 710 million dollars for drought relief efforts - Political Analysis South AfricaSomalia in need of 710 million dollars for drought relief efforts  Political Analysis South Africa

Aid agencies are appealing for $710 million to provide critical, life-saving assistance to 4.5 million Somalis in danger of starvation, due to drought, between now ...



Opportunities for peace in Kismayo, Somalia: Insights from local peacebuilders on the causes of violent conflict and the prospects for peace - Somalia - ReliefWebOpportunities for peace in Kismayo, Somalia: Insights from local peacebuilders on the causes of violent conflict and the prospects for peace - Somalia  ReliefWeb

20 May 2019: 'Opportunities for Peace in Kismayo, Somalia, is the latest in our series of 'Local Voices for Peace' reports, the aim of which is to raise the profile of ...



Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia - The Maritime ExecutivePirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia  The Maritime Executive

On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boar...



Over Two Million Face Famine in Drought-Hit Somalia: UN - The Weather ChannelOver Two Million Face Famine in Drought-Hit Somalia: UN  The Weather Channel

A devastating drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people - almost 18 percent of the population - facing severe hunger in July-September.



Somaliland Celebrates Independence Despite Lack of International Recognition - VOA NewsSomaliland Celebrates Independence Despite Lack of International Recognition  VOA News

The breakaway state of Somaliland is preparing to celebrate 28 years since it declared independence from Somalia. No country recognizes Somaliland as a ...



A 'confident' force: tracking Trump's shadow war in Somalia - WJLAA 'confident' force: tracking Trump's shadow war in Somalia  WJLA

WASHINGTON (SBG) - While President Trump has largely rejected calls for deeper U. S. military involvement in hot spots like Syria and Venezuela, the ...



An alleged war criminal is on trial. He might have been your Uber or Lyft driver. - Washington PostAn alleged war criminal is on trial. He might have been your Uber or Lyft driver.  Washington Post

A Virginia man is in federal court this week facing accusations that he tortured and tried to kill a perceived Somali dissident in the 1980s. Outside of court, he has ...



Somalia WASH Cluster Dashboard (as of 30 April 2019) - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia WASH Cluster Dashboard (as of 30 April 2019) - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Somalia about Education, Health, Children, IDPs, Drought and more; published on 30 Apr 2019 by UNICEF and WASH Cluster.



Somalia Weekly Polio Update: Weeks 18, 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia Weekly Polio Update: Weeks 18, 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Health, Children, IDPs and Epidemic; published on 16 May 2019 by UNICEF and WHO.



Somalia's economic growth pace could rise to 3% in 2019 - IMF - Reuters AfricaSomalia's economic growth pace could rise to 3% in 2019 - IMF  Reuters Africa

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia's economy continues to recover, with growth expected to strengthen to 3% in 2019 from 2.8% last year, while inflation could ease ...



UN draws fire after electing Somalia, Congo to women’s rights boards: 'Asking the fox to guard the chickens' - Fox NewsUN draws fire after electing Somalia, Congo to women’s rights boards: 'Asking the fox to guard the chickens'  Fox News

The United Nations has elected several countries with poor women's rights records to boards charged with promoting those rights -- leading one critic to ...



Three killed as suicide bomber detonates car bomb in Somalia - BreakingNews.ieThree killed as suicide bomber detonates car bomb in Somalia  BreakingNews.ie

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least three people, police said.



Somalia: Parliament passes contentious bill on resources sharing - Garowe OnlineSomalia: Parliament passes contentious bill on resources sharing  Garowe Online

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The lawmakers of Somalia's Federal parliament approved a controversial bill on Saturday, May 18 that defines the natural resources ...



UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report: April 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebUNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report: April 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Contributions, Coordination, Children, IDPs, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 30 Apr 2019 by UNICEF.



Turkey and the new scramble for Africa: Ottoman designs or unfounded fears? - Brookings InstitutionTurkey and the new scramble for Africa: Ottoman designs or unfounded fears?  Brookings Institution

Turkey has emerged as an important, but confusing, actor in the greater Middle East and beyond. Its policies have oscillated as its role has expanded, and it now ...



Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 5 May 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebOutbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 5 May 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

05 May 2019 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 47 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 18 (28 April to 5 ...



Somalia: FM and UK Ambassador Underscore the Depth of Bilateral Relations - AllAfrica.comSomalia: FM and UK Ambassador Underscore the Depth of Bilateral Relations  AllAfrica.com

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad, received today in Mogadishu the Ambassador of the United Kingdom ...



Opinion | After fleeing war torn Somalia, MP Ahmed Hussen hit his stride at Hamilton's Sir John A. high - TheSpec.comOpinion | After fleeing war torn Somalia, MP Ahmed Hussen hit his stride at Hamilton's Sir John A. high  TheSpec.com

Federal immigration and refugee minister Ahmed Hussen landed in Canada from Somalia 26 years ago and found his feet at Sir John A. Macdonald high school ...



Somalia concerned by Kenya's decision to divert Mogadishu - The East AfricanSomalia concerned by Kenya's decision to divert Mogadishu  The East African

Planes will now have to land in Wajir for security checks.



Mohamed Noor's story began in Somalia, an ocean away - Star TribuneMohamed Noor's story began in Somalia, an ocean away  Star Tribune

Fearing the outbreak of civil war in his native Somalia, Mohamed Noor's father decided the time had come for his family to flee. So it was that sometime after his ...



Somalia Livestock Price Bulletin, April 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia Livestock Price Bulletin, April 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Agriculture and Drought; published on 30 Apr 2019 by FEWS NET.



Search underway for relief workers kidnapped in Somalia - Garowe OnlineSearch underway for relief workers kidnapped in Somalia  Garowe Online

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali security forces are searching for two local aid workers who were kidnapped by gunmen believed to be Al-Shabab members in ...



Somalia Market Update: March 2019 Update (Issued April 23, 2019) - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia Market Update: March 2019 Update (Issued April 23, 2019) - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and Drought; published on 23 Apr 2019 by FSNAU.



Severity of needs in IDP-hosting districts - Detailed Site Assessment - Somalia, September 2018 - January 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSeverity of needs in IDP-hosting districts - Detailed Site Assessment - Somalia, September 2018 - January 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

Background. While an estimated 2.5 million people live in displacement sites in Somalia, existing information on exact locations and site level vulnerabilities is ...



Somalia: Failed Gu' rains push Somalia into severe drought (as of 9 May 2019) - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia: Failed Gu' rains push Somalia into severe drought (as of 9 May 2019) - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Somalia about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs, Drought and more; published on 09 May 2019 by OCHA.



Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 28 April 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebOutbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 28 April 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Somalia about Health, Children and Epidemic; published on 07 May 2019 by WHO.



WFP Somalia Country Brief, March 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebWFP Somalia Country Brief, March 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs, Drought and more; published on 31 Mar 2019 by WFP.



Food aid by Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) in Somalia - Anadolu AgencyFood aid by Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) in Somalia  Anadolu Agency

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - MAY 17: People receive food aid containing rice, sugar, flour and oil distributed by Turkiye at Kasaba and Qasali refugee camps in ...



Somalia: “I deserve the opportunity to learn” – Farhiya's story - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia: “I deserve the opportunity to learn” – Farhiya's story - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Other on Somalia about Education, Water Sanitation Hygiene, Children and IDPs; published on 23 Apr 2019 by OCHA.



Attacked on all sides: Somali civilians bombed by US airstrikes and targeted by al-Shabab - PRIAttacked on all sides: Somali civilians bombed by US airstrikes and targeted by al-Shabab  PRI

Three farmers were sleeping under a tree when they were fatally hit by US airstrikes near the rural town of Darusalam, Somalia, in November 2017, according to ...



Somalia: Climate Update - March 2019 Monthly Rainfall and Vegetation Cover (Issued April 23, 2019) - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia: Climate Update - March 2019 Monthly Rainfall and Vegetation Cover (Issued April 23, 2019) - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Agriculture and Drought; published on 23 Apr 2019 by FSNAU.



Kenya needs to keenly watch Somalia's latest moves - The Star, KenyaKenya needs to keenly watch Somalia's latest moves  The Star, Kenya

As the world watches keenly, pundits are left wondering what Kenya thinks.



Somalia Seasonal Monitor: April 23, 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia Seasonal Monitor: April 23, 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

Onset of the 2019 Gu season delayed across most of Somalia. The onset of Gu rainfall, which normally begins in April across parts of Somalia, was delayed.



Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 21 April 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebOutbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 21 April 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

21 April 2019 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 41 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 16 (15 to 21 ...



Somalia: Two Million Now Face Starvation - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSomalia: Two Million Now Face Starvation  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

A raging drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people -- nearly 18 per cent of the country's population -- in severe hunger during the July-September ...



Somalia expects more Chinese investment and exchanges - CGTNSomalia expects more Chinese investment and exchanges  CGTN

Somalia officially joined China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in August 2018. But how do they evaluate the collaboration and what are their expectations for the ...



NGOs warn of looming hunger in Somalia - SomalilandPressNGOs warn of looming hunger in Somalia  SomalilandPress

Mogadishu, May 19h, 2019 At least 1.7 million people in Somalia face acute food shortages due to delayed and insufficient seasonal rainfall, humanitarian aid ...



European Union supports families severely hit by drought in Somalia - Somalia - ReliefWebEuropean Union supports families severely hit by drought in Somalia - Somalia  ReliefWeb

Following sustained drought in Somalia, the European Union has provided €125 000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people suffering from ...



Lawsuit says man from Somalia's been detained over 2 years - Minneapolis Star TribuneLawsuit says man from Somalia's been detained over 2 years  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A federal lawsuit says an asylum seeker from Somalia has been detained for 2 ½ years without a bond hearing and should be released.



Al-Shabaab releases video of attacks in Somalia - Mareeg MediaAl-Shabaab releases video of attacks in Somalia  Mareeg Media

MOGADISHU – Somali armed group al Shabaab has released a new video of an attack on a military base in Sanguni, some 50km north of Kismayo.



Transitioning to National Forces in Somalia: More Than an Exit for AMISOM - Somalia - ReliefWebTransitioning to National Forces in Somalia: More Than an Exit for AMISOM - Somalia  ReliefWeb

by Fiona Blyth. When the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) deployed in 2007, the AU and the UN Security Council expected that the United Nations ...



Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin, 1 - 30 April 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia Humanitarian Bulletin, 1 - 30 April 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Contributions, Coordination, Children, IDPs, Drought and more; published on 30 Apr 2019 by OCHA.



In 2017, Omar Suggested American GIs Who Fought in Somalia Were Terrorists - The New AmericanIn 2017, Omar Suggested American GIs Who Fought in Somalia Were Terrorists  The New American

Representative Ilhan Omar, the Somali-born Muslim who represents Minnesota's Fifth District, is in hot water again for extremist remarks, but these weren't about ...



Somalia Weekly Polio Update: Weeks 15-17, 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia Weekly Polio Update: Weeks 15-17, 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Health, Children, IDPs and Epidemic; published on 28 Apr 2019 by UNICEF and WHO.



Somalia Seasonal Monitor: May 6, 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia Seasonal Monitor: May 6, 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Somalia about Agriculture and Drought; published on 06 May 2019 by FEWS NET and USGS.



Op Atalanta halts first piracy attempt in seven months off Somalia - defenceWebOp Atalanta halts first piracy attempt in seven months off Somalia  defenceWeb

The capture of a Yemeni dhow off the Somalian coast was all that initially went right for a suspected pirate gang. Four days later they and the captured vessel ...



Vaccines are saving millions of lives of children in Somalia: urgent need to scale up routine immunization programme - Somalia - ReliefWebVaccines are saving millions of lives of children in Somalia: urgent need to scale up routine immunization programme - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Somalia about Health, Children and Epidemic; published on 07 May 2019 by WHO.



AMISOM donates non-food aid to residents of Sabiid in Somalia - Somalia - ReliefWebAMISOM donates non-food aid to residents of Sabiid in Somalia - Somalia  ReliefWeb

Mogadishu, 28 April 2019 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has donated non-food items to help alleviate the suffering of residents of Sabiid ...



Somali Asylum-Seeker Detained for Over 2 Years Released - U.S. News & World ReportSomali Asylum-Seeker Detained for Over 2 Years Released  U.S. News & World Report

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers representing an asylum seeker from Somalia who's been detained for over 2 ½ years without a bond hearing say he's been ...



Students march in Somalia to protest over exam cancellation - Garowe OnlineStudents march in Somalia to protest over exam cancellation  Garowe Online

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Thousands of students marched through downtown Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Tuesday to protest against the cancellation of ...



Somalia – Early warning signs of severe drought and a major humanitarian crisis (DG ECHO, OCHA, FAO, WFP, IGAD) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 April 2019) - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia – Early warning signs of severe drought and a major humanitarian crisis (DG ECHO, OCHA, FAO, WFP, IGAD) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 April 2019) - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Somalia about Food and Nutrition and Drought; published on 27 Apr 2019 by ECHO.



Set of milestones to meet Somalia's obligations under environmental conventions agreed at a high-level meeting in Mogadishu - Somalia - ReliefWebSet of milestones to meet Somalia's obligations under environmental conventions agreed at a high-level meeting in Mogadishu - Somalia  ReliefWeb

30 April 2019, Mogadishu. A set of milestones to meet three Rio Conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification were agreed at a high-level ...