News - Somalis

Somalis Protest After Deadly Blast

1 month ago /
International News 

Somalis are reacting to Saturday’s devastating bomb attack by marching to demonstrate their anger at the presence of al-shabab. The militants have been blamed for the attack, but no group has yet said it was behind the massive bomb attack that took place in a busy area of the Somali capital,...

Al-Shabaab Leader Surrenders

8 months ago /
Security 

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday confirmed that the leader of the militant group al-Shabaab has surrendered to government forces in Baidoa town in southern Somalia. The AU mission confirmed that Hussein Mukhtar surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday following a government amnesty offer for...

Cameroon Expels 517 Nigerians, Including Asylum Seekers

9 months ago /
International News 

Cameroon has expelled 517 Nigerians, including 313 asylum seekers, who fled the insurgency by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has said, AFP news agency reports.  UNHCR said it was "very concerned" about the expulsions and it urged Cameroon  to offer asylum and respect international conventions...

Kenyans 'Oppose' Troop Presence In Somalia

1 year ago /
International News 

The overwhelming majority of Kenyans - 70% - want Kenyan troops out of Somalia, where they are battling militant Islamist group al-Shabab, a survey released by East African firm Twaweza has found.  Kenyans believe the al-Qaeda-linked group remains a major threat and just over half of those surveyed - 53% -...

Aid Agencies Seek $105M To Help Drought Somali

1 year ago /
International News 

Humanitarian Agencies working in Somalia on Thursday, launched a humanitarian appeal, seeking 105 million dollars to save lives of over one million Somalis in drought-affected areas. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, told newsmen in Nairobi that the appeal would enable aid agencies to increase critical, life-saving assistance and...

Somalia Gets First ATM Machine; And It Dispenses US Dollars Only

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Somalia's capital Mogadishu now has its first-ever ATM bank machine -- and it dispenses U.S. dollars. The machine was installed in late September in the upscale Jazeera Palace Hotel, which is located 300 meters from Aden Adde International Airport in the south-west of the city Justus Mulinge Kisaulu, the hotel's general manager, said that he...

Al Shabab Leader Ahmed Abdi Godane Killed in U.S. Strike - Somali PM

3 years ago /
International News 

Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of the Islamic militant organization behind the siege on a mall in Kenya last year, was killed in a U.S. military strike earlier this week, the prime minister of Somalia said Friday on Facebook. A source also confirmed the death to NBC News.    

Kenyan army rescue two aid workers from Al-Shabab

3 years ago /

Two aid workers have been rescued by the Kenyan army after being kidnapped by Somali militant group Al-Shabab in 2011.