EU Director General for Development visits Somalia, boosts support

During his visit, Manservisi held talks with President Farmaajo and met with federal and regional leaders and confirmed the EU’s commitment to supporting Somalia

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Stones Man to Death for Adultery

Baidoa– Somalia—– The Somali insurgent group Al-shabaab stoned a man to death for adultery, Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency said.

Dr. Hawa Abdi Receives Honorary Degree from Harvard

A prominent Somali human rights activist and physician Dr. Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe received an honorary degree from Harvard University.

Emir and Somalian president’s talks successful, fruitful: Foreign Minister

Qatar’s Foreign Minister, HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, and his Somali counterpart, Yussef Garad Omar Ahmed, address a joint press conference in Doha yesterday.

Somali police get first drones to combat Islamist bombings

A former US intelligence specialist has donated surveillance drones to police in Somalia, aiming to help combat a jump in deadly bombings by al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents.

Constitutional review process kicked off in Somalia

Somalia is undergoing a historic process of change, moving towards peace following decades of violent conflict. The Ministry of Constitutional Affairs (MoCA) along with the Speakers of the National Federal Parliament last Friday introduced to international partners in Nairobi a master plan for the review of Somalia’s Provisional Constitution (2012). Extensive consultations with regional administrations, the National Federal Parliament  and civil society will lead to the drafting of a new Federal Constitution, which will set a framework for the national elections in 2020.

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel

Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel May 23 to use as a base to attack bigger, more valuable ships, said Ali Shire, the mayor of Haabo in the northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland, Reuters reported.

This year’s TED Fellows award a Somali inventor, solar storm scientist and digital activist

An inventor and advocate for tech innovation and research in Africa, a French solar storm scientist and a digital activist are among the 2017 class of TED Fellows.

Coach killed, two players wounded in Somalia gunfire

Somali Football Family is in shock and sadness after a football coach was
killed and two players were wounded in what seems to be accidental gunfire
late on Monday afternoon while they were traveling on a busy road which
witnessed heavy security operations through the day.

Four African nations join International Solar Alliance

Gandhinagar [Gujarat][India], May 23 (ANI): Four African nations Djibouti, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana have joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) whereas another African country Comoros is expected to join on Tuesday.