03 05 2015
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Mohamed Hersi found guilty of trying to join Somali terrorist group Al-Shabab

Mohamed Hersi found guilty of trying to join Somali terrorist group Al-Shabab

Jurors have found a Toronto man guilty of attempting to join Al-Shabab, the Somali terrorist group responsible for last year’s massacre at a Nairobi shopping mall. Mohamed Hersi, a 28-year-old former security guard at the downtown building [...]
Kenya firebrand cleric’s death sparks protest

Kenya firebrand cleric’s death sparks protest

Kenyan police and Muslim youths have clashed in Mombasa following Friday prayers, witnesses said, days after a firebrand Muslim cleric was gunned down in the port city.   Security was tight and tensions high around the Musa mosque, seen [...]
German parliament gives go-ahead for military instructors for Somalia

German parliament gives go-ahead for military instructors for Somalia

Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, have been training Somali soldiers since 2010, but up until now the training has taken place not in Somalia, but in Uganda (picture). In this latest move, parliament has given its consent to a [...]
AU and Somali Forces seize Al Shabab’s biggest stronghold in central Somalia

AU and Somali Forces seize Al Shabab’s biggest stronghold in central Somalia

The Somali National Army and the Ethiopian contingent of African Union Peacekeepers have on Wednesday reclaimed the strategic City of Elbur in the central Galgadud region which is about 376 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu.   The [...]
UN Envoy to Somalia reiterates calls for credible electoral process in Puntland (Press release)

UN Envoy to Somalia reiterates calls for credible electoral process in Puntland (Press release)

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has once again called for a timely and credible political process that should lead to a new Puntland parliament this year and regional presidential elections [...]
Somalia: PM Hailemariam congratulates new Somalia PM

Somalia: PM Hailemariam congratulates new Somalia PM

Somali Federal Members of Parliament approved Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed as the country’s Prime Minister, following a vote in the Parliament on Saturday.The speaker of the parliament announced that 239 of the lawmakers voted in favor [...]
South Sudan: IGAD is a joke, Somalis playing peace makers but home is on fire

South Sudan: IGAD is a joke, Somalis playing peace makers but home is on fire

The Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) recently sent a delegation led by Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs and current Chairman of the organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom to South Sudan. The delegation included Somalia’s [...]
Somalia’s al-Shabaab says British, Turkish forces attacked its base

Somalia’s al-Shabaab says British, Turkish forces attacked its base

Somalia’s Islamist militia al-Shabaab said on Saturday that a dawn raid at its strongholds in the small town of Barawe in the south of the country was carried out by British and Turkish special forces. The commander of the British force, [...]
Minnesota Somalis condemn Kenya mall attack

Minnesota Somalis condemn Kenya mall attack

Minnesota imams and Somali community leaders gathered Monday to condemn the deadly terrorist attack on a Kenyan shopping mall as a heinous act that has no place in Islam. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area has the largest Somali community in the [...]
Doctors Worldwide helping people of Somalia

Doctors Worldwide helping people of Somalia

Helping to improve people’s welfare all around the world, Doctors Worldwide will continue with their activities to improve the conditions of health institutions. Refusing to give up on its activities in Somalia, Doctors Worldwide, in addition [...]