May 2015

  • Kenya to host regional conference on extremism

    by - May 31, 2015
      Kenya will host a regional conference on countering violent extremism in June, officials said on Friday. Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Karanja Kibicho told a media briefing in Nairobi that for the last four weeks,...
  • Somaliland’s Moment of Infamy

    by - May 30, 2015
    It was unbelievably shocking and painful to see Somaliland politicians and administrators outbidding each other in expressing their enmity and hatred for Somalism and the Somali people. While Somaliland politicians were falling over each other to be...
  • US on collision course with China in the Red Sea

    by - May 30, 2015
    By: Abukar Arman Two major developments in Somalia and Djibouti have attracted international media attention recently. John Kerry became the first US Secretary of State to visit Mogadishu, whilst Chinahas negotiated the construction of a military...
  • The best pizza in Mogadishu

    by - May 30, 2015
      The first time I went to Mogadishu, there were soldiers on the roof of the airport terminal and a crashed cargo plane on the apron with a rocket-sized hole in its fuselage. I wore body armour...
  • Suicide bomb hits southern Somalia

    by - May 30, 2015
      A Somali suicide bomber blew himself up at the southern border town with Kenya in an incident that left unknown number of casualties, authorities said on Friday. Abdirahman Zeylici, a senior member with the moderate...
  • President Muhammadu Buhari’s Inaugural Speech

    by - May 30, 2015
      I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians...
  • Somalia May Pay 90% Oil Revenue to Explorer Under Draft Deal

    by - May 29, 2015
      Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd., chaired by former U.K. Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, has proposed a deal with the Somali government that may grant it as much as 90% of the country’s prospective...
  • Doctors Without Borders Pulls Staff From Dadaab Refugee Camp, Citing Al Shabab Concerns

    by - May 29, 2015
      An uptick in violence near the Somalia-Kenya border has forced Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to evacuate staff from Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. On Thursday, the organization said it had relocated 42 of its...
  • Oman blocks suspect fishing vessels

    by - May 29, 2015
     Oman has been praised by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) for closing its ports to vessels suspected of engaging in Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Somalia. During 2014, four vessels flagged to Korea were...
  • How The World’s Largest Refugee Camp Remade A Generation Of Somalis

    by - May 29, 2015
      The world’s largest refugee camp is also a giant social experiment. Take hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing a war. Shelter them for 24 years in a camp in Kenya run by the United Nations....