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NAIROBI, KENYA— The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says food security in Somalia has actually improved of late, following years of drought. But as experts point out, Somalia’s food situation is still far from normal. The disastrous dry spells that have wracked war-torn Somalia for years seem to have loosened their grip on the country, at least for the moment. New...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI said on Thursday it added a former Washington, D.C.-area taxi driver, Liban Haji Mohamed, to its list of “Most Wanted Terrorists” and offered a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to his arrest and conviction. The agency said Mohamed, a Somalia-born naturalized U.S. citizen, was wanted for allegedly providing...

Mogadishu (AFP) – Somalia’s new prime minister proposed a new cabinet after parliament rejected his last list of candidates, prompting international concerns political power struggles were stalling progress. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, appointed last month after a damaging spat between his predecessor and internationally-backed President Hassan...

A leader of Somalia’s Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head announced Tuesday he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al Qaida-linked group. Zakariya Ismail Hersi, who was al-Shabab’s intelligence chief, called for reconciliation while speaking to the media for the first time since his surrender...

ITV: Mogadishu:- For almost 25 years, Somalia has been a byword for the ultimate failed state; a country where there were no national governing institutions which could ordinary Somalis even the most basic sense of daily security. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled, from the rural farmers to the educated middle classes from cities with the latter escaping in droves...

The Observer;- Following their alleged unresolved grievances against the ministry of home affairs, Somali nationals, who have been at loggerheads with government, have since resolved to return to their war-torn country by foot. At least seven Somali asylum seekers have recently been making headlines in local newspapers after they complained of living conditions at Malindza...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, under tight security to launch Turkish-sponsored development projects including an airport terminal. Hundreds of soldiers were deployed across Mogadishu on Sunday. This is Erdogan’s second visit to Somalia and he is accompanied by his wife, daughter and ministers....

Mogadishu; (HAN) Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) has discovered the identified bomber, as a Somali-Swiss citizen,  who carried out car bomb attack  targeted against the heavily fortified SYL hotel in Somali Capital Mogadishu. The Somali National Intelligence (NISA) told Geeska Afrika Online Intelligence Security File,  that Mohamud Osman Jimale,...

WorldBulletin;- Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has hailed what he described as “strong and unwavering commitment” shown by Turkey to developing his embattled country which has been gripped by violence for decades, asserting that he looks forward to meeting with Turkish President  Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday in Mogadishu. “Turkey showed remarkable...

Mogadishu (AFP) – At least five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkey’s president, police said. Sources at the hotel, situated close to the heavily-fortified presidential palace, said there were around 70 members of a Turkish delegation in the hotel at the time,...

Anadou AgencyTurkey is set to build an economic zone in Djibouti as part of the former’s efforts to encourage the Turkish business community to invest in the Horn of Africa nation at a large scale and to boost economic cooperation between the two countries, a Djiboutian minister said. “The Turkish companies will assemble and process goods and thereby easily...

AT least 23 people been killed in Somalia in clan-related violence caused by a land dispute, officials and elders said. The clashes between armed militia from two groups broke out around the villages of Burdhinle and Hada-Ogle, situated in central Somalia’s Hiiran region and close to the border with Ethiopia. “The fighting was heavy and the clan militias used...

Mogadishu (AFP) – Somalia’s Shebab militants, Al-Qaeda’s main affiliate in Africa, on Wednesday urged supporters in Europe to follow the example of Islamist gunmen who carried out attacks in Paris. The Shebab, who called the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris a “heroic operation” against a “lair of evil and centre...

KAMPALA –A.A –  Ugandan authorities on Monday dropped terror charges against two Somali women. “The Director of Public Prosecutions has lost interest in prosecuting the two,” Edward Muhumuza, a state attorney, told reporters. He presented an official letter dated Jan. 15 to Magistrate Pamela Acaye to withdraw the case against the two women, with no...

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s new prime minister was on Saturday given two more weeks to present a new cabinet to parliament after lawmakers rejected his first list, extending a period of drift in government that donors say is hurting recovery efforts. Lawmakers had approved the appointment of Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke in December, the...

BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) – Islamist fighters have killed at least two officers at a police post in a northern Somali town, rebels and police said on Thursday, as the militants, driven out of areas further south, make more frequent attacks in the semi-autonomous north. African Union peacekeepers and the Somali army launched a campaign last year that has forced al...

Three Edmonton cousins have died while fighting overseas for ISIS, says the father of one of the men.  Ahmed Hirsi says his 20-year-old son Mahad was killed last fall along with cousins Hamsa and Hersi Kariye. A third cousin from Minnesota, Hanad Abdullahi Mohallim, was also killed, he said. Other family members deny the men died while fighting for ISIS, but Hirsi insists...

MOGADISHU:— Xinhua:-  More than 100 Somali lawmakers on Tuesday vowed to block the nomination of a new cabinet in Parliament. The members of parliament said in Mogadishu they will not pass a motion to approve the newly unveiled council of ministers, noting that the prime minister included ministers in the former cabinet is against their will. Abdi Ahmed Dhuhulow, one...

Startribune;- Halima Ibrahim’s adult children pleaded with her not to go back to Somalia. Friends attending the Minneapolis memorial for her husband, a civil engineer gunned down in Mogadishu last November, assumed she’d stay in Minnesota. But Ibrahim is flying to Mogadishu this week, with new resolve to pitch in for her war-torn country’s comeback. In the past...

Muqdisho : HN :– In the early hours of this morning, Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmake named a 25-member Cabinet that includes some incumbent Ministers who have either retained their former posts or have been given new portfolios as well as new ones. The long awaited Ministerial appointments ends over a fortnight of speculations and anticipation in which...

Mogadishu (AFP) – East African foreign ministers met in Mogadishu on Saturday to push peace efforts in war-torn Somalia, the first time the regional bloc has met in the country for almost three decades. Dozens of heavily armed soldiers and police patrolled the streets, where Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants regularly carry out bombings and killings. Ministers...

Mogadishu:- The Somali federal government is preparing to host IGAD foreign ministers meeting in Mogadishu next week for the first time following decades of civil war and instability in the war-torn state.   Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is expected to open this historic session for the African ministers according to government’s spokesman Da’ud Aweys....

A Chinese mining company has been ordered out of Somalia for allegedly conducting illegal mining activity and causing “public turmoil,” the Somali government announced on Wednesday. “[Chinese mining company] ARC has been involved in the illegal digging and mining for minerals in the Simodi mountain range in Somalia’s Awdal region,” the government...

Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab has killed by firing squad four men accused of spying for the CIA and other intelligence agencies. The men, who included two government soldiers, were shot in front of a large crowd in the southern town of Bardhere, witnesses said. A court run by al-Shabab had earlier convicted them of spying for the CIA, Ethiopia and the...

Mogadishu (AFP) – Somalia’s Shebab militants have executed four people accused of spying for the United States, Ethiopia and the country’s internationally-backed government, officials and witnesses said. The executions by firing squad took place at a square in the town of Bardhere, a Shebab stronghold in Somalia’s southwestern region of Gedo, late...

Mogadishu, Jan. Jan 5 (IANS) Somalia’s Al Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in Somali, which killed at least 6 people and injured several others. “We are targeting convoy of special forces units Alpha Group, and killed many of them at suicide attack,” Xinhua reported citing Al-Shabaab spokesperson...

Do you remember the Somali-born actor who was also an Oscar award winning contender in last year’s awards? His name is Barkhad Abdi . He has just bagged a role in a new Hollywood thriller titled Eye in the Sky. According to online reports, Barkhad is set to be back on screen in 2015 in a new thriller, after his sterling performance in Captain Philips. The actor will...

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The leader of a unit of the Somali militant group al Shabaab was killed by a U.S. air strike in Somalia, Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency said on Tuesday. “With the help of the Somali national security and intelligence agency and its U.S. counterpart, an al Shabaab leader was killed last night,” the security...