Somalia detains journalist, director after TV debate
Somalia’s security forces have arrested a journalist and the director of a privately owned Somali television after hosting a debate which discussed about a meddling by neighbouring countries in Somalia’s internal affairs.
Underage asylum-seekers study Finnish, want to stay in Finland
The Joutseno folk high school has begun training young asylum-seekers. The youth at the school are aged 16-17. They have come to Finland in September from Somalia, Iraq and Arghanistan – all of them came to the country unsupervised.
Hailing Somalia’s ratification, UN renews call for universalization of child rights treaty
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials in hailing Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in renewing the call for the last remaining country that has yet to join the treaty to do so.
Somalia hopes to redirect more military in anti-militant fight
Somalia must bolster its police presence in towns retaken from the al Shabaab militant group in order to free its overstretched military to focus on offensive action, the prime minister said in an interview on Friday.
Ambassador Maman Sidikou met Somali youth in Minnesota
Ambassador Maman Sidikou has asked Somali youth to share innovative ideas that will help rebuild their country. Ambassador Sidikou,The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia was addressing a delegation of youth leaders and students in Minneapolis, U.S.A, at a meeting he had with them on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
After militants blockade, first civilian plane lands in Buloburte town
The first civilian airliner carrying dozens of passengers has landed in the Somali town of Buloburte on Thursday two days after African Union officials declared that allied troops have taken out militants’ blockade on the town by pushing their fighters from areas around the town, ending months of besiege that denied the settlement of humanitarian aid and access.
UK: Second chance for Somali teenager who robbed schoolboy in Gloucester to pay for football trial
A Somali teenager who came to the UK as a boy refugee after the slaughter of his father, grandfather and other relatives in Africa turned into a desperate street robber when his footballing ambitions were thwarted by the loss of £40 in the post, a court heard today.
Soma Oil and Gas Holdings Ltd., the U.K.-based explorer under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, asked the British government to help block a United Nations proposal that a moratorium be place
Soma Oil and Gas Holdings Ltd., the U.K.-based explorer under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, asked the British government to help block a United Nations proposal that a moratorium be placed on oil deals in Somalia.