Puntland rejects international pressure over Somali election model
The semiautonomous northern Somalia region of Puntland has resisted an international pressure to accept the outcome of the recent Mogadishu consultative forum which agreed on a framework for holding presidential elections this year.
KENYA may play the second fiddle to Ethiopia in attracting global manufacturing companies eyeing Africa to escape from rising costs in East Asia, an international risk analysis and management firm said yesterday.
Suspected Suicide Bomber Traded Seats Before Somali Plane Blast, Airline CEO Says
The man authorities believe may have smuggled a bomb onto a Daallo Airlines jet in Somalialast week apparently traded seats with another passenger before the blast, airline CEO Mohammed Ibrahim Yassin told ABC News.
US Military Seeks to Prepare Africa for Shifting Terror Threat
African forces began a U.S.-led counter-terrorism training program Monday in Senegal, amid what a U.S. commander said were rising signs of collaboration between Islamist militant groups across north Africa and the Sahel.
Millions in drought-hit Somalia are at risk, says UN
According to a new UN report over 4.7 million people in drought-hit Somalia need humanitarian assistance.
The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSNAU, a project managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) suggest that around 40 percent of the population are, what they term, “food insecure”.
The Islamic State Is Running Out of Time in Somalia
The Islamic State wants to spread its influence wherever it can, and propaganda efforts aimed at the Somali insurgent group — and longtime Al Qaeda affiliate — Al Shabab have resulted in both high and low-level defections.
Djibouti’s Guelleh receives Somali-British athlete Mo Farah in Djibouti
Djibouti’s president Ismail Omar Guelleh has welcomed the British Somali-born athlete Mo Farah who won the 10,000m and 5,000m double at world championships into his presidential palace in Djibouti Monday