After Piracy Crisis, Somalia Battles Al Shabab, Unemployment, Hunger And An Ineffective Government
International navies and private security officials have dramatically curtailed piracy attacks at sea off the coast of Somalia in the last few years. But on land, the East African nation still suffers from extreme economic hardship, civil unrest and political turmoil after decades of conflict that have left unemployed youth desperate to earn a basic income.
Somali refugees reluctant to return despite Kenya directive
Kenya's directive last week giving the UN refugee agency three-month to repatriate all Somali refugees in the country's Dadaab refugee camp has caused anxiety with opinion divided over whether they should leave or not.
Kenya's Leaders Debate Whether to Keep Troops in Somalia
For the last two weeks, Kenyan leaders have been debating whether to keep troops in war-torn Somalia to fight al-Shabab or pull them back to the borders to fight insurgent fighters who have carried out deadly attacks in those regions and other towns in the country.
Kenya Faces Growing Dispute Over Call to Deport Somali Refugees Over Al Shabaab Threat
Kenya's government is embroiled in a dispute with the United Nations after it ordered 350,000 refugees from Somalia to be sent back to their homeland within the next three months, claiming that their camp is a sanctuary for the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab. Now, the bishop of Garissa, where militants massacred 148 students earlier this month, has said that he backs the call for the camp's closure.
After siding with Saudi Arabia in diplomatic row with Sweden, Somali govt eases Sweden relations
Somali government's support to Saudi Arabia in a stormy diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Sweden hasn't impressed its citizens who lambasted the government for its support to Saudi government which expelled hundreds of Somalis against Sweden which gives asylum to thousands of Somalis each year.
Give us list of Al Shabaab sympathisers or quit, Kenyan MPs tell Aden Duale
Could Thursday’s press conference mark the beginning of the end for Majority Leader and Garisaa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale, or could it just be a blip on his already controversial political career?
Laying down tracks for their debut album in the recording studio in Los Angeles, Iman Hashi, 25 and her sister Siham, 27 could not be further from their hometown of Mogadishu. The sisters were born in the Somali capital but were forced to flee after war broke out in 1991.