Somali president president visits front line, promotes soldiers
Somalia's president has made a rare visit to the front line of the country's Lower Shabelle region, spending hours with his troops in a tense town where militants have carried out multiple attacks since last week.
Security Council extends UN mission in Somalia until August
The Security Council today adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) as the Horn of Africa country continues down its road towards political recovery and increased security.
Somalia unveils population estimate data in decades
After decades of war in the horn of Africa nation, Somalia’s government has unveiled a new Population Estimation Survey data, paving the way for an official 2016 census in a country where militants still control large swathes in Somalia.
Air Djibouti selects Cardiff Aviation as strategic partner
The government of Djibouti has selected Welsh-based aircraft services and MRO provider, Cardiff Aviation, to partner its planned new national carrier, Air Djibouti (Djibouti). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed last week between the two parties with chairman Aboubaker Omar Hadi acting on Air Djibouti's behalf and chairman Bruce Dickinson, acting on Cardiff Aviation's behalf.
Doctors, teachers, parents can lead the way forward
I have lived in St. Cloud for almost 15 years. I became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2008. My three children were born in St. Cloud. I relate more to this country than to my native Somalia, which I fled in 1991 for neighboring Kenya.