Somalia sacks communications minister, appoints successor
Somalia’s prime minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke fired his post and telecommunications minister, and appointed his successor in an apparent prolusion for a new alliance-building ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections which is due take place in the country this year.
Author to speak on book about Lewiston's Somali Bantus
Colby College anthropology professor, Catherine Besteman will be talking about her latest book, "Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Lewiston Public Library, Tuesday.
'Don't buy death' - Somalis urged to stay and rebuild their country
It's part of a journalist's job to keep track of awful events. But stories about rickety boats crammed with migrants capsizing in the Mediterranean occur with horrible frequency. For one Somali journalist reading the news that hundreds of people drowned in one such disaster on Monday, it was one story too many.
At least 25 Al-Shabaab militants killed in central Somalia
At least 25 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in heavy fighting between the Islamist group and Somalia National Army (SNA) backed by Africa Union peacekeeping forces known as AMISOM on Wednesday night in the outskirt Elbuur town of central Somalia, a local official said Thursday.