A depiction of Samia Yusuf Omar

The Story of a Somali Olympian Refugee Who Died At Sea Is the Subject...

By Abdi Latif Dahir Since 2012, more than 11,300 refugees have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. Among them: Samia Yusuf Omar,...
Fadumo Dayib

SOMALIA: First Female Presidential Candidate Vows to Negotiate with Al Shabaab

By Placide Magambo for Okayafrica Fadumo Dayib is the first woman to run for president of Somalia. And she has some pretty high expectations of...

Turkish Embassy in Somalia to Control Gulen-Run Schools

Apart from 3 schools, a hospital linked to Gulen network will also be operated by embassy By Sultan Cogalan Three schools and a hospital belonging to...
The charred body of Daallo airlines jet bomber

SOMALIA: Daallo Airlines Jet Bomber Was Known As Religious but Not Extremist

By Abdi Guled | AP MOGADISHU, Somalia — He was a teacher at an Islamic school, known in his hometown in northwestern Somalia as a talkative, religious...

Germany Jails Five Men for Fighting With Somalia’s Shabaab

BERLIN - A German court Thursday sentenced to jail five men for having joined the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab Islamist militant group in Somalia. A sixth man...
The corpse of Kenyan Soldier killed by Al Shabab Militants

SOMALIA: “Al Shabaab Killed 180 Kenyan Troops in El-Ade”-President Hassan Sheikh

At least 180 Kenyan troops were killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia's president has said. Kenya's army said the number was untrue,...
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said companies including Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP Plc are in talks with the government about returning to the country for the first time since war erupted in 1991. Photographer: Mujahid Safodien/AFP via Getty Images

Somali President’s Visit to Minneapolis Met with Protests, Support

By Melissa Turtinen Minneapolis. (SM) -Over 100 people participated in a peaceful protest outside of Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud’s speech at the University of...
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said companies including Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP Plc are in talks with the government about returning to the country for the first time since war erupted in 1991. Photographer: Mujahid Safodien/AFP via Getty Images

Somalia to Halt Banned Charcoal Trade at Port Recaptured From Al Shabaab

By Feisal Omar Barawe, (Reuters) -Somalia's president said on Saturday he would halt charcoal exports from Barawe, a port town recaptured from an Islamist group...