Latest News Update on somalia

Gunmen abduct German Red Cross nurse in Somalia
Mogadishu, May 3 : A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been kidnapped by armed men in the Somali capital, the aid organization said on Thursday.

UN envoy tells Somali refugees in Kenya 'things are gradually getting ...
NEW YORK: "In my opinion - as the mother of a family that is about to return just told me - things are gradually getting better in Somalia," the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, said Thursday at the end of his visit to the refugee complex.

UN envoy tells Somali refugees in Kenya 'things are gradually getting ...
NEW YORK: "In my opinion - as the mother of a family that is about to return just told me - things are gradually getting better in Somalia," the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, said Thursday at the end of his visit to the refugee complex.

22 Al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia
Kampala, April 2 : The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) said its forces killed 22 Al Shabaab militants in Somalia on Sunday.

Somali: 4 killed in suicide attack at Mogadishu
Mogadishu [Somali], Mar 26 : At least four people including a suicide bomber were killed and five others injured in a suicide car bomb attack near the Somalian parliament at Mogadishu late on Sunday.

5 killed in Mogadishu bomb explosion
Mogadishu, March 25 : At least five people were killed and several injured when a car laden with bombs exploded in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Sunday.

Huge livestock losses harm food security, livelihoods in Somalia: UN
Rome, March 21 : Massive numbers of livestock deaths in Somalia due to drought have severely damaged herders' livelihoods and threaten to exacerbate food scarcity, which remains acute in the central and northern pastoral areas, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

International Development Secretary calls on the global community to ...
LONDON: Penny Mordaunt tells donors that despite success at averting a famine last year, drought is still a serious threat in Somalia.

Blast kills three in Somalia
Mogadishu, [Somalia], Mar 2 : At least three people have been killed and three others injured in a suicide attack in outskirts of the Somali's capital Mogadishu.

'We are not out of the woods yet' on drought relief efforts, warns ...
NEW YORK: "We took stock, together with [Puntland's] leadership, of the drought response as it has been so far, looking back to what has been a good year in terms of close cooperation and a very successful drought relief effort," the UN's Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, said ...

Somalia twin blasts: Death toll rises to 45
Mogadishu [Somalia], Feb 25 : The death toll from the two suicide car bomb blasts that ripped through the Somali capital on Friday has risen to 45 people, according to a senior government official.

Death toll in Somalia twin blasts rises to 38
Mogadishu [Somalia], Feb 25 : The death toll from two suicide car bomb blasts that ripped through the Somali capital on Friday, has risen to at least 38 people, according to government sources.

18 killed in Somalia twin suicide car blasts
Mogadishu [Somalia], Feb 24 : At least 18 people were killed and 20 others were injured in twin suicide car bomb blasts, followed by continuous gunfire here on Friday.

Japan Coast Guard delegation visits Coast Guard Region (West) ...
Mumbai , Jan. 16 : A delegation from Japan Coast Guard, headed by Superintendent (3rd Grade) Katsuhiko Sugiyama, Commanding Officer, Somalia Dispatch Investigation Team visited Headquarters, Coast Guard Region (West) at Mumbai on 16 Jan 18. The delegation is part of crew onboard Japanese Self ...

Somalia: UN voices deep concern at reported destruction of housing ...
NEW YORK: A senior United Nations official in Somalia expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of settlements for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as humanitarian infrastructure in Mogadishu.

Somalia: UN voices deep concern at reported destruction of housing ...
NEW YORK: A senior United Nations official in Somalia expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of settlements for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as humanitarian infrastructure in Mogadishu.

US military kills 17 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia
Mogadishu, Jan 2 : The US military has intensified airstrikes in Somalia in the past week, killing at least 17 Al-Shabaab terrorists behind the increased deadly attacks in countries including Kenya.

Sustained cooperation vital to address Somalia's challenges, says UN ...
NEW YORK: In a year which saw millions of Somali civilians displaced by armed conflict and thousands more killed and wounded in violence, the United Nations envoy to the country has called for sustained cooperation to tackle a number of pressing challenges.

27 years on, Somalia regains control of airspace management
Mogadishu, Dec 28 : The Somali government on Thursday announced that it has officially regained control and management of its airspace after 27 years being run by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regional office in Nairobi.

Not enough being done to shield civilians from violence in Somalia - ...
NEW YORK: The armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, according to a United Nations report launched today in the country's ...

US military kills eight terrorists in Somalia
Mogadishu, Dec 19 : The US military confirmed on Monday its special forces have killed eight Al-Shabaab terroriosts in drone strikes carried out on Friday evening in Somalia.

Senior Al-Shabaab terrorists killed in Somalia drone strike
Mogadishu, Dec 17 : Several senior Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the coastal city of Kismayo in southern Somalia.

Now a Bollywood film on pirate attack off Somalia
Mumbai, Dec 16 : Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur has signed on director Vinil Mathew and screenwriter Sudip Sharma for a dramatic thriller inspired by true events surrounding a pirate attack of the Somalian coast.

Somalia Partnership Forum stresses job creation and poverty reduction ...
NEW YORK: A gathering of senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations and the international community concluded in Mogadishu with a call for greater investment in the country's economic development to create more job opportunities, rehabilitate essential infrastructure, and ...

13 police officers killed in Somalia's capital
Mogadishu [Somalia], Dec 14 : At least 13 police officers on Thursday lost their lives after a suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Somalia, UN sign four-year development strategy
Nairobi, Dec 6 : The Somali government and the United Nations on Tuesday signed the UN Strategic Framework for Somalia (UNSF), mapping out the world body's support to the country's development priorities in the next four years.

Security Council maintains partial lifting of arms embargo on Somalia ...
NEW YORK: The Security Council on Tuesday renewed until 15 November 2018 the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia, authorization for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and the humanitarian exemption.

US airstrike kills over 100 militants in Somalia
Washington [United States], November 22 : The United States military has confirmed that over 100 Islamist militants were killed in an airstrike launched against the al-Shabaab group in Somalia.

UN Security Council urges 'comprehensive response' to piracy off ...
NEW YORK: Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council today called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes.

AfDB to help Somalia restore critical infrastructure and build ...
ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the Bank's Somalia Country Brief 2017-2020, under which the Bank will help restore the country's critical infrastructure and build capable institutions.