Tag Archives: Somalia

03 April 17

Somalia: What has AMISOM achieved in 10 years?

This month marks ten years since the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) first marched into Somalia, but it’s not the kind of anniversary that inspires celebration. Instead, with the mission set to withdraw by 2020 and Islamist group Al-Shabaab
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02 April 17

Mothers are being forced to choose which child eats as famine spreads across Africa

When there’s not enough food in the family, mothers are forced to choose which of their children eat. This is the reality of Fatuma Abdille, a Somali mother who told her heartbreaking story to the media last week – and she’s
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20 March 17

Somali soldiers protest over unpaid wages

Hundreds of Somali soldiers held a strike in Mogadishu on Sunday, in protest over unpaid wages.

10 March 17

Somalia: US to step up offensive against Al-Shabaab

The US is gearing up to increase its military presence in Somalia, as it looks to stop the spread of Al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups in the country.

01 March 17

Somalia declares drought a ‘national disaster’

Somalia’s president has declared a national disaster in the country as it continues to grapple with a prolonged drought.

23 February 17

Somalia’s new president vows to tackle insecurity, corruption

Somalia’s new president pledged to tackle the country’s problems with insecurity and corruption as he was sworn in on Wednesday.

21 February 17

UN: Somalia has two months to avert drought catastrophe

United Nations aid agencies say they only have two months to avert a catastrophe in drought-stricken Somalia.

24 January 17

Somalia urged to enforce sex abuse law after 16-year-old girl gang raped

Women’s groups are urging authorities in Somalia to enforce sexual offences legislation that was passed last year, following the gang rape of 16-year-old girl in Puntland.

10 November 16

Ethiopia Pulls Troops Out of AMISOM

Ethiopia is pulling more out troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), raising concerns over an Al-Shabaab resurgence.

26 October 16

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Seizes Another Town As Peacekeepers Withdraw

Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab seized control of another town in central Somalia after African Union peacekeepers abandoned the area.


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