Tag Archives: Somalia

28 September 18

EU approves €100 million budget to support Somalia for the first time

The European Union (EU) has approved a €100 million ($116m) budget to support Somalia’s government – the first time the EU has dedicated funds to the Horn of Africa nation.

27 September 18

Somalia secures first World Bank grant in 30 years

The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants for Somalia to fund public finance reforms – the organisation’s first disbursement to the conflict-ridden country in 30 years.

06 September 18

Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea leaders meet in Asmara

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki hosted a meeting with Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday.

04 September 18

Somalia: At least 6 killed in Mogadishu blast, causing school to collapse

At least six people have been killed in a major explosion in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, according to police.

07 August 18

Somalia: 6 people killed in two car bomb attacks

At least six people were killed in Somalia on Sunday in two separate car bomb attacks.

27 July 18

Somalia announces its first prosecution for female genital mutilation

Somalia’s attorney general has announced the country’s first prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM), following the death of a 10-year-old girl last week.

07 July 18

Somalia: 9 killed in al-Shabaab car bomb attack

At least nine people were killed during a car bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday.

04 June 18

Somalia: US says air strike kills 12 militants, al-Shabaab seizes central town

The US military says an air strike against Somali extremist group al-Shabaab killed 12 militants on Thursday.

29 May 18

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again, according to the latest annual State of Piracy report by the non-profit One Earth Future’s Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) program.

29 May 18

Somalia: President replaces Supreme Court chief in judiciary overhaul

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has replaced the country’s chairman of the Supreme Court, as part of a judiciary overhaul.


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