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.
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.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki hosted a meeting with Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday.
At least six people have been killed in a major explosion in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, according to police.
At least six people were killed in Somalia on Sunday in two separate car bomb attacks.
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.
At least nine people were killed during a car bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday.
The US military says an air strike against Somali extremist group al-Shabaab killed 12 militants on Thursday.
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.
Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has replaced the country’s chairman of the Supreme Court, as part of a judiciary overhaul.