UN trains mental health practitioners in Somalia’s South West state

GE DIGITAL CAMERA Baidoa, 27 July 2017 – The UN held a capacity-building workshop for thirty mental health professionals from institutions in Baidoa, the capital of Somalia’s South West state. The training was held between 24 and 26 July 2017 and provided basic preparation for handling psychiatric disorders. Participants included staff from More...

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By Jama On Thursday, July 27th, 2017

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home

BERLIN — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction’s campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum. The Dornier Museum More...

By Jama On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

US-Somalia mission detains suspected al-Shabab associate

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The U.S. military says a mission in Somalia has detained a suspected associate of the al-Shabab extremist group who once lived in the United States. A U.S. Africa Command spokeswoman said More...

By Jama On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Al-Shabaab receives weapons in exchange for aid workers in Somalia

The Al-Qaeda associated armed group, Al-Shabaab, yesterday released seven humanitarian aid workers in Somalia, the Anadolu Agency reported. The aid workers had been taken captive on 16 July near the city of Baidoa, More...

By Jama On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

AU resolves to clear supply routes for easy aid delivery in Somalia

MOGADISHU, July 23 (Xinhua) — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) senior commanders ended their three-day strategy meeting in Mogadishu late Saturday by resolving to continue to ensure clearance More...

By Jama On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Somalia: Roadside blast kills 4 soldiers

At least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a roadside blast targeted a security convoy in southwest Somalia, police said on Sunday. The attack took place near the town of Baidoa, some 250 More...

By Jama On Monday, March 13th, 2017

Car bomb kills at least 13 in Somali capital -police, medics

MOGADISHU, March 13 (Reuters) – A car bomb near a hotel on a busy street in the Somali capital killed at least 13 people on Monday, police and the emergency medical services said, hours after a man was killed More...

By Jama On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

UN chief on emergency visit to Somalia: ‘The world needs to act now’

United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, arrived in Somalia on Tuesday morning as part of efforts to help fight famine and a cholera threat. The UN chief met with President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed More...

By Jama On Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours of drought

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region — the first death toll announced in a severe drought threatening millions More...

By Jama On Friday, March 3rd, 2017

US steps up in Somalia as al-Shabab proves a stubborn foe

MOGADISHU, Somalia — With frequent suicide bombings and assaults on Somalia’s hotels and military targets, the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab has proved more resilient than expected, leading President Donald More...