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Mogadishu terror attack: Who was Shawaqar Ibrahim Abdalla?

On Saturday, a regular working day in Somalia, members of the militant group Al-Shabaab stormed in a government building that hosts two ministries of... More

Somalia’s Galmudug Region postpones elections

DHUSAMAREB, SOMALIA — Galmadug postponed elections that were supposed to be held at the end of this year. The leadership of the region declared... More

Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh arrives in Somalia for State visit

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA — Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh arrived in Somalia on Saturday for an official visit in which he will hold talks with... More

As AMISOM leaves Somalia next year, will Kenyan forces vacate Jubbaland?

On October 16, 2011, two battalions of the Kenyan army, numbering 2,400 troops, crossed the border into southern Somalia. While the ostensible catalyst for the... More

Somali teen constructs a fighter jet

ADADO—A young man from Adado City in central Somalia has constructed a small fighter jet and displayed it in the city on Sunday. The... More

Farmajo is making several foreign trips, just what he hated the most

The president of Somalia is under spot for frequent foreign visits despite previously criticising his predecessor for the same. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo severally criticised... More

AMISOM is Leaving Somalia Without National Army

Somalia can boast of 20,000 men as part of its army and pro-government fighters, a new statistic by AMISOM shows. The statistic is part of... More

Why Somali Women Struggle to Get into Politics and Leadership

Fatuma Ibrahim, 36-year old mother of six, treks nearly a kilometer daily to fetch water for the domestic use. Along millions of women in Somalia,... More

Somalia is not the best country in Africa to be a journalist

On the weekend, some journalists in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, received an invitation to cover an event at the presidency. The journalists were kept waiting for... More

Kenya lists three conditions to resume ties with Somalia

Mogadishu and Nairobi have exchanged diplomatic tiff on Saturday after Kenya had recalled its envoy from Somalia and asked his counterpart to return back... More

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Somali government destroys billboards of a prominent presidential candidate inside the airport

Somali government early this week destroyed bill boards owned by a prominent presidential candidate Dahir Gelle inside Mogadishu’s Aden Adde airport following orders by... More

Central Somalia town of Hobyo gets its first High School to boost education

Hobyo, Somalia (Somali Affairs/Horn Observer) Hundreds of primary leavers in Central Somalia town of Hobyo have reason to smile as the first secondary school... More

First batch of Somali women police unit to train in Turkey

First batch of Somali Women police flew to Turkey for training on Monday, in a bit to strengthen the Somalia’s security sector in women’s... More

AMISOM Kenya contingent supports women in Kismayo

Kismayo, Somalia – Female soldiers of Kenyan Defence Forces, KDF, serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, on Saturday donated foodstuffs and... More