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Bill Clinton ‘Surprised’ at Black Hawk Down Raid

Newly released documents from the Bill Clinton library provide a fascinating look at how the administration dealt with Somalia before, during and after the disastrous battle of Mogadishu, also known as Black Hawk Down, which resulted in the deaths of 18 U.S. troops and outraged the nation. In notes from a meeting in May of [...]

ADDIS ABABA: Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying dozens of people in western Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, killing nine and wounding six others, state-run media said on Wednesday.  There was no claim of responsibility and no group was blamed for the attack, but Ethiopia says it has thwarted several plots in recent years by Ethiopian [...]

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The federal government of Somalia has said it is unlawful to start internet fiber optic connections without the passing the incomplete communication bill in the parliament. Ismail Dahir Osman the communications advisor of the president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has told Dalsan Radio that it is uncalled for to continue with fiber optic internet connectivity in [...]

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Many children with autism spectrum disorder aren’t receiving important support services during their preschool years, according to a University of Minnesota report Although a reliable diagnosis can be made as young as age 2, the average age of autism diagnosis for Minneapolis children is around 5 years old, according to the Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum [...]

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NAIROBI – Sadiq Abdulqadir Mohamud has walked into Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium to show off his football talent countless times. But the last time the attacking midfielder for the AFC Leopards, who boast a record 13 Kenyan Premier League titles, was “taken” to the stadium was like no other. “I never imagined I could be detained [...]

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The Somali cutter sat with her 10-year-old daughter beside her and explained calmly why she will take a razor blade to her this summer. “I am a circumciser,” she declared. “This young one I haven’t circumcised yet, but my other daughters are circumcised. I will circumcise her in the school holidays in June or July. [...]

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Borama 17.April 2014 (SDN)- The ministry of interior  of Somaliland has organized and conducted an official conference in Borama today ,The main purpose of this meeting is to maintain & develop the peace of the country. Government ministers, governors and Moyers of Awdal , Salal and Marodi Jeex  and local government secretary   were present at [...]

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Former Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim yesterday denied any link to Al Shabaab. He has been summoned to appear before the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit at 11 this morning to respond to allegations that his remarks yesterday morning on Citizen TV  constituted hate speech. “They have asked me to appear before the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit at 11. [...]

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Mogadishu, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 – The Prime Minister of Somalia His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and a delegation he is leading have been in Kismayo, the capital of the Interim Jubba Administration, on an official visit since Saturday, April 11th 2014. In keeping with his promise to meet with various sectors of the community, [...]

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Africans face the highest remittance fees globally, regularly paying a “super tax” to send money home at a cost that hurts families and holds back development in the world’s poorest continent, a leading thinktank said on Wednesday. The London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said that reducing remittance charges to global [...]

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