Saturday 28 March 2015
Somalia hotel siege ends hours later; U.N. diplomat, 19 others killed
Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)A siege that started with gunmen detonating a bomb and spraying bullets in a hotel in Somalia ended Saturday with at least 20 people dead, authorities said.
Friday 27 March 2015
Huge blast at popular hotel in Somalia
A popular hotel in the Somali capital has come under attack. An explosion was heard, followed by gunfire at the building, where government officials were staying.
Thursday 26 March 2015
Somali pirates return, seize Iranian fishing vessel
Pirates have seized an Iranian vessel fishing illegally off the coast of Somalia in the first successful hijacking in almost three years, officials said Thursday, raising fears that the scourge of Somali piracy may be returning.
Wednesday 25 March 2015
In Somalia, Hunger Isn’t All About the Rains
NAIROBI — Somalia is the only country to have suffered two famines in recent history. Its farming and livestock industries are strong but political turmoil and ongoing violence leave populations vulnerable to food insecurity.
Tuesday 24 March 2015
Somali president pays a landmark visit to Dhusamareb town
DHUSAMAREB, Somalia (KON) -- Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the president of Somalia's Federal government has paid a surprise visit to the central town of Dhusamareb to wrap up a reconciliation conference, KON reports.
Monday 23 March 2015
Landmine blasts targets AU troops convoy in southern Somalia town
MARKO, Somalia (KON) -- A roadside blast tore through a military convoy belonging to African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Witnesses said Monday, KON reports.
Sunday 22 March 2015
SOMALIA: Puntland says it cut again all relations with central government
GAROWE, Somalia (KON) - Puntland, Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region has reiterated that it cut all ties with the Internationally recognized Mogadishu-based central government following a dispute over central state formation, KON reports.
Saturday 21 March 2015
Somalia auditor general’s report to detail corruption in ministries
Somalia's corruption watchdog will soon publish a report showing financial irregularities in most government ministries, the auditor general said, findings likely to strain relations with donors helping to rebuild the east African country.
Friday 20 March 2015
Al shabaab attacks AU troops escorting Food Aid convoy in central Somalia
BELEDWEYNE, Somalia (KON) -- Militants with the Islamic insurgent group of Al shabaab attacked food aid convoy escorted by the African Union troops in Hiiraan province, central Somalia, KON reports.
Thursday 19 March 2015
Kenya could become a dictatorship in the near future — blame it on water
Nairobi (KON) - So, the Kenya Tea Development Agency says factories in key tea-growing areas in southwestern Kenya are scaling down operations as the hot, dry, weather cuts deliveries by more than half.
Somalia: Somali State foreign minister lash out Somaliland call
Somalia State Foreign Minister, Khalid Omar Cali has responded Somaliland call that they will not negotiate with Somali Federal government without the presence of the international community terming the call ‘bad luck’.
Wednesday 18 March 2015
The man who wants to make Djibouti the next Dubai
Ilyas Dawaleh has an ambition: he wants to make his country the Dubai of Africa, and he is getting plenty of help from the UAE to help him achieve that.