Friday 10 August 2012
Food prices in Somalia rise to unprecedented highs
Mogadishu (KON) - With the advent of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Somali capital Mogadishu has witnessed a steady rise in the prices import commodities. The prices remain unstable for specific commodities such as rice, wheat, sugar and oil that are the commonly consumed goods in Somalia.
AU wants 600 Ugandan soldiers to leave Somalia
Mogadishu (KON) - Uganda has over deployed in Somalia and as a result, the African Union (AU) has directed that 600 of its men return home.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Somali airspace routinely violated by foreign UAVs and other aircraft – UN
Nairobi (KON) - The United Nations has counted 64 reports of foreign fighter jets, helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicles operating in Somalia over the last year, most of which violated the 1992 arms embargo against Somalia.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Somalia, UN sign deal to end child recruitment
Nairobi (KON) - Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and the United Nations have signed an action plan to end the country’s recruitment of young children into the Army, Press TV reports.
Moving Somalia Toward Lasting Stability
Mogadishu (KON) - An assembly of Somali delegates has drafted and overwhelmingly approved a Provisional Constitution for that nation, paving the way for a new government to be established there.
Monday 06 August 2012
In Somali capital, a year without Islamist militia
Mogadishu (KON) - A little over a year ago, perhaps the most common sound regularly heard on a Mogadis humorning, after the muezzin’s call to prayers, was gunfire.
Sunday 05 August 2012
Beware: Shabaab using new tricks to kill
Al-Shabaab operatives have devised a new way of carrying out terror attacks in Kenya. They are using unsuspecting people to carry explosive devices which they then detonate from a safe distance.
Mo Farah wins Olympic 10,000m gold for Great Britain
London (KON) - Mo Farah became the first Briton to win Olympic 10,000m gold with a tremendous victory in the Olympic Stadium.
Saturday 04 August 2012
Team GB’s Mo Farah’s inspirational former PE teacher to cheer him at London 2012
London (KON) - Out of the 80,000-strong crowd who will see Mo Farah compete tomorrow the proudest spectator will be his best man and former PE teacher Alan Watkinson.
Clinton to Urge Somali Leaders to Complete Transition
Nairobi (KON) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is visiting Kenya to urge Somali leaders to complete a political transition to a new government on schedule.
Friday 03 August 2012
Suicide bomber kills self, wounds 9 in Kenya -police
NAIROBI, Aug 3 (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber killed himself and wounded nine people when he detonated a grenade near a military air base in Nairobi on Friday, police said, in the latest such attack since Kenya's military foray into neighbouring Somalia.
Thursday 02 August 2012
Somali women fight for promised share of parliamentary seats
Mogadishu (Keydmedia Online) - They are fighting to get their promised 30% representation in the next parliament after they failed to reach the same quota in the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), which approved the draft constitution on Wednesday (August 1st).