Young people can ‘open new chapter’ for Somalia, UN Youth envoy says in Mogadishu

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi on a trip to Somalia this week reiterated his unwavering commitment to empowering young people...

‘MECCA-HATTAN’: Islam’s Holiest City Is Being Overhauled And People Are Furious

MECCA, Saudi Arabia , (HargeisaPress) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the...

Somaliland: Citizen Registration Exercise Kicks-off

Hargeisa, (HargeisaPress) — All Somalilanders are set to receive identity cards for the first time in almost 24 years. The much awaited registration exercise was...

Six killed in gunfight in Somalia over claimed ransom payment

MOGADISHU - Six people were killed in central Somalia in a gunfight over a supposed ransom payment tied to the release this week of...

Uganda’s President Museveni Dismisses Prime Minister

KAMPALA, Uganda—Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday dismissed his prime minister and potential rival in a move viewed as an attempt to keep a...

France aided Somalia Shebab leader assassination

Paris , (HargeisaPress) — French intelligence services assisted Washington in the operation that killed the commander of Somalia's Shebab militant group earlier this month,...

Somali Islamists bomb two convoys, killing at least 12

MOGADISHU,(HargeisaPress) — Somalia's Islamist rebel group bombed African peacekeepers and government vehicles on Monday in twin attacks that left at least 12 civilians dead,...

Somalia removes security chief, warns of al Shabaab retaliation

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia replaced its national security director on Sunday and put its army on alert for retaliation after the Islamist militant group...

Somalia’s al Shabaab name new leader after U.S. strike, warn of revenge

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab confirmed on Saturday that its leader Ahmed Godane had been killed in a U.S....

Al-Shabab’s Finances: The Militant Group Gets Funding From Local Businesses, Sources Abroad

A complex finance network that includes everything from fake charities to kidnapping has supported the East African militant group al-Shabab's activities over the past few...

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