Somalia and the self-declared Somaliland

Tension as Somaliland, Somalia deploy troops on border

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Tension is said to be mounting in the border regions of Sool and Sanaag, which are disputed between the central government in Mogadishu and...
Madaxweynaha Puntland Dr Cabdiweli Maxamed Cali

President of Puntland declares war on Somaliland after seizure of Taleh

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Boosasso (RBC) The PPresident of Somalia’s Semi-autonomous State of Puntland Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas has declared war against the break away region of Somaliland...
Many Somali women wear the niqab

al-Shabab militants in Somalia impose strict dress code

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Somalia's al-Shabab militants have rounded up around 100 women and ordered them to comply with a strict Islamic dress code or risk being whipped. The...

In Somalia, an old Wives’ Tale That Spreads Measles

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Hawa Nor carried her visibly weakened son into the hospital's isolation ward. Like many sick children here, the 7-year-old boy is likely a victim...

Al-Shabaab planning more Djibouti attacks

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Nairobi, Kenya - Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab insurgents are planning further attacks in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, Britain warned Thursday, after suicide...
U.N. special representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay

U.N. – Somalia could slide backwards if world loses interest

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hard-won security gains in Somalia could be undermined unless the rest of the world steps up support to improve Somalis' lives,...
Somali warlord quits al-Shabaab

Somali warlord quits al-Shabaab extremists

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MOGADISHU - A notorious Somali warlord allied to the Islamist al-Shabaab and on UN sanction lists has agreed to quit the extremists, the information...

Measles threatens children in Somalia

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Mogadishu - Thousands of children in war-torn Somalia are facing death or disability due to an outbreak of highly contagious measles, the United Nations...

Somali pirates freed 11 Sailors that were held captive for 4...

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Nairobi - Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates have been freed and are safe on their...
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