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Secretary-General Welcomes Appointment of African Union High Representative for Somalia

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of John Dramani Mahama of Ghana as African Union High Representative for Somalia and expresses the full support of the United Nations for this African Union initiative. He calls on all actors to engage with the […]

How Kenya-Somalia relations were restored

Somalia restored diplomatic relations with Kenya on Thursday after five months following mediation by Qatar led by Emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani.

Somali Police Officers Killed in Bombing

Five police officers are among at least six people killed Sunday evening in a suicide bombing in Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said.

UN says heavy rains kill at least 25 over past week in Somalia

MOGADISHU, May 9 (Xinhua) — At least 25 people have been killed in the past seven days due to heavy rains pounding several parts of Somalia, the United Nations humanitarian agency said in a statement on Sunday.

PBS American Portrait: Juweria Dahir

As part of the PBS American Portrait Series, WNED PBS is taking some of the stories from the Making Buffalo Home project and both preparing them for a national audience while featuring them on WBFO. You can hear the segments every Monday morning for the next several weeks.

Sudan says Ethiopian peacekeepers deported to refugee camp

Sudan says Ethiopian peacekeepers deported to refugee camp

FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 file photo, Tigray people who fled the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, walk at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities on Sunday deported around three dozen Ethiopian peacekeepers, working on the U.N. mission in Darfur, to a […]

Multiple casualties feared in suicide bombing in Somali capital

No group has yet claimed responsibility for attack on police station Mohammed Dhaysan MOGADISHU, Somalia, Several people are feared dead after a suicide bomber on Sunday targeted a police station in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said. Somali police spokesman Sadaq Adan Ali told Andaolu Agency by phone the attack targeted a police station in Waberi […]

Car bomb hits police station in Mogadishu, heavy gunfire heard

MOGADISHU (HOL) – A vehicles loaded with explosives has rammed into Waberi police station in Mogadishu.

Khat from Kenya still banned, Somalia says

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somalia has maintained the ban on khat imports from Kenya stands despite resumption of diplomatic ties.

The alleged atrocities in Tigray risk tearing Ethiopia apart

The alleged atrocities in Tigray risk tearing Ethiopia apart

William Davison Inflicting suffering on millions in the region won’t solve the wider dispute between ethnic nationalism and the state A protest in London last month against Ethiopia and Eritrea’s war. Photograph: Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/Rex/Shutterstock When Ethiopia’s government under prime minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military offensive to dislodge the Tigray region’s dissident leadership, he promised a rapid […]

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