Scroll to Top

Somalia Focus

16 July 2017 (Somalia Focus) – The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and affiliate media organizations including Somali Media Association (SOMA), Media Association of Puntland (MAP), Somali Independent Media Houses (SIMHA), and Somali Women Journalists (SWJ) are dismayed about the endorsement of what was called a reviewed Somalia Media Bill by the Somali...

15 July 2017 (SofoNews) – Ten Individual Police Officers (IPOs) from the Kenya Police Service who have been serving under the AU Mission in Somalia have been honoured with medals for their successful completion of their tour of duty in Somalia. AMISOM Police Commissioner Brigadier General Anand Pillay commended the Kenyan officers for their dedicated service to the...

14 July 2017 (SofoNews) – Somali authorities have arrested seven head teachers who they accuse of meeting al-Shabab militants. They are said to have discussed changing the curriculum at private schools to favour the Islamist group’s ideology. Each of the principals is responsible for around 1,000 students, ranging in age from seven to 15. Al-Shabab has been waging...

14 July 2017 (SofoNews) – Here’s a line you probably thought you’d never read: Pirates are helping terrorist groups smuggle weapons and maybe even fighters. Yeah, that’s a thing now. “The United Nations and the United States are investigating at least two pirate kingpins for providing material support to terror groups,” according to a CNN report Mondaymorning....

13 july 2017 (SofoNews) – President Farmaajo; “….the two chambers of parliament must cooperate to ensure a fair process in the ongoing review of the constitution” Mogadihsu; 12th July 2017: President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has opened the second parliamentary plenary session of the Upper House of the Somali Federal Parliament. In his constitutional address,...

13 July 2017 (SofoNews) – The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group organized an event on “Promoting Connectivity for Sustainable Development”, on the sidelines of WTO’s Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 in Geneva. The event was chaired by Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), on behalf of the...

13 July 2017 (SofoNews) – The Kenyan Air Force is set to receive an undisclosed number of second-hand Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters from the Kingdom of Jordan. The attack helicopters are slotted to be used in support of  Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) assigned to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in the fight against the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist...

12 July 2017 (SofoNews) – Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility as China’s rapidly modernizing military hones its global reach. Djibouti’s position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fueled worries in...

12 July 2017 (SofoNews) – Two years after Kenya sent the army into Boni forest to flush out al Shabaab, the terrorists are still popping up to wreak havoc in Lamu county. They beheaded nine men in the latest brazen attack in Jima village on Saturday, after killing three policemen and several villagers in Pandanguo village on Wednesday last week. This begs the question...

12 July (SofoNews) – US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson; “ We are ready to support Somalia and cooperate on eradicating the threats of terror” United States’ Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has affirmed America’s commitment to support Somalia’s development goals, and cooperate on the efforts to eradicate the threats of terror. Mr. Tillerson while speaking...