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Somalia Focus

According to a magazine, about 15 Germans are fighting for the Somali terror militia al-Shabab. Focus reported the number after six residents of the western city of Bonn were indicted upon their return from Somalia. Munich-based magazine “Focus” reported on Saturday that about 15 Germans are currently fighting in Somalia alongside the Shabab terror militia. The magazine...

United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a new report that the worsening situation in Yemen could pave the way for jihadist movements through Somalia. Ban’s remarks come amid the escalating crisis in Yemen as a five-day ceasefire ended Sunday. In the report to the U.N. Security Council on Monday, Ban expressed concerns about security threats in Somalia...

The British woman known as “the white widow” has risen through the ranks of the Somalia-based Islamic terrorist organization Al-Shabaab, and has had a hand in more than 400 murders, according to counter-terrorism officials in the African nation. Samantha Lewthwaite, a 31-year-old Muslim convert and mother of four whose husband was one of the London 7/7 suicide bombers,...

Somalia has been divided into three regions each with a separate president – and each from a different clan. COMPARED to the great majority of African countries, Somalia is one characterised largely by distinctive homogeneity. Regardless of regional distribution all Somalis speak the same language, practice the same religion – virtually all belong to the “Shafi...

Before 1991, when President Mohammed Said Barre was deposed, Somalia was famous for its drought-resistant goats, camels, sheep, bananas, sorghum and corn. At the time, Somalia was the largest banana exporter in all of east East Africa. Its greatest output was 110 tons in 1990 just before the onset of war. Even today after much mayhem, Somali is the world’s largest producer...

In a historic move aimed at enhancing the delivery of justice, Somalia has recently appointed six female prosecutors. They are the first women to be appointed prosecutors since the collapse of the central government in 1991. The new prosecutors were trained in Somalia over a period of 7 months by the Office of the Attorney-General, as part of the general effort at improving...

Mogadishu – April 22nd, 2015;The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union Mission in Somalia, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom welcome the formation of the Jubba regional assembly. We encourage further dialogue to ensure that all clans, communities and minority groups from the Jubas...

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Federal Government of Somalia has adopted a Production-Sharing Agreement (PSA) model to maximize public benefits from oil and gas and to uphold national ownership of resources. The ratification of Petroleum Law by Parliament of Somalia in 2008 has codified that principle and repealed the legacy concession agreements...

Experts give us insight into why African leaders are not taking a strong stand against terrorism on the continent When terrorists attacked satirical publication Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris, France earlier this year killing 12 people, European leaders marched on the streets of Paris in condemnation of the terrorist attacks. A week ago, over 140 students were killed...

A Somali, international A ward-winning journalist will come to Cardiff to share his story of fighting for  freedom of expression. The Somalian journalist Abdiaziz Iberahim was branded as a criminal after his conducting an interview with a rape victim by government forces to reveal the wrongdoing of the government. After his release, he decided to continue to be a journalist. Abdiaziz...