Somalia

 
Somalia on the brink of famine
Somalia on the brink of famine
United Nations secretary general António Guterres this week urged the international community to take action to avert famine in Somalia, where a...
Somali elections: How women still fight for political space in African polls
Somali elections: How women still fight for political space in African polls
The recent Somali elections have been touted as the next step towards peace and stability in the beleaguered east African state.
Lesbian rapper dodges death
Lesbian rapper dodges death
Until the end of last year, Berlin was leading an engaged and active life in Uganda, running successful anti-female genital mutilation programmes,...
Morgan's Somalia trek a sign of hope
Morgan's Somalia trek a sign of hope
A lone male elephant named Morgan has surprised conservationists after walking 220km from Kenya to Somalia. The animals have rarely been spotted in...
Feelings mixed over US war crimes ruling
Feelings mixed over US war crimes ruling
An appeals court ruling that denied an alleged war criminal from Somalia immunity from prosecution in a United States courtroom is only a partial...
The day they came to kill me
The day they came to kill me
Abdalle Mumin is still looking over his shoulder, even after months spent in what he calls “exile”. The Somali journalist rarely leaves his...
[Video]Chained like prisoners
[Video]Chained like prisoners
People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are being forced into institutions where they face abuses such as beatings and overcrowding.
Africa hits a high point in the fight against polio
Africa hits a high point in the fight against polio
Africa has achieved a year without any new cases of wild polio for the first time, but experts warn that violent insurgencies could yet prove their...
Callous US axes Somalis' only lifeline
Callous US axes Somalis' only lifeline
Last Friday, the last bank in the United States still processing money transfers to Somalia closed its service after the office of the comptroller of...
Eight dead as gunmen attack AU base in Somalia
Eight dead as gunmen attack AU base in Somalia
Eight Islamist gunmen infiltrated the main African Union (AU) base in Mogadishu on Thursday and killed three peacekeepers and a civilian contractor, the AU mission in Somalia said....
Five al Shabab wives killed in revenge for beheadings
Five al Shabab wives killed in revenge for beheadings
At least seven women have been killed in "barbaric" attacks in Somalia after Shabab insurgents beheaded a soldier's wife, prompting revenge...

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