Israeli men continue to arrive in Turkey to have hair transplant operations, despite strained political relations between Israel and Turkey.
Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud.
The war-scarred Somalia has lost its lustre as a market outlet for Kenya’s goods despite the heavy investments that Nairobi has made to restore political stability in the Horn of Africa nation
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A leading bank in Djibouti has written to the Central Bank of Kenya raising concerns of what it fears to be scheme to defraud Kenyans using its name and logo.
photoj1Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has a mountain to climb in his latest bid at mediation between Somaliland and Somalia. A proposal this week to have Dr Abiy accompany Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullali Mohamed alias Farmaajo to visit Soma
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has completed a week-long training workshop to enhance the skills of the Somali Police in crime prevention through community policing.
MOGADISHU (HOL) – Banaadir Regional Court judge Muse Moalim Mohamed has called on the government to build juvenile detention centres noting it was improper to keep underage suspects with adult
Since 2016, Slovak legislation makes it impossible for Islam to become a state-recognized religion.
The Turkish government is moving to exploit oil, gas and mining prospects in Somalia by establishing a mechanism that will allow both private and state-owned companies to explore energy opportunities in the country, which is strategically locat
The director of the Israeli Mossad and an army general in charge of the Israeli army southern operations conducted a secret visit to Doha earlier this month and met with the head of Qatari intellig
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The CEO of one of the world’s largest airlines is facing criticism after saying Muslim men should be profiled at airports.
MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somalia has recalled its ambassador to Sudan following what it termed as ’unfortunate incident’ within the embassy amid reports of a scuffle.
NAIROBI (HOL) – Somalis are the sixth largest ethnic tribe in Kenya with a population of 2.7 million, the newly released second part of the 2019 population and housing report indicates.
In order to make housing affordable for middle income families in Ottawa, the Canadian government is investing $115 million to help build a 27 storey residential building
The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a Calabasas hillside last month, killing NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others, violated federal flight rules in 2015 when he flew into busy airspace near Los Angeles International Airport despite being ordered
Ethiopia, whose energy needs are constantly growing, remains dependent on Djibouti’s infrastructure policies – and keeps demanding more. But the announced extension of the port of Horizon could be compromised by another project: the Damerjog
There is a candidate looking to make history in the Democratic primary for Ohio’s 25th House district
Investigators say two brothers sold ineligible items or paid cash for federal food assistance benefits through their Sullivant Avenue market. Fraudulent purchases totaled about $10 million over nearly a decade, according to
Results of the 2019 population census have given more insight into the Kenyan population based on different ethnicities.
It is now 50 years since the publication of the first novel by the prolific Somali writer Nuruddin Farah. The novel entitled, From A Crooked Rib, was first published by Heinemann in 1970.
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday denounced allegations by a Somali individual in Minnesota who says he knows Omar married her brother, with the congresswoman suggesting that the man is being paid to make t
Iranians are voting in their country’s eleventh parliamentary election, seen as a test for the popularity of President Hassan Rouhani’s reformist-moderate camp, as hardliners are expected to make gai
Budget carrier Jambojet has frozen plans to fly to Mogadishu after Somali authorities failed to grant the airline a morning landing slot.
MOGADISHU (HOL) – President Mohamed Farmaajo has assented into the Elections Act ushering in a new chapter in preparations for parliamentary and presidential elections which are barely eight months
An unknown number of suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked Sangailu area, Ijara Sub-County in Garissa, where they torched a police reservist’s home.
The government has banned nighttime boda boda taxi operations along the Kenyan borders with Somalia and Ethiopia with immediate effect.
Halima Aden has challenged a host of stereotypes that come with the label supermodel.
Turkey plans to start oil and gas exploration in the Horn of Africa in order to expand its energy ties with regional countries. In addition to Somalia, the Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has also approved a deal sign
Somaliland economic growth is on the rise despite the unique economic constraints the country is facing.
PHOENIX – As a Somali refugee and determined activist, Naruro Hassan is used to other people speaking on behalf of the refugee community.
The first-ever Giants of Africa festival – a week-long celebration focused on youth, basketball, empowerment and education – is to be held in Kigali, Rwanda this summer.
The political wrangles between Jubbaland and Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) is a threat to Mandera security, Governor Ali Roba has said.
At first, 23-year-old Khadar Abdi Abdullahi’s eyes began turning yellow. Then the palms of his hands did the same. Soon he was bleeding from his nose, and from his mouth, and his body was swelling all over. Eventually he collapsed with f
MOGAIDISHU (HOL) – Fear has gripped Somalis who invested in quick money schemes fashioned as forex trading companies as some announce closure amid what they term as ‘loss of money’.
A suspected Al-Shabaab militant has surrendered to security agencies in Mandera, a day after three people were killed in a bus attack.
GAROWE (HOL) – A man who was sentenced to death for gang rape and murder of a 12 year old girl in Puntland last year has been released in a ’blood money’ deal with the family of the victim.
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is on the spot for distributing expired food stuff to an orphanage in Garissa County.
LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, a
In June this year, Kenya is expected to battle it out with Djibouti for Africa’s representative at the United Nations Security Council.
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted airstrikes with the Somalian government on Wednesday, which successfully eliminated three Al-Shabaab terrorists.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Islamist al Shabaab militants killed at least 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military base southwest of the capital on Wednesday, officials said, underscoring the insurgents’ ability to launch attacks despite
At least three people were on Wednesday killed and six others injured during an Al Shabaab attack on a passenger bus in Mandera.
HARGEISA (HOL) – An Ethiopian delegation led by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide arrived in Hargeisa Wednesday in what sources said was set to lay the groundwork for PM Ahmed Abiy’s mediation for a visit of President Mohamed Farmaajo to the break-awa
MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali security forces killed five Al-Shabaab extremists on Wednesday in a fierce fight in Qoryoley town in the southern region of Lower Shabelle, a military officer confirme
Al-Shabaab Islamists on Wednesday carried out attacks on two Somali military bases, using a suicide vehicle bombing and dozens of heavily armed militants, a military official said.
Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic frontrunner for the US presidency, lambasted Saudi Arabia’s leadership during a town hall meeting on CNN, reaffirming his promise to pursue a more even-handed foreign policy in the
Behind a thriving fisheries industry in Somalia are the spirited efforts of a Danish-Somali NGO. Fairfishing that has not only played a key role in giving Somali pirates a new lease of life at fishing but created thousands of jo
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit, points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting out its plans to put an end to a reliance on “cheap
Newly revealed database exposes methods the Chinese government employed to crack down on Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
East Africa has been hit by a massive infestation of desert locusts. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) is donating CHF 1 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of
The lively voice of Abdisalam Mohamud Shire is famous among disability communities all over southern Somalia’s Lower Juba region.
DUBAI (HOL) – Close to 50 exhibitors from Somalia are taking part in the ongoing Gulf Food Fair displaying various agricultural and fisheries products.
The ratification of the Petroleum Law on 8 February by his Excellency President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is another significant landmark in the development of Somalia.
HARGEISA (HOL) – Somaliland president Muse Bihi has welcomed the public apology by Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmaajo on atrocities committed by former regime of Siad Barre on the break-away region terming it ‘unprece
Afkab Hussein, a 32-year-old Somali refugee, has been waiting for his family to join him in Columbus since he was resettled here in 2015.
President Trump on Monday accused former President Obama of “trying to take credit” for the strong economy.
“I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together.”
A senior al-Shabab militant on Monday surrendered to Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Hudur town in the southern region of Bakol, officials confirmed.