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UAE-run hospital,Sheikh Sayid,in the Somali capital,Mogadishu has suspended its operations for unclear reasons according to local media. The move comes days after Somali security forces seized a UAE plane carrying almost $10M at the Aden Adde airport in Mogadishu last week. Abu Dubai envoy to Somalia,Mohamed Ahmed Al Hamaddi said the seized money was destined to pay UAE...

A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform has blown himself up at a police training camp in Mogadishu,killing at least 15 police officers,officials say. State news agency quoting police officers reported that the suicide bomber who disguised himself as a policeman has targeted a rehealsal parade inside the General Kahiye academy. The militant group Al Shabab has claimed...

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A militant faction loyal to Islamic State (IS) has increased its following in northern Somalia from a few dozen last year to up to 200 this year, a U.N. report said, days after the group came under U.S. air attack for the first time. An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File...

African Union troops in Somalia have launched an operation to flush out al-Shabab militants from the Lower Shabelle region and secure main supply routes in the area. Witnesses told VOA Somali they saw AU troops along a road and in a farming area between the towns of Afgoye and Bal’ad, while noting that al-Shabab did not have a major presence in the area Monday. The AU...

Reports that gunmen though to be Taliban militants have stormed a local TV station,Shamshad in Kabul,Afghan media reported. The ongoing attack started with a suicide explosion followed by gunfire,then gunmen on foot reportedly stormed the station,Bilal Sarwary tweeted. #AFG A suicide attacker detonated his vest followed by gunfire. Shamshad TV is adjacent to CRU HQ, a...

Somalia, a country  recovering from conflicts and  civil war, has one of the lowest employment rates in the world and its youth face  several  understated challenges as the country tries to recover. Among these challenges is a severe lack of job opportunities, even for the Somalis graduating from local institutions and Universities each year. The key to a viable future...

BAIDOA (Horn Observer) Former deputy Shabab leader Muktar Roobow aka Abu Mansuur surrendered to the Somali government on Sunday, after several weeks of intense self defense fight against the Shabaab that claimed at least 20 people, officials and residents said. “Sheikh Mukhtar Roobow and dozens of his followers arrived in Hudur and met with the Somali minister of...

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday fielded questions alone on stage after his rival, President Uhuru Kenyatta, failed to show up for a debate between the two. Odinga, who is the flagbearer for the National Super Alliance coalition, said his top priorities if elected in the Aug. 8 general election would be to lower...

Material in some of the bombs detonated by Al-Shabaab was seized in raids on Kenyan military bases inside Somalia, according to a researcher who has studied the insurgents’ use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In parts of Somalia near the border with Kenya, about 60 per cent of Shabaab’s IEDs contain explosives obtained in attacks on Kenyan and other...

The Boni minority community children in Basuba Ward of Lamu East Sub-County have not known peaceful childhood like their peers in the rest of Kenya. Theirs has been a life of fear, tension and at worst, not being able to attend school at all. The Boni children have not been able to attend school productively for the past three years due to constant insecurity in the area...