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Somalia: Al-Shabab re-take town in country’s center

Residents say official says Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out Sunday. Ahmed Sabriye, an...

Somaliland: “Happy to Shift offices to the AU” Amb Jibril

The outgoing envoy to Ethiopia, Amb Adan Muse Jibril is satisfied with recent administration reshuffles by the president of Somaliland Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo that...

Dispatches: Small Step Towards Prosecutions for Abuses in Somalia

In 2014, I spoke to several military lawyers and judges from Uganda, Burundi and Kenya to understand how Somalis abused by soldiers from the...

Somalia: Al-Shabab bombs target African Union troops in Somalia

At least 13 people killed in attack that targeted base used by AU troops near main airport in capital Mogadishu. At least 13 people were...

Somalia: AMISOM plays down EU budget cut concerns

The AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia has been extended by one year amid uncertainty over funding after the EU reduced its support. As a...

Somalia: Why Africa Can’t Afford to Give up on Somalia’s Peacekeeping Force Yet

Later in 2016, Somalia looks to continue its recent progress by holding a successful parliamentary election. The election provides an opportunity to improve governance...

Somalia: AU, Somalia devise new security strategy to combat terrorism

Somalia and the African Union (AU) are planning new security strategies to help combat terror threats in the country. The Special Representative of the Chairperson...

Somaliland: Dahabshiil ready to partner with AU to lower Diaspora remittances cost

Leading money transfer company Dahabshiil is ready to work with the African Union in partnership with African states to enable them to reform their...

Somalia AU admits troops killed civilians in Somalia car shooting

The African Union admitted its troops fighting militants in Somalia shot dead four civilians in a random shooting on a car in a town...

Somalia: International partners and neighboring states influence exacerbate AU mission in Somalia, new reports say

A new report on state of security in Somalia has revealed that AU, AMISOM’s role in helping Mogadishu administration in bringing peace and stability...

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