Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Somalia
The initial report of the United Nations Independent Expert on Somalia highlights the need for the Somali government to convert positive rhetoric and plans - notably in the areas of justice and security sector reform - into concrete action.
Six killed in gunfight in Somalia over claimed ransom payment
Six people were killed in central Somalia in a gunfight over a supposed ransom payment tied to the release this week of a German-U.S. journalist held hostage in Somalia for more than two years, police said on Thursday.
Swedish Prosecutor Abandons Journalist Imprisoned in Eritrea
Reporters Without Borders is appalled that the Swedish judicial authorities are abandoning Dawit Isaak, a journalist with dual Eritrean and Swedish citizenship arrested exactly 13 years ago today in Eritrea and held without charge or trial every since.
President holds high level meeting before the opening of the UN General Assembly
President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his delegation held high level talks with key stakeholders and international partners in New York, before the official opening of the 69th UN General Assembly.
A region in Somalia is cracking down on an upsurge in illegal fishing off its coast as fleets flock to waters where foreign naval forces have been taking on the pirates that make fishing a risky business.
American-German journalist Michael Scott Moore was released on Tuesday from more than two-and-a-half years in captivity in Somalia. His release came the day a German family was confirmed dead, five years after being captured in Yemen.
Oil-rich Somalia faces famine while U.S. oversees military occupation
Early in September, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he had carried out a targeted assassination of the leader of the Al-Shabaab Islamic resistance organization in Somalia. The group has been fighting against the Somali government and a regional military force for over six years.