World Oct 14, 2018

Ethiopia and Somalia linked by first commercial flight in 40 years

An Ethiopian airline on Saturday made the first commercial flight between Addis Ababa and Mogadishu in 41 years, in yet another sign of warming ties between neighboring Horn of Africa nations Ethiopia and Somalia. A plane from the private airline Ethiopia National Airways landed at ...

World / Social Issues Jul 26, 2018

Somalia brings first prosecution for female genital mutilation

Somalia's Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country's first prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said. Ifrah Ahmed, who advises Somalia on gender issues, said the attorney general was sending ...

World Dec 3, 2017

Final death toll in Somalia's worst attack is 512 people

The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country's worst-ever attack. The final toll is a dramatic increase from previous estimates of more than 350 killed. The committee's report, ...

World Nov 4, 2017

U.S. carries out first airstrikes against Islamic State in Somalia

The United States carried out its first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the U.S. military said Friday. The Pentagon's Africa Command said the first strike was carried out at midnight Thursday and another one at 11 a.m. on Friday. "Several ...

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300

World Oct 16, 2017

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300

More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade. The death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts ...