Qatar Airways to start direct flights to Somalia

Qatar Airways is set to start direct flights from Doha to Mogadishu in July to rejuvenate the already growing international carrier market in Somalia. Akbar Al Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways has announced that the move will boost trade with Somalia and also caters for the demand of the route. He said six other destinations More...

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By Sheekh Nasir On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Road project linking Ethiopia to Somalia’s Berbera Port kicks off

The government of Somalia and Ethiopia have launched a US $400m road project that will link Ethiopia’s border town of Togochale to Berbera Port in Somalia. Speaking during the launch More...

By Sheekh Nasir On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Al Shabaab claims car bombing that killed 4 in Somalia capital

Four people were killed and nine wounded when a car bomb exploded near a restaurant in central Mogadishu on Thursday, March 7, police said, as the Al-Shabaab jihadist group claimed responsibility. The More...

By Sheekh Nasir On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Somalia’s capital Mogadishu hit by huge explosion

A huge car bomb explosion has rocked the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Thursday, causing an unspecified number of casualties. A witness confirmed to Radio Shabelle that a vehicle packed More...

By Sheekh Nasir On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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ICRC returns to Ethio-Somali region after 11 years

The International Committee of the Red Cross has resumed its operations in Ethiopia after the absence of more than ten years. ICRC together with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) More...

By Sheekh Nasir On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Turkish Red Crescent distributes clothing in Somalia

Turkey’s state aid agency provided clothing to families in a refugee camp located in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay) distributed 20,000 pieces of clothing More...

By Sheekh Nasir On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Flights disrupted at JKIA in Nairobi as workers strike

Flights have been disrupted at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi after aviation workers went on strike. The striking staff, who downed their tools in the small hours of Wednesday, More...

By Sheekh Nasir On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Somalia, Kenya agree to restore diplomatic relations

Initiated by the reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, the leaders of Somalia and Kenya met today to peacefully resolve their diplomatic dispute. “Through the leadership More...

By Sheekh Nasir On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Ethiopian, Somali Leaders Hold Bilateral Discussion in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed held bilateral discussions with the Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo” at his office today. The discussions focused on the More...

By Sheekh Nasir On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Somali Woman discovers sister’s body in dead woman’s apartment

A City Heights resident was found slain in her apartment Monday. The 36-year-old woman’s sister discovered her body at the rental residence in the 4000 blocks of Van Dyke Avenue shortly More...