The Australian Somali community has warned Westpac that closing the accounts of Somali money transfer operators on Tuesday 31 March will cut off a vital life line for thousands of poor Somalis dependent on funds sent by family to purchase basics such as food, water, health and education.
MOGADISHU (HOL)---Al-Shabab militants stormed a hotel in the Somali capital on Friday in brazen attack, sparking heavy gunbattle with troops that left at least 20 people and wounded dozens others, officials said on Saturday.
Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) - Gunmen detonated bombs and sprayed people with bullets as they raided a hotel in Somalia's capital late Friday afternoon, killing a Somali diplomat and at least five other people in an attack claimed by Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab, officials said.
NAIROBI - A Somali businessman is betting on a biometric fingerprint system to keep alive vital money transfer firms which face closure after Western banks cut ties due to fears remittance cash may be channeled to militant groups.
We write to express strong support for the President’s request of $87.7 million in Economic Support Funds (ESF) to support the formation of legitimate, durable institutions that will enhance stability and economic development in Somalia.
MOGADISHU (HOL)—The committee organizing the upcoming regional election for central Somalia has relocated the location of the planned elections from Adado town to Dhusomareb.
Minneapolis, MN - Spirited voices of protest rang out in downtown Minneapolis Sunday as an Ethiopian government leader prepared to address thousands of local supporters about the economic transformation of his country’s Somali region.
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has won the Lisbon half marathon in a new European record time, becoming the first Briton to break 60 minutes.
NAIROBI - Nyatike Member of Parliament Edick Anyanga was on Saturday night shot and wounded in an attack in Karen, Nairobi.
A wall splits Somalia’s capital Mogadishu in two. One side, known to Somalis as Halane, is home to international diplomats, aid workers and peacekeepers. The other side is where millions of Somalis live with the daily threat of violence. Movement between the two sides is severely restricted.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (HOL) --- With a general election set to take place in Somalia in 2016, the United Nations envoy to Somalia has dismissed Somalia's incumbent leaders' alleged term extension bid after their term expires next year.
MOGADISHU (HOL) ---Two weeks after talks between Somalia's government and the breakaway Somaliland region collapsed, Somaliland's government rejected more talks with Somali government without third party mediations.