SOMALIA became the first country to arrive ahead of this year's Zone Five Basketball Championship starting in Dar es Salaam next Monday. Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) Assistant Secretary General, Michael Maluwe said The Somali National Basketball team was the first country to arrive among the seven countries that have confirmed to participate in the event.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has stated that Sweden received no information with regards to two Swedes, suspected of terror crime in Somalia, who were extradited to the US.
MINNEAPOLIS - A day after the U.S. officially recognized Somalia's government for the first time in two decades, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud called on Somalis living in Minnesota to help rebuild their war-torn homeland.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - African Union troops mistakenly opened fire on a religious school while pursuing militants, killing five children and two adults, a Somali legislator said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - (Reuters) - The United States will on Thursday officially recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu, ending a hiatus of more than 20 years and opening the door to increased U.S. and international economic help for the violence-plagued African nation, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.