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Somalia’s human rights record examined under the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review.

Somalia’s human rights record was reviewed under the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group yesterday for the second time in history. The Federal Government of Somalia was represented in Geneva by a strong delegation led by the Federal Minister of Women and Human Rights, Ms. Zahra Ali Samantar, and included the […]

Qatar airways is expected to start direct flights to Somalia as Qatar airways influence grows in the region. The move came after bilateral talks between the two countries. Somalia premier in Doha for an official visits after receiving invitation from Qatar government. Recently, Somalia has been attracting international carriers such as  Turkish airways and Greece […]

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Following renovations and upgrade of Bossaso airport for the past year, the first commercial plane is set to land at the facility on January 1, 2016 to coincide with its official opening. The airport will be officially opened by the President of Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gas on the material. A 2.4km long runway was […]

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Authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland must immediately release journalist Jama Deperani said the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project and the Somali Human Rights Defenders Coalition, in a joint statement released today. Jama Deperani, a reporter and presenter with Somali Channel TV, was summoned by the police on 19 November […]

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Regional consultations to discuss the 2016 electoral process began today across Somalia. The forums are being held in Mogadishu, Baidoa, Kismayo, Garowe and Adado, and will each be attended by up to 150 people from the region. “Today is a very exciting day in the development of Somalia as a democratic nation. Today people from […]

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Life hasn’t been on Abdi Najib’s side, 13-year old boy who lost one of his eye, leg and hand in bomb blast near Yalho village of Bari region six years down the line. He was disabled unfortunate boy living in Puntland’s Bari region with a single eye, one leg and one hand after bomb buried […]

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At least 15 people have been killed and dozens others were injured in a fighting between allied AU and Somali forces and militants in south-western  Somalia Saturday, officials said. The fighting has started after Al-Shabab fighters attacked Garasweyne and Mooro-Gabey villages in Bakool region that are under the control of troops, sparking a heavy fighting […]

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The Forum for Unity and Democracy wishes all Somalis a happy and eventful Flag Day. Today marks a significant day, as more than 61 years ago those yearning for self-rule put it on themselves to design a national flag as the official symbol of the Somali nation. Since October 12, 1954, the Somali flag has […]

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The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today, appointed Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira, of Mozambique, as her Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in replacement of Ambassador Maman Sambo Sidikou of Niger. Since 2010, Ambassador Madeira has been serving as the […]

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The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the closure of the London based Somali language Television office in Mogadishu and the arrest of the its staff on Friday October 2, 2015 by the National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA). Universal TV East Africa Director, Abdullahi Hersi and the producer of the widely viewed Doodwadaag […]

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