Northern Kenya journalist challenged to aid in fight against violent extremism

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Journalists and Media practitioners in Northern Kenya have concluded a two-day training for Media representatives on their role in countering violent...

Airport, roads closed in Mogadishu ahead of the conference between the leaders of Djibouti,...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Somalia has grounded civilian planes at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde airport ahead of the conference between the leaders of Somalia neighboring Countries...

Traditional Elders Arrested In Hiiraan For Cooperating With Al-shabaab

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Somali National Army on Tuesday arrested traditional  elders for cooperating with Al-Shabaab in Beledweyne of Hiiraan region. According to the military the...

22 million Somalis living in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia at risk of hunger amid...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). From southern Ethiopia to northern Kenya and Somalia, around 22 million people are at risk of hunger as the worst drought...

Senior ATMIS officials visit Bal’ad FOB to assess needs

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A high-level delegation from the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) led by Acting Force Commander Brig. Gen. Peter Omola,...

Somalia Makes Progress In Fighting Al-Shabaab Terror Group – US Envoy To UN

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Somalia has made progress in fighting Al-Shabaab and the government’s efforts against the terror group will continue if they destroy it,...

Somali clerics denounce religious extremism and commend the government on the offensive against terror...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Over 300 Islamic clerics from Somalia and the diaspora have issued a fatwa denouncing religious extremism in all its forms and...

Amid deteriorating press freedom situation, journalists continue to face detention and harassment in Somaliland...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is concerned by the recent threats including judicial harassment and arbitrary detention intended to silence local...

ATMIS newly deployed senior military officers inducted

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Fifteen newly deployed military staff officers for the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have concluded a week-long induction on...

Al-Shabaab Warns Banks In Somalia Against Exposing Client’s Information

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In an ostensible response to the Somali federal government closing down accounts allegedly linked with the Al Shabaab militants, the group...

Military Court In Mogadishu Sentences 3 Traditional Elders

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A military court in Mogadishu has sentenced three traditional clan elders to a five-year prison sentence for cooperating with Al Shabaab. The...

Somalia Federal MPs embrace for unity of Somalia

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). MP Mahadi Guleed who hails from Hargeisa Somaliland stated he was elated to see Somalia’s federal government flag erected in Las...

Climate change does not only affect Somalia’s nomads and farmers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Activists, researchers and journalists often focus on how climate change has affected the lives of nomads and settled farmers in Somalia....

Somalia’s Accession Key To Scaling Intra-Regional Trade: EAC SG Mathuki

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Peter Mathuki has termed the anticipated inclusion of Somalia in the regional bloc as a...

Somalia resumes air traffic control for the first time since the 1990s

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Air traffic control is a critical element of commercial air travel. Every day, there are thousands of metal tubes flying through...

Kauko Aaltomaa Took Up His Duties As Head Of Mission Of The European Union...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). On 9 January, Director General Kauko Aaltomaa, who is on leave of absence from the Police Department of the Ministry of...

Somalia Launches Campaign To Vaccinate One Million People Against Cholera

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A five-day single-dose oral cholera vaccination campaign that aims to reach about one million people has been launched by the Ministry...

Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Administrator Samantha Power met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. They discussed the humanitarian situation in Somalia, advancing climate adaptation, and...

Kenyan Security Forces Kill 12 Al-Shabaab Fighters In Garissa

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Kenyan security forces have killed 12 fighters from the Al-Shabaab Islamist group in Garissa County. This is after a multi-agency security team...

Somalia and ATMIS reiterate joint military collaboration in the fight against Al-Shabaab

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), Daud Aweis, and the SRCC and Head...

Three Wounded In Mortar Attack Near Somali Presidential Palace

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). At least two students and a woman were wounded in mortar attack near the Presidential palace in the Somali capital on...

Cleric Meeting In Somalia Enters Second Day

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The historic  Somali Religious Scholars Conference is underway in Mogadishu for the second day.The conference brought together reputable Somali scholars drawn...

THE MIRAA DEBACLE IN SOMALIA

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Federal government Mp  Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu of Somalia’s bicameral parliament has congratulated Somali National Army (SNA) for their recent victory against...

One brave woman’s mission to care for HIV/ AIDS patients

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Asha Dhodan has taken on a role that most Somalis would shy away from. She cares for homeless people living with...