Since polio was confirmed in Somalia in late 2017, health authorities have led a complex response to twin outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 and type 3 (cVDPV2 and cVDPV3), paying special attention to high-risk populations: nomads, internally displaced people (IDPs), and people living in peri-urban slums and rural areas.
Mogadishu – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week (19/12) opened a new main office in Mogadishu, constructed after the request of the Government of Somalia to support ongoing migration management programmes in the country.
MOGADISHU: At least 13 people were killed and 17 wounded in a car bomb attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab close to the president's residence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said on Saturday.
One of Somalia's most prominent journalists is among at least a dozen people killed in bomb attacks in the capital Mogadishu, reports say.
With local fishermen in Somalia struggling to compete with foreign boats that are ravaging fishing stocks, the government has granted 31 fishing licenses to China. Somali president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has given fishing rights to foreigners for the first time since he became president last year. The China Overseas Fisheries Association, which represents 150 companies, will be allowed to fish for tuna in Somali waters.
ROME: Italian police said on Monday they had arrested a 20-year-old Somali man suspected of having been a member of Islamic State and who had threatened to bomb churches in Italy, including St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
STUTTGART, Germany — A flurry of U.S. airstrikes killed 62 militants over a two-day span in Somalia, U.S. Africa Command said Monday.
The arrest of the former No 2 leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency.
BARCELONA — Conflict and disaster in Somalia have sparked massive internal displacement to make Mogadishu the most crowded city in Africa, leading to calls for emergency aid to the Somali capital to address land management and shelter issues.
Mogadishu – The following international partners* (listed below) are concerned about the recent events in South West State. We extend our deepest condolences for the death of the South West State assembly member and others who have died in the violence in Baidoa. We deplore all violence and any other acts that could exacerbate the humanitarian situation.