Rep. Ellison Statement on Minneapolis-Bosaso Sister-City Partnership
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the Minneapolis City Council passed and Mayor Betsy Hodges signed a resolution to begin a sister-city partnership with Bosaso, Somalia
Guest Post: 'Last Hijack' Goes Home with a Somali Pirate
In 2009 there was a swarm of news reports about piracy off the coast of Africa. I got intrigued by the subject because of the thrilling hijack stories, but almost immediately focused on the Somali side of it. The pictures of the tiny skiff next to the immense sea tankers simply wouldn
Somalia leader says his advisers not helping Islamist militants
Somalia's president said on Friday that nobody close to him had been involved in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants and denied that a man U.N investigators linked to the arms trade had advised him.
Somalia: Al-Shabaab Generates Millions of Revenue From Kismayo Charcoal Exports
Al-Shabaab's charcoal exports from Kismayo have increased since the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) took control of the port in September 2012, the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea said in its latest annual report released this week.
Somalia: Food Security At Crisis Level in Somalia's Gedo Region
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net) warned Wednesday (October 15th) that Somalia's northern Gedo region is facing crisis level food insecurity and will require urgent nutritional assistance before the start of the harvest in February.