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London Somalia Conference, May 2013.

Somalia: Accusations from UN experts prompt corruption probe into British oil company

UN sanctions experts this week accused a British company of making large payments to Somalia’s oil ministry, saying it creates a serious conflict of interest.
The rubble of Jazeera Palace hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, following a suicide bomb blast.
27/07/2015 - SOMALIA

Will Kenya’s heightened security leave with Obama?

Kenya has successfully kept Al-Shebab at bay throughout US President Barack Obama’s landmark visit to the country.
Mo Farah celebrated his victory in London with his trademark pose the 'Mobot'
25/07/2015 - athletics

Mo betters blues to win in London

Back in 2012 Mo Farah became only the seventh man to win the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the same Olympic games.
Counterfeit medicine emerges in Somalia
04/07/2015 - International report

Counterfeit medicine emerges in Somalia

In Somalia, after more than two decades of civil conflict, the country continues to suffer from the destruction of its law enforcement agencies.
Somali traders sell vegetables at a market as Muslims prepare for the fasting month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, June 17, 2015.
18/06/2015 - Somalia

Al-Shebab attack thwarted as Somali political talks continue

Security forces in Somalia on Thursday shot dead four al-Shebab insurgents during an attempted suicide attack on a political conference.

15/06/2015 - Kenya

Kenya could overtake Syria as new jihadist destination: expert

With the advent of possible British jihadist Thomas Evans killed in the al-Shebab attacks in Kenya, the east African country could supplant Syria as a place for Europeans seeking jihad, says Horn of ...
A migrant gets on an Italian Red Cross bus at the Saint Ludovic border crossing between Ventimglia, Italy and Menton, France
14/06/2015 - FRANCE - Italy - SUDAN - COTE D'IVOIRE - Eritrea - Somalia

Italian police drive migrants away from France-Italy border

Italian police have dispersed around 200 African migrants who were staging a sit-in at a border crossing with France after French police refused to let them enter the country.
Premier Bank is the second international bank to be launched in Mogadishu
22/05/2015 - Somalia

Somalia's new international bank brings more debit cards to war-torn country

A new international bank has been launched in Mogadishu, the latest sign of life in the city after more than two decades of civil war which engulfed its bright lights.

Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh: China "welcome"
11/05/2015 - DJIBOUTI

'Historic' Chinese military base to open in Horn of Africa

China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, an historic development that would see the US and China each have bases in the small nation that guards the entrance to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

Kenya shuts Somali money-transfer firms
23/04/2015 - International report

Kenya shuts Somali money-transfer firms

Aid agencies have urged Kenya to allow Somali money-transfer firms to resume operations.