Twin car bombings kill nearly 40 in Somalia's Mogadishu

At least 38 are dead in two car bomb blasts, claimed by al-Shabab, reported near presidential palace in Somali capital.


Mogadishu's Bakara market on strike over new government tax

Businesses in Somalia's largest open-air market have boycotted trade over the introduction of a five percent sales tax.

Arts & Culture

The influence of Turkish films on Somalia's screens

Turkish TV series attracts Somali cinema audiences as Ankara's soft power spreads across the Horn of Africa country.

Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia


Somali refugees enslaved in Libya return home

Eleven refugees who had been subjected to slavery and auctioned in Libya have arrived home after being repatriated by the Somali government and the UN refugee agency.

Inside Story

What is behind the rising number of child soldiers?

According to the UN, tens of thousands of children are involved in conflicts in over 20 countries.


Why is a former Georgian president now a fugitive?

We ask Mikheil Saakashvili about being stateless and talk to Ilhan Omar about Donald Trump.


Mogadishu struggles with limited ambulance service

The limited medical service is not enough in a city often subject to bomb attacks.


Somalia: More than 1,500 children orphaned after twin blasts

The twin bombings that occurred in Mogadishu three months ago killed more than 500 Somali civilians, making it the deadliest incident in Somalia's modern history.


Somalia: Government plans to reduce famine threat

Drought and fighting have exacerbated the risk of famine in Somalia, but Mogadishu has plans to break the cycle of suffering in the fertile country.


Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container

Two Eritreans, sold as slaves, share harrowing details of their time inside illegal detention centres in Libya.

Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container


Bangkok's Somali refugees despair: I wish I never came

From the detention of child refugees to a lack of protection for refugees, conditions in the Thai capital are bleak.

Bangkok's Somali refugees persecuted and living in fear


UN: More than half of Somalis need emergency aid

The UN says the situation will worsen unless it receives $1.6bn in extra funds.


A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia

Trump's new relaxed rules of engagement are killing civilians and breeding the next generation of anti-US fighters.

Jamal Osman

by Jamal Osman

Jamal Osman

Asylum Seekers

Somalis faced 'inhumane' abuse on US deportation flight

Lawsuit says 92 asylum seekers faced 'egregious abuse' in Senegal on December 7 on failed deportation flight from US.

Somalis faced 'inhumane' abuse on US deportation flight


Officers killed in Mogadishu police academy bombing

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for suicide attack in Mogadishu that left 18 police officers dead and 15 others wounded.

Officers dead in Somalia police academy bombing