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

United Nations

UN peacekeeping weapons losses 'could equip an army'

Blue helmets have lost thousands of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition this century, Small Arms Survey says.

UN peacekeeping arms losses could equip an army: report


Five things you need to know about Somaliland's vote

Somalilanders will choose their next leader after inadequate funding, political disagreements and drought delayed polls.

Five things you need to know about Somaliland's vote

Crimes against humanity

'Still no sleep': The man who buried Somaliland's dead

Forced to bury thousands, Abdullahi Ibrahim recounts surviving the mass killings by Somalia's army in country's north.

The man who buried Somaliland's dead