Kenyan police accused of torturing Somali refugees

According to a report released by Human Rights Watch, Kenyan police tortured, raped, abused and arbitrarily detained at least a 1,000 Somali refugees between...

Britain to send hundreds of soldiers to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab

Hundreds of British soldiers will be sent to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab.  The Al Qaeda-linked militia have been pushed back from major cities...

Somali refugees in Kenya look forward to going home

In December last year the Kenyan government issued a directive to return all Somali refugees living in urban centers back to refugee camps. There...

Somali scholars issue fatwa against Al Shabab

More than 160 Somali scholars have issued a fatwa denouncing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab group, stating its activities have "no place in Islam", writes...

African Union troops aided illegal charcoal export to Somalia

A confidential 500 page report by United Nations monitors accuses Kenyan soldiers in the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia of facilitating illegal charcoal...

5 Pillarz reporter robbed at gunpoint whilst on duty

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Somali town outlaws extravagant weddings to increase marriage among youth

A Somali town has prohibited extravagant weddings in an attempt to increase marriages between young people and stop them from migrating abroad, the BBC...

276 civilians killed in deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu

At least 276 civilians have been killed in a bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest incident...

VIDEO: Muslims in Somalia gather to pray for rain

Video footage of Muslims in Somalia collectively praying for rain due to the severe ongoing drought in the country. This video was posted on YouTube...
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