Female Somali National Army training in Beledweyne.

Female Somali National Army training in Beledweyne.Female Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers stand to attention at a training camp, where they are instructed by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in Belet Weyne, about 315 km (196 miles) from the capital Mogadishu, Continue reading

Somalia’s Shocking Response to a Rape Report.

Death sentence and detentions raise profile of rape in SomaliaA 27-year-old woman in Mogadishu who reported that government security forces raped her was convicted on criminal charges this month. The court also convicted a journalist who interviewed her. He is in prison; her term will start when she finishes breastfeeding her baby. Continue reading

Turkish Ministers to visit Somalia and Sudan.

turkish minister bekirTurkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag and Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz will pay visits to Somalia and Sudan between February 22 and 24. Continue reading

Somalis using fake passports on Turkish airline.

Turkish_Airlines2013Somalis aided by human traffickers are using fake passports to board the Mogadishu-to-Istanbul flight as a way to flee to Europe, a Somali official and Turkish Airlines said. Continue reading

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