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  1. Dozens of migrants die in the sea off Somaliland

    Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJan 09 05:24 AM

    Dozens of Ethiopian and Somali migrants died in the waters off the breakaway Somalia region of Somaliland when their vessel failed mechanically in the course of the voyage and drifted in the sea, a regional Somaliland official said. Ahmed Abdi Falay, the chairman or governor of Sanag region, said the boat, which had started its journey from the port of Bossaso two weeks ago and was heading to an...

  2. Tributes are being paid to the Somali composer, playwright, actor and poet Ali Sugule Egai, who has died at the age of 80.

  3. A Western diplomat briefed on the investigation says TNT residue was found on the remains of the suspect, a man sucked through a hole in the fuselage of the Airbus A321 after the blast.

    Somalia Daallo Airlines Explosion: Dead wheelch... - International Business Times via Yahoo UK & Ireland News

  4. The suicide bomber who was sucked to his death from an airliner over Somalia may have hidden a bomb inside a laptop computer, according to a report.

  5. UN praises 'inclusive' Somali election plan

    AFP via Yahoo! NewsJan 28 01:32 PM

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Somalia's government for agreeing Thursday to hold elections this year to a new two-chamber parliament in which women will hold nearly a third of seats. The new federal parliament will hold elections "based on inclusivity and representation," Ban said in a statement welcoming the decision. The UN chief "particularly applauds the commitment to ...

  6. Communities struggle with the cultural and financial challenges of mental illness, and in under-resourced private clinics, patients are routinely chained Amina usually takes her brother to the clinic by force. He doesn’t like going. “I feel very bad when I take him there. I have to do it but I cry at the same time,” says the young mother who lives in downtown Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway ...

  7. A wheelchair-bound suicide bomber may have been responsible for the explosion which tore a hole in the side of a jet in Somalia, investigators have said.They said the suspected terrorist, thought to be part of the Al-Shabaab Islamist...

  8. UN: Somali Cabinet has agreed on model for elections in 2016

    Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJan 28 08:52 PM

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Somalia said the Cabinet agreed Thursday on a model for elections later this year, calling the long-awaited decision "an important milestone" for the impoverished Horn of Africa nation grappling with Islamic extremist insurgents.

  9. Dozens of migrants drown in sea off Somaliland

    Sydney Morning HeraldJan 09 05:35 AM

    Dozens of Ethiopian and Somali migrants died in the waters off the breakaway Somalia region of Somaliland when their vessel failed mechanically in the course of the voyage and drifted in the sea, a regional Somaliland official said.

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