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EU Naval Force Welcomes Third Successful Conviction in 2016 of Armed Pirates who Terrorised Seafarers off the Coast of Somalia


The European Union’s counter-piracy EU Naval Force has welcomed the conviction earlier today of twelve men after they were found guilty by the Mauritian Court of attempting to carry out an act of piracy against a merchant ship, MSC Jasmine, on 5 January 2013. The successful conviction came after prosecution lawyers in the Republic of Mauritius challenged More...

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By SomalilandPress On Friday, July 8th, 2016

Report: Netanyahu and Somali President Secretly Meet In Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV – In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the president of Somalia, a Muslim country that does not recognize the State of Israel, a source close to the Somali leader told More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, July 8th, 2016

Somalia:Somali Woman, Defying Odds, Runs for Top Spot In Next Month’s Polls

With the news of terror attacks, the departure of peacekeepers and the proposed eviction of thousands of Somali refugees in neighboring Kenya, it is easy to miss the news of the first woman candidate running to More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Senior EU official Pedro Serrano visits Somalia

29/06/2016 Press Release Mr. Pedro Serrano, the EU Deputy Secretary General of the EU’s External Action Service and in charge of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy and Crisis Response led a More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Statement by the Spokesperson on the terrorist attack in Somalia

Somalia has once again been hit by deadly terrorist attacks perpetrated by al-Shabaab. An attack took place against Nasahaablood Hotel in Mogadishu yesterday, leaving many casualties including State Minister Burci More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, June 20th, 2016

Statement by the African Union Special Representative to Somalia on the occasion of World Refugee Day

JUNE 20, 2016 AMISOM PR/025/2016 Press Release On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia, and head of the African Union Mission More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Somalia – Gendered Killings

SIHA Briefing on the latest wave of targeted killings of women Targeting civilians, both men and women is not a new issue in Somalia.  Thus a growing trend of gendered killings is spreading across Somalia. The More...

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By SomalilandPress On Saturday, June 18th, 2016
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An Open Letter the People of Puntland

Somalis are no strangers to trials and tribulations, whether they be natural or manmade.  Puntland  has sought to find its own way forward, and has a number of achievements of which it should be rightly proud. More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, June 6th, 2016

Sonmalia:Journalist shot and killed in Mogadishu

New York, June 6, 2016-Somali authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing on Sunday of journalist Sagal Salad Osman and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Somalia breaks new ground in education by expanding national Secondary school examinations

Friday, 03 June 2016 The Somali education authorities with financial support from the European Union have this week administered the end of secondary school examinations to 33,000 students marking unprecedented More...