Somalia

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Sahra Mohamed and Marya Abdulah get drinking water from the Concern and Echo-funded water catchment tank in northern Somaliland. Photograph: Gavin Douglas/ Concern Worldwide

Somaliland is a region in the north of Somali with its own government and ambitions for statehood. The former British protectorate received independen(...)

Sahra Mohamed and Marya Abdulah getting drinking water from the Concern and EU Echo-funded water catchment tank in Northern Somaliland. Photograph: Gavin Douglas/Concern Worldwide

If a single drought is classified as an environmental bullet, what is facing Somaliland in the Horn of Africa is rapid machine-gun fire. The increasin(...)

File image of  Abdirahman Omar Osman at an event in Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 2017. File photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

The mayor of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has died of wounds sustained in a suicide bomb attack on his office, Somali government officials said on Thu(...)

Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar , Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rashida Tlaib: have criticised Donal Trump and challenged their own Democratic leadership. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

US president Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four liberal Democrats in Congress, who have become known as “The Squad”, calling on the(...)

Supporters greet Ilhan Omar (centre) at St Paul Airport in Minneapolis on Thursday.  Photograph: Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Democratic congresswoman Ihlan Omar on Friday, a day after attempting to distance himself from chants(...)

Democratic members of Congress Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib  listen as Ilhan Omar  speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

When US president Donald Trump wrote in a tweet on Sunday that “’progressive’ Democrat congresswomen” should “go back and help fix the totally broken (...)

Asasey Hotel  in Kismayo, Somalia:  26  people, including Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh and her husband Farid Jama, were killed there in an attack by Al Shabaab. Photograph: AP

Somalia’s ministry of foreign affairs is to set up an award in honour of Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh, who returned to the Horn of Africa (...)

Democratic congresswomen  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and  Ilhan Omar with Republican House member Haley Stevens in Washington on January 4th last.   Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has doubled down on his inflammatory comments about four young congresswomen, arguing that they should “apologise” to the Un(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘You can’t leave fast enough’. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Donald Trump has attacked four progressive Democratic congresswomen who have clashed with their own party establishment, saying they&nb(...)

A view of Asasey Hotel after an attack, in Kismayo, Somalia. Photograph: AP Photo

The death toll from Somalia’s Kismayu hotel attack on Friday has risen to 26, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, Jubbaland region’(...)

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