Law enforcement was not a feasible career option for most Somali women when Nura Jama Ali was growing up in the 1970s.
Somalis face some of the toughest living conditions in the world. Millions are struggling to cope with the consequences of drought. Insecurity is a fact of life for everyone. 2017 has seen many terrible moments, including the devastating bomb on 14 October that ruined so many lives.
Mogadishu – The Somali Police Force (SPF) today marked the 74th anniversary of its founding in a ceremony held at the same location where a suicide bomber killed more than a dozen of the force’s members just six days ago.
The devolution of authority in Somalia’s federal system took another step forward in the city of Baidoa this week as senior officials of the country’s South West State launched the formation of local councils in the districts of Barawe and Baidoa.
Mogadishu – What’s a 27-year-old Sri Lankan woman doing in the middle of Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu, a city rebuilding after many years of chaos and civil war?
In the case of Jayathma Wickramanayake, she’s doing her job.
Mogadishu – Hundreds of youth representatives from around Somalia have gathered in the capital city for talks on the future development of young Somalis, who make up more than two thirds of the east African country’s population.
Mogadishu - Somali prosecutors from the federal government and federal member states held their first annual conference in Mogadishu this week, and they agreed to establish a Somali Prosecutors Association to strengthen the role that prosecutors play in the country’s justice syst
United Nations staff in Somalia today observed a moment of silence in memory of the UN peacekeepers killed recently in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the world body’s flag flown at half-mast in remembrance of the fallen “blue helmets.”
Mogadishu – Somalia’s electoral authorities today launched a five-year roadmap – known as the Strategic Plan – to guide the management and administration of the country’s 2020-2021 elections, also known as the ‘one-person, one-vote’ elections.