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Somalia open for business, says petroleum minister

Rich in hydrocarbons and possessing a favorable geological structure, Somalia holds huge opportunities for investors looking to enter the East African market...

21 Oct 2019

Somalia will honour legacy oil & gas

Somalia is breathing new life in its dormant oil and gas sector with anew Petroleum Law and Revenue Sharing Agreement and its first ever offshore licensing round (15 blocks covering 75,000km2...

10 Sep 2019

Clean, affordable renewable energy for Somaliland

Through a phased approach, the he UK-funded Esres in partnership with the Somaliland's Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MoEM) is addressing the high costs of electricity in Somaliland...

2 May 2019

Armed men raid Somalia's Universal TV, fire guns in station

Authorities in Somalia should urgently investigate an attack on the privately-owned station Universal TV and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

15 Apr 2019

Somaliland court suspends newspaper for one year for publishing 'false news'

The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed deep concern about a one-year suspension imposed by a Somaliland court on the privately owned Foore newspaper ...

28 Feb 2019

Radio journalist gunned down in Somalia

Authorities in Somalia should urgently investigate the killing of radio journalist Abdullahi Mire Hashi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

1 Nov 2018

Mobile money transfers have taken off in Somalia. But there are risks

A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries in Africa...

By Victor Odundo Owuor 15 Oct 2018

Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper

Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately lift a ban on the operations of Waaberi newspaper, a privately owned daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

9 Jul 2018

Somaliland arrests journalists, bans TV stations

Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should desist from detaining and harassing journalists covering a conflict with Puntland...

4 Jun 2018

Innovate Ventures Accelerator in Somaliland calls for applications

Applications are now open for the third cycle of the tech accelerator Innovate Ventures Accelerator, based in Hargeisa, Somaliland. This year's programme will accept 12 startups and will invest up to $30,000...

12 Apr 2018

Online delivery startup Gulivery scales across Somalia

Somalian online delivery startup Gulivery has already expanded to the capital Mogadishu after its launch in Hargeisa last year, and is planning expansion across East Africa over the next few years...

By Tom Jackson 16 Mar 2018

Massive measles vaccination campaign underway in Somalia

Millions of Somali children will be vaccinated against measles in a joint campaign by the WHO, Unicef and local health authorities...

15 Mar 2018

Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting

Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel ...

5 Jan 2018

Somali startups receive investment

Somali Accelerator graduates another cohort of startups and gives $30,000 in investment at the Demo Day in Hargeisa...

16 Nov 2017

Somaliland court jails journalist for 18 months

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the conviction and sentencing of Somaliland journalist Mohamed Adan Dirir during a one-day trial held without the journalist's lawyer...

12 Oct 2017

Somalia is getting its first tech incubator

The doors are set to open at iRise, the first ever tech incubator and co-working space to be established in the Somali capital of Mogadishu...

22 Sep 2017

Somali journalist dies after suicide bomber targets café

Somali broadcast journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim has died from injuries sustained on September 10 after a suicide bomber attack...

15 Sep 2017

Journalist detained without charge in Puntland

Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week...

16 Aug 2017

Somalia's first ICT exhibition opens in Mogadishu

Somalia's first and largest ICT exhibition has kicked off in Mogadishu, showcasing the development Somalia is making in the field of communications and technology...

17 Oct 2018

iRise opens applications for Somali incubator

The recently-launched iRise hub has opened applications for its first incubation programme, which aims to mentor and support local entrepreneurs to help create sustainable and scalable businesses in Somalia...

By Tom Jackson 8 Feb 2018

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