Cholera treatment centre.

Picture - Catherine Mumbi Trocaire, CAFOD

This is Somalia’s worst cholera outbreak in five years. So far, 71,663 cases have been counted, including more than 1,098 deaths, according to Doctor Ghulam Popal, the World Health Organization representative. In July, when Hussein was admitted, more

7 Aug 2017 00:00 Somalia

IOM helps survivors of last January's boat tragedy in Somalia return home to Ethiopia.

© IOM - Craig Murphy 2016

In early January a migrant boat left the northern coast of Somalia bound for Yemen. It carried 106 Ethiopian and Somali migrants who had trekked across large swathes of remote land on foot and by truck to reach the point of embarkation. more

1 Feb 2016 00:00 Ethiopia

United States' President Barack Obama has announced his "intent to nominate" Katherine Simonds Dhanani, a career member of the Foreign Service, as the Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia. more

25 Feb 2015 00:00 Somalia

On May 2nd, Sierra Leone made a great move forward by deciding to eliminate the death penalty. more

13 May 2014 16:00 Sierra Leone

Islamist militants have car-bombed Camalow Hotel in Bulobarde in central Somalia that was being used by African Union (AU) and Somali military forces. The al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab movement said its raid claimed many lives. more

18 Mar 2014 12:15 Somalia