Somaliland journalists detained, accused of “false news”

Nairobi, December 20, 2017 – Somaliland authorities should immediately release Ahmed Sa’ed and Abdirahman Mohamed Ege, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on December 18 arrested the Somali journalists on allegations of publishing false news about the mayor of Berbera, a port city in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland, according to Guleid Ahmed […]

US diplomat resigns over Donald Trump tactics

By KEVIN J. KELLEY In NEW YORK, USA A Nairobi-based American diplomat described as a rising star has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump administration’s military-focused foreign policy, particularly in Somalia. “We have ceded to the (military headquarters) Pentagon our authority to drive US foreign policy, at the behest of the White House but to […]

EXCLUSIVE: BBC’s Somali Service hits lowest rating in decades-AllEastAfrica.com

Sep 22, 2016 According to the station, it provides a key link between those in Somalia and those elsewhere By Judy Maina, judy.maina@alleastafrica.com NAIROBI – For the BBC Somali service, decades of outstanding reporting has earned for it an unrivaled reputation and credibility among the ethnic-Somali communities around the world, thanks to lack of competition and veteran journalists […]