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After long break, US welcomes Somali ambassador

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 07:03

The United States on Monday welcomed a new ambassador from Somalia -- the first in over two decades.

Graft allegations test West`s ties to Somali president

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 13:31

A resignation letter by Somalia`s central bank governor sent from Dubai has thrown Western donors into a quandary over supporting a government they need to fight al Qaeda`s local allies.

Somali president names economist as new prime minister

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 23:51

Somalia`s president named a political newcomer as prime minister on Thursday, days after his predecessor was ousted amid bitter infighting in the war-torn nation.

Somalia defies Islamist threats after deadly UN attack

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 20:08

Somalia`s leaders vowed that progress would continue despite fresh threats by Islamist insurgents, a day after they staged their attack on the UN office.

US recognises Somali government

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013, 13:35

The US has officially recognised the Somali government in Mogadishu after more than two decades.

Somalia`s Prez Hassan Sheikh Mohamud inaugurated

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 22:05

Mohamud, a teacher and activist, won the election last week against outgoing President Sheik Sharif Sheikh Ahmed by the legislative vote of 190 to 79.

Somalia`s new President unhurt in Mogadishu blasts

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 23:28

Al-Shabab, a radical Islamist militia that is affiliated with al Qaeda and which is waging an insurgency against the Somali government, quickly claimed responsibility for the attack.