Monthly Archives: January, 2020

France: Seven men detained over plans for terror attack

Paris(SONNA)- Security forces detained seven men Monday who were believed to be planning a terrorist attack in France. According to French media, the suspects, who are between t...

U.S, Somali forces kill 3 Al-Shabaab operatives in air strike

Mogadishu(SONNA)- on the afternoon of 19 January 2020, the Federal Government of Somalia in coordination with the United States Military and Federal Member States conducted an air ...

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

ADDIS ABABA(SONNA)- The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most...

Saudi and Qatar strongly condemns bombing on security checkpoint in Somalia

Jeddah(SONNA)- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the bombing that targeted a security checkpoint a...

World Bank officials visit Djibouti to discuss country’s development prospects

Djibouti(SONNA)- A delegation of World Bank Group Executive Directors (EDs) has concluded its visit to Djibouti after gaining a comprehensive perspective of the country’s current d...

Air strike kills Alshabaab top officials in Southern Somalia

Mogadishu(SONNA) The Federal Government of Somalia in coordination with the United States Military and Federal Member States conducted an air strike on al-Shabaab militants 25km no...

Foreign Minister discusses with the Deputy UN Envoy for Somalia the strengthenin...

Mogadishu(SONNA)- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad, met today in Mogadishu, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secreta...

UN envoy for Horn of Africa ends Somalia visit hopeful for building on progress ...

Mogadishu(SONNA) – The top UN official for the Horn of Africa today left Somalia expressing hope for the country’s progress as it enters a pivotal year on various fronts of develop...

Is Somalia Poised for Economic Success?

Washington(SONNA)-Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the United States, H.E. Ali Sharif Ahmed wrote the article below, responding previous negative articles published...

Football: Barcelona sack Valverde, appoint new manager

Barcelona(SONNA)- Spanish giants Barcelona sacked coach Ernesto Valverde to replace him with Quique Setien. "Quique Setien will be the new manager of FC Barcelona. Welcome!" Bar...

Somali youth organise blood donor system to save lives in Goldogob

Kalkacyo(SONNA)- A group of young volunteers in central Somalia’s Goldogob have set up a system linking blood donors with the local hospital, in order to save patients in urgent ne...

Jointly Championing a New Chapter of China-Somalia Friendship

Mogadishu(SONNA) The new year 2020 has come,on behalf of the Chinese Embassy, I would like to extend the my cordial greetings and good wishes to the brotherly Somali people. I wish...