Somali National News Agency established in 1964. It is one of the main pillars of the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism.
The main center of SONNA is located in the capital city of Somalia, Mogadishu, and there were a number of reports used in most regions throughout the country.
SONNA has been an active member of the News Union Organizations in Arab, African, and International News Agencies; though it was affected by the Somali civil war that erupted in early 1991, which caused to be not working and absent in the area for about two decades.
Hence, gradually the agency resumes its activities and at present works some extents since 2012.