Five must-visit places in Mogadishu in 2018

There are higher chances you read reports discouraging you from visiting Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, or read news about violence in this city. Somalia is in the process of rebuilding and stability is returning and its diaspora is returning to invest in Mogadishu and other places in the country. Here are five places

Ethiopian Airlines makes first flight to Eritrea in 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines is making its first regular passenger flight to neighboring Eritrea for the first time in two decades, opening investments between the former enemies now turned allies. The Ethiopian Airlines flight left the capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday morning, heading for Asmara, Eritrea’s capital. The airline said it will fly

US judges uphold Trump travel ban on countries including Somalia

The US Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's ban on people from five Muslim-majority countries entering the United States. The highly-anticipated ruling came as the court is winding down its nine-month term. In a 5-4 decision, US Supreme Court judges said the ban was "squarely within" the authority of President Trump. In

Missing Kenya plane found, no survivors

The wreckage of a plane with ten people on board that was reported missing in Kenya has been found with no survivors. Kenya’s Ministry of Transport said a mountain rescue team from the country’s wildlife service found the wreckage on Thursday, two days after the light aircraft disappeared from the radar “A

Is it safe to travel to Somalia?

Yes and no. Yes because positive things are happening in Somalia despite the constant flow of bad news from the Horn of Africa nation. In 2015, the then UN envoy to the country, Nick Kay, Somalia was no longer a failed state but a recovering fragile country. “The country in the past two-three years