Tag: Somalia

Heavy gunfire and casualties: Armed terrorists storm luxury hotel in Mogadishu

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 19:51

A band of heavily-armed terrorists, claiming to be a part of Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabab, are storming the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to local reports. The luxury hotel ... Read More

Ukrainians, Palauans, N. Koreans, Libyans and Somalis denied US visas the most

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 00:16

This year, the United States denied entry to every other Ukrainian visa applicant, according to a document published on the website of the US Department of State. Washington rejected applications ... Read More

Qatar Airways lands in Malta for the first time

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 15:17

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Malta landed at Malta International Airport on Tuesday 4 June 2019, marking the launch of the airline’s newest gateway to Europe. Operated by ... Read More

Sustainability Report published by Qatar Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 14:01

Qatar Airways Group today published its Sustainability Report 18 (covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018), detailing its development and progress in this crucial area. The report ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council partner for ‘Summer in Qatar’ program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:40

Qatar Airways partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to offer passengers up to 25 per cent discount on airfares for all flights to Doha as a final destination from ... Read More

Qatar Airways expands agreement with Royal Air Maroc, launches services to Rabat

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 14:49

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch flights to Rabat, Morocco on 29 May 2019. Services to the Moroccan capital will be served by a Boeing 787 ... Read More

Sudan Tourism Industry: ATB President St. Ange wants Africa to stand by Sudan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019 21:48

People in Sudan are tasting freedom for the first time. It will be impossible to go back and tourism is a way to eventually rebuild the confidence and economy of ... Read More

List of Nationals died in Ethiopian Airlines Airbus 737-800 crash

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 14:30

Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed this morning six minutes after takeoff in Addis Ababa on route to Nairobi. 157 people died, among them 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, ... Read More

Qatar Airways unveils new Economy Class, seven new destinations at ITB Berlin 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 22:10

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, revealed the airline’s new Economy Class experience and announced seven upcoming additions to its rapidly-growing global network on the ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:35

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th place to the top of ... Read More

What’s the motive for attacking Kenya?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 08:09

Attacking the travel and tourism industry is the modus operandi by almost every terror group in the world. Tourism is a fragile industry and attacking the infrastructure of tourism can ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience Center offers assistance for Kenya

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 07:28

The official opening for the Global Tourism Resilience Center is planned on January 20, and the center is busy already reaching out to Kenya. In a statement today Crisis Management Centre ... Read More

Nairobi Dusit2 terror attack: 21 dead, 700 rescued and many heroes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 03:59

700 people could have died in the attack in Nairobi but didn't because of security measures in place and the immediate and effective response of authorities.  Thanks to steel doors ... Read More

African Tourism Board: Kenya tourism resilience is an example to the world

editor editor- January 16, 2019 04:37

The African Tourism Board strongly condemned the terror attack that occurred today at the luxury Dusit Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Turkish Airlines and social media phenomenon have taken off for Somalia

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 5, 2017 12:22

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, this time has taken off for an important journey in the name of humanity. Call for action ... Read More

Tourism returns as Somali piracy drops 40 percent

editor editor- March 13, 2012 05:33

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has reduced by 40 per cent since the deployment of Kenya forces in the country, spurring tourism growth in the region. Read More

Al Shabab sympathizers suspected to have caused carnage

editor editor- March 12, 2012 02:33

Kenya’s determination to pursue Al Shabab terrorists deep into Somalia and joining AMISOM, the United Nations and African Union peace-keeping mission in that war-torn country, has, in spite of visib Read More

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Mogadishu flight

editor editor- March 7, 2012 09:12

The first major commercial airline flight into Somalia's volatile capital in more than 20 years has touched down safely. Read More

“Jihadi tourism” booming in Somalia

editor editor- January 18, 2012 06:59

As international destinations go, Somalia has been off-the-charts for more than two decades. Read More

Consensus builds on total embargo on Somalia and no-fly zone

editor editor- November 3, 2011 07:26

(eTN) - The news that two plane loads of weaponry and ammunition being offloaded yesterday at the airport of Baidoa in Al Shabab-controlled parts of Somalia has sent a further ... Read More

Security Council calls for regional cooperation to fight Somali piracy

editor editor- October 26, 2011 03:42

The Security Council renewed its call today for tougher anti-piracy measures in Somalia and the wider region, urging all countries to adopt laws and cooperate with international organizations to accel Read More

Second kidnapping of tourist shocks Kenya’s tourism sector

editor editor- October 1, 2011 14:44

A range of sources in Mombasa and Nairobi report that a second tourist kidnapping has taken place, this time at the Manda Bay Resort near Lamu. Read More

UN: Horn of Africa food crisis remains dire

editor editor- September 6, 2011 01:06

The United Nations agricultural agency today called for greater efforts bring the food crisis in the Horn of Africa under control, saying that famine conditions had spread to a sixth ... Read More

UN calls for more aid at world’s biggest refugee camp

editor editor- August 18, 2011 12:06

The United Nations humanitarian chief earlier this week toured the world's largest refugee camp, telling residents of Dadaab in north-eastern Kenya that the international community must do more to hel Read More

UN declares famine in three more areas of Somalia

editor editor- August 4, 2011 03:58

The United Nations today declared a famine in three more areas in drought-ravaged Somalia, bringing to five the number of regions in the Horn of Africa country where acute malnutrition ... Read More

UN steps up efforts to bring urgent relief to millions in need

editor editor- July 22, 2011 04:18

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will start airlifts within days to get vital supplies into Somalia, which is bearing the brunt of the humanitarian crisis ... Read More

UN declares famine in two regions of Somalia

editor editor- July 21, 2011 05:46

The United Nations today declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia owing to the worst drought in decades, and appealed for urgent resources to assist millions of people ... Read More

Ban: Comprehensive global response to piracy off Somalia needed

editor editor- April 19, 2011 01:35

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a comprehensive response to maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia, saying the menace is a consequence of the overall insecurity, lack of a ... Read More

UN launches new anti-piracy plan

editor editor- February 4, 2011 02:29

The United Nations today launched an action plan to combat piracy off the Somali coast, calling for greater support from national navies to fight a “global menace” that threatens not ... Read More

Union condemns beating of 2 journalists by government officials

editor editor- January 12, 2011 04:40

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns today an action by Somali Transitional Federal government soldiers and officials who have beaten two journalists Read More

8 dead in suicide attack on Mogadishu airport

editor editor- September 10, 2010 01:13

At least eight people have been killed in bomb blasts at the main airport in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, witnesses have said. Read More

Somalia government points to Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab in hotel suicide bombing

editor editor- August 25, 2010 00:20

NAIROBI, Kenya - At least 32 people, including 6 legislators from the country's western-funded parliament, were killed on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in a suicide bombing at a hotel near ... Read More

African Union strengthens resolve on Somalia

editor editor- July 28, 2010 03:19

KAMPALA, Uganda - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has welcomed the call by the African Union to strengthen its role in ensuring stability in the state of Somalia. Read More