Startup launches Somalia’s first motorcycle hailing app

Somali startup Gulivery has launched a new app called Go! which will connect motorcycle riders in Mogadishu with customers across the country's capital. Launched on May Day, the app is expected to bring affordable and convenient transport options to residents of the recovering seaside Somali city. According to Gulivery, the service is

Somali information minister resigns, replacement appointed

Somali information minister Dahir Mohamud Gelle has resigned from his position in the cabinet, citing policy differences with the country's federal administration. Mr Gelle confirmed his resignation in a telephone interview with the Somali service of Voice of America. In a 5-minute interview with VOA Somali, he cited differences of opinion on

World’s most populous Muslim nation is changing its capital city

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has announced plans to move the country's capital city away from Jakarta and build a new one, Al Jazeera reported. State media outlets say the city of Palangkaraya, on the island of Borneo, could be the next capital city. The idea has been circulating for decades but has

Somali man found guilty in US 911 caller death

A jury in the US has found Somali-born former policeman Mohamed Noor guilty of killing Australian woman Justine Ruszczyk Damond in 2017. The former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of third-degree murder for the shooting death of the Australian woman who approached his car minutes after calling 911 to report a