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Al Shabaab advances in several towns in Southern Somalia

Al Shabaab advances in several towns in Southern Somalia

Hundreds of al-Shabaab fighters stormed a strategic district in a province northwest of the capital after the Somali government forces withdrew, residents confirmed. Wanlaweyn, a small town in the southeastern Lower Shebelle region and some 50-miles from Mogadishu, was briefly seized by al-Shabaab militants on Saturday night. One local resident who requested not to be […]

Somalia: Mogadishu Car blast wounds intelligence officer

Somalia: Mogadishu Car blast wounds Somali intelligence officer

A Somali intelligence officer has been targeted with a bomb planted in his car in the Somali Capital, Mogadishu on Sunday, witnesses and officials said. “A bomb placed in Colonel Abdiaziz Habib’s car exploded while he was driving and on his way to work,” said a security official, who refused to be named. He said […]

Somalia: AMISOM denies withdrawal of troops from strategic towns


The African Union mission in Somalia denied on Friday reports of its troops’ withdrawal from strategic areas in the Southern part of the country, a top official has said. The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou, said in a press statement […]

Somalia: Over 3,500 Somali and Yemeni refugees arrive in Puntland

Somalia: Over 3,500 Somali and Yemeni refugees arrive in Puntland

More than 3500 Somali refugees fleeing the escalating violence in Yemen have arrived back home, making it the highest number of refugees escaping the violence in the middle-eastern country to arrive in Puntland in a single day. Their journey from the Yemen port town of Mukalla to Bossaso took couple of days due to the bad weather […]

Somalia and AU troops abandon key towns

Somalia and AU troops abandon key towns

African Union and Somalia government troops have abandoned key towns  in Southern Somalia where al-Shabaab militants’ presence has been rising, Horseed Media reports. According to local residents, the troops withdrew from the towns of Awdheegle and Qoryoley of the Lower Shabelle region on Wednesday night. The army commanders were not available to comment on issues that […]

No withdrawal of Kenya case at ICJ – Somalia

No withdrawal of Kenya case at ICJ - Somalia

Somalia’s Federal government has reconfirmed its stance over the lawsuit filed to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the maritime border dispute with Kenya. A Press statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed claims from the Kenyan government that both sides had agreed to settle the dispute outside the court. ‘’Somalia […]

Somalia Celebrates 55 Years of Independence

Somalia Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

As Somalis celebrate 55 years of independence, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has urged them to dedicate themselves to defending the country’s freedom and sovereignty.  On this day Somalia commemorates the beginning of new nation after achieving freedom from the colonial powers and merging to form one nation. The day is marked with speeches fostering unity […]

2016 and Somalia: We must preserve the Somali way of Consideration


The recent consultation meeting in Mogadishu on February between the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia with his Prime Minister and the Presidents of the Federal Member States of Puntland, Jubbaland and South West State and the one that has just concluded in Garowe on May 2, 2015 was an extremely useful and step […]

Casualties in Somalia suicide car bombing


A suicide car bomber smashed into a pickup truck carrying security officers in the Somalia capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, an official said, in the latest in a string of attacks. “A suicide bomber rammed his car into the pickup truck and there were casualties,” said security official Abdi Dahir. “There was a heavy explosion.” One […]