Somalia not ready to hold national elections in 2016

Somalia not ready to hold national elections in 2016

Somalia has ruled out the possibility of holding national elections across the country in the coming year, 2016. The decision was announced jointly by the country’s Parliament Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari and Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid after a session was held in Mogadishu on Tuesday. Delivering his speech, Prime Minister Sharmarke insisted that there are […]

Somalia Officials: Mogadishu hotel suicide bomber was German citizen

Somalia Officials: Mogadishu hotel suicide bomber was German citizen

A suspected suicide bomber who killed more than 15 people in a Mogadishu popular hotel over the weekend was a German of Somali origin, Intelligence officials have said. The Al Jazeera hotel attack happened when the suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden truck at the gate of the hotel, which is close to the main airport. Somalia’s […]

Somalia: Al Shabaab offer nothing but death and destruction – Obama

Somalia: Al Shabaab offer nothing but death and destruction – Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged allies in the East African region to join together in routing al-Shabaab, a day after the militants carried out a deadly car bomb attack in Mogadishu. Mr Obama who was speaking in Addis Ababa after meeting Ethiopian leaders said that the bombing of a popular Mogadishu hotel shows what […]

Somalia Minister calls for Parliament to approve new anti-terrorism bill

Somalia Minister calls for Parliament to approve new anti-terror bill

Somalia’s Minister of Internal Security has called for the country’s Federal Parliament to approve the new anti-terrorism bill, which is aimed at beefing up powers to confront the threat of extremist militants following a spate of deadly attacks. The new law was submitted to the Parliament and was read to the Parliament by the Minister […]

Somalia: Al Shabaab warns Mogadishu residents

Somalia: Al Shabaab warns Mogadishu residents

Somali Militant group has warned Mogadishu local residents to stay away from Government and international organization areas, following a deadly car bomb attack in a Mogadishu popular hotel. On Sunday, a truck full of explosives detonated at the gate of Aljazeera hotel, which is sheltered by government officials and foreign dignitaries, killing at least 13 […]

Dozens killed in Somalia hotel terror attack

Dozens killed in Somalia hotel terror attack

At least 12 people are reported to have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday. The attack happened around 4 p.m when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of the hotel, which is close to the main airport. The explosion could be […]

Somalia: Militants assassinate MP and government official in Mogadishu

Somalia: Militants assassinate MP and government official in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab militants have shot dead a member of the Somali Federal Parliament and a government official in Mogadishu in two separate drive-by shooting incidents on Saturday, witnesses have said. In the first attack, an official working in the Prime Minister’s office was killed in Dharkenley neighbourhood as he was driving to work in the morning, […]

AMISOM airstrike kills at least 11 civilians in Somalia

AMISOM airstrike kills at least 11 civilians in Somalia

An airstrike carried out by the African Union forces in the country’s South-west killed at least 11 civilians, mostly women and children and wounded dozens more, residents and officials said Saturday. The airstrikes, which are thought to be carried out by helicopters owned by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) pounded vehicles thought to […]

Britain pledges continued support to Somalia

Britain pledges continued support to Somalia

Visiting United Kingdom (UK) Minister of International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Grant Shapps has pledged his government’s continued support to Somalia as the country continues to recover from the over two decades of civil war. Mr Shapps arrived in Mogadishu and met the country’s top leaders including President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and […]

A Traveller’s Tale from Kismayo, the Jerusalem of Somalia

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The southern port town of Kismayo is where I am heading to. It is the home of many of my immediate family members. They were born there, grew up there, now earn a living there,sheltered there at the height of the civil war and became hostages there and still stayed put. They witnessed the town […]