Al-Shabaab detonates car bomb outside Somalian intelligence compound

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Fighters from Somalia’s al-Shabaab group detonated a car bomb and fought their way into a compound where national intelligence agency officials train, police and the militants said on Sunday, as gunfire raged inside. Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, said the fighters captured the building and “killed many” intelligence agents inside. “First they […]

UN appoints new deputy special envoy for Somalia

Mr Peter de Clercq, the new deputy Special envoy to Somalia

Peter de Clercq, a Dutch national has been appointed as deputy special envoy in Somalia by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon. Philippe Lazzarini of Switzerland will be replaced by Mr de Clercq as Mr. Ban ki-moon’s deputy special representative for Somalia and also UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative. According […]

Somalia: Puntland warns of ‘civil war’ over claims of its territory by Central region state formation delegates

Somalia: Puntland warns of civil war over claims of its territories by Central region state formation delegates

Somalia’s autonomous state of Puntland warned on Thursday of the risks of a civil war, after delegates sitting for the establishment of a new Federal state in the Central region of Somalia signed a controversial constitution. The delegates of the Conference passed on Wednesday a controversial constitution, claiming the new state’s boundary is close to Burtinle […]

Somalia: Kenya announces to lift ban on Somali-owned remittance firms

Kenya announces to lift ban on Somali-owned remittance firms

A ban on remittance firms operating in Kenya imposed two months ago will be lifted, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced. In his message to the nation on the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan, Mr Kenyatta said that he had ordered the Central Bank of Kenya to create policies which will ‘’guide’’ the remittances. […]

Somalia Police foil Al Shabaab attack at a Political Conference

Bodies of two of the assailants that the Police said they planned to carryout attack

Somalia authorities on Thursday said they have foiled a planned suicide bomb attack against delegations attending a Conference aimed at forming  a new Federal state in the Central region of the country. According to security officials, several number of assailants driving a car were stopped as they were on a mission to blow up at a residential […]

Muslim world begins holy month of Ramadan

Muslim world begins holy month of Ramadan

Billions of Muslims around the world are marking this year’s Ramadan which started on Thursday with a month-long fasting, in fulfillment of one of the most revered pillars of the Islamic religion – Fasting.  Ramadan got under way in Asian countries including Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population at around 225 million people, […]

Somalia: Puntland President makes major cabinet reshuffle

Somalia: Puntland President makes major cabinet reshuffle

Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, has made major changes to his cabinet on Wednesday, with ministers being sacked or shifted into other roles. According to the new cabinet list, eight new ministers have joined the government, majority of them new faces to replace eight others who were dropped. The changes to the government affected key […]

Somalia: 3 Soldiers killed in Mogadishu roadside bombing

Somalia: 3 Soldiers killed in Mogadishu roadside bombing

Three Army combatants were killed on Tuesday as extremist rebels set off a roadside bomb while their vehicle was passing the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somali capital, officials and witnesses said. According to witnesses, the soldiers were part of a convoy travelling to an unidentified location close to Mogadishu. A senior security officer confirmed to Horseed […]

Somalia launches campaign to tackle deforestation

Somalia's minister of Livestock, Forestry and Range Mr Saeed Iid

The Somalia Federal government has unveiled a joint program aimed at tackling deforestation in a bid to protect environment and reducing emissions. The new campaign which is funded by the United Nations, was launched by the Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range in cooperation with other several ministries. Delivering his speech in the launching ceremony, […]