U.S., Somalia discuss possible cooperation against Al Shabaab militants

U.S., Somalia discuss possible cooperation against Al Shabaab militants

Somalia Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke met with the Deputy Defense Secretary of the United States of America Bob Work in the Pentagon, discussing on issues related to counterterrorism and other mutual concerns. Mr Sharmarke along with the Somali defense Minister Gen. Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Dini discussed with the officials the U.S.-Somali security assistance […]

UAE delivers armoured vehicles to Somalia Police

UAE delivers armoured vehicles to Somalia Police

The United Arab Emirates has given dozens of armoured vehicles to the Somalia Police, as part of assistance in rebuilding the security sectors and nation program. The military aid which is consisted of armoured vehicles, Toyota/LandCruiser-type vehicles and other equipment such as tank trailers was handled to the Minister of Internal Security and Police Chief […]

Somalia: Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a militia reject pull-back calls

Somalia: Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a militia reject pull-back calls

Somalia’s moderate Islamist militia group says it will not give up the captured key central town of Dhusamareb, despite a demand from the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Somalia. Ahlu Sunna waljama’a’s head of Political Affairs, Abdisalan Adam Hussein dismissed accusations of the group breaking a truce reached with the Federal government of […]

Somalia: Puntland starts major relocation of Yemeni refugees

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Somalia’s autonomous state of Puntland has started the relocation of hundreds of Yemeni refugees who have fled the violence in the middle-eastern country. The camp-to-apartment resettlement program started on 8 June, following weeks of planning and preparation by the autonomous state in collaboration with the International aid organizations and local businessmen. In the first major […]

Somalia: UN envoy calls Islamist militia to withdraw from Central town

Somalia: UN envoy calls Islamist militia to withdraw from Central town

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Somalia has called Islamist group Ahlu Sunna Waljama’ah to withdraw from a Central town, days after capturing it from forces loyal to the Federal government. In a Press Statement, Ambassador Nicolas Kay reiterated his concern over the recent violence in Dhusamareb, the capital of Galgadud region and […]

UAE FM arrives on rare Somalia visit

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdallah Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, paid a rare visit to the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Sunday, Horseed Media reports. During his short visit he met with the President of Somalia along with the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Health, Education, Internal Security, and land & […]

Somalia: Moderate Islamist rebels seize control of Central town

Somalia: Moderate Islamist rebels seize control of Central town

Somali moderate Islamist rebels have taken over the control of a town located in the Central region of the country on Sunday morning, Horseed Media reports. Dhusamareb, the capital of Galgadud region and North of Mogadishu, was under the control of forces loyal to the Federal government of Somalia. According to local residents, the Ahlu Sunnah […]

Somalia MPs table motion against Kenya separation border wall

Somalia MPs table motion against Kenya separation border wall

Members of the Somalia Federal Parliament have tabled a motion against Kenya’s on-going plans to build a separation border wall in the two countries’ long porous border. Somalia Parliament is expected to debate on the building of the wall in the upcoming week, sources close to the Parliament Speakers have confirmed to Horseed Media. According […]

US Department of State Coordinator for Counterterrorism visits Somalia

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Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US Department of State Tina Kaidanow visited Somali capital, Mogadishu on Thursday and met with the leaders of the Somalia Federal government. The meeting was held in Mogadishu airport and was attended by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid and several ministers. According to a statement from the […]