Al Shabaab flushed out from last major stronghold in Somalia

Al Shabaab flushed out last major stronghold in Somalia

African Union and Somali troops on Friday morning won control of a strategic town that had been used by the Islamic militants of al-Shabaab, forcing the insurgents from their last significant stronghold in the Southern part of the country. The allied forces took control of Dinsoor town in the South-western Bay region, which is more […]

Somalia and AU forces capture key militant stronghold

Somalia and AU forces capture key militant stronghold

Somali government forces supported by African Union peacekeepers and tanks on Wednesday took control of a key Islamist rebel town, officials and witnesses said. The allied forces entered the town of Bardheere, some 400 kilometres West of Mogadishu at around midday with no resistance from Al Qaeda affiliated Shabaab rebels. “We have taken control of […]

Somalia Lawmaker calls for extension of Parliament’s mandate

Somalia Lawmaker calls for extension of Parliament’s mandate

With the legal term of the Somalia’s Federal Parliament coming to end in August 2016, a Female lawmaker has called for an extension of the Parliament’s mandate. Former Somalia’s deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs who is currently a member of the Parliament, Fowsia Yusuf Haji Aden argued that the lawmakers needed an extension […]

Somalia: AMISOM denies troops killed Civilians

Somalia: AMISOM denies troops killed Civilians

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has denied accusations that soldiers had killed civilians in the Southern port town of Merca in an alleged revenge attack by soldiers after coming under an attack. In a Press statement, AMISOM said that its troops had killed “al Shabaab fighters” not civilians to quell unrest, contradicting witnesses […]

AMISOM troops massacre Civilians in Revenge attack in Somalia

Somalia Violence

The African Union troops in Somalia have been accused of killing more than 13 Somali Civilians in the Southern port town of Merka after being attacked with grenades by unknown assailants. Community leaders and Residents said the soldiers arrived in more than a dozen armored personnel carriers in the early morning hours of Tuesday. “Soldiers stormed […]

Over 1200 Somali returnees arrive in Northern Somalia

Over 1200 Somali returnees arrive in Northern Somalia

A Ship carrying more than 1200 Somali returnees running away from the deteriorating violence in Yemen arrived in the port town of Berbera, in Northern Somalia. Officials in the breakaway region of Somaliland have told the media that 1238 Somali nationals arrived on Monday afternoon and were transferred to makeshift camps. A boat journey from […]

Somalia not yet ready to manage its own airspace

Somalia not yet ready to manage its own airspace

Somalia’s Transportation and Civil aviation minister has insisted that the government is not ready to take over the management of airspace because of limited resources and huge investment needed to do so. Last year, Somalia’s Federal government declared that International Civil Aviation Organisation, which has been controlling the airspace of the country since 1996 has […]

Somalia President receives credentials from UK ambassador

Somalia President receives credentials from UK ambassador

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud received credentials from the newly-appointed UK ambassador to Somalia Ms Harriet Mathews on Monday. In a conversation, the President and ambassador discussed the prospects of strengthening the bilateral relations, relevant international and regional issues. President Mohamoud congratulated Ms Mathews on the appointment and wished success in her diplomatic mission. He […]