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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Somali Affairs

Two Al-Shabaab fighters defect to government forces in southern Somalia

Two armed men from the the militant group Al-Shabaab on Saturday surrendered to Jubbaland regional administration's security forces in Afmadow town, lower Jubba region... More

Somalia says blind woman carried out deadly 24 July Mogadishu blast

The Somali government has released details of the preliminary investigations into the 24 July explosion which targeted the Banadir regional administration headquarters in the... More

Somali Galmudug state leader not to seek re-election

President of Galmudug regional state of Somalia has announced that he will not be seeking re-election for a second term. In a statement, President Ahmed... More

Somali government says will not recognize Jubbaland election results

The Federal Government of Somalia has warned that it will not recognize the results of the Jubbaland elections if the state does not address... More

Gunmen kill one person in Somali capital’s main market

Unknown gunmen armed with pistols on Wednesday shot and killed one person inside the biggest market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, according to a... More

Somalia’s Puntland leader, UN official discuss humanitarian issues

Puntland regional state president, Said Abdullahi Deni, yesterday received a delegation from the World Food Program (WFP) led by the newly appointed WFP country... More

Somalia’s Ahlu Sunnah group leader threatens to ditch deal with government

The leader of Somalia’s moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’ah (ASWJ), Sheikh Mohamed Shakir, who is also the head of government of the... More

Jubbaland presidential candidates set conditions to participate in polls

Following a meeting of the Jubbaland Presidential candidates union and a delegation from the regional bloc IGAD that is visiting the region, the candidates... More

Somali parties warn government against interfering in Jubbaland polls

A group of Somali political parties have warned the Federal Government of Somalia against interfering in the upcoming presidential elections in Jubbaland regional state. In... More

Massive fire razes market in Somalia’s Kismayo

Traders in Kismayo are counting losses after a fire razed down a dozen shops on Tuesday morning, destroying goods worth thousands of US dollars. The... More