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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Somali Affairs

Twin blasts rock Somali capital

Two loud blasts were heard on Saturday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, even as police set up extra checkpoints in the city to... More

Nine civilians killed in revenge attack in Somalia’s Galkayo

Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia on 14 June in revenge for the death of an intelligence official earlier... More

Turkey condemns terror attacks in Somali capital

The Turkish government on Saturday (15th June) condemned the terror attacks that happened in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least nine people. "We... More

A review of East African budgets: Somalia ‘lagging behind’

The Ministries of Finance in East African countries have presented their respective budgets. The finance ministers of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda presented their 2019/20... More

Prominent Somali opposition leader condemns Galkayo attack

A prominent Somali opposition leader has condemned a tribally-motivated attack that happened in Galkayo city on the night of 14th June in which civilians... More

AU troops arrest Al-Shabaab suspect with explosives in southern Somalia

  The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Wednesday (12 June) that security forces are interrogating an Al-Shabaab trigger-man who was arrested in... More

Top US military official visits Somalia, holds talks with Premier Kheyre

The US government has pledged to continue supporting Somalia in the war against the militant group, Al-Shabaab. US Marine Corps Gen Thomas D Waldhauser, Commander,... More

Somali army retakes three villages from Al-Shabaab in Gedo region

Somali forces on Sunday night (9th June) retook three villages near Bardhere town in the country's southern region of Gedo and killed three Al-Shabaab... More

Somali President, AU envoy discuss role of AMISOM, security

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia and Head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Ambassador... More

AU envoy, Speaker of Somalia’s Parliament discuss security

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia and Head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Ambassador... More