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Al-Shabaab attacks Somali army base in recently captured southern town

Massive car bomb explosions followed by heavy gunfire targeted a Somali military camp in a town recently captured from Al-Shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle... More

Ethiopian officials arrive in Somalia’s Kismayo to hold talks with Madobe

Informed sources have told Somaliaffairs that Ethiopian intelligence officials arrived in the southern Somali city of Kismayo on Saturday morning (10th August). About six Ethiopian... More

Al-Shabaab spokesman wounded in southern Somalia fighting – army

The Somali National Army, backed by AMISOM troops, on Sunday (10 August] carried out operations against the Al-Shabaab militant group in Lower Shabelle region,... More

Somali opposition parties laud election of new Jubbaland MPs

Two major opposition political parties in Somalia have welcomed the newly-elected Jubbaland state parliament. Members of the new state parliament were sworn in today... More

Newly-elected Jubbaland MPs sworn in in Kismayo

Newly elected lawmakers of the Jubbaland State Assembly were sworn in today paving the way for the election of a new president in a... More

Somali intelligence officers receiving training in Qatar – report

Reliable sources have confirmed to Somaliaffairs that the Government of Qatar has begun training Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces. According to the... More

Somali spy chief reportedly in secret visit to Russia

The acting Director of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), Fahad Yasin, has reportedly embarked on a secret visit to the Russian capital,... More

Somali opposition party congratulates newly-elected Jubbaland MPs

The Somali opposition party, Wadajir, has congratulated the newly-elected Jubbaland state parliament members, who were today sworn in in Kismayo. In a press statement, the... More

Somali opposition leader calls for unity against militants in Eid message

Politician Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, leader of the Somali opposition Wadajir Party, has sent a message of congratulation to the Somali people on the occasion... More

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

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AMISOM commander heads to Somalia’s Kismayo amid political tensions

AMISOM Force Commander General Youssouf is expected to travel to Kismayo to try ti resolve the political tensions over the Jubbaland elections in recent... More

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Puntland deputy leader rejects poll body appointed by state’s president

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Somali forces conduct security operation in central region

Somali army commandos known as DANAB early on Sunday conducted security operations in Mudug region of north-central Somalia. The forces raided specific target areas and... More

UN envoy threatens to reject outcome of Jubbaland’s poll

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