Saturday, September 22, 2018

Somalia: Al Shabaab dawn raid on a Mogadishu suburb town – Afgooye

The Al Qaeda-linked, Islamist fighter group, Al Shabaab, raided an army station at Afgooye, only 30 kilometres west of the Somalia Federal Government seat,...

Nicholas Haysom: The new SRSG for Somaliland/Somalia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as his Special Representative for Somalia and Head of...

Yours truly, Dahabshiil!

There are periods in time that all the delight is yours. This does not come by accident, though. Such delights are the creation of...

Why Somalia cannot unite with Kenya

I was intrigued by the title of an article written by a certain Karanja Kabage, a Kenyan, who is an Advocate of the High Court...

UNMAS, AMISOM to collaborate on elimination of IEDs in Somalia – Press Release

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) have pledged to strengthen their collaboration to effectively counter...

Somalia Needs a Cogent Foreign Policy Agenda

Introduction After decades of being a backwater failed nation largely defined by civil wars, famine, piracy and terrorism, Somalia is suddenly finding itself at the...

Middle East proxy war ratchets up Somalia-Somaliland tensions

Shortly after U.N., IGAD, and U.K. defused a potential armed conflict between Somaliland and Puntland in Sool province of Somaliland, Puntland vows to reignite...

Somalia: Al Shabaab destroys second district office in as many weeks

A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing at least six people in an attack claimed...

Somalia: Five presidents GO AGAINST one!

Five presidents of the federal states of Somalia have come together to put pressure on the president to deliver on his promises. They have formed...

Somalia: Fahad Yassin under Kenyan security microscope

Fahad Yassin, the man President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo appointed as the Intelligence Chief of the Western-backed federal government of Somalia, only recently, has come under...

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Report: Google suppressed an explosive memo about its Chinese search engine

Google's prototype may have been designed to track citizens. Every time we hear a new report about Google's alleged censored search engine for China, it...

Kenya: No place for complacency on Shabaab threat

The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group remains a potent threat to security in the region, although its capacity to stage regular attacks in urban areas...

US State Department designates Somalia ‘terrorist haven’

Somalia remains “a terrorist safe haven” and Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa, continues to control large areas of the country despite increased...