Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Somalia: Somtel Telecom executive shot dead in Galkayo

A pistol-wielding middle-aged man has shot dead the General Manager of Telecommunications Company Somtel in central Galkayo city, officials have confirmed to Garowe Online. Late Omar Mohamed Abdulle was killed in front of...

Residents flee Al Shabaab-held Baardheere ahead of looming offensive

Hundreds of Baardheere town residents are fleeing their homes after reports emerged of an impending offensive by government and AMISOM forces.Sources indicate that a...

Delays in Somalia election raise fears of control

The delay in Somalia presidential election raises concerns of election manipulation and increased inter-clan disputes within the additional one month to November 30. Some members...

Lifeline for AMISOM as Europe says will give cash for Somalia anti-terror battle

LinkedInTwitter15Google+Facebook19Email The $187m cash will be used to pay the salaries of troops, police and civilians as well as for the mission’s costs to year-end,...

Shabab Stage Deadly Attack on Military Base in Somalia

Shabab militants claimed responsibility on Monday for an attack on a Somali military base about 30 miles outside the capital, Mogadishu, that killed at...

Five killed as suicide bomber targets Somalia presidential palace (Pictures)

A suicide car bomber has targeted the gate of the presidential palace in the Somali capital, killing at least five people, police said Monday. The...

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...

Minister for Africa reaffirms relationship during visit to Somalia and Somaliland – FCO Press...

From: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Grant ShappsUK Government Minister Grant Shapps has pledged the UK’s ongoing support...

Will Somalia’s Elections Change the War on Al-Shabaab?

In counterinsurgency, military victories tend to be easier than political ones, and Somalia seems to be a case in point these days. On the...

Somalia: U.S. AFRICOM arming Ex Somali warlord to fight Al-Shabaab

United States Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM) is reportedly giving arms and military equipment to former Somali warlord to fight against the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab.Col Barre...

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Gass shuffles cards as Puntland security undergoes unpredictable shifts

As Puntland inches nearer to the December presidential 'elections', security issues seem to be dominating attention more than should be the case in similar circumstances. Not...

Somalia: Assailants hit Puntland President where it hurts most killing one of his guards

A witness says assailants killed a member of Puntland Presidential guard unit and injured another in a shooting in the commercial city of Bossasso...

Somalia regional states’ leaders fail to turn up for meeting with Farmajo

Leaders of Somalia’s regional states did not turn up to a meeting with the country’s president which was scheduled to take place in the...