Monday, January 20, 2020

Somalia: Al Shabaab Suicide Bomber Kills 3 , Injures 15 in Car Blast Outside...

An Al Shabaab suicide bomber targeting Turkish road engineers and their crew kills 3 and injures 9 more two of whom reported in critical...

Al-Shabab Attacks Killed 4,000 in Past Decade, Says Data-Gathering Group

Somali militant group al-Shabab recently said it does not intentionally target Muslims – but a new report indicates that whatever its intentions, the group...

Somalia: Turkish Road Engineers Narrowly Escape Roadside Bomb Blast

..and Villa Somalia continues to frame the UAE to, perhaps, cover up some telltale tracks or divert attention elsewhere A roadside bomb targeting Turkish engineers...

Somalia: US AFRCOM, AMISOM Warn of Al Shabaab Potential to Launch More Deadly Attacks

The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) and US Africa Command (Africom) who are security partners in Somalia have warned that Al Shabaab have...

Somaliland, Somalia: Stopping Piracy Temptation Through Fishing Initiatives

Not so long ago, the coast of Somalia was plagued by pirates. At the peak of the problem, in 2011, there were 237 incidents of...

Somalia Says It Will Adopt ‘Special Arrangements’ for ‘Elections of Somaliland Seats’

Continuing the charade that the Republic of Somaliland comes under the international community-propped federal government of Somaliland, Somalia Parliament wrote to the international community...

Somalia Detains, Beats Record Number of Journalists in 2019

Somalia’s Western-backed government forces beat and detained a record number of journalists last year, the journalists’ syndicate told Reuters on Friday, prompting suggestions the...

Somalia: Puntland Arraigns Politician, Traditional Leaders in Court

The administration of the Federal Somalia State of Puntland arraigned four traditional leaders and a prominent politician in the Red Sea port court of...

Somalia Parliament Approves US$460-million Budget for FY2020

Somalia Federal Parliament Tuesday a $459.5 million budget for the financial year 2020 before it proceeds for recess in the coming week. The joint seating...

‘Somalia Government’s Attention Not Focused on Defeating al Shabaab’

The huge resources deployed to prop up Somalia’s central government are not being used where they are most needed in the fight against al...

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More Soldiers, Civilian Officials Abandon Puntland Responsibilities to Re-align with Somaliland

Thirty police officers of Boocame district, Sool, who had, hitherto, been loyal to the Somalia Federal state of Puntland laid aside their allegiance to...

Somalia PM Pauses Implementation of $112-Million WB Project

Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Khaire Saturday suspended a World Bank-funded development deal signed between Finance Minister Abdirahman Beyle and representatives of three regional states...

Can Ethiopia Hold a Credible, Free, Fair Election in 2020?

PM Abiy Ahmed, upon coming to power in April 2018, promised to hold democratic, credible polls with a clear timeline The much-anticipated announcement of voting...