Saturday, July 20, 2019

SOMALIA: WHY A ‘SEMI-TERRITORIAL’ AL-SHABAB REMAINS A THREAT

Despite losing territory, Al-Shabab remains a potent threat to the country. Several analysts have highlighted the supposed weakening of Al-Shabab, the violent Somali Islamist militant...

Somalia: State minister among 15 killed in Mogadishu hotel attack

Buri Mohamed Hamza, the State Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office for Environment Affairs was among 15 people killed on Saturday’s deadly Al Shabaab attack...

Somalia: UN Extends UNSOM Term for Another Year

The Security Council decided (Wednesday) to extend until 31 March 2020 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), as previously...

Car bombings in two Somali cities kill 21

Five civilians killed in the capital, after 16 soldiers die in Kismayo in suicide attack claimed by al-Shabab. The car bombing near the Internal Security...

68 Storm APCs Constitute Latest Qatari Gift To Somalia

The Somalia government is set to increase its offensive against the Al-Shabab with the acquisition of 68 armored personnel carriers (APCs) from Qatar. On Thursday,...

Somalia: Assassins who killed Journalist Hindia Executed

Two al-Shabaab members have been executed by firing squad (Saturday) for the murder of a journalist killed by a car bomb last year in...

REVEALED: UK and Jordanian special forces target al-Shabaab in Somalia

British and Jordanian special forces are secretly working together to target militant groups operating in war-torn Somalia, Middle East Eye can reveal.Jordanian King Abdullah...

Somalia ‘Tightens’ Security of Mogadishu ahead of East Africa summit

Mogadishu (AFP) - Somali soldiers put large parts of the capital Mogadishu under lockdown Friday ahead of the first meeting of a regional east...

Somalia: Al Shabaab vows to continue attacks against UN agencies

In the aftermath of the deadly attack on UNICEF staff members that killed six people, the al-Qaeda-linked radical Islamist group has vowed to continue...

Getting it wrong again: UN diplomacy is failing Somalia

The world expects the United Nations to be as above suspicion as Caesar’s wife. But a worryingly increasing number of United Nations senior officials being...

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Somaliland Calls Somalia Attempts to Re-Write Dialogue Terms ‘Bluster’ and ‘Distraction’

In response to Somalia's accelerated measures to make it appears to the international community that the Republic of Somaliland is nothing but another of...

Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Contexts: What is a Realistic Response from Africa?

This brief draws on field research conducted on trafficking in persons in four protracted conflicts in Africa – Central African Republic, Libya, Nigeria and...

The Gold Producing Potential Of Somaliland

This short article sheds more light on Somaliland’s gold potential and the greater possibility of becoming one of the last mining destinations in East...