Sunday, December 15, 2019

Somalia’s Security and Political Reform Process

Prime Minister Sharmarke Holds Talks with Prime Minister Desalegn in Addis Ababa The Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke met with the Prime Minister of...

Somalia’s Shebab loses jihadist lustre

Eclipsed by newer, more bloodthirsty and media-savvy global jihadists, Somalia's Shebab militants are struggling to stay relevant. On Saturday the two most rapidly ascendant militant...

Al-Shabaab Senior Technical Security Expert Surrenders

A senior technical security expert and  leader of Al-Shabaab militant group described as an Al-Qaeda-trained bomb expert has surrendered to authorities in Galgaluud region...

Somalia government welcomes removal of former Al-shabaab intel from US wanted lis

The US government has removed the former Al-Shabab intelligence chief from wanted list two months after he surrendered to Somali government, officials said. Zakaria Ismail...

Germany Continues Support for Training of Somali Armed Forces by EU

The German Cabinet has extended the mandate of the German contingent of the EU Training Mission to Somalia. The EU Training Mission to Somalia trains...

Somali army to deploy drones against Al-Shabaab

MOGADISHU -- The Somali government will for the first time use drones to combat the Al-Qaida linked militant group Al-Shabaab, officials said on Friday. A...

Gunmen kill three family members in central Somalia

Unidentified gunmen shot dead three members of the same family in central Somali town on Friday night the latest in series of deadly incidents...

Somali Charcoal: Funding Terrorism Through Deforestation

Militant terrorist group Al-Shabaab funds itself, in part, through the illegal production and sale of charcoal, turning Somalia’s trees into “black gold.” Because areas...

Somali remittance crisis hits home for students

Members of Seattle’s Somali community are in a state of subdued panic, after the last remaining financial lifeline to their home country was cut...

Strengthening Ties in Somalia

President Barack Obama nominated career diplomat Katherine Simonds Dhanani ’81 as the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in more than 23 years. The post in...

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Kenya Police Arrest Somalia National With Fake $15M

A Somali national has been charged in a Nairobi court for being  in possession of fake cash amounting to $15.6 M. Yasin Ahmed Osman was...

Ensuite Com brought on board to win Ismail Omar Guelleh a Security Council seat

In its bid to become Africa's non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Djibouti has retained the services of the public relations agency Ensuite Com and of the...

Somalia’s Farmajo Maneuvers to Carve Up Somaliland to Shore Up Waning Popularity

The Somalian president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo is doing everything it takes to hold on to power. On 10 December, he invited his most loyal MPs to...