Tuesday, October 22, 2019

UN to Reduce Peacekeeping Force By 1000 Troops

The United Nations Security Council decided Friday to cut 1,000 troops from a regional peacekeeping force in Somalia, despite a rise in attacks by...

Somalia: UN Condemns Murder of Somali Security Assistant in Galkayu

The United Nations has condemned the cold blood murder of a local staff attached to the security department. The Deputy Special Representative of the UN...

Somali Suspected Pirates Aeeaigned in a Seychelles Court

The Seychelles Supreme Court has formally charged five suspected Somali pirates who were transferred to Seychelles by EU NAVFOR in April, the Police said...

Somalia: KDF Helps Kismayu Rid Itself of Fear, Al Shabaab

Kismayo is rising after years of the elite Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) presence Seven years ago, the elite Kenya Defence forces launched an offensive operation...
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Somaliland: Floods unearth a new Mass Grave In Burao

Floods resulting from recent torrential rains unearthed an unspecified number of skeletons dumped in a shallow mass grave in the Togdheer regional capital of...

Somalia: Farmaajo Gives JKIA A Wide Berth Fearing Humiliation

Following the latest incident where three top government officials from Somalia were blocked from entering Kenya, President Mohammed Farmaajo on Friday avoided Nairobi on...

Shabaab Raids Jubbaland, AMISOM Positions

The islamist militants, Al Shabaab, attacked Jubbaland army and Kenyan defense Force (KDF) positions at Bilis Qooqaani, some 162 kms outside Kismayu, capital of...

AFRICOM Executes an Airstrike in Puntland

The United States military said on Thursday "two terrorists" were killed in a drone strike against pro-Islamic State fighters in northeastern Somalia. The US Africa...

Somalia: Abducted Aid Workers Still Missing Despite Intensive Search

Somali security forces are searching for two aid workers who were kidnapped by gunmen believed to be Al-Shabab members in the south-west of the...

Somalia: 5 Lives Lost to Mogadishu Suicide Car Bombing, 9 Injured

  The death toll from an Al-Shabab suicide car bombing at a local government headquarters in Mogadishu rose to 4 with 9 wounded, police said...

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Somaliland Success Exposes Limitation of Western Political Thinking

The success of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland and other examples show the limits of Western political thinking on Africa, writes Sherin Helal While Somalia...

Egyptian Parliament’s Ad hoc Committee on Ethiopia’s GERD Dam Begins Meetings Sunday

The committee is expected to give President El-Sisi a "mandate" to take the measures necessary to tackle the negative impact of the GERD on...