Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Somali Articles

Shabaab militants attack Diff Police Station in Wajir

Al-Shabaab militants raided Diff police camp near the Kenya-Somalia border Saturday morning, injuring one policeman. Wajir County Commissioner Michael Ole Tialal said at least three militants could have been injured or killed during the 1.30 am attack. “It is true the...

African Union ‘to leave Somalia by December 2020’

The African Union says it plans to withdraw its 22,000-strong force from Somalia by the end of 2020, the Associated Press news agency reports. Under its exit strategy, security responsibilities will be transferred to Somalia's military gradually between 2018 and December 2020,...

Ethiopia to support Somalia in military capacity building

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Ethiopia will consolidate its support for the Somalia to build its military capacity. This was disclosed when the Premier conferred here with his Somali counterpart Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke. Hailemariam said Ethiopia will give the necessary...

Israel to assist Kenya in the construction of a border security wall with Somalia

Israel has agreed to help Kenya to fight terrorism by sharing intelligence. The Jewish state will also assist in the construction of a border security wall with Somalia to stop the flow of fighters who cross over to conduct...

Somalia: Incumbent Leaders Perfected the Manipulation Tactics of 2016 Elections

The 5 Presidents, the Speaker of a defunct federal parliament, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of a moribund Council of Ministers, who form Somalia’s National Leadership Forum (NLF), are not offended by the defenestration of the Somali...

Uganda Reconsiders Pull-out From Somali Mission

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says his country will reconsider plans to pull its troops from Somalia if the AU stabilization mission there moves in the right direction. Speaking to reporters at the end of a regional security summit in Kampala...

Six killed in Elwak bus attack

Six people were killed after two buses were sprayed with bullets by Al-Shabaab terrorists near Elwak in Mandera County on Friday morning. County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said police is yet to confirm the number of passengers injured in the 10am...

Blast Kills At Least 20 in Somalia

Somali officials say at least 20 people have been killed in a massive roadside explosion that engulfed a passenger bus on the main highway linking Mogadishu to Afgoye, 30 kilometers west of the capital. A police officer at the scene,...

Somalia Launches First National Development Plan in 30 Years

PRESS RELEASE Mogadishu, Somalia The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has today launched the first draft of the first National Development Plan (NDP) in 30 years after successfully implementing the New Deal Compact for Somalia for three years. “This is a major...

One Somali Family, Two Deadly Tragedies

On Dec. 3, 2009, an al-Shabab suicide bomber attacked the graduation ceremony of Mogadishu's Banadir University, killing 25 people, including government ministers, doctors and students. Among those killed was Mohamed Adam Shahid, one of the country's leading embryologists. Dr. Shahid...
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Kenya: Names of seven police officers killed by Al Shabab in Mandera bus attack revealed

Seven police officers returning from leave were among the eleven people killed on Friday evening by a contingent of Al Shabab militants...

Somalia’s Oil and Gas: A recipe for corruption that could trigger renewed conflict in Somalia

Since March this year, the Minister for Petroleum and Minerals of the federal government of Somalia has been shuttling from city to...

Turkey First lady meets parliamentarians, Somali diaspora in London

First lady Emine Erdoğan met with representatives of the Global Somali Diaspora Organization and members of the U.K. Parliament Wednesday following a...

Djibouti to host Ethiopia’s Navy

Ethiopia’s new Navy will be based in Djibouti and the naval command head office will be in Bahir Dar. When Abiy Ahmed became Prime...