Monday, December 16, 2019

Somali News

Somalia Seizes Nearly $10M From UAE Plane in Mogadishu

Somali security officials said they have seized a large cache of money that arrived Sunday at Mogadishu airport from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Senior security officials said thar three suitcases containing $9.6 million have been put In storage in...

Somalia parliament speaker quits ahead of motion against him

The speaker of Somalia’s parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, has resigned ahead of a confidence motion against him, a lawmaker said, ending weeks of political tension. “We were in the parliament house this morning ready for the motion against the...

Somali wrongly convicted in Alpi case gets 3 mn euros

A Somali man wrongfully convicted in the Mogadishu murder of RAI reporter Ilaria Alpi and her cameraman Milan Hrovatin on Friday got three million euros in compensation for his almost 17 years in jail. Hashi Omar Hassan received 3.181...

Puntland Police on Alert as Somalia Terror Threat Moves North

BOSSASO, SOMALIA —  A checkpoint in the desert of northern Somalia is the first line of defense against Al-Shabab and Islamic State from reaching the port city of Bossaso, the economic hub of the semi-autonomous Puntland state. The two extremist groups...

Somalia calls for UN action against UAE base in Berbera

Somalia has urged the United Nations Security Council to take action against the construction of a United Arab Emirates (UAE) military base in Somaliland. Speaking at the Security Council on Tuesday, Abukar Osman, Somalia's ambassador to the UN, said the agreement between...

We created Jubaland to secure Kenya’s borders, Deputy director of the National Intelligence Service and DPP nominee tells MPs

Kenya’s plan to carve out a semi-autonomous region called Jubaland in Somalia had already been finalised as early as 2010. The final process, which placed Kenya at loggerheads with the Somali government in Mogadishu, took place in January 2013 in...

Deadly car-bomb blast near Somalia’s parliament in Mogadishu

A car bomb detonated near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu, killing at least two people and wounding several others, a senior police officer said. The bomb exploded at a security checkpoint after soldiers intercepted and stopped a suspicious vehicle,...

Deadly car bomb blast rocks Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

At least 14 people have been killed in a car bomb blast outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to a government official. The explosion on Thursday happened near Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Al-Mukarrama Road. A spokesman for...

Somaliland’s $442m port project with DP World and Ethiopia will go ahead

Investment will establish Somaliland as a regional trading and maritime hub and create a container terminal with a capacity to handle up to 1.25 million TEUs a year In April 2016, the Republic of Somaliland, an African nation situated in the...

Two men arrested for seeking terrorism training in Somalia

Two men were on Wednesday arraigned in court and charged with travelling to Somalia for terrorism training. Salama Salim Mohammed and Suleiman Hemed Mwandilo were arrested on March 7 at Takaba in Mandera County enroute to the war-torn nation. They denied the...
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 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that unless early and sustained...
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Boris Johnson, Conservatives secure smashing win in British election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a resounding overall majority in the United Kingdom's general election and will return...

U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief

An international push to secure sorely needed debt relief for Somalia may be derailed because of a bureaucratic blunder in Washington,...

Somali security forces kill 5 Al-Shabab fighters to end Mogadishu Hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a...

Armed men attack Hotel Near presidential residence in Somalia’s capital

Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the president’s residence and fighting was still going on, police and the...