Trump Orders Escalation Against al-Shabaab in Somalia

The United States has been involved in several endless “wars on terrorism” since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, most notably the war in Afghanistan, where U.S. troops have been engaged in fighting for more than 17 years. But the Wall Street Journal on January 17 wrote about “America’s Other Endless War” — the battle against More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Indonesia sends new ambassador to Somalia

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs and international cooperation, Abdulkadir Ahmed-Kheir Abdi, has received diplomatic credentials from the new ambassador of the Republic of Indonesian to the Federal Republic More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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More than 10 traders arrested in Jowhar town

HirShabelle state security forces have arrested over 10 businessmen in Jowhar town, the regional capital of Middle Shabelle region in the past few hours. The local traders were accused of abiding by orders from More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Two soldiers dead, several hurt in bomb attack near Mogadishu

The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militants have carried out a bomb attack against a convoy carrying Somali troops on the outskirts of Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Al Shabaab said it was behind the roadside More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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$1.08 billion required to support 3.4 million Somalis

The Federal Government of Somalia and aid agencies operating in the country have today launched the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and called on donors to provide sufficient and early funding to sustain More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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A fierce tribal clashes erupts in Middle Shabelle region

More details are coming out of heavy inter-clan fighting erupted in Middle Shabelle region which left several people dead, according to the residents. The combat broke out in rural areas located on the outskirts More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Somalia’s foreign minister holds talks with his Kuwait counterpart

Somali Foreign Minister, Ahmed Issa Awad on Sunday held talks with his Kuwait counterpart, Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad on the sideline of Arab Economic Forum. Minister Awad and his Somali delegation on Saturday More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Al-Shabaab blamed for carrying out another attack in Kenya

Two construction companies in Garissa came under attack Sunday night from suspected Al-Shabaab militants were repulsed by Kenyan soldiers. According to authorities, the attack on the two Chinese construction More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Southwest state president trying to solve pre-election violence grievances

  The newly inaugurated president of Southwest State of Somalia, Abdulaziz Mohamed Hassan, known as Laftagareen is making efforts to solve the public grievances. He is reported to have held a series of More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab militants

The U.S. military on Saturday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab extremists after a “large group” mounted an attack on Somali forces. The U.S. Africa More...

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