The newly appointed Mogadishu mayor meets with Thabit

The newly appointed governor of Banadir region and mayor of Mogadishu Eng Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow met with the ousted mayor Thabit Abdi Mohamed on Sunday night. Sources said during the closed-door meeting, both sides discussed ways to defuse the escalation political tension following the dismissal of Thabit Abdi Mohamed. Somalia’s Security More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Two get life in jail for smuggling drugs into UAE

The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court has awarded life sentence to an Emirati and a British national, while two other British men are acquitted in a case of drug trafficking. The case involved eight suspects of different More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Somalia deploys forces in Mogadishu after president fires mayor

Somalia’s president fired the mayor of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, in an apparent bid to defuse moves toward greater autonomy for the city. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed named current Information More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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President Farmajo visits towns in central Somalia

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has paid a visit to several towns in the central region of Galgadud on Saturday as part of his peace and reconciliation trip. President Farmajo accompanied by Ministers, More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Somali army convoy targeted in landmine in Mogadishu

A landmine blast has ripped through a Somali army convoy in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday morning, causing an unspecified number of casualties. The explosion took place near former Gaheyr University compound More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Mogadishu mayor fired, his replacement appointed

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi sacked the mayor of the capital Mogadishu and appointed his information minister to replace him on Sunday. The president, in a decree, named Abdirahman Omar Osman as the new More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Security agents grapple with increased Shabaab attacks in Lamu

Security agents are grappling with the resurgence of Al-Shabaab attacks in Lamu County. The militants have turned the county into a playground, often launching explosives attacks on government installations, More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Somali President appoints Eng Yarisow as new Mogadishu mayor

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has on Sunday named Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) as the Governor of Banadir region and Mayor of Mogadishu replacing former Mogadishu Mayor Thabit Abdi More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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KDF jets carry out an air raid in El Wak town in Somalia

The warplanes of Kenyan defense forces [KDF] have carried out an overnight airstrike near the border town of El Wak, residents said. A local villager told Radio Shabelle that the KDF jets bombed an area, about More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Somali forces foil rally to show solidarity with Mogadishu mayor

Somali Security forces have foiled a planned rally aimed to show a solidarity with the mayor of Mogadishu amid reports of his replacement. The Federal government troops were deployed into main streets in the More...

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