Several killed in double blasts in northern Mogadishu

Twin blasts rocked a high-rise in northern Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Sunday, killing several and injuring a number of others, witnesses said. The first blast happened early in the morning when a remote-controlled landmine struck a military convoy belonging to the African Union mission in Somalia [AMISOM]. Several minutes later, a second explosion More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Somali ambassador to Kenya return amid diplomatic row

Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya, Mohamud Ahmed Noor Tarsan has arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday morning amid diplomatic tension between the two countries. The Ambassador was asked to leave Nairobi on Saturday after More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Puntland’s council of ministers approved by parliament

Puntland parliament has passed the newly appointed cabinet on Saturday. The assembly gave the new cabinet that is composed of 18 ministers, 18 deputy ministers and nine state ministers the green light after a More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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AMISOM Commanders reach a consensus on military operations

Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have agreed on key operations and activities to be executed under the Mission’s new Concept of Operations (CONOPS), approved late last More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Bodies of Dusit militants flown to the US by FBI

The remains of six militants who carried out the attack at the Dusit Complex on 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi last month, could be in America. An officer privy to the matter told The Nairobian that five bodies More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Al-Shabaab claims 3 US soldiers killed in base attack

Al-Shabab announced via their official media wing that their fighters had killed U.S. and Somali soldiers at the Baledogle Military Airbase in the Shebelle province of southern Somalia on Friday morning. The More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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East Africa bloc lauds AU for support to cancel Somalia debt

East Africa grouping on Friday welcomed the African Union’s call for cancelling Somalia’s debt towards the pan African body’s member states. Mahboub Maalim, executive secretary of the Inter-Governmental More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Somalia’s foreign minister meets with his Swedish counterpart

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ahmed Isse Awad met in Stockholm with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström On Feb 14. The two foreign ministers held talks on ways to strengthen More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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UN set to launch 30 mln USD peace building fund for Somalia

The United Nations will next week launch a peace building fund (PBF) worth 30 million U.S. dollars to help support the country’s peace building efforts. The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) said on More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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AU trains police officers to enhance security in Somali state

  The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has trained 198 Somali police officers to help step up security for the HirShabelle state. The AU mission said on Friday the police officers are the first batch More...

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