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Puntland says it arrested killer of former Bari deputy governor

A police official in Puntland says security forces in the state’s commercial hub of Bosaso town have arrested the killer of former Bari deputy governor on Tuesday, August 8. Speaking to reporters in Bosaso, Bari police commissioner Col Abdihakim Hussein Yusuf confirmed the capture of killer whom he said is now in the hands of the […]

Somaliland MPs arrested in Hargeisa

Reporting reaching us from Hargeisa indicate that Somaliland authorities have arrested several members of the state’s house of representative on Tuesday morning. Sources said, the MPs were detained by the security forces after disrupting the daily activities the office of the newly elected speaker of Somaliland Parliament Bashe Mohamed Farah. Some reports suggest that heavy […]

Al Shabaab hijacks vehicles carrying voters in Mandera

Gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab militia hijacked three vehicles in an attack along Lafey-Omar Jillow Road in Mandera County. Regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said targeted vehicles were for civilians, adding that they believe the attackers who were armed were Al Shabaab terrorists who may have crossed from Somalia. Saleh said no injuries were reported […]

Somali pirates get seven-year jail sentence in India

Sixteen Somali pirates were held guilty and sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the sessions court on Monday. They were arrested six years ago near Lakswadeep Islands for hijacking a merchant vessel. Additional Sessions Judge Jayendra Jagdale convicted them on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, as well as sections under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act […]

Civilian shot, killed after fatally shooting near Mogadishu

ELASHA BIYAHA, Somalia – Unidentified assailants were reported to have shot and killed a civilian near Somali capital, Mogadishu on Monday, witnesses said. Confirming the incident, Elasha Biyaha area administrator Abdinasir has confirmed to Radio Shabelle the killing of the civilian, adding that the dead body was taken to Police station. He stated that the killers […]

Unknown Gunmen murder senior Puntland Official in Bosaso town

Gunmen thought to be Al shabaab assassins have murdered ex deputy governor of Bari region in Basaso, a port city in northeastern Somalia on Monday, an official confirmed. The governor, Khadar Ismail Abdulle has been shot dead by unknown gunmen at Afar Irdoodka junction in the town, according to Bari governor Yusuf Mohamed Wacays “Dhedo”. […]

Al shabaab militants attack AMISOM convoy near Mahaday

Al shabaab militants were reported to have attacked a military convoy belonging to African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) near the southern town of Mahaday on Monday. The attack began with a land mine explosion reportedly struck AMISOM convoy, then a shootout between the militants and AU soldiers erupted outside the town. According to residents, […]

Somali MP security guards kill civilians in Mogadishu

Security guards for a member of Somalia’s Federal Parliament have shot and killed at least two civilians, and wounded in Mogadishu on Monday. An eyewitness has confirmed to Radio Shabelle that the MP’s body guards have been arrested after killing the civilians in the main Makka Al-Mukarama street in the capital. The soldiers are being […]

Uganda holds meeting to combat piracy in Somalia

Uganda has hosted a meeting of representatives from the different federal states and regions within Somalia to enhance maritime security in the Indian Ocean. The meeting, which took place at the Best Western Premier Garden Hotel in Entebbe, was convened by the Maritime Security Coordination Committee (MSCC) and the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) with […]

Puntland President appoints new cabinet

The President of Puntland state of Somalia, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali (Gaas) has appointed his new cabinet ministers.
President Ali unveiled a 53-member cabinet, including deputy and state ministers following a wide consultations with vice President, accord…

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