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Gunmen kill Somali army official in El Wak town

Unknown gunmen were reported to have assassinated a senior Somali army officer the town of El Wak in the country’s south-western Gedo region on Saturday afternoon. According to officials, unidentified assailants armed with pistols gunned down Abdirashid Barre Gurhan, after raiding his home in the town. Attackers escaped the scene immediately. In the aftermath of the […]

US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year. The U.S. embassy was closed in 1991 as the Horn of Africa nation slid into decades of chaos. Former Secretary of State John Kerry during a […]

UNICEF warns of food shortage and disease in Somalia

UNICEF Director for Emergency Programmes, said in a statement issued in New York that continued humanitarian action was crucial in saving children’s lives. Fontaine said the welcome announcement of an end to famine conditions in South Sudan this week should not distract attention from the fact that severe food insecurity continued to put the lives […]

Somali President meets with his Ugandan counterpart in Kampala

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo met with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on Friday, during his two day state visit. The Villa Somalia said in its Official Twitter account that President Farmaajo held fruitful talks with Museveni at the state house in Kampla. Uganda as a valuable ally to Somalia, it added. According to […]

Turkey’s military training camp in Somalia to open soon

The Somali foreign minister on Friday lauded a Turkish military training camp which is expected to open in Somalia in the coming months. ”This military training camp established by our Turkish friends will be the first professional training camp for the Somali army. That is why it is very important to us,” Yusuf Garaad Omar […]

Kenya blames Al shabaab for a deadly attack in Mandera County

Three people were killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya’s Mandera County, which borders Somalia, officials said Friday. Four gunmen shot dead two civilians and a policeman at a bank in Elwak, Northeastern Regional Security Coordinator Mohamud Saleh said. Saleh said three people were wounded before the gunmen drove […]

US drops terror reward for senior Al-Shabab leader

Galmudug and Puntland sign peace deal in Galkayo

Puntland and Galmudug states have signed a new peace deal in Galkayo town, the headquarters of Mudug region in central Somalia following Federal govt-brokered talks. Basically the peace agreement was all about to restore peace in Galkayo, after forces loyal to two federal states have taken arms against each other and fought for control of the

Jubbaland leader accused of arming Al shabaab

Mohamed Ali Yusuf, a lawmaker who was forced out of Jubbaland parliament has accused the state’s President Ahmed Madobe of sending arms to the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab group. Speaking at a press conference in Mogadishu on Wednesday, Yusuf said Madobe provided Al shabaab with heavy and light arms which is fuelling the flames in a country already

One dead, two wounded in Mogadishu IED Explosion

At least one person was killed, and two others were wounded in a deadly roadside bomb blast in northern Mogadishu on Tuesday night, witnesses and police said. Witnesses said a remote-controlled land mine planted on industrial street struck a vehicle carrying Ali Osman Wehliye, an official working for Deynile district administration. The official has survived

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