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Two Suicide Bombs Claim At Least 15 In Mogadishu

Two Suicide Bombs Claim At Least 15 In Mogadishu

Two suicide car bombs exploded in Mogadishu on Thursday evening, killing at least 15 people, a Somali official told VOA. The first explosion occurred just after the 8 p.m. local time when a vehicle loaded with explosives were detonated on one of the capital’s busiest streets, Maka Al-Mukarama Road. Eyewitnesses said dozens of people were […]

AMISOM Unveils Plan To Flush Al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

AMISOM Unveils Plan To Flush Al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

 Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday that they had agreed to launch new, targeted military operations against al-Shabab militants in Somalia. According to AMISOM, the new activities will be implemented in three phases in an effort to flush the terrorists from their hideouts in the region. Speaking at […]

Dubai Company’s Port Official Shot Dead In Somalia

Dubai Company’s Port Official Shot Dead In Somalia

A senior representative of Dubai-based harbour operator DP World has been killed in the port town of Bosaso in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, Bloomberg reports. Bloomberg is quoting local police as saying that the official was rushed to hospital, where he died.   Local media outlets are naming the official as Paul Anthony Fermosa, the DP World […]

Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey For Children, Women

Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey For Children, Women

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Somali health ministry on Wednesday launched the first major nutrition survey in the country since 2009. Both the ministry and UNICEF said in a joint statement issued in Mogadishu that the Somali National Micronutrient Survey will be carried out in the next four months. Fawziya Abikar, minister of […]

U.S. Airstrike In Somalia Kills Dozens Of Al-Shabaab Militants

U.S. Airstrike In Somalia Kills Dozens Of Al-Shabaab Militants

The airstrike killed 52 militants, making it the deadliest operation in months that was carried out by the US in Somalia. US officials said it was ordered after the militant group attacked Somali forces. The US military said on Saturday that it launched an airstrike against the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia following an attack […]

UN Calls Back Staff In Somalia In The Wake Of Al-Shabaab Attack & Haysom Expulsion

UN Calls Back Staff In Somalia In The Wake Of Al-Shabaab Attack & Haysom Expulsion

The United Nation has announced that it will reduce its staff in Somalia. “Following the mortar attack on the UN compound in Mogadishu on 1 January 2019, the Designated Official for Somalia has decided, as a precautionary measure, to limit the staffing footprint in Mogadishu for the immediate future” a letter signed by Clark Toes […]

Al-Shabaab Militants Kill 15 In Attack On Religious Center

Al-Shabaab Militants Kill 15 In Attack On Religious Center

Al-Shabab militants have attacked the compound of a controversial cleric in the central Somalia town of Galkayo, killing him and at least 14 other people, officials and witnesses said. Residents in the town said they woke up Monday to huge explosions followed by heavy, sustained gunfire at the compound in the southern half of the […]

Somali Girls Die During FGM Procedures – NGOs, Activists, Call On The Government

Somali Girls Die During FGM Procedures – NGOs, Activists, Call On The Government

Save the Children calls upon the government of Somalia, civil society and other community actors to take immediate action to scale up efforts to protect children, particularly girls, against all forms of violence and harmful traditional practices, including Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). The call comes after a series of confirmed reports of deaths of young […]

Forced Evictions Render Thousands Homeless In Somalia

Forced Evictions Render Thousands Homeless In Somalia

 More than 200 000 Somalis have been forcibly evicted from their homes since the beginning of the year. This is almost double the 120 000 people evicted during the same period last year. Among those evicted are tens of thousands of people who fled drought, flooding and violence in recent months. Evelyn Aero, Norwegian Refugee […]

160 Ugandan Police Officers Leave Mogadishu

160 Ugandan Police Officers Leave Mogadishu

An AU police contingent of 160-personnel is due to leave Somalia over the weekend, after a year’s tour of duty in the Horn of Africa country. The team from Uganda’s Formed Police Unit is part of a multi-national police force under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which is training and mentoring Somali police […]