Home » Posts tagged with » Somalia (Page 8)

Somalia: Fear As Al-Shabaab Plan Deadly Attack in Kenya

Somalia: Fear As Al-Shabaab Plan Deadly Attack in Kenya

Mandera leaders have raised concern that al Shabaab’s destruction of communication masts in the county could be an indication of a major pending attack. The team led by Mandera Governor Ali Roba said the vandalism denoted economic sabotage and attempts to cut the county off while an ambush is planned. “The terrorists are cutting Mandera […]

Kenya Completes Border Fence With Somalia

Kenya Completes Border Fence With Somalia

The fencing of three kilometers of the Kenya-Somalia border is complete after the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) took over its construction over two months ago. The project, initiated by the Ministry of Interior in 2015, has since been switched to wire fencing along the porous border. Concrete poles joined with barbed wire, mesh and razor […]

Somalia: At Least Seven Killed In Central Somalia Fighting

Somalia: At Least Seven Killed In Central Somalia Fighting

At least seven people are confirmed killed and dozens wounded in a heavy fighting between Al shabaab militants and local militiamen in Mudug region of central Somalia on Friday. The combat flared up when armed Al Shabaab fighters attacked a militiamen stationed at Dumaye village, about 50Km away from the seaside city of Harardhere in […]

Somalia: Blast in Mogadishu Kills Top Army Officer, Injures Five

Somalia: Blast in Mogadishu Kills Top Army Officer, Injures Five

A senior Somali security official has been killed, and five others were wounded in a car bomb explosion in Mogadishu on Thursday, witnesses said. A bomb fitted into a luxury car has resulted from the blast that killed the officer, according to the witnesses who spoke to Radio Shabelle over the phone. The blast occurred […]

Somalia: U.S. Republican Candidate Trump Blasts Somali Refugees

Somalia: U.S. Republican Candidate Trump Blasts Somali Refugees

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has blasted Somali refugees, saying that they are “bringing extremist views” to the US. According to BBC, Trump, who was speaking during his last round of campaigning in Minnesota, vowed that his administration would not allow any refugees “without the support and consent of local communities”. “How stupid are […]

South Sudan, The Most Deadly For Journalists

South Sudan, The Most Deadly For Journalists

The Committee to Project Journalists says 95 percent of the journalists murdered around the world over the last 10 years were local reporters. Yet, in its latest report, it says many of those responsible go unpunished. The CPJ says such impunity is one of the biggest threats to freedom of the press. CPJ consultant Elisabeth […]

Somalia: Somali Pirates Free Hostages Held for Nearly Five Years

Somalia: Somali Pirates Free Hostages Held for Nearly Five Years

Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years, an official and a maritime expert said on Saturday. The sailors – from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan – were seized when the Omani-flagged FV Naham 3 was hijacked close to the Seychelles […]

East Africa: Somalia Elects First Woman To Its Upper House Of Parliament

East Africa: Somalia Elects First Woman To Its Upper House Of Parliament

 Ms Zamzam Dahir Mohamoud was on Sunday elected the first woman member of Somalia’s Upper House. She won the race against another woman, Ms Faduma Moalim Omar. The vote was held in Adado town, the capital of Galmudug State, some 475 kilometres north of Mogadishu. The contest was for one of the eight seats reserved […]

Somalia: One Million People in Somalia Now Face Malnutrition

Somalia: One Million People in Somalia Now Face Malnutrition

Over one million people in Somalia are currently facing acute food shortage due to the poor performance of long rains earlier in the year, even as the country explores long-term solutions to persistent food insecurity and malnutrition. United Nations deputy special representative, humanitarian co-ordinator in Somalia Peter de Clercq said the food crisis has continued […]

Somalia: Govt Demands Answers From White House On Troops Attack

Somalia: Govt Demands Answers From White House On Troops Attack

Federal Government of Somalia has demanded US state department to provide answers on airstrike that killed over 20 troops on Wednesday. US airstrike allegedly targeted Somali National Army base near Southern Somali city of Galkacyo killing 20 and scores others wounded. Statement from weekly cabinet meeting has strongly condemned the act of aggression and called […]