2 December 2020
Somalia: Opposition presidential candidates expressed concern at federal govt's recent decision to recall Amb to Kenya, a move they see being used as an "election campiagn"; worried negative impact on Somali businesses, students, travellers and refugees in Kenya - statement
Somalia is running for the post of Deputy Chairperson of the AU Commission, sources. Amb to China @Awalekullane is Somalia's candidate for the post. Djibouti's Hasna Barkat Daoud also running. Election is to be held in Feb 2021. It is the 1st time Somalia is running for this post
Huge protests held in Bosaaso as local residents are calling on Somali president @M_Farmaajo to save them from Said Deni of Puntland and DP world - based in Dubai15 hour ago
Huge protests held in Bosaaso as local residents are calling on Somali president @M_Farmaajo to save them from Said Deni of Puntland and DP world - based in Dubai
Geolocation of AlShabaab fighters during attack this morning on Bacaadweyne in Mudug region of Somalia.
Geolocation of AlShabaab fighters during attack this morning on Bacaadweyne in Mudug region of Somalia.
Militant group Al-Shabaab displayed weapons purportedly seized following yesterday's attack on the town of Ba'adweyne. Earlier armed villagers speaking to the media argued they recovered some of the vehicles carrying heavy guns. Both sides suffered casualties per residents18 hour ago
Militant group Al-Shabaab displayed weapons purportedly seized following yesterday's attack on the town of Ba'adweyne. Earlier armed villagers speaking to the media argued they recovered some of the vehicles carrying heavy guns. Both sides suffered casualties per residents
Kenya says it has not received official communication from Somalia requesting Amb. Lucas Tumbo to leave Mogadishu, regrets decision by federal govt of Somalia, says it respects sovereignty, political independence, and territorial integrity of all countries - statement
At least one Kenya police officer killed, 5 others injured, 3 of them in life-threatening situations, following a roadside blast in Mandera County yesterday. Officers were escorting commuter buses that operate between Mandera and Nairobi. AlShabaab claimed responsibility
Somali troops, villagers regain control following early Monday morning Al-Shabaab attack on Ba'adweyne town in Mudug region; multiple fatalities reported. Villagers have displayed at least one Al-Shabaab fighter captured during the fighting
At least 20 people killed following deadly AlShabaab attack on a Somali military base at Ba'adeyn village in central Somalia this morning. Militants claimed to have seized 5 army vehicles including two Zu-23mm anti-aircraft guns. No comment fro govt officials so far
In English, here is the full statement by Somalia in recalling its Ambassador to Nairobi and expelling Kenya's Ambassador to Mogadishu
Somalia accused Kenya of "placing great political pressure" on Jubbaland leader Ahmed Madobe in order to "pursue its political and economic interests" in Somalia; alleges Madobe reneged on election agreement reached on Sept 17 as a "result of Kenya govt's political interference"
Somalia has recalled its Ambassador to Nairobi Mohamud Ahmed Tarsan, instructed Kenya Amb to Mogadishu Lucas Tumbo to leave over Kenya's "overt and blatant interferences" in the internal and political affairs of Somalia - statement
Al Shabaab assassins shot dead a prominent Clan elder identified as Hassan Ibrahim Nuur moments ago in the Howlwadaag neighbored in Beledweyne city of central Somalia - Sources
The faces of the three Al-Shabaab operatives before they were executed this morning in Mogadishu as military court official General Abdullahi Bule Kamey read out the crimes they were convicted. (Video courtesy of state media)
Somalia executed 3 Al-Shabaab men by firing squad on Sunday. Among the trio is Mohamed Haji Ahmed Ilkacase, a college teacher who run AS assassination operations in the capital. Ilkacase was convicted for killing 3 generals, a police officer and deputy attorney general
Somalia Covid-19 economic impact: GDP estimated to contract to 2.5% in 2020, down from 2.9% in the previous year. Federal revenue collection declined by 3% from Jan to June. Pandemic had negative impact on remittances, aviation sector, trade @HIPSINSTITUTE
Residents in the town of Kulbiyow, southern Somalia, firing guns in the air to scare away a swarm of locusts in the area. Nov 28, 20203 day ago
Residents in the town of Kulbiyow, southern Somalia, firing guns in the air to scare away a swarm of locusts in the area. Nov 28, 2020
Leader of Jubaland Ahmed Madobe says he can't hold election in Garbaharey until it comes under the region's admin. The federal govt and Jubaland fell out over the control of the region. The federal govt appointed district admins for 6 of the 7 districts in Gedo earlier this year3 day ago
Leader of Jubaland Ahmed Madobe says he can't hold election in Garbaharey until it comes under the region's admin. The federal govt and Jubaland fell out over the control of the region. The federal govt appointed district admins for 6 of the 7 districts in Gedo earlier this year
Mogadishu port manager Ahmed Mohamed Washington survives a bomb attack on his vehicle as he travelled to work, two of his bodyguards were injured, source. The explosion comes just hours after a suicide bombing explosion killed 8 civilians at an ice-cream shop in Mogadishu
Reports of an explosion in Mogadishu's Abdiaziz district targeting a senior port official
CIA contractor killed in Somalia identified as Michael Goodboe. The attack that killed Goodboe was presumed to have been conducted by Al-Shabaab. The date of the attack and exact location is not yet clear
The faces of young leaders lost in today's bombing in Mogadishu, claimed by Al-Shabaab.
Latest footage of Mogadishu's AAIA airport where Acting US Defense Secretary Chris Miller stopped by on Friday. This footage was taken a day earlier. Note the new village (to the left of the screen) built in a piece of land between the runway and the sea
Somalia: Cyclone that hit parts of Somalia earlier this week displaced thousands and destroyed livelihoods4 day ago
Somalia: Cyclone that hit parts of Somalia earlier this week displaced thousands and destroyed livelihoods
The Somali govt has condemned the suicide bombing at a popular ice-cream shop in Mogadishu. Young community leaders and a staffer from the Somali embassy in Addis Ababa are among the seven killed, per ambulance and local media reports. (Pictures from the scene)
It's early evening in Mogadishu, explosion occurred about an hour ago, just before 8pm. This was the scene minutes ago
At least seven killed, 10 others injured in a suicide bombing in Mogadishu, @AaminAmbulance services reported. The attack occurred near a popular ice-cream and bakery shop north of the city's airport
A powerful explosion rang out in the Somali capital, Mogadishu
Multiple fatalities have been reported after a suicide bombing near an ice-cream and bakery shop at the busy K-4 junction, Mogadishu
Initial reports say there has been suspected suicide bombing near an ice-cream shop in K-4 junction area of Mogadishu
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