Proposed no-confidence motion against the speaker of Parliament has "failed" to get enough support after 16 signatories reversed their decision leaving proponents with 91 signatures, 1 short of the required number - MPs.
4 day ago
A 100+ Somali MPs signed up a motion of no-confidence in the speaker of Lower House of Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari - multiple sources. MPs accused Jawari of impeding constitutional review process, power abuse and suppressing opinions of lawmakers; Jawari says move is illegal.
5 day ago
Photos: Pres @M_Farmaajo observes graduation of about 600 Darawish paramilitary forces. Mogadishu
Reports of clashes between Al-Shabab and Somali regional forces in two separate zones: At least 5 regional forces and 4 militants died in clashes east of Huddur, Bakool region. Separately 4 militants killed during fighting w security forces in Sanguni, Lower Jubba, 1 killed as well.
President @M_Farmaajo has reportedly "moved into" the Ministry of Defense where army restructuring efforts are taking place. The MoD has as many as 27 sub-departments with some doing overlapping tasks; admin officer was fired only to be reappointed by a different officer, sources say
Somaliland parliament denounces Somali federal parliament's decision to nullify port deals with DP World. Somaliland parliament says move is "belligerent and illegal", reiterates support for the tripartite deal. Somaliland parliament warns move could destabilise region
Somali national army radio is reporting that security forces have 'killed' son of Al-Shabab leader identified as "Hassan Ahmed Abu Ubaidah" in an operation in Lower Shabelle region last night, no indecent confirmation yet
Somali parliament decides to prevent the company of ports Dubai to work in Somalia
Six Govt soldiers killed one injured in a powerful remote-controlled IED explosion near Mogadishu, Saturday: Security sources
Somali president @M_Farmaajo to pay a state visit to Qatar, amid strained Somalia - UAE relations. Somalia
Somali regional politicians including a regional minister killed in roadside explosion near Wanlweyn town about 90kms west of Mogadishu: sources
Terrorist and criminal/drug trafficker often the same thing in parts of Africa "They call themselves terrorist groups but to a large degree they're heavily involved in criminal activitiesweapons, people, drugs" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser
Islamic State claims assassination of intelligence officer at #Afgooye
Al-Shabab briefly captured the agricultural town of Bal'ad, Friday, Mayor Qasim Ali Nur tells @voasomali that govt sent additional forces to defend town but residents fear, militants made threatening phone calls ordering businesses to pay taxes and deliver to a forest nearby
2 week ago
A plane carrying Somali prisoners (pirates) has landed at Aden Adde airport in Mogadishu. The pirates had been held in multiple jails in India
4 South African army instructors #SouthAfrica were killed in attack on #Afgooye according to Harakat #AlShabaab Al-Mujahideen
Harakat #AlShabaab Al-Mujahidin (#AQ) announces it has destroyed 17 vehicles and killed 23 AMISOM troops during its successful assault on #Balcad #Somalie
Somaliland Info Minister Abdirahman Guri-Barwaqo responds to @SomaliPM's rejection of Berbera port deal. Guri-Barwaqo says Somaliland has right to enter agreements, says Berbera port deal was signed Somali PM was in UAE
2 week ago
Troop contributing countries say the reduction of AMISOM forces has undermined capacity of the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia; call for restoration of troop strength to previous levels. AMISOM withdrew 1,000 soldiers from Somalia late last year
@SomaliPM states that Somali govt was neither consulted nor involved in the Berbera port agreement (between DP World, Somaliland, and Ethiopia). Khaire says govt is opposed to the deal and he opens the door for the possibility of taking legal action.
2 week ago
Somali troops and Amisom forces have retaken Bal'ad town following the withdrawal of Al Shabab militants
Sustained gunfire and smoke have been reported in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso
Somali official says KDF troops have destroyed @HormuudLtd Tower in Dhamase village, Gedo region last night
At least two govt soldiers were killed six others injured after suicide VBIED hit a Somali military camp in Afgoye. Soldiers at the gate told commanders that the vehicle was loaded with goats to conceal its intention
Al Shabab suicide attack hits a Somali military base outside Mogadishu on Friday, no immediate comments on the casualties. Al Shabab has claimed the responsibility for the attack
Gunfire could be heard parts of the Somaliland Balcad town according to residents
A resident living in Bal'ad town has told that Al Shabab militants can be seen everywhere in the city including the residential house of governor Kasim Furdug.
2 week ago
The Somali govt has rejected yesterday's agreement signed between UAE's DP World, Somaliland and Ethiopia, and declared it "null and void". Govt says agreement is contrary to the unity of Somalia and is in violation of the Somali constitution: statement
Al Shabab militants recaptures a key town Bal'ad in Middle Shabelle province following fierce fighting
Alshabaab attack on Somali military camp in Afgoye, the attack started a suicide explosion