4 August 2021
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, 20208 month 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 year8 month 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 livelihoods8 month 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
Surprise visit by the Acting US Defense Secretary to Mogadishu ahead of reported troop withdrawal from Somalia. Visit also comes as the Defense Department's Inspector General concluded that despite pressure, Al-Shabaab threat is not degraded
The Union of Somalia presidential candidates said in a statement that the threats of Mogadishu mayor to the candidates is a message from the president Farmaajo, and he (Farmaajo) will take the responsibility for the consequences of his government's incitement to violence
Former president and chairman of the Union of Presidential candidates Sharif Sheikh Ahmed arrives in Baidoa on Thursday for campaigning and consultations with regional and local community leaders8 month ago
Former president and chairman of the Union of Presidential candidates Sharif Sheikh Ahmed arrives in Baidoa on Thursday for campaigning and consultations with regional and local community leaders
Presidential candidates in Somalia called for the resignation of head of intel agency Fahad Yasin accusing him of working as @M_Farmaajo's re-election campaign manager. Candidates called 4 disbanding the electoral commission, withdrawal of govt-appointed admin for Gedo
Al-Shabaab has the intent to attack the U.S. homeland, though it currently lacks the ability to do so; and despite years of sustained Somali, US, int'l counterterrorism pressure, terror threat in East Africa is not degraded - that is assessment of @DoD_IG
Just weeks before the reported pull out of about 700 US troops from Somalia, a CIA officer has been killed in the country - ⁦@nytimes⁩. The report doesn't say where in Somalia the killing took place and under what circumstances
Department of Defense briefing on Al-Shabaab. Key points: Group not degraded to the point where Somali security forces can contain threat independently; implementation of Somali transitional plan "badly off-truck"
Threat from Al-Shabaab and other groups like ISIS-Somalia has increased in the past 3 years - US Defense official
Somali government.has not met milestones for the development of its security forces despite US assistance with training, advising and equipping, according to the US Department of Defense Inspector General
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