4 August 2021
Al-Shabaab claims suicide attack in Somalia's capital
Six people were killed including two police officers when a suicide bomber detonated his vest in Mogadishu, Security sources say
Police commander for Mogadishu's Waberi district Ahmed Bashane killed in a bombing on Sunday evening; several other police personnel are injured, witnesses
Suspected suicide bombing near Waberi district police station in Mogadishu. Casualties feared. Aftermath photos at the scene
Heavy rains, floods on Friday in Mogadishu caused deaths, severe destruction. 13 children killed. A couple lost 5 children when water inundated compound, home. Sheikh Sharif reportedly took in the couple for a day, then later gave them money to start afresh. Pic credit Anadolu
Somali forces who supported the opposition in recent hostility in Mogadishu have been removed from the capital, witnesses. Officials addressed hundreds of military personnel outside the city before expected return to their bases in Lower, Middle Shabelle regions, reports
Kenya cautiously welcomes move to restore diplomatic relations; acknowledges Qatar role, but says it looks forward to further normalisation of relations by the Somali authorities
Somalia announces restoring diplomatic relations with Kenya after mediation by the Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani
Former President and opposition leader praises PM @MohamedHRoble's efforts on stabilising Mogadishu and moving the election process forward
SNA mutineers given 48 hours to depart Mogadishu in the latest peace deal in Somalia ahead of crucial FGS-FMS election talks
The commission tasked with investigating the clashes between government forces & opposition loyalists in the Somali capital Mogadishu has issued a resolution to resolve the crisis in the Somali capital-local media reports. These are the agreed 10 points (Attached)
Somali gov orders all pro-opposition troops to start leaving Mogadishu and to return to their original bases within 48 hours starting today in a move to reduce tensions in Mogadishu. The troops entered Mogadishu from military bases outside the capital due to delayed elections
Somalia PM @MohamedHRoble vows to form an "impartial and inclusive" security task force for the elections; says task force will work within the boundaries of the law and after consultations with all stakeholders; urged UN & international partners to support the process
Puntland military court sentenced to death five AlShabaab militants after being convicted deferent crimes including killings and IED attacks in Somalia's Galkayo town, Mudug region3 month ago
Puntland military court sentenced to death five AlShabaab militants after being convicted deferent crimes including killings and IED attacks in Somalia's Galkayo town, Mudug region
Somalia's parliament decides to cancel the extension of President Farmajo's mandate
The Somali parliament approves the implementation of a previous agreement between the president and the opposition to hold other presidential elections
Lion Escaped from his Cage In Hargeisa , attacked and injured Woman
Al Shabab group addressing the current political crisis in Somalia, has accused president @M_Farmaajo of being responsible for Sunday's fighting in Mogadishu that forced 100,000 people to flee from their homes
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A mortar attack reported near presidential palace in Mogadishu
At least 2 people were killed and 10 others when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint near custodial Corps HQs, Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility
Somalia's Puntland state says it will not attend the electoral conference called by @M_Farmaajo until the international community invite them- according to the region's Minister of Information who spoke to BBC
United Nations Somalia say initial estimates suggested 60,000-100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the Capital Mogadishu following outbreak of violence on 25th April
US embassy condemns attacks on all journalists. A radio station in Mogadishu @MediaMustaqbal reported on Tuesday that Somali Government forces raided its building, roughed up an editor and removed items. Government has not commented on reported incident
US Secretary of State @SecBlinken discusses @M_Farmaajo's term extension with Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta
Somali lawmaker @mahadsalad says president @M_Farmaajo's speech was a political ploy aimed at buying more time and easing the pressure on him; wants pressure maintained
Locals say Car bomb explosion caused deaths and injuries targeted the headquarter of Somalia's custodial corps at Ex-Control Afgoye junction in Mogadishu. No word from the govt. Also, No group claimed resp yet
Somalia president drops 2-year term extension, accepts dialogue with political rivals
One dead and four injured in a car bomb explosion at the entrance to the Somali Prisons Authority headquarters, west of Mogadishu
Two federal member states allied with President @M_Farmaajo said they are opposed to any form of term extension, call for elections based on September 17 agreement. Galmudug and Hirshabelle have issued a joint statement
Mogadishu's Yaqshid district Police Chief, Farah Adani, with his guards defect to the Opposition forces in the capital. in a press conference, Adani says he joined anti-Farmajo forces after witnessing "attacks" on Ex Presidents & his former boss Sadaq John
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