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

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8 May 2021
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
Minister @hhundubey warns the Govt may take action to confront people with the "behaviour of militias" who are taking advantage of the situation. He implied Al-Qaeda and Daesh may infiltrate opposition; says Govt was holding back.but there are acts that may need to be confronted
Tense situation in Mogadishu today as 100s of Turkish trained Haram'ad troops from Galmudug & Hirshabelle regions land in Mogadishu airport. Reports say troops moved in to opposition held areas in Hodan & Hawlwadag districts. Conflict feared, residents flee
International partners in Somalia "alarmed" by emerging fragmentation of the Somali National Army along clan lines, say it detracts from fighting Al-Shabaab, per statement. Partners condemn the outbreak of violence in Mogadishu on 25 April
Civilians continued to flee their houses in the Hodan and Howlwadag districts of Mogadishu, Somalia capital for the 2nd day in fear of imminent assault on opposition bases by [email protected]_Farmaajo forces
Witnesses in Mogadishu have reported fresh displacement of civilians from their homes for fear of further clashes. No clashes occurred since Sunday but some neighbourhoods remain militarised where residents have decided situation is too volatile to stay comfortable in their homes
Some of the main streets have reportedly opened up in Mogadishu as the city enjoyed a full day of calmness following yesterday's violence. One of the main streets still closed to traffic is Via Lenin where troops supporting the opposition erected roadblocks
Somalia, UN declare drought in the country due to the deterioration of the dry conditions and expected below-average rainfall during the upcoming rainy season. More than 80% of the country is experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions, statement
Somalia: Pro-opposition forces reportedly took control of areas near presidential palace in Mogadishu
Most people in Mogadishu did not go to work/education centers Monday morning in fear of fighting that could start at any time following last night's clashes. Somalia
Heavy fighting breaks out in Somalia's capital after the president's term "unconstitutionally" extended by two more years
1 week ago
Sources reveal a number of mortar shells reigned down on the town of Xudur in southwest Somalia. The shelling ceased at 8:49PM local time
Somali government troops attacked military troops protecting former president HSM and a Somali senator Muse Sudi Yalahow in Kaaraan district. The battle ongoing near Mirinayo area. Heavy gunfire could be heard
Hundreds of protesters burn tyres on streets at key Fagah junction in Mogadishu in demo against outgoing President @M_Farmaajo's unlawful term extension. The rally broke out after military forces supporting opposition took over the area. Somalia
A local TV is reporting fresh disturbance in Fagah area in the north neighborhoods of Mogadishu. It comes amid renewed, unusual military manoeuvres in the capital since last night
Tense situation in Mogadishu today as 100s of troops with dozens of military vehicles move in to the capital's northern neighborhoods. Reports say the troops crossed from Middle Shabelle region and are closely aligned with opposition leaders. More to follow
US National Security Adviser: Ready to work with allies to promote peace in the Horn of Africa
2 week ago
Somali authorities in Galkayo town say eight men have been sentenced to death by firing squad for terrorism and Al-Shabaab membership
Without providing proof, Somalia Info Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe is alleging that Kenya and Djibouti are involved in "political campaigns" at the AU Peace & Security Council to influence contents of an upcoming communique about Somalia. Kenya, Djibouti have not respond yet
Somali police say they are investigating the brawl that took place at Mogadishu airport this morning
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