31 July 2021
UN urges Somali leaders to break impasse delaying elections. SRSG James Swan tells UN Security Council that Somalia's electoral process required "urgent attention
4 month ago
Somali regional police officer from the Central Investigations Department Omar M Samatar has been shot dead in Galkayo. Police reacted and apprehended one of the assailants. Samatar's boss Warsame Yusuf recently survived an IED explosion near his home
In Mogadishu, the mood Wednesday is tense, police vehicles blocked the roads, plain-clothed armed @HSNQ_NISA agents are inside the parliament ahead of today's meeting amid fears of a vote for alleged @M_Farmaajo term extension by [email protected] MPs
Security army closed roads leading to the Parliament House on Wednesday ahead of today's planned session on Covid, federal & border Commision, national refugee act. There is also a heightened fear that agenda also includes a purpose of term extension for president Farmaajo4 month ago
Security army closed roads leading to the Parliament House on Wednesday ahead of today's planned session on Covid, federal & border Commision, national refugee act. There is also a heightened fear that agenda also includes a purpose of term extension for president Farmaajo
Major roads in the Somali capital Mogadishu have this morning been sealed off and scores of security forces deployed ahead of the Parliament's Lower House session amid election impasse and constitutional crisis in the country
4 month ago
Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has rejected AstraZeneca vaccine, claims in a statement that "its harms far outweigh its alleged benefit"
Somalia: 3 security personnel were killed and 7 wounded in two separate explosions in the capital, Mogadishu
Heavy IED explosion reported in Daynile district of Mogadishu on Monday morning. Early reports indicate that at least five civilians were killed
4 month ago
Somalia's parliamentary session scheduled to take place on Monday was delayed until March 31. This comes as Saturday's meeting ended up in chaos after some lawmakers complained the agenda included a proposed term extension for Somali President @M_Farmaajo
15 Somalia MPs barred from the sessions say they will attend next sitting, noting the speaker "personally" shoulders responsibility for consequences of any "bloodshed" resulting from a clash between their security guards & soldiers protecting the House
15 lawmakers have been suspended from attending the next 5 sessions of the Lower House of Parliament. The MPs were accused of obstructing Saturday's planned session at Parliament. The session was abandoned after argument over alleged plot to extend term for the executive branch
AlShabaab media outlets promised a new audio message of the group's leader Ahmed Omar Abu Ubaida. Affiliate sites of the group said the message will address the people of Djibouti4 month ago
AlShabaab media outlets promised a new audio message of the group's leader Ahmed Omar Abu Ubaida. Affiliate sites of the group said the message will address the people of Djibouti
Death toll climbs to 4 as two more victims succumb to injuries Two people died on the spot after the bus hit an IED in Koromey
Somali National Army took over security responsibilities of the @amisomsomalia forward operating base in Afgoye on Thursday, per reports. AU forces will now move towards Arbiska and Arba'ow, between Mogadishu and Afgoye
Five to eight rounds of mortar attacks were reported in Mogadishu early on Thursday. Some of the mortars landed on the edge of Mogadishu airport, others hit residential areas killing an infant and a father, per @sntvnews1. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack
Heavy explosions, said to be mortar strikes, target the heavily fortified Halane camp (Mogadishu's green zone) which hosts several foreign missions in Somalia. At least 5 explosions heard inside Halane camp and nearby areas. Casualties reported - Witnesses
ColonelAbass Gurey whose militiamen control Elwak town heads to Beled-Hawo to join FGS.He was part of the Package agreement between Kenya&Somalia.Kenya handovers the control of Elwak to FGS.The whole of Gedo would be under the control FGS per the agreement
Mandera IED Attack: At least three people killed, several others injured after a bus they were traveling in was hit by a roadside improvised explosive device in North Eastern
Leader of Somalia's Jubaland region @PresidentMadobe relieves controversial security minister Abdirashid Janan of his duties. Janan who is currently in Najah village near Beled Hawo (picture) is expected to "surrender" to the Federal Govt, according to regional sources
Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini arrives in Mogadishu, state media reports
"As electoral institutions tabulate the results, the United States calls on authorities to ensure that this process is conducted in a transparent and fair manner," says @StateDeptSpox
Biden expected to appoint former UN Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman as his special envoy for the Ethiopia conflict, Horn of Africa crisis
[email protected]_Farmaajo and 3 regional leaders are at the venue of the meeting at Afisyone along with Banadir Governor, but @PresidentMadobe, @SaidAbdullahiDe and opposition leaders have not arrived because they argue some of their demands have been met prior to the start of talks, I hear
@M_Farmaajo and @TheVillaSomalia allied FMS of Southwest, Galmudug & HirShabelle leaders arrive at the Afisyoni with no presence of other key stakeholders, PL, JL, and opposition candidates. Somalia
The opposition called for the "immediate transition" of security forces from @M_Farmaajo because he is using them for "personal gain". Placing this unit under Banadir violates structure of the police, because police at ports are independent from regional police, per sources
The opposition denounced the move to place the 150 police officers at the airport under Sadiq John. The opposition said the move is an effort to daunt successful Summit and poses threat to the international community based at the airport
@amisomsomalia is forced to give regional & opposition leaders assurance of security protection ahead of election meeting b/w the leaders on Monday. "AMISOM will guarantee security before, during and after the meeting," says AU chief
No new or extra deployment of police forces at Mogadishu airport, says police spokesperson. The spokesman doesn't address reports that the police unit at the airport has been placed under a different command
[email protected]_Farmaajo called for a new round of talks about elections on March 22. Unclear if the call will garner support from the opposition and the two main federal member states to take place. Puntland, Jubaland, opposition leaders & Senate leadership formed a new alliance on March 18
Somalia's Jubaland state criticises reported, new deployment of federal security forces in Gedo region by the federal Govt. The situation of Gedo region is a contentious issue in the national politics as the Federal Govt and Jubaland dispute over who should manage elections there
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