27 January 2022
Four police officers killed in suspected Al-Shabaab attack in Lamu
Secretary Antony Blinken:I am deeply appreciative to Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman for his tireless efforts to promote peace and prosperity in the Horn of Africa and am delighted to welcome Ambassador David Satterfield to succeed him in the position of Special Envoy
On the 4th day of election talks in Mogadishu, Somali officials admitted that "difficult" discussions are taking place on solving key disputed issues. The leaders participating the talks are far apart in their approach on course-correcting reported election irregularities
Kenya's internal security minister Dr. Fred Matiang'i has imposed 30 days dusk to dawn curfew in some parts of Lamu county after successive militant attacks left 7 people dead and displaced dozens of others. Multi- agency security operation underway in the besieged areas
Chairman of Somaliland Waddani party Hirsi has been summoned by Criminal Investigation officers for grilling regarding his allegations that President Musa Bihi holds Djibouti passport.According to party officials, Hirsi has already arrived at the headquarters for interrogation
Puntland Police in Bari Region,have seized a vehicle in Bosaso with illegal weapons and ammunition. Police said the truck was loaded with sand, to hide the weapons and ammunition on board, but police had information. Police also say the weapons were imported from Yemen3 week ago
Puntland Police in Bari Region,have seized a vehicle in Bosaso with illegal weapons and ammunition. Police said the truck was loaded with sand, to hide the weapons and ammunition on board, but police had information. Police also say the weapons were imported from Yemen
Another Lamu Attack:  Security agents in Lamu county in pursuit of suspects behind the gruesome killings in the last two days, yet there has been another attack which has left one person dead with  several houses burnt in Hindi area3 week ago
Another Lamu Attack: Security agents in Lamu county in pursuit of suspects behind the gruesome killings in the last two days, yet there has been another attack which has left one person dead with several houses burnt in Hindi area
Blinken and Turkish FM also discussed issues related to the Horn of Africa, Turkey's appointment of a Special Envoy to discuss the process of normalization with Armenia, and opportunities to deepen cooperation bilaterally and as NATO Allies to address areas of mutual concern
Shabaab kills six civilians near Kenya's Mpeketoni in its coastal Lamu County near Somalia. Comes two days after an IED on a civilian in Lamu
Heavy fighting is reported to be taking place in Qowlad, 12 km northeast of Beledweyne between Somali government forces backed by Hirshabelle regional troops on one side and clan militia called itself Hiran salvation army led by Col Nur Dheere3 week ago
Heavy fighting is reported to be taking place in Qowlad, 12 km northeast of Beledweyne between Somali government forces backed by Hirshabelle regional troops on one side and clan militia called itself "Hiran salvation army" led by Col Nur Dheere
One person was killed, two injured in car bombing in Bar Ubah junction of Mogadishu this evening
Internal security minister @AbdullahiMNOR orders Intel agents to be removed from Mogadishu's airport; police to take sole responsibility effective Jan 2, statement. NISA acting director Yasin Farey instructed to transfer all responsibilities currently held by NISA to the police
AlShabaab fighters claim to have killed 15  Ethiopia n soldiers following massive roadside bomb blast that hit and destroyed an Ural military truck at Jawiil village in Somalia's Hiiraan region, near Ethiopia border3 week ago
AlShabaab fighters claim to have killed 15 Ethiopia n soldiers following massive roadside bomb blast that hit and destroyed an Ural military truck at Jawiil village in Somalia's Hiiraan region, near Ethiopia border
Cache of weapons have been intercepted in a swoop by security officers in Galkacayo town, Puntland regional State according to a statement from Mudug governor @Abdlatifsanyare3 week ago
Cache of weapons have been intercepted in a swoop by security officers in Galkacayo town, Puntland regional State according to a statement from Mudug governor @Abdlatifsanyare
AlShabaab fighters attack Bal'ad town, 30km north of Mogadishu, overran Somalia govt forces guarding the town's entrance & killed 7 people incl 5 soldiers. Militants stayed briefly in the town after attack but then left, Police, residents tell Reuters
Heavily armed AlShabaab fighters have been reported to briefly seize the control of Bal'ad town about 30Km North of Mogadishu this morning, Locals were surprised to see militants in the city after clashes with SNA troops. Officials said Bal'ad is now on govt hands
Somali forces repel Al Shabab militants after seizing Bal'ad this morning, a town 30 km from Mogadishu Three Al Shabab fighters were killed and two soldiers on this attack. The attack comes at a time of turmoil over the conduct of elections in Somalia
The US embassy in Somalia urges officials to de-escalate the escalation after suspending the duties of the Prime Minister
PM @MohamedHRoble says "outrageous" decision by @M_Farmaajo to "suspend" him and "failed attempt to militarily takeover" his office is a violation of the constitution and the country's laws. The PM says @M_Farmaajo will solely shoulder responsibility of the consequences
Roble's office calls Farmajo "ex president", terms his actions to take over PM office using force unconstitutional
Reuters, quoting a Somali official: Security forces were tasked with preventing the Somali prime minister's access to his office
1 month ago
Reuters, quoting a Somali official: The suspension of the powers of the Somali prime minister by the president is an "incorrect coup"
Unusual movement of troops in Mogadishu this morning. Reports say security forces seal off the PM's office located within the Presidential palace as political tension between the PM and the President escalates
Somalia President @M_Farmaajo says he is "suspending" Prime Minuster @MohamedHRoble from work over alleged corruption and misuse of public land
Reports of overnight Al-Shabaab attack in Tabta village, Lower Juba region. Early reports say as many as five people may have been killed including soldiers and minors. The attack was reportedly carried out by about 15 militants targeting 3 separate houses
Bomb squad needed to be called out in Bosaso town to remove unexploded ordinances from this week's fighting1 month ago
Bomb squad needed to be called out in Bosaso town to remove unexploded ordinances from this week's fighting
Citing breach of immigration protocols, Somali officials closed a Mogadishu airport terminal used by UN & @amisomsomalia. Officials alleged terminal was used by non-UN/AMISOM travellers, UN flights landed with o permission, UN contractors exploit to smuggle uncontrolled commodities
SAIID SIDOW, a port employee in Gara'ad port in Mudug loses his five children to mortar shelling in  fighting between government forces in Bosaso, Puntland1 month ago
SAIID SIDOW, a port employee in Gara'ad port in Mudug loses his five children to mortar shelling in fighting between government forces in Bosaso, Puntland
Video from Bosaso as some of the troops in the frontline are reportedly being separated1 month ago
Video from Bosaso as some of the troops in the frontline are reportedly being separated
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Bosaso is calm today with no reports of clashes. There is an unofficial ceasefire in place and elders and Puntland religious leaders are mediating between the warring sides - residents. Medics say 10+ people lost their lives and dozens sustained wounds in Tuesday's heavy fight
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