27 January 2022
"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
Somalia should hold elections immediately, @SecBlinken says in a statement
10 month ago
A US surveillance drone crashed while on a reconnaissance mission in the village of Weelaamroow in the Lower Jubba province of Somalia.
Somalia Opposition leader and Presidential candidate accuses Chief of Somalia Military of purging top military commander to let Somali President, Farmajo win the election again
Somalia: The body of late President Ali Mahdi Mohamed is expected to arrive at Mogadishu airport within the hour. Ali Mahdi will be buried in Towfiq neighbourhood of Mogadishu after a state funeral. He died on Wednesday after being hospitalised with Covid-19 in Nairobi, Kenya
10 month ago
@USAfricaCommand says there was NO airstrike by US forces during Monday's operation vs alShabaab in in Ballow and Jambalul villages in Somalia
[email protected] envoy to Somalia James Swan condemns the mortar attack on the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu
Incoming mortar fire causes damage to prefabs, vehicles in Halane camp, footage shows. No casualties reported so far. The Al-Shabaab militant claimed responsibility
Heavy explosions said to be mortar attacks have been reported near Aden Adde international airport in Mogadishu. Reports say several mortars landed inside Somalia's heavily fortified Halane military, camp which housing AU, UN offices in the city
Reports of indirect fire on Halane, the AMISOM base camp in Mogadishu. Five to six impacts were reported; casualties not yet known
10 month ago
Somali army radio is reporting an operation by the government forces, supported by an airstrike, in Ballow and Jambalul villages, between Afgoye and Bal'ad towns, Monday. Radio says 25 militants were killed, 15 injured in the operation
10 month ago
Al-Shabaab media published purported audio of one of their leaders Mahad Karate threatening further attacks on prisons to free militant inmates, following Thursday's attack on Bosaso prison. Puntland said some prisoners were recaptured and vowed to prepare operation to degrade AS
Video shows devastation after deadly car bomb in Mogadishu tonight
At least 20 dead, 30 others injured in a car bomb outside Lul Yemeni restaurant in Mogadishu, according to @AaminAmbulance. A suicide bomber attacked the same hotel in early August last year
Somalia: Confirmation: An initial assessment would show 20 dead and 30 injured in a suicide bombing targeting a restaurant in central Mogadishu
Scene of tonight's massive explosion near Mogadishu Central prison. Witnesses say suspected car bomb targets Luul Yemeni restaurant. Casualties reported. No group claims responsibility yet
10 month ago
Al-Shabaab claims releasing 400 terrorist inmates from Bosaso prison in Puntland during a coordinated midnight attack. At least 7 police officers killed in the attack, according police
Leader of Puntland Said Deni arrives in Bosaso wearing military uniform following last night's prison raid by Al-Shabaab. Authorities said some prisoners may have escaped during firefight, but AS claimed releasing up to 400 inmates including AS members, a claim not yet verified10 month ago
Leader of Puntland Said Deni arrives in Bosaso wearing military uniform following last night's prison raid by Al-Shabaab. Authorities said some prisoners may have escaped during firefight, but AS claimed releasing up to 400 inmates including AS members, a claim not yet verified
10 month ago
Latest following Al-Shabaab prison raid in Puntland: -Militants used complex attack -Sources told local reporters militants entered the prison -AS claims releasing 400 inmates, but no independent corroboration yet. -Puntland says some inmates may have escaped, some re-arrested
10 month ago
Somalia: Al Shabab said its fighters released detainees from the prison during the attack in Bosaso in the Bari region of Puntland. There would be victims
10 month ago
Al-Shabab attack on AMISOM & SNA military base locations in Hudur Somalia
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