28 October 2021
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
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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
Reports of suspected mortar shelling in Mogadishu; some of the rounds landed in the vicinity around Godka Jila'ow area, per reports
Mogadishu official dies from IED explosion in the northern suburb of the capital, per local media. Deputy commissioner of Daynile Abdi Mohamed Mohamud (Dhacow) was killed in the explosion on his car, his bodyguards badly were injured, per source
@M_Farmaajo says he welcomes role of the African Union to facilitating a Somali-led and Somali-owned engagement process that would lead to dialogue, per @MofaSomalia. Statement doesn't mention if the govt intends to reverse controversial extension passed by Lower House
President @M_Farmaajo has asked DRC President Félix Tshisekedi to facilitate and supervise negotiations with stakeholders involved in Somali political crisis, according to @Presidence_RDC. Statement says President Tshisekedi welcomed the initiative to reach out to all Somalis
Two Somali regions, Galmudug and Puntland, have agreed joint security operation against Al-Shabaab as the militant group published purported photos of its militias taking over the small town of Ba'adweyne after federal govt forces ly vacated the town last week
Apparently there are two Gololeys. This is correct Gololey where Al-Shabaab IED attacks frequently take place; it's closer to Bal'ad6 month ago
Apparently there are two Gololeys. This is correct Gololey where Al-Shabaab IED attacks frequently take place; it's closer to Bal'ad
Large-scale troop movements reported after former Mogadishu's Police chief, Gen. Sadiq John, with large number of troops moved back to Shirkole neighborhood. With many people expressed fear that this latest tension could lead to major battle in the capital Mogadishu
Tension in Mogadishu tonight as anti-Farmaajo protestors take to the streets of Shirkole while ex Mogadishu Police chief Sadaq Omar John MPs is at this moment holding a press conference.
Residents of the Shirkole neighborhood staged demonstrations to burn tires shortly after the former Benadir police commander arrived. The protests were sparked when Security forces approached the area who were said to be attacking the recently ousted officer
Renewed tension reported in Mogadishu tonight as former Mogadishu police commander Sadik John has returned to Circolo Ufficiale, an area of Mogadishu largely inhabited by his constituency. He left the area April 15 to return to his residence following intervention by @MrQoorqoor
The Al-Shabaab militant group is claiming to have captured Ba'adweyne town, west of Hobyo, in Galmudug state of Somalia. Local media in Galmudug reported on Wednesday that Federal Government forces stationed nearby the town vacated. It's unclear why Govt forces left their post
AMISOM, SNA military commanders set targets for joint operations against militants
Today, @POTUS "announced his intent to nominate nine career members of the Senior Foreign Service as ambassadors," according to the @WhiteHouse
The Deputy Mayor of Mogadishu Ali Yare assured residents of Mogadishu that there is no hostility in the capital. He hints the standoff has been resolved with the help of @MrQoorqoor
At least 15 civilians were killed after IED a minibus in Middle Shabelle region, Wednesday, source. The vehicle was travelling from Mogadishu to the regional capital, Jowhar
M_Farmaajo strips former Mogadishu police commander Brigadier General Sadik Omar of all his ranks, discontinues his benefits, per state media. Omar attempted to suspend Monday's session by the Lower House of Parliament which subsequently extended term for @M_Farmaajo
Today is D-Day for the Somali parliament. What you need to know: *Lower House MPs to debate motion on "national elections" *The motion can be proposed by about a dozen MP signatories *Session needs 139 lawmakers to form a quorum *The motion can be passed in a simple majority
Somalia's Minister of Defense Hassan Hussein Haji meets with senior officials from @US2SOMaliA. The meeting focused on strengthening ties between the two sides & enhance security cooperation in the fight against the militant group Al-shabaab
Military courts prosecutor says the killing of Mogadishu's Hodan district commissioner Abdihakim Dhagajuun, in Jan. was "intentional". The Govt arrested members of the security forces including officers for the shooting death of Abdihakim Dhagajuun; charges to be filed tomorrow
Foreign diplomats working in Somalia say they are alarmed by public officials making statements suggesting election talks are not making progress; urged the county's leaders to return to the talks immediately to reach agreement
Puntland leader @SaidAbdullahiDe alleges Federal Info Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe was wearing different clothes at today's meeting; suggests the statement was pre-recorded. In the statement Dubbe says leaders of Puntland and Jubaland do not want elections based on Sept 17 deal
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AlShabaab fighters have been reportedly ambushed a convoy of Ethiopian troops serving under AMISOM in the outskirt of Hudur town in Somalia's Bakol region. Casualties reported
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A number of Somali forces were killed and wounded in an attack by Al-Shabaab fighters on a military base of the forces in the town of Qalmo in the central state of Shabelle in southern Somalia.
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