26 September 2021
Presidential candidates in Somalia called for the resignation of head of intel agency Fahad Yasin accusing him of working as @M_Farmaajo's re-election campaign manager. Candidates called 4 disbanding the electoral commission, withdrawal of govt-appointed admin for Gedo
Al-Shabaab has the intent to attack the U.S. homeland, though it currently lacks the ability to do so; and despite years of sustained Somali, US, int'l counterterrorism pressure, terror threat in East Africa is not degraded - that is assessment of @DoD_IG
Just weeks before the reported pull out of about 700 US troops from Somalia, a CIA officer has been killed in the country - ⁦@nytimes⁩. The report doesn't say where in Somalia the killing took place and under what circumstances
Department of Defense briefing on Al-Shabaab. Key points: Group not degraded to the point where Somali security forces can contain threat independently; implementation of Somali transitional plan "badly off-truck"
Threat from Al-Shabaab and other groups like ISIS-Somalia has increased in the past 3 years - US Defense official
Somali government.has not met milestones for the development of its security forces despite US assistance with training, advising and equipping, according to the US Department of Defense Inspector General
10 month ago
Al-Shabaab operatives attacked a house in Wajid town last night killing 7 people including 4 children and their parents, according officials in Southwest. Federal govt officials condemned the killing
10 month ago
At least four soldiers have been injured following an explosion in Elasha Biyaha area, near Mogadishu. The explosion was from a device attached to the top of a tree where the soldiers were sitting for shade, reports
10 month ago
At least three soldiers wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Elasha Biyaha near the capital, Mogadishu
Somalia presidential candidates extended their meeting in Mogadishu to a 4th day as they expanded consultations on taking unified position on elections. The candidates chose @HESharifShAhmed as Chair, @HusseinHalane as Secretary and Ridwan H Mohamed as Spokesman. Photo @DalsanFM
Ethiopia Amb to Somalia Jamaludin Omar denies withdrawing troops from Somalia. He also denies Tigray soldiers in Somalia were targeted but admits putting in place "safety guards" to avoid a repeat of incident that reportedly happened to Northern Command
Ethiopia: PM Security Advisor Gedu briefs President of Somalia on operation in Tigray
Ethiopia National Security Adviser Gedu Andargacho met w pres Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo in Mogadishu. Ethiopia Amb Jamaludin Omar posted that, "President Farmajo confided to Ato. Gedu his solidarity and support to the ongoing law enforcement operation
10 month ago
Speaking at the UNSC, @MohamedHRoble reiterated commitment to hold "fair, free & timely elections". Roble said he already appointed a task force to draft a roadmap for 1P1V election in 2024/25. He promised to revisit the disputed sexual offences bill and engage the parliament
10 month ago
Casualties reported after an explosion from roadside IED hit a military vehicle in Yaaqbariweyne area, Lower Shabelle region, Monday
2 simultaneous roadside bombs hit US-trained Somali troops near the American base at Balidogle airfield, 110 km northwest of Mogadishu.  AShabaab claimed responsibility saying it killed 12 soldiers, destroyed 2 military vehicles. No comment from Somalia army yet10 month ago
2 simultaneous roadside bombs hit US-trained Somali troops near the American base at Balidogle airfield, 110 km northwest of Mogadishu. AShabaab claimed responsibility saying it killed 12 soldiers, destroyed 2 military vehicles. No comment from Somalia army yet
Governor of Karkaar region on Monday confirms that eight Yemeni fishermen have died, while 9 other people including the DC of Hafun district have also wounded as a result of the tropical storm named GATI and rains that hit Hafun district in Puntland10 month ago
Governor of Karkaar region on Monday confirms that eight Yemeni fishermen have died, while 9 other people including the DC of Hafun district have also wounded as a result of the tropical storm named GATI and rains that hit Hafun district in Puntland
10 month ago
"The roughly 700 troops stationed in Somalia would move to bases in Kenya and Djibouti and travel to Somalia to conduct shorter counterterrorism missions, primarily against al-Shabaab, a jihadist group allied with al Qaeda
Cyclone Gati, the equivalent of a Cat 3 hurricane, made landfall in North East Somalia today. Here's how it looked from @eumetsat's Meteosat.  Gati was a monster, and in a region where such storms are rare. A dangerous situation for those living there, hope they were prepared10 month ago
Cyclone Gati, the equivalent of a Cat 3 hurricane, made landfall in North East Somalia today. Here's how it looked from @eumetsat's Meteosat. Gati was a monster, and in a region where such storms are rare. A dangerous situation for those living there, hope they were prepared
14 opposition presidential candidates issue communique in Mogadishu, call for removal of intelligence operatives, civil servants and supporters of Prez Farmajo from electoral committees
Tropical Cyclone Gati (03A) has rapidly intensified from a weak tropical storm to 100-knots (Major Hurricane intensity) just east of the northern Somalia coast.  It will make landfall shortly10 month ago
Tropical Cyclone Gati (03A) has rapidly intensified from a weak tropical storm to 100-knots (Major Hurricane intensity) just east of the northern Somalia coast. It will make landfall shortly
10 month ago
One person killed, two wounded in a roadside bomb targets Puntland troops in Galkacyo
Somaliland's Berbera Airport has longest runway in Africa (over 4kms). It has just been upgraded and modernised10 month ago
Somaliland's Berbera Airport has longest runway in Africa (over 4kms). It has just been upgraded and modernised
An attack targeting a military convoy of African peacekeepers in the Somali capital, Mogadishu
The death toll from the suicide bombing of a restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has risen to 6
At least five people were killed, several others injured following a suicide bombing explosion in Mogadishu - police tell VOA
Casualties reported after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant near the police training academy in Mogadishu's Hamar Jajab district
People were killed and wounded in a suicide bombing that targeted a popular restaurant in Mogadishu
Suspected AlShabaab bomber blew himself up at gathering of police officers at General Kahiye academy in Mogadishu's Hamar-Jajab distirct. Casualties reported - Witnesses
Scores of casualties reported as ambulance and police rush to the scene of the suicide bomber where a lone suicide bomber blew himself up in a popular restaurant in Hamar Jajab neighbourhood Mogadishu
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