27 January 2022
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 Djibouti10 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
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
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