26 September 2021
Mogadishu port manager Ahmed Mohamed Washington survives a bomb attack on his vehicle as he travelled to work, two of his bodyguards were injured, source. The explosion comes just hours after a suicide bombing explosion killed 8 civilians at an ice-cream shop in Mogadishu
Reports of an explosion in Mogadishu's Abdiaziz district targeting a senior port official
CIA contractor killed in Somalia identified as Michael Goodboe. The attack that killed Goodboe was presumed to have been conducted by Al-Shabaab. The date of the attack and exact location is not yet clear
The faces of young leaders lost in today's bombing in Mogadishu, claimed by Al-Shabaab.
Latest footage of Mogadishu's AAIA airport where Acting US Defense Secretary Chris Miller stopped by on Friday. This footage was taken a day earlier. Note the new village (to the left of the screen) built in a piece of land between the runway and the sea
Somalia: Cyclone that hit parts of Somalia earlier this week displaced thousands and destroyed livelihoods10 month ago
Somalia: Cyclone that hit parts of Somalia earlier this week displaced thousands and destroyed livelihoods
The Somali govt has condemned the suicide bombing at a popular ice-cream shop in Mogadishu. Young community leaders and a staffer from the Somali embassy in Addis Ababa are among the seven killed, per ambulance and local media reports. (Pictures from the scene)
It's early evening in Mogadishu, explosion occurred about an hour ago, just before 8pm. This was the scene minutes ago
At least seven killed, 10 others injured in a suicide bombing in Mogadishu, @AaminAmbulance services reported. The attack occurred near a popular ice-cream and bakery shop north of the city's airport
A powerful explosion rang out in the Somali capital, Mogadishu
Multiple fatalities have been reported after a suicide bombing near an ice-cream and bakery shop at the busy K-4 junction, Mogadishu
Initial reports say there has been suspected suicide bombing near an ice-cream shop in K-4 junction area of Mogadishu
Surprise visit by the Acting US Defense Secretary to Mogadishu ahead of reported troop withdrawal from Somalia. Visit also comes as the Defense Department's Inspector General concluded that despite pressure, Al-Shabaab threat is not degraded
The Union of Somalia presidential candidates said in a statement that the threats of Mogadishu mayor to the candidates is a message from the president Farmaajo, and he (Farmaajo) will take the responsibility for the consequences of his government's incitement to violence
Former president and chairman of the Union of Presidential candidates Sharif Sheikh Ahmed arrives in Baidoa on Thursday for campaigning and consultations with regional and local community leaders10 month ago
Former president and chairman of the Union of Presidential candidates Sharif Sheikh Ahmed arrives in Baidoa on Thursday for campaigning and consultations with regional and local community leaders
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Casualties reported after an explosion from roadside IED hit a military vehicle in Yaaqbariweyne area, Lower Shabelle region, Monday
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