Five terrorists killed as police thwart attempted prison break in Somalia
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-07-13 15:31:52

Five terrorists killed as police thwart attempted prison break in Somalia

The incident began with a confrontation between security guards and the inmates, most of them serving death sentences, after they gained access to weapons and started shooting inside the prison.

Ugandan officer killed, 6 injured by roadside bomb in Somalia
  • Author: Reuters
  • Date: 2024-07-08 18:35:23

Ugandan officer killed, 6 injured by roadside bomb in Somalia

Uganda has about 5,000 troops serving in Somalia under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) peacekeeping mission.

AU council endorses Somalia request for slowed withdrawal of ATMIS troops
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-06-22 10:16:15

AU council endorses Somalia request for slowed withdrawal of ATMIS troops

The council expressed concerns that the full implementation of phase three drawdown could lead to capability gaps that may have significant implications for the security of Somalia and the wider region.

IGAD report shows rise in terror attacks between January and March this year
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-06-12 13:57:11

IGAD report shows rise in terror attacks between January and March this year

The analysis compiled by the regional body's Centre of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Terrorism (ICEPCVE) notes that about 708 fatalities and 197 injuries were recorded in the first quarter of this year.

Ethiopian troops should remain in Somalia, Jubaland and South West states say
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-06-05 15:14:13

Ethiopian troops should remain in Somalia, Jubaland and South West states say

The two states declared their positions after Hussein Sheikh Ali, the National Security Adviser to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, said the government expected all Ethiopian troops to withdraw by the end of the year.

Mogadishu court jails 70-year-old man for financing Al-Shabaab
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-05-18 11:48:03

Mogadishu court jails 70-year-old man for financing Al-Shabaab

Ali Hussein Isaac was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $3,000 for money laundering and financing the militant group.

Somalia Govt vows action after deadly attack on telco workers
  • Author: Hanifa Adan
  • Date: 2024-04-29 09:02:27

Somalia Govt vows action after deadly attack on telco workers

The government said the brutal assault was against the principles of Islam and basic human values.

Al-Shabaab kills 6 staff of Somalia's largest telco in car bomb attack
  • Author: Hassan Mohamed
  • Date: 2024-04-28 21:42:51

Al-Shabaab kills 6 staff of Somalia's largest telco in car bomb attack

Police Spokesperson Abdifatah Adan Hassan says the attack was by Al-Shabaab militants, who have targeted Hormuud Telecom before.

Al-Shabaab militant, two children die after bomb explodes in his house
  • Author: Hassan Mohamed
  • Date: 2024-04-28 13:44:34

Al-Shabaab militant, two children die after bomb explodes in his house

Police said his wife survived the blast and they hope she will help to unravel what happened during the incident once she is treated.

Somalia welcomes Al-Shabaab fighters surrendering under amnesty
  • Author: Hanifa Adan
  • Date: 2024-04-27 13:53:53

Somalia welcomes Al-Shabaab fighters surrendering under amnesty

In recent weeks, more than 100 militants have laid down their arms and surrendered to authorities across regions including Galmudug, Hirshabeelle, South West State, Jubaland, and Mogadishu.

Somali PM meets Serbian envoy amid tensions over breakaway regions
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-04-23 13:51:40

Somali PM meets Serbian envoy amid tensions over breakaway regions

Somalia and Serbia share similarities where Kosovo and Somaliland are concerned, as the latter two have both unilaterally declared their independence.

Sustained military offensive, hard times pushed us to surrender - Al-Shabaab defectors
  • Author: Hassan Mohamed
  • Date: 2024-04-21 10:23:32

Sustained military offensive, hard times pushed us to surrender - Al-Shabaab defectors

In the last two weeks alone more than 25 Al-Shabaab fighters have surrendered. The Somalia government has an open amnesty policy for Al-Shabaab defectors.

Somalia postpones key meeting with federal states for 'technical reasons'
  • Author: Hassan Mohamed
  • Date: 2024-04-20 11:55:50

Somalia postpones key meeting with federal states for 'technical reasons'

President Hassan invited federal state leaders to the meeting amid tensions triggered by recent constitutional amendments.

Kenya, Somalia renew joint fight against terrorism
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-04-11 18:03:38

Kenya, Somalia renew joint fight against terrorism

The two met in Nairobi on Thursday and discussed joint initiatives to fight terrorism and general insecurity in the region.

Somalia President lauds army for kicking Al-Shabaab out of key towns
  • Author: Hanifa Adan
  • Date: 2024-04-01 17:48:36

Somalia President lauds army for kicking Al-Shabaab out of key towns

Hassan toured the Harardheere and El-Dher towns in the Galgadud region, encouraging soldiers and the public in the fight against Al-Shabaab.

Somalia opposition, Puntland State oppose constitution amendment process
  • Author: Hassan Mohamed
  • Date: 2024-03-26 16:05:55

Somalia opposition, Puntland State oppose constitution amendment process

Puntland State and the opposition claim the government is planning to do away with the federal system of power and introduce a presidential system through a flawed process

16 suspects arrested over Mogadishu hotel attack
  • Author: AFP
  • Date: 2024-03-24 11:54:19

16 suspects arrested over Mogadishu hotel attack

Three people were killed after Al-Shabaab militants stormed the SYL hotel near the highly fortified presidential palace compound on March 14, leading to a siege of more than 13 hours.

US sanctions 16 financiers of Al-Shabaab militants
  • Author: AFP
  • Date: 2024-03-12 12:27:42

US sanctions 16 financiers of Al-Shabaab militants

The Treasury said the "expansive business network" was part of an international fundraising and money-laundering web for the Al-Shabaab.

Mogadishu market fire kills one, Al-Shabaab blamed
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-03-10 20:34:00

Mogadishu market fire kills one, Al-Shabaab blamed

Mohamed Ahmed, the deputy head of security of the region, pointed the finger at the militant group Al-Shabaab, citing their involvement as a hindrance to progress and prosperity.

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