• Author: Yunis Dekow
  • Date: 2024-07-13 10:49:39
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.

ATMIS officially transfers military base to Somalia National Forces
  • Author: Terry Muriuki
  • Date: 2024-07-01 14:57:48

ATMIS officially transfers military base to Somalia National Forces

Presiding over the handover of the base, the Deputy Representative of the African Union Commission (AUC) for Somalia, Siyuvile Bam, assured continued support for the Somali-led peace and security efforts despite the transition.

Somalia yet to begin talks with Al-Shabaab, sets conditions for that to happen
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-06-28 18:25:06

Somalia yet to begin talks with Al-Shabaab, sets conditions for that to happen

In a post on X, Hussein said the government had put in place conditions that the terror group must adhere to before any talks can begin.

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.

Burundi soldiers hand over military base in Jowhar to Somali Forces
  • Author: Yunis Dekow
  • Date: 2024-06-21 07:09:53

Burundi soldiers hand over military base in Jowhar to Somali Forces

The African Union peacekeeping mission said the transfer of the military facility is according to plans in Phase Three of ATMIS's drawdown efforts, aimed at enhancing local security capacity.

ATMIS begins third phase of troop drawdown from Somalia, hands over Bariire base
  • Author: Yunis Dekow
  • Date: 2024-06-15 23:22:16

ATMIS begins third phase of troop drawdown from Somalia, hands over Bariire base

The third phase of the troop drawdown follows the successful completion of the first two phases, finalised in June 2023 and January 2024, respectively.

Somali police enhance professionalism with new operating procedures supported by ATMIS
  • Author: Yunis Dekow
  • Date: 2024-06-15 23:07:25

Somali police enhance professionalism with new operating procedures supported by ATMIS

The discussions addressed serious crimes like homicide, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, firearms and ammunition trafficking, illicit narcotics trafficking, piracy, financial crimes, and extortion.

Aden Duale: How Garissa boy realised big dreams in face of adversities
  • Author: Barack Oduor
  • Date: 2024-06-15 06:43:59

Aden Duale: How Garissa boy realised big dreams in face of adversities

His father, a polygamous pastoralist, regarded education as a waste of time and urged him to tend to the family’s camels

Ethiopia awaits official notice from Somalia on troop withdrawal amid rising tensions
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-06-11 21:41:37

Ethiopia awaits official notice from Somalia on troop withdrawal amid rising tensions

Nebiyu clarified that Ethiopia has not received any formal communication on this issue. "There has been no official diplomatic communication from Somalia on this matter," Tedla said.

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.

Post-ATMIS: Somalia to expel Ethiopian troops by December 2024
  • Author: Hanifa Adan
  • Date: 2024-06-02 13:34:29

Post-ATMIS: Somalia to expel Ethiopian troops by December 2024

Ethiopian forces will not be included in the African Union-led contingent set to operate in Somalia once the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) concludes.

Somali President, US Secretary of State discuss post-ATMIS security plans
  • Author: Hanifa Adan
  • Date: 2024-06-02 12:45:46

Somali President, US Secretary of State discuss post-ATMIS security plans

The talks centred on the ongoing fight against terrorist groups and the Somali government's strategic plans following the drawdown of the ATMIS forces.

Somalia sets deadline for Ethiopian troops withdrawal
  • Author: Amina Wako
  • Date: 2024-05-31 23:25:03

Somalia sets deadline for Ethiopian troops withdrawal

Somalia is in talks with international partners to deploy a multinational force that will operate in the country for a period of one year, starting from January 2025.

New era of security cooperation as Somalia cabinet approves defence pact with Kenya
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-05-25 18:36:56

New era of security cooperation as Somalia cabinet approves defence pact with Kenya

The two countries are also seeking to boost relations through political consultations, trade, health, and education.

Mogadishu begins to plan internal security takeover from ATMIS
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-05-20 17:31:31

Mogadishu begins to plan internal security takeover from ATMIS

The meetings signal Somalia's readiness to take charge of the country's internal security.

Uganda, Kenya express jitters over complete withdrawal of ATMIS troops in Somalia
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-05-18 18:20:42

Uganda, Kenya express jitters over complete withdrawal of ATMIS troops in Somalia

The comments by the two countries come barely weeks after the African Union consented to a request by Somalia to establish a post-ATMIS mission that would commence operations in January next year.

AU mission in Somalia neutralises 439 IEDs, preventing 1,756 casualties since 2017
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-05-18 16:05:12

AU mission in Somalia neutralises 439 IEDs, preventing 1,756 casualties since 2017

UNMAS has played a crucial role in enabling troops to identify and defuse numerous IEDs planted by Al-Shabaab militants.

Four million children affected by conflict, climate crisis in Somalia - UN expert
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-05-12 13:03:13

Four million children affected by conflict, climate crisis in Somalia - UN expert

Isha noted that some of the most important issues that children and other vulnerable people are facing include forced evictions, as well as inadequate clearance of mines and hazardous materials in liberated areas.

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