President, UK's Boris Johnson Discuss Somalia, South Sudan, Burundi
[Monitor] New York -President Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia South Sudan and Burundi.Mr Museveni told Boris that there must be a more serious concerted effort to flush out and stop al-Shabaab militants from Somalia and called for the strengthening of AMISOM through provision of more equipment and personnel to finish the job.
Al Shabaab Poses Biggest Threat to Kenya's Security
[Shabelle] The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has singled out terrorism as the biggest threat to Kenya's national security and development.
Russian FM Meets With Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire
[Shabelle] Moscow plans to help Somalia in its efforts against extremism and terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday at a meeting with Somalia's Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Southwest State President Urged to Resign Over Incompetence
[Shabelle] Aden Mohamed Nur known as "Saran-Soor" has called on the President of Somalia's southern semi-autonomous region of Southwest, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden to resign.
Jubbaland President Meets With Ethiopian Military Officers in Dolow
[Shabelle] The President of Somalia's southern semi-autonomous region of Jubbaland, Ahmed Mohamed Islam known as (Ahmed Madobe) has held talks with Ethiopian military officials in Dolow district, Gedo region.
U.S. and Uganda Discuss On Somalia Situation
[Shabelle] President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that the conflict in South Sudan is caused by lack of ideology and politicians who push forward identity politics and forget the interests of the people.
Boom for Kenyan Miraa Traders as Shortage Hits Somaliland
[Nation] Miraa traders from Kenya are cashing in on a shortage being experienced in Somaliland following the disruption of the business by conflicts in Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions.
U.S. Forces Increase Airstrikes Amid Uncertainty Over Future
[Shabelle] An intensifying U.S. airstrike campaign against Somalia is unlikely by itself to defeat a resilient band of al-Qaida-aligned militants, a fact that could tempt the U.S. to wade deeper into a country faced with the departure of an African force that has offered protection for a decade.
More U.S. Humanitarian Aid for Somalia and Ethiopia
[Shabelle] Ethiopia's eastern lowlands bordering Somalia are suffering through a severe drought. The rainy season was late and not enough, causing devastating losses among local livestock herds.
Journalist Dies After Suicide Bomber Targets CafĂ©
[CPJ] Nairobi -Somali broadcast journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim died yesterday from injuries sustained on September 10 when a suicide bomber attacked a cafĂ© in Beldweyne where members of the press gather, Somalia's Minister of Information, Abdirahman Omar Osman, and the journalist's colleagues, told CPJ.
Parliament Opens Probe Into Qalbi Dhagah's Handover
[Shabelle] Somalia's parliament, the House of the People, has instituted a body to investigate the government's decision to handover a Somali national to neighbouring Ethiopia.
At Least Six Killed as Rival Troops Clash in Mogadishu
[VOA] At least six people were killed and eight others wounded Saturday when rival Somali government forces clashed in the capital, Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.
Militants Assassinate Intelligence Official
[VOA] The al-Shabab militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior intelligence officer and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in southern Mogadishu. Mohamud Moallim Hassan Qoley was fatally injured in the Midday shooting Sunday in Dharkaynlay district, officials said. Qoley was chief of intelligence at Mogadishu's Kahda area, one of the capital's 17 districts.
Southwest Defends its Decision to Cut Ties With Qatar
[Shabelle] Southwest state of Somalia has defended its decision to side with Saudi-led coalition against Qatar on Gulf diplomatic crises.
KDF Sets Fire On Hormuud Telecom HQ in Balad Hawo City
[Shabelle] Kenyan military forces have set fire on Hormuud telecom company headquarters in Khadija Haji village in Somalia's Gedo region.
AU Police Hands Over Office Equipment to the Somali Police Force
[Shabelle] The Police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today handed over an assortment of critical office equipment to the Somali Police Force.
Somali Forces Carry Out Security Operation in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The forces of Somalia's Federal Government have conducted a massive security operation in Mogadishu on Monday morning, following assassinations.
Jubbaland President Meets With Security Officials in Dolow
[Shabelle] The President of Somalia's southern semi-autonomous region of Jubbaland, Ahmed Madobe has held talks with security officials, elders and youths in Dolow town near Kenyan border.
Somali District Official Assassinated in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] Unidentified gunmen thought to be Al shabaab assassins have shot and killed a local district official in Mogadishu on Sunday, as insecurity concerns continue to grow in the capital.
Gunmen Kill Civilian in Galkayo, Central Somalia
[Shabelle] Unknown gunmen have shot and killed a civilian man in Galkayo, the regional capital of Somalia's central Mudug region on Sunday night, witnesses and Police said.