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Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops on Friday withdrew from the central Somalia town of Dhusamareeb under unclear circumstances. Accoriding to a security official who seeks anonymity the troops left the town on Friday morning. “Most of the traders have fled the town after the Ethiopian troops pulled out this morning, we can see many people including […]

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The risk of mass starvation in four countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the UN refugee agency has warned. About 20 million people live in hard-hit areas where harvests have failed and malnutrition rates are increasing, particularly among young children, the UNHCR said on […]

New Army Commander Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale Escapes Mogadishu Blast

New Army Commander Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale Escapes Mogadishu Blast

The new Commander of the Somali National Army (SNA) Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale escaped a car bomb explosion Sunday. Initial reports indicate that a suicide mission was waged on a convoy of cars leaving the military base in Mogadishu. Gen. Jimale and his deputy had left the army headquarters moments earlier where they attended a […]

Al-Shabaab Dismisses Somali President Faramajo War Declaration

Al-Shabaab Dismisses Somali President Faramajo War Declaration

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab has dismissed President Mohamed Abdullahi Faramajo’s declaration of war. The response was carried on the Somali Memo website which is affiliated to the al-Qaeda-linked group. On Thursday, President Farmajo offered the militants an amnesty at the same time as declaring war on the group. The UN-backed government in Mogadishu has […]

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Declares New War Against Al Shabaab

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Declares New War Against Al Shabaab

Somalia’s new president on Thursday declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs while instructing the army to prepare a new offensive against al-Shabab extremists. The shakeup is an attempt to improve the worsening security situation as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab steps up its deadly bombings in the capital since President […]

United States to Return 4,000 Somali Migrants to Their Homeland

United States to Return 4,000 Somali Migrants to Their Homeland

Somalia’s U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States. “We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to be removed are close to […]

Worst humanitarian crisis hits three African countries as Trump slashes foreign aid

Worst humanitarian crisis hits three African countries as Trump slashes foreign aid

The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor. If the deep cuts are approved by Congress and the […]

Fighting Somali Piracy – Don’t Get the Next Steps Wrong

Fighting Somali Piracy – Don’t Get the Next Steps Wrong

On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen between 2008 and 2011 is unlikely. The Comoros-flagged Aris was carrying fuel and sailing only 18 km away […]

Leaders Agree on Regional Solution to Somali Refugee Crisis

Leaders Agree on Regional Solution to Somali Refugee Crisis

President of Federal republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and IGAD heads of states attended a special IGAD Summit on finding Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees. The IGAD special summit was aimed at strengthening the protection of refugees, to respond effectively to the drought situation, mobilize resources and coordinate international efforts. President Farmajo shared […]

Kenya Defence Forces Raid Al-Shabaab Bases, Kill 31 Terrorists

Kenya Defence Forces Raid Al-Shabaab Bases, Kill 31 Terrorists

Kenyan soldiers have killed 31 Al-Shabaab terrorists after raiding their base in Baadhade, Somalia. Eleven AK-47 rifles, four improvised explosives, communication equipment, food and military uniforms were seized. Also seized at the bases used as command and logistics centres in Jubbaland district were 634 bullets and two anti-tank machine guns, military spokesman Joseph Owuoth has […]

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