Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  2014  >  August
Latest

Somalia: Army Repels Attack on Top Prison

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia’s government forces have regained control of a high security prison in the capital, Mogadishu, that was attacked Sunday morning by heavily armed suspected Islamic militants in an apparent attempt to free militants held there, police said. All of the attackers were killed, police said. Godka Jilacow prison, the scene of the Sunday morning […]

Read More →
Latest

Former Kismayo opposition leader surrenders to AMISOM

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu 31st August 2014: Persistent joint effort by the Interim Jubba Administration, AMISOM, IGAD and the International community to resolve the protracted political and security tension in Jubbaland paid off on 30th August 2014 after former opposition leader Col. Barre Hirale and nearly a hundred of his militia surrendered to AMISOM to bring to […]

Read More →
Latest

Somali foreign ministry details sue against the Republic of Kenya

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen On 28 August 2014, the Federal Republic of Somalia (the “Somali Government”) filed an application instituting legal proceedings against the Republic of Kenya (the “Government of Kenya”) at the International Court of Justice (the “ICJ”) in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Somali Government requested the ICJ to establish a single maritime boundary between Somalia […]

Read More →
Latest

Somali National Army and AMISOM Forces liberate Bulo Marer in Lower Shabelle

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia on Saturday liberated the strategic town of Bulo Barer in Lower Shabelle region. The forces also captured two other small towns of Goolweyn and Jerlio as they advanced towards Bulo Marer. During the early morning operation in the latest attack dubbed Operation Indian Ocean […]

Read More →
Latest

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia took its maritime border dispute with Kenya to the United Nations’ top court on Thursday, which could decide the fate of potentially lucrative oil and gas reserves off east Africa. The dispute has been simmering for years, keeping investors away because of the lack of legal clarity over who owns potential offshore oil […]

Read More →
Latest

Top world diplomats call for calm in northern Somalia

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Senior international representatives to Somalia on Friday called on warring sides in the north of country to withdraw their forces from the disputed town of Saaxdheer and resolve differences through peaceful means. In a joint statement issued in Mogadishu, the U.S. Special Representative for Somalia, James McAnulty, UN envoy to Somalia Nicholas Kay and […]

Read More →
Latest

Nine killed in fighting between rival regions in north Somalia

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen At least nine people were killed in fighting on Thursday between rival areas in Somalia’s usually calm Somaliland region, residents said, highlighting the fragility of security improvements anywhere in the Horn of Africa nation. Somaliland forces launched an offensive on a town where people had inaugurated a man they said was president of the […]

Read More →
Latest

Court bars relocation of Somali children

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The court has barred the government from relocating somali children separated from their parents during terror swoops. The temporary order was issued by High Court judge Isaac Lenaola following an application by Refugees’ Consortium of Kenya on behalf of the Somali children. Lenaola’s order means the government cannot remove the children from Nairobi or […]

Read More →
Latest

Regional standby force to have 5,000 troops

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen TEN regional countries have committed to raise a military fighting force of 5,000 troops under the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) following a meeting in the Rwandan capital Kigali. However, the specifics of the force expected to become operational by December this year, are still being finalised by defence ministers from the member countries, […]

Read More →
Latest

UNHCR Gears Up For Voluntary Repatriation Of Somali Refugees

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Featured, News, Refugees, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it plans to start a pilot project to support ongoing spontaneous returns of Somali refugees living in Kenya’s refugee camp, reports China’s Xinhua news agency. UNHCR Country Representative Raouf Mazou emphasized that the planned repatriation will be voluntary and expressed the agency’s commitment to support spontaneous return movements. […]

Read More →