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THE PRIME MINISTER APPOINTS A FACT FINDING COMMITTEE

By   /  May 9, 2016  /  Featured, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has today appointed a Fact Finding Committee to look into allegations made against Security Agencies. This Ministerial Committee is comprised of as follows: 1. Minister of Justice – Abdullahi Ahmed Jama 2. Minister for Internal Affairs and Federal – Adirahman Mohamed […]

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Experts Warn Of Pirate Attacks As Indian Ocean Security Level Is Reduced

By   /  December 2, 2015  /  Featured, Latest, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen International maritime groups on Tuesday amended the boundaries of a high-risk security zone in the Indian Ocean, in a move expected to streamline trade between India and the Gulf but increase the risk of attacks by Somali pirates. The reduction of the BMP4 High Risk Area (HRA) – which has been in place since […]

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Clashes force 40,000 people out of homes in Somalia: UN relief agency

By   /  December 2, 2015  /  Featured, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that Saturday’s renewed fighting between Galmudug and Puntland armed forces in Somalia had forced about 40,000 people to flee their homes. OCHA made the statement based on the information provided by the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Gaalkacyo, Somalia’s Mudug region, where the […]

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Suspected British Jihadi Hunted By Kenyan Police Over Links To Terror Group Al-Shabaab

By   /  December 2, 2015  /  Featured, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Kenyan police are hunting a suspected British jihadi over alleged links to Somali militant group Al- Shabaab. The East African country’s interior ministry posted an appeal for information to arrest Malik Yassin, posting a picture of a bearded man and describing him as a tall and slender white man with a British accent. “Malik […]

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Veteran Somali journalist dies in Jig-jiga town

By   /  November 17, 2015  /  Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Ahmed Hassan Awke, a veteran Somali journalist has died in Jig-jiga town, zone five region in Ethiopia after suffering heart disease for short days. The journalist joined state media, in particular, Radio Mogadishu in 1972 and national television in 1980s, he was both newscaster and program presenter before he finally became spokesman of the […]

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Regional consultations to discuss the 2016 electoral process began today across Somalia.

By   /  November 17, 2015  /  Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The forums are being held in Mogadishu, Baidoa, Kismayo, Garowe and Adado, and will each be attended by up to 150 people from the region. “Today is a very exciting day in the development of Somalia as a democratic nation. Today people from all over Somalia: women, young people, business people, elders, community leaders […]

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World’s largest refugee camp in Kenya at risk of closing

By   /  May 2, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, IDPs, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen DADAAB, Kenya — The world’s largest refugee camp is becoming a scene of not only chronic misery but a new and growing confrontation between a Kenyan government threatening to shut it down and occupants vowing to stay. advertisements. The government announced April 11 that it wanted the camp closed within three months because it […]

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Parents of terror suspect call for his arrest

By   /  May 2, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The parents of one of the four wanted, Issa Abdallah Kauni, Friday admitted that their son disappeared in November last year. Mr Abdalla Mohammed, the father of the 22-year-old, whose photo was released by police among three others linked with Al-Shabaab terrorists, asked the government to bring him back home to stand trial. Speaking […]

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Leaders Call For Urgent Withdrawal Of Kenyan Troops From Somalia

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Opposition leaders have renewed their calls for the withdrawal of Kenyan troops from Somalia as a measure of deflecting terrorist attacks. They said Al-Shabaab had made it clear that the presence of Kenyan troops in Somalia was the reason the country was often targeted by jihadist groups. Speaking at Moi University’s Odera Akango campus […]

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Hotel attacked in Somali capital

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Seven people have been killed in an attack on a hotel popular with government officials in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, officials say. The African Union mission to Somalia, AMISOM, confirmed to Al Jazeera that there had been an explosion followed by gunfire at the Makka al-Mukarama hotel on Friday. An AMISOM spokesman said al-Shabab […]

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