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Warring clans agree to uphold peace in Marka

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Warring clans agree to uphold peace in Marka

Mogadishu, 25 September 2016 – The warring sub-clans of Dir and Hawiye have agreed to come up with an action plan on reconciliation and peace building following the signing of a ceasefire agreement mid this year. The resolution was made at a two-day meeting, held in Mogadishu and organized by the Interim South West Administration […]

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Mombasa Somali community denies political af

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Mombasa Somali community denies political af

The Somali community’s Mombasa chapter has denied taking political stands, including who to back for president, as reported by some media. Chairman Mohamed Abdi said they were yet to decide who to support or front for the presidency and other political seats. Abdi said an individual masquerading as the group’s chairman was issuing political statements […]

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Oil deposits trigger boundary row between Kenya and Somalia

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Oil deposits trigger boundary row between Kenya and Somalia

The fate of six oil blocks in the Indian Ocean and the role of foreign governments will come to play this morning as Kenya and Somalia argue out their maritime boundary case before the International Court of Justice. Somalia sued Kenya in 2014 asking for a proper determination of the sea border between the two […]

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Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute: Whose sea is it anyway?

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Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute: Whose sea is it anyway?

Xeerilaaliye Axmad A.Dahir oo Dacwaddii Badda laga Guddoomay “African states have not really had a presence at sea, they haven’t had ships which control their waters, so to now have a state effectively owning parts of the sea, which it can divide up into blocks for oil and gas is very lucrative. But it creates […]

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9 victims survived knife attacks at St. Cloud mall; ISIL link claimed

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9 victims survived knife attacks at St. Cloud mall; ISIL link claimed

ST. CLOUD – In a few bloody minutes, a man rampaged through a St. Cloud shopping mall Saturday evening, stabbing nine people before being fatally shot by an off-duty police officer. The violence is being investigated as terrorism, federal authorities said. None of the nine victims, seven men and two women who ranged in age […]

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Miraa farmers and traders in Maua, Meru County on Wednesday demonstrated to protest the ban by the Somali government on flights ferrying the commodity to the country. The enraged demonstrators specifically took issue with their Governor Peter Munya after Somali government blamed him for the ban. On Tuesday evening, Somali Ambassador to Kenya Gamal Hassan […]

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AMISOM Force Commander leads electoral assessment team to Cadaado, Galmudug state to evaluate electoral preparedness

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AMISOM Force Commander leads electoral assessment team to Cadaado, Galmudug state to evaluate electoral preparedness

MOGADISHU – AMISOM Force Commander Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh led a team of security officials on a security assessment mission in Cadaado, Galmudug state, to assess the state’s preparedness for the forthcoming electoral process. The visit on Thursday, also aimed at evaluating the security priorities in the state and coming up with a plan […]

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Miraa planes destined for Mogadishu stuck in Nairobi after Somali flights ban

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Miraa planes destined for Mogadishu stuck in Nairobi after Somali flights ban

Vehicles transporting miraa from Meru to Nairobi. Five cargo planes destined for Mogadishu, Somalia are stuck in Nairobi with miraa wort Five cargo planes destined for Mogadishu, Somalia are stuck in Nairobi with miraa worth Sh60 million following the cancellation of flights to Somalia. Nyambene Miraa Traders Association spokesman Kimathi Munjuri, however, said other flights […]

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Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

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Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

Violent extremists have carried out bombings in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on various occasions. Shown here is the aftermath of a car bomb attack on the city’s Banadir Beach hotel on 25 August 2016. Photo: UN Somalia (file) 31 August 2016 – The United Nations envoy in Somalia has spoken out against the bombing […]

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UPDF wins hearts and minds in Somalia

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UPDF wins hearts and minds in Somalia

A UPDF officer walks hand-in-hand with a Somali national as they lead a group of men to a safe place in Mogadsihu. Mogadishu.25/8/2016 He could hardly eat and had not spoken a word in seven months. He also cried endlessly. Awesi, a six-year-old Somali boy, had lost his family members in an Improvised Explosive Device […]

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