Uganda arrests Somali Shabaab bombers

Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shabaab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the U.S. embassy said the immediate threat had been “countered.” Police raids on Saturday came two weeks after Ugandan troops, fighting in Somalia, reportedly provided intelligence that helped U.S. Special Forces kill the Shabaab’s […]

Yemen and Somalia are examples of U.S. mission creep, not success

In his speech Wednesday night, President Obama laid out in somewhat unclear terms the planned U.S. campaign to combat the Islamic State, a murderous terrorist organization that has gained strength in the midst of political chaos in Iraq and Syria. U.S. action in Iraq will involve sustained targeted air strikes combined with ground offensives by […]

Somalia’s Shabab rebels appoint new leader

MOGADISHU– Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shabab militants on Saturday announced the appointment of a successor to their former leader who was killed in a US air strike. The group also vowed to avenge the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane and said they would continue their fight to topple the country’s internationally-backed government. The statement from the group, […]

Top Somali militant killed in U.S. operation, Pentagon says

Ahmed Godane, the leader of the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab, was killed this week in a U.S. military operation, the Pentagon said Friday. “The U.S. military undertook operations against Godane on Sept. 1, which led to his death. Removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to Al-Shabaab,” said Pentagon press […]

Somali nomination of coordination officer

From today on, Mr. Jibril Ahmed Jilao is nominated by the high council of Hammer and Hammer Daye authority, to represent the interests of United States of America Government and the Somali Diaspora living in USA to coordinate the preservation, utilization, and investment endeavors required to satisfy the terms agreement between Africa and USA Leaders […]

Somali forces and AMISOM liberate Tiyeeglow town in Bakool region from al-shabaab terrorists.

Somalia forces supported by African Union peacekeepers have liberated the strategic town of Tiyeeglow in Bakool region from Al-Shabaab terrorists in the latest attack dubbed Operation Indian Ocean which is aimed at liberating more towns from the militants to ease suffering of the population and increase Somalia government control in the country. Tiyeeglow is approximately […]

The Global Initiative on Somali Refugees (GISR)

His Excellency the Prime Minister of Somalia visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to deliberate the refugee state of affairs and launching the Global Initiative on Somali Refugees (GISR). Among the host were; Special Representative of the Secretary General, and representatives of AU, IGAD. H.E Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed stated that there are over 1 million Somalis who […]

Somalia decides to act on illegal arms

Information Minister, Mustafa Duhulow said the cabinet had agreed to ban independent militia groups, clan militias and organized armed groups in the capital Mogadishu. The Somali government on Saturday asked warlords and clan militias to hand over their arms to the authorities or face harsh punishment. In an extraordinary meeting that was attended by President […]

AMISOM and Somali Security Forces Recover Cache or Arms from in Mogadishu

In yesterday’s early morning cordon and search operation in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district, Somali Government forces with the support of African Union troops recovered 15 guns, assortment of ammunition and 20 of militia were arrested when they were overpowered by the forces. The operation followed a tip off that there are arms cache in a location […]

Acting AU Special Representative happy with AMISOM’s achievements, appeals for more support

The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Honorable Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has expressed her satisfaction at the achievements made by AMISOM in support of peace and stability but appealed for more logistical and technical support. Speaking to the visiting UN Security Council delegation, Honorable Lydia Mutende said […]

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