Al-Shabaab Gunmen Attack UN Compound in Mogadishu
[VOA]Nairobi -At least 15 people have been killed, including four foreigners, in a suicide and gun attack by Somali militant group al-Shabab on a U.N. compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.Â Witnesses say security guards and gunmen exchanged fire for hours before government fighters regained full control of the compound after the attack.
Piracy Victims Endure Harsher Treatment in East Africa
[VOA]London -Piracy in West Africa now affects more ships and seafarers than piracy coming from Somalia, according to a new report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), however, Somali pirates tend to mete out harsher treatment to their hostages. The report focuses on the human impact of piracy.
Jubaland Official Wounded in Kismayo
[Garowe Online]Kismayo -A Jubaland government official was wounded in the tense port city of Kismayo on Tuesday and is being treated by AMISOM medical officials, Garowe Online reports.
Somaliland Bars Federal Govt Authorized Aircraft From Landing
[Garowe Online]Hargeisa -Somaliland government rejected an aircraft attempting to land at Egal International Airport in Hargeisa on Tuesday, after Somaliland officials said the plane requested to use airspace from the Somali Federal Government (SFG), Garowe Online reports.
Heavy Fighting in Beledweyne Hiran Region of Somalia
[Shabelle]Bledweyne -Heavy engagement between federal government troops aided by the AMISOM troops and Alshabab militia group occurred last night at the outskirts of Beledweyne city the headquarters of Hiran region.
National Education Conference Opens in Mogadishu
[Sabahi]A three-day conference on education opened in Mogadishu Tuesday (June 18th), bringing together government officials, educators and civil society groups to discuss ways to overhaul Somalia's education sector.
Police Arrest Hundreds After Mortar Attack On Villa Somalia
[Sabahi]Police arrested hundreds of suspected al-Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu's Hodan and Howlwadag districts Monday (June 17th) after a mortar attack Sunday targeting the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia's Garowe Online reported.
Al Shabaab Militants Storm U.N Compound in Mogadishuâ
[Garowe Online]Mogadishu, Somalia June 19, 2013 -Anti-government militants have stormed the United Nations compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday morning, Garowe Online reports.
Al-Shabaab Releases Photos of Captured Kenyan Police, Weapons
[Sabahi]Photographs al-Shabaab posted Sunday (June 16th) on Twitter of two Kenyan police officers abducted last month are authentic, Dadaab District Commissioner Albert Kimathi told Sabahi.
Govt Troops and Amisom Troops Gain Control of More Towns in the Lower Shabelle Region.
[Shabelle]Marka- -Somali government troops and AMISOM troops took control of several towns in the lower Shabelle region of Somalia yesterday.
Ahmed Madobe Asks Ethiopian Govt for Support
[Shabelle]Addis Ababa- -the spokesman of Raskamboni militia Abdinasir Serar who held a press conference yesterday elaborated on Ahmed Mohamed Islam's visit to Ethiopia and the reason behind the visit.
Key International Investor Baffled By Rumours of Cancellation of Airport Contract.
[Shabelle]Shabelle. Mogadishu- 17-June, 2013. SKA an international company which has invested millions of dollars in Mogadishu's Adan Ade international Airport is deeply baffled by rumours in Mogadishu which say that the Somali government has revoked a license which the company was managing the airport's logistical and handling services.
Clashes Kill 10 in Jowhar
[Sabahi]Ten people were reportedly killed Saturday (June 15th) in Jowhar in clashes involving Somali government troops, local residents said according to Somalia's Garowe Online.
United Nations Envoy Discusses Somali Security With Guelleh
[Sabahi]United Nations Special Representative to Somalia Nicholas Kay visited Djibouti Saturday (June 15th) for talks with President Ismail Omar Guelleh, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.
Second Mortar Attack On Presidential Palace in Two Months
[Garowe Online]Mogadishu -The presidential palace in Mogadishu, Villa Somalia was shelled leaving 4 people injured and homes wrecked after mortars were launched targeting the Prime Minister's quarters, allegedly by Al Shabaab, Garowe Online reports.
Politics of Polarization Destabilizing the New Somalia
[Garowe Online]GAROWE ONLINE EDITORIAL | President Hassan - defend the legitimate federal constitution or you will not be president of Somalia.
Federal Govt Troops Take Control of More Towns in Hiran Region.
[Shabelle]Baladweyne- -news from Baledweyne city, the capital of Hiran region confirm that the federal government troops gained control of some more districts in Hiran region after forcing out Alshabab militia.
Education Will Be the Foundation of a New Somalia, Prime Minister Says
[Shabelle]"Every child has a constitutional right to primary and secondary education free of charge," the Prime Minister said. "In recent years too many young Somalis have been led astray by false religious training. A new education system must deliver proper religious instruction, rise above clannism, improve the position of teachers and enhance the condition of school buildings."
Explosion Targeting Kenyan Troops in Kismayu As Madobe's Deputy Is Seriously Injured
[Shabelle]Kismayu -News just in from Kismayu city report that a land mine targeting a Kenyan convoy exploded at the heart of the city.
Heavy Fighting Between Federal Govt Troops and Raskamboni Militia in the Lower Juba Region
[Shabelle]Kismayu-(Sh.M.Network) 14 soldiers from different sides have been reported dead after a heavy fighting broke up between troops who fall under the federal government and Raskamboni militia troops in Hosingow town in the lower Juba region.