Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Nairobi, October 9, 2012-Security agents in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland shuttered private broadcaster Horseed FM on Saturday morning and ordered Internet service providers in the region to block the station's website, according to local journalists.   "The strength of a...
Reports from the self-clan regional administration of Puntland in Somalia say plans are underway to deploy 2000 militants from Majerten clan to Kismayo to help the Ogadeni militants, who recently captured the city with the support of Ogaden men...
A trainee at a camp in Somalia in October 2010. The camp was run by Saracen International, a South African military firm. WASHINGTON -- It seemed like a simple idea: In the chaos that is Somalia, create a sophisticated, highly...
MOGADISHU -- An attempt by CIA-connected trainers to create a sophisticated counter-piracy force in Somalia turned into hundreds of half-trained and well-armed Somali mercenaries being left to their own devices in the desert, Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt of...
MOGADISHU - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has named Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid as the country's new prime minister, diplomats and a government source said, the first major decision by an administration installed after over 20 years of conflict. Saaid,...
A French secret agent held hostage in Somalia urged President Francois Hollande to negotiate his release in a video shot by his Islamist militia captors, a US monitoring group said on Thursday. “Mr President, I am still alive, but for...
MOGADISHU -- Renewed clan warfare threatens the future of Kismayo, where African Union and Somali troops earlier this week pushed out Islamic extremists. Kismayo was the last bastion controlled by al-Shabab, the radical Islamists allied to al-Qaida who taxed goods...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012   Aircraft target airport in southern city of Kismayo, where Kenya says al-Shabab is operating its last major base. Kenyan fighter jets have bombarded an airport in southern Somalia, where they are fighting al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab fighters, officials...
Six civilians have been shot dead by a Kenyan soldier advancing towards the al-Shabab stronghold of Kismayo, the Kenyan army has confirmed. The soldier has been detained pending an investigation, it said, noting the incident followed a militant attack. Somali army...
I would like to inform our President his Excellency Hasssan Sheikh Mohamud that all the African Governments, Kingdoms and many other nations have already received my message as Somalia's most educated Prime Minister and they encouraged me with complimentary...