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Somalia: Mogadishu airport officials killed in drive-by shooting

Gunmen have shot dead four officials working for the Mogadishu airport, Security officials have confirmed. The officials were killed in a drive-by shooting on Monday, which has been carried out by extremist militants. The attack took place in KM4 conjunction, which is one of the areas heavily guarded. ‘’ They [gunmen] fled from the area […]

By |February 16th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somalia: Puntland court sentences to death four suspected members of al-Shabaab

A military court in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland has sentenced four suspects having linked to the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab to death penalty on Monday. The four men, were found of having links with the extremist group who is affiliated to also al-Qaeda. Their trial took place in the port town of Bosaso and […]

By |February 16th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

SOMALIA REPORT: Minorities Vulnerable to Sexual Violence

A new report says Somali women and girls from minority clans are more vulnerable to sexual violence due to poverty, marginalization and discriminatory attitudes. The perpetrators include members of dominant clans, militias and security forces, and even African Union soldiers. A new report, titled “No One Cries for Them,” highlights challenges faced by Somalia’s minority […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|English News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somalia: Somaliland imports heavy weapons used by the Nazi in the World War II

The breakaway region of Somaliland has started to offload the arms cargo from a ship that recently docked in one of the ports in the region under the cover of darkness, officials have confirmed. The MV Shakir – a Sudanese-registered ship carrying a large consignment of heavy and dangerous weapons docked at the Berbera port […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|English News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somalia: One killed as Pirates clash in Central town

At least one person has been killed and several others injured as some of Somali pirates clashed themselves in a town located in south-central Somalia, witnesses said. The gunfight broke out in the Southern part of Galkayo town controlled by the Galmudug local administration on Sunday night. One local resident told reporters that both gunmen […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Drone strikes kill at least ‘45 militants’ in Somalia

At least 45 suspected al-Shabaab militants have been killed in drone strikes in Southern Somalia on Saturday, a government official said. According to the governor of Lower Shabelle region where the strikes were carried out, foreign militants were among the 30 who were killed when unknown drones carried out airstrikes. He added that at least […]

By |January 31st, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somalia: Puntland accuses Somaliland of smuggling illegal arms

Puntland has accused the breakaway region of Somaliland smuggling in illegal arms which could be a threat to the region’s stability, an official has said. Puntland’s Minister of Security Hassan Osman Alore said that they have found evidences that a shipment of ammunitions and other military equipments was destined for Somaliland which he sees as a […]

By |January 30th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Ex-Bank Chief accused of ‘Corruption’ by the UN appointed as Somalia’s FM

Former governor of Somalia’s central bank, who was accused of being involved in corruption in a UN report has been appointed to serve as the country’s new Minister for Foreign affairs this week. Abdisalam Hadliye Omar, quit in September 2013 after U.N. monitors linked him to irregularities regarding millions of dollars withdrawn from the central bank, […]

By |January 29th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

UN and US Envoys urge Somalia lawmakers to approve New Cabinet

The United Nations and U.S. representatives to Somalia have urged the members of the Somali Federal Parliament to unconditionally approve the newly appointed cabinet on Thursday. The proposed new cabinet was unveiled on January 27, after weeks of wrangling on who should populate the line-up. The cabinet is dominated by newcomers who have not served […]

By |January 29th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somalia: EUCAP Nestor to deploy in Puntland

The European Union’s Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean (EUCAP Nestor) is set to open a base in the Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland. The move came following talks between Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali and EU head of  Civilian Operations Commander for all Civilian Common Security Defence […]

By |January 28th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off