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Kenyan Military Withdraws From 2nd Town In Southern Somalia

Kenyan defence forces serving with African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have withdrawn from El Wak, the second town in Gedo region in a week. Ismail Sheikh Abdi “Qarah”, the deputy commissioner of El Wak, told Shaaciye.com  that KDF troops’s withdrawal was a military tactic aimed to push Al Shabaab out of the region. Abdi added that Kenyan army, along ...

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Museveni Calls On Germany To Boost Somali Forces’ Capabilities

President Museveni has called upon the international community to take more interest in the situation in Somalia, saying although the regional security forces were doing a good job, there was need to develop and strengthen local security forces such as the police and army and for the international community to get involved to put an end to the instability there. ...

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Galmudug Defends Its Decision To Side With Saudi-Led Alliance

Galmudug regional state has declared its support for Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia’s efforts to stay neutral in the dispute. In a statement issued Thursday, Somalia’s Southwestern state criticized the Somali government’s recent stand to stay neutral in the Gulf crisis which it said was made “without ...

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Kenyan troops pull out of Bardhere town two years after capture

Kenyan troops have pulled out of Bardhere town in Gedo region two years after it wrestled it from Al-Shabaab control. Shaaciye.com  correspondent in the town reports the troops moved out this morning heading towards the border town of El-Wak which situates between Kenya and Somalia. “KDF troops are moving out of Bardhere and the forces are heading to El-Wak. There are ...

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Russian FM Meets With Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire

Moscow plans to help Somalia in its efforts against extremism and terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday at a meeting with Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “We are glad at this opportunity to meet on the sidelines of the General ...

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Southwest State President Urged To Resign Over Incompetence

Aden Mohamed Nur known as “Saran-Soor” has called on the President of Somalia’s southern semi-autonomous region of Southwest, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden to resign. Nur who is a well-known Somali politician has accused Aden of failing to promote his administration and deal with the corruption and the insecurity during his tenure. Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, the President of Southwest state ...

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KDF Sets Fire On Hormuud Telecom HQ In Balad Hawo City

Kenyan military forces have set fire on Hormuud telecom company headquarters in Khadija Haji village in Somalia’s Gedo region. It was not immediately clear reasons behind the tragic incident that led to the burning of the telecom offices in the border area between Somalia and Kenya. However, Kenyan authorities did not officially comment on the incident. Al Shabaab militants have ...

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AU Police Hands Over Office Equipment To The Somali Police Force

The Police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today handed over an assortment of critical office equipment to the Somali Police Force. The equipment donated by the Danish government was officially handed over to General Ahmed Hassan Malin, the commander of the Banadir Police Station in Mogadishu, by the AMISOM Deputy Police Commissioner Ms. Christine Alalo. “We ...

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Prime Minister Kheyre travels to New York for the UN General Assembly

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre has left Mogadishu for New York on Monday to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he is expected to meet with other world leaders, according to state-owned SONNA news. The conference is billed as being the world’s most important meeting. Leaders and dignitaries from 193 countries will converge at the ...

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Parliament assigns 15 member committee task to probe Qalbi Dhagah extradition

Parliament has appointed a 15 member committee to investigate the circumstances under which ONLF senior leader Abdikarim Muse aka Qalbi Dhagah was handed over to Somalia following a heated debate over the matter last week in the House. House speaker Mohamed Jawaari said the 15 lawmakers will be expected to present a report to the House by October 10. The ...

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