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US drones target al-Shabab leader in Somalia

-Associated Press- (Mogadishu)-US military forces have attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group’s fugitive leader. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby said the Read more ›

Tanzania to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army

The Government of Tanzania is set to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army in a bid to boost the capacity of the local forces to consolidate security in the war-torn nation. A report by Sabahi quotes the director Read more ›

Security Council extends UN missions in Abyei, Somalia and Guinea Bissau

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously voted in three resolutions on Thursday to prolong the mandate of its peace-keeping missions in Abyei, Somalia and South Sudan. The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), which was created Read more ›

Somalia: Botched terrorist attack on federal parliament reveals security lapses

A failed attack by al Shabab terrorists on the Somali federal parliament this weekend has triggered the resignation of the security minister and may eventually lead to an overhaul of the country’s security organs, according to local sources. Reports indicate Read more ›

al Shabab attack neighbourhood in Mogadishu

Islamic militant group, al Shabab, have attacked a neighbourhood in Dharkeynley district, Mogadishu. Sources indicate that the terrorists fired four rounds of mortar shells into neighbourhoods in the district – killing and injuring many civilians and destroying several properties, including Read more ›

Somali MP assassinated in car bomb

At least one member of the Federal Somali Parliament has been killed on Monday and another injured after a car they were driving in exploded and burst into flames in Mogadishu. Reports indicate that Isaaq Mohamed Riino died from the Read more ›

Somalia to get 4G LTE High-Speed Internet

Glocall Telecoms has announced plans of providing high-speed internet in Mogadishu using  Tazca Connects’ LTE infrastructure. Glocall’s CEO, Mobeen Bhamjee, has issued a statement saying that the deployment of the 4G LTE would accelerate internet connectivity in Somalia. Glocall and its subsidiaries Read more ›

Car Bomb near Somalia’s National Intelligence Headquarters Kills 12

A car laden with explosives reportedly drove into a tea shop near Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency headquarters in Mogadishu on Thursday, killing 12 people, including some security officers. Several other officers and civilians are reported to have sustained Read more ›

Ethiopian Airlines to introduce flights to Mogadishu

Ethiopian Airlines is set to initiate a new route to Mogadishu following the cooperative agreements in transportation and aviation between the two nations, reports indicate. Analysts say that this move signifies a vote of confidence in the financial turnaround of Read more ›

Discharged Somali Soldiers demonstrate in Mogadishu

Hundreds of discharged soldiers and disabled army veterans staged a demonstration in front of the presidential compound in Mogadishu on Saturday. According to reports, the angry demonstrators marched to Villa Somalia – the presidential residence – in reaction to a Read more ›

Kenyans Allegedly Abducted in Mogadishu

Media reports allege that unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Kenyan men today. The purported abduction is said to have taken place in the Hodan district in Mogadishu, Somali’s capital. The Kenyan nationals are said to be civil engineers by profession. Reports Read more ›

Al-Shabaab Reportedly bans Mobile Internet in Somalia

In recent years, al-Shabaab, a rebel militant group in Somalia, has reportedly banned smoking, watching movies, and playing soccer because they are seemingly Western. Now, the al-Qaeda-linked group has supposedly targeted another thing people have in common with the rest Read more ›

Somalia to Access High-Speed Internet

Somalians are set to access high-speed networks in the near future, following the signing of a deal that will connect the country to satellites and fiber optic cables. O3b Networks Ltd, a satellite provider that incorporates investors such as Google Read more ›