Friday 24 October 2014
Kenyan soldiers kill over 80 Al shabab militants in Somalia
Nairobi -- Kenya’s military confirmed on Friday its soldiers who are part of the AMISOM and Somalia National Army (SNA) killed more than 80 Al Shabaab insurgents near the port city of Kismayu in the southern part of the Horn of Africa nation.
U.N. authorizes ship inspections near Somalia for arms, charcoal
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council authorized the inspection of boats suspected of carrying illegal shipments of charcoal or weapons to and from Somalia on Friday, though Russia and Jordan abstained from the vote over concerns about the move.
Thursday 23 October 2014
Somali port to get facelift
The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises.
Somalia turns down AU troops rotation for fear of Ebola
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Federal Government of Somalia has Thursday reiterated rejection of a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces who are part of African Union peacekeeping mission in the country because of the breakout of Ebola.
Netherlands: Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to ‘death sentences’
The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to argue for the forcible return of Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Somalia Islamist Militants Stone 18-Year-Old to Death for Rape
Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia publicly stoned an 18-year-old boy to death after he was accused of rape, the al-Qaeda-linked group and witnesses said.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Somalia’s Radio Shabelle owner’s UK passport seized
MOGADISHU (KON) - A court in Somalia has ordered the seizure of a radio station owner's UK passport after he was accused of threatening national security.
Kenyan military kill five militants, seize TNT explosives
MOMBASA (Reuters) - Kenyan soldiers have killed five suspected al Shabaab militants near the border with Ethiopia and recovered a vehicle packed with explosives, preventing a potentially huge attack, a defense spokesman said on Monday.
Monday 20 October 2014
Somali Govternment in ‘unofficial’ talks with Al Shabaab
The government of Somalia has started talking to the moderate wing of Al Shabaab even as it continues to battle the radical wing. Somalia ambassador to Kenya Ali Noor told The EastAfrican that his government has always been willing to talk to Al Shabaab as long as the militia renounces violence.
Somalia wants its pirates in Kenya jails sent home
MOMBASA: The Somalia government now says it hopes Kenya will allow the transfer 122 convicted Somali pirates from Kenyan jails back to Somalia suggesting there are negotiations to this effect between the two states.
Sunday 19 October 2014
AU to probe sex abuse by AMISOM troops in Somalia
THE African Union (AU) has established a team to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by Ugandan and Burundian troops serving under the AU Mission in Somalia.
KDF intercepts car with explosives, kills five Al shabab members
MOYALE: The Kenya Defence Forces have intercepted a four-wheel drive car with Kenyan registration numbers laden with explosives at the Kenya-Ethiopia border and killed five occupants.