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Friday 21 November 2014

Thursday 20 November 2014

Somali leader sees Islamist rebels out of towns by year-end

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Somalia's president said on Thursday a military campaign would push Islamist al Shabaab fighters out of all towns and major territories by the end of the year, though the militants would still be able to mount guerrilla attacks.

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Somali President’s keynote speech - HLPF Copenhagen 19 November 2014

If you search for books on Somalia, you’ll come across a slew of titles featuring phrases like ‘the world’s most dangerous place’, ‘outlaw state’, and ‘failed’ and ‘fragile’. For decades, Somalia was synonymous with pirates, terrorists, and complete lawlessness.

Kenyan police arrest 109 at mosques, seize explosives

MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police found explosives at three mosques in Mombasa on Wednesday and arrested 109 people on suspicion they were undergoing militant training, in the latest in a series of raids in the port city.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Somali cabinet passes new laws amid political crises

Mogadishu, 18 November, 2014. His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed today chaired an extraordinary Cabinet meeting in Mogadishu. The Cabinet unanimously approved the legislation for National Electoral Commission in order to hasten the democratization process of the country and realization of 2016 vision.

Monday 17 November 2014

One dead as Kenya police raid radical mosques

Nairobi (AFP) - One man was killed Monday as Kenyan security forces raided mosques in the port city of Mombasa searching for weapons and radical supporters of Somalia's Al-Qaeda affiliated Shebab militants, police said.

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