Tuesday 30 September 2014
Somalia, AU troops ‘liberate’ key Al Shabaab stronghold Middle Shabelle region
RAAGA EllE (KON) - A Somali military commander says govt troops, along with African Union forces (AMISOM ) on Tuesday wrested full control of Raaga-Elle in Middle Shabelle region, some 100Km north of Mogadishu, KON reports.
UK eases travel restrictions to parts of Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – The United Kingdom has relaxed its travel advisory for Nairobi, but maintained a warning for non-essential travel to Eastleigh.
Monday 29 September 2014
Mogadishu residents feel more secure - Survey
Mogadishu (Somalia) A new survey by the Heritage Institute of Policy Studies has found that Mogadishu residents feel more confident about their security than they were twelve months ago.
Saturday 27 September 2014
At least seven injured in Garissa grenade attack
GARISSA, Kenya (KON) - At least seven people were injured Friday evening after unknown people hurled two grenades at a food kiosk in Garissa town along Ngamia One road.
Somalia announces a $2 million bounty on the head of the new Al Shabab leader
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) - The new director of Somali national intelligence and security agency Gen. Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare has promised to reward $US 2 million on anybody who provides information leading to the arrest of Al Shabaab militant group leader Ahmed Omar Abu Ubeyda.
Somalia`s Shebab stone woman to death for polyandry
BARAWE, Somalia (KON) -- A Somali woman has been stoned to death in an Islamist Shebab-controlled part of the country for secretly marrying several husbands, officials and witnesses said Saturday.
Friday 26 September 2014
U.S. queries Uganda over Somalia sexual exploitation reports
KAMPALA (Xinhua) -- Uganda's Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Katumba Wamala on Friday said he spent much of the time on a recent trip in the U.S. explaining that the recent allegations that Ugandan troops in Somalia were sexually exploiting women were not backed by evidence.
African Union Forces Plan Surge on Barawe city, Somali Militants’ Supply Routes
MOGADISHU (KON) - African troops in Somalia are planning a surge to free areas still controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants, with more than two-thirds of the country already liberated, government and African Union officials said.
Kenyan ‘radical madrassa’ closed in Machakos
NAIROBI (KON) - The authorities in Kenya say they have closed a madrassa near the capital for teaching radical Islamic ideologies.
Thursday 25 September 2014
Six killed in gunfight in Somalia over claimed ransom payment
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Six people were killed in central Somalia in a gunfight over a supposed ransom payment tied to the release this week of a German-U.S. journalist held hostage in Somalia for more than two years, police said on Thursday.
Press Statement on High-Level Meeting on Somalia
New York (KON) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon co-chaired a High-Level Meeting on Somalia today, with the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the Chair of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on the margins of the General Assembly.
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Kidnapping in Somalia: German-American Journalist Released after Years in Captivity
GALKAYO (KON) - German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore was kidnapped in Somalia two-and-a-half years ago while researching a book on piracy. On Tuesday, he was finally released.