Thursday 06 March 2014
Somalia, Ethiopian troops push militants out of a key town
RABDHURE (KON) — Hundreds of pro-government troops backed by Ethiopian forces swept into a Somali town north-west of the Capital on Wednesday, forcing al-Shabab fighters to flee, Keydmedia Online reports.
UN extends easing of Somalia weapons embargo
United Nations(KON) - The UN Security Council Wednesday extended an easing of a weapons ban in Somalia, but tightened some restrictions to ensure the arms don't end up in the hands of Islamist extremists.
Wednesday 05 March 2014
Armed clash in Baidoa kills 5, including deputy police chief
BAIDOA (KON) — At least five people, including deputy police commissioner for Bay region were killed Wednesday in an armed clash between Somali police and military forces in Baidoa city, Keydmedia Online reports.
Al shabab executes 3 for spying Somalia and Western Intelligences
BARAWE (KON)—The Al Qaeda-linked Somalia militants on Tuesday executed publicly three men accused of spying on behalf of Somalia federal Government, French and U.S. intelligence agencies, Keydmedia Online reports.
Tuesday 04 March 2014
Al Shabab Retakes Somali Town After pro-gov’t troops’ Pullout
JOWHAR (KON)—Hundreds of gun-toting fighters from the Militant group al-Shabab have retaken a town in southern Somalia after Somali Federal Government troops unexpectedly pulled out, Keydmedia Online reports.
Barkhad Abdi, Oscar-Nominated Actor, Faces Money Problems
Evelyn Diaz — Barkhad Abdi has had a whirlwind year of red carpets, limo rides and golden statues, but the actor’s reality isn’t as glamorous as the images we see on television. Abdi, a Somali immigrant who famously worked as a limo driver before he was cast opposite Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips, a role for which he earned an Oscar nomination, is struggling to pay his bills.
Monday 03 March 2014
South-West State of Somalia elects former minister as new president
BAIDOA (KON) — A parliament in Baidoa has elected Monday Madobe Nunow Mohamed as the new president of Southwest State of Somalia administration, Keydmedia Online reports.
Uganda plans to deploy more troops in Somalia to Protect U.N. Facilities
KAMPALA (KON)—Uganda is set to deploy as many as 410 extra troops to Somalia to guard United Nations facilities there after a surge in attacks by al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabab militants in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation, the Ugandan military said Sunday.
Sunday 02 March 2014
A Ugandan delegation visits Mogadishu
MOGADISHU (KON)—A parliamentarian level delegation has arrived Sunday in Somalia’s Capital, Mogadishu, a move that Kampala wants to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations, Keydmedia Online reports.
IED Blast targets AU peacekeepers in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU (KON)—A roadside bomb blast tore through Sunday a military personnel carrier belonging to the African Union mission to Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu, causing damages and casualties, Keydmedia Online reports.
St. Paul P.D.’s 1st Somali Female Cop Graduates
ST. PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul Police welcomed the first Somali female officer to the department on Saturday.
Saturday 01 March 2014
Somalia: Thousands face severe water crisis in Aw Diinle town
AW DIINLE (KON) — Thousands of residents began to evacuate from their houses after facing severe water crisis in Aw Diinle, a village that lies some 25 km west of Baidoa, the provincial capital of Baay region, Keydmedia Online reports.