Thursday 05 March 2015
Al shabaab leaders in deadlock over cutting Al Qaeda affiliation and ISIS merger
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- The top leaders of the Somalia-based Al Qaeda-linked Militants of Al shabaab are again in deadlock over the joining of ISIS, an Islamist rebel group that controls territory in Iraq and Syria, KON reports.
Wednesday 04 March 2015
Somali Defence minister in Guriel city to defuse internal conflict
GURIEL, Somalia (KON) -- Somalia's new defence minister Abdulkadir Ali Dini is in Guriel city, central Somalia to the pave the way a lasting peace deal to end the bloodshed, KON reports
Somalia Govt troops forcibly evict IDP families in Mogadishu make-shift Camps
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- Somalia's govt troops have forcibly evicted hundreds of locally displaced families (IDPs) from their make-shift camps in southern Mogadishu, KON reports.
Tuesday 03 March 2015
Man on most-wanted terror list detained in Somalia, official says
McLEAN, Va. – A U.S. law enforcement official says a former taxi driver from northern Virginia included on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been detained in Somalia.
Monday 02 March 2015
Somalia and Somaliland fail to resume Istanbul talks
ISTANBUL, Somalia (KON) -- The federal government of Somalia and Somaliland administration have failed on Sunday to resume Turkey-hosted talks after dispute over the selection of representatives from Mogadishu, KON reports.
Sunday 01 March 2015
Somali court fines Radio owner, 3 reporters for “Incitement and False ” Ebola reporting
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- A court in Somali capital handed down on Sunday a $13 fine against a local radio owner and three local journalists for "inflammatory" and "fake" Ebola case reporting, KON reports.
Ship carrying cattle sinks en route to UAE
A cargo ship bound for the UAE with around 350 head of cattle on board sank off the south coast of Oman on Saturday due to strong winds.
Saturday 28 February 2015
Somalia’s al Shebab injures police in Mogadishu car bomb
Somali militants al Shebab detonated a car bomb in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring two police officers, police and a spokesman for the Islamists said.
Somali security forces “foil” Car bomb attack in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- Somali security forces said they thwarted on Saturday Al shabaab car bomb attack in Mogadishu after exchanging gunfire with armed men before they reached their target, KON reports.
Thursday 26 February 2015
Mortar Shells Land by Somalia’s Presidential Palace
A Somali police officer says that at least three mortars landed inside Somalia's heavily fortified presidential palace compound.
Wednesday 25 February 2015
Obama Nominates 1st US Ambassador to Somalia Since 1991
President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the Horn of Africa country collapsed into chaos in 1991, forcing the closure of the American embassy.
Tuesday 24 February 2015
SOMALIA: Negotiations fail as fresh fighting flares up in Guriel town
GURIEL, Somalia (KON) -- Deadly battle has erupted again in Guriel town in central Somalia between govt troops & ASWJ Sufi militia fighters after attempted peace Negotiations failed, KON reports.