Tuesday 27 January 2015
Turkish Airlines increases its regular International flights to Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- The officials of the Turkish Airlines said that they are now planning to run a daily passenger service from Istabul to Mogadishu, becoming the first major international commercial airline in more than two decades, KON reports.
SOMALIA: Govt displays former Al shabaab Intelligence chief
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- The national Intelligence and security agency of Somalia's Federal government (NISA) has On Tuesday displayed to the media former Al shabaab Intelligence chief who defected from the group last month, KON reports.
Monday 26 January 2015
Somali security forces seize cache of arms and Al shabaab members in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- The security forces of Somalia's Federal government have detained a cache of weapons and members of the Al Qaeda-linked militant group of Al shabaab during an operation, KON reports.
MPs urge again the Prime minister not to reinstate EX-ministers
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- Somali Lawmakers have urged prime minister Omar Abdirashid to not bring back ministers who served in the last governments which was voted out by parliament, KON reports.
Sunday 25 January 2015
Turkish President in Somalia to Launch Development Projects
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- Under tight security Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday launched development projects sponsored by his government including an airport terminal in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Saturday 24 January 2015
Turkish aid agency opens research hospital in Somalia
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Turkey’s international development body will officially open Sunday a training and research hospital in Somalia’s capital.
Al shabaab meets to re-unify its leadership
BARDERE, Somalia (KON) -- The new commander of Al shabaab militants is trying to re-unify the leadership of the group which saw big split during the rule of Ahmed Godane who was killed in American airstrike in September, 2014, KON reports.
Somali Intelligence identifies the SYL hotel attacker
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) has discovered the identity of the bomber who carried out Thursday's car bomb attack on the heavily fortified SYL hotel in Mogadishu, KON reports.
Friday 23 January 2015
Turkish president puts off Somalia visit due to death of Saudi Arabia’s King
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KON) -- Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has delayed a designed state visit to Somalia's capital Mogadishu due to the death and funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, KON reports.
Al shabaab attacks Aid convoy in central Somalia
ELBUR, Somalia (KON) -- Militants with the Al Qaeda-allied group of Al shabaab ambushed a military-escorted convoy transporting humanitarian aid to the needy people in central Somalia, KON reports.
Thursday 22 January 2015
Bomb explodes near Turkish delegation in Somalia day before president’s visit
Mogadishu (KON) - A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates were meeting Thursday, a day ahead of a visit by their President Tayyip Erdogan to the Somali capital, police said.
Wednesday 21 January 2015
SOMALIA: Precarious Calm returns to Defow after day-long fighting
DEFOW, Somalia (KON) -- A precarious calm has returned to Dafow area, where two armed clan militiamen have sought for the past 24 hours that left at least 10 people dead, KON reports.