Saturday 22 March 2014
Somali & AMISOM military offensive captures Strategic town of Qoryooley
MOGADISHU (KON) - Somali government forces backed by the African Union Forces seized Qoryooley district in the Middle Shabelle region in an operation started early morning on Saturday, KON reports.
Food prices up in Hudur, Al shabab orders residents to flee
HUDUR (KON) - Once Hudur was recaptured by SNAF and AMISOM, around 5,000 people returned to the town.
Japan announced a new assistance package to Somalia
MOGADISHU (KON) - Embassy of Japan in Somalia -H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, PM of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, on March 13th, 2014 in Tokyo during the President’s official working visit to Japan.
Friday 21 March 2014
Somali and AMISOM forces launch massive security operation near Mogadishu
MOGADISHU (KON) - Somali forces and AU peacekeepers have carried out Friday a widespread house-to-house search operations in some neighbourhoods near Somali capital Mogadishu, Keydmedia Online reports
Somali troops ‘foil’ Al shabab bomb attack in Bulo Burde
BULO BURDE (KON) - A Somali officer says they thwarted Friday an attempted bomb attack at army checkpoint in the central town of Bulo Burde located in Hiiraan province, Keydmedia Online reports.
Thursday 20 March 2014
Germany to participate in EU Somalia mission
BERLIN (KON) — Germany will contribute soldiers to a European Union-led military training mission in Somalia — overcoming its previous reluctance to send troops to the East African country.
Wednesday 19 March 2014
Somali PM says Al shabab’s attacks will not derail military offensive
MOGADISHU (KON)--Somalia PM Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed said Wednesday that Al shabab's bomb attacks will not have an impact the ongoing military offensives against rebels in the country, Keydmedia Online reports.
Somali-Born Norwegian involved in Islamists attack on a hotel in central region
BULO BURDE (KON) - A Somali-born Norwegian has been identified as one of the gunmen involved in the hour-long attack on a hotel in Bulo Burde town, which took place on March 18, 2014, Keydmedia Online reports.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
AMISOM condemns deadly suicide attack in Buulo Burto town
MOGADISHU (KON) - The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif today strongly condemned the cowardly attack on AMISOM and Somali National Forces in Buulo Burto.
Somali suicide bomber attacks newly captured town: security official
Mogadishu (KON) - A suicide bomber in Somalia rammed a car packed full of explosives into a hotel in a southern town, days after it was recaptured from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, security officials said Tuesday.
Kenyan police detains 2 men suspected to carry out terror attacks in Mombasa
MOMBASA(KON)-Kenyan police in Mombasa detained two men said to have been planning an attack which its target was not established.
Suicide bomber, gunmen attack hotel in Somalia
BULO BURDE (KON) — A Somali military official says the country’s al-Qaida-linked group attacked a hotel in a central Somalia town with a suicide car bomb and gunmen, killing at least five people.