Thursday 20 February 2014
UN may extend eased Somalia arms embargo despite concerns: diplomats
Nairobi (KON) - The U.N. Security Council is unlikely to fully restore a decades-old arms embargo on Somalia, despite concerns about the possible diversion of weapons to al Qaeda-linked militants, but may extend eased restrictions on government purchases, diplomats said.
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Somalia wants to expel Islamist rebels from strongholds in 2014
NAIROBI (KON) - A military offensive led by an expanded African peacekeeping force aims to drive Somali Islamist rebels out of their remaining strongholds by the end of 2014, the Somali prime minister said on Wednesday.
Somalia speaker address 9th OIC summit in Tehran
TEHRAN (KON) — Somalia parliament speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari gave a speech at the Conference of Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Tehran, the capital of Iran, Keydmedia Online reports.
Saudi Arabia: 12,000 Somalis Expelled - Mass Deportations without Considering Refugee Claims
Nairobi (KON) - Saudi authorities have deported more than 12,000 people to Somalia since January 1, 2014, including hundreds of women and children, without allowing any to make refugee claims.
Ras Kamboni, tribal militias begin launching retaliation attacks on civilians in Kismayo
KISMAYO (KON) — Ras Kamboni, tribal militias began launching retaliation attacks on civilian houses and business places in Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo after the group’s security chief was shot dead, Keydmedia Online reports.
Tuesday 18 February 2014
Ethiopian Airlines to launch a new route to Mogadishu
MOGADISHU (KON) — Ethiopian Airlines is set to start flights to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, signaling yet another vote of confidence in the economic turnaround of the war-torn county, Keydmedia Online reports.
Turkish schools in Somalia won 22 medals in 2 years
MOGADISHU (KON) – Turkish schools in Somalia have shown great success within two years, winning a total of 22 medals in Olympic competitions since 2011.
Somalia: Senior security officer shot dead in Kismayo
KISMAYO (KON) — Assailants in the militant group of Al shabaab shot and killed a senior Somali security officer in Kismayo town, the provincial capital of of Lower Jubba region, Keydmedia Online reports.
Monday 17 February 2014
Fired Somali military service members join in Al shabaab militants
MOGADISHU (KON) — At least 50 Soldiers who were recently fired from Somali military ranks have reportedly joined in the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabab insurgents, Keydmedia Online reports.
Sunday 16 February 2014
Fleeing Top Al-Shabaab leaders seen in Central Somalia town
HARAR DHERE (KON) — Militant leaders and foot fighters from the militant group Al-Shabab are fleeing to hideouts in a mountainous region of northeastern Somalia after facing increasing military pressure in south, Keydmedia Online reports.
Turkey denies cutting off cash aid to Somalia
ANKARA (KON) -Turkey underlines that it is working to offer a direct cash aid to Somalia in 2014, refuting earlier reports that may lead to ‘wrong interpretations’ concerning its stance.
Political infighting tests cohesion of Somaliland parliament
HARGEISA (KON) - What started out as a healthy political debate over changes to the Somaliland region's House of Representatives has turned into a protracted, antagonistic dispute between opposing sides, causing a suspension of parliament activity on Sunday.