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Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda-linked terror group has in the past carried out similar attacks in the capital, a sign of the enormous challenges facing the government that promised to make security a priority.
Sources reportedly confirmed that Madoobe will accommodate inside the airport following his demand that the conference must be held in a safe place.
The conference will focus on the contentious issues surrounding the implementation of the Sep 17 poll agreement, including the stalemate on who will run the Gedo election and the biased electoral team.
Somalia’s attorney general, who is part of the delegation, said he was optimistic that the Somali government would win the case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The local authority has previously imposed restrictions in an effort to curb the virus, including the closure of schools and universities for two weeks.
An estimated 99% of government-run hospitals with intensive care beds are occupied and Covid-19 patients are on the rise similarly among the population.
Moalim called on the Somali government and aid agencies to deliver immediate assistance to the residents in El-Waq district and in the surrounding villages who are starving to death.
U.S. defense and intelligence officials have long considered the Somalia-based al-Shabab one of the gravest threats emanating from Africa, targeting the group with 53 airstrikes in 2020 and 63 airstrikes in 2019.
He confirmed that the deadly attack near the city’s main port was used a rickshaw or Tuk-Tuk packed with explosives and driven by a brainwashed terrorist sent by Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda’s ally.
Massive cuts in overseas aid to many of the world’s poorest countries will be made within weeks, according to government plans kept secret from MPs.
The attack at Luul Yemeni restaurant might not have happened, said a security expert who spoke to KON, arguing that police ignored an earlier security alert of impending car bombs within Mogadishu.
Puntland officials have not yet commented on the number of prisoners released, but KON has learned that as many as 400 have escaped from the main police jail in the northeastern port city.