Friday, September 18, 2020
The Prime Minister of the Somali Federal Republic who recently returned from his trip to Addis Ababa, reported that he discussed with his Ethiopian counterpart on cooperating in peacekeeping Somalia. Mr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed said that he reached an agreement with his Ethiopian counterpart that the Ethiopian soldiers will escort...
Somalia - In tougher line on independent media, violence used to close radio
MADRID — Two Spanish aid workers for Doctors Without Borders who were kidnapped in Kenya by Somali militants and held hostage for nearly two years arrived home Friday, the group said. Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut were met by relatives after their arrival at an air base in Madrid, it...
A Kenyan court on Wednesday charged a Swiss man with being a member of Somalia's Al-Qaeda allied Shebab, the latest in a string of foreign nationals accused of links to the Islamist insurgents. Magd Najjar, who was initially reported to be Swedish when he was arrested last month, was charged...
The Minister of Interior & Federalism Abdullahi Godax Barre was recently summoned by Somali lawmakers to the National Assembly building in Mogadishu to answer a few questions regarding the formation of district and regional administrations for areas liberated from Al-Shabaab in Somalia. In today’s session, over 65 Members of Parliament...
Illicit trade in charcoal facilitated by Kenyan troops in Kismayu, Somalia is producing significant revenues for the al-Shabaab, a team of United Nations monitors say in a report published on Wednesday. Along with its local allies and in collaboration with al-Shabaab militants, the KDF has been exporting charcoal from the...
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Humanitarian groups are urging more banks to take on accounts with money-transfer companies that send cash to Somalia. A recent report illustrates the fragile relationship between the remittance companies and banks that make the money transfers possible. Scott Paul, a spokesman for the global antipoverty...
Two soldiers have died in incidents in southern afghanistan, the ministry of defence (mod)said. The next of kin of both have been informed. The first death to be announced was of a soldier from the royal electrical and mechanical engineers. The MoD said the death at camp pastion in helmand province was...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (WARSOM) — Four men who planned a shooting spree at the office of a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Muhammed were found guilty of terrorism Monday and sentenced each to 12 years in prison. The men were arrested in late December 2010 just hours before...