UK-Kenya Defence Cooperation Agreement raises eyebrows in Somalia

The Kenyan Defence Minister, Dr Monica Juma met with her British counterpart, Ben Wallace in London to sign the new Kenyan-British Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) on Wednesday. The agreement will build upon the previous DCA and enable the two countries to enhance coordination in the region according to the UK government. What does the Agreement... Continue Reading →

Death and Destruction in Garba-Isse as Afar Militia ransack the city

The local government in Somali Galbeed has confirmed on Tuesday that "hundreds" of Somalis have been "massacred" on Saturday in Garba-Ciise as Afar militia attacked and looted the town. Somali Galbeed spokesman, Ali Bedel speaking to Reuters stated that the "Afar militia massacred hundreds of civilians, mainly women and children" in the border town. A... Continue Reading →

Jubaland MP dies under mysterious circumstances

The sudden death of Jubaland regional member of Parliament (MP), Mohamed Yare Gacmeey has raised many eyebrows on the suspicious timing of his demise during a period in which disputes have rocked the Jubaland regional legislative body. Suspicious Timing Local reports have suggested that Gacmeey was one of a number of MPs that opposed attempts... Continue Reading →

PM Rooble calls FMS leaders to Mogadishu

The address by the President earlier this week at the Lower House of Parliament has touched many Somalis. President Farmaajo spoke about the recent political stalemate and violence, condemning opposition leaders orchestrating and fuelling the clashes witnessed in recent weeks. However, we also saw the emotional side of Farmaajo, in which he spoke about his... Continue Reading →

UN Security Council Statement on Somalia and what it means

SUMMARY Following the controversial communique released by the African Union's Peace and Security Council (AUPSC), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) released a statement on the Somali election deadlock. The UNSC emphasised that the on-going "disagreement" over the electoral model is "not only undoing" the hard-earned progress made in Somalia but also diverting attention from... Continue Reading →

FGS releases URGENT statement regarding AU meeting

The all important African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) meeting has commenced today to discuss how the African Union (AU) can best support the implementation of an election in Somalia through facilitating dialogue between stakeholders in the upcoming elections. This comes after President Farmaajo's surprise visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this... Continue Reading →

Over 10 Militants Killed in Lower Shabelle

At least 10 al-Shabab militants were killed by Ugandan soldiers with African Union mission this afternoon. The troops using helicopter gunships also destroyed an Al-Shabaab technical vehicle in Lower Shabelle region, according governor Abdulkadir M. Nur Siidi. AMISOM under the Ministry of Defence It was earlier this week that AMISOM transferred the responsibility of security... Continue Reading →

IGAD Releases Statement on Somalia

IGAD has officially released a statement today on recent political events in Somalia. This comes on the backdrop of President Farmaajo's surprise visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo just two days ago. In a tweet on his Twitter page, President Farmaajo outlined that he "welcomes the AU to take a leading role in facilitating... Continue Reading →

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