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Ethiopia: AU seeks funding for its overburdened mission in Somalia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Funding challenges facing the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have prompted the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU to call for a high level meeting, involving the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), in order to explore modalities for (...)
[Panapress] 23/01/2017

 
East Africa: Burundi Troops to Remain in Somalia, Payments Resume
[East African] Burundi has "rescinded" the withdrawal of its troops from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia, after African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smail Chergui signed an agreement on payments with the government.
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

 
What President Trump’s policies mean for Somalia and security in greater East Africa
Apart from geopolitics, a US retreat from Somalia would inevitably change the politics of the Horn
[East Africa News Post] 21/01/2017

 
What Trump’s policies mean for Somalia and security in East Africa
Apart from geopolitics, a US retreat from Somalia would inevitably change the politics of the Horn
[East Africa News Post] 21/01/2017

Burundi troops to remain in Somalia, payments resume
African Union says it has a collaboration deal with Bujumbura and the EU
[East Africa News Post] 21/01/2017

Somalia: Somaliland A-G General Pursues Acquitted Journalists
[CPJ] New York -Somaliland Attorney General Hasan Ahmed Hasan should immediately drop his appeal of a court's acquittal of two journalists charged with publishing false news and operating an unlicensed newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

Somalia: Herders Hard Hit As Drought Strikes
[East African] Until he breathed his last, Mr Omar Hassan led a decent life as pastoralist in central Somalia's Galgadud region.
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

Somalia: Militants Deploy Nine-Year-Olds as Soldiers - UN
[Al Jazeera] UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed alarm at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and used by the armed al-Shabab group in Somalia.
[AllAfrica] 20/01/2017

Somali herders hard hit as drought strikes
Some pastoralists have taken their own lives after watching the livestock die.
[East Africa News Post] 20/01/2017

Tip-off leads to arrest of Somalian nationals
Tip-off leads to arrest of Somalian nationals
At least five Somalian nationals were arrested in Khayelitsha for unlicensed firearms, police said
[IOL] 20/01/2017

 
Burundi drops threat to quit peacekeeping in Somalia
The country said on Monday that the process of withdrawing its 5,400 soldiers from Somalia had begun.
[East Africa News Post] 20/01/2017

Security checks at Wajir airport for Mogadishu-Nairobi flights to stay
Authorities in Nairobi insist operation ensures no bad elements move between the two countries.
[East Africa News Post] 20/01/2017

Several feared dead in clashes in south Ethiopia
ESAT News (January 18, 2017) Special forces of the Somali regional state have reportedly carried out attacks against the Guji and Borena people in the Oromo region killing at least five. A source told ESAT that the locals retaliated killing several members of the special forces. The forces have (...)
[ESAT] 18/01/2017

Several feared dead in clashes in south Ethiopia
ESAT News (January 18, 2017) Special forces of the Somali regional state have reportedly carried out attacks against the Guji and Borena people in the Oromo region killing at least five. A source told ESAT that the locals retaliated killing several members of the special forces. The forces have (...)
[Ethiomedia] 18/01/2017

East Africa: Al-Shabaab Executes Ugandan Soldier in Somalia
[Monitor] Kampala -Al-Shabaab insurgents have released a video of a purported execution of a Ugandan soldier they captured and took as a prisoner-of-war in August last year. The soldier, only identified as Masasa, was captured during an attack on the Ugandan Military base in (...)
[AllAfrica] 18/01/2017

Amisom, Somali forces killed 92 civilians in last four months -UN
This is one more death than those attributed to al-Shabaab 'or unidentified persons'.
[East Africa News Post] 18/01/2017

What is at stake as Somalia votes for new president
The election matters not only for Somali nationals in and outside the country, but also for the region.
[East Africa News Post] 18/01/2017

Ethiopian peacekeeper exposes fraud at UNSOM
ESAT News (January 17, 2017) A sergeant who deserted the Ethiopian army exposes corruption by TPLF army generals at UN Mission to Somalia. He alleges that the generals siphon off salaries of the Ethiopian mission in Somalia under UNSOM. In an exclusive interview with ESAT sergeant Hailemichael (...)
[Ethiomedia] 18/01/2017

Ethiopian peacekeeper exposes fraud at UNSOM
ESAT News (January 17, 2017) A sergeant who deserted the Ethiopian army exposes corruption by TPLF army generals at UN Mission to Somalia. He alleges that the generals siphon off salaries of the Ethiopian mission in Somalia under UNSOM. In an exclusive interview with ESAT sergeant Hailemichael (...)
[ESAT] 18/01/2017

Somalia: What Is At Stake As Somalia Goes to the Polls
[Nation] In the coming weeks, Somalia will head to a crucial presidential election that will define the country's strategic direction as it strives to regain stability after 25 years of conflict and get ready for a one-person, one-vote election in (...)
[AllAfrica] 17/01/2017

UN: UN wants US$864 million for humanitarian needs in Somalia
New York, US (PANA) - The UN and its humanitarian partners on Tuesday launched a US$864 million appeal to reach 3.9 million Somalis with urgent life-saving assistance. Society
[Panapress] 17/01/2017

Somalia: Al-Shabaab commander surrenders
ESAT News (January 6, 2017) A Somali police officer said a senior Al-Shabaab commander has surrendered himself to the authorities in Qoryoley district, about 120Km south-west of Mogadishu on Sunday. Police boss Lieutenant colonel Ali Wal has confirmed to Radio Shabelle the surrender of the Al (...)
[ESAT] 16/01/2017

Somalia: Al-Shabaab commander surrenders
ESAT News (January 6, 2017) A Somali police officer said a senior Al-Shabaab commander has surrendered himself to the authorities in Qoryoley district, about 120Km south-west of Mogadishu on Sunday. Police boss Lieutenant colonel Ali Wal has confirmed to Radio Shabelle the surrender of the Al (...)
[Ethiomedia] 16/01/2017

Burundi orders start of troops withdrawal from Somalia
President Pierre Nkurunziza has instructed his foreign and defence ministers to begin the process of withdrawing Burundi's 5,400 soldiers.
[East Africa News Post] 16/01/2017

Somalia: Citizens Outraged By Trending Video Showing Girl Raped By 6 Men
[Dalsan Radio] A video of a girl been raped by six men in Puntland making rounds on social media has caused an outrage across the country. The video shot and posted by the perpetrators on their Facebook accounts shows a naked girl in her teen age crying for help as a group of boys force (...)
[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

US launches a fresh airstrike in Somalia
ESAT News (January 13, 2017) US Africa Command announced that it launched an airstrike against Al Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, while US advisors accompanied Somali and African Union forces in a counter terrorism exercise. AFRICOM described the offensive a “self-defense strike,” (...)
[ESAT] 13/01/2017

US launches a fresh airstrike in Somalia
ESAT News (January 13, 2017) US Africa Command announced that it launched an airstrike against Al Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, while US advisors accompanied Somali and African Union forces in a counter terrorism exercise. AFRICOM described the offensive a “self-defense strike,” (...)
[Ethiomedia] 13/01/2017

Somalia: Somalia's int'l partners concerned over dispute in Galmudug region
Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - International partners supporting Somalia's transition to democratic governance have expressed concern about the unfolding dispute within the Galmudug regional assembly and between members of the assembly and President Abdikarim Guled. (...)
[Panapress] 13/01/2017

East Africa: Dadaab-Born Blogger - 'My Nationality Is Refugee'
[Deutsche Welle] Dadaab is considered the biggest refugee camp in the world. Kenya wants to close the camp and repatriate the refugees to Somalia. Blogger Brownkey Abdullahi was born in Dadaab. She says she won't go back voluntarily.
[AllAfrica] 12/01/2017

Somalia parliament re-elects Speaker Jawari
Somalia's parliament has re-elected Professor Mohamed Osman Jawari to head the Lower House, commonly known as the People's House in Mogadishu.
[East Africa News Post] 11/01/2017

Somalia: President of Semi-Autonomous Region Declares State of Emergency
[Shabelle] President of the semi-autonomous state of Galmudug in central Somalia Abdikarin Hussein Guled has declared a state emergency in Galmudug regions on Tuesday.
[AllAfrica] 11/01/2017

Somalia: Puntland's Deputy Transport Minister Resigns
[Shabelle] The deputy transport and public works minister for Puntland state Abdirahman Yusuf Farah has announced his resignation at press conference in Garowe city on Tuesday.
[AllAfrica] 11/01/2017

Somalia: Man, Teen Executed in Public for Gay Sex - Report
[Dalsan Radio] Militant group Alshabaab court in Buale town executed three men including two alleged homosexuals.
[AllAfrica] 11/01/2017

UN: UNHCR says 1 million displaced Somali refugees stranded
New York, US (PANA) - More than one million Somali refugees who have been displaced from their homes for decades are becoming despondent as they continue to be unable to return home and donor support is growing fatigued, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). (...)
[Panapress] 10/01/2017

Somalia: Govt Tightens Visa Laws for Africans
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia immigration has issued tough measures on citizens from African countries entering the horn of Africa country making several get stranded at the Aden Abdulle Airport.
[AllAfrica] 10/01/2017

Somalia: Autonomous Region's Parliament Votes to Sack President
[Dalsan Radio] Galmudug's parliament has passed a vote of no confidence in President Abdikarim Hussein, deputy speaker said 54 MPs out of 59 present voted for impeachment motion.
[AllAfrica] 10/01/2017

Somalia: Can the Credibility of Nation's Indirect Elections Be Salvaged’
[African Arguments] Somalia's electoral process has been marred by widespread allegations of intimidation, corruption and vote-buying to the tune of millions of dollars.
[AllAfrica] 06/01/2017

Nigeria: 136 Nigerian Policemen Honoured in Somalia
[Guardian] A total of 136 policemen from Nigeria were awarded medals to mark the end of their duty tour in Somalia, a statement by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said.
[AllAfrica] 05/01/2017

AU rewards 136 Nigerian policemen in Somalia
A total of 136 policemen from Nigeria were awarded medals to mark the end of their duty tour in Somalia, a statement by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said. The statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja indicated that the 136 policemen (...)
[The Nation] 04/01/2017

Man kills ex-wife, himself in front of their daughter
Man kills ex-wife, himself in front of their daughter
While many were celebrating New Year’s Day, all hell broke loose in the Somalian community in Pretoria with a couple dying in front of their toddler.
[IOL] 04/01/2017

 
East Africa: Somali Plead With EU to Keep Burundi Troops in Amisom
[Monitor] Kampala -The Somali Community in Uganda have appealed to the European Union (EU) as funders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) to mobilise salaries for the Burundi troops now threatening to pull out of (...)
[AllAfrica] 03/01/2017

Somalia: Country Needs U.S.$ 864 Million for Urgent Aid - UN
[Focac] Mogadishu -Humanitarian partners working in Somalia are seeking 864 million U.S. dollars to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance by the end of 2017.
[AllAfrica] 03/01/2017

Uganda: U.S. Supports Ugandan Forces in Somalia
[Monitor] Masaka -The United States has again given non-lethal military aid to the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Peace-keeping Mission (Amisom) worth billions of shillings.
[AllAfrica] 02/01/2017

Somalis believe Ethiopian troops cause of instability
ESAT News (January 2, 2017) Majority of Somalia nationals think Ethiopian troops alleged interference is the cause of instability in the Horn of Africa country, according to a report by Radio Daslan of Somalia. From interviews conducted by Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu some 80% of residents in the (...)
[Ethiomedia] 02/01/2017

Somalis believe Ethiopian troops cause of instability
ESAT News (January 2, 2017) Majority of Somalia nationals think Ethiopian troops alleged interference is the cause of instability in the Horn of Africa country, according to a report by Radio Daslan of Somalia. From interviews conducted by Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu some 80% of residents in the (...)
[ESAT] 02/01/2017

Somalia: UNSOM welcomes Puntland, Galmudug leaders' commitment to peace in Gaalkacyo
Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has welcomed the renewed commitments reached Monday by regional Presidents Abdiweli Mohamed Ali “Gaas” of Puntland and Abdikarim Hussein Guled of Galmudug state to build peace and confidence in the Somali city of (...)
[Panapress] 02/01/2017

Somalia: Is Support for African Military Mission in Somalia Waning?
[Deutsche Welle] 2016 saw the EU cutting back funding to the AMISOM mission fighting jihadists in Somalia. Ethiopia has pulled back some 4,000 troops the country considered unnecessary.
[AllAfrica] 02/01/2017

Somalia: Suicide Bombers Attack Airport
[Deutsche Welle] Two suicide car bombs detonated at a checkpoint near Mogadishu's international airport, close to the African Union's main base. The extremist al-Shabab group claimed responsibility for the attack.
[AllAfrica] 02/01/2017

Suicide bombers target Mogadishu checkpoint, hotel
Twin suicide car bombs wound nine in Somalia.
[East Africa News Post] 02/01/2017

Three killed in car bomb attack on African Union troops HQ in Somalia
Huge blast, heavy gunfire heard at Amisom base near Somalia's Mogadishu airport.
[East Africa News Post] 02/01/2017



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