Scroll to Top

Somalia Focus


admin

This user hasn't shared any profile information

Somalia will not sever ties with Qatar as the Gulf state becomes increasingly isolated from its nieghbors, a senior Somali diplomat has said. “Somalia has taken a neutral position,” Abdi Halane Hirsi, spokesman and cultural attache at the Somali embassy in Pretoria, said. “We shall not end ties with either Saudi Arabia or Qatar. Our Foreign Ministry issued a statement...

Southwest President Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, who is on a visit to United Arab Emirates, met with officials from the Dubai-based DP World and discussed the development of Barawa seaport. DP World had previously signed agreements with Somaliland and Puntland regional administrations that saw the concession of the ports of Bosaso and Berbera to the Dubai-based firm. DP...

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s statement on the dawn strike on Alshabab training base near Sakow. “Earlier today, I authorized our special forces with the support of our international partners to conduct a strike against an al-Shabaab training camp near Sakow, Middle Juba region. This was a successful strike which destroyed a key al-Shabaab command and supply...

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has sent his condolences to the families and the people of Puntland following today’s ambush on a military camp in Af-Urur, near Galgala Mountains. The president has termed the fallen soldiers as the true martyrs, as they died protecting their people and their country. “ We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a number of our...

Kenyan authorities should credibly investigate and swiftly bring to justice those responsible for attacking and threatening Emmanuel Namisi, a broadcast journalist for the Royal Media group, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Namisi told CPJ that men he identified as bodyguards of Kenneth Lusaka, governor of the western Kenyan county of Bungoma, threatened...

Heavily armed al-Shabab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people and wounding dozens more, officials said Thursday. Residents said civilians, including women, were beheaded during the rampage. Officials called it the region’s deadliest attack in years, highlighting the twin challenges...

Baruud Abokor  has lived in Baligubadle for the past four decades. Before settling in this remote Somali town abutting the border with Ethiopia, he roamed widely. “I was master of myself,” he says. “The economy was good and I had many animals.” But over the years successive droughts, and war between the breakaway region of Somaliland that he inhabits and the central...

The chairwoman of the women association of Diinsoor district in Bay region, has been killed on Wednesdayevening at her home. Assailants attacked her inside her home moments after Iftar time. Yarey Mohamed Garweyne was the area women association chairlady, according to Diinsoor District Commissioner, Ibrahim Mohamed Nur (Shigshigow). Shigshigow accused the militant group...

In a press statement released by Somalia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, the country expressed its deep concerns and called to end the diplomatic row through dialogue between Gulf countries, Garowe Online reports. “Somalia calls to all the brotherly countries involved to settle the differences through dialogue and within the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic...

The expansive Kenya-Somalia border is slowly becoming a haven for a new form of terrorism that has eluded security dragnet owing to its covert nature and sophistication. Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militants have in the last few weeks staged numerous attacks along the volatile border with Kenya using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines. Dozens of Kenyan security...