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Kismayo, SF – Reports from Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia indicate that fierce fighting between alshabaab fighters and forces loyal to Ahmed madobe the leader of Jubba administration backed by Kenya defense forces have taken place in Kismayo city on Saturday night. The battle broke out when the Islamist militant Al-shabaab launched heavy assaults against...

Mogadishu, SF – At least three Somali business men were killed and more than four others including Yemeni business people injured after a grenade bomb attack occurred in Bakara market on Saturday. Witnesses told Somaliafocus that the attack happened while the bossiness people were shopping at Bakara Market. unconfirmed reports say turkey citizens are among harmed...

Al-Qaeda linked militant group al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the Kenya shopping mall attack, and claims its militants have killed more than 100 people. Soldiers are still inside the Westgate shopping mall battling to flush out gunmen and evacuate survivors caught up in a gun and grenade attack. Kenyan security forces have arrested one of the gunmen, the Kenyan Presidency...

Mississauga dad wants help to free his Canadian-born sons, sent to visit their grandmother, from an African prison. Two Mississauga teens have been jailed in Africa for more than a month, their father says, since taking a summer trip to visit their grandmother. Mohamed Noor sent sons Liiban, 18, and Jamal, 15, to Somaliland in June. The Canadian-born brothers had never...

Baidoa, SF – Politician, elders, Intellectuals, Diaspora and members from Somali parliament in Baidoa have been taking political meetings in relation to establishing the autonomous state of Southwest Somali regions. Reports from Baidoa the capital city of Bay province reveal that the members including Prof. Mohamed Osman Jawari, Somalis speaker have successfully...

Kismayo, SF – Forces loyal to Ahmed Islam Madobe, leader of the transitional administration in Kismayo have conducted security operations in various villages of the port city on Thursday. Dozens of civilians mainly youngsters have been arrested and taken to a custody during the operations as Somaliafocus journalist in the town reports. The arrested people have...

Mogadishu, SF – Somali government forces have arrested on Wednesday Sheikh Mohamed Mo’allim, a senior officer of a Islamist group called Hisbul Islam that ousted his power by Alshabaab, the Al-Qaida affiliated group in Somalia. Ismail Adow, the head of Hisbul Islam’s chamber confirmed the detention of the officer and rejected giving further details about...

Mogadishu, SF – The life of dozens of displaced families have been getting worse since government forces in Mogadishu evicted them forcibly from their shelters in various camps of the capital. Most of those people who have been forcibly evicted by the government are facing life difficulties. Somaliafocus reporter in Mogadishu has interviewed some of those Internally...

Mogadishu, SF – A meeting organized by Banadir Administration and attended members from UN, National and international organizations  took place in Mogadishu. The meeting was focusing on issues about humanitarian situation in the region,  major activities of the organizations based in the capital and developing the relationship between the administration and those...

Baidoa, SF – A Delegation from Somali government mainly Digil and Mirifle MPs has visited Baidoa, the capital city of Bay region on Tuesday and met with several members including officials from Bay administration and elders. The delegation led by former Somali speaker Adan Mohamed Nur (Madobe) was warmly welcomed at Shati -Gaduud International airport by regional...