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AFRICOM in the Sahel

Somali, U.S. forces kill al-Shabab terrorist in southern Somalia

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Somali and the United States forces killed an al-Shabab terrorist in a new airstrike conducted in the militants' stronghold in southern Somalia on Monday. ...
IMF

IMF lauds Somalia’s sustained economic reforms

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lauded Somalia's sustained economic reform progress, bringing Mogadishu closer to debt relief. In a statement issued...

Somalia vows to intensify military operations against al-Shabaab

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The Somali government on Saturday vowed to intensify military operations against al-Shabab militant group which it said has weakened. Government spokesman Ismael...
Somali security forces

Somali security forces arrest artist over suspected ties with al-Shabab

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Somalia security intelligence agency said they have held an artist for having ties with al-Shabab group. Abshir Garane Ahmed, a band member...
Somalia Special Forces

Somalia forces kill 12 al-Shabab militants

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Somali Special Forces (Danab Brigade) backed by Jubaland army on Sunday killed 12 al-Shabab militants in an operation in Lower Juba region, a military...
bomb

Car bomb explodes on the outskirts of Somalia capital

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A car loaded with explosives on Saturday went off at a checkpoint manned by the Somali army in Afgoye area located 30 km northwest...
Somalia Special Forces

Somali army kills 16 al-Shabab militants in southern region

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Somali security forces killed 16 al-Shabab militants and injured 20 others in intense clashes in the southern Middle Shabelle region on Friday night, a...
airstrike

Somali, U.S. forces kill 2 al-Shabab militants

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Somali and U.S. security forces killed two al-Shabab militants on Thursday in an airstrike about 25 km north of Qunyo Barrow in southern Somalia,...
AMISOM

AMISOM inducts 22 new police officers on peacekeeping mission in Somalia

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African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Wednesday it has completed an induction course into the mission for 22 police officers from Nigeria, Sierra...
Somalia

Somalia launches manhunt for 5 terror suspects

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Somalia on Tuesday launched a manhunt for five terror suspects who took part in terror-related crimes across the country. The government which...
Somalia Special Forces

Somalia Special Forces recaptures key town from al-Shabab

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Somalia Special Forces (Danab) on Monday recaptured a key town in the southern region from al-Shabab and arrested senior leaders of the local terror...
Food Aid

Over 5 million people in Somalia need assistance in 2020 – UN

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More than 5 million people in Somalia will require humanitarian assistance this year, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday. According to...
Somali Police Force

Somalia trains 385 police officers to enhance security

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A total of 385 Somali police officers have completed a six-month training to help bolster security across South West State, the African Union Mission...
AFRICOM in the Sahel

Somalia, U.S. security forces kill 4 al-Shabab militants

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Somali and U.S. security forces said they killed four al-Shabab militants when they conducted three airstrikes on Sunday in two locations in southern region. ...
Kenya's polls body

International partners call for timely preparations for elections in Somalia

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International partners on Thursday reaffirmed the importance of timely and effective preparations of the 2020/21 elections in Somalia. The partners including the...
IMF

IMF approves financial plan for Somalian debt relief

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said its board has approved a financing plan that will help mobilize the resources needed for the IMF to...
AMISOM

AU trains Somali police officers on management skills

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has completed management and leadership skills training for 30 Somali Police Force (SPF) officers. ...
Child soldier

AU calls for ending recruitment of child soldiers in Somalia

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called on Somali communities to protect children and stop their recruitment of child soldiers. ...
Somalia soldiers

International partners laud deal between Somali government, moderate Islamic group

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International partners have welcomed the agreement reached between the Somali government and the leadership of Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a (ASWJ), a moderate Islamic group based...
AMISOM

AMISOM urges EU mission to train more Somali security forces

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has urged the EU Training Mission (EUTM) in Mogadishu to consider training more Somali security personnel to...
Telecom industry

Somalia launches consultation on spectrum, numbering, interconnection policies

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Somali government on Tuesday kicked off a consultation process for spectrum, numbering and interconnection policies as part of plans to harmonize usage of telecom...
Inspector Peace Abra Nyampo (right), Joint Operations Co-ordinator of the AMISOM, addressing a parade of police personnel before dispatching them to their various duty points

AU police officers receive training on gender, human rights protection in Somalia

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Thursday it has completed training 22 police officers on gender and human rights protection. ...
storm

UN warns of tropical storm to his northern Somalia

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The United Nations food agency on Wednesday warned of a tropical storm that could cause strong winds and some rains across Somalia's Puntland and...
arrested

Somali security forces arrest al-Shabab fighter, foil attack

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Somalia said Wednesday it has arrested an al-Shabab fighter who was planning to carry out an attack on an undisclosed location in the Horn...
AMISOM

AMISOM pledges to work with local authority to secure Somali capital

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Friday pledged to work closely with the local authority in Mogadishu to secure the restive city...
ICT sector

Somalia cabinet approves ICT strategy

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The Somali cabinet has approved the country's first information and communications technology (ICT) strategy to attract more investment, a government minister said on Friday. ...
Kenya's polls body

International partners urge Somaliland to hold elections before 2020

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The international community on Wednesday called on leaders in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland to hold parliamentary elections. The international partners in...
gender inequality

UN urges Somalia to prevent sexual, gender-based violence

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The United Nations top envoy in Somalia on Monday urged the government to prevent sexual and gender-based violence as Mogadishu joined an annual campaign...
digital media

Somalia tech summit ends with pledges to support digital transformation

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A meeting on technology concluded in Mogadishu as multilateral lenders pledged financial support to accelerate digital transformation in Somalia. "Somalia has economic,...
UNDP

Somalia, UN seek to help pastoralists cope with droughts, floods

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Somalia and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have launched a new 10 million U.S. dollar climate adaptation project to help rural communities secure...