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Somalia: Al-Shabab Car Bomb Driver Executed in Mogadishu (PHOTOS)

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Military Court today on Thursday executed an Al-Shabab member who drove a suicide car that exploded in Mogadishu’s Beerta Market on November last year, Somali Update reports. According to Somali Military Court Judge Hassan Nur Shute, the convicted Al-Shabab member named Abdiqadir Abdi Hassan was arrested days after the […]

May 18th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Developing & Driving Change in Africa’s Oil & Gas Industry

LONDON, United Kingdom (Somali Update Online) — As one of the foremost events on the international Oil and Gas calendar, the 16th Africa Independents Forum to take place in London over 24th and 25th May brings together all stakeholders in Africa’s upstream oil and gas to review the state of the industry and exchange ideas […]

May 18th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Shabaab kill chief, abduct two reservists in Mandera

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked a village in Mandera and killed a chief before abducting two police reservists Monday night. The incident occurred at Omar Jillo in Lafey sub-County in the volatile border town which has faced similar attacks in the past – all blamed on the […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Executions Increase in Somalia

In Somalia, a country long troubled by deadly violence, there’s a disturbing new trend: an increase in summary executions. Somali military courts and the militant group al-Shabab have each executed about a dozen people so far in 2017, all of them killed in public settings as crowds of between 30 and 300 people looked on. […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

How American Special Operators Gradually Returned to Somalia

The death of Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken and the wounding of two more U.S. troops in Somalia this month marked the first deadly engagement for American forces in the country since the Battle of Mogadishu of October 1993. The two events differ in notable respects, not least in their magnitude—the battle of October 3-4, 1993, […]

May 15th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Air strikes kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia

Source: Xinhua MOGADISHU, April 15 (Xinhua) — More than 100 Al-Shabaab militants including 20 commanders are believed to have been killed in southern Somalia by U.S. air strikes early Saturday, residents and officials said. The residents and security officers said the warplanes targeted the militants’ hideouts in Wargaduud and El-Adde where several Kenyan soldiers were […]

May 14th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali Government Progress Activities in the Past Week

H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) briefed the media on the progress activities undertaken by the Federal Government of Somalia in past week. HE Minister Yarisow noted the main achievements in this period, which included: 1. In the London conference on 10 and 11 May 2017 the world has agreed to implement the plans which […]

May 14th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

FIFA president Gianni Infantino sends Somalia condolence

The president of FIFA, Giani Infantino, has expresses sadness over the recent death of Somali football legend and former Ocean Stars head coach, Hussein Ali Abdulle. In his condolence letter addressed to the president of Somali Football Federation, Abdiqani Said Arab, FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, said that it was a great sadness to learn of […]

May 13th, 2017 | Posted in English News,Sports | Read More »

UK Calls Urgent Step up of International Support for Somalia

LONDON (Somali Update Online) — UK’s International Development Secretary Priti Patel has warned that the persisting drought in Somalia threatens the Horn of African nation’s security, political and economic progress in the long-term. “Almost half of Somalia’s population are living in desperate conditions, without enough food to eat. Over a quarter of a million children […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Opening Statement of President of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo”

Your Excellency, The Right Honourable Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, His Excellency, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations His Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman of the African Union Commission Heads of States and Governments in attendance, Representatives of nations and organizations, It is indeed a great honour to […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »