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Farmajo blames al-Shabab for Mogadishu blast

The president of Somalia has blamed al-Shabab for the country’s deadliest attack, in which more than 300 people were killed. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo told Al Jazeera that the armed group’s “fingerprints” could be found on Saturday’s blast in the capital, Mogadishu, explaining that al-Shabab had a history of similar attacks. “This is their fingerprints, this is what they have […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT FOLLOWING THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON 14/10/17

Mogadishu: The Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development (MoWHRD) of the Federal Government of Somalia is deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific and unprecedented terrorist attack on innocent civilians on the 14th of October 2017. The 14th of October will go down in Somalia’s history as one of her darkest days. A day […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

NRC PRESS RELEASE: Grim milestone – Somalia drought and conflict force one million people to flee

Over 1 million people in Somalia have been forced to abandon their homes this year seeking food and water, mainly due to drought. “We are alarmed at the massive scale of this crisis. On average, a staggering 3,500 people per day have fled their homes this year searching for food and water to stay alive,” […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

Mozambique: Suspected Al-Shabaab Attack in Mozambique Leaves Two Police Officers Dead

A group of about 30 men attacked three police stations in the coastal district of Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique, in an armed raid on Thursday. The three police stations included the district police command, a police post and a natural resources and environment police patrol station, Inacio Dina, the spokesperson […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

US military plane lands in Somalia with aid after bombing

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A United States military plane has landed in Somalia’s capital with medical and humanitarian aid supplies after Saturday’s massive truck bombing killed more than 300 people. A spokesman for the U.S. African Command tells The Associated Press that the charge d’affaires with the U.S. Mission to Somalia “declared that this disaster meets […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

40 Somalis injured in truck bombing airlifted to Turkey

MOGADISHU, Somalia: Up to 40 Somalis, who got critically injured in Saturday’s truck bombing, have been airlifted to Turkey for medical treatment on Monday. “The plane has now taken 40 injured and will return as to take other injured,” Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Ahmed told a news conference. Ahmed thanked the Turkish government for “its noble […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

SOMALIA: Urgent medical supplies reach hospitals for blast victims

Mogadishu/Nairobi (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have been responding to urgent needs following Saturday’s explosion in Mogadishu. Two days on, the death toll continues to rise as bodies under the ruble are discovered. In the past 48 hours, official sources confirm the deaths […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somalia Bombing Takes Ghastly Civilian Toll

At Least 230 Dead, Hundreds Wounded in Mogadishu Attack The horrific bombing in a crowded and bustling area in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday is a grim reminder of how deadly the country’s armed conflict remains for ordinary Somalis.A bomb-laden truck exploded at a busy junction in central Mogadishu lined with government buildings, restaurants, hotels, […]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

SOCOTU MOURNS DEATH OF WORKERS AND OTHER CIVILIANS IN SUICIDE ATTACK IN MOGADISHU.

PRESS STATEMENT The Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) joins the entire country in mourning the deaths of hundreds of civilians and workers killed in yesterday’s heinous suicide attack. The attack which is believed to be carried out by the terror groups in the country has claimed the lives of more than 250 people and […]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

WORLD REACK TO SICKENING MOGADISHU BOMB ATTACK

World leaders from the United States, UK, Turkey, Canada and France strongly condemned the weekend truck bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which left at least 276 people dead. USA In a statement released on Sunday, Washington condemned the bombing “in the strongest terms”. The US “will continue to stand with the Somali government, its […]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

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