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July 24, 2017

Kenya and Tanzania  have reopened their borders to allow for clear passage on products imported from both countries bring to an end a trading spat that would have derailed the implementation of the East Africa Community (EAC) protocol. According to a joint statement read by Tanzanian Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga, Kenya will allow free movement of wheat flour and...

July 24, 2017

Islamic scholars in Somalia have added their voice to condemnation of Israeli’s move to restrict Palestinians from accessing the al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem. In a joint statement Sunday, the Islamic Scholars Union chairperson Sheikh Yusuf Aynte and Sheikh Mohamed Somow said the developments in the al-Aqsa mosque which is Islam’s third holiest site amount to violation...

July 24, 2017

Nigeria’s president has been pictured in London for the first time since he left his homeland almost 80 days ago. President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, came to the UK for treatment for an unspecified illness. On Sunday, he met governors from his party for lunch and was very cheerful, according to a government statement. His absence has led to some anxiety in Nigeria, with...

July 24, 2017

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire escorted by some MPs and the Somali Ambassador to Ethiopia visited Sunday the 114 Somali prisoners released from Jigjiga jails in Ethiopia who arrived in the country Saturday. PM Khaire expressed his delight to see the youth and shared their happiness with them after reuniting with their families. The Premier pointed out there are other...

July 24, 2017

Unknown gunmen has shot and killed a well-known businessman in Abudwak, located north of Somalia’s central region of Galgaduud on Sunday. The trader, Ahmed Bulhan was gunned down by men armed with pistols in the heart of the town, and escaped the scene, before the local security forces arrived, according to sources. The motive behind the murder was reported to be related...

July 24, 2017

A Ugandan minister has said her boss, President Yoweri Museveni, in her view was more intelligent than all members of his cabinet combined. “For the little time I have worked with the president, I find him, a very informed and tolerant leader. I sit in cabinet every Wednesday, but actually I think he is more intelligent than cabinet combined,” Beti Kamya is quoted...

July 24, 2017

Somalia’s Internal Security Minister and chief of the National Intelligence Services Agency (NISA) have warned business and money remittance companies from enabling Al-Shabaab by funding, paying extortion or facilitating the transfer of money for their insurgency in Somalia. Mohamed Abukar Islow, the Minister for Internal Security has said that telecommunication and...

July 23, 2017

The US State Department said that al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa has prospered over the past year “due largely to lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations during 2016.” Additionally, State noted that Somali security forces “remained incapable of securing and retaking towns from al-Shabaab independently,” and while not explicitly stated, hinted that the...

July 23, 2017

Ethiopia and Djibouti on Friday vow to further bolster cooperation security and defence areas between the two countries. The state-owned Ethiopia Broadcast Corporation reported that the joint defence committee of the two nations commenced in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia and Djibouti established a joint defence committee in 2011 and had been closely working to ensure...

July 23, 2017

More than 100 Somalis, recently released from Ethiopian detention facilities and handed over to the Somali government, arrived in Mogadishu on Saturday, government officials told VOA Somali. The 114 prisoners smiled and some of them kneeled as they got off the plane and kissed the soil. Parents and relatives waiting for them at the airport cheered and burst into tears. Government...

July 22, 2017

Parliament has dismissed a Supreme Court ruling quashing the election of eight lawmakers to the 10th parliament opening a supremacy battle with the judiciary as the doctrine of separation of powers is put to test. The Lower House passed a majority vote -180 to 4 in favour ‘annulment’ of the Supreme Court ruling May 16 this year which instructed the election for the...

July 22, 2017

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 700th meeting held on 12 July 2017, adopted the following decision on the Report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission on AU-United Nations (UN) Joint Review on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), renewal of the mandate of AMISOM and on the Report on the Ten-Year Lessons Learned on AMISOM: Council, Takes...

July 22, 2017

AMISOM troops from Uganda Army’s Battle Group 19 departed Somalia Friday after a year’s tour of duty. The troops which were given a sendoff at a ceremony officiated by Brigadier Kayanja Muhanga, the Commander of the Uganda Contingent had served the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Marka, Lower Shabelle region. Brigadier Muhanga decorated the first batch...

July 22, 2017

BAIDOA, Somalia — This town was liberated from the control of al-Shabab (an Islamist insurgent group) five years ago. But “liberated” is a relative term. The security bubble created by the presence of United Nations and Ethiopian military forces reaches less than 10 miles outside of town, leaving just a short hike to terroristland. In sophisticated propaganda videos,...

July 21, 2017

The US on Wednesday delivered two additional helicopters to the Kenya Air Force, fulfilling a promise to help strengthen the military in the war against Al-Shabaab. Six similar choppers were delivered on December 2, 2016, and are being used to deploy rapid response units to and from the battle field in Somalia. The entire fleet of helicopters – Bell Huey II – cost...

July 20, 2017

Besides his brother, his cousin Hassan Jarso Kartola is also on the list of wanted terrorists. Kartola, is believed to have been part of the militants involved in Mpeketoni massacre in 2014 and holds a key position in Jayshi Ayman, the Kenyan outfit of the terror group. ANTHRAX ATTACK Salad, before fleeing to Somalia, operated a studio in Marsabit and sold DVDs containing...

July 20, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — His hiring by the Minneapolis Police Department was hailed by the mayor as “a wonderful sign.” Hundreds of Somalis attended an event at a local mall welcoming him to the force, lining up to take pictures and shake his hand. But just 14 months after Mohamed Noor became the first Somali police officer to be stationed in his precinct, which has a large...

July 18, 2017

Somalia’s northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland lawmakers have voted to oust the state’s cabinet ministers following a session in Garowe on Tuesday morning, July 18. During the session, 47 MPs voted for the motion against the cabinet, 9 rejected, while one abstained from voting. The cabinet was voted out for accusing poor performance and failing the security. Since...

July 18, 2017

MORE THAN 20 million people in four countries are at risk of starvation in the coming months, in what the United Nations has called the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. But the global response to the emergency has been lacking, both from governments and from private citizens. As of Monday, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs was reporting...

July 18, 2017

BAIDOA, Somalia — This town was liberated from the control of al-Shabab (an Islamist insurgent group) five years ago. But “liberated” is a relative term. The security bubble created by the presence of United Nations and Ethiopian military forces reaches less than 10 miles outside of town, leaving just a short hike to terroristland. Women I met in line...

June 22, 2017

MOGADISHU – (Garsoor Online) — At least seven people have been when suicide car bomb explosion hit a police station in Mogadishu. Thursday’s blast also wounded 12 others including 2 women and regional minister of youth, policeman Hussein Mohamed said. He says the police building and other civilian vehecles were destroyed by the blast. The armed group...

June 21, 2017

People are staring at Halima Aden, and it’s for one of two reasons: She’s dressed very differently from everyone else at this New York City restaurant, and she’s stunningly beautiful. The people gawking at the model include a family in matching pastel-blue sweaters, a jet-lagged Italian couple, and a bevy of thin blondes swaddled in Mansur Gavriel accessories. And...

June 21, 2017

U.N. Refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day on Tuesday at a Kenyan home housing refugee girls who fled unaccompanied or split from their parents while fleeing conflict. The Hollywood star visited at least 20 of girls in a safe house in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. They had fled conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan,...

June 21, 2017

After Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, Riyadh made clear it wanted nothing to do with its tiny Arab neighbor. Trade is cut off, planes headed to Qatar can’t fly through Saudi airspace, and now, even Qatari camels in Saudi Arabia must go. After the deportation order was handed down, thousands of camels were trapped at the border for days with little...

June 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir, in a major reshuffle announced early on Wednesday. A royal decree removed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a 57-year-old nephew of the king, as next-in-line to the throne and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman, 31, who was previously the deputy crown prince. According to the official...

June 20, 2017

MOGADISHU (Garsoor Online)–At least 15 people have been killed after a suicide car bomber posing as a milk delivery van detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said. The death toll may rise, as some of the at least nine wounded were badly hurt in the explosion at Wadajir district headquarters in Mogadishu, Captain Mohamed...

June 20, 2017

A US fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made drone believed to be armed and within firing range of American troops in southeastern Syria on Monday, CNN reported. An official said it was taken out because it was “assessed to be a threat,” the cable news network reported on Tuesday. A US F-15 jet downed the drone near al-Tanf, an outpost close to the Syria border with...

June 19, 2017

MOGADISHU (Garsoor Online) – A military court in Somalia has sentenced a soldier to death for shooting dead the country’s youngest cabinet member, 31-year-old Abas Abdullahi Sheikh, in May. The court convicted the soldier of murder but, in a rare move, gave him the option of appealing. Mr Abas, who was the public works minister, was killed in his vehicle near the...

June 19, 2017

QORYOLEY (Garsoor Online) — Heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters launched an attack on army bases manned by Somali troops backed by African Union (AMISOM) forces in Qoryoley town. The armed militants also clashed with the coalition forces in the town for hours, according to police chief in Qoryoley, Abdi Waal. Waal says a little boy had been injured in the clash, adding...

June 19, 2017

The United Kingdom has announced a £ 60 million (about $77 million) aid package to Somalia to combat the drought gripping the Horn of Africa. The announcement was made by the Britain’s foreign aid minister, Priti Patel, during a visit to Mogadishu where she met with Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre to discuss the humanitarian situation. “I have today announced that...