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Somalia leader says its army to end war on Al Shabab

Jun 17 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

Somalia’s Prime Minister, said in an interview with VOA Somalia service that government would soon take over held Al Shabaab areas in south of Somalia’s lower and middle Juba regions, Shabelle reports.

PM Sharmarke said that his government is launching very big operation to re-capture militants held areas in a bid to bring them back to Somalia army.

Meanwhile, Mr. Sharmaarke stressed that it a dispute between his authorities and Interim Juba administration would be solved after Somali parliament ousted regional Jubaland representatives’ council in a vote of no-confidence.

Somali President urges ongoing dialogue to resolve Jubba state-formation process

Jun 08 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today urged all parties to work together to reconcile issues currently under discussion in the Jubba state formation process.

‘Across Somalia, Somalis are moving to create one Somalia: a united, federal republic in which all citizens are equal, represented by and with recourse to a competent, transparent, functioning government.

Somalia’s Jubaland breaks off relations with central government

Jun 06 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

Somalia’s interim Jubaland administration said on Saturday it had cut all ties with the central government in a likely setback to efforts to pacify the Horn of Africa Country.

The move comes after Somalia Parliament ousted Jubbaland regional Parliament in a vote of no-confidence on Saturday.

There was no immediate response from the federal government based in Mogadishu.

 

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Somalia lawmakers debated again a motion against Jubaland MPs

May 19 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

Somalia’s members of parliament have on Tuesday debated a motion against newly established interim Juba administrative Jubaland lawmakers during parliament session for the second day in Mogadishu.

The debating of the motion caused to be divided into three parts by Somalia lawmakers in the course of the session. Numbers of MPs agreed to debate the motion; others refused its discussion while rest lawmakers called for stabilizing situation and to reach solution.

Puntland Regional State Propose Vote of No Confidence Against Cabinet

May 12 2015
Somalia
Source: 
All Africa, Dalsan Radio

More than 21 Puntland regional state assembly members have signed petition against the regional state cabinet.

The members are pushing for vote of no confidence against the President Abdiweli Gas cabinet which they said is under performing.

In the letter to the speaker of the regional state assembly signed by more than 21 members they cited issues to do with security, economy and political failure by the cabinet.

Over 500 people arrested in Mogadishu

May 07 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

Mogadishu-Somalia security forces arrested at least 503 people in an operation in Mogadishu following several killings against government officials have been reported, officials said

Somalia’s security ministry spokesman, Mohamed Joseph Osman said that 303 people mainly teenage boys who have been links with Al Shabab militants and insecurity activities seized.

Mr. Joseph said that all detained people were taken into custody for further interrogations, adding that if any one of them found guilty will be put on the trial.

Somalia: Freedom of Expression Under Attack in Somalia,Says Right Group

May 05 2015
Somalia
Source: 
All Africa, Dalsan Radio

State authorities in Somalia must ensure swift, thorough and lawful investigations into a spate of recent attacks on journalists, and rescind a recent government order that undermines freedom of expression, said the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project in a statement released today.

Abdikarim Hussein declares his candidacy for Central State of Somalia

Apr 22 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

His Excellency, Abdikarim Hussein Guleed has declared his candidate for central State of Somalia after a well organized ceremony has been held in Adado town of central Somalia’s Galgadud region.

The highly organized ceremony was attended by politicians, elders, intellectuals, youth and female civil society organizations hailed Mr Hussein’s declaration of his candidacy, adding that he could deal with the needs of people in central Somalia regions.

At least nine killed in bomb attack on U.N. vehicle in Somalia

Apr 20 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

Two Kenyans and seven Somali guards were killed in a bomb attack on a vehicle carrying workers to the United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland on Monday, police said.

Authorities suspect Islamist al Shabaab militants of carrying out the bombing in the northeastern city, Mohamed Abdi, a police officer at the scene said.

“A blast hit the bus carrying workers to the U.N. office … At least nine people died,” he told Reuters. Six bystanders were wounded, he added.

Seventeen dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia ministries

Apr 14 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle, BBC

Al-Shabab militants have attacked a government complex in a busy area of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, leaving at least 17 people dead, including seven assailants.

A car loaded with explosives was driven into the wall surrounding the compound, and gunmen then stormed the building.

Officials say the attack is now over and the building has been secured.

Al-Shabab opposes the UN-backed administration and wants African Union forces to leave Somalia.

Last month, the al-Qaeda-linked insurgents launched a two-day siege at a hotel in Mogadishiu.

Govt shuts Shabelle radio and detains journalists

Apr 03 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle
Somali security forces have raided, shut Shabelle radio and detained a large number of its staff tonight.
 
Forces have also detained customers and guests who happened to be the premises of the network during the raid.
The security forces are reported to be those of the Somali national intelligence and security gency and they have taken away some vital broadcast equipments.

Suicide bombings at Somalia hotel kill, wound many

Feb 20 2015
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle

One person rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of a hotel in Somalia’s capital, and another went through the gates and blew himself up, killing at least four people on Friday, including the mayor and a legislator, officials said.

The country’s deputy prime minister was also among those wounded by the bombings at the Central Hotel near the presidential palace, police official Capt. Mohammed Hussein said.

Al-Shabab, an Islamic insurgent group, claimed the responsibility for the attack, according to the group’s radio station, Andulus.

Somali cabinet approves constitution review commission

May 29 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

The Somali cabinet on Thursday (May 29th) appointed a five-member committee for the Constitution Review and Implementation Commission, eight months after the government called for the establishment of the commission. 

Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, who chaired the cabinet meeting, welcomed the appointment of the committee members, who he said are all knowledgeable about the constitution.

Reconciliation conference opens in Gedo

May 26 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

A reconciliation conference opened in the Dolow district in Gedo region Monday (May 26th) with representatives from the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA), Ahlu Sunna wal Jamaa (ASWJ), the Somali federal government and lawmakers from the Gedo region in attendance, Somalia's Goobjoog News reported.

The conference is expected to lead to reconciliation between  IJA and ASWJ militias that clashed in Bulo Hawo two weeks ago, leaving at least 12 people.

Minister of National Security resigns

May 25 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Somalia’s Minister of National Security has unexpectedly announced his resignation last night on national television, addressing the public on the state-run media network, Somali National TV.

Abdikarim Hussein Guled, the security minister for the Somali Federal Government tendered his resignation to the Prime Minister before officially declaring it to thousands of viewers.

MPs say PM and President must share responsibility

May 25 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Several MPs have reported to Shabelle that the Prime Minister and President have to take responsibility for yesterday’s attack on parliament building in Mogadishu.

MP Abdisamad Maclin Mohamud said that the PM and President are required to take responsibility immediately. He said that until the situation has been solved, parliament will refuse to work and will go on strike.

Also, MP Abdilatif Sanyare said that the recent call for the president to resign by over 100 MPs, has now increased.

Al Shabaab warns government officials

May 25 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, the spokesperson of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group reported to pro-Shabaab media outlets and said that they have weakened government agencies and have been successful in staging terror attacks at the supreme court, UNDP compound and parliament all in the last year.

The spokesperson said that the MPs and officials should disassociate with the government, as that is apparently the only option for them to survive.

Ali Dheere strained that the government institutions are places that officials will convene and that they will be targeted.

Somali parliament forms committee to finalise constitution, prepare for 2016 elections

May 22 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

The Somali parliament on Wednesday (May 21st) formed a sub-committee tasked with finalising the country's provisional constitution before it is voted on in a nationwide referendum and preparing electoral laws for the 2016 elections.

Lawmaker Abdi Ali Hassan was elected as the chair of the committee and Elmi Mohamed Nur as his deputy, Africa Review reported.

Hassan said he was confident his committee would succeed in fulfilling its duties. "The current parliament will have to be replaced in 2016 by one-man, one-vote elected legislators," he said.

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