Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Somalia: 16 dead, several injured in 3 bomb blasts

Mohammed Dhaysane MOGADISHU, Somalia, At least 16 people were killed and several wounded in three separate bomb blasts Wednesday in Somalia, police and military officials confirmed. Twelve soldiers and two civilians were killed and several others injured when a bomb … Continued

Somalia rejects IGAD report on Kenya spat, says it’s unfair

NANCY AGUTU Somalia has rejected the IGAD report that found that Kenya was not interfering in its neighbour’s affairs. In a statement on Wednesday, Somalia claimed that the report is “biased, partisan, unfair, compromised and predetermined to exonerate Kenya.” “It … Continued

UN urges consensus as deadline for Somalia vote looms

UN special envoy James Swan on Wednesday warned that Somalia was approaching “unpredictable territory” should its political leaders not broker an urgent settlement over how to proceed with delayed elections. Somalia was scheduled to hold indirect parliamentary and presidential elections … Continued

Somali Journalists Worry About Arrests Ahead of Elections

By Mohammed Yusuf NAIROBI – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), a press freedom group, says at least 14 journalists have been arrested and a radio station attacked in the country in just three weeks. The group condemned the latest attacks on … Continued

Heavy fighting erupts in Somali town near Kenyan border

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Heavy fighting broke out overnight in a Somali town near the Kenyan border between Somali forces and those from the state of Jubbaland, as Somalia’s election troubles spill over into violence. Somalia’s information ministry in a statement … Continued

The ‘Muslim Ban’ Is Over. The Harm Lives On

Biden has rescinded Trump’s travel restrictions, but it will take years to undo the damage. By Ty McCormick On May 30, 2019, Mohamed Abdulrahman Ahmed should have been in class preparing for exams. Instead, neighbors found the gifted high school senior … Continued

Land mine in Somali capital kills at least 5

MOGADISHU, Somalia– At least five people including soldiers were killed and four others wounded on Saturday when a bomb blast hit a vehicle carrying a former Somali lawmaker in the capital Mogadishu, an official said. The roadside bomb explosion took … Continued

UPDF kills 189 Al Shabaab militants in Somalia raid

By RISDEL KASASIRA The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) contingent under African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has killed atleast 189 Al Shabaab fighters in a raid that could be the biggest ever since UPDF deployed in Somalia. According to … Continued

In Somalia, mothers fear sons were sent to Ethiopia conflict

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – Pressure is growing on Somalia´s government amid allegations that Somali soldiers have been sent to fight in neighboring Ethiopia´s deadly Tigray conflict. Mothers have held rare protests in Somalia´s capital, Mogadishu, and elsewhere, demanding to know … Continued