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Julay.5 (Jowhar) -Heavily armed Al-Shabab militants briefly seized overnight a strategic town 90 KM away from Mogadishu after heavy exchange of fire with the security forces which led to their quick withdrawal from the city, the second such seizure in less than four months, witnesses and officials said. ...

Mogadishu, 04 July 2015: The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United States of America welcomed the successful conclusion of elections for the Galmudug Interim Administration today and congratulated the newly elected President, Mr. Abdikarim Hussein Guled and Vice...

July.4 (Jowhar) –Members of the newly elected Parliament in Somalia’s central region’s administration selected former Somali interior minister who is also considered the closest and most powerful ally of the Somali ...

July.3 (Jowhar) –The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou, has noted with concern the falsehoods being circulated by some media organizations claiming that AMISOM forces are vacating towns and other locations which had been recovered from Al-Shabaab. ...

KISMAYO, Somalia — Some say the Americans are everywhere. Some say they are nowhere. Still others say they are everywhere and nowhere at once. But the shadowy U.S. presence in this strategic port city in war-torn southern Somalia has clear consequences for anyone with a share of power here. ...

July.2 (Jowhar) – AU peace keeping force known as AMISOM along with their fellow Somali comrades have abandoned two strategically located towns in the southern Somali region of Shabelle, ...

In recent days, some statements have emerged in the news suggesting that Kenya and Somalia have agreed to pursue arbitration outside The United Nation’s High court. Thus, declaring that the two nations are seeking an out of court settlement. ...

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou has congratulated Somali President, His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the people of Somalia, on the occassion of the country’s 55th Independence Day. Ambassador Sidikou noted that this was a definitive year for Somalia,...

Mogadishu, 1 July 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Nicholas Kay congratulated the people and Government of Somalia on their 55th Independence Anniversary. ...

Egypt. Egypt’s Prosecutor Hisham Barakat has died after he suffered a bomb attack in Cairo, writes multiple media. The powerful explosive charge detonated when Barakat left his home in the district of Heliopolis. The bomb destroyed several cars and two police officers and two civilians were also injured in the attack. Judges and other officials have increasingly...