Tuesday , August 20 2019
Home / Tag Archives: somalia (page 3)

Tag Archives: somalia

Burundi told to cut force in Somalia under African pullback

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The African Union has asked Burundi to reduce its contribution to an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by a thousand men under a progressive pullout from the country by the AU. The AU made the request through a diplomatic document called a note verbale, requesting …

Read More »

Brig. Gen. Kabango takes charge of UPDF in Somalia

  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |   A new contingent commander of the Ugandan troops deployed in Somalia, under the AU peacekeeping mission, has formally taken up office. Brig. Gen. Michael Kabango succeeds Brig. Gen. Paul Lokech, who has completed his one-year tour of duty. This was Brig. Lokech’s second …

Read More »

Kenya Airways makes test flight to Mogadishu

  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahead of its inaugural flight to Somalia in January 2019, Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, made a test flight to Mogadishu today, as part of routine preparations preceding the formal launch of the direct flight early next year. The carrier has leased a …

Read More »

‘US strike kills 62 al-Shabab militants in Somalia’

  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty two al-Shabaab militants have been killed in weekend air-strikes on their camps in the vicinity of Gandarshe, Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has said in a statement. According to an AFRICOM assessment, their forces conducted six airstrikes, with 34 militants killed on …

Read More »

AMISOM to hand over military academy to Somali National Army

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | –  A cadet training school occupied by African Union troops for the last 11 years, will soon be handed over to the Somali National Army (SNA). Jaalle Siyaad Military Academy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, served as a key operations base for the African …

Read More »

Somalia’s president dodges impeachment move

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A bid to impeach Somalia’s president for alleged abuse of office was ruled “invalid” Tuesday after the parliamentary clerk said over a dozen MPs had denied signing the motion. “We have received written statements from 14 lawmakers who claim their names have been used wrongly …

Read More »

Somalia in crisis as president faces impeachment motion

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Somalia was plunged into fresh political problems on Monday after a motion to impeach President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed for alleged abuse of office cleared a key hurdle. Parliament speaker Mohamed Mursal agreed late Sunday to accept the motion, signed by 92 out of 275 legislators. …

Read More »

Generals among 7 killed in Somali jihadist attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  A mine blast killed two generals and five other soldiers near the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, military sources said, in an attack claimed by the jihadist Al-Shabaab movement. General Omar Adan Hassan, head of the army’s 12th brigade, and the brigade’s operational commander, General …

Read More »

US reestablishes permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States has reestablished a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia nearly three decades after it closed its Mogadishu embassy in January 1991, the State Department said Tuesday. “This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing …

Read More »