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  • 7 Points Communiqué on Strengthening Somalia’s National Security

    Mogadishu (Somalicurrent) a 3 days conference organized by Ministry of National Security aimed at strengthening Somalia’s national peace and security was concluded in Mogadishu’s Aljazeera Hotel where 7 points recommendation were issued from the conference outcome by the participants … »

  • Villa Somalia Spokesman Resigns

    Mogadishu (Somalicurrent) – Presidential Spokesman as well as President Hassan’s Senior adviser Eng. Abdirahman Omer Osman (Yariso’o) has officially resigned from his post, according to Barkulan, a Somali website. Former spokesman Omer didn’t give any specific details on the … »

  • Fears rise in Kenyan-Somalis as explosion rocks Pangani police station

    Somalicurrent – 4 people have been killed, including two police officers and several other persons have been injured in an explosion near Pangani police station in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on Wednesday evening, according to Kenyan police officials. The … »

  • Foundation Stone Laid for Aviation Training Academy

    Mogadishu (Somalicurrent) – Prime Minister of Somali Federal Government Abdiweli Sheik Ahmed has laid down the foundation stone for a new school for aviation training located inside Aden Ade International Airport. The minister at the same time observes airport’s … »

  • Al-Shabab issues Shoot to Kill order on Somali Lawmakers

    Mogadishu (Somalicurrent) – Days after Al-Qaeda affiliated group, Alshabab has claimed the responsibility of recent assassinations of 2 Somali Federal government lawmakers in Mogadishu, the group likewise vowed on continued killings and assassinations which will be particularly targeted on … »

  • Stowaway teen wanted to see his mother in Somalia

    Somalicurrent – Security officials in USA told that a Stowaway Somali teen, whose name not recognized yet, has been hitching in the wheel of Boeing 767 airplane during a flight from California to Hawaii survived and his strange attempt … »

  • Somali PM Expresses Concern over the Assassination of Second MP

    Mogadishu (Somalicurrent) – Prime Minister of Somali Federal Government Abdiweli Sheik Ahmed expressed his concern by the assassination of the Federal legislator late Abdiasis Isak Mursal who was ambushed by unknown gunmen while he was en-route to his house … »

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Somali-Kenyans launch ‘I am not a terrorist’ campaign

Kenya Police have recently begun terror crackdown in Nairobi’s Eastleigh State – dubbed as little Mogadishu, after series of explosions that killed several people in the neighborhood. Eastleigh, which is located east of the Central Business District, nicknamed Somalia’s … »

Updated Apr 21, 2014

Progress or Peril in Somalia? A Conversation with U.N. Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay

The Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, will discuss the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia’s progress in executing key governance and security goals. This event has been rescheduled from the original event date of March 12, 2014

Progress or Peril in Somalia?

At least four people were killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in a poor neighborhood of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.

Police officers had earlier stopped the saloon car at traffic lights and were taking the occupants for questioning when the bomb exploded. In a statement, the Ministry said “At least 4 people dead after a saloon exploded at Pangani police station. Two of them are police officers.” It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

A Somali Member of Parliament has been killed in what is known as a relatively safe part of Mogadishu. The MP’s vehicle exploded shortly after he left home. Another Member of Parliament, who was riding with the deceased, was injured in the blast.

Though no one has claimed responsibility for this attack, it is suspected to be an Al-Shabaab operation. The Al-qaeda linked group had vowed to fight the Somali administration.

The group’s suicide squad raided the presidential palace in February, killing soldiers and senior government officials. Though an intensified Amisom and Somali army offensive seem to be pushing the fighters in the frontlines, attacks such as this have been ongoing.

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Somalia: President’s visit to Baidoa: Reading between the lines


By Abdulkadir Suleiman Following the urgent call to respond Baidoa tensions made by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Ambassador Nicholas Kay on 24 March 2014 at the 425th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council … »

Updated Apr 24, 2014