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Somalia

Somalia: daunting crisis of security

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Somalia is still bleeding. It is suffering endless self-inflicted horrors. Al-Shabaab terrorists are the main culprits of the present carnage in Mogadishu and other towns. In the latest terrorist attacks on the courthouse in the capital, the Al-Shabaab attackers were said to have acquired and were wearing the uniforms of the national security forces. The […]

Somaliland

Somaliland Attends Crucial Yemeni Security Meeting

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By Goth Mohamed Goth Somaliland Government officials were among 25 delegates representing three other countries taking part in a conference aimed at combating terrorism and countering illegal immigration in Sanaa, Yemen. The conference which was organized by UNHCR in conjunction with the American government aims to address illegal immigrants from Somalia using the red sea […]

Somalia

Somalia’s Al Shabaab rebels back on Twitter after suspension

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s Islamist al Shabaab militants, who have used Twitter to announce assassinations and bombings, are back on the microblog service two weeks after their account was suspended. “[Our new account] will function like the one they closed,” a spokesman who declined to be named said on Tuesday. Al Shabaab’s previous official Twitter […]

Somaliland

Somaliland:Terror Suspects Netted

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  The National Police Commissioner Cmdr. Abdillahi Fadal has confirmed that his forces arrested three terrorism suspects but declined to give further details. police Cmdr. Fadal said that following a wide dragnet over Thursday night they managed to apprehend three suspects but could not divulge further information for what he termed “so as not to […]

World

World: Obama moves to ban charcoal from Somalia

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has targeted the export of charcoal from war-torn Somalia, the sales of which help finance an al Qaeda-affiliated group, the State Department said Friday. Through an amendment to an already existing executive order, Obama signed on to a resolution passed by the U.N. Security Council earlier this year that banned […]

Africa

Division in Al Shabab Alliance?

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In a country where the media is as much a weapon of war as the gun, Somalia’s airwaves are rife with rumours; so the news over the last few weeks of an Al-Shabab split was sort of expected. But despite this, the news, reported by anonymous sources, rocked the country, filling the cities with gossip […]

Africa

KENYA: Terror Suspect Might Have Fled to Uganda

Nairobi, 23 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Nairobi — A terror suspect who escaped from police custody in Busia is believed to have fled to Uganda, while three police officers suspected to have let him escape have been suspended. Mr Hashi Hussein Farah, who holds an Australian passport, is alleged to have links with the al […]

World

Family Grieves For Son Linked To Terror Group

Toronto university student, who vanished last year, died in Somalia fighting for group tied to Al Qaeda. The family of a Toronto student linked to an Al Qaeda group in Somalia is in mourning after learning online that their son had been killed. A two-minute video of Mohammed Elmi Ibrahim, also known as Ahmed, was […]

World

Court Critical of Somali Extradition Case

HARGEISA, 12 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Rotterdam district court has asked the US authorities to supply it additional information in their request for the extradition of a Somali man, arrested at an asylum seekers centre last November. Mohamud Said Omar, 44, is alleged to have helped extremists travel to Somalia to train with the radical […]

Opinions

When the Jihadists Take Mogadishu

HARGEISA, 14 January 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Last Friday, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council voted to extend for another six months the mandate of its woefully undermanned military force in Mogadishu. The AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), comprised of some 5,000 soldiers from Uganda and Burundi, has been besieged by Islamist insurgents since […]

World

The Stories Of The Two Somalis Freed From Guantánamo

HARGEISA, 22 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Carol Rosenberg at the Miami Herald broke the news on Saturday that 12 prisoners have been released from Guantánamo. The news followed hints in the Washington Post on Friday that six Yemenis and four Afghans were set to leave, but Rosenberg — and the East African media — reported […]

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Somaliland: Government Receives Guantanamo Prisoners

HARGEISA, 19 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Two Somalilanders who were prisoners at Guantanamo Bay arrived Somaliland today. The prisoners who arrived in a private jet were handed over to Somaliland authorities by officials from ICRC. Although the media were not allowed to enter the VIP room at Hargeisa Airport, officials from Somaliland government have officially […]

Africa

Somalia: Suicide Attack Kills Gov Officials

MOGADISHU, 3 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – A powerfull hotel blast has killed atleast  20 people including three top officials from the transitional government of Somalia today in Mogadishu. The Minister of Culture & Higher Education, Prof. Ibrahim Adow, Minister of Education, Mr. Ahmed Wayel and Minister of Health, Ms. Qamar Aden were among those killed in the deadly hotel bombing. The […]

Opinions

Somaliland: The Alshabaab Beast Struck Again

HARGEISA, 2 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Last year, on October 29, 2008 Alshabaab terror group carried out a devastating terrorist attack against Somaliland. Over twenty-two Somaliland citizens—not Ethiopians or foreigners—perished in the blast. The majority of Somalilanders have never seen anything but peace because they were born after the brutal war against Somaliland ended in […]

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Somaliland: Roadside Bomb Kills Official in Lasanod

LASANOD, 1 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – A roadside bomb killed one military official and wounded four early Sunday morning in the Eastern town of Las Anod. Mr. Osman Yusuf, the commander of Somaliland’s 12th infantry division was the intended target, he was instantly killed. The four injured, two military personnel and two  bystanders were also rushed to local hospitals and are said […]

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Somaliland: A Year from the Terror Attack

HARGEISA, 29 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Today marks the first anniversary of the suicide bombings in Hargeisa, which left twenty four people dead and more than thirty others wounded. It was the first of it’s kind in Somaliland since the declaration of it’s independence from the rest of Somalia in 1992. On the 29th October […]

Opinions

Re: 2010 Terror Plot

JOHANNESBURG, 20 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – “Somali’s in Khayelitsha and other informal settlements in South Africa are more worried about Survival and Xenophobia-but not terrorism” Saeed Furaa. I respond to recent unconfirmed media reports that published allegations made by Prof Hussein Solomon, head of the International Institute of Islamic Studies in Pretoria discrediting the Somali […]

Africa

Somalia: Puntland Authorities Condemn Ethiopia

HARGEISA, 9 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The Somalia’s region of Puntland condemned the Ethiopian government of invading its territorial wounding some people and arresting others. The Puntland’s chief of police, Mr. Ahmed Ali said the Ethiopian army entered Galkayo city at around 3am this morning where they carried out operations agains ONLF members arresting two […]

World

Two Somali-Americans Charged With Aiding Terror

Hargeisa, 14 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Federal officials unsealed an indictment in Minneapolis on Monday charging two young Somali-Americans with providing material support for terrorism. The disclosure of the indictment, which was handed up by a grand jury in February, is the first public step in a sweeping federal investigation of more than 20 young […]