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Kismayo, Somalia - A senior commander of Somalia's Islamic extremist group Al-Shabab has announced on Monday he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence, Garowe Online reports. Speaking to the media for the first time since his surrender to Somali authorities in mid-January, Abdinur ...
A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier, part of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), secures an area during a foot patrol on the outskirts of the controlled area of the old airport in the coastal town of Kismayu in southern Somalia November 12, 2013. /Reuters. facebook · twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp ...

Somalia's port city of Kismayu has been rethrust in the spotlight of suspected illegal exports after a series of photos emerged showing truckloads of charcoal being loaded on boats. Since Saturday, Somalia's online media have been reporting that the port, which was taken by Kenya Defence Forces in 2012 ...
Mohamud Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji has been elected as a member of the House of the People following an election held in the southern coastal city of Kismayo on Thursday. Mohamud won 50 votes against his rival contender Fardowsa Hassan Mohamed to replace his slain brother Abas Siraj who has been ...
Sabir was arrested by regional security forces in the semi-autonomous state of Jubbaland on February 8 and has been held without charge in the state capital of Kismayo, according to a report by the Voice of America and Hassan Adde, general director of Somali Cable TV who spoke to CPJ. Hassan told ...
Last year, UN report indicated that the militants earn approximately $10 million a year from charcoal to Asia through Kismayo where the Kenyan forces are deployed under the hospice of African Union. The UN report says this enables al Shabaab to finance its operations in Somalia and the East African ...

Kismayo, Somalia - The President of Jubbaland, a Federal member State in Southern Somalia, Ahmed Madobe has freed a member of parliament on Sunday night from a prison in Kismayo, Garowe Online reports. Jubbaland Security forces arrested the regional MP, Ahmed Abdi Hassan [Ahmed Tajir], ...
Yarow Sheikh Abdi, 56, is looking forward to reviving his own small farming business after three years of earning a pittance from labouring in the fields of the better off farmers in his area. Yarow's family in Qaam-Qaam, 13 km from Kismayo, is among the families who received a generator from the regional ...
Ahmed Tajir who earlier proposed motion against the state's cabinet ministers was detained at Fiat prison in Kismayo. ... Mohamud Siyad Adan, who is the current deputy President of Jubbaland and several other politicians were forcefully deported from Kismayo in 2015 after they opposed Jubbaland ...
Yarow Sheikh Abdi, 56, is looking forward to reviving his own small farming business after three years of earning a pittance from labouring in the fields of the better off farmers in his area. Yarow's family in Qaam-Qaam, 13 km from Kismayo, is among the families who received a generator from the regional ...
Residents, local media and al-Shabaab-linked outlets reported seven civilians killed by explosions in Ahmed Yare village, about 15 miles outside the town of Jilib, an al-Shabaab stronghold. In a phone interview from Kismayo, Halima Sheikh Yare said her cousin Sheikh Mohamed, a "renowned cleric", was ...
Kismayo, Somalia - A U.S. air raid has killed four Al-Shabab militants in the southern province of Lower Jubba region on Thursday, the latest in a series of strikes against the militant group, Garowe Online reports. The U.S. Africa Command [AFRICOM] said in a statement released on Friday that the airstrike ...
Somali army General Ismail Sahardid, the 43rd Infantry Division commander, told VOA Somali that the forces took control of Bar-Sanguni town, 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of the coastal city of Kismayo. "Our army launched a surprise attack on the militants' hideouts late Wednesday and continued pursing ...
The response to disease outbreaks like cholera and acute watery diarrhea has been limited to SRCS clinics and the ICRC cholera treatment centers in Kismayo and Baidoa. Door-to-door campaigns have also been carried out by the SRCS volunteers to promote hygiene. The volunteers distribute aquatabs ...
Somali army 43rd infantry division commander General Ismail Sahardid told journalists the forces launched an attack on Bar-Sanguni town, some 45 km south of the coastal city of Kismayo, before wresting control. Sahardid did not comment on possible casualties on his forces. He added the forces seized ...
Kismayo, Somalia - Two roadside bomb explosions struck a military convoy carrying Kenyan Defense Forces [KDF] near the southern port town of Kismayo on Thursday, Garowe Online reports. A military officer at the scene, who asked not to be named, told GO that KDF soldiers serving with the African ...
Reliance on flipped and washed-out Shabab commanders, such as Ahmed Madobe in Kismayo and recently Mukhtar Robow and their militias, may bring immediate tactical gains. But if the politics and governance this unleashes remains predatory, discriminatory and capricious, the gains are ephemeral.

Aden Abdiraman Warsama, a Somali refugee who has been living at the Dadaab camp in Garissa County in northeastern Kenya since 2008, is optimistic about returning home. We met him on December 19 at the county airstrip with his wife and three children waiting to be flown to the port city of Kismayu ...
In keeping with the Chelsea name, each avenue between the containers has a London name: like Oxford Street, Regents Street, Carnaby Street and Saville Row. Chelsea Village is certainly more upmarket than the other camps I have seen in the secured airport complex or in Kismayo. It has a ...
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. airstrike in southern Somalia on Friday killed eight al-Qaida-linked militants, U.S. Africa Command announced Monday. The strike against Al-Shabab militants about 30 miles northwest of the coastal city Kismayo also destroyed a vehicle, according to an AFRICOM statement.
finance Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Dr Abdirahman Duale Beyle chaired a revenue consolidation meeting that was held today in Kismayo, the capital of Jubbaland State. The meeting was attended by officials from the Somali Finance Ministry, finance ministers of regional states and other ...
The strike against the militants about 30 miles northwest of Kismayo also destroyed a vehicle, US Africa Command said in a statement on Monday. "US forces conducted airstrikes against al shabaab militants in the early evening hours and no civilians were killed in the strike," it read. On November 22, the ...
"We see refugees not as a humanitarian problem, but as an asset into which we need to invest," he added. In a meeting with the President of the State of Jubaland, Ahmed Mohamed Islam, the President spoke of the need for refugees who were educated and trained to come to Kismayo to contribute.
US forces conducted a strike against Shabaab on Friday Dec. 15, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, Somalia. The attack killed eight Shabaab fighters and destroyed one vehicle, according to the AFRICOM press release. Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia, was formerly a Shabaab ...
American warplanes operating under the government order launched air strikes in Berhani area in Kismayo last night. The operation which took place at around 6:00 pm targeted an Al-Shabab base in the area. Commander of the 43rd battalion of the Somali National army General Ismail Sahardid told a ...
Kismayo, Somalia - Air raid on an Al Shabaab convoy has killed at least 7 fighters in southern Somalia on Friday night, killing at least seven extremists, Garowe Online reports. A military official in the region said unidentified warplane hit a motorcade carrying Al Shabaab commanders and militants at ...
Sheikh Mukhtar Robow who travelled to Kismayo yesterday in the evening met the president of Jubbaland State Mr Ahmed Mathobe today. The meeting between the two which was not disclosed in advance was said to have addressed the fight against Al-Shabab which Jubbaland administration has ...
UNHCR equips refugees who wish to return to Somalia with the skills to help them start over. However, more needs to be done. By UNHCR staff in Kismayo | 14 December 2017. Fadumo* furrows her brow as she concentrates on folding the piece of cloth spread out before her. She soaks it in a mixture of ...
"The 20 boats of charcoal loaded today at the Port of Kismayo to Oman, Iran and UAE... shocking pillage and pilfering of Somalia's natural resources," it said on Saturday. The authenticity of the images could not be immediately determined, but the Kenya Defence Forces has distanced its soldiers from any ...
Kismayo, Somalia - A tense of fighting is running high in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo following the arrest of an opposition lawmaker who lost his immunity last week, Garowe Online reports. Heavily armed soldiers blocked the main streets of the city on Sunday morning and halted public ...
When the armed group al-Shabaab came to her village in Gosha, Hawa Noor, a 50-year-old single mother of seven, fled from her home and sought safety in Kismayo, a town 500 km south-west of Mogadishu. Since the father of her children died several years ago, she has been the sole breadwinner in her ...
Jawahir Ali Hassan, a widow with three children, recently moved out of the squalid Tawakal IDP camps, where the family has lived for eight years, to a decent two-room rented house in Kismayo. She also enrolled her 14-year-old daughter back in school. The turnaround in Jawahir's life was made possible ...
Jawahir Ali Hassan, a widow with three children, recently moved out of the squalid Tawakal IDP camps, where the family has lived for eight years, to a decent two-room rented house in Kismayo. She also enrolled her 14-year-old daughter back in school. The turnaround in Jawahir's life was made possible ...
In Somalia, 6.2 million people still remain severely food insecure while the humanitarian context in the country continues to deteriorate. drought conditions spanning over four consecutive poor rainy seasons have severely intensified the humanitarian crisis. In Kismayo, more families continue to be ...
Kenya Defence Forces patrol the streets of Fafadun Township, an important trading town as it lies on the main road to Kismayu during their vicious battle to reach Kismayu Port. [George Mulala| Standard]. April 4, 2012. A day that will forever be etched in Al Shabaab history as their day of reckoning.
Kenya Defence Forces bomb a suspected Al-Shabab position within Fafadun Township in Somali. [George Mulala |FIle Standard]. Seven years after Kenyan troops first had their boots on Somali territory, those on the frontline of what quickly morphed into a drawn out guerrilla war were left battered, but also ...
A spokeswoman says it occurred about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of Kismayo and that no civilians were killed. The United States has carried out 34 drone strikes in Somalia this year after the Trump Administration expanded military efforts against Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group. Al-Shabab ...
Heads of the national electoral commissions have today met with different members of the community in Kismayo to get their views on how the one man, one vote can take place in the country in 2020 and the easiest way to make it possible. The move will help the commission to get more details of how the ...
Abdi has been receiving cash through ACTED's cash transfer programme for several months now. His household having been identified as one of the most vulnerable of Dalxiiska camp, a camp that hosts displaced people in Kismayo town, Abdi needed immediate support to help him survive the ongoing ...
The force of 22,000 deployed a decade ago is set to lose 1,000 soldiers this year as part of a long-term plan to pull out of the country and hand security to the Somali army. FILE: Kenyan soldiers of the AMISOM patrol the streets in the centre of Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia. Picture: United Nations ...
This factsheet presents information collected from 4 waterpoints in Afmadow and 30 waterpoints in Kismayo districts in the Lower Juba region. • Prices of water in Lower Juba increased by an average of 1% between September and October. • The majority of the waterpoints (97%) showed no price change ...
Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in Somalia, recently detailed a deadly raid on a Somali military base near the southern port town of Kismayo that ...
Kismayo, Somalia - The Minister of Internal Security for Somalia's Federal government, Mohamed Abukar Islow Dualle has traveled to the ...
Shabaab fighters storm a Somali military base near Kismayo after a suicide bombing on Sept. 2: #Somalia ... Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in Somalia, recently detailed a deadly raid on a Somali military base near the southern port town of Kismayo that took place two months ago. The assault, which took ...
KDF soldiers take positions at Kismayu after taking control of the port from ... per bag of charcoal illegally shipped from the port of Kismayo.
The incident took place in the port city of Bossaso last week. Authorities confirmed the soldier was arrested in the Jubaland capital Kismayu.
Recent returnees from the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya have been given equipment to start up in the fishing industry in Kismayo. Thirteen ...
Kismayo, Somalia - At least 15 people were killed in fighting Thursday between Jubbaland forces and Islamist insurgents near Somalia's ...
Kismayo, Somalia - At least 15 people were killed in fighting Thursday between Jubbaland forces and Islamist insurgents near Somalia's ...


 

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