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MOGADISHU - Heavily armed forces thought to be US military units have carried out raid on Al Shabaab bases in southern Somalia. US forces swooped into Bar-sanguni area, near the coastal town of Kismayo, where believed to be Al Shabaab group's hideouts, sources said. The armed group's ...
Over the reporting period, a slightly higher number of total of 317 entries were recorded compared to last week, but fitting within the general range seen over the past 10 weeks. No IDPs were recorded exiting any of the camps this past week. This is the first time in 5 weeks that zero exits have been recorded. Somalia

During the reporting period, 85 returnees in 18 households were facilitated to voluntarily return to Kismayu by flight. A total of 75,744 refugees have so far ... 3,032 individuals have been assisted to return in 2018 alone, with a majority returning to Kismayu and Mogadishu. Facilitation of voluntary ... Dadaab Kenya
[NV] A contingent of 145 police officers from Sierra Leone arrived in Somalia last week as part of a surge capacity that will implement policing programmes in south central Somalia. All the 145 officers from the Formed police Unit (FPU), travelled to the port city of Kismayo to join an advance team of ...
KISMAYO, Somalia - A contingent of 145 police officers from Sierra Leone arrived in Somalia yesterday as part of a surge capacity that will implement policing programmes in south-central Somalia. All the 145 officers from the Formed police Unit (FPU), travelled to the port city of KISMAYO to join an ...
This week most of the new arrivals came from Kismayo (33%) and Badhaadhe (28%) districts, with the remainder coming Afmadow (10%), Jilib(8%), Buaale (8%), and a few others. Most of these new arrivals were heading to IDP sites in the Dalxiska Section of sites (22%), which is on the east side ... Somalia

US military launched airstrikes against Al Shabaab near the coastal town of Kismayo, 528 kilometres (328 miles) southwest of Mogadishu. The strike was conducted in Janay Abdalle area near Kismayo, destroying a vehicle loaded with explosives, according to US-Africom commando. It says the strike ...
At times it has controlled the Somali capital of Moadishu and other major cities such as Kismayo. Shabaab was ousted from the major cities during an African Union offensive that began in 2011. However, Shabaab has maintained control of its forces and retreated to rural outposts, where it still wreaks ...
AMISOM succeeded in expelling al-Shabab from all its major strongholds, though the group still controls significant territory in southern Somalia. Kenyan forces also liberated the port of Kismayo, one of Somalia's largest ports for exporting charcoal. Some believed the city's capture would be a lethal blow ... Money Terrorist
Martin Abili, the AMISOM Police Coordinator in Kismayo said more than 5,000 members of the militia group will be registered in Gedo, Lower Juba and Middle Juba regions. "This is in line with AMISOM and UN program aimed at developing the force into a police force in Jubbaland that will be mandated to ... Money Terrorist
Introduction to CCCM Trainings was conducted for Community Leaders in Kismayo. CCCM partners in Kismayo conducted a series of 4 “Introduction to CCCM” training sessions, one for each of the 4 site clusters around Kismayo' town: Galbeet, Fanole, Central, Dalxiska. The purpose of each training ... Money Terrorist
MOGADISHU, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Seven Al-Shabaab fighters were killed Wednesday by Somali forces in the coastal city of Kismayo in southern Somalia. Somali military commander in Kismayo, Mukhtar Abdi, told journalists that the forces launched an ambush against the militants following a tip-off in ... Money Terrorist
KISMAYO, Somalia - The lawmakers of Somalia's Southern Member State of Jubbaland have on Tuesday approved a new law that bans them from holding a session outside Kismayo city, Garowe Online reports. During Tuesday's session, 32 out of the 38 MPs present have voted in favor of the restrictive bill ... Money Terrorist
Today, al-Shabaab systematically taxes charcoal between stockpiles and ports at Kismayo and Buur Gaabo further south. "A conservative estimate suggests that al-Shabaab receives at least $10 million each year from the illicit charcoal trade. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, continues to be the primary export ... Money Terrorist
(ERGO) – Ali Daud, 46, has been evicted three times from rented houses in Kismayo, southern Somalia, when his landlords found out about his HIV status. He told Radio Ergo he once found his belongings dumped in the road outside his house without any warning that he was being evicted. When he came ... Money Terrorist
(ERGO) – Kismayo hospital has been inundated with dozens of malnourished children being brought in from remote rural parts of Lower and Middle Juba regions, where the drought has hit families very hard. The head of nutrition at the hospital, Dr Mohamed Osman Geddi, told Radio Ergo there are 35 ... Money Terrorist
The president of Somalia's regional state of Jubbaland hailed the visit of Turkey's deputy prime minister in the southern port city of Kismayo on Monday.Turkey's Hakan Cavusoglu and his delegation were welcomed in Kismayo by President Ahmed Islam before holding a meeting at the regional state house ... Money Terrorist

“The market is closed because of the government. They ordered us to pay unaffordable taxes, which the rest of locations around the country do not pay. We met with the finance minister and he told us, in english, 'pay the tax or go to Kismayo.' I do not understand english very well. We are very angry about ... Money Terrorist
The militants through their radio station, Andalus had reported that the American soldier was killed in a gun battle that took place outside Kismayo town on Tuesday morning. The allegations came amid intensified security operation by the African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) backed by Somalia ... Money Terrorist
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 ... Money Terrorist
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 ... Money Terrorist
"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 ... Money Terrorist
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 ... Money Terrorist
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], ... Money Terrorist
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 ... Money Terrorist
The troops of Somalia's southern Federal member state of Jubbaland were reported to have clashed with the Al-Qaeda-linked militants near the port city of Kismayo on Monday. The combat flared up after Al Shabaab fighters began military movements around areas near Bula-Gadud town which are ...
Garissa township member of parliament today thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta and promised him full Garissa county residents support. Duale's gratitude and pledge for support to Uhuru came after the MP inspected and assessed the status of the new link roads being constructed in the county. "Thanks to President Uhuru ...
During the reporting period, 905 refugees (569 by road and 336 by flight to Kismayu and Mogadishu) were assisted to voluntarily repatriate to Somalia. A total of 75,175 returnees have so far been supported from Dadaab Refugee operation under the framework of voluntary repatriation since the beginning ...
Strikes in 2018 have been concentrated in and around Jilib, including nearby Jamaame and an unspecific location 50 km northwest of Kismayo. Over the decade-long air campaign, the plurality of American strikes have occurred in Jilib, a known haven for al Qaeda's network in East Africa. According to the ...
The president of Somalia's regional state of Jubbaland hailed the visit of Turkey's deputy prime minister in the southern port city of Kismayo on Monday.Turkey's Hakan Cavusoglu and his delegation were welcomed in Kismayo by President Ahmed Islam before holding a meeting at the regional state house ...
“The market is closed because of the government. They ordered us to pay unaffordable taxes, which the rest of locations around the country do not pay. We met with the finance minister and he told us, in english, 'pay the tax or go to Kismayo.' I do not understand english very well. We are very angry about ...
The militants through their radio station, Andalus had reported that the American soldier was killed in a gun battle that took place outside Kismayo town on Tuesday morning. The allegations came amid intensified security operation by the African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) backed by Somalia ...
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 ...


 

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