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The weapons, including new Kalashnikov assault rifles and Chinese versions of them, were stolen by Somali National Army soldiers who had been trained by ... The escalating diplomatic dispute is one aspect of the fallout in volatile Somalia from a crisis in the Gulf region that has spilt into the Horn of Africa. Guns UAE
A fact-finding excursion by a miraa traders' lobby has reported a huge untapped market for the stimulant in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland headquartered in Hergeisa. The Nyambene Miraa Traders Association (Nyamita) said the market in the region was so huge that the issue was not ...
The latter concern the question of which development areas to prioritise in the Somali region, extensive administrative procedures for application, monitoring ... contributions on the one hand, and the fact that Somalia is one of the main recipients of Swedish development cooperation assistance on the other. refugees
This Somalia Seasonal Monitor is valid through April 30, 2018 and is produced in collaboration with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Food Security andNutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) Somalia, the Somali Water and Land Information System (SWALIM), a number of other agencies, and ...
Thousands of Somali families have been left homeless following continued flooding in parts of Beledweyne, the regional capital of Somalia's Hiran region over the past days. Hiran deputy governor for Social affairs, Sheikh Hussein Osman told Radio Shabelle that the 5,000 people fled from ... Floods

Highlights. More than 15,042 cholera / AWD cases and 237 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.6%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, ...
Seasonal rainfall well above average across many areas of the Horn. KEY MESSAGES. • Since late March, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia, eastern and southern Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi. Initial satellite-derived estimates suggest rainfall since late March ...
Highlights. The end of March typically marks the cessation of dry weather conditions (Jilaal) and in some areas such as northwest and parts of southern Somalia regions marks the early onset of the Gu (April-June) rains. In the Northwest, unusual Gu light rains started as early as in the first dekad of March ... army
“One day I want to be the UN Secretary-General” - Humanitarian Fund restores hope in Somali children ... At his Al-Bushra school in the Burhakaba district of south-west Somalia's Bay region, Mohamed caught everybody's attention as he stood up in class to share his dream: "One day I want to be the United ... army
The security forces of the northern breakaway region of Somaliland have detained a leading Somali traditional elder in the state's capital, Hargeisa city on Thursday. King Osman Aw Mohamud, known as Boqor Burmadow has been arrested from a hotel in Hargeisa and taken to police custody last night at ... army
He urged greater investments in surveillance infrastructure to enhance timely response to disease outbreaks in Somalia. The governments of Somalia and other autonomous regions have identified reconstruction of health infrastructure as critical to achieve peace, stability and economic growth. Osman Isse ... army
In response to the breach of diplomatic protocol, the UAE abruptly ended its military training programme in Somalia. ... Meanwhile, the UAE, which has been training and paying the salaries of 2,407 Somali troops, is most active in the autonomous region of Puntland, whose government yesterday appealed ... army
... it on anti-peace forces and rent seeking groups, Oromo activists have long blamed the Ethio-Somalia region's paramilitary force known as 'Liyu Police. ... Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed – an ethnic Oromo, was sworn into office on April 2, his first internal visit was to Jijiga, capital of the Ethio-Somali region ... army
The report said conflict would likely remain a significant driver of food crises in 2018, affecting Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Libya. Yemen will continue to be the most significant food ... army
NAIROBI, Kenya — Islamist militants in Somalia carried out multiple coordinated attacks against African Union peacekeeping forces on Sunday and claimed ... The Shabab, a Somali terrorist group affiliated with Al Qaeda, made the attacks on three military bases and two Somali government outposts in the ... army

The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has lost four of its soldiers during an Easter holiday double attack by the al-shabaab militia in Somalia. According to UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire, the officers serving as part of the African Mission in Somalia (Amisom) were killed during a double ... army
Islamist insurgents battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding two car bombs outside one of their bases, Somali police, ... in the AU peacekeeping mission killed 22 al Shabaab militants that had attacked the Bulamarer base and two other posts, all in the Lower Shabelle region. army
Given that rainfall was received in March and above average rainfall is forecast in April, the month in which the majority of total seasonal rainfall is typically received, it is now expected that total seasonal rainfall in southern and central Somalia will be near average. In northern regions, though, little to no ... army
The ongoing cholera outbreak in Somalia started in December 2017. As of 18 March 2018, a total of 1613 cholera cases, including nine deaths (case fatality rate = 0.6%), have been reported from four regions: Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Juba and Middle Shabelle. The outbreak started in Beletweyne, Hiraan ... army
The ongoing cholera outbreak in Somalia started in December 2017. As of 18 March 2018, a total of 1613 cholera cases, including nine deaths (case fatality rate = 0.6%), have been reported from four regions: Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Juba and Middle Shabelle. The outbreak started in Beletweyne, Hiraan ... army
The majority (97%) of assessed water points in Gedo showed no change in price from January to February. Two percent (2%) showed an increase in price mainly due to changes in exchange rates, while 1% showed a decrease in price mainly due to households accessing other water points. Ninety-seven ... army
Qatar Charity (QC) has said its office in Somalia has opened a model primary school in the town of Hudur, located in the southwestern Bakool region of ... The opening of the school came as part of QC's “interest in education to improve the personal and professional lives of the Somali people”, it said in a ... army
Somali soldiers secure the scene of a car bomb explosion near the parliament building in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, March 25, 2018. ... the explosion occurred after soldiers arrived at the scene to inspect the "suspicious" car which had become stuck on a sandy road in the Sinka Dheer area. army
In 2017, the Pentagon presented the White House with an operational plan that envisioned at least two more years of combat against Islamist militants there, with the United States military handing over the country's security to Somalia's forces. But officials have said that Somali forces are not yet ready. army
Beletweyne, Baidoa, Kismayo, Adado – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has concluded gender awareness training for Somali police officers in four regional states in Somalia, to help broaden their knowledge on human rights. Over 98 police officers and other security personnel were ... army
The last 24 hours saw light to moderate rains in a few pockets of the southern and central regions of Somalia. The three days (Map 1) rainfall forecast is pointing towards moderate rains in the southern regions and parts of Galduud and Muddug regions. The Ethiopian highlands may also receive moderate ... army
More than 5.7 million people require basic health services, including critical needs in maternal and child health, as one in seven Somali children die before the age of five. Disease outbreaks such as acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera and measles continue to represent a major threat to children, with ... army
Two rival Somali clans have signed up to a groundbreaking peace deal which aims to end the cycle of revenge killings. ... Reports from the Sanaag region, which is claimed by both the self-declared republic of Somaliland and by Somalia's autonomous state of Puntland say that last year 23 people were ... army
The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought. January data collection in Middle ... army
The command, he noted, provides training, advice and assistance to the G5 Sahel countries -- an institutional framework for coordination of regional ... “Al-Shabab remains a threat to Somalia and the region, as demonstrated by their October 2017 bombing in Mogadishu that killed over 500 people,” he said. army
Teachers working along the the-Somalia border have been redeployed to perceived 'safer grounds', a move local leaders called discriminatorily. Non-local teachers from Hulugho, Fafi, Ijara, and Dadaab areas have been redeployed by the Teachers' Service Commission following recent terror attacks ... army
Somalian Parliament has passed a resolution to cancel a port agreement signed last year between UAE-based operator DP World and the breakaway Somaliland region, banning the port operator to operate in Somalia. The agreement has been declared 'null and void' by the Parliament. This month, DP ... army
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's parliament has declared "null and void" a port deal signed by breakaway Somaliland that has raised tensions between ... The Mogadishu parliamentary statement ratchets up tensions between Somalia and its breakaway northwestern region whose independence claim ... army
Somalia Drought Crisis - Water Price Monitoring: Lower Juba Region, Somalia, January 2018 ... a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought. army
... the East African region,” Vice News reported. The “bulk,” which doubled in troops last year in Somalia, is concentrated in East Africa, mainly Djibounti, Kenya and Somalia, and in the western part of the continent. Their mission is focused on advising and supporting Somali troops in the field, officials said, ... army
Ali added that the state forces will act quickly and leave no stone unturned to remove all roadblock erected on the streets in Galgadud and Mudug regions in central Somalia. The commander's remarks came a day after Galmudug regional troops eliminated several illegal roadblocks set up by local ... army
Somalia's government has reinforced its troops in Middle Shabelle region following series of Al Shabaab attacks against SNA and AMISOM forces. Speaking to Radio Shabelle, a senior Somali military official said the troops are advancing on the Al Shabaab-held areas in the region, to flush out the militants ... army
Mogadishu, 13 March 2018 - The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador ... what we think regional forces can contribute and the importance of regional forces in securing these MSRs side-by-side with AMISOM and with the Somali ... army
Earlier in March, DP World signed a deal with Ethiopia and Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland for the operating rights to Berbera. According to the Dubai-based firm, the deal would give the Ethiopian government a 19 percent stake in the port of Berbera while DP World would retain a 51 percent ... army
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced nearly $533 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, as well as countries in the Lake Chad region, where millions are facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition as a result of ongoing ... army
The first WIKIGap event has been held at the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia on March 8, 2018. ... Banadir regional authority Somali National University and participants from other regions were the main participants in the one-day event coincided with the International Women's Day March 8, 2018. army
A roadside bomb struck a car Wednesday southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing two government officials and two of their bodyguards, regional officials said. The blast occurred on the main tarmac road linking Mogadishu to southwestern regions, near Afgoye, about 40 kilometers southwest of ... army
The President of Somalia's southern semi-autonomous region of Jubbaland, Ahmed Mohamed Islam, known as [Ahmed Madobe] has been accused of ... in revenues for Al Shabaab militants who are waging a decade-long insurgency against Somali government and the African Union forces [AMISOM]. army
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said yesterday that the stability and development of Somalia was key for Kenya's and the region's prosperity, ... “In view of this, we shall along with the other Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) and the Somali Government petition the UN Security Council to ... army
After decades of causing havoc in the south and central Somalia as well as in Mogadishu, al Shabaab was forced to retreat to rural areas following an intervention by AMISOM troops. With the current drought in Somalia and the continuing bombardment from the Somalia National Army, AMISOM, and its ... army
Former commanders of the Somali National Army, such as General Adaad and General Samatar, among many others, can recall the days when Somalia's army was the gem of Africa, an era when the SNA was admired by and even trained other regional military forces, such as Uganda's. Those Somali commanders and ... army
Speaking to Gulf News by phone from Nairobi, Abdi noted: “AMISOM has managed to push out Al Shabab from Mogadishu, and from many towns in south-central Somalia, especially in the past five years. But Al Shabab still exists in rural areas. And it's not possible to control the towns and cities [fully] ... army
Severe drought conditions continue to compound the humanitarian situation in several parts of Somalia. While the risk of famine has reduced, humanitarian needs are worryingly high and the fragile gains which have been made in 2017 could easily be reversed. Areas in northern and central pastoral parts ... army


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