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3 separate assassinations in Mogadishu today within the span of 12 hours

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Even though assassinations inside the Somali capital are not uncommon, but three assassinations in a span of twelve hours has left residents just bewildered. Today’s events were extraordinary as perpetrators were neither caught nor did anyone claim responsibility.   The first assassination took place at Wadajir district where Unidentified  gun men assassinated an elder who was in ...

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Somalia’s future relies on an army that does not yet exist

(Irishtimes.com)-The man in the back of the pick-up truck driving along a Mogadishu street is wearing military fatigues with the pale blue starred Somali flag sewn on his sleeve. He may be a soldier in Somalia’s national forces – or he may not. The al-Shabaab militants who controlled the Somali capital before they were routed two years ago have been known to don army uniforms to infiltrate the city, as have ...

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Somalia central bank governor resigns after weeks on the job.

Mogadishu (Harar24) – The new governor of the Central Bank of Somalia Yussur Abrar has resigned this week only one month after she was appointed for the position.   According to a letter sent by Mrs Abrar to the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the new governor complained about officials asking her to make illegal deals from the bank.   According  to the Financial Times  the letter she ...

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Reports of heavy fighting in a Village near Godey

(Ogadentoday Press)- Sources close to the Ogaden regional administration confirmed to Ogadentoday Press that ONLF captured the village of Bantureed near the city of Godey in the Beercaano district. This attack took place last night according to the sources who spoke to Ogadentoday press According to the sources, Ethiopian soldiers who are regionally known as the “Liyuu Police” were killed in the attack. The ...

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Shabaab stage attack as President visits Kismayo

Kismayo (Harar24) – Today was the first time in twenty years that a Somali president visited Kismayo. However as the President and his envoy were present at the airport, Al-Shabaab fighters were busy firing anti aircraft weapons at aerial vehicle carrying the president.   The attack occurred around midday local time, as the president arrived in Kismayo in order to hold talks with the interim president ...

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Al-Shabaab’s response to Ban Ki-Moon’s call for Amisom troop increase.

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Al-Shabaab’s spokesman Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage (Sheik Ali Dhere) responded to United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon's call to the security council for "a significant temporary boost" to AMISOM's numbers.   Sheik Ali Dhere said in an exclusive interview with Al-Furqan radio that the extra  AMISOM troops supposed to come to Somalia will be of no avail.   Sheik Ali Dhere a ...

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Egypt police arrest senior Brotherhood leader Essam el-Arian

(Aljazeera.com)-Egyptian authorities have detained senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam el-Arian, the latest arrest in a government crackdown against the Islamist movement, an Interior Ministry source said.   Arian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood-linked Freedom and Justice party, was taken into custody from a residence in New Cairo where he had been in hiding.   "Yes, he's been arrested an ...

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Local NGO: Ethiopian Paramilitary forces execute civilians in Godey

(Ogadentoday Press)- - Ethiopian Paramilitary forces in Ogaden have executed three civilians in Godey Zone in Eastern Part of Ethiopia, volatile region of Ogaden bordering with Somalia. According to locals in Godey, 6 civilians have been arrested by the Paramilitary forces in Godey’s village of Hadhawe, the detainees were taken to Godey town and three of them are found executed by the Paramilitary forces, N ...

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Al-Shabaab spokesman: “We’ve killed 12 Sierra Leonean soldiers in the span of four days”

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Al-Shabaab’s military spokesman Abu Mus’ab Abdulaziz in a press conference given to local media said: “We will continue fighting them until they leave us.”   In the conference the Al-Shabaab spokesman went into detail regarding military operations carried out by the Al-Shabaab organization. “We’ve killed 12 Sierra Leonean soldiers in the span of four days” he claimed in the confer ...

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Somali MP Omar Islow Mohamed passes away in Nairobi

Mogadishu (Harar24) – Somali member of parliament, Omar Islow Mohamed  passed away yesterday in Nairobi’s Aga Khan hospital after having been in poor health for a while.   Omar Islow Mohamed entered the parliament when the first Somali interim government was elected, which was headed  by the then president Abdi Qasim. Omar Islow had since been a member of parliament until his death.   The Somali p ...

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