MOGADISHU -- Hundreds of Somalis gathered on Wednesday in central Mogadishu to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the independence of Somalia.
On July 1, 2015, Somalia will be celebrating 55 years of independence - and doubtless it has been a tough and painful ride.
With its base in Somalia and links to al-Qaeda, al-Shabab has carried out several attacks against neighboring Kenya that has made the militant group a potent threat in the region.
UPDF soldiers under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have liberated Tortorow, a town in the lower Shabelle region of Somalia, overrunning an Al-shabaab camp in the process.
MOGADISHU - Dozens of soldiers were killed Friday when Somalia’s Al-Shabab insurgents overran an African Union base, witnesses said, describing intense fighting which left corpses strewn around.
GAROWE (HOL) ----Heavily armed soldiers have been deployed across the semiautonomous northern Somali region of Puntland to tighten security after hundreds of rebellious soldiers led by a former senior police general defected over what they described as ‘missing’ basic rights, including lack of salary and well-fare.
HARGEISA (HOL) — Two major opposition parties in the breakaway northern Somalia region of Somaliland have accused the government of violating a recent deal of holding election on July 27th by trying to postpone timely elections.
A suicide bomber rammed into a military car that belonged to UAE ambassador to Somalia Mohammed Al Othman in the capital city of Mogadishu, according to media reports.
MOGADISHU (HOL)----Somalia’s intelligence agency said it had bombed a meeting by leaders for the Al-Qaeda linked group in Somalia in retaliation for an attempted attack on a training site in which four militants were killed on Sunday.
BELEDWEYNE (HOL)----Unidentified gunmen have murdered a well-known Somali traditional elder in the central Somali town of Beledweyne Monday, the second elder to be killed in the town in the past two days.
MOGADISHU (Reuters)- Fighters from Somalia's al-Shabaab group detonated a car bomb and fought their way into a compound where national intelligence agency officials train, police and the militants said on Sunday, as gunfire raged inside.
MOGADISHU (HOL)----Fighters from the Al-Qaeda linked group in Somalia attacked government-held town outside the capital on Saturday and briefly seize army checkpoints, governor said.