UPDF soldiers keeping peace in Somalia have not been paid for six months, The Observer has learnt.
Mogadishu (AFP) - Somali security forces have arrested one of the country's most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources said Tuesday.
Human Rights Watch said Kenya’s counter-terrorism unit probably carried out extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances and called on the government to explain the deaths of three Muslim clerics.
Information Minister, Mustafa Duhulow said the cabinet had agreed to ban independent militia groups, clan militias and organized armed groups in the capital Mogadishu.
Unconfirmed reports say a young Calgarian is dead after joining Islamic militants in the Middle East.
A Somali militia commander in the capital, Mogadishu, has told the BBC he is on the run after the government launched an operation to disarm him.
Lasanod, Somalia (HOL) - Former Somali Prime Minister and current parliament member Dr. Ali Kahlif Galeyr has been elected president of the semiautonomous regional state of Khaatumo at a conference held in the Saax-Dheer village in the Sool region, north of the Somalia.
Members of the United Nations Security Council arrived in Mogadishu this morning on a landmark visit to Somalia to review progress made by the Federal Government with assistance from the international community, and to demonstrate their continued support for the country’s efforts to ensure a sustainable peace.
In the two months since Colonel Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare took over as chief of Somalia's military court, the court has handed down the death penalty to convicted al-Shabaab members, carrying out nine executions so far.
At least six people have been injured and more than a dozen properties destroyed after African Union forces opened fire on demonstrators in the Somali coastal town of Marko, witnesses and officials have told Al Jazeera.
Standing in the same place he did a year and a half ago, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud urged Somali-Americans gathered Saturday night at the University of Minnesota's Northrop Auditorium not to raise money for al-Shabaab, and he called on parents to prevent their children from being brainwashed by the militant group.
After months in an El Paso detention facility, federal officials have granted the 22-year-old refugee asylum in the United States.