Tag: Somalia

Somalia beefs up security ahead of presidential vote

Somalia beefs up security ahead of presidential vote
February 7, 2017
Africa/World

Mogadishu and surrounding areas are on lockdown after increase in al-Shabab attacks in lead-up to election. Somalia’s capital is on …More Here

UN Security Council renews arms embargo against Somalia, Eritrea

UN Security Council renews arms embargo against Somalia, Eritrea
November 11, 2016
Africa/World

The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to renew sanctions on Somalia and Eritrea. Ten of the 15 …More Here

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’
October 27, 2016
Addis News

Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support …More Here

Envoy tells significance of Somalia’s improving peace to Ethiopia

Envoy tells significance of Somalia’s improving peace to Ethiopia
September 14, 2016
Addis News

(EBC; Sept. 14, 2016) – Special Envoy to the Prime Minister Ambassador Berhane Gebrechristos has hailed the improving security situation …More Here

IGAD summit hailed as a historic success for Somalia

IGAD summit hailed as a historic success for Somalia
September 13, 2016
Africa/World

The IGAD Summit in Mogadishu has been hailed as a historic event for Somalia. It’s the first time in decades …More Here

Ethiopia’s PM Hailemariam Desalegn arrives in Mogadishu to attend IGAD summit

Ethiopia’s PM Hailemariam Desalegn arrives in Mogadishu to attend IGAD summit
September 13, 2016
Africa/World

Ethiopian Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Mogadishu to attend the 28th IGAD Extra- ordinary Summit heads of states …More Here

Ethiopia dismisses al-Shabaab claim

Ethiopia dismisses al-Shabaab claim
June 9, 2016
Africa/World

Ethiopia has said that its soldiers deployed in Somalia killed more than 300 al-Shabaab terrorists who on Thursday attacked an …More Here

Spring rains bring some relief to Ethiopia’s hunger crisis

Spring rains bring some relief to Ethiopia’s hunger crisis
March 2, 2016
Addis News

ADDIS ABABA, March 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rain in parts of Ethiopia is bringing some relief to Africa’s second …More Here

Al-Shabab killed 20 in gun and bomb attacks at Lido beach

Al-Shabab killed 20 in gun and bomb attacks at Lido beach
January 21, 2016
Africa/World

Somalia: Jan 22, 2016 – Two car bombs exploded about an hour apart early on Thursday evening. In between, gunmen …More Here

Al-Shabab is actively planning to attack targets in the region

Al-Shabab is actively planning to attack targets in the region
November 3, 2015
Africa/World

Addis Ababa: Nov 4, 2015 – When al-Shabab were pushed out of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, many people inside and outside …More Here