According to a recent media report, several Ugandan soldiers serving on peace-keeping missions in Somalia are crying foul for being sent back home before the end of their mission, and their money swindled.
Somalia: Massive Security Operation Launched in Mogadishu Following Killings
Residents of Mogadishu's Hodon district on Sunday woke up to heavily armed security forces following brutal killings of Female Member of Parliament and popular singer late Saado Ali Warsame and other government officials, Garowe Online reports.
Somalia: Mayor Mungab Sits Down With Women Representatives of the Region
Hassan Mohamed Hussein "Mungab", the Governor of Benadir & Mayor of Mogadishu has last night in the Benadir Regional Administration HQ met with the women in the region and those of the Diaspora that have returned to the country.
Somalia: Government Reduces the Number of Foreign Embassies
After a cabinet meeting, the ministers decided to reduce the number of Somalia's foreign embassies today. The Somali foreign minister, Abdirahman Dualeh Beyle said the purpose of the meeting was solely to discuss how the number of the embassies abroad should be reduced. He said currently they are over 37 in number. He also said their number will be reduced to 31 with each embassy having three diplomats only and entire number of staff in all embassies being 93 only.
Somalia: Somali MP Claims Govt Is Not Consulting With Local Society in State Formation
Professor Mohamed Omar Dalha, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament has cried that the residents living in the Bay, Bakool & Lower Shabelle regions have not been involved in the formation of the Interim South West Administration and are allegedly not happy with the process.
The governor of Benadir region who is also Mogadishu mayor Hassan Mohamed Hussein Mungab has survived explosive attack targeted at his car while his convoy was passing Yakhshid suburbs in the capital Mogadishu.
We the closest family of Saado Ali Warsame are utterly shocked and against the politicisation of her death. It has come to our attention that some people and political entities are attempting to exploit Sado’s death as a springboard to further their selfish interest.
2013 presidential candidates unite in telling Uhuru to end insecurity
Nairobi, Kenya: Terror gangs and criminals have over the last one year claimed lives of hundreds of Kenyans, in acts that have left President Uhuru Kenyatta and the national security network grasping for solutions. That the President has engaged his mind on this battle and unleashed military apparatus, including members of the elite Kenya Defence Forces, is not in doubt. But some of those who challenged him for the presidential seat last year think otherwise. They spoke to The Standard on Sunday writer OSCAR OBONYO. Below are excerpts:
Gunned down in Mombasa – the clerics that have died
More than 21 Islamic clerics have been gunned down in Kenya’s southeastern port city of Mombasa over the past two years, according to the human rights group Haki Africa. All but one of them was linked by the government to terrorism and support for the al-Shabab insurgency in neighboring Somalia.
Ethiopia eyes regional integration through highways
A total of $610.6 million has been allocated for the implementation of the Ethiopian part of the project, with the funds coming from the Ethiopian government, international financial institutions and donor organizations.