Somalia's military court sentenced three men to death on July 30 for alleged membership in the armed Islamist group Al-Shaabab and involvement in attacks in Mogadishu, the capital. Four days later, the Somali media posted to Twitter photographs of their limp, hooded bodies tied to poles.
Piracy has fallen out of the headlines recently as the number of attempted hijackings has dropped. Back in 2009 and 2010, there were incidents weekly or even daily. Now, as The National’s report yesterday pointed out, there have been only a handful of attempts this year.
SOMALIA: SNA, AU forces plan to attack Barawe town, says governor
The Governor of Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region Abdukadir Nur Siidii has unfolded that Somali National Army and the African Union Forces [AMISOM] are planning to flush out the Al Qaeda-linked militant group from their strongholds in the region including Barawe town.
SOMALIA: Galmudug leader rejects comments from Puntland, defends formation of central administration
The leader of Galmudug administration Abdi Hassan Awale Qeybdid has rejected recent comments made by the President of Puntland Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas following the disputed formation of the Central Administration in Somalia.