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SNA chief clashes with AMISOM pressure commander over anti-al-Shabaab

SNA chief clashes with AMISOM force commander over anti-Al-Shabaab offensive MOGADISHU, Somalia - A dispute has arisen between the Somali national army and the African Union Mission Forces in Somalia, reports the Voice of America, in what could potentially ruin the gains made so far in the fight against Al-Shabaab militants. VOA Somali claims that SNA chief Gen. Odowaa Yusuf Rageh wrote a…

An AU report on the long run of AMISOM in Somalia

An AU report on the future of AMISOM in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia - A report released by an independent team assessing the future of AMISOM in Somalia exposed some of the underlying factors, which could after all delay the long-awaited exit of the nation's team from the Horn of Africa, after a decade of peacekeeping. According to the report which was exclusively seen by Garowe Online, the…

What’s the AU report rejected by the Somali authorities?

What is the AU report rejected by the Somali government? MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's federal government has rejected the African Union's proposals on the future of the AMISOM team, which has lobbied for stability in the country in addition to helping Somalia crush militants d 'Al-Shabaab. AMISOM is tentatively set to leave Somalia after full implementation of Somali Transition Plan end of…

Somali authorities troops recapture strategic Al-Shabaab city

Somali government troops recapture strategic town from al-Shabaab militants MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali national army took over the town of Ba'adweyn in Mudug, central Somalia, senior military officials said, hours after deadly clashes with Al-Shabaab militants, which had driven them from the strategic center. Al-Shabaab captured the city a few weeks ago after a fierce shootout with government…

Somalia worries in regards to the loss of life of its nationals in South Africa

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Somali federal government says it is "deeply concerned" by the escalation of violence in the Republic of South Africa, following the chaos caused by supporters of former President Jacob Zuma, who has been in police custody for several years. days. Zuma is serving a 15-month prison sentence after defying a series of court orders, which necessitated his arrest and incarceration. The move angered his loyal supporters across the country. But Somalia, which has already lost four nationals, now wants…

Somali army bombs Al-Shabaab hideouts, 17 dead confirmed

Somali army bombs Al-Shabaab hideouts, 17 dead confirmed MOGADISHU, Somalia - In a rare operation, the Somali national army on Tuesday launched an airstrike in Middle Shabelle as part of the ongoing operation to drive al-Shabaab militants out of the country, after decades of devastation among innocent civilians and government officials. To seize security functions in the country, the national…

Al-Shabaab seizes town in southern Somalia after UPDF exit

Al-Shabaab seizes town in southern Somalia after UPDF exit MOGADISHU, Somalia - A contingent of the Ugandan People's Defense Force walked out of the Mariaguwaay Forward Operating Base in Lower Shabelle, handing the land over to the Somali federal government, but only for Al-Shabaab militants to take control of the city. Ugandan troops serving in AMISOM have been relocated as part of the troop…

EU cuts KDF pay by $ 49 million for Somalia mission

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya Defense Forces will have to operate with a $ 49 million deficit in the 2021/22 budget, it emerged, after the European Union slashed donor repayments to Kenya by 66%, ahead of AMISOM's exit from Somalia . AMISOM troops are expected to withdraw from the Horn of Africa nation upon full implementation of the Somali transition plan by the end of 2021. AMISOM has nearly 22,000 troops in Somalia, fully paid by the European Union, the UN, the United States among other partners. In a report tabled in…

Al-Shabaab suffers multiple defeats in Somalia; loses more ground

MOGADISHU, Somalia - When General Yusuf Rageh Odowaa announced major crackdowns against Al-Shabaab in central and southern Somalia, he insisted that "we will crush them, reclaim our territories" and true to his words, the activists have continued to suffer defeats in recent weeks. But even more fascinating, unlike many configurations of the military, General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh has taken it upon himself to lead a crackdown on the militants, which has apparently paid off in recent weeks. Since last week, more than 200…

Dubbe trained “missing” Somali soldiers in Eritrea as

Dubbe trained in training "missing" Somali soldiers in Eritrea as investigation underway MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali Information Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe was dragged to the missing young soldiers, who are presumably training in Eritrea, although the government makes no commitment to explain their whereabouts. Investigations by Axadlefound that nearly 5,000 young soldiers were smuggled into…

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