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FBI Chief Christopher Wray’s Intriguing Five-Day Mission to Kenya

FBI honcho Christopher Wray and EACC boss Twalib Mbarak jawing during a chinwag in Nairobi on Tuesday, June 12, 2024FBI Director Christopher A. Wray wrapped up his jaunt to Kenya on Wednesday after engaging with top security brass.Touching down on Saturday, June 8, for a five-day sojourn, his arrival sparked speculation.Questions swirled about his mission here even as officials hailed it as a boon for the nation.Pressed for details, Wray shrugged off the hype, saying he was visiting a steadfast ally to bolster regional…

Former Army Chief Confirms: Somali Forces Poised to Assume Full Security Control

Somalia Security Transition MOGADISHU, Somalia - According to an ex-top military officer, the Somali National Army (SNA) and police are well-prepared to handle security duties as foreign troops exit. He emphasized the solid investments securing the nation's stability. The Somali Transition Plan (STP) stipulates the departure of all African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) troops once put into action. ATMIS has already initiated withdrawing its personnel from Somalia. General Dahir Aden Elmi, the ex-chief…

Northeastern State’s Top Cop Charges Security Force with Repeated Officer Assaults

Bosaso (AX) - Major General Muumin Abdi Shire, the top dog of Northeastern State Police, cried foul against the Northeastern State Security Force (PSF), pointing fingers and alleging relentless harassment of his officers. He particularly blamed the PSF for an assault on Bosaso’s central clink, which left two cops injured, adding that PSF operatives snatched two officers accused of stirring trouble in Bosaso midweek. "We apologize to the public for the frequent grave crimes. Our gripe is with the president of Northeastern…

SSC Khatumo Chief Engages Chinese Diplomats in Mogadishu for Vital Development Aid Talks

Mogadishu (AX) - Abdikhadir Firdhiye, chief of SSC Khatumo, together with some of his ministers, huddled with Chen Wendi, acting Chinese Ambassador to Somalia, and other Chinese envoys in Mogadishu on Tuesday.The powwow zeroed in on how China could pitch in on development and humanitarian aid for SSC Khatumo regions.Firdhiye pointed out that China was the trailblazer in providing aid to SSC Khatumo's residents during the tough times brought on by the protracted brawl in Las Anod town.Chen Wendi, the acting Chinese…

Clan Conflict in Middle Shabelle Claims Life of Somali Police Chief

Juqlawe's demise was announced by General Zakiya Hussein, the second-in-command of the police force. He lost his life trying to negotiate peace among warring factions in the tumultuous Adale District, a region notorious for persistent clan-driven skirmishes. "May the Almighty show us mercy. This morning, Abdulkadir Mohamed Hashi Juqlawe, who led the Dervish Police Union in Middle Shabelle, was slain amid efforts to defuse a violent clash between antagonistic groups," Hussein shared on social media. She remembered Juqlawe as…

Somalia’s NISA Chief urges Hawadle clan to reignite battle against Al-Shabaab

The gathering, led by the Ali Madahweyne subclan of the Hawadle clan, was attended by various groups such as peacekeepers, scholars, academics, young people, women, merchants, politicians, MPs, and officials. Notable participants included the chief of the Macawisley militia and the Vice President of Hirshabelle. Sanbaloolshe stressed the importance of unity within the community and the need for established leadership, highlighting the significance of securing the Hop 58 parliamentary seat. "I call upon this assembly to…

Fury Unleashed: Minneapolis Police Chief Condemns Cowardly Ambush on Colleague

In the early hours of Friday, Minneapolis' police chief expressed his anger and sadness about the unexpected death of one of their colleagues while the city and state mourned. Chief Brian O'Hara stood with other officers outside the station where Officer Jamal Mitchell worked before he was fatally shot. Mitchell, aged 36, was responding to a double shooting when he stopped to help what seemed to be an injured man, only to be shot by the man himself. O'Hara expressed his frustration at the senseless violence against…

Budding Interpol Leader Forewarns of Hybrid Terrorism and Criminal Activity

A contender from Britain eyeing the top spot at Interpol has drawn attention to the blending of terrorism and criminality, as extremists resort to underworld strategies to generate funds. Speaking to an audience that included Middle East diplomats in London, Stephen Kavanagh expressed concerns that terrorists are utilizing encryption and corruption to support their activities in a "new era" of transnational crime. Kavanagh highlighted that Al Shabaab militants in Somalia rake in approximately $100 million annually through…

Boosting Community Engagement: Somali Police Chief Collaborates with Religious Leaders

Somali Police Chief General Sulub Ahmed Firin met with Somali clerics in Mogadishu to discuss improving cooperation between the police and religious leaders in the community. During the meeting, some scholars praised the police for their efforts in combatting the dissemination of inappropriate content on social media by young individuals. The clerics also appreciated the Chief's decision to consider the memorization of the Qur'an equivalent to possessing a high school diploma for those looking to join the Somali Police…

Spirited Somali Leaders Shower New Hawadle Clan Chief with Warm Congratulations

In Beledweyne, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre, and former government officials celebrated the inauguration of Ugas Yusuf Ugas Hassan Ugas Khalif in Hiiraan region.  Ugas Yusuf is now the 21st leader of the Hawadle clans. Villa Somalia encouraged him to carry on the traditional legacy, focusing on cultural matters, reconciliation, and unity protection.  Past Presidents Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, ex-Prime Ministers Hassan Ali Kheire, Mohamed Hussein Roble,…

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