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Urgent: Intense Gunfire and Explosions Rock Mogadishu Central Prison

Mogadishu (AX) - This Saturday morning, the air around Mogadishu's central prison is filled with the sounds of relentless gunfire. The initial accounts paint a chaotic picture. Witnesses speak of a thunderous explosion echoing near the prison, swiftly followed by an exchange of gunshots that shows no sign of abating. Conflicting stories swirl, with some asserting that a group of armed intruders has breached the prison's defenses, while others suggest a fierce confrontation between security personnel and inmates who have…

Violent Conflict Breaks Out in Bardale District, Multiple Injuries and Deaths Documented

In Baidoa, a violent clash between Southwest State Darwish forces and clan militia in Bardale district left many casualties. Residents reported fierce fighting after militia attacked army positions. The attacking militia had been ousted by security forces last month. This recent attack came after failed peace talks. Last month, Somali police in Southwest State removed ten illegal checkpoints in Bardale, where militias extorted money from vehicles and locals.

Ethiopian Flood Crisis: Impact on 560,000 Individuals Reported by United Nations

Rampant floods from heavy downpours in Ethiopia have impacted more than 560,000 individuals, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The OCHA, in its most recent update, reported that approximately 57,000 people were forced to evacuate due to floods triggered by torrential rains in various regions of the East African nation. These floods have caused extensive damage to homes, public infrastructure, and farmland, exacerbating difficulties for the impacted communities. The…

Savage assault on Danab troops in Middle Shabelle leaves casualties in its wake

In Mogadishu, an armed group confronted Danab soldiers near Eel Baraf in Middle Shabelle, resulting in casualties on both sides.The Danab troops, who had left Jowhar and were traveling to Hiraan, clashed briefly with the militias. The exact number of casualties is unclear.The attack appears to be driven by tribal loyalties, as the soldiers were off-duty and returning to Hiraan. This incident highlights a resurgence of clan-based conflicts.This skirmish is part of a series of violent incidents along the Hiraan-Middle Shabelle…

Fatalities Reported Following Cyclone Ialy in Kenya’s Coastal Area

Volunteers are helping to clear debris from the roads in the Mbaraki area of Mombasa County, Kenya, after a cyclone caused destruction on May 21, 2024. The cyclone, known as Ialy, escalated from a tropical storm and brought strong winds, rain, and high waves to the Indian Ocean, resulting in two deaths and six injuries in Kenya's coastal region on Tuesday evening. Police in Kilifi County confirmed the tragic death of a young schoolgirl after the strong winds ripped the roof off a classroom, and another individual died when…

Ten Hag Assured Fernandes Will Remain at Man Utd Amid Bayern’s Reported Interest

Erik ten Hag predicts that Bruno Fernandes will stick around at Old Trafford, brushing off rumors of him leaving Manchester United. Reports suggest that Bayern Munich and clubs in Saudi Arabia are eyeing Fernandes, but ten Hag is sure he'll stay at United. Fernandes, who joined United in 2020, is catching the eye of Saudi Pro League teams, while Bayern Munich is also interested. Despite this, ten Hag is optimistic about him remaining with the Red Devils. During a recent press conference, ten Hag reiterated his belief that…

Sudan Army General’s Son Killed in Tragic Road Accident as Reported by Turkish Media

He got moved to a medical facility and taken into intensive care. His passing occurred in the hospital, according to the private DHA news agency, on Friday. A vicious conflict involving the Sudanese military under Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces led by his ex-deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo has ravaged the nation for over a year. The ongoing war has claimed the lives of tens of thousands and displaced millions, leading to the United Nations referring to it as the "most massive displacement crisis globally."…

A tragic accident occurred in the Tana River, where a boat capsized, resulting in 23 individuals being reported missing.

An ongoing search and rescue effort is underway for a private boat that capsized between Madogo and Garissa on Sunday evening. The boat was carrying passengers across a flooded section of the road, with some individuals seen on top of the overturned vessel and others swimming in the turbulent waters. Onlookers, visibly shocked by the incident, stood helplessly on the shore, some crying out for assistance. Additional footage showed the overloaded boat navigating the swollen Tana River before succumbing to the powerful…

The United Nations refugee agency has reported that a staggering 88,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Somalia over the past…

In Somalia, around 88,000 people were displaced in the first quarter of 2024 due to conflict, flooding, and insecurity. The UNHCR highlighted clan conflicts, political tensions, and ongoing military operations against al-Shabab as major threats to the fragile security situation in the country. Indiscriminate attacks by al-Shabab have caused significant harm to civilians, leading to further displacements and casualties. The overall humanitarian crisis in Somalia is exacerbated by decades of conflict, political unrest, clan…

ITV has reported that Rageh Omaar is currently receiving medical attention after falling ill during a live broadcast.

The international affairs editor fell ill while hosting News at Ten on Friday night. ITV confirmed Rageh Omaar's health condition and expressed his gratitude for the well-wishes. Omaar, the ITV News presenter, is currently under medical supervision following his on-air distress. During the News at Ten broadcast, Omaar struggled with delivering the news, causing concern among viewers. An ITV News representative acknowledged the audience's worry regarding Omaar's well-being. Omaar's exact situation during the incident…

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