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US Senator Risch Strongly Rejects Somalia as Experimental Ground for UN Security Council Resolution

US Senator Risch Opposes Somalia as Trial Balloon for UN Security Council Resolution WASHINGTON - Senator Jim Risch recently shared his disapproval of using Somalia as a guinea pig for the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2719. This resolution, Greenlit in December 2023, authorizes the African Union Peace and Security Council to tap into UN-assessed contributions for their peacekeeping efforts. Risch firmly believes Congress won't back this notion. Instead, he proposes the African Union and the United…

Somali Leader and Norwegian Premier Forge Stronger Economic and Security Partnerships

Oslo (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre converged in Oslo this past Tuesday for a chat on their nations' relations and collaborative ventures. They delved into forging tighter bonds in economic and security domains. Concurrence on boosting cooperation was reached. A communique from Mogadishu's Presidential Palace revealed the two leaders also broached the topic of Ethiopia's encroachments on Somali independence and regional peace. President Mohamud briefed Prime…

Family in Garowe Denounces Son’s Burial, Demands Justice for Fatal Security Forces Encounter

Housing the body at Garowe General Hospital was not an option, forcing the family to shell out around $200 per day for a private refrigerator.Northeastern State's security forces recently declared an operation against contraband weaponry and narcotics, which ended in casualties and injuries. They admitted accountability. Yet, the deceased's kin allege the security personnel stonewalled their appeals and brushed off discussing the incident.Hiiraan Online inquired, and Garowe General Hospital's management explained that the…

Robust Security Protocols Implemented in Oslo for Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s Visit

OSLO, Norway (AX) – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud embarked on a brisk three-day sojourn to Norway on Sunday. As he touched down in Oslo, an impressive security detail awaited him. A cavalcade of police cars and sleek black sedans snaked through the city, momentarily halting traffic. “It's an important visit,” remarked Rune Hekkelstrand from Oslo Police District's Operations. On the agenda, President Mohamud has slated tête-à-têtes with Norway's Prime Minister, concentrating on economic partnerships, security…

Enhanced Security Protocols Enforced After Lethal Clan Conflicts in Somalia’s Galgaduud Region

Clashes flared up between Marehan and Dir militias around the Abudwak and Herale districts. Morning prayers barely ended before violence ignited, spreading swiftly and leading to many casualties. The wounded were rushed to hospitals in Herale, Abudwak, and Adado districts. The Galmudug regional government and federal authorities have demanded an immediate ceasefire. The precise reasons sparking the clan skirmishes remain murky, though it seems tied to land squabbles. Security Minister Mohamed Abdi Aden Gaboobe condemned…

Northeastern State Security Forces Confiscate Arsenal and Narcotics in Daring Garowe Raid

Garowe (AX) - Northeastern State's security forces paraded a stash of seized firearms and narcotics nabbed in recent crackdowns in Garowe. Abdirahman Haji Abshir, Governor of the Nugal region, informed the press on Sunday that one civilian lost their life and two individuals sustained injuries during the operation. He further mentioned that the forces confiscated illicit weapons from Garowe, the state's administrative heart. "We locked up the four most notorious troublemakers of the city last evening. Justice will be…

Flydubai Halts Mogadishu Flights Citing Heightened Security Risks in Somalia

Somalia: Flydubai Halts Mogadishu Flights Over Safety Issues MOGADISHU, Somalia — Flydubai Airlines declared on Friday a suspension of all flights to and from Mogadishu, Somalia, starting June 11, 2024, due to operational challenges. In a dispatch to its affiliates, the airline mentioned that the final Mogadishu-bound flight would occur on June 10, 2024. Specific reasons behind the halt remain undisclosed. However, it appears safety concerns are prompting this move. Flydubai’s decisions echo past actions, like in April…

Northeastern State Security Forces Seize Two ISIS Militants Who Survived U.S. Airstrike

Garowe (AX) - The Northeastern State Security Force (PSF) has snagged two ISIS outsiders who dodged last week’s US airstrike in northeastern Somalia. On Saturday, the PSF announced that Imraan Mohamed Alawi and Mabruuk Nassor Saidi, hailing from Tanzania, were nabbed. They were busted 30 km from the bomb site, thanks to a hot tip and a swift PSF chase. A joint air assault by Somali and US forces took out three IS-Somalia combatants in a hinterland close to Dhaardaar, roughly 81 km southeast of Bosaso, last week. The…

Somalia Reclaims its Seat on the UN Security Council After Five Decades

"Somalia's spot on the Security Council is both a powerful symbol and diplomatic win," said Virginia-based analyst Abdiqafar Abdi Wardhere. This will boost Somalia's connections with other member nations. For the first time in over half a century, he noted, Somalia will cast votes on global conflict resolutions. "The Security Council alone can make legally binding decisions, including sanctions and force authorizations. Somalia’s vote will influence crucial international decisions," Wardhere explained. Announcing the…

WATCH: Warpod Explores Somalia’s Security Evolution Post-African Union Departure

In this Warpod episode, we chat with Samira Gaid, a top regional analyst and Somalia security authority, alongside Ali Hersi, Saferworld’s Somalia Director. We talk about the difficulties Somali folks and grassroots groups contend with. We dive into issues around the tangled coordination among international players and stress the crucial investment in community peace and dialogue to tackle lasting security hurdles. The guests' viewpoints and sentiments aired in this podcast are strictly their own and don’t necessarily…

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