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Analyst says Somali pirates have new weapons from Libya

Analyst says Somali pirates have new weapons from Libya Analyst says Somali pirates have new weapons from Libya
(August 26, 2015)

(Reuters) – Somali pirates have acquired sophisticated weaponry, including mines and shoulder-held missile launchers from Libya, and are likely to use them in bolder attacks on shipping, a senior maritime security analyst said on Thursday. “We found that Libyan weapons are being sold in what is the world’s biggest black market for illegal gun smugglers, […]

Oil can be a boon for Somalia

Oil can be a boon for Somalia Oil can be a boon for Somalia
(August 26, 2015)

Ever since the fall of the Somalia’s pro-US president, Mohammad Siad Barre, in 1991, the country has been in a state of chaos and disorder. In the absence of a central authority, tribal conflicts, warlordism, and a resurgent militancy in the form of Al Shabab have come to dominate and define the political reality of […]

Row between Somali regions slows oil exploration

Row between Somali regions slows oil exploration Row between Somali regions slows oil exploration
(August 26, 2015)

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A dispute between two semi-autonomous regions in Somalia is delaying exploration for oil and gas over fears that local authorities are issuing licences to explore blocks that overlap in each other’s territories, officials said. East Africa has become a hot spot for oil and gas exploration after new finds in waters off […]

Prof A. I. Samatar and his fallacy on the new life in Mogadishu

Prof A. I. Samatar and his fallacy on the new life in Mogadishu Prof A. I. Samatar and his fallacy on the new life in Mogadishu
(August 26, 2015)

In response to Professor Abdi Ismail Samatar’s article entitled “UN threatens the Somali democratic movement” which he raised a number of questions including what is a Roadmap? And who is Spoiler? http://www.hiiraan.com/op4/2012/may/24036/un_threatens_the_somali_democratic_movement.aspx While the TFG welcomes constructive criticism and encourages discussions and debate on the proposed new political dispensation, blaming the International Community for our […]

Key military defeats could end al-Shabab control in Somalia

Key military defeats could end al-Shabab control in Somalia Key military defeats could end al-Shabab control in Somalia
(August 26, 2015)

NAIROBI, Kenya — With the recent loss of two key transit points, al-Qaida’s Somali affiliate, for the first time in years, is facing what military analysts say is the likely end of the group’s once-powerful rule over much of Somalia The future of al-Shabab, as the Qaida affiliate is known, is still difficult to predict, […]

Somalia’s True Political Heavyweight

Somalia’s True Political Heavyweight Somalia’s True Political Heavyweight
(August 26, 2015)

Thanks to a new constitution and improved security in and around the Somali capital, the nation of 10 million is getting a fresh start. International efforts to stabilize Somalia have picked up and outside investment is pouring into the country in record numbers. The man maneuvering Somalia’s ‘Roadmap’ plan and the path to peace is […]

New National Framework for Disengaged Fighters in Somalia

New National Framework for Disengaged Fighters in Somalia New National Framework for Disengaged Fighters in Somalia
(August 26, 2015)

The Federal Government of Somalia and AMISOM have published a new National Disengagement Framework for former Al-Shabaab fighters, which was presented to the donor community at the Joint Security Committee on August 6, 2012. The National Disengagement Framework engages the African Union security forces, the Federal Government, United Nations agencies and civil society which will […]

Yemen says key al-Qaeda chief Said al-Shihri killed

Yemen says key al-Qaeda chief Said al-Shihri killed Yemen says key al-Qaeda chief Said al-Shihri killed
(August 26, 2015)

Said al-Shihri, described as the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been killed in an operation in southern Yemen, government officials say. Al-Shihri was reportedly killed with six others in the Hadramawt area. Some reports say Yemeni troops were involved, others that it was an air strike, possibly a US drone attack. […]

Compact partnership endorsed for the Brussels Conference on Somalia

Compact partnership endorsed for the Brussels Conference on Somalia Compact partnership endorsed for the Brussels Conference on Somalia
(August 26, 2015)

The New Deal High Level Task Force meeting chaired by the Minister of Finance and Planning His Excellency Mohamoud Hassan Sulliman today endorsed the Somali Compact Partnership with the International Community in Brussels. The compact will be presented and signed into an agreement at the Conference on Somalia tomorrow. Finance Minister stated the compact or […]