This year, the armed Islamist extremist group Al-Shabaab has notched up a series of bloody successes against both Somali targets and the African Union peace-enforcement mission AMISOM. Meanwhile, the international community has been busy cajoling principals of the Somali federal and state governments into agreeing on the means by which to hold new elections due in August.
Dr. Al-Turki Receives Somali Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs
The Secretary General of Muslim World League Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmohsen Al-Turki received here today the Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs of the Republic of Somalia, Dr. Abdulqader Sheikh Ali, and Counselor of the Somali embassy and Head of Hajj Mission of Somalia Sheikh Hassan Mohamed Abdi.
Somaliland beefs up airports’ security after Mogadishu plane bombing
The breakaway northern Somali region of Somaliland announced its beefing up security for its airports in the wake of a recent bombing on a Somali airliner which has made an emergency landing at the Mogadishu airport last week.
Tv station ransacked by Somaliland minster's bodyguards
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the ransacking of privately-owned Somali Channel TV’s offices in the northern city of Buuhoodle by the bodyguards of Dr. Suleyman Isse, the health minister of the self-proclaimed autonomous state of Somaliland. RSF urges the authorities to condemn this act of violence.