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Explosions rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa killed four people.

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Conflict resolution, political dialogue and electoral support are as important as the current focus on security. Somalia’s historic one-person-one vote election, scheduled for late 2020, looks set to be postponed. Electoral commission chair Halima Ismail told the country’s federal Parliament on 29 June that the much-anticipated polls could not be carried out in less than 13 months.

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A Somali military court has sentenced a police officer to death by a firing squad for killing two people in in the capital, Mogadishu, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The police officer, Hassan Adan Hassan, shot the two people dead near their home in Mogadishu, in the pretext of enforcing a Covid-19 curfew […] The post SOMALIA: Police officer sentenced to death for killing two civilians appeared first on Horseed Media • Somali News.

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The new coronavirus could be spreading undetected through camps across Somalia hosting some 2.6 million displaced people, the Red Cross warned on Tuesday, as floods and conflict swelled the numbers fleeing into overcrowded settlements.

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At an event marking 60th anniversary of Somalia’s Independence, held in Mogadishu 1 July, Wadajir Party Leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, gave a substantive address that focused on the situation in the country.

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At least three mortar blasts sent sports fans in Somalia ducking for cover Tuesday evening, hours after the Mogadishu Stadium reopened following years of instability. The mortar shells struck in and around the stadium, police Col.

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Youths enraged by the killing of a popular singer burned tyres in Ethiopia’s capital and took to the streets of other cities, as unrest spread through the political heartland of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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The United Nations office in Somalia has called on the country’s leaders to reach consensus on a way forward on holding a universal vote as early as March 2021. In a statement issued in Mogadishu on Sunday, the UN lauded the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) chairperson Halima Yarey for presenting electoral options to realize […] The post UN urges Somali leaders to chart way forward on 2021 polls appeared first on Horseed Media • Somali News.

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The government of self-declared Somaliland has closed down two major television stations in the capital Hargeisa over a two-day period. It’s the latest in a string of cases of media suppression, according to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).

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Evidence from NGOs suggests fleet of up to 192 Iranian vessels could be one of the largest illegal fishing operations in the world A large fleet of Iranian fishing vessels has been identified operating illegally in Somalian waters for over a year, depleting fish stocks in a country where one in three people face acute […] The post Iranian fleet accused of stealing Somalian fish despite acute food shortage appeared first on Horseed Media • Somali News.

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RIYADH: Hajj will go ahead next month but with a “very limited” number of pilgrims allowed to take part, Saudi Arabia said on Monday. The decision was taken due to the ongoing threat from the coronavirus pandemic and to preserve “global public health,” the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said.

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MOGADISHU, Somalia 19 June, 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the multiple brief arrests against journalists in Sool and Sanaag regions in Somaliland respectively. In Las Anod, Somaliland police arrested Somali Cable TV journalist, Khadar Mohamed Tarabi and Khadar Rigah Ahmed, of Universal TV, on Tuesday 16 June, 2020 around 9:00 a.m, as they […] The post Journalists briefly detained in Sool and Sanaag regions for covering local protests appeared first on Horseed Media • Somali News.

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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar said Monday night that her father has died due to complications from COVID-19. “It is with tremendous sadness and pain that I share that my father, Nur Omar Mohamed, passed away today due to complications from COVID-19,” she said in a brief statement Monday evening.

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(Nairobi) – Two United States airstrikes in Somalia in early 2020 killed seven civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war. US forces have not adequately investigated a February 2 strike killing one woman at her home, and a March 10 attack that killed five men and a child in a minibus.

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Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have killed a police reservist in Mandera County in an attack seen have been targeting to destroy a communications mast. The Sunday 3am incident was carried out by a group of about 10 heavily armed militants, according to Lafey Deputy County Commissioner John Marete.

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Commander of the Kenyan Defence Forces Gen. Robert Kibochi has paid an unannounced visit to the East African country’s troops operating in Somalia’s Lower Jubba Region. The Kenyan forces are part of the African Union peacekeeping forces fighting militant group Al-Shabab alongside Somali government forces.

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Mogadishu, – The United Nations in Somalia welcomes the measures recently announced by the Federal Government of Somalia to tackle corruption. The Somali Government’s cabinet recently endorsed the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) intended to fight corruption; strengthen the integrity of institutions; build a merit-based, professional civil service; ensure the transparency of public finance management, and […] The post UN welcomes Federal Government of Somalia’s recent anti-corruption steps appeared first on Horseed Media • Somali News.

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On 6th June 2020, Hyderabad International Airport handled a Departures Repatriation Flight for Somali Nationals stranded in Hyderabad, Telangana State. A relief charter flight of Daallo Airlines DAO178 ( Arrival)/ DAO179 (Departure) landed from Mogadishu (Somalia) via Muscat as a ferry flight today at 9.30 AM and departed at 11.39 AM (Morning) with 128 passengers […] The post Hyderabad international airport facilitates evacuation of Somali nationals appeared first on Horseed Media • Somali News.

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Mahad Abdullahi Ashkir, a cattle herder living on the outskirts of Balanballe in the central Somali region of Galgadud, has been reduced to working as a porter after losing 70 of his cows to a preventable tick-borne disease.

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