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President Mohamud holds discussions with Arab league leaders

President Mohamud holds discussions with Arab league leaders

  Wacaal Media – Sharm -El -Sheikh President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Hassan Sheikh attending summit of the Arab league countries held discussions with some Arab leaders. The leaders he met include Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Qatar Emir Al Thani. The two leaders discussed […]

March 29, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenya expresses concern over continued travel advisories by the West

Kenya expresses concern over continued travel advisories by the West

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi The Kenya government has expressed concern over the series of security alerts and advisories issued by the West. “We are worried by the latest advisories issued by our erstwile Western friends” says Kenya’s Interior cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery. Britain has issued travel advisories to its […]

March 29, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

How Middle Jubba and part of Gedo region’s parliamentary slots were shared

How Middle Jubba and part of Gedo region’s parliamentary slots were shared

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu Preliminary reports reaching Wacaal.com indicate how parliamentary slots in the Jubbaland parliament were shared by Middle Jubba and parts of Gedo regions. According to the list we received, the following are the allocations to different clans.   MIDDLE JUBBA REGION Bu’aale Absame               2 Ajuran                 […]

March 29, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Bodies of Maka Al-Mukarama attackers paraded

Bodies of Maka Al-Mukarama attackers paraded

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Three bodies of the Maka -Al-Mukarama attackers were yesterday paraded by the Somali government. The government said that all the attackers involved were also killed in the attack although Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Dheere claims some of them fled the scene unharmed. The hotel structures […]

March 29, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AU and UN envoys condemn Mogadishu attack

AU and UN envoys condemn Mogadishu attack

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has condemned yesterday’s attack on Makkah Al- Mukkara hotel in Mogadishu. More than 10 people lost their lives in the attack including Somalia’s Permanent Representative to the United […]

March 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-Shabaab spokesman claims some of the attackers fled unharmed

Al-Shabaab spokesman claims some of the attackers fled unharmed

  Wacaal Media – Mogashu Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage alias Ali Dheere spoke for the first time about yesterday’s attack on Maka Al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu. Ali Dheere said that they have achieved their mission adding that the attack was carried out by several members of the terror […]

March 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland dismisses claim by Somaliland Presdient Ahmed Silaanyo

Puntland dismisses claim by Somaliland Presdient Ahmed Silaanyo

  Wacaal Media – Garowe The government of the semi autonomous state of Puntland has dismissed claims by Somaliland President Ahmed Silaanyo regarding an apology made by their President Abdiweli Ali Gaas. In his annual address to Somaliland’s both houses today, President Silanyo said that his Puntland counterpart Abdiweli Gaas […]

March 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President of Somaliland Ahmed Silaanyo reveals contact by counterpart Abdiweli Gaas

President of Somaliland Ahmed Silaanyo reveals contact by counterpart Abdiweli Gaas

  Wacaal Media – Hargeysa Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo today in his annual address to both Houses of Somaliland revealed that his Puntland counterpart Mr. Abdiweli Ali Gaas contacted him although the two semi autonomous states have no good relations. Silaanyo said that Abdiweli Gaas apologized to him over […]

March 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

More updates from Maka Al-Mukkaram attack

More updates from Maka Al-Mukkaram attack

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu According to additional reports reaching our Mogadishu newsroom today, fatalities from yesterday’s terror attack on Maka Al-Mukkaram is on the rise. Duniya Ali Mohamed, director of Madina Hospital told reporters early today that the the number people taken to the hospital so far today stands […]

March 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Pictures: Maka Al-Mukarama attack

Pictures: Maka Al-Mukarama attack

Mogadishu, Wacaal Media Here are a collection of pictures from Maka Al-Mukarama. Some of the pictures are horrible. Viewer discretion is advised.   

March 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

More bodies and injuries recovered from Makka Al-Mukarrama this morning

More bodies and injuries recovered from Makka Al-Mukarrama this morning

Wacaal Media – Mogadishu The situation at Mogadishu’s Hotel Makka Al-mukarrama is this morning undercontrol after Somalia’s special forces and the military managed to overpower the attackers. The forces have fully taken over all sections of the hotel. More bodies and injuries that were trapped inside the hotel for the […]

March 28, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President Hassan Sheikh condemns attack, sends message of condolence

President Hassan Sheikh condemns attack, sends message of condolence

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu President of the Federal government of Somalia Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has condemned today’s terror attack targeting Maka Al-Mukarama hotel. Speaking to Radio Mogadishu from Eqypt where he was currently on official duties, the head of state expressed his shock and sent his condolences terming […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Amb. Bari-bari among the dead in Makka-Al-Mukkaramah hotel attack

Amb. Bari-bari among the dead in Makka-Al-Mukkaramah hotel attack

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu More than ten people lost their lives while nineteen others were seriously injured in today’s terror attack in Mogadishu’s Maka-Al-Mukara hotel while. Among the dead is Somalia’s Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council Mr. Yussuf Mohamed Ismail (Bari-bari). The late Bari-bari was a distinguished […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Breaking: Blast rocks Mogadishu’s Hotelka Maka Al-Mukarama.

Breaking: Blast rocks Mogadishu’s Hotelka Maka Al-Mukarama.

Mogadishu, Wacaal Media News reaching Wacaal Media’s Mogadishu newsroom indicate that there was a huge blast followed by sporadic gunfire at Hotelka Maka Al-Mukarama. A vehicle laden with explosives was reportedly used in the attack. Government forces are reportedly fighting some of the attackers inside the hotel. Several high ranking […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Minister Odowa casts doubt over 2016 democratic elections.

Minister Odowa casts doubt over 2016 democratic elections.

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Somalia’s Minister for interior and federal affairs Mr. Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein said that there will be no one-man-one-vote elections in Somalia in 2016. The minister added that due to several delays, it will not be possible to hold democratic elections. Odowa argues that all signs […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Renewed clashes in Deefow and Kabxanley, Hiraan region

Renewed clashes in Deefow and Kabxanley, Hiraan region

  Wacaal Media – Baladweyne Renewed tribal militia clashes have been reported from Deefow and Kabxaley in Hiraan region. The clashes have been consistent for quite some time now and the latest incident is coming at a time when many people have already fled the affected areas. A businessman in […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland and AMISOM forces launch offensive along River Jubba

Jubbaland and AMISOM forces launch offensive along River Jubba

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu Jubbaland administration and Kenyan forces yesterday launched an offensive on several settlements on the bank of Jubba River. The settlements are known as Gosha by local residents. All communication networks in Jubba region were switched off before the offensive was launched. Al-Shabaab had earlier assembled […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenyan Parliament Approves New Envoy to Somalia

Kenyan Parliament Approves New Envoy to Somalia

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Kenyan national assembly has approved the new ambassador to Somalia. Mr. Lucas Tumbo, a retired army General was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to serve as Kenya’s representative in Mogadishu. Members said Tumbo was the right man for the Mogadishu job since he served in […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Divergent opinions widen rift between Dhuusamareeb elders

Divergent opinions widen rift between Dhuusamareeb elders

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu One of the intellectuals who attended the three day meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Dhuusamareeb Mr. Yussuf Warsame Duale spoke for the first time to the local media saying that traditional elders in the central regions have presetented different opinions regarding the […]

March 27, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Pictures of Ultra-modern sections of Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport

Pictures of Ultra-modern sections of Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu New terminals have been opened at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle international airport. The newly built ultra-modern arrival and departure terminals were recently launched by Favori inc. Here are some of the pictures we took from the airport.

March 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ahlusuna accuses government of violating Guriel agreement

Ahlusuna accuses government of violating Guriel agreement

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Acting Chairman of the Executive council of Ahlusuna Wal-Jamea Sheikh Mohammed Shaakir told the local media that the Federal Government of Somalia has violated the agreement reached between the two sides in Guriceel earlier this month. Sheikh Mohammed added the government does not perform according […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland in the dark as communication networks switched off

Jubbaland in the dark as communication networks switched off

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu All communication networks in Jubba region are today switched not functional with no official communication from the affected service providers. Reliable sources told Wacaal media that the Jubbaland administration has ordered the concerned services providers Hormuud, Nationlink and Olympic to switch off the region. This […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

US embassy in Kampla warns of possible terror attack

US embassy in Kampla warns of possible terror attack

  Wacaal media – Kampala The United States embassy in Kampala has issued a warning of a possible terror attack to its citizens in Ugana. In a statement issued on its website, the embassy said it had information of “possible terrorist threats” to locations frequented by Westerners in Uganda’s capital, […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland administration accused of illegal detentions

Jubbaland administration accused of illegal detentions

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu An official with the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr. Abdiwahaab Osman Aden accused the Jubbaland administration of holding innocent people in several jails in Kismayu without any charges preferred against them. He said that apart from the central detention center in Kismayu, there are almost […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Details of combat operations in Lower Juba at the turn of spring rain

Details of combat operations in Lower Juba at the turn of spring rain

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu Forces the Jubbaland administration assisted by African Union peacekeepers have embarked on extensive operations in many areas of the Lower Juba region aimed at taking over control from Al-Shabaab militia. The forces who left Afmadoow reached Kulbiyow and several surrounding villages and are reportedly heading […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Minister Hadliye visits Hotel central blast victims in a UAE hospital

Minister Hadliye visits Hotel central blast victims in a UAE hospital

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and and investment promotion Dr. Salam Omar Hadliye who was on official visit to the United Arab Emirates paid to Zayyed Military Hospital to see to those who were injured in the February Hotel Central blast in Mogadishu. The minister […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Vehicle laden with explosives seized in Elbuur

Vehicle laden with explosives seized in Elbuur

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Somali army in Ceelbuur in collaboration with local security in Ceelbuur seized a vehicle laden with explosives in the town officials said. El bur district commissioner Mr. Nur Hassan confirmed the incident to the local media saying that they also arrested two occupants of the […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Gen. Dini holds talks with EU officials

Gen. Dini holds talks with EU officials

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Somali defense minister Gen. Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Dini, met with officials from the European Union who support the government in training and equipping the military. The two sides discussed at length efforts by the federal government to stabilize Somalia, strengthening of cooperation between the two […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Police officials, Military clash at a checkpoint in Afgooye

Police officials, Military clash at a checkpoint in Afgooye

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Somali police officers manning a checkpoint clashed with their colleagues from the Military in Afgooye, Lower Shabelle region. The forces reportedly fought at Baar Ismaail checkpoint in a clash that resulted in the death of three civilians and five others injured. The injured were transfered […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somalia distances itself from plans by Kenya to erect wall along border

Somalia distances itself from plans by Kenya to erect wall along border

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi The federal government of Somalia has dismissed plans by Kenya to construct a wall on the border between the two countries. Somalia’s Ambassador to Kenya Mr. Mohamed Ali Nur Americo said that his country was not consulted on the matter. “We did not get official […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somalia throws its weight behind Saudi Arabia in diplomatic row with Sweden

Swedish foreign minister Mrs. Margot Wallstrom speaking at a past event

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi The government of the federal republic of Somalia has condemned remarks made by the Swedish foreign minister on what it termed as the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a press statement released yesterday by the Ministry of Foreign affairs and investment […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM and Somali government forces in early morning Jowhar security operations

AMISOM and Somali government forces in early morning Jowhar security operations

  Wacaal Media – Jowhar There was confusion in Jowhar town this morning after AMISOM and Somalia government forces moved in to the area and started a security operation. The security swoops halted movement of people, goods and the general transport in and out of the area. Education was also […]

March 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM and Jubbaland forces to bring back Kudhaa Island residents

AMISOM and Jubbaland forces to bring back Kudhaa Island residents

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Officials of the Jubbaland administration said that they are planning to bring back those who fled Kudhaa Island after Al-Shabaab captured it. In November last year, People fled the area for Madawa Island and Kismayu after Al-Shabaab took over control of the Island and starting […]

March 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM moves out of several settlements they held in Middle Shabelle region

AMISOM moves out of several settlements they held in Middle Shabelle region

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu AMISOM troops have reportedly vacated several settlements in the Lower Shabelle region that was under their control for quite some time now. The forces moved all their military hardware and troops from Bariire and Aw-Dheegle among other areas. AMISOM’s movement from the area started late […]

March 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenya says capture of Kudhaa a huge blow to Al-Shabaab

Kenya says capture of Kudhaa a huge blow to Al-Shabaab

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu Kenya has said that it has dealt a huge blow to Al-Shabaab when AU and Somali security forces captured Kudhaa yesterday. In a statement from the defense ministry, spokesman of the defense forces Col. David Obonyo said that the operation that resulted in the takeover […]

March 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Two Iranian vessels arrested while fishing illegally in Ceel – huur

Two Iranian vessels arrested while fishing illegally in Ceel – huur

  Wacaal Media – Galkayo Security forces of the Himan and Heeb regional administration nabbed two Iranian trawlers that were carrying out illegal fishing in Ceel – Huur, district in Mudug region. Ceel-Huur district commissioner Mr. Mahamud Ali confirmed the incident and said that the culprits will face the law. […]

March 24, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Several suspects nabbed in Dharkeynley security swoops

Several suspects nabbed in Dharkeynley security swoops

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Somali security forces last night until early this morning carried out a security operation in Banadir region’s Dharkeenley district in which several people were arrested. a senior district official, Mr. Mohammed Adam told the media that the security forces nabbed several key suspects. Ahmed added […]

March 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Senior Puntland Intelligence officer injured in Garowe

Senior Puntland Intelligence officer injured in Garowe

Wacaal Media – Garowe A senior official of the semi-automous state of Puntland’s Intelligence serivce and his body guards were last night injured injured in Garowe, headquarters of Nugaal region. Reports indicate that Mohamed Aideed’s security detail clashed with Puntland security forces in a case on patrol in a case […]

March 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenya to build wall in Mandera border to keep out Al-Shabaab

Kenya to build wall in Mandera border to keep out Al-Shabaab

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi The Kenyan government will soon erect a wall in Mandera to separate the region from Somalia as a security measure. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said that the government will start construction of the security wall in Wajir & Bula Hawa on Monday to control […]

March 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

5 members of Al-Shabaab killed after land mine they were planting exploded

5 members of Al-Shabaab killed after land mine they were planting exploded

  Wacaal Media – Baidoa Reports from Bay region indicate that five members of Al-Shabaab died after a land mine they were planting exploded on them. The militia were allegedly targeting the convoy of Bardaale district commissioner who left Baidoa and was on his way to Bardaale. The incident happened […]

March 23, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AU welcomes seizure of Island by Somali and AMISOM forces.

AU welcomes seizure of Island by Somali and AMISOM forces.

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu The African Union has welcomed the seizure of Kudhaa Island by the Somali defense forces and their AMISOM counterparts. AU said in a press release today said that the combined forces have displayed bravery and professionalism in seizing control of the Island. Special representative of […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland delegation meets Chinese Ambassador to Somalia in Mogadishu

Jubbaland delegation meets Chinese Ambassador to Somalia in Mogadishu

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Jubbaland’s Minister of State in the office of the President Mr. Abdikani Jaama and his Foreign affairs counterpart Mr. Mohamed Nur Iftin held discussion with the Chinese Ambassador to Somalia in Mogadishu. The two ministers are currently in Mogadishu leading a Jubbaland delegation attending the […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

10 children die of thirst in Yaaqley village, Shabelle region.

10 children die of thirst in Yaaqley village, Shabelle region.

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Reports reaching our Mogadishu newsroom indicate that up to 10 children died of thirst in Middle Shabelle region, especially Yaaqleey village. An elder, Abdullahi Black who is one of the intellectuals living in the area told the in the media that they can confirm the […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AU and Jubbaland forces seize control of Kudhaa Island from Al-Shabaab

AU and Jubbaland forces seize control of Kudhaa Island from Al-Shabaab

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu Jubaland forces assistend by AU peacekeeping forces this morning took control of the Kudhaa Island, two days after the forces surrounded the island. The troops seized control of the Island without firing a single shot after Al-Shabaab fled the late last night. The Island was […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Radio Bar-Kulan to rationalize operations following reduced funding.

Radio Bar-Kulan to rationalize operations following reduced funding.

Nairobi, Wacaal Media Somali radio public service broadcaster Radio Bar-Kulan is rationalizing its operations in line with the reduced funding available from voluntary contributions of unilateral and international donors. The station managed by the non-profit Bar-Kulan Trust has been transmitting news, thematic programmes and Somali entertainment for more than five […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbaland delegation leaves for Mogadishu

Jubbaland delegation leaves for Mogadishu

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu A Jubbaland delegation led by Minister of Foreign affaris and Internation Mr. Abdullahi Shabare and his colleague in the office of the president Mr. Aabdiqnai Jama let Kismayu today for Mogadishu. The delegation will participate in major conferencess to be held in Mogashu starting with […]

March 21, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Government forces repulse Al-Shabaab attackers in Bay region

Government forces repulse Al-Shabaab attackers in Bay region

  Wacaal Media – Baidoa Reports from Goofgaduud district in Bay region indicate that there was heavy gunfight this morning in the area between Somali forces and Al-Shabab. Area Distict Commissioner Mr. Ahmed Mohamed told the media that Al-Shabab attacked government forces stationed in the area but the defenses forces […]

March 21, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Breaking news: Clan militia fight in Deefow, Hiraan region.

Breaking news: Clan militia fight in Deefow, Hiraan region.

  Wacaal Media – Baladweyne Fighting broke out this morning between clan militia from two clans that settle in Deefow area in Hiiraan region. A gun fight reportedly ensued after one of the clan militia attacked the other. Heavy gunfire is currently going on in and around the town. It […]

March 21, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-Shabaab kills a young man they claim was a spy

Al-Shabaab kills a young man they claim was a spy

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Reports reaching our news desk from Galhareer village, Galgaduud region in central Somalia indicate that Al-shabaab short dead a young man in the area yesterday afternoon on allegations that he was spying on them. The killing was carried out publicly after the Somali militia invited […]

March 21, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

PM Sharmarke officially opens Somali embassy in Doha, Qatar.

PM Sharmarke officially opens Somali embassy in Doha, Qatar.

  Wacaal Media – Doha, Qatar Somali Prime Minister Mr. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke today officially opened the Somali embassy in Doha, Qatar. Sharmarke thanked the Somali ambassador to Qatar and the entire staff of the embassy for their efforts in making sure that the construction of the new building […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM forces set to arrive in Adado ahead of conference

AMISOM forces set to arrive in Adado ahead of conference

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Preparations are currently underway in Adaado, headquarters of Himan and Heeb administration for a conference on the formation of a regional administration for the central regions of Somalia. AMISOM forces drawn from the Ethiopian and Djibouti troops in Baladweyne are scheduled to arrive in the […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Residents flee as acute water shortage hits Buurhakaba

Residents flee as acute water shortage hits Buurhakaba

  Wacaal Media – Baidoa Reports from Buurhakaba town in Bay region indicates that there is acute water shortage in the area forcing many families to migrate. The fleeing residents arrived in Baidoa, the headquarters of Bay region. Speaking to the media, area deputy head of public affairs Mr. Ahmed […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali Cabinet forms commission to oversee Integration of armed forces in the country

Somali Cabinet forms commission to oversee Integration of armed forces in the country

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu The cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia today held their routine meeting which was chaired by the Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Mr. Abdullahi Ahmed Jama (Ilka-jir). The meeting discussed issues of security, Integration of the armed forces and the finance administration […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Head of AMISOM Mr. Sidikou briefs EU envoys, Somali Diaspora in the Netherlands

Head of AMISOM Mr. Sidikou briefs EU envoys, Somali Diaspora in the Netherlands

The Hague, Wacaal Media Special representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM Mr. Maman Sidikou met more than 28 EU envoys in Brussels on Tuesday to update them on the progress AMISOM i was making in Somalia. Mr. Sidikou indicated that […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

US embassy in Djibouti indefinitely closed

US embassy in Djibouti indefinitely closed

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu The US embassy in Djibouti has been closed indefinitely for security concerns. A statement from the US Embassy in Djibouti said that the reasons for the closure of the embassy was to re-check its security arrangement. Although there was no known risks of terrorism attacks […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Residents decry constant shelling by Kenyan war planes

Residents decry constant shelling by Kenyan war planes

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi Two civilians were so far confirmed to have died in air raids carried out by Kenyan war planes in several settlements near the Kenya – Somalia border. An elderly man who lives in the areas of shelling told the BBC’s Somali service that the mother […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Sheikh Hasaan Hussein encourages Al-Shabaab to join Daesh group

Sheikh Hasaan Hussein encourages Al-Shabaab to join Daesh group

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi Sheikh Hasaan Hussein (Abu Salman) has issued a long sermon where he spoke on several issues, including Al-Shabaab and Daesh, urging the Somali militants to join the group that is currently fighting in Syria and Iraq and the Islamic caliphate. In the long talk where […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Head of UNSOM’s human rights division visits Garowe, Puntland

Head of UNSOM’s human rights division visits Garowe, Puntland

  Wacaal Media – Garowe Head of the Human Rights Office of the UN mission in Somalia on Wednesday afternoon reached Garowe, the capital of Puntland, and held a meeting with the President Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali. Mrs. Guadalupe De Sousa Reis and her delegation held discussions with the President […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President Hassan Sheikh welcomes appointment of Norway’s Ambassador to Somalia

President Hassan Sheikh welcomes appointment of Norway’s Ambassador to Somalia

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, received credential papers of Norway’s Ambassador to Somalia Mr. Victor Conrad Rønneberg. The President thanked the Kingdom of Norway for appointing their Somali ambassador saying the action will strengthen ties between the two countries. “I welcome you to the country, […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Forum to discuss IDP policy opens in Garowe, Puntland

Forum to discuss IDP policy opens in Garowe, Puntland

Garowe-Wacaal Media A meeting on the implementation of policy for displaced people in Puntland has today opened in Garowe, the capital of Puntland. Puntland passed the policy in 2012 but today’s meeting was about coming up with the best ways of implementing the policy which promises protection of the rights […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-Shabaab beheads two in Bakool region.

Al-Shabaab beheads two in Bakool region.

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Two people were this evening beheaded by Somali terror group Al-Shabaab in a village 40 KM from Hudur town, the capital of Bakool region. Confirming the incident to the local media, Hurud district commissioner Mr. Mohamed Maalim said that the Militia killed the two after […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

UN Envoy to Somalia encouraged by firm commitment to Somalia’s Vision 2016 timetable

UN Envoy to Somalia encouraged by firm commitment to Somalia’s Vision 2016 timetable

PRESS RELEASE 10/2015 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Nicholas Kay, welcomed firm commitments made by Somalia’s Federal and regional leaders to meet key Vision 2016 deadlines to complete Somalia’s federal state formation process, and review the provisional constitution without any extension […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

The man who wants to make Djibouti the next Dubai

The man who wants to make Djibouti the next Dubai

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Ilyas Dawaleh has an ambition: he wants to make his country the Dubai of Africa, and he is getting plenty of help from the UAE to help him achieve that. Mr Dawaleh is the minister of economy and finance of Djibouti, the small but strategically situated […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

EU Supports Somali Coast Guard

EU Supports Somali Coast Guard

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 As part of the European Union’s efforts to enhance regional states’ maritime security capabilities in the Horn of Africa, on March 15 EUCAP Nestor gave six Nissan 4×4 vehicles, as well as IT and communications equipment, to the Coast Guard of the Federal Government of Somalia […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

EU and World Vision support livelihoods in Puntland Garowe

EU and World Vision support livelihoods in Puntland Garowe

Press Release Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Garowe Today, the European Union and World Vision, in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Youth and Sports, launched the “Nugal Empowerment for Better Livelihood Project” aiming at improving the local economy in Puntland through training and business support. With a total funding of […]

March 17, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Smokefree Ealing khat project wins two awards and recognition from Somali community

Smokefree Ealing khat project wins two awards and recognition from Somali community

By Camilla Horrox Tuesday, March 17, 2015 A pioneering Ealing khat project has won a Department of Health award and has a national award voted by the Somali community. Smokefree Ealing and Abdi Ali, an advisor at the service, won a Department of Health ‘celebrating public health excellence’ award last […]

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Kenyan fighter jets bombard several areas in Gedo

Kenyan fighter jets bombard several areas in Gedo

Wacaal Media – Kismayu Reports reaching us from Gedo region indicate that Kenyan war planes today carried bombings in several areas within the region. The raids began early in the morning but several bombardments were reported in the afternoon in several remote areas. Ares most affect are settlements near Baladhawo […]

March 17, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

My people everywhere are walking on their heads rather on the legs! (Opinion: Ali-barre Jama)

My people everywhere are walking on their heads rather on the legs! (Opinion: Ali-barre Jama)

The former President of Puntland, Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamoud-Farole in his thought provoking article touched many past important events and processes,which was aiming to reinstitutethe fragmented Somalia as a nation state, thatcan take due place in the family of civilized nations. Nevertheless,I felt the need to connect the thread where president […]

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