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Defense Minister thanks UAE as he concludes training for security personnel

Defense Minister thanks UAE as he concludes training for security personnel

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The Somali National Armed forces is on track to take full charge of the country’s security defence Minister Gen. Abdikadir Sheikh Ali Diini has said. Speaking at the closing ceremony of a training conducted by the UAE for a contingent of the Somali National Army, […]

September 4, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali cabinet approves Gen. Ali-Baashi Mohamed as the Chief of General staff, Somalia.

Somali cabinet approves Gen. Ali-Baashi Mohamed as the Chief of General staff, Somalia.

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The Somali cabinet on Thursday approved Gen. Ali-Baashi Mohamed as the Chief of General Staff of the Somali National Army. The officer who has a decorated military CV was born in Harardheere town in Mudug region. He received trainings in the Soviet Union and served […]

September 4, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

UPDF Commander visits Janaale days after militants ran over AMISOM base

UPDF Commander visits Janaale days after militants ran over AMISOM base

  Wacaal media – Janaale Commander of the Uganda Peaople’s Defence forces Gen. Katumba Wamala has yesterday arrived in Janaale in a visit that was previously made public days after a local AMISOM base of Ugandan forces was attacked by Al-shabaab militants. Katumba visited the scene of attack and witnessed […]

September 4, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Three bodies of AMISOM’s Ugandan forces recovered from Shabeele River.

Three bodies of AMISOM’s Ugandan forces recovered from Shabeele River.

  Wacaal media – Gaawirow Reports reaching Wacaal media indicate that up to three bodies of AMISOM soldiers killed in the Janaale attack were this morning found in Shabeele River. A local resident of Gawirow location which lies 5km to Qoroyooley town told Wacaal media that the three bodies of […]

September 3, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Former Somalia minister joins Somaliland’s push for International recognition

Former Somalia minister joins Somaliland’s push for International recognition

  Wacaal media – Hargeisa A former foreign minister in the late Abdullahi Yussuf’s Interim Government of Somalia Mr. Ismail Hurre Buubaa has on Wednesday joined the Somaliland administration and its push to break away from the rest of Somalia. His arrival in Hargeisa yesterday from Qatar was filled with […]

September 3, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenyan forces repulse Al-shabaab after militants attacked their base

Kenyan forces repulse Al-shabaab after militants attacked their base

  Wacaal media – Garbaharey Kenyan forces in Gedo region came under heavy fire from Al-shabaab after the militants attacked their base in El-Adde location of Baladhawo town on Wednesday night. Confirming the Wednesday night raid, a senior Somali National Army officer Ahmed Daahir said told Wacaal media that the […]

September 3, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Qoryooley DC says town will be secluded if bridge destroyed by Al-shabaab is not repaired urgently

Qoryooley DC says town will be secluded if bridge destroyed by Al-shabaab is not repaired urgently

  Wacaal media – Qoryooley Qoryooley districts risks a cut off from the rest of the regions if a bridge destroyed by Al-shabaab is not urgently repaired. Area district commissioner Mohamed Haji said that the town already feels the effect of the of the cut-off after the militants destroyed the […]

September 2, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Nicholas Kay condemns Janaale attack, assures Somalia of UN’s support

Nicholas Kay condemns Janaale attack, assures Somalia of UN’s support

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu UN special representative to Somalia Amb. Nicholas Kay has condemned yesterday’s deadly Al-shabaab attack on an AMISOM base in Janaale town. Kay expressed shock at receiving news of the attack and reiterated the UN’s position of always standing with the people and government of Somalia […]

September 2, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AU condemns deadly attack on AMISOM’s Janaale base

AU condemns deadly attack on AMISOM’s Janaale base

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The African Union has condemned yesterday’s deadly Al-shababaab attack on AMISOM’s base in Janaale. In a press statement, head of the AU mission Maman Sidikou termed the attack in which Ugandan forces were killed and others captured alive a cowardly act. Sidikou sent his condolences […]

September 2, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Hiiran region: Ethiopian forces kill four people in cold blood.

Hiiran region: Ethiopian forces kill four people in cold blood.

  Wacaal media – El-buur Ethiopian forces in Hiraan region have reportedly killed civilians in the outskirts of Galgaduud town reports indicate. Confirming the incident to the local media, a traditional elder in Eel-Qoohle Ali Faarah Kheyre said that the forces killed four people including a famous religious leader in […]

September 1, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Security minister concludes training for members of the Armed forces.

Security minister concludes training for members of the Armed forces.

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somalia is committed to building a National Army that reflects the face of all regions in the country, Internal Security Minister Abdikadir Sheikh Ali Diini has said. Speaking after presiding over the closing ceremony of a four month-long training for newly recruited officers of the […]

September 1, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Pomp and color as warring clans bury the hatchet in Warsheeikh district.

Pomp and color as warring clans bury the hatchet in Warsheeikh district.

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Pomp and color marked the signing of a peace agreement between two warring clans in Warsheekh district, Middle Shabelle region. The two sides fought bloody battles over pieces of land, clashes that left in its trail death, destruction and displacement but after a week-long talks […]

September 1, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

MPs table motion to counter another one against Federal President

MPs table motion to counter another one against Federal President

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Up to 126 members of the Federal Parliament of Somalia have endorsed and submitted a motion to counter another one against President of the Federal government Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. This now means that Speaker Prof. Jawari’s in tray is full with motions that will see […]

September 1, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Galmudug’s Parliament okeys Cabinet appointments

Galmudug’s Parliament okeys Cabinet appointments

  Wacaal media – Adaado The newly formed State of Galmudug’s parliament has on Monday given its nod to the cabinet appointments recently announced by President Abdkiarim Gulled. The approval means 33 members who raised concern over the how the appointments were done will not have their demands met of […]

August 31, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

NISA launches investigations after bodies found dumped in Elasha Biyaha

NISA launches investigations after bodies found dumped in Elasha Biyaha

  Wacaal media – Elasha biyaha Three bodies were on Monday morning found in Elasha biyaha district in the outskirts of Mogadishu City in the wake of last night’s security operations in the area. Locals confirmed to Wacaal media hearing gunshots in the area in the middle of the night […]

August 31, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Armed gunmen kill man in Galkayo years after his father suffered a similar fate

Armed gunmen kill man in Galkayo years after his father suffered a similar fate

  Wacaal media – Galkayo Unknown gunmen last night shot dead in Galkayo’s Israa neighbourhood a local professional identified as Mahad Daahir Kaarshe. His death comes 8 years after his father Col. Daahir Kaarshe Osman lost his life under similar circumstances in the area. Wacaal media sends its condolences to […]

August 31, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Four people picked from Doolow prison, killed in Cold blood by Jubbaland forces.

Four people picked from Doolow prison, killed in Cold blood by Jubbaland forces.

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Four people were Saturday night taken out of a prison in Gedo region’s Doolow town and later shot dead in the outskirts of the town, Wacaal media has learnt. Sources told Wacaal media the men were taken out by Jubbaland forces on the instruction of […]

August 31, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab withdraws from Halgan

Al-shabaab withdraws from Halgan

  Wacaal media – Baladweyn News reaching us from Hiiraan region indicate that Al-shabaab has withdrawn from Halgan town, 35KM western Baladweyn. Security officials say the town is in their radar were on their way to launching an offensive on the town. This comes a day after Al-shabaab was overpowered […]

August 31, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ethiopian forces ward off Al-shabaab in Hiiraan Ambush

Ethiopian forces ward off Al-shabaab in Hiiraan Ambush

  Wacaal media – Baladweyne Reports reaching Wacaal media from Hiiraan region indicate that Ethiopian forces repulsed Al-shabaab after the militants ambushed their convoy in Garayani location near Baladweyne. The convoy was ferrying food rations to Ethiopian forces in Buula – Burde when it came under heavy fire from the […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Prime Minister Sharmarke arrives in Kismayu

Prime Minister Sharmarke arrives in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Prime Minister of the Federal government of Somalia Omar Sharmarke today arrived in Kismayu, headquarters of the Jubbaland administration. On arrival, the Premier and his delegation were welcomed by Jubbaland head of state Ahmed Madoobe. The two leaders later held closed door meetings at the […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

3 injured as blast rocks Garowe city

3 injured as blast rocks Garowe city

  Wacaal media – Garowe Up to 3 people sustained injuries after a vehicle exploded at Inji market in the Puntland city of Garowe. Eye witnesses told Wacaal media that police arrived at the scene immediately after the incident. The vehicle belongs to woman and it was not clear who […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Deadly cache of weapons and explosives recovered in Baardheere security operations

Deadly cache of weapons and explosives recovered in Baardheere security operations

  Wacaal media – Baardheere Government forces in Gedo region’s newly liberated town of Baardheere on Friday evening managed to recover a deadly cache of weapons and explosives in security operations in the area. The carefully planned and executed operations targeted a house in the town where AK 47 rifles, […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Mudug: Puntland head of State visits armed forces in the front line

Mudug: Puntland head of State visits armed forces in the front line

  Wacaal Media – Galkayo President of the Semi-Autonomous State of Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas has commended the State’s armed forces for the wonderful job they were doing to secure its territories. Speaking when he met a contingent of armed forces in the frontline in Godod location which […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Madoobe asks for more Kenyan troops as he hosts KDF commander in Kismayu

Madoobe asks for more Kenyan troops as he hosts KDF commander in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The newly appointed commander of the Kenya Army Lt. General Leonard Ngondi arrived in Kismayu on Friday and held talks with Jubbaland head of State Ahmed Madoobe. Ngondi’s visit which was not previously announced comes days after Madoobe returned from a trip to Nairobi. On […]

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

Al-shabaab whips man who raped girl in Galhareeri

Al-shabaab whips man who raped girl in Galhareeri

  Wacaal media – Galhareeri Al-shabaab militants yesterday whipped in the public a man they accused of raping a small girl Galhareeri town of Galgaduud region. Said Ali Rooble received 100 lashes after a militant court found him guilty of the offence. Such punishment is given if a man has […]

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

Government forces kill 7 militants in Qasah-dheere offensives

Government forces kill 7 militants in Qasah-dheere offensives

  Qasah-Dheere Somali National forces last night raided several Al-shabaab bases in different areas in the outskirts of Qansah-dheere town from where the militants used to plan attacks against the joint forces of government and AMISOM. Officials said the offensive dealt a huge blow to the militants killing at least […]

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

Elder expresses fears over the safety of his colleagues arrested by Jubbaland militia

Elder expresses fears over the safety of his colleagues arrested by Jubbaland militia

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Up to 8 local elders were arrested from their homes by Jubbaland forces from yesterday afternoon. Confirming the arrests to the media, Mohamed Yussuf Geele, an elder in Kismayu said that the elders most of whom are well known in Gedo and Jubba regions were […]

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

Somali forces set to take over security mantle from AMISOM when the AU mission’s term expires

Somali forces set to take over security mantle from AMISOM when the AU mission’s term expires

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A senior government official has revealed plans by the Federal government of taking over the mantle from AMISOM before their term expires in August 2016. Commander of the country’s armed forces Abdirisack Khalif Elmi said that they were training more members of the armed forces […]

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

Confusion as Ahlusunna rejects Galmudug power sharing deal

Confusion as Ahlusunna rejects Galmudug power sharing deal

  Wacaal media – Dhuusamareeb A deal between Ahlusunna and the newly created state of Galmudug that would have seen the two sides share power has been thrown into confusion, Wacaal media has learnt. Trashing the deal signed in Adaado yesterday, Vice President of Ahlusunna parallel administration in Dhuusamareeb Saadaq […]

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

AMISOM withdraws from areas captured from Al-shabaab

AMISOM withdraws from areas captured from Al-shabaab

  Wacaal media – Baidoa Ethiopian forces in Baay region withdraw from more settlements they previously captured from Al-shabaab militants reports indicate. This comes even as more offensives against the militants were going on in the region. Sources told Wacaal media that the forces last night withdrew from Hawaal barbaar, […]

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

Revealed: Why AMISOM is withdrawing from areas captured from Al-shabaab

Revealed: Why AMISOM is withdrawing from areas captured from Al-shabaab

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu There is no cooperation and proper work relations between the Federal government and AMISOM forces it has now emerged. Accusing the Federal forces of sabotaging the work of their AMISOM colleagues by no cooperating with them, Chairman of Somalia’s Parliamentary committee on Defence Mr. Hussein […]

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

Hiiran administration accused of laxity in tackling insecurity as another traditional leaders is killed in cold blood

Sawir Hore: Halkan waa Saldhiga Booliska Beledweyne

  Wacaal media – Baladweyn The regional administration of Hiiraan has slept on the job when it comes to security matters, a local elders has said. Speaking in the aftermath of the killing of a traditional elder in Baladweyn on Wednesday, Chairman of the Council of elders of Hiiraan region […]

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

President asks Diinsoor residents to work closely with security agencies to defeat Al-shabaab

President asks Diinsoor residents to work closely with security agencies to defeat Al-shabaab

  Wacaal media – Diinsoor Diinsoor town was the hotbed of terror in Somalia from Al-shabaab militants used to plan major attacks in the country, President Hassan Mohamud has said. Speaking in a meeting with a section of local leaders, elders and residents when he paid the town an impromptu […]

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

Federal President makes impromptu visit to Diinsoor

Federal President makes impromptu visit to Diinsoor

  Wacaal media – Diinsoor President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and a delegation he was heading yesterday afternoon arrived in Diinsoor in a visit that was not previously publicized. The delegation arrived in a UN owned helicopter and held a closed door meeting with the […]

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

Jubbaland head of State visit scene of last week’s suicide attack in Kismayu

Jubbaland head of State visit scene of last week’s suicide attack in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Jubbaland head of State Ahmed Mohamed Islaam has today visited the scene of last week’s suicide attack in Kismayu. Accompanied by the State’s Minister for Interior and security Mohamed Farah Warsame Darwiish and regional commissioner of Middle Jubba Abdirashid Jire Qalinle. Others were regional commander […]

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

Baladhawo Deputy Administrator and Doolow police boss killed in ambush by Al-shabaab in Gedo region

Baladhawo Deputy Administrator and Doolow police boss killed in ambush by Al-shabaab in Gedo region

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu News reaching us from Gedo region indicate that two senior government officials died in a fierce gun battle between government forces and Al-shabaab. Deputy district commissioner of Baladhawo Mr. Mohamed Yakub and Doolow town’s police boss Mr. Mohamed Hawsar were confirmed dead in the attack. […]

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

Six killed as Government forces and AMISOM launch offensives against Al-shabaab in Baay region

Six killed as Government forces and AMISOM launch offensives against Al-shabaab in Baay region

  Wacaal media – Diinsoor Government forces squared it off with Al-shabaab in several settlements in the outskirts of Diinsoor town in Baay region. A local resident whom we cannot name for security reasons told Wacaal media that in the last 24 hours, Federal government forces battled the militants in […]

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

Jubbaland head of State jets back in Kismayu

Jubbaland head of State jets back in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu President of the Jubbaland Administration Ahmed Mohamed Islaim has today arrived in Kismayu after a week-long tour of Kenya. No information was given about the trip and Madoobe did not speak to the press about it. Source however indicate that Madoobe visited Nairobi for medication […]

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

Galmudug’s Galkayo administrator accuses Puntland of fueling chaos in the area

Galmudug’s Galkayo administrator accuses Puntland of fueling chaos in the area

  Wacaal media – Galkayo Galmugud State’s Administrator of Galkayo has accused their neighbours Puntland State of fueling chaos in the town. Speaking to the media in a press conference, Bille Dini Ali said that Puntland has demolished a market in the Galmudug side of the city and termed the […]

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

Federal Minister says Jubbaland administration behind deadly Kismayu attack

Federal Minister says Jubbaland administration behind deadly Kismayu attack

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu The Federal government of Somalia has sensationally claimed that the Jubbaland administration was behind the deadly attack in Kismayu targeting a training camp for the Somali National Army. Speaking in an interview with the VOA’s Somali service, an Assistant minister in the Federal government Mohamed […]

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

First commercial flight in a decade touches down in Baardhere

First commercial flight in a decade touches down in Baardhere

  Wacaal media – Baardheere The first commercial flight in ten years has touched down in Baardhere town of Gedo region close to a month after the town was liberated from militant rule. Al-shabaab barred all flights to and from the town for the 7 years they called the shots […]

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

17-year-old Somali-American killed & brutally tortured at boarding school in Puntland

17-year-old Somali-American killed & brutally tortured at boarding school in Puntland

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – A Minnesota teenager was killed and brutally tortured at a boarding school in Somalia — and his family believes he may have been targeted for being American.  The diplomatic pressure may be building now that Sen. Amy Klobuchar is stepping in. Ammar Abdirahman was born in Minnesota […]

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

Shariif Hassan asks AMISOM to double their efforts to ensure his administration reaches all corners of Bay and Bakool

Shariif Hassan asks AMISOM to double their efforts to ensure his administration reaches all corners of Bay and Bakool

  Wacaal media – Baidoa Head of the South West Somalia State Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan has asked AMISOM to double their efforts to ensure his administration sets foot in all the corners of Baay and Bakool regions. Speaking in a meeting with top AMISOM officials in Baidoa yesterday, Shariif […]

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

Trouble brews in Dhuusamareeb as Galmudug State advance to the area

Trouble brews in Dhuusamareeb as Galmudug State advance to the area

  Wacaal media – Dhuusamareeb Tense and suspense rented the air in Dhuusamareeb, headquarters of Galgaduud region which is under the control of Ahlusunna Wal-jamea group after reports emerged of an advancing force from Galmudug State. The forces were said to have ran over Gdinlabe and Mareergur which were under […]

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

Trade agreements signed as Puntland head of State hosts Ethiopian businessmen in Galkayo

Trade agreements signed as Puntland head of State hosts Ethiopian businessmen in Galkayo

  Wacaal media – Garowe Head of Somalia’s Semi-Automous state of Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gas has on Monday hosted in Galkayo an Ethiopian delegation comprising of businessmen and the Management of an Ethiopian owned airline company. Led by Ethiopian representative to the State Madane Asmalaash, the delegation was in […]

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

New radio station hits Kismayu airwaves

New radio station hits Kismayu airwaves

  Wacaal media – Kismayu A new radio station named Sooyaal airing on 88.0Mz has today joined Kismayu city’s airwaves. Sources say the station is owned by Abdi Ali Raage, a former aid worker and current right hand man of Jubbaland head of state Ahmed Madoobe. Its entry was low […]

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

Ahlusunna denies waging a war on Galmudug state

Ahlusunna denies waging a war on Galmudug state

  Wacaal media – Dhuusamareeb Ahlusunna forces denied waging a war on territories under Galmudug state even as forces allied to the group attacked NISA center in Adaado recently. Group spokesman Mursal Sheikh told local media that they were not behind the attack in Godin-dhawe settlement which lies betwee Dhuusamareeb […]

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

Government forces repulse Al-shabaab after militants attack their bases.

Government forces repulse Al-shabaab after militants attack their bases.

  Wacaal media – Garbaharey Up to four people lost their lives after government forces squared it off with Al-shabaab fighters in Qodahey town in Gedo region. Locals confirmed to Wacaal media that the clashes came after Al-shabaab militants attacked a local military base in the area. Garbaharey residents woke […]

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

Jubbaland bars Universal TV from operating in its territories

Jubbaland bars Universal TV from operating in its territories

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The Jubbaland Administration has barred Universal TV from operating in its territories it has emerged. In a statement signed by the State’s Information Minister whose copy Wacaal media has seen, the minister accused the Somali TV station of jeopardizing the stability of Jubbaland by airing […]

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

Presidents Hassan Sheikh condemns attack, directs thorough investigations

Presidents Hassan Sheikh condemns attack, directs thorough investigations

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud wants a thorough investigations in to yesterday’s attack in Kismayu. Terming it a cowardly act, the president says the attack was meant to reverse gains made by the country but added that terrorists will not […]

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

Suspicion mars Kismayu attack as death toll rises in yesterday’s attack

Suspicion mars Kismayu attack as death toll rises in yesterday’s attack

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Additional reports from yesterday’s deadly attack in Kismayu indicate that the death toll now stands at 25. Medical officers at Kismayu general hospital told Wacaal media that several people succumbed to their injuries overnight while many others were transferred to Mogadishu for specialized treatment. The […]

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

Al-shabaab vows to carry out more attacks as it admits responsibility for yesterday’s attack

Al-shabaab vows to carry out more attacks as it admits responsibility for yesterday’s attack

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somali militants Al-shabaab have vowed to continue and intensify terror attacks in and out of Somalia a day after killing more than 25 Jubbaland security officers in an attack in Kismayu. Speaking to Al-Furqan radio, a pro-Al shabaab station, the terror group’s spokesman Sheikh Ali […]

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

Jubbaland forces kill colleague they accused of abating Kismayu terror attack

Jubbaland forces kill colleague they accused of abating Kismayu terror attack

  Wacaal media – Kismayu A member of the Jubbaland forces who has been a trainer for quite some time now has yesterday been shot dead by his colleagues, it has emerged. Ali Sankus who hails from the same clans the orchestrator of yesterday’s attack was shot dead in the […]

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

Head of AU mission apologizes for civilian deaths in the hands of AMISOM forces

Head of AU mission apologizes for civilian deaths in the hands of AMISOM forces

  Wacaal media – Nairobi The African Union mission in Somalia has promised to fast track investigations in to the July 31 killings of civilians by AMISOM forces in Marka town. Speaking to the media, head of mission Maman Sidikou expressed his regrets over the incidents saying those behind the […]

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

Death and destruction in blast targeting Jubbaland forces in Kismayu

Death and destruction in blast targeting Jubbaland forces in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Up to 20 members of the Jubbaland armed forces are feared dead while several other s sustained injuries after a vehicle laden with explosives was driven in to the Kismayu University on Saturday morning. Newly recruited members of the forces were being given their monthly […]

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

Government forces repulse Al-shabaab in Gerilley as they kill 3 militants.

Government forces repulse Al-shabaab in Gerilley as they kill 3 militants.

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Government forces claimed victory in the war on Al-shabaab militants in Gedo region after dislodging the militants from key towns in the area. Osman Nuh Haji, a senior Federal military officer in the region told local media they killed 3 militants in the latest offensive […]

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

Jubbaland militia accused of killing civilians in the outskirts of Kismayu

Jubbaland militia accused of killing civilians in the outskirts of Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Jubbaland forces massacred civilians in the outskirts of Kismayu town a senior federal government security officer has claimed. Col. Abdirashid Maalim Gaas who is a senior federal government military officer in Lower Jubba region said that the Jubbaland forces on Friday afternoon killed up to […]

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

Calls for urgent interventions made as residents of Baardheere face humanitarian crisis

  Wacaal media – Baardheere Residents of the recently liberated town of Baardhere are faced with humanitarian crisis should something is not done immediately, a local leader has said. Speaking to the media after visiting the town yesterday, MP Nur Farah Jama said that area residents require immediate interventions were […]

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

Special Ahlusunna forces fail in bid to forcefully free arrested deputy head of the group

  Wacaal media – Adaado An armed group last night raided NISA center in Adaado where the Vice President of Ahlusunna was being held. Sources say the attack was carried out by special Ahlusunna forces who sought to release by force their deputy head after he was arrested in Adaado […]

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

Ahlusuna’s Galmudug VP detained in Adaado

Ahlusuna’s Galmudug VP detained in Adaado

  Wacaal media – Adaado Security officials in Adaado yesterday detained Ahlusunna group’s Vice president in Adaado it has emerged. Confirming the arrest, area district commissioner Abdullahi Tootoole told the media that the Abdullahi Diirshe Daa’ad was arrested by government forces after word went round of his secret presence in […]

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

High level UN delegation visits Baardheere

High level UN delegation visits Baardheere

  Wacaal media – Baardheere UN and Aid agencies seem to returning to Baardheere town which was recently liberated from Al-shabaab after near a decade absence. This comes after a high level delegation from the WFP, FAO, UNICEF, UNDP and WHO among others led by UN head of Humanitarian activities […]

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

Buulamareer administrator killed in cold blood

Buulamareer administrator killed in cold blood

  Wacaal media – Buulamareer Unknown gunmen killed the deputy administrator of Buulamareer town in lower Shabeele region Haji Abdikadir Sheikh Hussein. Confirming the incident, a local official Abdifatah Haji Abdulle said that they were shocked by the incident as they have known the slain officer to be a humble […]

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

Ethiopian forces withdraw from more towns

Ethiopian forces withdraw from more towns

  Wacaal Media – Dhuusamareeb Exclusive reports reaching Wacaal media from Galgaduug, central Somalia indicate that Ethiopian forces withdrew from more towns days after they were accused of not being objective in the war against Al-shabaab. A senior official in Galgaduud told Wacaal media on condition of anonymity that the […]

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

More Ugandan police officers join colleagues in Mogadishu

More Ugandan police officers join colleagues in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Up to 140 additional police officers from have been deployed to Mogadishu joining their colleagues already serving under the AMISOM auspices. Head of the AU mission in Somalia Maman Sidikou said that the additional forces will play an integral part in the initiative to bring […]

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

AMISOM and Government forces kill up to 25 members of Al-shabaab in different offensives in Bakool

AMISOM and Government forces kill up to 25 members of Al-shabaab in different offensives in Bakool

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The combined forces of AMISOM and government forces has yesterday in the afternoon killed up to 25 Al-shabaab fighters in Bakool region operations. Confirming the incident, a senior government military officer Col. Abdi Mohamed Dile told Radio Mogadishu that that the offensives dealt a huge […]

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Tension high in Garbaharey following standoff between forces allied to incoming and outgoing administrations

Tension high in Garbaharey following standoff between forces allied to incoming and outgoing administrations

Wacaal media – Garbaharey Tension is very high Garbaharey town in Gedo region after fears emerged on how a standoff between the recently appointed administration and the previous one could degenerate in to a full blown conflict. Confirming the situation, a local traditional leader Buraale Jaama Deer told the media […]

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Al-shabaab chops off man’s hand for stealing a cow

Al-shabaab chops off man’s hand for stealing a cow

  Wacaal media – Tooratorow Somali militants Al-shabaab yesterday chopped a man’s hand after he was arrested on allegations of stealing a cow wortih $100. The man faced the sword in a public place in the town which falls under the Lower Shabeele region after getting the green light from […]

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AMISOM official questions objectivity of Ethiopian forces

AMISOM official questions objectivity of Ethiopian forces

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The objectivity of Ethiopian forces in AMISOM’s mission and the push to bring Somalia back to sanity has been questioned. Speaking to the media, head of the mission’s Sector Four which largely deals with Hiiraan region and its surrounding areas Col. Abdirahman Abdi Dhimbil said […]

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