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Qatari foreign minister jets in Mogadishu

Qatari foreign minister jets in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed al-attiya has today visited Mogadishu briefly and held talks with the Somali leadership before flying out at noon. Security was beefed up in and out of Adden Adde international airport as Qatar top diplomat […]

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

Youth radicalization in Kenya – up to 150 families affected

A file photo taken on February 13, 2012 shows Somali Al-Shabaab fighters in Elasha Biyaha

  Wacaal media – Nairobi It s now emerging that over 150 youths are currently undergoing training in Al Shabaab camps within and without the Kenyan borders. According to a report presented to the interior ministry by north eastern leadership, more than 150 families could not locate the whereabouts of […]

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

Somali ISIS members invite Al-shabaab to join group

Somali ISIS members invite Al-shabaab to join group

  Wacaal media – Nariobi In a video released by ISIS recently, members of Somali origin are seen inviting Al-shabaab militants to the group just like Nigeria’s Boko Haram. The video was titled “Message to Somali Muslims” and the speakers used the Somali language to drive the message home. “This […]

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

Somali forces kill 10 militants in offensive against Al-shabaab in Bakool region.

Somali forces kill 10 militants in offensive against Al-shabaab in Bakool region.

  Wacaal media – Baidoa Somali forces successfully launched an offensive against Al-shabaab militants in Tiyeegloy district of Bakool region. Sources told Wacaal.com that that up to 15 people died in the gun battle lasted for close to 4 hours. Tiyeeglow district commissioner Mohamed Abdulle Food Adde told local media […]

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

Qardo welcomes in style Puntland head of state.

Qardo welcomes in style Puntland head of state.

  Wacaal media – Qardo Puntland President Dr. Abdiwei Mohamed has arrived in Qardo town, regional headquarters of Kar-kaar province yesterday afternoon for an official visit. On arrival, the president was received by members of his cabinet, MPs, traditional and religious leaders, district and provincial administration, youth, women and the […]

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

Several suspects arrested in Kismayu following killing of traditional leader

Several suspects arrested in Kismayu following killing of traditional leader

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Following the killing in Kismayu of Mohamed Mohamud Hassan, a famous traditional leader earlier today security officials nabbed several suspects in a resultant crackdown. Mr. Hassan was among elders who elected President Madoobe in to office and was also among delegates that selected the newly […]

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

UAE donates military gear to Jubbaland

UAE donates military gear to Jubbaland

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu The United Arab Emirates has donated military equipment worth millions to the interim administration of Jubbaland. Speaking after receiving the items including vehicles from the UAE’s Somalia envoy, Jubbaland head of state Ahmed Mohamed Madoobe expressed his gratitude saying the equipment will go along way […]

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

Al-shabaab lectures Muslim faithful in a Kenyan mosque

Al-shabaab lectures Muslim faithful in a Kenyan mosque

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi Al-shabaab militants crossed over to Kenya in Huluqo, Garissa County and took over operations in a local mosque for close to an hour. They told the congregation that they were in a holy with Kenyan Christians and armed forces and appealed for their assistance. The […]

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

Somali government denies involvement in deportation of its nationals from Denmark

Somali government denies involvement in deportation of its nationals from Denmark

  Wacaal media – Mogadish The Federal government of Somalia has not been involved in any way in the deportation of four Somali youth from Denmark, head of immigration Abdullahi Gaafow has said. Speaking to the BBC’s Somali service, Gaafow denied that the deportations were done forcefully and that the […]

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

Puntland head of state hosts Ethiopian trained forces

Puntland head of state hosts Ethiopian trained forces

  Wacaal media – Garowe Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali – Gas, president of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland yesterday afternoon received in Garowe security officials trained by Ethiopia for the state. While thanking Ethiopia for the assistance, Dr. Abdiweli called on the officers to implement what they learnt in order […]

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

Puntland lashes out at Galmudug over ownership of Mudug region

Puntland lashes out at Galmudug over ownership of Mudug region

  Wacaal Media – Garowe Officials of the Puntland side of Mudug region have blasted their colleagues of Galmudug for claiming total ownership of the entire region. Speaking to the local media in Galkayo, Deputy Commissioner of the Puntland side of the region Ahmed Muse Nur accused Galmudug of fueling […]

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

President Madoobe reshuffles cabinet

President Madoobe reshuffles cabinet

  Wacaal media – Kismayu President of the interim administration of Jubbaland Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Islaam has today carried out a minor surgery on his cabinet. Ministers swapped positions in the mini reshuffle with sources saying the move was aimed at improving service delivery. Mohamed Aw Yussuf is the new […]

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

Ahlusuna withdraws from Adaado conference

Ahlusuna withdraws from Adaado conference

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Reports reaching us from Adaado town, headquarters of the Himan and Heeb’s regional headquarters indicate that Ahlusuna has withdrawn from the ongoing conference on the formation of a regional state for central regions. In a statement, the group cited interference by the Federal government, especially […]

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

Puntland opens civil registration office in Qardo

Puntland opens civil registration office in Qardo

  Wacaal media – Qardo Services have been brought closer to the people in the Puntland town of Qardo after the government opened a civil registration office in the area. The office was officially opened by the state’s minister for Transport Mr. Abdirashid Mohamed Hersi accompanied by several high ranking […]

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

Jubbaland administration’s spokesman links speaker Jawari to motion against region’s parliament.

Jubbaland administration’s spokesman links speaker Jawari to motion against region’s parliament.

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The spokesman of the interim Jubbaland administration Mr. Abdinassir Seerar Maah has sensationally claimed that speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia Prof Osman Jawari was solely responsible for the motion tabled in the house against the newly formed parliament of Jubbaland. Speaking to the […]

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

US to offer capacity building to Jubbaland’s armed forces

US to offer capacity building to Jubbaland’s armed forces

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu An American delegation composed mainly of Military and other security officials has set foot in Kismayu yesterday to offer capacity building to the regional administration. Receiving the delegation, Jubbaland first vice President Gen. Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail – fartaag said that they were happy to receive […]

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

Puntland bans SNTV from its territories

Puntland bans SNTV from its territories

    Wacaal media – Garowe Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland has banned the National television from its territories. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior whose copy Wacaal media has received, SNTV was banned for what authorities say was airing exaggerated stories relating to the refugees fleeing […]

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

Dalha accuses Somali government of messing Federal system.

Dalha accuses Somali government of messing Federal system.

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somali Member of Parliament Prof. Mohamed Omar Dalha has lashed out at the Federal government of Somalia for messing with the federal system. Speaking to the local press in Mogadishu, Dalha said that both established and upcoming administration do not conform to the practices of […]

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

Mastermind of Baidoa statehouse attack executed

Mastermind of Baidoa statehouse attack executed

  Wacaal media – Baidoa A man accused of being behind the attack on South West Somalia state’s presidential palace was this morning executed after a military court found him guilty of the offence. Siraj Abdullahi drove a vehicle laden with explosives in to the presidential palace killing for security […]

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

Galgaduud: Warring factions reconciled

Galgaduud: Warring factions reconciled

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A reconciliation meeting was held for two warring clans in Dhabad location, 40Km North of Adaado town. Traditional and religious leaders arrived in the area yesterday and succeeded in bringing the two sides to the negotiation table to resolve their differences. This was the first […]

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

 Residents of Lower Jubba take to the streets protesting against motion tabled in Federal Parliament on Jubbaland

  Residents of Lower Jubba take to the streets protesting against motion tabled in Federal Parliament on Jubbaland

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Residents of several major towns in Lower Jubba region which fall under the interim Jubbaland state have held protests following a decision by more than 40 Federal MPs to table a motion against their administration. The processions were held in Afmadoow, Badhaadhe and Dhobley bringing […]

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

No activity along major roads as Kismayu is slapped with embargo

No activity along major roads as Kismayu is slapped with embargo

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu Headquarters of the Interim Jubbaland administration, Kismayu is today a no go zone after the government notified area residents last night about the restrictions. There is no activity along major roads in the city motorist and pedestrians kept off. Sources told Wacaal media that a […]

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

Al-shabaab breaks silence over Burundi crisis

Al-shabaab breaks silence over Burundi crisis

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somali militants Al-shabaab have spoken for the first time on the crisis that hit Burundi after President Nkurunzinza announced seeking a third term in office. In a statement by the militants read by Spokesman Ali Mohamed Rage alias Ali Dheere, Al-shabaab commended Burundians for rising […]

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

Ahlusuna jails Radio Galgaduud’s deputy director after station failed to give in to their demands

Ahlusuna jails Radio Galgaduud’s deputy director after station failed to give in to their demands

Mogadishu-Wacaal Media Ahlusuna forces in Guri’el district last night arrested the deputy director of Radio Galgaduud Mr. Abdikadir Gure. Gure who also doubles up as Universal TV’s Galgaduud correspondent was summoned to Guri’el police stations and was later put behind bars on showing up. Confirming his arrest, Director of the […]

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

Jubbaland administration planning forceful takeover of areas in it territories under control of Al-shabaab

Jubbaland administration planning forceful takeover of areas in it territories under control of Al-shabaab

    Wacaal media – Garowe The interim administration of Jubbaland will soon embark on a move to reclaim all its territories under the control of Al-Shabaab militants. Speaking in a forum on security held in Ethiopia, Vice president of the administration Gen. Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail (fartaag) said that their […]

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

How communities shared slots in the delegation that will form regional state for Mudug and Galgaduud

How communities shared slots in the delegation that will form regional state for Mudug and Galgaduud

    Wacaal media – Mogadishu According to preliminary reports reaching our Mogadishu news desk, communities living in Mudug and Galgaduud regions have agreed on the number of delegates each would have in the team that will form a regional state for the two regions in the ongoing conference in […]

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

Senior AMISOM official linked to fuel misappropriation set free

Senior AMISOM official linked to fuel misappropriation set free

  Wacaal media – Kampala A senior Ugandan Military commander who served in Somalia under AMISOM and was accused of misappropriating fuel belonging to the peacekeepers has been set free by a military court of appeal in Kampala. Col. Hassan Kimbowa reportedly sold the fuel to the public during his […]

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

Somali forces say they are holding Al-shabaab fighters captured in Friday’s Middle Shabelle fight

Somali forces say they are holding Al-shabaab fighters captured in Friday’s Middle Shabelle fight

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Commanders of the Somali armed forces in Middle Shabelle region have confirmed capturing several members of Al-shabaab militia in the recent fight between the two sides in Fiidow location on Friday afternoon. Speaking to the local media, the officials said that they killed up to […]

May 16, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab takes Iranian captives to Galhareeri

Al-shabaab takes Iranian captives to Galhareeri

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Reports reaching us from Galhareeri district in eastern Galgaduud region indicates that Somali militants Al-shabaab have brought there up to 14 Iranian nationals they captured off the Somali coast in Mudug region as their vessel approached the area. Somali security officials say they have reports […]

May 16, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Center for unity and democracy slams appointment of commissions

Center for unity and democracy slams appointment of commissions

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Following the appointment and approval of several key commissions by the Federal government of Somalia, the center for unity and democracy has voiced concern over the process. In a press statement, the center says that the process was filled with secrecy, lobbying and political interest […]

May 16, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland head of state Dr. Abdiweli Gas expected back in Garowe today

Puntland head of state Dr. Abdiweli Gas expected back in Garowe today

  Wacaal media – Garowe After attending a series of International meetings in Roma, UAE and Nairobi, President of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gas is today expected in Garowe, headquarters of the regional state. Preparations for his welcoming is currently underway in the city especially at […]

May 16, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab re-takes Aw-dheegle and Mubarak, Lower Shabelle

Al-Shabab is paying young men from Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods to fight in Somalia

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somali militants Al-shabaab re-took control of two towns in Lower Shabelle from the Federal government. The militants regained control of Aw-dheegle and Mubara after losing them to government forces sometimes back. More than 10 people from both sides lost their lives in a fierce fight […]

May 16, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Garowe: Preparations to mark May 15 in top gear

Garowe: Preparations to mark May 15 in top gear

  Wacaal media – Garowe Preparations for celebrations to mark the day Somali’s freedom fighters SYL was formed are in top gear in Garowe, headquarters of Puntland state. High level government delegations are expected to grace the colorful event set to take place in Puntland State University’s Garowe campus. The […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenya Police beef up security around parliament, office of the president

  Wacaal media – Nairobi Courtesy of KTN Police have beefed up security around parliament, office of the president and office of the deputy president. Motorists plying parliament road and Harambee avenue were subjected to thorough search of their vehicles before they could be allowed to pass adjacent to the […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali journalist among dead immigrants in Egypt

Somali journalist among dead immigrants in Egypt

  Wacaal media – Garowe Egyptian authorities have released pictures of three immigrants who died after their boat capsized as they undertook a daring journey by sea. Among the dead was a Somali journalist who used to live in Egypt Mr. Abdiaziz Ibrahim alias Al-adaala. He has worked with several […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

We value your contribution, President tells the youth and professionals

We value your contribution, President tells the youth and professionals

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal republic of Somalia Mr. has welcome the input and opinion of the youth and professionals towards how best to manage the country’s affairs. Speaking after hosting them in his office, President Mohamud said that lauded the youth for contributing bright ideas […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ahlusunna says no to the integration of Somali forces

Ahlusunna says no to the integration of Somali forces

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Following a decision by the Federal government of Somalia to come up with unified national armed forces in Somalia, plans for the integration of regional armed forces into the Federal security institutions were launched. The plan has now faced opposition from Ahlusunna who dismissed it […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Burundi ‘Coup': Army General claims to have toppled Nkurunzinza

  Wacaal media – Nairobi EAC leaders have condemned the attempted coup in Burundi that has been the scene of unrest for almost a month now. There are reports that embattled President Pierre Nkurun-ziza flew home after a meeting with his regional counterparts on the crisis in Burundi, but he […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

WFP comes to the rescue of Buulo-burdo residents as it ships in Relief food

WFP comes to the rescue of Buulo-burdo residents as it ships in Relief food

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Residents of Buulo-burde in Hiraan region have a reason to smile following the distribution of relief food in the area. The food aid was donated by the WFP and was delivered using helicopters to officials in Baladweyne for onward transmission to Buulo-burde. Speaking to the […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland says no to deployment of foreign forces in its territories

Puntland says no to deployment of foreign forces in its territories

  Wacaal Media – Garowe Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland has out rightly rejected any plans to deploy foreign forces in its territories under the banner of AMISOM. According to a statement from the Presidency whose copy has reached Wacaal.com, Puntland has also taken issue with the newly constitute commissions […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Forum to discuss human rights opens in Garowe

Forum to discuss human rights opens in Garowe

  Wacaal media – Garowe A two day forum on human rights has today opened its doors in Garowe, headquarters of Puntland state. The meeting, organized by the Puntland non-state actors association and attended by stakeholder from Puntland is set to officially release a research carried on human rights violations […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Closed money transfer companies express optimism to resume business

Closed money transfer companies express optimism to resume business

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi The management of some of the Somali money transfer companies whose accounts were frozen by the Kenyan government for alleged involvement in terror activities expressed optimism to resume business soon. Speaking to our Nairobi correspondent in an exclusive interview, the management of Amal and Olympic […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

North Korea defence minister executed: South Korea intelligence

North Korea defence minister executed: South Korea intelligence

  North Korean Defence Minister Hyon Yong-Chol has been executed by anti-aircraft fire for disloyalty and showing disrespect to leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea’s intelligence agency said Wednesday. Hundreds of officials watched Hyon’s execution on April 30, Han Ki-Beom, the deputy director of the National Intelligence Agency (NIS), told a […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab members to face firing squad today

Al-shabaab members to face firing squad today

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Two members of Al-shabaab who found guilty of carrying out terror activities by a military court and sentenced to hand will today have a date with the firing squad. They were sentenced on April 16. Preparations for the executions of 37 year old Shuceyb Ibraahim […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Several suspects arrested as somali security forces and AMISOM launch operations in Baladweyne

Several suspects arrested as somali security forces and AMISOM launch operations in Baladweyne

  Wacaal Media – Baladweyne Somali security forces assisted by their AMISOM colleagues today launched a security operation in Baladweyne, headquarters of Hiraan region. The operation was aimed at beefing up security in the area as the town hosts a reconciliation meeting for warring clans. Affected neighborhoods include Labagalaay, Koonshin […]

May 12, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Female journalist survives assassination attempt in Mogadishu

Female journalist survives assassination attempt in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A former journalist with Radio Barkulan in Mogadishu Ms. Nimo Hassan Abdi has a few hours ago today survived an attempt on her life by unknown gunmen. Speaking in an interview with Radio Kulmiye, Nimo confirmed she was attacked by masked gunmen but escaped unhurt. […]

May 12, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Britain and Sweden pledge more support for Somalia as president hosts envoys

Britain and Sweden pledge more support for Somalia as president hosts envoys

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Britain and Sweden have pledged to continue with their financial and material support to Somalia in order to see the country back on its feet. Speaking after meeting President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in his office yesterday, British envoy Mr. Neil Wigan and his Swedish counterpart […]

May 12, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Measles vaccination campaign kicks off in Mudug region

Measles vaccination campaign kicks off in Mudug region

  Wacaal Media – Galkayo A measles vaccination campaign has kicked off in several districts in Mudug region which falls under the Galmudug administration. This comes after several cases of the disease was reported from the area according to Galmudug’s Minister for Health Mr. Omar Abdi Mohamed. Mohamed has called […]

May 12, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali security forces and AMISOM take over key town from Al-shabaab militants in Hiraan region.

Somali security forces and AMISOM take over key town from Al-shabaab militants in Hiraan region.

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Reports reaching us from Buurweyne town indicate that Somali security forces assisted by their AMISOM colleagues have today seized control of the town after successfully launching an offensive on Al-shabaab militants. The town is 28KM south of Buuloburde district and was a key town for […]

May 11, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Demonstrations in Burco turn violent as people say no to extension of the Silaanyo led administration’s term

Demonstrations in Burco turn violent as people say no to extension of the Silaanyo led administration’s term

  Wacaal media – Bur’o Resident of Bur’o town of Somaliland today a staged a demonstration that later turned ugly in protest of Parliament’s decision to extend the life of the Silaanyo led administration. The angry protesters it huge born fires and barricaded major roads in the area with. Most […]

May 11, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Galkayo prepares to host Puntland consultative forum

Galkayo prepares to host Puntland consultative forum

  Wacaal media – Galkayo Preparations for a consultative forum for Puntland state are in top gear in Galkayo, headquarter of Mudug. Delegations attending the conference are expected from all the major towns and cities of the semi-autonomous state. The forum is expected to be officially opened on May 15. […]

May 11, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Suspense rents the air in Taleeh as elders arrested by Somaliland security officials

Suspense rents the air in Taleeh as elders arrested by Somaliland security officials

  Wacaal media – Garowe There was confusion and suspense in Taleeh district, Sool region after area residents witnessed a rare incident, several Professionals and traditional elders were arrested in the area by Somaliland security officials who were in the town. Businesses and learning has come to a standstill in […]

May 11, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somalia’s Livestock Export Largely To Gulf States Has Hit A Record High.

Somalia’s Livestock Export Largely To Gulf States Has Hit A Record High.

  Courtesy of CCTV: Export data collected by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia indicates the country exported 4.6 million goats and sheep last year. And that does not include the camel exports. Somalia’s ministry of livestock says the recent animal exports is the highest it’s been […]

May 11, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab militants ambush Somalia security forces and AMISOM in Qansah Dheere

Al-shabaab militants ambush Somalia security forces and AMISOM in Qansah Dheere

  Wacaal media – Baidoa According to reports reaching us from Qansah dheere district in Baay region, Somali security forces and Al-shabaab militants in the area were involved in a fierce fight. The forces were assisted by their AMISOM colleagues and it broke out after the militants ambushed a convoy […]

May 11, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali security forces free 14months old girl taken hostage

Somali security forces free 14months old girl taken hostage

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Security forces in Somalia have successfully freed a young girl who was taken hostage by a gang from Mogadishu’s Bakaaraha market. Confirming the incident to the press, area police commander Mr. Hussein Said Jimale said that his officers acted on time after they were notified […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Blast rocks Marka town in Lower Shabelle as hand grenade is hurled at AMISOM officials

Blast rocks Marka town in Lower Shabelle as hand grenade is hurled at AMISOM officials

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Reports reaching us from Marka town headquarter of Lower Shabelle region indicates that AMISOM forces were this morning attacked in the area. Eyewitnesses told local media that a hand grenade was hurled at AMISOM personnel at place not far from the town’s police station. Two […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland set to introduce own currency

Puntland set to introduce own currency

  Wacaal media – Garowe According to a confidential report received by Wacaal media’s Garowe office, the semi-autonomous state will soon launch its own currency to be used by the local people. Sources say the currency will be launched on June 7, 2015 and will only be in the form […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland bans driving without license on its roads.

Puntland bans driving without license on its roads.

  Wacaal media – Garowe Plans are underway to restrict the number of drivers in Puntland by introducing licensing throughout the state Announcing the changes, the Ministry of transport said that the changes will take effect on June one and anybody found contravening the rules will be arraigned in a […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Top commanders of Somalia’s security forces Sworn in

Top commanders of Somalia’s security forces Sworn in

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today witnessed the swearing of senior security officials that were appointed and approved recently. Commander of Prison services General Bashiir Mohamed Jama and Police commander General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Haamid were sworn in by President of the Supreme Court Aideed Abdullahi […]

May 9, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Refugees that returned from Kenya voluntarily now suffer in Lower Jubba region.

Refugees that returned from Kenya voluntarily now suffer in Lower Jubba region.

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Following a tri-patriate agreement between Kenya, Somalia and the UNHCR, more than 1000 refugees took advantage of a voluntary repatriation exercise initiated earlier this year in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya. Most of these people were re-settled in Dhobley and Kulbiyoow which all fall […]

May 9, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM and Jubbaland security forces set to launch major offensive on Al-shabaab in the region

AMISOM and Jubbaland security forces set to launch major offensive on Al-shabaab in the region

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu Following the completion of the structures of governance for the interim Jubbaland administration after the newly formed parliament was inaugurated two days ago, security officials in the region assisted by their AMISOM colleagues are set to major offensives in the region aimed at dislodging Al-shabaab […]

May 9, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Killed Puntland MP laid to rest in Galkayo

Killed Puntland MP laid to rest in Galkayo

  Wacaal Media – Galkayo A Puntland Member of Parliament who was killed in Galkayo last night was today laid to rest in the area in a state funeral. Vice president of Puntland Eng. Adihakim Abdullahi led other government officials among them ministers and members of parliament in mourning the […]

May 9, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somalia’s Federal Parliament set to discuss motion against Jubbaland government

Somalia’s Federal Parliament set to discuss motion against Jubbaland government

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Members of the Somali Federal Parliament are today set to receive notification of a motion brought against the interim government of Jubbaland led by Ahmed Madoobe. One of the members who submitted the motion Mr. Dahir Amin Jeesow told the media that copies of the […]

May 9, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali premier to appear before parliament today

Somali premier to appear before parliament today

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Prime Minister of the Federal government of Somalia Mr. Omar Sharmarke is today set to address the Federal Parliament on the plans and manifestos of his government. Members told the media that the parliamentary agenda is also set to be discussed in the meeting with […]

May 9, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Government of Puntland sends condolences following the killing of MP Lugool

Government of Puntland sends condolences following the killing of MP Lugool

  Wacaal media – Garowe The government of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland has expressed shock at the untimely death of a Member of Parliament after he was shot dead in Galkayo tonight. The late Said Hussein Nur (Dirir) was shot dead by unknown gunmen as he left a mosque […]

May 8, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland MP shot dead in Galkayo by unknown gunmen

Puntland MP shot dead in Galkayo by unknown gunmen

  Wacaal media – Galkayo A Puntland Member of Parliament was tonight shot dead in Galkayo town by unknown gunmen. Said Hussein Dirir (Said Lugool) was reportedly leaving Abu-Hureira mosque in the town when the assailants pounced on him after the evening prayers. Reports indicate that his body guard was […]

May 8, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali MP slams inauguration of Jubbaland parliament

Somali MP slams inauguration of Jubbaland parliament

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu A member of the Federal Parliament of Somalia Mr. Dahir Amin Jesow has said that the newly formed Parliament of Jubbaland was not constituted in line with the constitution. Speaking to the local media in Mogadishu, Jesow said that the process was not only illegal, […]

May 8, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Mayor of Mogadishu slams NGOs spreading Shiite teachings in the city

Mayor of Mogadishu slams NGOs spreading Shiite teachings in the city

  Wacaal Media – Mogadishu Banaadir regional commissioner who is also the Mayor of Mogadishu Mr. Hassan Mohamed Hussein (Mungaab) has broken his silence over news in the media recently to the effect that a group of people with a mission to spread Shiite teachings were camouflaging themselves as aid […]

May 8, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »