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SOMALIA: Puntland President set to return to Garowe today

SOMALIA: Puntland President set to return to Garowe today

Puntland President H:E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas is set to return to Garowe today after attending high level conference on Somalia upcoming elections in Mogadishu, Villa Puntland Reports. The President is expected to reach Garowe today before proceeding to Qardho, Karkaar Province where he will open National Traditional leaders Consultation […]

May 23, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Graphic videos, luring tweets — terrorism trial zeros in on Islamic State recruiting

Graphic videos, luring tweets — terrorism trial zeros in on Islamic State recruiting

Titles of Islamic State propaganda videos flashed across the screens positioned in front of the 16 jurors — “Flames of War,” “Upon the Prophetic Methodology,” “Changing of the Swords 4.” Then, federal prosecutors showed jurors a photo of several men whose freshly severed heads sat on the ground. The jurors […]

May 11, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

ISWA head urges parents to be wary of Al-shabaab recruitment of their children

ISWA head urges parents to be wary of Al-shabaab recruitment of their children

  Wacaal media – Baidoa President of the Interim South West State of Somalia Shariff Hassan has urged parents to closely monitor their children’s activities so that they don’t fall in to the hands of preying Al-shabaab recruiters. Speaking in Baidoa, Hassan said parents have responsibility over their children and […]

April 6, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

MP injured, bodyguards killed in Mogadishu drive-by shooting

MP injured, bodyguards killed in Mogadishu drive-by shooting

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A Somali MP was on Tuesday evening injured in Mogadishu and two of his body guards killed in an armed attack in Hamarweyne. Mohamed Ali Dahiye is said to be in stable condition. Dahiye was recently sworn in as an MP and it was clear […]

April 6, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ethiopian and Somali National forces seek to capture Aadan-yabaal town

Ethiopian and Somali National forces seek to capture Aadan-yabaal town

  Wacaal media Reports reaching us from Aadan-yabaal town indicate there is tension in the area after it has emerged Ethiopian and Somali National Forces were on their way to the town. Local residents have started moving out of the town early today for fear of being caught in the […]

April 5, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

ISWA in efforts to liberate Waajid district from Al-shabaabmedia

ISWA in efforts to liberate Waajid district from Al-shabaabmedia

  Wacaal  – Baidoa The Interim South West Somalia Administration has announced plans to dislodge Al-shabaab militants from Waajid district of Bakool region. Waajid deputy district commissioner Adow Abdirahman told the local media they were ready to launch offensives to clear roads leading to and from the district. Adow added […]

April 5, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM, Somali National forces take over Ula-Jaraf

AMISOM, Somali National forces take over Ula-Jaraf

  Wacaal media Lates reports from Central Somalia indicate that AMISOM forces in collaboration with their Federal government colleagues have taken over Ula-jaraf town from Al-shabaab. Sources indicate the town fall in to the hands of the joint forces after Al-shabaab militants withdrew from the area after sensing danger. The […]

April 5, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenya marks second anniversary of Garissa University attack

Kenya marks second anniversary of Garissa University attack

  Wacaal media – Garissa The people and government of Kenya today converged at the Garissa University College to commemorate the second anniversary of the deadly Garissa University College attack that left 148 people dead. The ceremony was attended by local leaders led by the Governor of Garissa County Nathif […]

April 2, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Jubbalands asks for Federal government assistance in mitigation of famine

Jubbalands asks for Federal government assistance in mitigation of famine

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The government of Jubbaland State has called on the Federal government to supplement its efforts to mitigate effects of drought and famine currently prevailing in some parts of the country. Speaking to the press in Kismayu, State minister for Social Affairs also called on both […]

April 2, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

New Commander named to head Kismayo police

New Commander named to head Kismayo police

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Jubbaland’s minister for internal security Mohamed Warsme has named a new police commandant to take charge of Kismayu. In a memo dated March 30, 2016 and signed by the minister, Col. Hassan Khayre Ahmed was named to take the position. The minister said Col. Ahmed […]

March 31, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Mudug regional internal auditor dies in Galkayo blast

Mudug regional internal auditor dies in Galkayo blast

  Wacaal media Additional reports from today’s blast in Galkayo hotel indicate that a senior Puntland government official is among the dead. Said Ali Yussuf, the regional auditor of Mudug region is said to have died in the suicide attack at hotel Uunlaaye, one of the city’s biggest hotels. Several […]

March 31, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Security forces nab vehicle laden with explosives in Mogadishu

Security forces nab vehicle laden with explosives in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Reports reaching us from Mogadishu indicate that government forces Tuesday morning nabbed a vehicle that was loaded with explosives. Officials received tip off from the public as car cruised near the former State House. No one was arrested in connection with the discovery although investigations […]

March 29, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Madobe explains delays in naming cabinet

Madobe explains delays in naming cabinet

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Jubbaland president Ahmed Mohamed Islaan has attributed his ongoing reconciliation efforts to the delays in naming his cabinet. Speaking in Kismayu, Madobe said he was in talks with aggrieved local clans in an effort to bring them all on board before naming his all-inclusive government […]

March 29, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Prime Minister Sharmarke set to visit Puntland

Prime Minister Sharmarke set to visit Puntland

  Wacaal media – Garowe Prime Minister of the Federal government of Somalia Omar Sharmarke is set to visit Puntland days after local forces crashed an Al-shabaab incursion. Sharmarke’s visit was however linked to political standoff between his administration and the government of Puntland over the 4.5 decision which was […]

March 25, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland forces capture nine suspected members of Al-shabaab in Bandar Bayla locations clash

Puntland forces capture nine suspected members of Al-shabaab in Bandar Bayla locations clash

  Wacaal media – Garowe A fierce gunfight was yesterday reported from Durdiri, Dhalin baar and Toga Qundhood locations that fall under Bandar Bayla town of Puntland. Reports indicate Puntland forces battled suspected members of Al-shabaab number up to 18 fighters but managed to capture nine of them alive. Two […]

March 25, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland diaspora donates foods stuff to armed forces

Puntland diaspora donates foods stuff to armed forces

  Wacaal media – Bossaso The Puntland diaspora has donated assorted food stuff as part of efforts to stand with the local forces that ran over invading Al-shabaab militants. The donations by the diaspora in Denmark include 500 bags of dates and 165 boxes of canned fish and was handed […]

March 24, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

We have totally crashed militant attack, says Puntland

We have totally crashed militant attack, says Puntland

  Wacaal media – Garowe The government of Puntland has announced it has fully crashed militant attacks in its territories in the past few days. Information Minister Mohamud Hassa So’ade said he will table the extent of damage inflicted on the invading fighters within the next 24hours. So’ade said Puntland […]

March 21, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Local forces up to the task in battle with Al-shabaab in Puntland territories, says Prime Minster Sharmarke

Local forces up to the task in battle with Al-shabaab in Puntland territories, says Prime Minster Sharmarke

Wacaal media – Mogadishu Prime Minister of the Federal government of Somalia Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has said local forces will clear invading Al-shabaab fighters from Nugaal and Mudug regions and that there was no need for deployment of Amisom forces in the affected areas so far. Speaking after jetting into […]

March 21, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Turkey asks for international help to fight terror

Turkey asks for international help to fight terror

Wacaal media – Istanbul Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has called for international help especially from EU member states in the wake of increasing terror attacks in his country. He said Turkey will step up the war on terror both at home and abroad. His sentiments come after four people […]

March 20, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland president concludes fruitful foreign trips

Puntland president concludes fruitful foreign trips

  Wacaal media – Garowe The president of Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gas has concluded a month-long international trip that has seen him visit several countries where he met the Puntland Diaspora. Dr. Abdiweli has reportedly arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa earlier today where he is expected to […]

March 18, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland forces block invading militants from leaving Suuj valley

Puntland forces block invading militants from leaving Suuj valley

  Wacaal media – Garowe Puntlnad forces last night blocked invading Al-shabaab militants from sneaking out of Suuj town. In a press briefing, Vice President Eng. Abdullai Omar Amey said the militants tried to sneak of out of their hideouts in the Suuj valley at around 10.20pm but local forces […]

March 18, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

ISWA to recruit and train more police officers.

ISWA to recruit and train more police officers.

  Wacaal media – Baidoa The Interim South West State of Somalia (ISWA) is in the process of recruiting and training more police officers to beef up security in its territories. Speaking to the media in Baidoa, Bay regional police Commandant Col. Mahad Abdirahman said plans were under way to […]

March 18, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President Hassan Sheikh lauds the contribution of Burundi as he hosts Vice President.

President Hassan Sheikh lauds the contribution of Burundi as he hosts Vice President.

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has lauded the contribution of Burundi towards seeing a stable Somalia. Speaking after hosting the first vice president of Burundi Gaston Sindimwo who is in the country for a two day official visit on Wednesday […]

March 17, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President of Puntland urges the general public to help those affected by current droughts

President of Puntland urges the general public to help those affected by current droughts

  Wacaal media – Garowe The President of Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas has appealed to the general public back at home and the Puntland Diaspora to help their people hit by the current biting droughts in the country. Speaking in Ohio, USA where he is currently on official […]

March 10, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Government forces battle Al-shabaab in middle Shabelle region

Government forces battle Al-shabaab in middle Shabelle region

  Wacaal media – Middle Shabelle Reports reaching us from Miirtakwo town in middle shabelle region indicate that Somali national forces and Al-shabaab squared it off in the area today. Sources indicate the battle came after SNA launched an offensive against militant bases in the area. We could not immediately […]

March 10, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Three police officers die in Mogadishu suicide attack

Three police officers die in Mogadishu suicide attack

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Three police officers died in an attempted suicide blast in Mogadishu earlier today, Banadir regional police Commandant Gen. Ali Gaab has confirmed. In a press briefing, Gen Ali Gaab said the assailant behind the attack was captured alive after surviving with serious injuries. He said […]

March 9, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab admits US drone attack, denies heavy casualties

Al-shabaab admits US drone attack, denies heavy casualties

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Al-shabaab have said there was indeed a US drone attack targeting one of their strongholds but denied the heavy casualties reported by the international media. Pro – militant media reported few or no casualties but the US said it killed up to 150 fighters in […]

March 9, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President Hassan Sheikh lauds role of women as Somalia marks International women’s day

President Hassan Sheikh lauds role of women as Somalia marks International women’s day

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu: President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal government of Somalia has praised women for the role they play in holding the country together. Speaking during celebration to mark this year’s International women’s day in Mogadishu, the president said Somali women have always been at the […]

March 9, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

MP raises security concerns over 2016 elections

MP raises security concerns over 2016 elections

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A federal MP who is also a former Minster of internal affairs has raised concerns over the 2016 elections. Speaking in parliament, Abdullahi Goodah Barre said government forces and AMISOM withdrew from key towns leaving them at the mercy of Al-shabaab and other criminal gangs […]

March 2, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Karkaar women ask Jubbaland to release detained elders

Karkaar women ask Jubbaland to release detained elders

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Women from Karkaar region of Puntland have asked the Jubbaland administration to unconditionally release three people including two elders currently being held in Kismayu. Those in detention are Sultan Mohamed Gele Omar, Caqil Abdullahi Bille Said and Drs. Idil Abdikarim and it was not clear […]

March 1, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Galmudug forces battle Al-shabaab southern Mudug

Galmudug forces battle Al-shabaab southern Mudug

  Wacaal media – Mudug Reports reaching our news desk indicate Galmudug forces today battled Al-shabaab at El-Abdi and Aad locations of southern Mudug. The battle came after Galmudug forces launched an offensive against the militants raiding their camps in these rural towns. El-Abdi and Aad fall under Harardheere town […]

March 1, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

AMISOM condemns Baidoa attack as death toll rises to 30

AMISOM condemns Baidoa attack as death toll rises to 30

  Wacaal media – Baidoa The special representative of the AU who is also head of the AMISOM mission Amb. Francisco Caetano Madeira has condemned yesterday attack in Baidoa where civilians were killed. While sending his condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the attack, Amb. Madeira […]

February 29, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

ISWA Confirms arrest of masterminds and key suspects of yesterday’s attack in Baidoa

ISWA Confirms arrest of masterminds and key suspects of yesterday’s attack in Baidoa

  Wacaal media – Baidoa The Interim South West Administration of Somalia has confirmed to have arrested most of the assailants who carried out Sunday’s attack in Baidoa. The Administration’s Minister for militia and disarmament Mohamed Hussein Elay also confirmed security forces have managed to unearth key locations from where […]

February 29, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Italy pledges support for Somalia in matters security

Italy pledges support for Somalia in matters security

  Wacaal media – Istanbul Italy has pledged more support for Somalia especially in the security sector in the ongoing high level forum in Turkey. The announcement was made by the Foreign Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni who spoke at the forum on Wednesday. Gentiloni said continued support by the […]

February 25, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

NISA arrests senior member of Al-shabaab at a Mogadishu hotel

NISA arrests senior member of Al-shabaab at a Mogadishu hotel

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A senior member of Al-shabaab was today arrested by officials from the National Intelligence and Security Agency – NISA at his hotel room in Mogadishu’s Bakaaraha area. The man who had a bounty on his head was on the radar of NISA for quite some […]

February 23, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Amisom forces impose curfew in Leego following intelligence reports of imminent attack

Amisom forces impose curfew in Leego following intelligence reports of imminent attack

  Wacaal media – Leego Amisom forces in Leego yesterday announced a curfew in the town and its environs after receiving intelligence reports indicating an imminent Al-shabaab attack. Following the announcement, heavily armed contingents were deployed to major streets and joints in the town. Local residents confirmed to the media […]

February 23, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Amisom in fierce gun battle with Al-shabaab after ambush in Bay region

Amisom in fierce gun battle with Al-shabaab after ambush in Bay region

  Wacaal media – Bay AMISOM’s Ethiopian forces yesterday battled Al-shabaab militants in the outskirts of Balli-doogle town near the airport with sources putting the death toll at ten on both sides. Amisom officials confirmed the battle came after the militants ambushed the troops who were heading Baidoa. The forces […]

February 23, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Hundreds of Somali youth languishing in Indian jails for piracy related cases to be arraigned in court today

Hundreds of Somali youth languishing in Indian jails for piracy related cases to be arraigned in court today

  Wacaal media – Mumbai More than 100 Somali youth have been in Indian jails since 2011 after they were arrested on piracy related incidents. Saadia Mohamud Hussein, a sister to one of those in detention told the VOA’s Somali service most of those youth will be arraigned in court […]

February 22, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President Hassan Sheikh leaves for Turkey

President Hassan Sheikh leaves for Turkey

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and a delegation he was heading today left for Turkey to attend a conference on Somalia affairs. High ranking government officials, MPs and Banadir regional administration officials were at the airport to see of the […]

February 22, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland police arrest several suspects in Galkayo security operations

Puntland police arrest several suspects in Galkayo security operations

  Wacaal media – Galkayo Several youth suspected to have been arrested by Puntland police in Galkayo on suspicion of masterminding insecurity incidences in the town and its environs. Officials say the operation was successful and will be spread to every corner of the town. They urged parents to monitor […]

February 22, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Prime Minister Sharmarke and his delegation held at Kenyan airport for hours

Prime Minister Sharmarke and his delegation held at Kenyan airport for hours

  Wacaal media – Nairobi A high level delegation from Somalia led by Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke was today held at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for close to four hours for unexplained reasons. Confirming the incident in an interview with the VOA Somalia service, a Member of […]

February 20, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Mogadishu: 26 members of Al-shabaab nabbed in NISA operation

Mogadishu: 26 members of Al-shabaab nabbed in NISA operation

Wacaal media – Mogadishu The National Security and Intelligence Agency – NISA yesterday arrested up to 300 suspects in a successful operation in two Mogadishu neighborhoods. Addressing the media as the operation gained momentum in Heliwa and Yaqshiid districts of Mogadishu, Banadir regional administration’s spokesman Abdifatah Halane said out of […]

February 19, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

EU, Puntland launch key livestock development project in Garowe

EU, Puntland launch key livestock development project in Garowe

  Wacaal media – Garowe A key livestock development project was yesterday evening commissioned in Garowe, headquarters of Puntland government. The project implemented by the Ministry of Livestock and the European Union was launched at a colorful ceremony attended by top ministry officials led by the Minister and the Permanent […]

February 19, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Federal Parliament to initiate referendum over amended clauses in the constitution

Federal Parliament to initiate referendum over amended clauses in the constitution

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The Federal Parliament of Somalia has resolved to subject amended clauses of the constitution to referendum in Kismayu, Adaado, Baidoa and several other towns to allow citizen partition in the process. Parliamentarians agreed that it was imperative for the Somali public to participate in the […]

February 18, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Leaders express optimism over resumption of Hiiraan/Middle Shabelle State making conference

Leaders express optimism over resumption of Hiiraan/Middle Shabelle State making conference

    Wacaal media – Jowhar Officials of the regional administration of Middle Shabelle have expressed optimism over resumption of the stalled State making process for the region and Hiiraan. Deputy Governor Ahmed Meyre Makaraan said they hoped the conference will resume as soon as possible after efforts to iron […]

February 18, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ethiopian foreign ministers hosts Puntland President Dr. Abdiweli Gas for a special dinner

Ethiopian foreign ministers hosts Puntland President Dr. Abdiweli Gas for a special dinner

  Wacaal media – Addis Ababa Ethiopian foreign Minister Dr. Tedros last night hosted visiting President of Puntland government Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gas for a special dinner. The two leaders discussed wide ranging matters affecting the two countries including the recently concluded national consultative forums and the 2016 elections. Dr. […]

February 18, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Book Haram trains fighters in Somalia, says President Hassan Sheikh

Book Haram trains fighters in Somalia, says President Hassan Sheikh

  Wacaal media – Munich Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has disclosed recruitment and training for Boko Haram is going on in his country. Speaking in Munich on Sunday where he attended an international conference on the 52nd Munich Security Conference, Sheikh said his government received intelligence to that effect […]

February 15, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

ISWA head Shariff Hassan holds talks with UN special envoy Michael Keating

ISWA head Shariff Hassan holds talks with UN special envoy Michael Keating

  Wacaal media – Baidoa UN special envoy to Somalia Michael Keating yesterday held talks with the Head of Interim South West Somalia State Shariff Hassan Sheikh Adan in Baidoa. The two leaders discussed wide ranging issues including the upcoming elections and how the UN will help ISWA on matters […]

February 15, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Galmudug MPs lash out at head of State

Galmudug MPs lash out at head of State

  Wacaal media – Adaado A section of Galmudug Members of Parliament have taken issues with Head of State Abdikarim Guleid and his administration over the recent formation of administration for Galkayo and Hobyo towns of Mudug region. Speaking to the press in Adaado, the MPs said the formation of […]

February 13, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Speaker holds talks with delegations from Arab League and Turkey

Speaker holds talks with delegations from Arab League and Turkey

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia Prof. Osman Jawari had a busy day yesterday hosting delegations from the Arab League and Turkey. In the first meeting, the speaker hosted officials from the Arab league and the two sides discussed relations between the Somali parliament […]

February 12, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland President concludes training for 85 football coaches, managers and referees

Puntland President concludes training for 85 football coaches, managers and referees

Wacaal media – Garowe The Somalia Football Federation has been asked to distribute resources equally to all the regions to foster footballing activities in the country. Speaking at the closing ceremony of training for 85 Football managers, referees and coaches from all the regions of Puntland, President of the Puntland […]

February 12, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Former Iraqi VP hails development strides made by Somalia

Former Iraqi VP hails development strides made by Somalia

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somalia is on the road to recovery and the Federal government should double its efforts in order to bring back the country to its rightful place in the World, Former Vice President of Iraq Ayad Allawi has said. Speaking when he addressed the Federal Parliament […]

February 11, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

International Community delegation set to leave Garowe after failing to convince Puntland over 4.5 decision

International Community delegation set to leave Garowe after failing to convince Puntland over 4.5 decision

  Wacaal media – Garowe An International delegation that was in Garowe the past few days is today set to leave the city after failing to convince Puntland State over the decision to use 4.5 in the coming Somalia elections. In a press briefing, UN special envoy to Somalia Amb. […]

February 11, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Arab league pledges more support for Somalia as Premier Sharmarke hosts high levele AL delegation

Arab league pledges more support for Somalia as Premier Sharmarke hosts high levele AL delegation

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The Federal government of Somalia hailed the contribution of the Arab league towards Somalia’s governance and reconstruction efforts. Speaking after hosting in his Mogadishu office a high level delegation from the Arab League led by Head of the league’s African members Amb. Zaid Al Sabban, […]

February 11, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Suspected members of Al-shabaab abduct, behead cleric near Buulo – burde

Suspected members of Al-shabaab abduct, behead cleric near Buulo – burde

  Wacaal media – Buulo burde A well know preacher was last night picked from his house in Jameo Mubarak town, 25km from Buulo – burde district and later beheaded in unclear circumstances. The slain cleric was identified as Sheikh Abdullahi Sheikh Abdiaziz and it is believed Al-shabaab is behind […]

February 10, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

PRESIDENT ABDIWELI MOHAMED ALI WELCOMES A HIGH-LEVEL DELEGATION LED BY UN SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SOMALIA MICHAEL KEATING

PRESIDENT ABDIWELI MOHAMED ALI WELCOMES A HIGH-LEVEL DELEGATION LED BY UN SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SOMALIA MICHAEL KEATING

PRESIDENT ABDIWELI MOHAMED ALI WELCOMES A HIGH-LEVEL DELEGATION LED BY UN SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SOMALIA MICHAEL KEATING AT THE STATE HOUSE.

February 10, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

IGA President and Internal minister commission the construction of Hobyo sea port

IGA President and Internal minister commission the construction of Hobyo sea port

  Wacaal media – Hobyo Construction of a seaport for Hobyo town was today commissioned in the area at colorful ceremony attended by Federal internal affairs minister Abdirahman Odowaa and Galmudug State president Abdikarim Gulled. Speaking at the launch, the minister asked Galmudug diaspora to participate in the construction of […]

February 10, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Turkish airlines denies halting Somalia operations over Daallo airline attack

Turkish airlines denies halting Somalia operations over Daallo airline attack

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Turkish airlines has stopped its Mogadishu flights due to bad weather, airline spokesman Yahya Ustun has confirmed. Denying the temporary suspension of the service was due to the recent suicide attack targeting Daallo airlines, Ustun said the decision was taken due to bad weather was […]

February 10, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Federal government to safeguard women interests in national politics, Prime Minsiter Sharmarke says.

Federal government to safeguard women interests in national politics, Prime Minsiter Sharmarke says.

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Women in Somalia have been asked to play an active role in the country’s affairs including the forth coming parliamentary elections. Speaking after hosting women groups in his office, Prime Minster Omar Sharmarke said the federal government of Somalia will ensure women participation in all […]

February 10, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

50,000 children face humanitarian crisis in biting droughts hitting Somalia

50,000 children face humanitarian crisis in biting droughts hitting Somalia

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Up to 50,000 children in Somalia are facing humanitarian crisis following the biting droughts that has hit parts of the country according to the UN. A report by the world body says the situation has been deteriorating since UN-OCHA first warned against the impending droughts. […]

February 9, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

International delegation set to visit Garowe in a bid to convince Puntland accept 4.5 decision.

International delegation set to visit Garowe in a bid to convince Puntland accept 4.5 decision.

Wacaal media – Garowe An international delegation from the UN and other stakeholders is today set to arrive in Garowe in a bid to convince Puntland accept the outcome of the national consultative forum which settled for the tribal based 4.5 system. The delegation will be headed by UNSOS head […]

February 9, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Majority Internal security conference opens its doors in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A major conference to discuss internal security matters and create harmony between Federal and Member State police forces has today kicked off in Mogadishu officials confirmed. In a press briefing, police commissioner Gen. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud said the function brings together Ministers of security […]

February 9, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Federal government to leave no stone unturned in Daallo airline suicide bombing

Federal government to leave no stone unturned in Daallo airline suicide bombing

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The federal government of Somalia has said investigations were underway to ascertain how last week’s suicide bombing targeting Daallo airlines was planned and executed. Speaking after appearing before parliament on Monday, President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said no stone will […]

February 8, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Speaker lauds role of UN in Somalia

Speaker lauds role of UN in Somalia

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Speaker of the federal parliament of Somalia Prof. Osman Jawari lauded the contribution of the United Nations in Somalia. Speaking after hosting a UN delegation led by the Secretary General’s advisor of IDP affairs. Dr. Walter Kaelin, Jawari said the UN has been at the […]

February 8, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

SNA, AMISOM battle Al-shabaab in Marka a day after vacating the town

SNA, AMISOM battle Al-shabaab in Marka a day after vacating the town

  Wacaal media – Marka The joint forces of AMISOM and Somali National Army today battled Al-shabaab militants in Marka town a day after they withdrew from the area. Local residents told the media the joint forces launched an offensives on the camps the militants took over yesterday. The forces […]

February 6, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Federal government in bid to convince dissenting voices in Hiiraan State making process

Federal government in bid to convince dissenting voices in Hiiraan State making process

  Wacaal media – Beledweyne The Federal government of Somalia has today kick started in Beledweyne efforts to bring on board clans all clans in the Hiiraan/Middle shabelle state making process. Officials from the ministry of internal affairs as well as those from the regional administration of Hiiraan were holed […]

February 6, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab retakes Marka town after government forces withdrew

Al-shabaab retakes Marka town after government forces withdrew

  Wacaal media – Marka Reports reaching Wacaal media’s news desk indicate that government forces and AMISOM today withdrew from Marka town of Lower Shabelle region. A local militia briefly took control of the town before Al-shabaab came calling taking it over after a fierce gun battle with the militia. […]

February 5, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President of Puntland government sends stern warning to those bent on destabilizing the State

President of Puntland government sends stern warning to those bent on destabilizing the State

  Wacaal media – Garowe The security of Puntland is not negotiable and any body found guilty of creating disturbances will be dealt with accordingly, Puntland President Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gas has said. Speaking on returning to Garowe, the tough talking President urged the people of Puntland to distance themselves […]

February 5, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »