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Galmudug head of State gives maiden speech, calls on MPs to focus on tough task ahead

Galmudug head of State gives maiden speech, calls on MPs to focus on tough task ahead

  Wacaal media – Adaado Following his election as the head of State of Galmudug, Abdikarim Hussein Gulleid gave his maiden speech thanking all those who elected him to office. “I thank all the delegates, MPs and other stakeholders for the good job they did in the state building process. […]

July 6, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Internal and Federal affairs Minister urges Ahlusunna to embrace Galmudug state

Internal and Federal affairs Minister urges Ahlusunna to embrace Galmudug state

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Ahlusunna wal-jamea should embrace and join the newly established state of Galmudug, a federal minister has said. Speaking to the press at Adden Adde International airport in Mogadishu, the Federal Minister for Internal and Federal Affairs Abdirahman Odowa said that they will not accept Ahlusnna’s […]

July 6, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

More heavily armed Ethiopian troops cross in to Somalia as Al-shabaab intensifies attacks on government and AMISOM forces

More heavily armed Ethiopian troops cross in to Somalia as Al-shabaab intensifies attacks on government and AMISOM forces

  Wacaal media – Kismayu A contingent of Ethiopian forces who crossed into Somali arrived at Shaataalow town, 25Km from Luuq distritc early last night. The forces reportedly joined Ahlusunna forces in Gedo region with whom they are expected to collaborate in the push to drive Al-shabaab out of the […]

July 6, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Uneasy calm returns in Mahadaay and Jalalaqsi after simultaneous Al-shabaab attacks

Uneasy calm returns in Mahadaay and Jalalaqsi after simultaneous Al-shabaab attacks

Wacaal media – Mahadaay Up to four militants were killed after Al-shabaab attacked government and AMISOM bases in Mahadaay town of Lower Shabeele region. Officials told local media that they successfully repelled the attackers and the town was now fully under their control. The attack followed a similar one by […]

July 6, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Mogadishu: Senior NISA official injured in car blast

Mogadishu: Senior NISA official injured in car blast

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A senior official of Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency – NISA has on Sunday morning sustained injuries after explosives were planted in his car. Abdiaziz Abdikadir Habiib alias Muunyo sustained serious injuries after his car exploded near Africa Cinema in the city’s Hamar Jajab […]

July 5, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland refuses to recognize Galmudug state in its entirety

Puntland refuses to recognize Galmudug state in its entirety

Wacaal media – Garoowe Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland will not recognize the newly formed state of Galmudug. Speaking in a press conference in Garowe on Sunday, the State’s information minister Mohamed Hassan Soo’ade said that yesterday’s elections of the state’s head in Adaado was eqaully a sham process and […]

July 5, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Newly elected Galmudug head of state extends olive branch to Puntland, Ahlusunna

Newly elected Galmudug head of state extends olive branch to Puntland, Ahlusunna

  Wacaal media – Adaado The upcoming state of Galmudug is ready to bring together all aggrieved parties in order to mutually resolve any differences. The State’s head who was elected yesterday in a hotly contested election in Adaado Abdikarim Hussein Gulleid said that his government was ready to sit […]

July 5, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab captures Wanlaweyn as government and AMISOM forces continue to withdraw from towns

Al-shabaab captures Wanlaweyn as government and AMISOM forces continue to withdraw from towns

Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somali militants Al-shabaab fully took over Wanwalweyne town in Lower Shabeele region immediately after government and AMISOM forces withdrew from the town. Reports indicate the militants trooped in to the town last night hosting their flag immediatley. This has sent shivers down the spine of the […]

July 5, 2015 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Ethiopian forces troop to Doolow, Gedo region as Jubbaland and AMISOM prepare for major offensive on Al-shabaab

Ethiopian forces troop to Doolow, Gedo region as Jubbaland and AMISOM prepare for major offensive on Al-shabaab

  Wacaal media – Doolow Reports reachig our newsdesk indicate that a heavily armed contingent of Ethiopian forces have crossed the border from side in to Somalia arriving enmasse in Doolow town of Gedo region. Ethiopia is part of the AMISOM mission in Somalia. No explanation was given by AMISOM […]

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

Former Internal affairs minister elected head of Somali’s latest state – Galmudug

Former Internal affairs minister elected head of Somali’s latest state – Galmudug

  Wacaal media – Adaado A former minister of internal affairs in the Federal governemnt of Somalia Mr. Abdikarim Hussein Gulleid has today been elected President of the upcoming state of Galmudug. Gulleid was elected in a closely contensted elections in held in Adaado today beating close to 10 other […]

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

Tense situation prevails in Buulo-mareer as Al-shabaab troops to the outskirts of the town

Tense situation prevails in Buulo-mareer as Al-shabaab troops to the outskirts of the town

  Wacaal media: Buulo-mareer There is suspense and tense situation in Buulo-mareer location which lies along the Mogadishu – Barawe highway after Al-shabaab militants trooped to the surrounding areas of the town earlier today. Residents told local media that government forces stationed in the area immediately went to a high […]

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

Ahlusunna holds election of Vice President two days after electing president in Parallel state formation process to the one in Adaado

Ahlusunna holds election of Vice President two days after electing president in Parallel state formation process to the one in Adaado

  Wacaal media – Dhuusamareeb Ahlusunna wal-jamea is today holding elections for the position of the gropu’s vice president in Dhuusamareeb. Reports indicate that many candidates expressed interest in the position and the elections were currently being conducted at Barkwako hotel in Dhuusamareeb. The group elected Mohamed Shakir who was […]

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

Jubbaland deploys troops in Buula-gaduud ahead of major offensiven on Al-shabaab

Jubbaland deploys troops in Buula-gaduud ahead of major offensiven on Al-shabaab

  Wacaal media – Kismayu There is heavy presence of Jubbaland forces in Buula – gaduud and surrounding areas as reports indicate that the state was in the process of launching a major offensive against Al-shabaab in Gedo region. Speaking to the local press, Commander in Chief of the Interim […]

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

Fartaag flies to Dolow as Jubbaland launches security operations in Gedo region

Fartaag flies to Dolow as Jubbaland launches security operations in Gedo region

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The Deputy President of the Interim Jubbaland Administration Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail who was in Addis Ababa for the last few days yesterday arrived in Dolow town of Gedo region ahead of a much anticipated offensive against Al-shabaab. The delegation flew in an Ethiopian military chopper […]

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

Governement and AMISOM forces launch operation to clear Bakool region of Al-shabaab remnants

Governement and AMISOM forces launch operation to clear Bakool region of Al-shabaab remnants

  Wacaal media – Hudur Government and AMISOM forces in Bakool region have launched security operations aimed at flushing out Al-shabaab from several settlements in the area. Speaking to the local media in Hudur town, area district commissioner Mohamed Moalim Ahmed confirmed that the region has been cleared of the […]

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

SNA and AU troops vacate their bases in Lower Shabelle region after Leego attack

SNA and AU troops vacate their bases in Lower Shabelle region after Leego attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Wacaal Media) – Somali national Army (SNA) and their allied African Union troops (AMISOM) have withdrawn from their fixed military bases in Lower Shabelle province following last Friday’s raid on Burundian in Leego area. A resident who asked not to be named for security reasons has told Wacaal Media […]

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

A Somali Soldier shot dead in Mogadishu, his Gun seized by Unknown assassins

A Somali Soldier shot dead in Mogadishu, his Gun seized by Unknown assassins

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Wacaal Media) – Suspected Al shabaab Gunmen killed a Somali Soldier in Mogadishu’s Bakaro market, the latest in a string of targeted butchery  on Govt troops and its allied African Union peacekeepers. A witness said the Soldier was waylaid by two middle-aged men armed with pistols who shot […]

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

One killed as officers raid police station to set free colleague and tribesman who shot dead pregnant woman in Garbaharey

One killed as officers raid police station to set free colleague and tribesman who shot dead pregnant woman in Garbaharey

Wacaal media – GarbahareyTwo sides of the Somali armed forces were this morning clashed in Garbahareey town, Gedo region reports indicate.Sources told Wacaal media that a gun battle ensued after a group of officers tried to forcefully release one of their own who shot dead a pregnant woman in the […]

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

Security officer kills pregnant mother in Garbaharey, injures another

Security officer kills pregnant mother in Garbaharey, injures another

  Wacaal media – Garbaharey A military officer has shot dead a pregnant mother and injured another person in Garbaharey after firing indiscriminately at a local joint. The officer who went berserk in the incident which happened early last night was identified as Ahmed Ali Shire (Bahare) and serves in […]

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

AMISOM and government forces accused of killing civilians in cold blood in Elbuur

AMISOM and government forces accused of killing civilians in cold blood in Elbuur

  Wacaal media – Elbuur A combined force of AMISOM and Federal government have reportedly killed up to 16 civilians in several settlements that fall under Elbuur district, Galgaduud region. Speaking to the local press, a local elder Moalim Mohamed Ali claimed that the forces carried out the heinous killings […]

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

Somali President denies claims his country has withdrawn from ICJ maritime border dispute case with Kenya

Somali President denies claims his country has withdrawn from ICJ maritime border dispute case with Kenya

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamed has vehemently denied claims by Kenya’s Foreign Secretary Amina Mohamed that his country has withdrawn the case it lodged at the ICJ following a maritime border dispute between the two countries. “There is now way […]

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

Qaybdiid lashes out at Puntland over anti-Galmudug state demos

Qaybdiid lashes out at Puntland over anti-Galmudug state demos

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A presidential candidate for the upcoming state of Galmudug has taken issue with the semi-autonomous state of Puntland accusing it of fueling animosity by organization demonstrations against the new state. Speaking to the local media in Adaado, Abdi Qaybdiid said that they were not happy […]

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

AMISOM effects changes in Sector two as Ethiopian forces takeover Leego base from Burundians

AMISOM effects changes in Sector two as Ethiopian forces takeover Leego base from Burundians

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Ethiopian forces have now taken over an AMISOM base that was run over by Al-shabaab militants on Friday last week after launching a deadly raid that claimed the lives of more than 80 members of the Burundi forces. The camp was briefly taken over by […]

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

Armed gunmen kill Agricultural officer in Afgooye

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu News reaching Wacaal media’s Mogadishu newsroom indicates that a senior official of the Somali Ministry of Agriculture was today shot dead in Afgooye town, Lower Shabeele region. The Agriculturalist was reportedly shot dead by armed gunmen who fled the scene immediately. The slain officer was […]

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

President Hassan Sheikh attending today’s Parliamentary session as house votes for the recently constituted commissions

President Hassan Sheikh attending today’s Parliamentary session as house votes for the recently constituted commissions

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh is today gracing a Parliamentary session that is expected to give the green light commissions that were recently constituted. The house is expected to cast a secret vote for the Independent elections commission, the judicial service […]

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

Federal Speaker Prof. Jawari under fire for throwing his weight behind Galmudug state

Federal Speaker Prof. Jawari under fire for throwing his weight behind Galmudug state

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The speaker of the Federal Parliament Prof. Osman Jawari has been asked to withdraw his support for the upcoming state of Galmudug or face mass protests. Speaking in Garowe, headquarters of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland, Abdi Barre Yussuf, who is a Federal MP said […]

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

Galmudug Presidential elections commission launches application submission phase for Candidates

Galmudug Presidential elections commission launches application submission phase for Candidates

  Wacaal media – Adaado Candidates for the position of Vice president of the upcoming state of Galmudug have been asked to appear before the presidential election commission. Speaking to the media in Adaado, Commission Chairman Mr. Mohamed Adan Osman said that the process will kick off today and candidates […]

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

Al-shabaab parades Ethiopian soldier they say surrendered to them in Ufuruoow

Al-shabaab parades Ethiopian soldier they say surrendered to them in Ufuruoow

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A member of the Ethiopian forces who form part of the AMISOM mission has surrendered to Al-shabaab, reports indicate. Pro Al-shabaab media floated the picture of the youth soldier whom they said was among the troops in Bay region and was paraded by the militants […]

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

Himan and Heeb ditches Adaado for Ahlusunna’s own version of the conference

Himan and Heeb ditches Adaado for Ahlusunna’s own version of the conference

  Wacaal media – Adaado The regional administration of Himan and Heeb has announced parting ways with the Federal government’s Adaado conference adding that they have decamped to Ahlusunna’s own version of the conference being held at Dhuusamareeb. Speaking to the press when he announced the administration’s decision, internal minister […]

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

AMISOM and Federal forces withdraw from Leego hours after taking over the town

AMISOM and Federal forces withdraw from Leego hours after taking over the town

  Wacaal media – Leego AMISOM and Federal government forces have early today withdrawn from Leego town hours after briefly taking it over following Friday’s deadly assault on Burundian forces by Al-shabaab. Security officials termed the move tactical saying there was possibility of another raid by the militants. They have […]

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

Uneasy calm prevails in Kismayu as reports emerge of impending Al-shabaab attack

Uneasy calm prevails in Kismayu as reports emerge of impending Al-shabaab attack

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Residents of Kismayu city had a sleepless night last night followed reports that Al-shabaab were planning to attack the city. The Interim Jubbaland Administration however acted swiftly and placed it forces on high alert averting any planned attacks as a result. Major roads and streets […]

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

UN welcomes formation of Galmudug parliament

UN welcomes formation of Galmudug parliament

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The United Nations has thrown its weight behind the newly formed Parliament of the upcoming State of Galmudug. Speaking to the press in Mogadishu, UN special envoy to Somalia Nicholas Kay expressed satisfaction at the election of the assembly’s officials. Ali Ga’al Asir was elected […]

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

REVEALED: The identity of the three men killed by Al-shabaab in Saakow on allegations of spying

REVEALED: The identity of the three men killed by Al-shabaab in Saakow on allegations of spying

  Wacaal media – Kismayu We can now reveal the identity of the three you we earlier reported their killing in Saakow by Al-shabaab on allegations of spying for the American government. The three were identified as: Mohamed Adan Shuurieye, 26 Mohamed Adan Osman, 25 Mukhtaar Sheikh Abdirahman Sheikh Mohamed, […]

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

AMISOM drives Al-shabaab out of Leego

AMISOM drives Al-shabaab out of Leego

  Wacaal media – Leego A combined force AMISOM and the Somali armed forces on Sunday retook control of Leego town in Lower Shabeele region after Al-shabaab took it over briefly on Friday following an assault in which they killed many Burundian forces. Sources told Wacaal media that the AMISOM […]

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

Al-shabaab kills 3 in Saakow on accusations of being American spies

Al-shabaab kills 3 in Saakow on accusations of being American spies

  Wacaal media – Saakow Somali militants Al-shabaab yesterday in the afternoon shot dead three men in the public in Saakow town on accusations of being spies for the American government. Addressing the public before the shooting, senior officials of the militia said that the men were instrumental in the […]

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

Speaker of Galmudug parliament extends an olive branch to Ahlusuna

Speaker of Galmudug parliament extends an olive branch to Ahlusuna

  Wacaal media – Adaado The newly elected speaker of Galmudug parliament has said that they will open talks with Ahlusuna in order to bring them on board in the State making process that was going in Adaado. In an interview with the BBC’s Somali service, Ali Ga’al expressed optimism […]

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

Police arrest suspected members of Al-shabaab in Afgooye crackdown

  Wacaal media – Afgooye Police in Afgooye are holding up to 20 suspected members of Al-shabaab arrested in a crackdown in the town’s Hawatako and Dhagahtuur neighborhoods. Confirming the arrests to the local media, local police commandant Amin Mohamed Osman said that they will carry out thorough investigations and […]

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

AU Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on AMISOM Base

AU Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on AMISOM Base

Nairobi (Wacaal Media) – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou has condemned the dawn attack on an AMISOM Base in the town of Leego, by Al Shabaab militants. Ambassador Sidikou regrets the losses suffered and registers […]

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

UAE won’t be cowed by terror attacks, officials say

UAE won’t be cowed by terror attacks, officials say

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Following a deadly terror attack targeting its convoy in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, the UAE has said that it will be cowed by terror attacks and will continue to support Somalia despite the security challenges. Foreign minister Anwar Qarqaash Speaking in a press […]

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

Puntland accuses Federal government of fueling conflict in the country’s central regions

Puntland accuses Federal government of fueling conflict in the country’s central regions

  Wacaal media – Garowe Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland has once again lashed out at the Federal government following what it termed as a blatant attempt to create discontent and fuel conflict in the country. In a statement released after a cabinet meeting held Thursday and whose copy Wacaal […]

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

Al-shabaab raids AMISOM’s Leego base early Friday morning

Al-shabaab raids AMISOM’s Leego base early Friday morning

  Wacaal media – Leego Somali militants Al-shabaab early this morning launching an attack on the AMISOM base in Leego, Lower Shabeele region. They first blew up at the gate of the camp a car laden with explosives launching a gun attack thereafter. A spokesman of the terror group claimed […]

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

Government and AMISOM forces repulse Al-shabaab in Qoryoley attack

Government and AMISOM forces repulse Al-shabaab in Qoryoley attack

  Wacaal media – Qoryooley Al-shabaab militants yesterday launched simultaneous coordinated attacks in Qoryooly, Lower Shabelle region. The militants lost the town’s control to the Federal government and AMISOM forces in March 2014. Confirming the incident to the local media, Qoryoley District commissioner Mohamed Sheikh Osman said that the militants […]

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

Ahlusuna set to hold own version of ‘Adaado conference’ in Dhuusamareeb today

Ahlusuna set to hold own version of ‘Adaado conference’ in Dhuusamareeb today

  Wacaal media – Dhuusamareeb A senior official of Ahlusuna Waljamea has announced that the group will hold their own version of the Adaado conference in Dhuusamareeb starting today. Speaking to the local press, Sheikh Mohamed Mursal said that the conference will form a regional administration for Mudug and Galguduud […]

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

Kenyan forces ambushed by Al-shabaab in Likooley, Gedo region

Kenyan forces ambushed by Al-shabaab in Likooley, Gedo region

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Kenyan forces came under heavy fire from Al-shabaab in an ambush in Lakooley town of Gedo region as they headed for Eel Adde location. The troops were in a convoy that crossed from the Kenyan border and were transporting food rations for their colleagues in […]

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

Jubbaland head of State arrives in Addis Ababa as State seeks deployment of Ethiopian forces in its territories

Jubbaland head of State arrives in Addis Ababa as State seeks deployment of Ethiopian forces in its territories

  Wacaal media – Nairobi President of the Interim administration of Jubbaland Ahmed Mohamed Islam has arrived in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa yesterday ahead of an important meeting with the country’s leadership. Wacaal media has learnt that the President’s and his delegation will seek to convince Ethiopia to join AMISOM […]

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

Adaado delegates sent home as their role in the conference comes to an end following selection of MPs

Adaado delegates sent home as their role in the conference comes to an end following selection of MPs

  Wacaal media – Adaado News reaching us from Adaado indicates that the delegates attending the conference that seeks to form a regional state for Mudug and Galgadud regions have been sent home. A notice pasted on the Kafoolo center informs the delegates that they were now free to go […]

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

UN secretary General’s Deputy special envoy to Somalia winds up tour of duty

UN secretary General’s Deputy special envoy to Somalia winds up tour of duty

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The deputy special representative of the UN Secretary General Mr. Philippe Lazzarini has concluded his tour of duty in Somalia after his term has ended. While seeing off the departing envoy at a colorful ceremony, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud thanked Lazzarini for ably carrying out […]

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

Armed gunmen kill a traditional elder in Marko yet again

Armed gunmen kill a traditional elder in Marko yet again

Wacaal media – Marka Armed gunmen last night killed a famous traditional elder cum businessman in Marka, Lower Shabelle’s headquarters. The slain leader was identified as Ali Hamza and was reported gunned down by two men armed with pistols as left a local mosque heading to his home. It was […]

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

SPECIAL REPORT: US operates 2 secret bases in Kismayu

SPECIAL REPORT: US operates 2 secret bases in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The United States of America operates two military bases in Kismayu, Wacaal media has learnt. The first of the bases is located at Kismayu Airport behind a place known as ‘quraca qaloocan’ (the bent acacia tree). The base is near that of the Kenyan forces […]

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

UPDATE: Al shabaab claims credit for Suicide attack on UAE Envoy to Somalia

UPDATE: Al shabaab claims credit for Suicide attack on UAE Envoy to Somalia

MOGADISHO, Somalia (Wacaal Media) – UAE Ambassador to Somalia Mohamed Al-Othman unharmed after a suicide car bomb attack hit his motorcade in Mogadishu, witnesses said. Witnesses said at least 12 people, mostly civilians and Somali soldiers guarding the UAE’s ambassador were killed in the car bomb explosion which took place […]

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

Breaking: Blast rock Mogadishu city targeting UAE diplomats

Breaking: Blast rock Mogadishu city targeting UAE diplomats

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A huge blast has rocked Mogadishu on Wednesday afternoon targeting diplomats from the United Arab Emirates. A vehicle laden with explosives was blown up as it approached a convoy in which the diplomats were travelling in as it snaked its way in the city’s Tarabuunka […]

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

Garowe residents take to the streets over Nugaal region’s tense situation

Garowe residents take to the streets over Nugaal region’s tense situation

  Wacaal media – Garowe A section of Garowe residents have yesterday held peaceful demonstration in the city to raise their voice against the tense situation in Nugaal region. They asked the government to sort out the stand-off peacefully rather ran using force while also asking the other side to […]

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

Abshir Farah arrested a day after resigning as Director of Protocol in the office of the head of state

Abshir Farah arrested a day after resigning as Director of Protocol in the office of the head of state

  Wacaal media – Garowe A day after posting his resignation on his Facebook page, Puntland’s former head of Protocol in the office of the President Mr. Abshir Farah was today put behind bars in the capital Garowe. Habib who served as the Director of Protocol in the office of […]

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

Gunmen killed An Elder in Mogadishu, 3rd assassination in the capital in a day

Gunmen killed An Elder in Mogadishu, 3rd assassination in the capital in a day

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Wacaal Media) – Suspected Al shabaab assassins  have gunned down an Elder in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening, the 3rd assassination in the capital in one day. The Elder, Abdullah Hussein Wardhere known as (Dhega-Adde) was shot dead by unidentified men at Sinaay Junction in Mogadishu, according to An […]

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

Famous traditional leader shot dead in Baladweyne

Famous traditional leader shot dead in Baladweyne

  Wacaal media – Baladweyne A well-known traditional leader was on Monday evening shot dead by unknown gunmen in Baladweyne town of Hiraan region. The deceased was identified as Hassan Adan Deeqow alias Hassan Ood. He was reportedly accosted by the gunmen who were armed with pistols in the town’s […]

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

Jubbaland head of state leaves for Addis Ababa as state seeks to get presence of Ethiopian troops in its territories

Jubbaland head of state leaves for Addis Ababa as state seeks to get presence of Ethiopian troops in its territories

  Wacaal media – Nairobi President Ahmed Madoobe of Jubbaland has on Monday left the country for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. An official of the office of the president of Jubbaland told Wacaal media on condition of anonymity that the trip was in connection with the second phase of a collaboration […]

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

Kenya lifts suspension on Somali money transfer companies

Kenya lifts suspension on Somali money transfer companies

  Wacaal media – Nairobi Four days after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the country’s central bank to review the suspension of licenses of 13 Somali owned money transfer companies, the regulator has on Monday lifted the suspension. In his messages of goodwill to the country’s Muslim community at the […]

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

Head of Afgooye revenue collection shot dead

Head of Afgooye revenue collection shot dead

  Wacaal media – Afgooye News reaching us from Afgooye indicate that unknown gunmen have today shot dead the town’s head of revenue collection. The slain official was identified as only Lafjebiye. He was reportedly killed Hawo Taako neighbourhood as he went about his daily professional activities in the town. […]

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

Kenya’s opposition leader blasts government for it’s handling of Al-shabaab menace

Kenya’s opposition leader blasts government for it’s handling of Al-shabaab menace

  Wacaal Media – Nairobi Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has lashed out at the Government for failing Kenyans as far the war on insecurity is concerned. In a statement to newsrooms, the CORD leader expressed frustrations at the government’s response to the Al-shabaab menace. “Jubilee (the ruling coalition) has […]

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

NISA says it killed top Al-shabaab commander in Baardheere hours after its compound was attacked

NISA says it killed top Al-shabaab commander in Baardheere hours after its compound was attacked

  Wacaal media – Baardheere Hours after its compound was targeted by Al-shabaab militants in a foiled attack, Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) has announced that it has killed a top militant in an overnight raid in the group’s stronghold of Baardheere town in Gedo region. The attack […]

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

Hope as Jubbaland and Federal government agree to form joint team to resolve standoff

Hope as Jubbaland and Federal government agree to form joint team to resolve standoff

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has expressed optimism over the resolution of the stand-off between his administration and Jubbaland after the two sides agreed to form a joint team to look in to contentious issues. Speaking in Kismayu after meeting top Jubbaland officials, Sharmarke said […]

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

Puntland loses 10 security officers in greasily road accident

Puntland loses 10 security officers in greasily road accident

  Wacaal media – Garowe Up to 10 Puntland security personnel most of them Presidential escort lost their lives in a greasily road accident earlier today in Tukaraq area of Sool region. Reports indicate that six of them died on the spot while the other four succumbed to their injuries […]

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

Sharmarke arrives in Kismayu as shuttle diplomacy seeking to resolve Jubbaland stand-off gains momentum

Sharmarke arrives in Kismayu as shuttle diplomacy seeking to resolve Jubbaland stand-off gains momentum

  Wacaal Media – Kismayu Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke and a delegation he is heading have this evening arrived in Kismayu from Nairobi, Kenya. On arrival, the delegation was received by high ranking Jubbaland administration officials with sources telling Wacaal media that the Premier has immediately gone into a […]

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

Al-shabaab claims responsibility for NISA attack

Al-shabaab claims responsibility for NISA attack

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somalia terror group Al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for today’s attack on the compound of the National Intelligence and Security Agency. Speaking to a Pro Al-shabaab media, a group spokesman claimed success in the attack which he said inflicted maximum damage on the government. He however […]

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

Al-shabaab militants attack Intelligence agency as terror group intensifies attacks in Holy month

Al-shabaab militants attack Intelligence agency as terror group intensifies attacks in Holy month

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Fighters from Somali militants Al-shabaab tried to force their way in to the National Intelligence and security agency’s compound in Shibis on Sunday morning. The group’s military operations spokesman Sheikh Abdiaziz Abu Musab claimed victory saying they took over the building and killed many officers. […]

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

Boston: SALSI Annual Graduation ceremony for the 10th year

Boston: SALSI Annual Graduation ceremony for the 10th year

Boston (Wacaal Media) -It was a night of celebration, a night of reflection, and a night of gathering for many of the Somali community in Boston. The 10th graduation ceremony held by the Somali Association for Literacy & Social Improvement (SALSI) for all Somali graduated students in the Boston area […]

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

A Govt official working at the office of Somali PM shot dead in Mogadishu

A Govt official working at the office of Somali PM shot dead in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Wacaal Media) – Suspected Al shabaab Gunmen have assassinated a senior official working at Somali PM office in Mogadishu, the latest in a string of attacks targeting army and Gov’t employees by Al shabaab. Witnesses said assailants armed with pistols believed to be Al shabaab members shot and […]

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

At least 15 killed after Al Shabaab raided Govt troop’s checkpoint in Afgoye town

At least 15 killed after Al Shabaab raided Govt troop’s checkpoint in Afgoye town

AFGOYE, Somalia (Wacaal Media) – The Al Qaeda-linked Somali-based militants have launched a deady and unprecedented assault on a Govt military checkpoint in Afgoye, an agricultural rich town located 30Km west of Mogadishu, Officials said. Heavily armed Al shabaab fighters overrun the army outpost at Mukuyga area in Afgoye and killed at […]

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