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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 »

UN special envoy hails role of Jubbaland in Federalization of Somalia

UN special envoy hails role of Jubbaland in Federalization of Somalia

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Jubbaland plays an integral role in the federalization of Somalia, UN special envoy Michael Keating has said. Speaking when he visited Kismayu and held talks with the Jubbaland administration, the envoy noted the State’s contribution was so important to the formation of a federal country […]

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

Government officials meet Bossaso youth, urge them to shun violence

Government officials meet Bossaso youth, urge them to shun violence

  Wacaal media – Bossaso Youth in Puntland’s commercial capital of Bosaso have been asked to shun social vices and participate in the development of their country. The call was made by senior government officials led by Minister for ports and sea transport Abdullahi Jama Salah. Others were assistant minister […]

February 4, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali forces retake several settlements in Galgaduud region from Al-shabaab

Somali forces retake several settlements in Galgaduud region from Al-shabaab

  Wacaal media – Galgaduud Reports indicate Somali National forces have recaptured from Al-shabaab several settlements that fall under El-buur town in Galgaduuud region after launching successful offensives against the militants. Confirming the successful operation, Eastern Galgadud’s commander of SNA Ahme Mohamed Tareedisho told the media Al-shabaab deserted several other […]

February 4, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Dadaab refugees faced with uncertain future after several NGOs called it quits

Dadaab refugees faced with uncertain future after several NGOs called it quits

  Wacaal media – Dadaab Refugees living in the World’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab face an uncertain future after several NGO’s that used to support them closed shop. The refugees most of them from Somalia were now facing shortage of basic commodities such food and clean water while hundreds of […]

February 4, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Puntland VP hosts UN delegation over IDPs

Puntland VP hosts UN delegation over IDPs

  Wacaal media – Garowe A high level UN delegation led by the UN representative’s IDP affairs advisor Walter Kalin on Sunday visited Garowe and hosted by Puntland Vice President Eng. Abdihakim Haji Abdullahi Omar Amey. The two sides discussed wide ranking issues affecting IDPs living in Puntland territories consisting […]

February 3, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali forces urged to coach and guide each other

Somali forces urged to coach and guide each other

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Newly foreign trained members of the Somali national army have been called upon to share what they learnt with their colleagues through coaching and guiding. Speaking after hosting a group of officers trained by Turkey on returning home, Chief of General Staff Brig. Mohamed Aden […]

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

Somalia – UK sign bilateral agreements in Mogadishu

Somalia – UK sign bilateral agreements in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The Federal government of Somalia has signed a bilateral agreement with the UK touching on security matters. Defence minister Abdikadir Sheikh Ali Dini and UK’s Somalia envoy Harriet Mathews penned the deal in Mogadishu on Sunday. “This agreement will enable Somalia to enhance its security […]

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

Somalia to probe Elade attack, says Prime Minster Sharmarke

Somalia to probe Elade attack, says Prime Minster Sharmarke

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Prime Minsiter of Somalia Omar Sharmarke has said his country will form a commission of enquiry into the recent Elade attack in which more than 100 Kenyan soldiers were killed. Following the attack, Kenyan launched aerial raids in several Gedo region settlements and the premier […]

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

Administration calling itself Waamo State unveiled in Mogadishu

Administration calling itself Waamo State unveiled in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A new administration known as Waamo State was today unveiled in Mogadishu targeting several settlements that currently fall under Jubbaland State. Ahmed Sheikh Adan Dheere was named as the interim head of the new State administration at the ceremony that was attended by several elders […]

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

Kenyan government to probe role of Somali forces in Elade attack

Kenyan government to probe role of Somali forces in Elade attack

  Wacaal media – Nairobi They Kenyan government has announced it will probe whether Somali forces had a hand in the recent Elade attack. The announcement comes after an enquiry team set up by Kenya alluded to a possible internal job from the Somali forces who were stations near the […]

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

Galmudug president welcomes consultative forum outcome

Galmudug president welcomes consultative forum outcome

  Wacaal media – Adaado President of the newly created State of Galmudug Abdikarim Guleid has welcomed the resolutions and decision of the just concluded national consultative forums in Mogadishu. Speaking to the press in Adaado, interim headquarters of the administration, Guleid welcomed the decision to use the tribal based […]

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

Puntland’s Sweden Diaspora throws their weight behind President Dr. Abdiweli Gas

Puntland’s Sweden Diaspora throws their weight behind President Dr. Abdiweli Gas

  Wacaal media – Gothenburg Members of Puntland State’s Sweden Diaspora have expressed support for President of the State Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gas for his decision to refuse the outcome of the national consultative forum which adopted the tribal based 4.5 system. The group converged at the Swedish city of […]

January 30, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Prime Minster Sharmarke, UN special envoy to Somalia seek to convince Puntland

Prime Minster Sharmarke, UN special envoy to Somalia seek to convince Puntland

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Reports indicate Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke will lead a high level delegation that will also include the UN special envoy to Somalia in a visit to Boosasso in order to convince Puntland State accept the outcome of the national consultative forums. The delegation is set […]

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

Puntland condemns International support for national consultative forum decision

Puntland condemns International support for national consultative forum decision

  Wacaal media – Garowe The government of Puntland yesterday blasted the International Community for throwing its weight behind the controversial decision announced by the Federal Government following series of national consultative forums. A statement from a cabinet meeting chaired by Vice President Eng. Abdihakim Amey in Garowe yesterday termed […]

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

International community welcomes national consultative forum decisions

International community welcomes national consultative forum decisions

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somalia’s International friends yesterday welcomed the decision of the federal government and member states regarding the methods to be used in the coming parliamentary elections. The UN, EU, IGAD, AMISOM, France, Italy, Qatar, Sweden, Turkey, UAE, UK and the US all welcomed the decision. The […]

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

Puntland Parliament throws its weight behind State President, add its voice to anti 4.5 decision

Puntland Parliament throws its weight behind State President, add its voice to anti 4.5 decision

  Wacaal media – Garowe Members of the Puntland Parliament have today joined the increasing voices from the State against the 4.5 which was recently announced and adopted by the Federal government of Somalia after the several consultative forums were held over the best election method to be used in […]

January 28, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President Hassan Sheikh says Al-shabaab will be defeated

President Hassan Sheikh says Al-shabaab will be defeated

  Wacaal media – Nairobi President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia has expressed optimism that Al-shabaab militants will be defeated and wiped out of the country in the near futre. Speaking at an inter-denominational service held for injured and fallen forces in the recent Elade attack which was held in […]

January 28, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Anti 4.5 demonstrations held in Garowe

Anti 4.5 demonstrations held in Garowe

  Wacaal media – Garowe Hundreds of local residents poured in to the streets of Garowe in large numbers today to express opposition to the decision by the Federal government to adopt 4.5 in the elections of the lower house. The placard waving residents threw their weight behind president of […]

January 28, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenya will not withdraw its troops from Somalia, says President Kenyatta

Kenya will not withdraw its troops from Somalia, says President Kenyatta

  Wacaal media – Nairobi Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has once again said his country will not withdraw its troops from Somalia in the wake of the recent Elade attack in which Al-shabaab claimed to have killed more than 100 Kenyan soldiers. Speaking in Eldoret town on Wednesday at an […]

January 28, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

COMMUNIQUE ON THE ELECTORAL MODEL FOR 2016

COMMUNIQUE ON THE ELECTORAL MODEL FOR 2016

The National Leaders Forum (NLF) was reconvened in Mogaishu on the 24th of January 2016. The conference was hosted by the Federal Government of Somalia and was attended by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mahad Awad, President of Puntland Abdiweli […]

January 28, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenyan forces kill Elade DC in Likooley town, Gedo region

Kenyan forces kill Elade DC in Likooley town, Gedo region

  Wacaal media – Elade Reports indicate Kenyan forces yesterday afternoon killed in Likooley town of Gedo region the District commissioner of Elade. Confirming the incident the media, Col. Adan Rufle of the Somali National Army said the administrator was arrested by the KDF immediately after the 15th January attack […]

January 27, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somali president to attend inter-denominational prayers for fallen and injured KDF officers

Somali president to attend inter-denominational prayers for fallen and injured KDF officers

  Wacaal media – Nairobi President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal government of Somalia is today set to attend an inter-denominational prayer for fallen Kenyan Defence Forces set to be held in Eldoret, Kenya. Spokesman of the Kenyan State house Manoah Esipisu confirmed the Somali President as well as […]

January 27, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Kenyan forces withdraw from Elade as Al-shabaab takes over

Kenyan forces withdraw from Elade as Al-shabaab takes over

  Wacaal media – Elade Kenyan forces last night withdrew from Elade town days after suffering a major blow in a deadly Al-shabaab attack that claimed more than 100 soldiers. Sources indicate the militants immediately took over the town which is still reeling from the effects of the attack. Residents […]

January 26, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Federal MPs warned against absenteeism as parliament enters its final session

Federal MPs warned against absenteeism as parliament enters its final session

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia has sent a stern warning to MPs against missing any session as the house enters its final session before it paves way in the coming elections. Speaking when he chaired a session, Deputy speaker Mahad Abdulle Awad […]

January 26, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

MP calls for prosecution of Kenya for aerial offensives in Somalia

MP calls for prosecution of Kenya for aerial offensives in Somalia

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A Somali federal member of parliament is calling for the prosecution of Kenya over what he calls violation of its mandate under AMISOM by carrying out aerial raids in Gedo and Middle Jubba regions which caused civilian casualties. Abdi Barre Jibril said it was unfortunate […]

January 26, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

President Hassan Sheikh expected back in the country today

President Hassan Sheikh expected back in the country today

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and a delegation he was heading is today expected back in the country from an official visit in Jordan. On arrival, the president is expected to hold meetings with heads of Puntland and Jubbaland States […]

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

National consultative forum set to kick off in Mogadishu

National consultative forum set to kick off in Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Another round of the national consultative forum is today set to kick off in Mogadishu where the method to be used in this year’s election is set to be chosen. Heads of federal member States of Puntland, Jubbaland, Interim South West and Galmudug are set […]

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

Puntland to table only the wishes of its people at national forum

Puntland to table only the wishes of its people at national forum

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Gas has said the State will only table the wishes of its people at the National consultative forum set to kick off in Mogadishu. Speaking to journalists as he flew out of Bosaso airport to Mogadishu, […]

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

President Hassan Sheikh Pledges medication abroad for those injured in Liido beach hotel attack

President Hassan Sheikh Pledges medication abroad for those injured in Liido beach hotel attack

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has announced plans by the government to airlift abroad for medication those seriously injured in the recent lido beach hotel attack. Speaking after visiting the scene of attack on Saturday, the President said his government […]

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

Death toll rises to 20 in Mogadishu hotel attack

Death toll rises to 20 in Mogadishu hotel attack

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somalia security officials put the death toll from last night’s attack on Liido sea food restaurant at twenty including four attackers. Federal internal security minister Abdirizack Omar Mohamed told the VOA that Somali Special Forces neutralize the attackers following almost ten hours of gun battle. […]

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

President Hassan Sheikh Condemns Mogadishu hotel attack

President Hassan Sheikh Condemns Mogadishu hotel attack

    Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has condemned last night’s terror attack in Mogadishu targeting a beachside hotel. Terming the attack a cowardly act, the president said Al-shabaab has resorted to attacking women and children in public places after they […]

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

BREAKEING: 3 dead in Mogadishu beach hotel attack

BREAKEING: 3 dead in Mogadishu beach hotel attack

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Three people were this evening killed and several others injured after gunmen stormed Mogadishu’ Liido sea food restaurant. Former BBC Somali service Mogadishu correspondent Mohamed Moalimu and Jowhar Online editor Abdiaziz were among the injured in the Thursday afternoon attack. A wedding ceremony and graduation […]

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

President Hassan Sheikh graces closing ceremony of Special Forces training

President Hassan Sheikh graces closing ceremony of Special Forces training

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal government of Somalia and commander in chief of the country’s armed forces Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today graced the graduation ceremony of the first batch specially trained forces in Mogadishu. The training offered at the military training school courtesy of the […]

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

Hiraan/Middle Shebelle state making conference stalls over indifferences

Hiraan/Middle Shebelle state making conference stalls over indifferences

  Wacaal media – Jowhar The State Making conference for Hiiran and Middle Shebelle regions has reportedly stalled after indifferences emerged among delegates. The standoff comes as the Federal Minister for Interior arrived in Buula-burde, the town earmarked as the headquarters of the upcoming administration. Sources say the standoff was […]

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

Sporting activities at Benadir stadium suspended

Sporting activities at Benadir stadium suspended

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The Federal Ministry of Sports and youth affairs has suspended sporting activities at Mogadishu’s Benadir stadium. Announcing the directive, assistant minister for sports and youth affairs Osman Adan Dubow said the move comes after the ministry realized financial misappropriation and unofficial levies. He said his […]

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

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud blames disintegrated forces for escalating insecurity

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud blames disintegrated forces for escalating insecurity

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has blamed Somalia’s escalating insecurity for the disintegrated forces of the different Federal member states. Speaking in Baidoa where he attended the inauguration of the ISWA state’s parliamentary speaker and his two deputies, the president […]

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

We are unbowed: Uhuru says Elade attack will only make Kenya stronger

We are unbowed: Uhuru says Elade attack will only make Kenya stronger

  Wacaal media – Nairobi President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya will emerge stronger as the country is engulfed by somber food following the arrival of bodies of fallen heroes in last Friday’s deadly attack on KDF at Elade, Somalia. Speaking when he addressed the nation from Mombasa where he […]

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

President Hassan Sheikh and Speaker Jawaari arrive in Baidoa for Inauguration of ISWA Parliamentary speaker

President Hassan Sheikh and Speaker Jawaari arrive in Baidoa for Inauguration of ISWA Parliamentary speaker

  Wacaal media – Baidoa President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Speaker of the Federal Parliament Prof. Osman Jawari arrived in Baidoa today to attend the inauguration ceremony of the speaker and deputies of the newly created Interim South West State’s parliament. The two leaders […]

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

Minister Diini hosts EU’s head of Military training for Somalia

Minister Diini hosts EU’s head of Military training for Somalia

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu A high level delegation from the European Union’s military training program for Somalia was today hosted by Defence minister Abdikadir Sheikh Ali Diini in his office in the capital Mogadishu. Head of the program General Atonio Maggi led the delegation. The two sides discussed how […]

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

Kenya blames Elade attack on Daesh

Kenya blames Elade attack on Daesh

  Wacaal media – Nairobi Kenya has blamed Daesh for the deadly January 15 attack on its forces in their Elade base in Somalia’s Gedo region. A senior military official who spoke to the Standard newspaper said the heavy ammunition and artillery used to raid their camp were similar to […]

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

Premier Sharmarke condemns Al-shabaab Elade attack

Premier Sharmarke condemns Al-shabaab Elade attack

  Mogadishu (Wacaal Media)- Prime minister of the Federal government of Somalia Omar Sharmarke has condemned Friday’s attack on SNA and AMISOM’s Elade base by Al-shabaab. “My heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the fallen soldiers. I am also sending my condolences to the people and government of […]

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

Parts of Gardafuu region remains cut off months after Cyclone Chapala hit the area

Parts of Gardafuu region remains cut off months after Cyclone Chapala hit the area

  Wacaal media – Haafuun The regional administration of Gardafuu has announced most of the roads in the region remain cut off months after Cyclone Chapala hit the area. Governor of Gardafuu region Abdulkadir Yussuf Mohamed – Iidi told a local radio station that the region has been cut off […]

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

Galmudug VP asks state parliament to pass pending bills

Galmudug VP asks state parliament to pass pending bills

  Wacaal media – Adaado The vice president of Galmudug state Mohamed Hashi Abdi has asked the state parliament to pass all pending bills and forward the same to the cabinet sitting in Adaado. Speaking at the official opening of the second session of the local assembly, Hashi said the […]

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

Prime Minister Sharmarke expresses optimism over national election forums

Prime Minister Sharmarke expresses optimism over national election forums

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The Prime Minster of Somalia Omar Sharmarke has expressed optimism over the successful conclusion of the 2016 election forums. Sharmarke said the federal government will soon release a schedule of follow meetings on the one that just concluded in Kismayu to come up with the […]

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

Wedding of its kind held in Bosaso as newlyweds take their biggest day to a children’s home

Wedding of its kind held in Bosaso as newlyweds take their biggest day to a children’s home

  Wacaal media – Boosaaso A newly wed family in Boosaso surprised local residents by sharing their biggest day with poor children in a children’s home in the city. The wedding ceremony which goes down as the first one of its kind ever held in Somalia, brought joy and happiness […]

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

Jubbaland holds colorful reception for visiting leaders

Jubbaland holds colorful reception for visiting leaders

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Visiting Federal government and Federal member state officials were last not hosted to a colorful reception ceremony by their host Jubbaland in Kismayu. President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke, Speaker Prof. Osman Jawari, Puntland president Dr. Abdiweli […]

January 16, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Defense Minister condemns Al-shabaab attack on AMISOM’s Elade base

Defense Minister condemns Al-shabaab attack on AMISOM’s Elade base

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu Somalia’s defence Minister Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Diini has condemned yesterday’s attack by Al-shabaab on SNA and AMISOM’s Kenyan forces base in Elade town of Gedo region. “Cowardly attacks such as this attack will not deter SNA and AMISOM from clearing Al-shabaab in our country. The […]

January 16, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somalia’s pirates now locked up in Prisons ashore-Garowe Prison Report.

Somalia’s pirates now locked up in Prisons ashore-Garowe Prison Report.

For years, pirates have plagued shipping off the country’s coastline.An international fleet of warships has curtailed their activities. And many of the pirates are now spending their days on shore, behind bars. CCTV’s Abdulaziz Billow secured access to Somalia’s biggest prison for pirates. He filed this exclusive report.

January 16, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Al-shabaab claims to overran Elade SNA and KDF bases as KDF denies allegation, say they overpowered militants

Al-shabaab claims to overran Elade SNA and KDF bases as KDF denies allegation, say they overpowered militants

  Wacaal media – El-Adde Reports reaching us from Gedo region indicates Al-shabaab militants this morning attacked SNA and KDF bases in Elade town, 550km from the capital Mogadishu. The militants used a vehicle laden with explosives to gain entry in to the camp before moving in and engaging KDF […]

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

Somaliland accused Federal government of Somalia of fueling tension in its territories

Somaliland accused Federal government of Somalia of fueling tension in its territories

  Wacaal media – Hargeisa The Somaliland administration has pointed accusing finger at the Federal government of Somalia saying the later was fueling conflict in parts of Ayn region. Speaking in an interview with the BBC Somali service, Somaliland’s internal affairs minister Ali Mohamed Waranadde said his administration sent troops […]

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

German tourists arrive in Qardho town

German tourists arrive in Qardho town

  Wacaal media – Qardho Several tourists from Germany yesterday arrived in Qardho town and visited historic sites in the area. Officials from the local district administration were at hand to receive the tourists on arrival at the town’s airport. Among areas visited by the tourists include Halalow, Hay-booqaan and […]

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

Pomp and color as 2016 elections forum kicks off in Kismayu

Pomp and color as 2016 elections forum kicks off in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu Leaders from the Federal government as well as Federal member states today converged in Kismayu where the 2016 elections forum kicked off. President of the Federal government Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke, Federal parliament speaker Prof. Osman Jawari, Puntland President Dr. Abdiweli Ali […]

January 14, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somaliland forces take over town in Ayn region

Somaliland forces take over town in Ayn region

  Wacaal media – Buuhoodle Reports reaching us from Ayn region indicates the military of Somaliland has taken over Balli-Adde town North of Buuhoodle. Somaliland’s internal affairs minister Waran Adde told the BBC Somali service their forces took over the town from a tribal militia affiliated to Khaatumo State’s head […]

January 14, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Somalia welcomes appointment of new US envoy to Mogadishu

Somalia welcomes appointment of new US envoy to Mogadishu

  Wacaal media – Mogadishu The federal government of Somalia has welcomed the nomination of Mr. Stephen Michael Schwartz as the US ambassador to Somalia. In a statement, the foreign ministry of Somalia said the two countries share good relations spanning decades and the appointment is a step in the […]

January 14, 2016 | Posted in English News| Read More »

Hargeisa court sentences two for spreading shii’te teachings

Hargeisa court sentences two for spreading shii’te teachings

  Wacaal media – Hargeisa A court in Hargeisa has sentence two people accused of spreading shiia doctrines in Somaliland. The two Pakistani nationals were sentenced to one year in jail each of them and a fine of three million. They will be deported from Somaliland on completion of their […]

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

President Hassan Sheikh finally arrives in Kismayu

President Hassan Sheikh finally arrives in Kismayu

  Wacaal media – Kismayu President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and a delegation he was heading arrived in Kismayu today ahead of the 2016 elections forum. On arrival, the president was received by Prime Ministers Omar Sharmarke, Speaker Prof. Osman Jawari and Jubbaland head of […]

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

Somali police commissioner holds talks with Turkish counterpart

Somali police commissioner holds talks with Turkish counterpart

  Wacaal media – Istanbul The police commissioner of Somalia Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud has held talks with his Turkish counterpart Celalattin Lekesiz in the Turkish capital Istanbul. Hamud expressed gratitude for the support the Turkish government has given to Somalia especially the police force. Mr. Lekesiz on his part […]

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

Delegates troop to Jowhar as conference kicks off

Delegates troop to Jowhar as conference kicks off

  Wacaal media – Jowhar Hundreds of delegates from Hiiraan and Middle shabelle regions have arrived in Jowhar town to attend the state formation conference for the two regions. Elders, politicians, youth and women as well as representatives of the civil society are also in attendance. Security has been beefed […]

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

Former Prime Minister of Somalia expresses concern over a return to 4.5

Former Prime Minister of Somalia expresses concern over a return to 4.5

  Wacaal media – Bossaso The former Prime Minister of Somalia Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed broke his silence over the political situation of the country expressing fears over a return to 4.5 system. He warned against the tribal system saying it can spearhead conflicts, disagreements and standoffs in the country. Abdiweli […]

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

President Hassan Sheikh arrives in Jowhar town ahead of conference

President Hassan Sheikh arrives in Jowhar town ahead of conference

Wacaal media – Jowhar President of the Federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and a delegation he was leading arrived in Jowhar town in readiness for the state formation conference for Hiiraan and Middle shabelle regions. The president proceeded to the venue of the conference where he is expected […]

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

Kismayu conference fails to take off as President Hassan Sheikh fails to arrive

Kismayu conference fails to take off as President Hassan Sheikh fails to arrive

  Wacaal media – Kismayu The much awaited consultative forum that was scheduled to open in Kismayu today failed to take off after President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud failed to arrive as expected. Reports indicate the President is instead heading to Beledweyne where the state formation conference for Hiiraan and Middle […]

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

Puntland’s European diaspora welcomes completion of key development projects

Puntland’s European diaspora welcomes completion of key development projects

  Wacaal media – Garowe The association of Puntland State’s European diaspora has welcomed completion of key development projects spearheaded in the semi-Autonomous State by President Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gas. Head of the association Mohamed Abdulle Farah said the group welcomes the development projects initiated by President Abdiweli Gas for […]

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