U.N. Security Council adopts Resolution 2661, extending Arms Embargo on Somalia for 2 days

16.11.2022: New York, United States Acting under the now infamous Chapter VII (7) of the Charter of the United Nations, the 15-member Security Council (UNSC) voted to adopt Resolution 2661, which extended Resolution 2607 by two days until November 17, 2022. Resolution 2607 was adopted by the UNSC in November 2021. It reaffirmed the partial... Continue Reading →

Kismaayo: What Happened at Tawakal Hotel?

25.10.2022: Kismaayo, Lower Jubba On the 23rd of October, there was a report of an attack at Tawakal Hotel, one of the most popular hotels in the transitional capital of Jubaland. At around 12.15 p.m., a rather blissful afternoon was abruptly disrupted by a large explosion at the entrance of the hotel which was reported... Continue Reading →

2 Al-Shabab Militants killed in US Drone Strike

25.10.20222: Buuloburde, Hiiraan The United States Department of Defence, U.S. Army Africa Command (USAFRICOM) released a statement this afternoon confirming a drone strike conducted near Buuloburde that killed two Al-Shabab militants. The statement outlined that the militants were attacking SNA forces in the region and assessed that no civilians were killed or injured in the... Continue Reading →

US Govt imposes sanctions on Al-Shabaab financiers 

20.10.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia The U.S. government on Monday announced new sanctions on fourteen individuals for financial facilitation and recruitment including six individuals that the U.S. claims are part of a weapons smuggling ring for Al-Shabab under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorist groups and facilitators. The six individuals named by the U.S. Treasury department include... Continue Reading →

Puntland State: Political Civil War Looming

19.10.2022: Garowe, Nugaal The Puntland State President, Said Abdullahi Deni assumed office on the 8th of January, 2019 following a decisive election victory against opponents including the incumbent State President, Dr Abdiweli Gaas. Deni came into office utilising an old alliance with a powerful yet secretive politico-business group in Puntland State known as 'Aaran Jaan'.... Continue Reading →

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