Posts Tagged ‘Somalia’

President Joe Biden Sends U.S. Troops Back into Somalia

The Biden administration announced it is restarting a “persistent” U.S. troop presence in Somalia, citing the threat of al-Shabaab.

UN seeks $1.5m to help millions in drought-hit Somalia

The UN humanitarian action office on Monday announced that it launched a 2022 humanitarian response plan for Somalia, seeking $1.5 billion to assist 5.5 million people in need, reports Anadolu Agency. The figure includes 3.2 million women and girls, 3.5 million children, 8,000 people with disabilities, and 2,000 elderly, according to a statement by the […]

Turkish Red Crescent distributes food aid in drought-stricken Somalia

The Turkish Red Crescent on Monday delivered at least 4,253 food packages donated by the Turkish government to drought-stricken families in southern Somalia, reports Anadolu Agency. The food was distributed by the Turkish Red Crescent and sent by Turkey’s Interior Ministry and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD). The aid was “distributed to families in need in […]

Al-Shabaab targets airport in Somalia’s Jowhar city

Somali-based terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, Thursday, targeted the Jowhar city airport with mortars, a local official confirmed and Anadolu News Agency reports. Jowhar is the provincial capital of Middle Shabelle located 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of the capital, Mogadishu. Speaking to Anadolu Agency over the phone, Abdi Ahmed, a local administrator in the region, confirmed […]

Turkish aid group to give relief amid deadly drought in Somalia

A Turkish humanitarian aid group announced Tuesday that it will take part in an ongoing relief campaign in Somalia because of a climate change-related deadly drought that has killed at least six people in the past week, Anadolu News Agency reports. “We are currently planning CR zones. We plan to donate food and water there. […]

Somalia declares state of emergency over deadly drought

Somalia’s Prime Minister declared a state of emergency on Tuesday over the deadly drought in the Horn of Africa nation, Anadolu News Agency reports. Mohamed Hussein Roble made the declaration following an extraordinary Cabinet meeting in the capital, Mogadishu, on the situation, said a statement issued by Roble’s office. A short video released by the […]

At least 8 dead, 13 wounded in Somalia market blast

At least eight people were killed and 13 others wounded in a bomb blast in Somalia’s South West State on Friday, Anadolu News Agency reports. The explosion occurred in a busy market in the town of Berdale, located some 310 kilometers (192 miles) from the capital, Mogadishu, a police official told Anadolu Agency over the […]

Somalia president slams Djibouti for holding his security adviser 

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed today accused neighbouring Djibouti of illegally detaining his national security adviser, a criticism which appeared linked to a destabilising row between the president and his prime minister, Reuters reports. Djiboutian authorities held the adviser, Fahad Yasin, preventing him from travelling to Mogadishu by air, the director of communications in the presidency Abdirashid […]

In Somalia, The US Is Bombing The Very ‘Terrorists’ It Created

US And British Meddling Transformed Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Into An Extremist Group, Inflaming The Humanitarian Crisis That Persists Throughout The Country. This July, the Biden administration picked up where Trump left off and began bombing Somalia, a country with a gross domestic product of less than $6 billion and a poverty rate of 70 percent. But why? The official reason provided by the Pentagon was […]

The Situation in Somalia May Trigger a New Civil War

In the last few months the situation in Somalia has gradually been getting worse. With the country about to hold elections, increasingly violent confrontations between supporters of the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, and opposition supporters, mass demonstrations and terrorist attacks by Al-Shabaab (banned in the Russian Federation), there is a risk that another civil war […]

Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections

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Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said. Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, whose aim is to support the central government and stop al Shabaab’s […]

U.S. Completes Troop Withdrawal from Somalia

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced on Sunday that the United States has effectively completed “repositioning” troops from Somalia in accordance with a directive issued by President Donald Trump in December. According to an AFRICOM spokesman, only a “very limited” U.S. military presence remains in Somalia. In early December, President Trump ordered the withdrawal of nearly […]

Four dead in car bomb attack targeting Turkish company in Somalia

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Car bomb targeting Turkish company kills four in Somalia – ministry

A car bomb targeting workers of a Turkish company killed four people including one Turkish citizen on Saturday in Somalia, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said.The company’s staff were working on the construction of a road between Mogadishu and Afgoye, northwest of the capital, the ministry statement said. It did not say who was behind the attack.Somali […]

Trump to withdraw most troops from Somalia as part of global pullback

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most American troops from Somalia, the Pentagon said on Friday, part of a global pullback by the Republican president before he leaves office next month that will also see him drawdown forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. The United States has about 700 troops in Somalia focused […]

Pentagon: Trump to Pull Most Troops Out of Somalia

“We will continue to degrade violent extremist organizations that could threaten our homeland while ensuring we maintain our strategic advantage in great power competition,” it said. The US Africa Command has maintained some 700 troops, personnel from other US security operations, and private security contractors in Somalia, both conducting attacks on Al-Shabaab and training Somali […]

Empire Update: Afghanistan/Somalia Withdrawal Scam; Trump Weighs WWIII

November 25, 2020  The Empire Update for Nov. 23 covering the Grand Finale of Trump’s promise to end the Afghanistan War; what’s really behind the Somalia troop withdrawal; US-backed monarchy sparks new potential war in Africa; State Department takes new action for Israel against BDS movement; and potential for Trump to start war with […]

No civilians killed in US raid, Somalia says

No civilians were killed in a joint US-Somali counter-terrorism raid on Al-Shabaab earlier this week, the Somali government has claimed. Garowe Online reported security spokesperson Abdalaziz Hildhiban saying: “As of now, there are no civilian casualties resulted in the operation.” He continued that on fighters were killed during the attack which was […]

Somalia: 5 killed in deadly blast at football stadium

Five people were killed after a bomb exploded during an afternoon local football match in the south-western Somali town of Barawe yesterday, Garowe Online reported. The improvised explosive device exploded at the second half of a semi-final game, killing five civilians and injuring more than ten people who were seated in the special guests […]

From Afghanistan to Somalia, US Special Ops Are Getting More But Achieving Less

At around 11 o’clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations aircraft, were flying through a moonless sky from Pakistani into Afghan airspace. On board were 199 Army Rangers with orders to seize an airstrip.  One hundred miles to the northeast, Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters cruised through the darkness toward Kandahar, carrying Army […]

Death Toll Tops 200 in Pair of Somalia Blasts

Two blasts in Mogadishu came hours apart; Somalian president calls for more international support to fight Islamic militants The death toll from twin bombings in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu climbed above 200 over the weekend, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the country since an Islamist insurgency started a decade ago. A truck bomb […]

Caliphate Lite: Turkey Eyes Somalia as Gateway into Africa

21st Century Wire says… As far as Turkey’s own Neo-Ottoman geopolitical ambitions are concerned, Somalia is now its primary gateway into Africa. Turkey’s political and economic motives are no secret to Africa. In June, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan completed his African tour, in his tenth trip to sub-Saharan African country in less than 18 months, […]

Caliphate Lite: Turkey’s Eyes Somalia as Gateway into Africa

21st Century Wire says… As far as Turkey’s own Neo-Ottoman geopolitical ambitions are concerned, Somalia is now its primary gateway into Africa. Turkey’s political and economic motives are no secret to Africa. In June, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan completed his African tour, in his tenth trip to sub-Saharan African country in less than 18 months, […]

Famine Plagues Somalia, Yemen Amid US Military Adventurism, Empire Building

A Somali woman walks through a camp of people displaced from their homes elsewhere in the country by the drought, shortly after dawn in Qardho, Somalia Thursday, March 9, 2017. (AP/Ben Curtis) SYDNEY — In a part of the world where little attention is given beyond the briefest of news flashes, there is an ongoing […]

What You Aren’t Being Told About The US’ War in Somalia

On Sunday, the U.S. military carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Qaeda-linked terror group al-Shabaab, U.S. officials said on Monday, as reported by Reuters. Officials did not specify whether it was a drone strike, and the Pentagon has not disclosed any additional information about the strike. The U.S. has been drone-striking Somalia for some time now, a policy Barack […]

Somalia War Intensifies While Nation on Verge of Famine

US soldier killed and 2 injured in Somalia gun attack

     A US service member was killed in Somalia during a firearms attack. Two others were injured in the same incident. The troops in question were part of the US ‘advise and assist’ mission to the Somali government, which is fighting against militant group Al-Shabaab, US Africa Command reported on Friday. The incident happened on […]

Russia’s “China Dreams” Are Less of a Fantasy Than Skeptics Say: Moscow Becomes Top Oil Supplier to China?

The People Against The TPP

Print Friendly Above Photo: Please do spread and share the images below. Credit Eleanor Goldfield/Art Killing Apathy. International Trade Commission Predicts Minimal Positive Economic Impact from TPP; and Growing Trade Deficit Great photos by Eleanor Goldfield of Art Killing Apathy reporting on Popular Resistance’s protest yesterday at the International Trade Commission. The ITC came out with an economic […]

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