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By SomalilandPress On Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Somalia: UN expert urges Government to ramp up efforts in securing human rights legislation

Somalia’s Government and the international community must work to strengthen the country’s rule of law institutions and safeguard its full transition to peace, stability and democracy, a United Nations More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, June 7th, 2013

Somali rivals clash in central Kismayo

Seven people have died in the Somali port of Kismayo in fighting between two self-declared leaders of the strategic city and surrounding area. Residents told the BBC the clashes began in the town centre at midday More...

By MGoth On Monday, May 27th, 2013

Diplomatic dilemma as Kenya mulls over Somalia exit strategy

By PAUL WAFULA   Kenya’s exit strategy from Somalia has hit a major diplomatic wall after Mogadishu developed hostility towards the new leadership of a newly formed autonomous region in southern Somalia.   The More...

By MGoth On Friday, May 24th, 2013

Somalia:Kenyan intelligence opts media propaganda to promote warlord Madobe in Kismayo

After being founded almost fifty years ago, Kenyan forces have never seen a regular battleground.This has made them to become the only force in the region that enjoyed receiving hefty salaries, training, equipment More...

By MGoth On Monday, May 20th, 2013

Somalia and the Slippery Slope of ‘Jubbaland’

If the latest development in Somalia gives you the feeling of being trapped in the Twilight Zone—somewhere between relative security and renewed bloodshed—you are not alone. Due to the array of competing internal More...

By MGoth On Friday, March 29th, 2013

Somalia: Cycles of endless clan revenge to push Somalia into a deep grave

All events that are remembered and preserved in some authentic form constitute historical records. In our country, Somalia, people tend to ignore the importance of history. The great philosopher, essayist, poet, More...

By MGoth On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Somalia:Rival pro-government Militias Clash in Kismayo

More than 11 people were killed in clashes between rival pro-government clan-based militias in the southern Somalia port of Kismayo on Saturday, witnesses said. Report indicate that a fierce Firefight broke took More...

By MGoth On Friday, February 15th, 2013

Somalia:IGAD’s declaration of war in Kismayo, real chance for armed liberation

The move by IGAD mercenaries to airlift bogus delegates to Kismayo last week in order to attend illegal meeting aimed to approve the invasion of certain clans including refugees from Kenya and Ethiopia, was enough More...

By MGoth On Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Somalia: New year speech of Somalia’s Wagosha leader

Assalamu Aleikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu We all thank God for allowing us to be here again in this new year of 2013, in a time that we recall what we have achieved last year. On behalf of the Wagosha clan More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Bitter regional war looming in southern Somalia

The capture of Kismayo by Kenyan and Ogaden militants last month was received with mixed reactions. The international community led the US welcomed the defeat of Al-Shabab, which became an obstacle to Somalia peace More...

SOMALIA, Kismayo -- Soldiers serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) stand infront of a mosque in the grounds of Kismayo University in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, approx. 500km south of the country’s capital Mogadishu. AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, October 15th, 2012

AMISOM says security situation improving in Kismayo port city

SOMALIA, Kismayo — Soldiers serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) stand infront of a mosque in the grounds of Kismayo University in the southern Somali port city More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Somalia: Puntland to send Majerten militants to Kismayo

Reports from the self-clan regional administration of Puntland in Somalia say plans are underway to deploy 2000 militants from Majerten clan to Kismayo to help the Ogadeni militants, who recently captured the city More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, October 5th, 2012

Somalia: Kismayo residents fear new clan fighting

MOGADISHU — Renewed clan warfare threatens the future of Kismayo, where African Union and Somali troops earlier this week pushed out Islamic extremists. Kismayo was the last bastion controlled by al-Shabab, More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Somalia: Kenyan forces hit Al Shebab bases around final Somali bastion

MOGADISHU (AFP) – Kenyan helicopter gunships struck Shebab bases outside the Somali port of Kismayo to clear the way for a takeover of the town abandoned by the Al-Qaeda linked Islamist fighters, the army More...

By goth Mohamed On Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Somalia:How superior KDF strategy caught al-Shabaab offguard

That’s why you (the media) did not know about it yesterday (Thursday),” said Col Cyrus Oguna, the KDF spokesman. The surprise landing in Somalia’s coastal city of Kismayu by Kenyan troops on Friday was the More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Somalia’s al Shabaab rebels pull out of Kismayu bastion

MOGADISHU – Somalia’s al Shabaab rebels retreated from the southern port of Kismayu overnight, the group and residents said, abandoning the last major bastion of their five-year revolt to an offensive More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Somalia:Kenyan fighter jets bomb Somali city

Wednesday, September 26, 2012   Aircraft target airport in southern city of Kismayo, where Kenya says al-Shabab is operating its last major base. Kenyan fighter jets have bombarded an airport in southern Somalia, More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Somalia:Ogaden men in Kenya army launch “Operation kill and exterminate” in Somalia’s Jubbaland

It was a shame to Kenyan military Spokesman Cyrus Oguna, when he said Kenya was not in Somalia to help a certain clan in its operation to capture Kismaayo and Jubbaland areas. Oguna and other Kenyan leaders have More...

Somalis begin eating hyena meat in Kismayo
By Liban On Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Islamists authorise hyena meat in Southern Somalia

MOGADISHU — Residents in the port city of Kismayo have began consuming hyena meat for the first time after Al Shabab militants approved it, Hiiraan Online reports. Hunting, trading and eating of hyena produce More...

Ras Kamboni
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The smiling warlord who Controls Ras Kamboni

Sheikh Madobe (right) talks to Kenya’s Lt. Col Jeff Nyaga at Afmadow (Nyambega Geisesa/Daily Nation). AFMADOW — On May 22, as the sun was setting, a luxuriantly-bearded figure appeared at the Kenya Defence More...