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Chief Shakes Up Military After Commanders Killed

[Shabelle] The Somali army chief, Dahir Adan Elmi has appointed Gen Tawane Ahmed Mohamed and Colonel Abdisalaam Aden Ahmed as the Force Commander and Deputy Commander of 12th April Division. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea Dismisses Report Alleging Plans to Send Troops to Somalia to Replace Amisom

[Dalsan Radio] The Government of Eritrea has denied a report by a think tank claiming that an agreement had been made between the Red Sea country, Ethiopia and Somalia to send troops to the latter to replace the Amisom troops. (AllAfrica)

Al-Shabaab Abducts 30 People Near Adale, Say Witnesses

[Dalsan Radio] Residents of El Muluq near Adale have told Radio Dalsan that at least 30 people including elders were on Thursday abducted by Alshabaab militants. (AllAfrica)

New South West State President Installed, a Crisis Inflamed

[ICG] Against all sensible advice, the Federal Government of Somalia muscled in on a local election to shove aside an Islamist conservative candidate. It scored a tactical victory but created significant additional risk for the country already wracked by conflict and divided along regional and clan lines. (AllAfrica)

Chairman & Secretary Replaced As Speaker Reshuffles House Finance Committee

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia's Speaker of the Lower House Mohamed Mursal has made changes in the Financial and Budget Parliamentary Committee in a move to end a stalemate and beat an end of year deadline to present the 2019 budget. (AllAfrica)

Jubbaland Announces New Offensive Against Al-Shabaab

[Shabelle] The president of Jubbaland state of Somalia, Ahmed Madobe has announced a new offensive to flush out Al-Shabaab from its remaining strongholds. (AllAfrica)

IGAD Pledges to Support for Somalia's Electoral Process

[Shabelle] The Inter-Governmental Authority on the Development (IGAD) has pledged to work with the Federal government and support the ongoing regional election process. (AllAfrica)

Somalia Travel Advisory

[State Department] Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism,and piracy. (AllAfrica)

Mohamed Siraji New Finance Committee Chair

[Dalsan Radio] Mohamud Sirajji was on Wednesday elected the new chairman of the House Finance Committee. (AllAfrica)

Somalia Military Court Executes Al-Shabaab Serial Bomber

[Dalsan Radio] Abdulkadir Abukar Shair an Alshabaab serial bomber convicted of killing at least 26 people in 2017 was on Mknday executed by a firing squad after a military court found him guilty. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Objects Reduction of Its Troops in Somalia

[Dalsan Radio] Burundi army spokesman Colonel Floribert Biyereke said in a statement that the military would ask the government to argue for a proportionate number of troops be withdrawn from each AU member country, rather than solely Burundian soldiers. (AllAfrica)

University Lecturer Shot Dead in Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] A man identified as Mohamed Abdi Ongooye lecturer at the Daha International Univesity was on Monday morning shot dead by unknown gunmen as he left his home for work. (AllAfrica)

UN Condemns Twin Blasts in Somalia

[Shabelle] The United Nations top envoy in Somalia on Saturday condemned the twin bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)

AU Approves Plan to Launch Offensives Against Al-Shabaab

[Shabelle] The African Union Peace and Security Council have now approved a new plan of operations in Somalia that will enable peacekeepers to start liberating regions that are still held by Al Shabaab. (AllAfrica)

Isis & Alshabaab Clash in Gedo

[Dalsan Radio] Fighting erupted between Somali militant group Al Shabaab and Pro Islamic State militants in El Adde near Somali border along Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Mogadishu Resident Escaped First Bombing Only to Die in Second Explosion

[Dalsan Radio] The tragedy that befell one Mogadishu resident has touched many Somalis on social media. (AllAfrica)

Loud Explosion Heard in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] A huge explosion was heard in the heart of Mogadishu on Saturday morning, witnesses said. (AllAfrica)

IGAD Condemns Al Shebab's Explosions in Mogadishu

[ENA] The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has condemned the deadly blasts perpetrated by Al Shebab, in Mogadishu yesterday. (AllAfrica)

At Least 10 Killed in Mogadishu Twin Car Bombing

[Dalsan Radio] At least 6 people were on Saturday morning killed and 40 injured in two seperate car bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)

Veteran Journalist Awil Dahir Killed in Mogadishu Bombing

[Dalsan Radio] Four Universal TV staff including veteran broadcaster Awil Dahir Salad were killed in the Saturday morning car bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)

At Least 6 People Killed in Twin Explosions in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] Police in Somalia says a suicide car bombing near the presidential palace has killed at least six people and wounded several others. (AllAfrica)

Shabaab Declares War On Is Militants, Dismisses Them As "Clanist" & "Cancer"

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia militant group Al-Shabaab has vowed to destroy the pro-Islamic State militants in Somalia. (AllAfrica)

Communique the AU Peace and Security Council On Somalia

[Shabelle] tweet (AllAfrica)

Somali Region Gets New President After Deadly Election Campaign

[VOA] Lawmakers in Somalia's South West region elected a new president Wednesday, with a former leader of militant group al-Shabab kept off the ballot despite angry protests last week from supporters. (AllAfrica)

Somali Police Force Celebrates 75th Anniversary Since Its Inception

[Shabelle] tweet (AllAfrica)

Danish Minister for Migration Tells Somalis to Go Back Home and Rebuild Their Country

[Shabelle] tweet (AllAfrica)

Somali President Farmajo Likely to Survive Impeachment

[Nation] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmajo" is likely to survive an impeachment motion, but he is not sitting pretty as he approaches the end of two years in power. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Appoints Ethio-Somali Diplomat Roble As Consul to Somaliland

[Dalsan Radio] Shamsudin Ahmed Roble is now the new Ethiopian consul to Somaliland, Radio Dalsan has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Files Response At ICJ Over Somalia Maritime Row

[Dalsan Radio] Kenya yesterday responded to the case filed by Somalia with the registry of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. (AllAfrica)

PM Khaire Meets Speaker Mursal Over Farmaajo Impeachment Motion Stalemate

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and Speaker Mohamed Mursal on Monday night held a closes door meeting seeking to resolve an impasse that followed the filing of an impeachment motion against President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. (AllAfrica)

US Airstrikes Hit Al-Shabaab Rebels, Killing 62

[Deutsche Welle] The US says it has struck al-Shabab rebels in the Gandarshe area of Somalia with airstrikes. It launched six attacks and according to a statement released by AFRICOM, at least 62 militants were killed (AllAfrica)