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Last week, a leaked UN report detailed a "systematic" proliferation of arms by the Somali government. However, the UN Security Council is expected to extend the easing of arms sanctions on the government. This means the government of Somalia will be
The Islamist militant group runs much of Somalia like its own personal fiefdom and was most recently in the headlines for conducting the horrific attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Along with Boko Haram and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, it is
Mogadishu Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo's supporters were fired upon allegedly by Transitional Federal Government troops in Mogadishu on Thursday, Garowe Online reports. Farmajo who is a candidate for the Somali presidential
Piracy Incidences Dip Amid Reports of Corruption 23 July 2012 Reports from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) indicate a significant reduction in incidences of piracy in the Gulf of Aden in the first quarter of 2012. There was 163 instances in
After Ethiopian and Somali troops captured central regions in Somalia, attacks or armed resistance by Al Shabaab who formerly controlled the region have been minimal. Nevertheless Al Shabaab have directed an extensive amount of defense in Gedo Region.
Transitional Federal Parliament Speaker Sharif Hassan Sharif Adan accompanied by other government officials, unexpectedly gave a copy of the agreed-upon Draft Provisional Federal Constitution of Somalia to traditional elders in Mogadishu, and asked
Tuesday Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the African Union peacekeepers have seized Al-Shabaab bases in south of Mogadishu following Monday attacks. The allied forces pushed further fighters of Al-Shabaab, taking over villages and
Ras Kamboni Leader Ahmed Madobe As the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF), Somali Transitional Federal Government Forces (TFG) and Ras-Kamboni fighters progress towards the al-Shabaab stronghold of
Rating A senior official of Al Shabaab have said the terror group will give 10 camels to anyone who helps to locate President Barack Obama, mocking a US offer of up to $33 million for tip-offs enabling the arrest of its top leaders. We are offering
World Bank Says TFG Can't Account for U.S. $130 Million 4 June 2012 Mogadishu, Somalia The World Bank says that funds allocated to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia, have been misused and unaccounted for, Garowe Online reports.