Pilot after Somali emergency: Airplane secuirty is "Zero"
The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a three-foot hole on its fuselage said Sunday he never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and describes the security surround the airplane at Mogadishu Airport as "zero."
Somali jet suspect 'checked in on Turkish Airlines'
The suspected suicide bomber who blew himself up aboard a Somali airliner on a flight from Mogadishu to Djibouti was meant to board a Turkish Airlines flight, the head of Daallo Airlines told Al Jazeera.
Ambassador Francisco Madeira confirms that AMISOM Forces are still in Marka
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of Mission, Ambassador Francisco Madeira has noted with concern falsehoods in the media purporting that AMISOM troops in Marka have abandoned their defensive position.
Despite AU denial, Al Shabab still controls Marka town
Despite an assertion by the African Union force in Somalia that its troops are still in control of Marka town, residents confirmed that the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabab group’s fighters are still holding the town for the first time in almost two and half years.
SRSG Keating welcomes Jubbaland’s reaction to the Federal Govt’s decision on the electoral model
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, welcomes the reaction of Jubbaland leaders to the Federal Government’s decision on an electoral model for 2016.
Somali central bank chief seeks new currency to rebuild nation
Few central bank chiefs have been jailed by a dictator or hide a loaded pistol in their desk draw, should Islamist militants decide to call. Bashir Issa Ali has done all that, and now he wants to recreate Somalia's currency from scratch.