Hundreds arrested in security swoop in Somali capital
Hundreds of people mostly youths have been arrested in security search operations jointly conducted by Somali government forces and African Union peacekeepers in areas in the Hodon district south of Mogadishu on Thursday.
The FCO has changed its travel advice to Kenya to advise against all but essential travel to Lamu County
The FCO has changed its travel advice to Kenya to advise against all but essential travel to Lamu County and those areas of Tana River County north of the Tana River itself. The travel advice for Mombasa remains the same.
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on Somali Parliament
Mogadishu, 5 July 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the attack on the Somali Parliament and the many killings claimed by Al-Shabaab's since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
Somalia: Renewed Fighting Breaks Out Near Qoryoley
An intense confrontation which resulted in severe fatalities such as casualties and losses erupted between co-allied Somali National Army soldiers and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces against Al-Shabaab on the outskirts of Qoryoley district.
Somalia: Islamist Al-Shabab Militants Claim Deadly Car Bomb Attack At Somali Parliament
A car bomb has killed and injured several soldiers and civilians outside of the Somali parliament in the capital, Mogadishu. The terrorist organization al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.