18 September 2021
Protests continued in Mogadishu on Saturday after the shooting death of 2 civilians by the Somali govt forces enforcing a curfew imposed due to COVIDー19, witnesses say. (This video circulated by witnesses captures one of the scenes near the statue of unknown soldier)
Al-Shabaab militants used 2 VBIEDs to attack Barawe airport this morning. One VBIED was destroyed about 1km from airport by AU forces; 2nd VBIED exploded at the car park, damaged windows at the terminal. One tried to open up, the other to enter airport but appears foiled, sources
1 year ago
Reports of Govt forces conducting new operations against Al-Shabaab in Abdi Dhere and Berhano, west of Kismayo
Nine more people have tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the country's total to 234. This was from 704 samples tested in the preceding 24 hours
AFRICOM: Al-Shabaab releasing false information following April 10 Airstrike --- "This was no civilian. It was a war crime by an al-Shabaab terrorist who desecrated bodies to scare and intimidate Somalis into submission," - MG Gayler
The airstrike that killed alShabaab leader Yusuf Jiis took place April 2 near BushMadina Somalia, about 135 miles west of Mogadishu, per @USAfricaCommand
Kenya Airways pilot has died of COVID19 after piloting final repatriation flight from the U.S
[email protected] says an airstrike targeting alShabaab in the vicinity of Bush Madina, Somalia on April 2 killed 3 militants
A six year old child dies in Kenya due to complications from coronavirus, authorities say. The child had other ailments according to @NationBreaking. Kenya also reports 12 new positive Corona Virus cases, bringing the total cases to 122, per local media
As the day comes to an end, there are 6,934 Covid19 cases in 50 Africa countries with 255 deaths. There have been more than 800 cases reported in the last 24 hours
1 year ago
Interpol says it has arrested a number of people in east and central Africa as part of an anti-terrorism operation
IED attack in Mogadishu kills three, two of them soldiers
1 year ago
Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi put under mandatory 14-day quarantine after failing to isolate himself following a trip to Germany
A police officer at the Busia border restricts Kenyans from going to Uganda, as Kenya - Uganda boarder officially closed and all PSV buses ordered to cancel bookings in the wake of CoronaVirusPandemic1 year ago
A police officer at the Busia border restricts Kenyans from going to Uganda, as Kenya - Uganda boarder officially closed and all PSV buses ordered to cancel bookings in the wake of CoronaVirusPandemic
@USAfricaCommand says it conducted 5 airstrikes against alShabaab militants massing & maneuvering near ongoing Somali-led ground op near Janaale, Somalia on March 16-17; US forces were in area when these airstrikes occurred to advise & assist Somali &partner forces
Suspected Al-Shabaab fighters destroyed CCTV cameras along Mogadishu's Maka al Mukarama street with IEDs. Five CCTV cameras were destroyed by blast from IEDs Thursday morning, residents said there were heavy explosions at about 5am local time & in its wake cameras were destroyed
1 year ago
Japan to provide $7.5 million in emergency aid to three East African countries (Djibouti, Kenya and Somalia) affected by locust infestations that are threatening agricultural production
The Somali govt has announced the closure of schools, universities, and a ban on large gatherings and events for two weeks effective March 18. Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire who made the announcement said the Govt allocated $5m in combatting the COVIDー19
Sool regional Intelligence officer Abdiqani Guhad shot dead at in front of his house in the town of Lasanod. Sources saying the slain was being led an investigation of the assassination of the chief of Sool region Court Hassan Mohamud who was killed in IED blast
Al-Shabab yesterday claimed to have temporarily captured Mahaday town in Middle Shabelle after a large-scale attack on Somali government forces; Insurgents said they killed 2 soldiers including a captain and wounded 2 others while capturing weapons and other military equipment;
Kenya records the first infection with the Corona virus on its soil
Kenya confirms first COVID-19 case. A traveler returning from the US, London, on March 5
Kenya's Mandera County Governor @aliiroba says situation unstable as Jubaland forces still holed up within Mandera town. Roba says public have reported 2 lorries carrying troops loyal to fugitive minister Abdirashid Janan heading to Mandera along B9/A13 Road.
Last night, on March 05, 2020, the Federal Government of Somalia and US @USAfricaCommand, conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia. The precision airstrike killed one al-Shabaab terrorist
Kenya accuses Somali troops of attacking border town during alleged incursion
1 year ago
SNA kills 8 Al-Shabab militia in a military operation, Hiran region
@USAfricaCommand says it conducted 2 airstrikes today against AlShabaab militants in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia , killing 1 terrorist and wounded 2 militants; no civilians assessed injured or killed as a result of the strikes
Kenyan police escorted 30 soldiers loyal to fugitive Minister of Jubaland Abdirashid Janan into Mandera after being overpowered by Somali army in Balad Hawo town. Today's fighting killed 10 people while houses were destroyed - Residents Somalia
Explosion reported in Las'Anod town in Sool region Somalia, initial reports say Top Somaliland court official killed in the explosion
Kenya government warns of "fake news" about coronavirus after an audio clip was disseminated in digital and social media "of a purported press briefing on COVID-19."
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