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Al-Shabab’s Dayax Hotel Attack in Mogadishu Kills 28

Al-Shabab has carried out more than 360 attacks inside Somalia between 2006 – 2017.

By Al Jazeera,

At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a coordinated gun-and-bomb attack carried out by al-Shabab at a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, according to officials.

The assault on Wednesday morning began when attackers rammed an explosives-packed car into the gate of Dayah Hotel, which is near Somalia’s parliament in central Mogadishu, and then stormed inside exchanging gunfire with security guards. Continue reading Al-Shabab’s Dayax Hotel Attack in Mogadishu Kills 28

AU Somalia Mission Hit by EU Funding Cut

EU decided to cut its funding for the African Union’s Somalia Mission (AMISOM) by 20% forcing a reduction on the salary of its soldiers from $828 a month to less than $165. Run …

By Ama Lorenz and Bob Koigo,

The African Union (AU) has criticised the EU’s decision to cut funding for its peace-keeping mission in Somalia by 20% at a time when it is entrenched in a deadly battle with terrorist militants.

The AU has been sending task forces to Somalia for the last nine years to combat al Qaeda’s affiliate group in the country, Al Shabaab, in an attempt to liberate the region. Currently, 22,000 troops are deployed there under the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).  Continue reading AU Somalia Mission Hit by EU Funding Cut

Al-Shabab Killed Over 60 Kenyan Soldiers in Somalia

Deadly attack on African Union base in Somalia leaves over 60 Kenyan soldiers killed. Shabaab militants say the latest attacks are in retaliation for the Kenyan military presence in Somalia.

By TesfaNews,

Al-Shabab militants had overrun an African Union military base outside the southern Somali town of el-Adde and killed more than 60 Kenyan soldiers.

Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Muscab, a spokesman for the Shabab, said the group had killed 63 Kenyan soldiers and took control of the base and had seized ammunition and military vehicles.

Residents described what appeared to be a suicide car bombing, followed by a ferocious firefight that lasted at least five hours. They confirmed that al-Shabab had raised its flag at a camp for Kenyan troops and have seen insurgents parading bodies through the town. Continue reading Al-Shabab Killed Over 60 Kenyan Soldiers in Somalia

Ugandan Soldiers in Somalia not Paid for Nine Months

Soldiers under AMISOM are paid a mission allowance of $1,028 (about Ugandan Shs3.7m) every month. Photo shows Uganda army soldiers at a military airbase in Entebbe carrying the caskets containing the remains of Ugandan soldiers who were killed in Somalia this week, September 3, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

By Risdel Kasasira | for Daily Monitor,

Ugandan soldiers in Somalia operations have not been paid for several months, which has sparked rage and grumbling among the rank and file of the peacekeeping troops.

According to sources in African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM), the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) troops under Uganda Battle Group 14, have not received their wages for nine months.

Uganda has three Battle Groups in Somalia, including Ugabag 14, 15 and 16, whose detach in Janaale was attacked on Tuesday by al-Shabaab, who inflicted heavy casualties on the Ugandan peace troops. Continue reading Ugandan Soldiers in Somalia not Paid for Nine Months

Ethiopia, Kenya and the Leadership Vacuum

It was all OK when the Kenyan army stayed out of politics and the politicians stayed out of war. For no apparent reason, the army becomes restless and the politicians turned delusional to declare the invasion of Somalia. Kenya has never been the same since.

By Yilma Bekele,

Somalia would take a long time to recover and start acting like a Nation. Kenya the sane among the group has entered the warring Nations club. South Sudan has become a playground for all its neighbors plus the UN, Chinese oil companies, IMF, NGO’s, Evangelical Christians and Israeli agents to mention a few of the actors. Eritrea is on UN and Western embargo cross-hairs to make it submit like the others and Yemen across the sea is becoming a training ground for all Arab Air Force pilots. Continue reading Ethiopia, Kenya and the Leadership Vacuum

Being a Politician in Somalia

De-Programming the defeatist mentality of today’s Somali politicians from appeasing their traditional-foe and abuser Ethiopia seems a greater challenge for the greater people of Somalia. But for the Al-Shabaab, the alternative is simple: Eliminating them.

By Ahmed Abdi,

THERE is a direct association between the Somali politicians’ ill-fated and their actions against Somali history, culture, language and ethnicity.

Government officials were preparing their  Friday prayers at the Central Hotel in Somalia’s capital when an Al-Shabaab extremist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the hotel gate, and another went inside the mosque and blew himself up, killing at least 25 people and injuring 40 others on Friday, officials said. Continue reading Being a Politician in Somalia