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Roadside bomb kills at least 18 on minibus

Road Landmine Explosion

Mogadishu (MCRS) 30 June 2016 – At least 18 civilians were killed on Thursday when a roadside bomb detonated in Lafole, Somalia blew up a minibus killing all the passengers onboard. According to police the bomb attack carried out just as the bus was passing by. “All the 18 people on board the minibus are dead and burnt. A remotely ... Read More »

Somali President condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey

Hassan Condemns

Mogadishu(MCRS) 30 June 2016 – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has strongly condemned the heinous violent acts of terrorism at Istanbul Airport which killed innocent people and injured many more. “The fact that the terrorists would target innocent people in such a brutal and unforgivable manner is the greatest sign of their inhumanity, ... Read More »

Somalia Launches First National Development Plan in 30 Years

Plan 2017 - 2019

Mogadishu (MCRS) 30 June 2016 – The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has today launched the first draft of the first National Development Plan (NDP) in 30 years after successfully implementing the New Deal Compact for Somalia for three years. “This is a major milestone for Somalia and its development agenda,” said Abdi Aynte, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, ... Read More »

10 Al-Shabaab militants killed, 7 others in central Somalia

Artillery Gun

Mogadishu (MCRS) 30 June 2016 – At least 10 militants were on Tuesday killed and 7 others injured after heavy fighting between the group and the Somali National Army at Ceel-Hareri location in Galgudud region in central Somalia, Media reported. Somali Army Commander, Ahmed Mohamed in the region told reporters the forces took control of the Ceel-Hareri near Galcad town ... Read More »

Government: The National Gender Policy is misinterpreted

Information Minister

Mogadishu (MCRS) 30 June 2016 – The Somali Government has on Wednesday revealed that there was misinterpretation made on the National Gender Policy in which the executive council approved recently, Media reported. Speaking to Media, Minister of Information, H.E. Mohamed Abdi Hayer responded allegations and strong opposition from the Somali scholars agency on National Gender Policy on Tuesday. “The National ... Read More »

Al-Shabaab Plans To Attack US Forces Prompted Recent Airstrike In Somalia

Alshabab Plans to attack

Mogadishu (MCRS) 30 June 2016 – Al Qaeda militants in Somalia planned and prepared “imminent attacks” against U.S. forces there, according to a recent statement from U.S. Africa Command. The plans prompted a U.S. airstrike just last week against the militants in Somalia, according to the little-noticed Africom statement. “On June 21, 2016 in southern Somalia U.S. forces conducted a ... Read More »

Landmine Explosion Kills A Government Soldier In Mogadishu

Landmine explosion

Mogadishu (MCRS) 30 June 2016 – At least one soldier was killed  and three others injured after their vehicle was hit by a landmine in  Mogadishu. Residents in Mogadishu’s industrial area say the landmine was planted there and went off immediately after the military vehicle stepped on the landmine. SNA officer who declined to mention his name said those injured ... Read More »

Sheikh Bashir opposes sections of the gender law, calls it a violation to the Sharia law

Sheikh Bashir

Mogadishu (MCRS) 30 June 2016 – The Somali Religious Council opposes the recently enacted law governing the national policy on gender. The council said they have noted many sections of the article that are not in line with Islamic Sharia.  The government had ascented the contentious sections of the article into law last month. “When we read the gender law, we saw many ... Read More »

Mogadishu’s security improved significantly, official says

Mogadishu Security

Mogadishu (MCRS) 30 June 2016 – The administration of Benadir region has stepped up security level after conducting a number of security operations to hunt down pugnacious individuals in the area. Speaking to Media, Yussuf Hussein Jim’aale, the governor of Mogadishu said that his administration put more efforts in improving security. “This significantly improved security environment combined with the safety policies of ... Read More »

Lower Shabelle public vehicle drivers complain about roadblocks

Road Blocks

Wanlaweyn (MCRS) 29 June 2016 – Drivers and owners of public vehicles are expressing concern over illegal roadblocks which are increasing rapidly day after day. Most of the illegal roadblocks have been mounted in areas between Wanlaweyn and Afgoye towns in southern Somalia. Some of the drivers operating the road connecting the two towns told Goobjoog News that they always ... Read More »