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Somali militants intensify attacks, death count doubles: experts

Somali militants intensify attacks, death count doubles: experts

Islamist rebels have intensified their attacks in Somalia, detonating larger, more sophisticated devices, bringing in more foreign expertise and doubling the death toll from last year, experts said. The surge in violence threatens an upcoming presidential vote and the reconstruction ...

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Puntland president declares war on Islamic State

Puntland president declares war on Islamic State

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, the President of Puntland, a region in the northeast of Somalia, has declared war on the Islamic State (IS) militant group and vowed to retake a town it seized recently. The fighters captured Qandala, a coastal town, ...

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Somalia to launch first offshore oil license round in 2017

Somalia to launch first offshore oil license round in 2017

Somalia will launch its first hydrocarbon licensing round early next year targeting offshore blocks, a government official said on Tuesday. Jamal Kassim Mursal the permanent secretary at the ministry of petroleum and mineral resources said that Shallow water block concessions ...

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UPDF has done Uganda proud in Somalia – Gen. Lakara.

UPDF has done Uganda proud in Somalia – Gen. Lakara.

“This is a very complex mission. First of all it’s not peacekeeping. This is peace enforcement, it’s really fighting a war. Fighting and state building because AMISOM was deployed to a non-permissive environment in terms of UN standards, for peacekeeping. ...

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