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Somali military supporting Hawiye opposition leaders are seen in the streets of Yaqshid district of Mogadishu, Somalia April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Anti-president Somali soldiers begin returning to barracks

Hundreds of Somali forces who back the opposition began returning to their barracks on Friday after reaching an agreement with the prime minister following clashes over the tenure of the president, a spokesman for the troops said.
Civilians flee following gunfire between factions within Somalia's security forces near KM4 in Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia April 26, 2021. REUTERS-Feisal Omar

Residents of Somalia’s capital flee amid splits within security forces

Residents of the Somali capital Mogadishu fled neighbourhoods on Tuesday fearing renewed clashes between rival factions in the security forces, who have split in a dispute over an extension to the president’s term.

Somalia condemns ‘threats’ from foreign allies

Somalia has accused some of its foreign backers of undermining its sovereignty after the embattled government was threatened with sanctions over a decision to extend its mandate by two years.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.
Islamist insurgents captured the strategic northern Mozambique port town of Mocimboa da Praia. AFP

SADC vows ‘proportionate’ response to Mozambique’s jihadists

Southern Africa's regional bloc on Thursday vowed a "proportionate" response to jihadists who last month raided a key town in northern Mozambique in a sharp escalation of a three-year-old insurgency.

Ten killed in suicide bomb attack in Somali capital

At least 10 people were killed on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck makeshift kiosks in the Somali capital, hitting hours after al Shabaab Islamist militants attacked two National Army bases outside the city, the government said.
The Al-Shabaab militant group abducted and beheaded the chief of a clutch of villages in northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, the Islamists and local police sources said Wednesday.

Al Shabaab militants attack two Somali army bases

Al Shabaab militants attacked two military bases belonging to the Somali National Army early on Saturday morning, witnesses and the militants said.

Dozens dead after Islamic State attack near Total’s Mozambique project

Dozens of people were said to have been killed in a raid by Islamist militants in Mozambique, as an upsurge of violence threatens billions of dollars worth of energy projects in one of Africa’s poorest nations.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called on the African Union and other international partners to help address a deepening crisis in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region as he condemned alleged atrocities in fighting there.

U.S. blacklists groups in Congo, Mozambique over Islamic State links

The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two Islamist extremist groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique as foreign terrorist organizations over accusations of links to Islamic State (ISIS).

Al Shabaab militants storm Somali jail, seven soldiers killed

At least seven soldiers were killed when fighters of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab stormed a jail in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland early on Friday, police and the group said.

Somali president challenged in his bid to secure new term

Somalia’s president, whose four-year term expired this month, should not take part in talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has caused a delay in choosing a new head of state, two of Somalia’s five regional governments said on Sunday.
Gunfire and rockets exploded on Friday in Mogadishu as Somali government forces clashed with protesters angered by delayed elections, hours after fighters loyal to the government and to the political opposition exchanged gunfire.

Gunfire erupts in Mogadishu as Somali government forces seal off streets

Gunfire and rockets exploded on Friday in Mogadishu as Somali government forces clashed with protesters angered by delayed elections, hours after fighters loyal to the government and to the political opposition exchanged gunfire.

Suspected terrorists kill pregnant women in Somali capital

The masked fighters gunned down a group of five women in Mogadishu’s Denyiile neighbourhood, who all worked as cleaning staff at the Defence Ministry and were on their way to work, police officer Ali Hassan told dpa.

Somali opposition leaders ‘no longer recognise president’

Somalia’s opposition leaders have announced that they no longer recognise President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, after his term expired without a political agreement on a path toward elections to replace him.

Somalia vote under threat as leaders in deadlock

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who is seeking another term, accused two of the five semi-autonomous regions Puntland and Jubbaland, of failing to compromise as they do not want to hold an election yet.
Nine people died in a weekend attack at a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, and security forces ended the assault by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters early on Monday, a police spokesperson said.

Nine dead in hotel attack on Sunday in Somali capital – police

Nine people died in a weekend attack at a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, and security forces ended the assault by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters early on Monday, a police spokesperson said.
Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said.

Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said.
In a statement, Nyusi's office said Eugenio Mussa had replaced Lazaro Menete as chief of the general staff, and also named a new deputy chief.

Mozambique replaces army chief as jihadist attacks intensify

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi has replaced the army's top generals after intensifying jihadist attacks threatened a major natural gas plant in the country's north.

Somalia’s al Shabaab says behind Turkish company attack, four dead

A car bomb targeting workers of a Turkish company killed four people including one Turkish citizen on Saturday in Somalia, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said.

Car bomb targeting Turkish company kills four in Somalia – ministry

A car bomb targeting workers of a Turkish company killed four people including one Turkish citizen on Saturday in Somalia, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said.
Mozambican forces clashed with suspected Islamist insurgents who staged their closest attack yet to a Total SE liquefied natural gas (LNG) project since Islamic State began claiming responsibility for violence in the region last year, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Mozambique insurgents stage closest attack yet to Total’s liquefied natural gas site

Mozambican forces clashed with suspected Islamist insurgents who staged their closest attack yet to a Total SE liquefied natural gas (LNG) project since Islamic State began claiming responsibility for violence in the region last year, according to three people familiar with the matter.
The Al-Shabaab militant group abducted and beheaded the chief of a clutch of villages in northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, the Islamists and local police sources said Wednesday.

Al-Shabaab claims beheading of local chief in Kenya

The Al-Shabaab militant group abducted and beheaded the chief of a clutch of villages in northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, the Islamists and local police sources said Wednesday.

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