Somali Security Forces Shut Down Popular Radio Station, Arrest Journalists

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) should immediately release two Radio Shabelle journalists, Ali Ahmed Abdulle and Mohamed Adan Ibrahim, who were arrested this evening for their journalism work, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said.

NISA raided Radio Shabelle, briefly shuts down the station that took five journalists to NISA …


BREAKING: Several explosions heard in Somali capital

SOMALIA, Mogadishu — Several loud explosions were heard in parts of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Tuesday evening, eyewitnesses and police said.

Capt Hussein Mohamed, a senior Somali police officer said five mortar shells hit the coastal, conflict-riddled capital of the horn of Africa country.

Mohamed added that some of …


Two lawmakers among 10 killed in hotel attack in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Al Qaeda-affiliated, Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the hotel attack, saying its fighters detonated a car, laden with explosives, at the gate of the Ambassador Hotel on Makka Al Mukarama St in Mogadishu on Wednesday at around 5:45 pm local time.