TWO Somalis at the centre of grave allegations against the Australian navy in recent turn-back operations admit their burns were sustained during clashes with the sailors, who in one case had been forced to prevent asylum-seekers scuttling their boat.
ADDIS ABABA — Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the Somali military and African Union peacekeepers will soon launch operations against al-Shabab in areas still under the militant group’s control. Hassan also welcomed the addition of Ethiopian troops into the AMISOM force.
Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia soon is going to have names on its streets as well as numbers on the doors of its houses, for the first time in the history of the country. Similar plan is also expected to be implemented in the major towns of the country.
The United Arab Emirates is planning to extend its development programs to Somalia as part of the Gulf nation’s humanitarian assistance to Somalia. The announcement was made by Somali minister of Interior and federalism Abdullahi Godah Barre and the UAE ambassador to Somalia Mohamed Al Osmani.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A member of Somali rebel group al-Shabab was killed Sunday by a missile fired by a suspected drone, a rebel commander said, blaming the U.S. for the strike.