In a reconciliatory tone, Somalia’s Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has now announced his government’s commitment to defuse the tensions in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo through dialogue and peaceful resolution after months of political turmoil and fierce fighting in the past few days.
MOGADISHU (AFP) - Fighters loyal to Somali warlord Ahmed Madobe strengthened control of the key southern port of Kismayo, residents said Monday, after days of clashes between rival militia forces for control of the city.
At a press conference on his return to Mogadishu today, President Hassan call for an immediate end to the fighting in Kismayo.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 18 people have been killed in gunbattles in southern Somalia's Kismayo, residents said on Saturday, in the heaviest fighting the disputed port city has seen in more than four years.
Mr Neil Wigan has been appointed Her Majesty's non-resident Ambassador to Somalia