U.S. Conducts Airstrike in Support of the Government

[Shabelle] In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in the early evening hours on Friday, Dec. 15, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, killing eight (8) terrorists …

[Shabelle] In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in the early evening hours on Friday, Dec. 15, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, killing eight (8) terrorists and destroying one vehicle.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Khoisan Liberation Movement Protesters Want to Meet With New Top Six

[Daily Maverick] As vote counting continues inside the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg to determine the new leadership of the ANC, outside, in a far-off designated safe area, the Khoisan Liberation Movement staged a protest for the rights of the ind…

[Daily Maverick] As vote counting continues inside the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg to determine the new leadership of the ANC, outside, in a far-off designated safe area, the Khoisan Liberation Movement staged a protest for the rights of the indigenous group. By NKATEKO MABASA.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Car Explosion in Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] Residents in Darkenley district in Mogadishu reported that there was a car explosion in the area. A witness in the area told Radio Dalsan that an improvised explosive devise implanted on a vehicle owned by a police officer has exploded i…

[Dalsan Radio] Residents in Darkenley district in Mogadishu reported that there was a car explosion in the area. A witness in the area told Radio Dalsan that an improvised explosive devise implanted on a vehicle owned by a police officer has exploded immediately after the officer parked the car somewhere and luckily he survived unhurt.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Underworld Crackdown – Several More Cases Headed to Court

[News24Wire] A series of police investigations into underworld activities, which have been developing over months, are to result in court action over the next few months.

[News24Wire] A series of police investigations into underworld activities, which have been developing over months, are to result in court action over the next few months.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Bans Secret Meetings in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] The Federal Government of Somalia has released a new order banning the secret meetings in Somalia, hours after the security forces detained a prominent politician Abdirahman Abdishakur.

[Shabelle] The Federal Government of Somalia has released a new order banning the secret meetings in Somalia, hours after the security forces detained a prominent politician Abdirahman Abdishakur.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Government Speaks On the Arrest of Former Minister

[Shabelle] Somali security forces arrested a former minister and presidential candidate in an overnight raid on his home in which they killed five of his bodyguards, police, and lawmakers said on Monday.

[Shabelle] Somali security forces arrested a former minister and presidential candidate in an overnight raid on his home in which they killed five of his bodyguards, police, and lawmakers said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Awkward Start for Ramaphosa Puts Balance of Power in the Hands of Pending NEC Election

[Daily Maverick] Cyril Ramaphosa is the ANC’s 13th president of a Top Six leadership that, on the surface, appears to boost unity, but might ultimately hinder the fight against State Capture. The 80 additional members to be elected to the national exec…

[Daily Maverick] Cyril Ramaphosa is the ANC's 13th president of a Top Six leadership that, on the surface, appears to boost unity, but might ultimately hinder the fight against State Capture. The 80 additional members to be elected to the national executive committee in the next day or two will be even more important now. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa