Gunshots rang out late on Friday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witnesses said, when government troops approached the home of the city’s former police commander who was sacked for opposing a move by the president to extend his term.
Somalia is accusing some of its foreign backers of undermining its sovereignty after the embattled government was threatened with sanctions over a decision to extend the president’s mandate by two years.
Climate change effects such as droughts, flash floods, erratic rainfall, disruption to the monsoon seasons, strong winds, cyclones, sandstorms, dust storms and increased temperature are being experienced across Somalia. These effects are affecting livelihoods, and contributing to local grievances and community tensions.
After a let up, the US State Department has indicted Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) of war crimes, human rights violations, and collaboration with armed militia groups allied to the Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia, Harakat Shabaab al Mujahideen. The United States intelligence (CIA) and
CAIRO — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to make progress in the latest round of African Union-led talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River.