Friday, January 20, 2017
Wardheer News

Gen Katumba warns over Burundi exit from Somalia

By Risdel Kasasira, Daily Monitor KAMPALA: The outgoing Chief of Defence Forces, (CDF), Gen Katumba Wamala, has warned of a “serious security lapse” in Somalia if Burundi withdraws its troops. Gen Katumba, who was recently dropped as CDF in the … Continued

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalia

Press Release WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) for an additional 18 months, effective March 18, 2017, … Continued

UN warns of famine risk in Somalia

NAIROBI: Somalia risks slipping back into famine, the United Nations, said on Tuesday, as worsening drought has left millions without food, water or healthcare in a country crippled by decades of war. Five million Somalis, or more than four out … Continued

Al-Shabaab executes captured Ugandan soldier

By RISDEL KASASIRA Kampala- Al-Shabaab insurgents have released a video of a purported execution of a Ugandan soldier they captured and took as a prisoner-of-war in August last year. The soldier, only identified as Masasa, was captured during an attack on the Ugandan … Continued

Burundi to withdraw troops from AU Somalia mission

AMISOM salaries are paid by the EU but have not been received in Bujumbura for months as European diplomats seek to avoid sending money directly to a government against which the bloc imposed sanctions in response to a nearly two-year-long … Continued

AU mission probes civilian death, injuries in road accident

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua) — The Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Monday that it has launched investigations into civilian death and injuries on Sunday evening along Mogadishu-Afgoye road. According to local reports, at least ten people were killed and … Continued