alert status : Genocide Emergency


Genocide stage:

9- extermination


Affected group:

  • Opposing clans 


Current situation:

  • Al Shabaab is using suicide bombers and arms to kill clans that are against them


July 4, 2020

Devastating assaults, occurring almost daily and often in the capital, Mogadishu, have put a strain on the country’s fragile government.

NAIROBI, Kenya — Attacks in two of Somalia’s largest cities killed five people and wounded 16 others Saturday, in the latest example of the chronic failure of the country’s security sector to crack down on terrorist groups.

In the capital, Mogadishu, a suicide car bomber targeted a tax collecti...

June 23, 2020

At least two civilians and attacker killed in the first attack targeting the military base in Mogadishu, officials say.

A suicide bomber's explosives were detonated outside a Turkish military training base in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing at least two people, police said on Tuesday.

It was the first time the Turkish base in Mogadishu, Turkey's largest overseas military base, had been attacked by the al-Qaeda-linked rebel...

June 21, 2020

Attacks targeted towns of Wanlaweyn and Bacadweyn on Saturday and Sunday.

At least seven people have died in two separate bomb attacks in Somalia in the last 24 hours, police and military officers said on Sunday.

In the first incident, two bombs planted in front of the home of a military official in the town of Wanlaweyn, 90km (56 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu, exploded late on Saturday, killing four people, includin...

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The governor of Mudug, a region in Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland, was killed with three of his bodyguards in a suicide car bombing on Sunday that was claimed by Islamist group al Shabaab, police said.

“A suicide car bomb hit the governor’s car. Governor Ahmed Muse Nur and three of his bodyguards died,” police captain Mohamed Osman told Reuters.

Al Shabaab has been fighting for years to topple...

May 2, 2020

Allow Public Debate on Security, Covid-19 Responses

(Nairobi) – Somali authorities have been stepping up their intimidation of journalists as the country faces a growing number of Covid-19 cases. Since mid-April 2020 alone, authorities arbitrarily detained three journalists, accused two of various crimes, and prohibited a local radio station from broadcasting in a local dialect.

As of April 30, Somalia had 601 confirmed Cov...

Thirty years ago, the US-backed Somali government slaughtered an estimated 200,000 people. Now survivors want US help uncovering the crimes.

On a hot and humid June afternoon, a group of boys wearing FC Barcelona jerseys kicked around a soccer ball in the Malko-Durduro, a dry seasonal river on the outskirts of Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway territory of Somaliland. At first glance, the flat, red earth of the riverbed ma...

August 5, 2018

Violence has broken out in an eastern city in Ethiopia after federal troops took over key positions including the local parliament.

Soldiers were deployed in Jigjiga, the capital of the Somali region, after an apparent rift between local authorities and the national government.

Protesters set fire to a church and looted shops and targeted non-Somalis.

The government recently accused regional officials of carrying out human rights...

Children at a camp for people displaced by violence. Campaigners say many victims of rape and sexual assault come from the overcrowded shelters around the capital, Mogadishu. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

When Anab’s madrasa teacher in Mogadishu told her to stay behind after classes, everyone but her two younger brothers left. He ordered the boys to face the wall, then assaulted their six-year-old sister.

Anab’s father, Yus...

April 15, 2018

A young female poet from Somaliland has been jailed for three years over a poem that advocates the reunification of the country with Somalia.

A court in the country charged Naema Ahmed Ibrahim of bringing the country into contempt over this poem, reports the BBC.

Ibrahim was arrested in January at the Hargeisa Egal International Airport upon her arrival from Mogadishu, where she performed the poem.  Rights group ha...

Some 145 officers from Sierra Leone’s Formed Police Units (FPU) have been deployed in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo, Garowe Online reported yesterday.

The new batch of officers will join an elite team of 15 which are already in the country as part of the African Union Mission (AMISOM) in Somalia.

“Their coming is going to be a boost to the Jubbaland State Police Force. In 2016, we trained 600 police officers in Jubbaland a...

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