Somalia – 25 June 2015
Al Shabaab claims responsibility for Somalia suicide attack, official says
A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into the entrance of a Somali intelligence training center Sunday, a government official said.
And armed attackers traded heavy gunfire with security guards as they tried to enter the building, said Mohamed Yusuf, spokesman for the Somali Security Ministry.
Senior Al Shabaab Figure Killed in South West Somalia
According to Somali National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA) a senior Al Shabaab figure has been killed in attack in Bardere town in Gedo region.
In a confirmation message posted in the official twitter account, NISA said Yussuf Hajji killed was in response to Al Shabaab’s Sunday attempted attack on Intelligence training centre in the capital Mogadishu.
Somalia parliament in heated debate over border with Kenya
While debating a motion about the wall in the Somali capital Mogadishu, Somali MPs expressed reservations about the plan, terming the the move as unilateral as Kenya has not consulted the Somali government.
Speaker of the Somali Parliament Prof. Usman Jawaari called on the Kenya government not to take unilateral actions regarding the border without consulting the Somali government in order to build consensus and durable solutions.
New international bank starts operations in Somalia
Premier Bank in Mogadishu held its opening ceremony in the presence of numerous government officials, including President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
Director of the bank, Mahad Ahmed told attendees of the ceremony that Premier Bank offers comprehensive one-stop financial solutions to customers, including private and government institutions, corporate clients, small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals in the country. He added that service delivery was one the bank’s key focus areas and that it has partnered with MasterCard and Swift to bring these global services to Somalia.