Mogadishu – Mar 31, Lower House Speaker Vote of No Confidence A vote of no confidence against the Lower House Speaker of Parliament is likely to proceed, tomorrow, Mar 31, in Mogadishu, Boondheere district IVO Somalia Federal Parliament (see map location above). Heightened security and road closures are expected throughout…
Vates Corp Somalia Analysis: AMISOM to draw down 1,000 military personnel by end of 2017 On Dec 01, a meeting of the AMISOM Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) reviewed the preliminary conclusions of the operational readiness assessment (ORA) process, and emphasised that the takeover of primary security responsibility from AMISOM…
 Al-Shabaab calls on all Muslims to take up weapons in response to U.S. President Trump’s announcement recognising the Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Figure 1 Al-Kataib Support Al-Aqsa Mosque, Oct 11, 2015 On Dec 06, U.S. President Donald Trump declared the U.S. officially recognises Jerusalem as the capital of…
 Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak (Sun Tzu, The Art of War) Figure 1 Vates Corp: Puntland Somalia VEOs Approx. Areas of Operation (current as of Oct 26). Key: Al-Shabaab AO - red; Al-Shabaab transit areas – orange; Pro-ISIL AO – grey. Puntland Pro-ISIL…
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