Chronology of Events

  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    Explosions at the Abdalla Shideye Mosque in Mogadishu's Bakara market kill an estimated thirty-seven people and injure a number of others including some foreigners.
  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    Radio Mogadishu journalist Sheikh Nur Mohamed Abkey is murdered by armed men in Mogadishu, one day after World Press Freedom Day. Al-Shabab claims responsibility.
  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    President Shaykh Sharif Shaykh Ahmad appoints Abdulkarim Yusuf Adan from Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama'a, as Deputy Somali Military Commander.
  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    Somaliland National Election Commission announces that the Presidential Elections will be held on 26 June 2010.
  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    President Sheik Sharif Ahmed announces that Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke and his Cabinet have been dismissed, following a parliamentary vote of no confidence in the executive. The President also accepts the resignation of the Speaker of...
  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    President Sheik Sharif reinstates Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke and his Cabinet.
  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, former Finance Minister, is elected Speaker by the Somali Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP).
  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    A Global initiative on the Somalia Open Day takes place to celebrate the UN Security Council resolution 1325 of 2000 on Women, Peace and Security.
  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, expresses strong concern over the New York Times report alleging that the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia has recruited child soldiers for its national army and orders his Army Chief to conduct a full review.
  • 30 Jul 2010 -
    Somaliland Presidential Elections conclude peacefully and the opposition leader Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud "Silanyo" of the Peace, Unity and Development Party (Kulmiye), emerges the winner.

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