Uganda: AMISOM chief spokesman fired for VOA Interview

Mogadishu (HAN) December 27, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE and Regional Security news. The spokesman for AMISOM has been dismissed after mistakenly responded VOA Somali service interview during Al-Shabaab operation inside Halane Compound.


Colonel Ali Aden Houmed


Colonel Ali Aden Houmed

The Africa Union Mission in Somalia would like to clarify that Colonel Ali Aden Houmed is not a spokesperson for AMISOM.

AMISOM therefore disassociates itself from any statements issued by Colonel Ali Aden Houmed and further advises that such statements be regarded as his own personal view and at no time should they be seen as AMISOM’s position.

All enquiries regarding AMISOM must be directed to Eloi Yao whose contacts are below.
For more information, please contact; Eloi Yao, AMISOM Spokesperson,

Cell phone: (Somalia) +252 699 525 773; (Nairobi) +254 702 155 126; Email:


Meanwhile (Similar tactics) : In July 2014, Somalia Security chiefs sacked after  Al-Shabaab attacks Villa Somalia again. The militants launched a two-pronged attack on the presidential complex, police said, setting off a large bomb at the rear of the compound and then storming in via another entrance. The attack came shortly after the start of iftar, when Muslims end the day’s Ramadan fast.

President Hassan, who was not in the complex at the time of the attack, delivered a defiant message from Villa Somalia, saying “The attack failed”.

“Terrorists can make as many claims and threats on the internet as they want,” he said. “I say to them, you will not kill us and nor will you demolish our spirit.”

“The Federal Government of Somalia is here to stay, and I am here to stay, with God’s will.”


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