Daily News header

Al-Shabaab Shuts Down Two Large Telecommunications Companies in Somalia

By   get stories by email

The Al-Qaeda-proxy Somali militants of Al-shabaab have on Sunday ordered to shut down two of the country's largest telecommunications companies, the NationLink telecom and Telcom Somalia.

"Today the two network companies are not operating in all Al-shabaab-controlled regions in Somalia," sources close to the companies said.

The sources indicated that the militants asked both companies to pay millions of US dollars if they want to continue the operation. "The companies told Al-shabaab that they couldn't afford to pay such large sum of money and the militants then ordered both companies to shut down," he noted.

Residents in the Al-shabaab administered regions who were asked for comment on another network Hormuud Telecom confirmed that both telecommunications companies were forcibly closed by the militants on Sunday morning.

"I don't know why Hormuud is still operating, while NationLink and Telcom Somalia were denied access," the source added.

The two closed companies have been very active in humanitarian operations to help the famine-victims in the war-devastated country. The militants have not yet disclosed their reasons for the closure of two large telecommunications companies.

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

A second storm will roll in Friday night into Saturday. The storm this weekend could bring locally strong wind gusts on the coast.
Hard Money Lenders make all kinds of loans, particularly high on the list are property loans, commercial business loans , loans to investors seeking to purchase and flip houses and businesses, with sufficient equity.
New issue of The Hollywood Sentinel features a tribute to Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, Lauren Bacall, coverage of the Moira Cue Art Show at Bruce Lurie Gallery, Andy Warhol's Shadows show at MOCA, How to Succeed in Hollywood
A shooter who killed one guard at the National War Memorial starting at 9:52 a.m. has been killed. The incident continued at the Canadian Parliament where the shooter was killed by Sergeant-at-Arms is Kevin Vickers. Ottawa downtown region under lock
Ongoing parliament under lock down, at least one soldier killed. This is an ongoing situation at this time and there are multiple reports of POSSIBLE additional shooting locations. Police are still actively searching for any possible additional shoo
John Child in Kathmandu looks at three things Nepal can do to improve their handling of weather events and the aftermath of disasters when they happen.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site