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New Somali Parliament prepares to elect president

0 Visits: 885 | Sunday April 17, 2022 - 16:56:59
As instability and famine continue to threaten the war-torn Horn of Africa country, Somalia's newly elected parliament met on Saturday for the first time, taking the country a step closer to the appointment of a new president.

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From nurse to multi-million euro healthcare company owner in two years

0 Visits: 847 | Friday April 15, 2022 - 12:11:24
"When Fadumo Ali said two years ago that she was quitting her job as a nurse and starting her own business, people told her she was crazy. Now her company, Hoiwa, has a turnover in the millions of euros".

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Raising cash for water: why Somalis are bypassing aid agencies in drought crisis

0 Visits: 799 | Friday April 15, 2022 - 12:11:24
The UN this week issued a stark warning on Somalia, projecting that 350,000 children could starve to death without urgent action.

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Hirshabelle SEIT to hold elections for three seats in Jowhar today

0 Visits: 730 | Saturday April 09, 2022 - 14:44:45
The Hirshabelle State Electoral Implementation Team will hold the elections for three seats in the Lower House parliament on Saturday.

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Ayuuto: The Somali female money lending manual on braving crisis

0 Visits: 831 | Saturday April 09, 2022 - 14:44:43
Mogadishu, Somalia – Once every month, a group of 10 women gather at the makeshift shelter of Layla Hussein Tawane in a camp for internally displaced people in Mogadishu. Each of them brings $10 to contribute to a common pot.

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Uber driver, father of 8 identified as victim of fatal shooting in Northeast Portland

0 Visits: 707 | Friday April 08, 2022 - 11:41:33
The man found shot to death in his car in Northeast Portland last week was a father of eight children who was driving for Uber when he was killed, a friend said.

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Somalia seeks to kickstart oil and gas

0 Visits: 853 | Friday April 08, 2022 - 11:41:30
Somalia has similar geological characteristics to its three eastern African coast near-neighbours

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France, UK issue terror alerts ahead of Easter, Ramadan celebrations

0 Visits: 680 | Sunday April 03, 2022 - 18:10:40
The United Kingdom and the French governments have issued alarms to its citizens in Kenya over terrorist attacks during the month of Ramadan.

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Somalia's next peacekeeping mission: will it change anything?

0 Visits: 829 | Sunday April 03, 2022 - 18:10:39
For 15 years, African soldiers have rotated through Somalia as part of a 20,000-strong force mandated by the United Nations to protect the fragile central government from an Islamist insurgency.

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Hargeisa Mayor says market fire caused billions in damages

0 Visits: 718 | Sunday April 03, 2022 - 18:10:38
A commission tasked by Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi was sent to Hargeisa on Saturday to assess the total property loss in the fire that has destroyed much of the Waheen and to lead efforts to rebuild the market. The group told the media that a preliminary assessment is that the fire caused billions…

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UPDATE: Four Puntland soldiers, 12 al-Shabaab fighters dead in ongoing battle in Af Urur

0 Visits: 787 | Sunday March 27, 2022 - 17:19:52
At least four Puntland soldiers have been killed in ongoing fighting with the militant group Al-Shabaab in Af Urur area in Bari region as the state forces said they have neutralized 12 Al-Shabaab militants.

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Al-Shabab Increases Attacks as Elections Drag in Somalia

0 Visits: 902 | Saturday March 26, 2022 - 21:45:45
Al-Shabab mounted one of its deadliest attacks Wednesday, targeting elections at the regional presidential palace in Beledweyne town. Forty-eight people were killed and more than 100 others wounded.

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UN Security Council condemns Mogadishu, Beletweyne attacks, urge Somali leaders to resolve 'work together'

0 Visits: 908 | Saturday March 26, 2022 - 21:45:45
The UN Security Council has condemned the recent twin attacks in Mogadishu and Beletweyne which killed over 50 people and urged Somali leaders to unite against terrorism amid a fallout between the Prime Minister and the President.

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Qali Mohamud Guhad: The assassination of MP Amina was planned

0 Visits: 977 | Saturday March 26, 2022 - 21:45:43
The mother of the missing NISA agent Ikraan Tahliil Farah described the killing of MP Amina Mohamed as planned and deliberate, adding that she was directly targeted inside Beledweyne's Lamagalaay camp.

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Gerbaharey elections to be moved to Kenyan secured location in El-wak

0 Visits: 681 | Wednesday March 23, 2022 - 20:08:26
Elections for the 16 seats which have been a point of conflict between Jubaland President Ahmed Madobe and President Mohamed Farmaajo will now be moved to the border town of El-wak.

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Six Dead After al-Shabab Attacks Mogadishu Airport

0 Visits: 550 | Wednesday March 23, 2022 - 20:08:25
Police in Somalia say at least six people are dead after two gunmen attacked Mogadishu's heavily guarded international airport Wednesday.

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Our Soldiers Are Safer in Somalia Than in Kenya - US Army General

0 Visits: 766 | Sunday March 20, 2022 - 22:22:19
The head of U.S. Africa Command General Stephen Townsend has revealed that it is way riskier for their troops assigned to Somalia to operate from Kenya.

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Raila Details Billions Kenya Spends on KDF in Somalia

0 Visits: 571 | Sunday March 20, 2022 - 22:22:19
Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, has detailed the cost of the ongoing operation in Somalia, stating that sustaining the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) there is a very expensive affair for the Kenyan government.

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Somali forces kill suicide bomber, seize vehicle

0 Visits: 529 | Thursday March 17, 2022 - 19:30:38
Somali National Army (SNA) said Thursday its special forces, Danab, killed a suicide bomber and seized a vehicle laden with explosive devices in the southern region of Kimsayo on Wednesday.

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The seizure of more than 1,000 assault rifles en route to Yemen points to Iranian state-sponsored arms smuggling

0 Visits: 541 | Thursday March 17, 2022 - 19:30:38
US naval forces intercepted a stateless fishing dhow in the northern Arabian Sea. In what was described as a "flag-verification boarding", intended to establish the origins of the vessel, a cargo of 1,400 assault rifles and more than 200,000 rounds of ammunition were discovered.

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Somaliland leader Muse Bihi on US tour

0 Visits: 829 | Monday March 14, 2022 - 20:32:38
Somaliland President Muse Bihi arrived in Washington DC on Sunday on his first official visit to the US.

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Somalia faces crippling lack of funds to tackle drought crisis: UN

0 Visits: 590 | Monday March 14, 2022 - 20:32:38
The crisis in Somalia is predicted to worsen in the coming months as drought ravages the country and relief agencies struggle to raise funds for adequate humanitarian response.

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