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Police on high alert amid terror concerns in Nairobi

0 Visits: 547 | Sunday January 30, 2022 - 18:22:30
Police are on high alert following reports of a terror threat in Nairobi.

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General Huud, strongly condemns deployment of Harmacad and Gorgor forces in Beledweyne

0 Visits: 421 | Wednesday January 26, 2022 - 23:35:39
General Huud strongly condemns deployment of Harmacad and Gorgor forces in BeledweyneMogadishu (HOL) - The leader of the Hiiraan Revolutionary Council, General Abukar Haji Warsame Hud, said in an interview with the BBC Somali Service in Mogadishu on Wednesday that the elite Turkish-trained Haram'ad…

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CPC blasts Farmajo for troop deployment in Beledweyne

0 Visits: 489 | Wednesday January 26, 2022 - 23:35:39
The Council of Somali Presidential Candidates (CPC) has condemned the Federal government's decision to deploy Haram'ad and Gorgor special forces in Beledweyne, the capital of the Hiiraan region, saying that the move will undermine the prospects for dialogue and the electoral process.

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Egypt beat Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following a 0-0 draw.

0 Visits: 475 | Wednesday January 26, 2022 - 23:35:39
The North Africans got the upper hand in the shoot-out when substitute keeper Gabaski saved Eric Bailly's effort in the third round of spot-kicks.

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UPDF contingent in Somalia not paid allowances for 10-months

0 Visits: 389 | Tuesday January 25, 2022 - 21:29:14
Uganda Peoples Defence Forces troops serving under the African Mission in Somalia have not received allowances for the last 10 months.

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Conflict-displaced families from village in Sanag get houses in town

0 Visits: 455 | Tuesday January 25, 2022 - 21:29:14
Ahmed Jama Dhoodi, 60, and his family of nine children moved into a small one-roomed house with wooden walls and a roof on 17 January, relieving him of the rent he was paying in Badhan town since fleeing their village in northern Somalia's Sanag region due to conflict.

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Somali State president Cagjar welcomes delisting of ONLF by Somalia cabinet

0 Visits: 488 | Monday January 24, 2022 - 20:59:37
Somali state president in Ethiopia Mustaf Cagjar has welcomed the de-listing of the ONLF organisation as a terrorist group by the Somali cabinet joining similar sentiments by various Somali leaders.

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New US ambassador to Somalia lands in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 420 | Monday January 24, 2022 - 20:59:36
Newly appointed US ambassador to Somalia Larry André arrived in Mogadishu Monday where he now takes over as the third ambassador since the US formally recognised the Somali government in 2013.

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Somalia removes ONLF from the terror list

0 Visits: 489 | Sunday January 23, 2022 - 19:30:35
Somalia's government has announced a reversal of its controversial 2017 decision to place the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) on its national terror list.

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Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for killing of former Hiiraan governor in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 496 | Sunday January 23, 2022 - 19:30:33
The militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the shooting dead of former Hiiraan region governor Abdirahman Ibrahim Maow in Mogadishu Saturday night.

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Somalia-AU agree on a transitional force to take over from AMISOM

0 Visits: 447 | Sunday January 23, 2022 - 19:30:32
ADDIS ABABA (HOL) - An African Union-led body will succeed AMISOM with a two-year mandate to hand over security responsibilities to Somali Security forces, Somalia and the African Union have resolved.

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Ethiopia says Muse Bihi's arrival will not damage Ethiopia-Somalia relations

0 Visits: 695 | Friday January 21, 2022 - 20:56:11
Ethiopia says Muse Bihi's arrival will not damage Ethiopia and Somalia relationMogadishu (HOL) - Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Dina Mufti said that the recent visit of Somaliland's President Muse Bihi would not affect his government's relationship with Somalia.

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UN agency says severe drought affects 3.2 mln people in Somalia

0 Visits: 541 | Friday January 21, 2022 - 20:56:10
More than 3.2 million people have been affected by worsening drought which is ravaging several parts of Somalia, the United Nations humanitarian agency said Thursday.

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Five Southwest MPs elected in landslide victories in Baidoa

0 Visits: 599 | Wednesday January 19, 2022 - 21:48:50
(HOL) - Electoral delegates in Baidoa have elected 5 MPs to Somalia's House of People to represent Southwest State on Tuesday as Somalia scrambles to complete parliamentary elections by late February.

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General Huud and General Bihi land in Mogadishu for talks with President Farmajo

0 Visits: 630 | Wednesday January 19, 2022 - 21:48:49
(HOL) - A private plane carrying the Commander of the Somali National Army General Mohamed Tahliil Bihi and the leader of the self-styled Hiiraan Revolutionary Council, General Abukar Warsame Hud has landed at Mogadishu International Airport on Wednesday, where Somali government troops and officials…

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British 'White Widow' terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite, 37, splits from her FOURTH husband after seven years of marriage and flees Somalia

0 Visits: 589 | Sunday January 16, 2022 - 18:10:01
The British-born terrorist who is thought to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people has split from her latest partner and fled to Yemen, security sources have said.

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New Chinese fleet sent for Gulf of Aden escort mission

0 Visits: 456 | Sunday January 16, 2022 - 18:09:59
The 40th fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy set out from a military port in the city of Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province, on Saturday to conduct an escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia.

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Somalia government spokesman wounded in blast in capital: Reports

0 Visits: 702 | Sunday January 16, 2022 - 18:09:58
Somalia's government spokesperson was wounded on Sunday in an explosion in the capital suspected to have been set off by a suicide bomber, state-run media reported.

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Close to 100 Somalis who were detained in Libya arrive in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 574 | Wednesday January 12, 2022 - 20:49:13
Close to 100 Somalis who had been detained in Libya arrived back in the country today following interventions from the Somali government and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM).

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Car bomb in Somali capital kills eight - ambulance services director

0 Visits: 465 | Wednesday January 12, 2022 - 20:49:12
A car bomb exploded on a road leading to the airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, the head of the city's ambulance services said.

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Hamse Warfa is leaving for a position in the Biden administration

0 Visits: 664 | Tuesday January 11, 2022 - 18:19:32
Hamse Warfa, deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, will be joining the Biden administration as a senior advisor to the State Department at the end of the month, making him the highest-ranking Somali presidential appointee in Washington.

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International community calls on Somalia's leaders to adhere to electoral schedule, avoid violence

0 Visits: 713 | Tuesday January 11, 2022 - 18:19:30
(HOL) - The international community called on Somalia's leaders to adhere to the agreed decisions made at the recent National Consultative Council meeting, which promised to deliver credible elections by February 25.

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