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12 dead in clashes between troops and al-Shabaab in Somalia

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At least 12 people have been killed in a series of clashes and attacks in south and central Somalia, sources told dpa on Monday. Eight...
Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, seen here in 2010, has been declared Somalia's new president. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / The Associated Press)

New Somalian prime minister appointed as electoral agreement reached

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Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has appointed Mohamed Hussein Roble as the country's new prime minister as the country reached an electoral agreement. "Congrats to...
Somalia

Six militants killed in southern Somalia clash

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Somali National Army (SNA) backed by Jubaland state forces on Saturday killed six al-Shabab extremists in a fierce clash in the southern region of...
Wpid Pirates

Pirates hijack Panama-flagged ship off Somalia

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Pirates have hijacked a ship flying Panama's flag off Somalia's northern coast, a police officer said on Thursday. The transport vessel was on its way...
Illegal Immigrants

UN begins distribution of food aid for refugees, asylum seekers in Somalia

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Two UN agencies on Thursday kicked off the distribution of the more than 1,500 metric tons of life-saving food aid for refugees and asylum...
African Union (AU)

Increased attacks not to affect efforts to stabilize Somalia

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The African Union and the UN on Monday condemned Sunday's hotel bombing in Mogadishu which killed at least 16 people, saying the attack will...
Somalia Hotel Attack

Al-Shabaab attack army base in Somalia, hours after hotel siege

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At least 10 people were killed in an al-Shabaab attack on an army base in south-west Somalia, officials said on Monday. The attack on the...
Somalia Hotel Attack

Sixteen killed, dozens injured in Somalia hotel attack

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At least 16 people including a police officer were killed and dozens injured after the Somali security forces ended a five-hour siege by the...
Some Libya Dawn fighters shoot their guns near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Somali official says army kill 5 militants in southern region

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Somali security forces killed five al-Shabab militants on Monday morning in Gof Gadud Burey village, in the southern region of Bay, an official confirmed. Isak...
Somalia Special Forces

Four militants killed in clashes in southern Somalia

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Somali security forces on Saturday evening killed four al-Shabab militants in a fierce fight in Burdhubo town in the southern region of Gedo, an...

UN urges Somali lawmakers not to pass flawed sexual offenses bill

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The United Nations has expressed concerns about attempts by Somali lawmakers to pass a new bill that allows child marriage and contravenes relevant...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somali president appoints new acting prime minister

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Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Saturday appointed deputy prime minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled to act as the country's prime minister following the impeachment...
Hassan Ali Khaire

Somalia’s parliament ousts PM Hassan Ali Khaire in no-confidence vote

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Somali lawmakers voted on Saturday to oust Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in a vote of no-confidence. Parliamentary speaker Mohamed Mursal said...
Somalia

5.2 million Somalis in need of humanitarian aid due to floods, COVID-19 – UNICEF

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About 5.2 million Somalis including three million children are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the triple threat of floods, locusts and COVID-19,...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somali leaders vow to hold timely polls

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Somali government and leaders of five regional states wrapped up a four-day meeting in Dhusamareb, the capital of Galmudug State, on Wednesday evening, resolving...
Dollars

UN seeks US$186 million to help Somalis affected by COVID-19

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The UN humanitarian agencies are seeking 186.2 million U.S. dollars to meet the immediate health and humanitarian needs of people affected by COVID-19 in...
Somalia

Somali and U.S. forces kill 7 ISIS militants in northern Somalia

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Somali and U.S. forces killed seven ISIS fighters in an air attack carried out on Tuesday in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, said a joint...
Floods

Some 37,000 people affected by flash floods in Somalia

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Flash floods caused by heavy rains have affected about 37,000 people in Somalia, causing a humanitarian crisis in the regions affected, the Somalia's Ministry...
UNICEF

UNICEF launches online learning platform in northeast Somalia

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The UN children's fund (UNICEF) and the government of Puntland in northeast Somalia on Monday launched the Learning Passport, a digital remote learning platform...
Somalia Special Forces

Six al-Shabab militants killed in operation in southern Somalia

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Somali National Army (SNA) backed by Jubaland state forces killed six al-Shabab extremists on Saturday in a security operation on the outskirts of Kismayo,...
bomb

Two police officers killed in bomb blast in Somali capital

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A huge blast in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed two police officers and injured one other early Wednesday. The blast targeted a police vehicle...
cholera

Cholera outbreak kills 26 in Somalia since January

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An outbreak of cholera and acute watery diarrhea in Somalia had killed 26 people in the past six months, a UN health agency said...
A security officer is seen at the scene of a large explosion near a check point in Mogadishu, Somalia, 28 December 2019. A source at a hospital said that the death toll has risen to at least 76 in what is believed to have been a car bombing. The explosion rocked an area near the junction called Ex-Control Afgoye, in a southwestern suburb of the capital Mogadishu. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME

5 killed, 10 injured in bomb attack in southwest Somalia

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At least five people were killed and ten others injured following a bomb attack in Baidoa, southwest Somalia on Saturday, officials said. ...
bomb blast

At least 7 injured in huge blast in Somali capital

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At least seven people have been injured following a huge blast in the Somali capital Mogadishu early Saturday, a medical charity said. ...
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Somalia marks 60th independence anniversary amid calls for unity

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Somalia celebrated the 60th Independence anniversary on Wednesday amid calls for solidarity despite the challenges facing the Horn of Africa nation. In his message, President...
Somalia soldiers

Somali army kills 7 al-Shabaab militants in central Somalia

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Somali National Army (SNA) backed by AMISOM forces on Wednesday killed seven al-Shabaab militants in an operation on the outskirts of Beledweyn town in...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somalia’s proposed unity meeting among leaders welcomed

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A proposal by Somali President Mohamed Farmajo was welcomed on Monday to convene a meeting between his government and all five federal member state...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

UN says desert locusts pose threat to food production in Somalia

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The desert locusts' infestation in Somalia has reached a dangerous stage, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned. ...
At Least Killed In Somalia Roadside Blast

At least 10 killed in Somalia roadside blast

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Death toll from the roadside blast in Somalia has risen to 10 while six others were injured after a roadside blast struck a commuter...
Mogadishu

UN condemns killing of 8 Somali civilians

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The UN humanitarian agency on Friday condemned the killing of seven health personnel and a civilian in Gololey village in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region...