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Al Shabab

Somali army launches operation on al-Shabab strongholds

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Somali National Army (SNA) said Friday its forces have launched a major security operation against al-Shabab in Galgaduud region in the central part of...
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Somali army kills over 10 al-Shabab militants in southern region

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The Somali National Army (SNA) special forces killed more than 10 al-Shabab militants including three commanders in the latest onslaught on the fighters of...
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Somali speaker adjourns session amid sharp differences

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Somali parliament speaker Mohamed Mursal was forced to adjourn a session on Saturday as chaos rocked the House following sharp differences among the lawmakers...
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

IMF grants additional interim assistance to Somalia

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it has granted additional interim assistance to Somalia under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative of...
Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, seen here in 2010, has been declared Somalia's new president. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / The Associated Press)

Somali leader calls for talks to finalize election deal

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Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has called for a new round of consultative talks Monday to finalize a deal on the delayed elections. The two-day...
Covid Vaccine

Somalia receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Somalia on Monday received the first shipment of 300,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 in the Horn...
United Nations

UN lauds Somali women for peace contribution and anti-COVID-19 efforts

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The United Nations on Monday lauded Somali women for their huge contributions to peace and development as well as being on the frontlines to...
bomb blast

10 killed and 30 injured in suicide bombing in Mogadishu

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At least 10 people were killed and 30 others injured when a suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital...

Somalia imposes strict measures to curb spread of COVID-19

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Somalia on Wednesday imposed strict measures to stem the second wave of COVID-19 in the country, banning large public gatherings for 30 days and...
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 leader calls for talks over election impasse

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Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has called for consultative talks on March 4 with federal member state leaders to break an election deadlock and avert...
mobile money

Somalia issues first mobile money license to telecom firm

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The Central Bank of Somalia (CBS) said it has awarded the first mobile money license to a telecom company as the Horn of African...
Somalia Special Forces

Somali army arrests 4 al-Shabab militants in southern region

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The Somali National Army (SNA) backed by southwestern state forces arrested four al-Shabab militants on Wednesday in an operation in Awdinle, a town in...
weapons

Somalia and AMISOM release rules to guide recovered weapons

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Somalia and the African Union Mission (AMISOM) said Tuesday they have released detailed guidelines and procedures for the management of stockpiles of seized weapons. ...
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)

Two Somali federal leaders urged to join talks on election impasse

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Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has called on two federal member state leaders to join the consultative talks aimed at resolving the deadlock on delayed...
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 leader convenes consultative talks to unlock poll impasse

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Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has called for a new round of consultative talks on Thursday between his government and leaders of the federal member...
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International partners welcome deal reached between Somali parties on election

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International partners on Wednesday welcomed a deal reached by a technical committee appointed by both government and federal member states on the election impasse. The...
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AU and UN urge Somali leaders to resume talks on poll impasse

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The United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday called on Somali leaders to resume dialogue and agree on arrangements to hold...
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 leader commits to holding credible elections

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Somali President Mohamed Farmajo HAS expressed his commitment to holding free, fair and credible elections in line with the deal reached on Sept. 17...
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 in suicide bombing in Mogadishu

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At least five people were killed and several others injured in a suicide car bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday evening, police...
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AMISOM plans to intensify security ahead of elections in Somalia

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Senior African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have kicked off key meetings to seek ways of enhancing security during the elections in the Horn...
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UN pledges to step up humanitarian support to Somalia in 2021

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The UN will step up humanitarian support to Somalia in 2021 in order to achieve a stable, peaceful and prosperous society, the organization has...
Somalia

Somalia orders probe into killing of government official

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Somali Cabinet on Thursday directed security agencies to investigate the killing of a government official on Wednesday evening in Mogadishu hours after returning from...
Tigray And Regions

Somalia denies troops fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

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The Somali government has denied claims that its troops had participated in fighting during the conflict in northern Ethiopia's Tigray region. Osman...
bomb blast

3 killed in roadside blast in Somali capital

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Two Somali government officials and their driver were killed in a roadside blast on the outskirts of Somali capital, Mogadishu on Tuesday. ...
Fishing

UN builds jetty in Somalia to spur fishing industry

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The World Food Program (WFP) has started building a fishing jetty in Somalia to help boost the fishing industry in the country, a senior...
Al Shabab

Somali army kills 24 al-Shabab militants in central region

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At least 24 al-Shabab militants were killed on Sunday by government forces in central Somalia, a security official confirmed on Monday. "We foiled the militants'...
Al Shabab

Somali PM orders intensified security ahead of polls amid terror threats

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Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble on Wednesday ordered the police and intelligence agents to swiftly intensify security in Mogadishu after near-daily attacks by al-Shabab...
Somalia

Al-Shabaab kills US-trained soldiers in ambush in southern Somalia

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dpa/GNA – Terrorists killed at least five soldiers, including members of the US-trained Somali special forces known as Danab, in southern Somalia, a...
Al Shabab

Somali, U.S. forces kill al-Shabab militant and destroy compound

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Somali and U.S. forces killed one al-Shabab militant and destroyed a compound in an airstrike which was conducted in the southern region on Wednesday,...
On patrol: a security exercise at sea.

International maritime bureau urges vigilance on piracy off coast of Somalia

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A global maritime body on Wednesday called on foreign vessels to remain vigilant as they transit the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden,...