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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,...
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International partners urge Somali leaders to resolve electoral impasse

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International partners have called on Somali leaders to swiftly resolve the electoral impasse to ensure the elections are not further delayed. The...
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Somali PM vows to hold elections without further delay

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Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble said on Saturday the country will hold elections without further delay despite differences over the composition of the electoral...
AMISOM

AMISOM trains troops in countering threats posed by explosive devices

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it completed a five-week training of its troops from Uganda on Friday to enhance their capacity...
Tropical Cyclone Pam

WHO seeks funding to help Somalis affected by cyclone

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said it is seeking 1.23 million U.S. dollars to help Somalis affected by tropical cyclone, Gati, which made landfall...
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Somalia welcomes Saudi Arabia-Qatar deal to reopen border

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Somalia on Tuesday lauded the Kuwaiti government for its reconciliation efforts in resolving diplomatic disputes between Saudi Arabia and Qatar as they reopened their...
Somalia

Somalia PM says attacks not to retard development

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Somali Prime Minister Mohammed Roble said increased attacks by al-Shabab will not deter development in the Horn of Africa nation. Roble who...
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Somali forces destroy al-Shabab compounds

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Somalia confirmed on Saturday it conducted two airstrikes in partnership with U.S. forces which destroyed both targeted al-Shabab compounds in the southern region. ...
Covid Frontline Health Workers

Somalia, UN vow to hasten universal health coverage

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Somalia and the United Nations (UN) on Saturday renewed commitment to accelerate efforts to provide universal health coverage (UHC) for all Somalis. ...
United Nations

UN calls for unity to build better Somalia

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The United Nations on Thursday called on all Somalis to unite to build a post-COVID-19 Somalia that is better for present and future generations. James...
A woman sells produce in a market in Madina village, Kismayo, in March 2019. Photo: Rikka Tupaz/IOM

IOM Empowers Women Business Owners in Somalia to Recover from COVID-19 Impact

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The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives—and economies—across continents, sparing neither high-income countries, nor the low-income ones whose citizens often seek jobs abroad to...
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)

FAO steps up efforts to contain desert locusts in Somalia

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has intensified efforts to contain the spread of the desert locusts in Somalia that pose...
al-Shabaab

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...