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Former President John Dramani Mahama

AU appoints envoy to help resolve crisis on delayed elections in Somalia

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The African Union Commission has appointed former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama as High Representative to Somalia to help resolve the political crisis...
United Nations

Somalia and UN commit to improving vaccination coverage against diseases

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Somalia, United Nations agencies and other partners on Friday renewed their commitments to improving vaccination coverage against COVID-19 and other vaccine-preventable diseases in the...
The debilitating impact of climate change

Somalia and UN forecast dry conditions to affect 3.4 million by end of 2021

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 Somalia and the United Nations (UN) said Sunday at least 3.4 million people are projected to be affected by drought conditions by the end...
African Union

Somalia welcomes AU initiative for free and fair elections

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Somalia on Thursday welcomed an African Union (AU) initiative to facilitate constructive dialogue between warring political leaders that will culminate in holding free, fair...
A group of Nigerian Policemen deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission patrol in Beledweyne, Somalia, on December 14, 2019. - The rains have inundated big areas surrounding Beledweyne area forcing thousands of people to leave their houses and look for humanitarian assistance while living in displacement camps. Due to climate change and human activities, cycles of floods and droughts have become more recurrent and completely unpredictable in Somalia exposing hundreds of thousands of people every year to vulnerability and displacement. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)

144 Nigerian police officers arrive to boost security in Somalia

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A contingent of 144 police officers from Nigeria have arrived in Somalia to boost stabilization efforts in the country, the African Union mission said...

Somalia rolls out Sinopharm vaccines to boost fight against COVID-19

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Somalia's health ministry has rolled out doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China to boost the war against COVID-19 pandemic in the Horn of...
Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, seen here in 2010, has been declared Somalia's new president. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / The Associated Press)

Somalia warns international community against interference amid poll pressure

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Somalia has warned the international community against interfering in its national affairs after foreign nations questioned the move by Parliament to extend President Mohamed...
African Union

International organizations express grave concern over situation in Somalia

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The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) have expressed deep concern over the...
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Somalia warns foreign nations against meddling in internal affairs

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Somalia has warned foreign countries and international partners against meddling in the country's internal affairs amid international pressure for leaders to urgently reach a...
hunger

Somalia appeals for funding to help 2.7 million people facing acute food insecurity

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Somalia on Monday appealed for the international community to provide sufficient and timely funding to help 2.7 million people facing food insecurity amid a...
water shortage

Global charity warns of severe water shortages in Somalia

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Somalia is facing a severe water shortage due to reduced rainfall, leaving 70 percent of families across the country without access to safe drinking...
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...
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British government plans to cut millions in aid’ to some African countries

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The British government is planning to “slash hundreds of millions of pounds” to five individual African countries and the Sahel, according to official papers...

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...
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...
Biden

Debunking Biden’s foreign policy “reset”

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DURING his first week in office, US President Joe Biden signed at least 44 executive actions, orders, proclamations and memorandums. He rejoined the...
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. ...

AMISOM intensify operations to secure elections

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Four al-Shabab militants were killed and 21 others arrested in joint operations by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army...
Chief Of Staff Prince C Johnson

Liberia does not have an army – Liberia has a brigade and here’s why

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The Liberian people deserve to know the truth ahead of Armed Forces Day on February 11. Liberians remain very vulnerable to heightened insecurity including...
Votebox

Somalia’s future in jeopardy amid impasse over elections

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Somalia is facing new uncertainties amid a prolonged impasse over national elections which threaten ongoing efforts to achieve durable peace, stability, economic development and...
Helicopter

AMISOM probes helicopter crash in southern Somalia

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has launched investigations into circumstances in which its helicopter crashed Friday in southern Somalia injuring four soldiers. The...
United Nations Deputy Secretary General meets with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (courtesy ethiopia.un.org

Horn of Africa Endangered by Untrue Media Attacks on Ethiopia

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February 4, 2021 In January 2021, the world witnessed a barrage of attacks on Ethiopia aimed at undermining the efforts of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy...
locust crisis

Somalia and UN appeal for funds to intensify anti-locust fight

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Somalia and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Thursday appealed to the international community for additional resources to intensify...
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AMISOM troops intercept stolen truck in Somalia

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Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) intercepted a truck that had been stolen in Nairobi, a...
Somali Police Force

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...
Kenya Somalia

Kenya vows to spearhead regional peace initiatives despite spat with Somalia

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Kenya said on Thursday it will continue championing regional peace initiatives and will not meddle in the internal affairs of any country despite the...
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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...
“Proponents of the New Paradigm in Africa have a new milestone to celebrate, with the opening of a new segment of the Mombasa-Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Kenya. On October 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led a celebration to open Segment 2A, a 120 kilometer (75 mile) extension from the capital (and current terminus) of Nairobi, to Naivasha, a large town northwest of the capital. Opening of this—admittedly rather short—segment nonetheless brings the SGR project one step closer to its planned destination: Kampala, the capital city of neighboring, landlocked Uganda.”

Kenya welcomes report by fact finding mission on dispute with Somalia

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Kenya has welcomed a report of the East African bloc's (IGAD) appointed fact-finding mission that was set up to look into issues surrounding the...
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...