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Somalia, UN ink 5-year cooperation framework on peace, stability

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Somalia and the UN on Thursday signed a new cooperation agreement which sets out how the country and the world body will work together...

Three Kenyans missing near Kenya-Somalia border

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Three Kenyans are missing after being abducted by suspected al-Shabab militants in Kenya's Mandera County near the Somalia border on Wednesday evening. ...
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UN says funding constraints may reverse humanitarian gains in Somalia

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The UN humanitarian agency on Tuesday called for increased funding to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of Somalis in need. ...
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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...

Three al-Shabab terrorists killed near Kenya-Somalia border

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Kenyan police on Friday confirmed that three al-Shabab terrorists were killed and four others injured on Thursday by a bomb they were assembling to...
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2 killed in southern Somalia blast

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At least two people were killed and eight others injured in an explosion in Kismayo town in the southern region of Lower Juba on...
Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

Uganda resumes rotation of peacekeeping troops to Somalia

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Uganda has resumed rotation of its peacekeeping troops to Somalia after four months' suspension over COVID-19, the military has said. Chief of...
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3 killed in suicide bombing near Somalia’s presidential palace

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At least three people were killed and seven others injured in a suicide car bombing in Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday evening, a government...
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UN says lack of funding hampers flood response in Somalia

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The UN humanitarian agency said on Wednesday that shortage of funding continues to hamper life-saving response to the ongoing floods in Somalia. ...
AFP/File / Pius Utomi Ekpei Nigerian militants wreaked havoc on the country's oil sector in the 2000s

13 militants killed in southern Somalia

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Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday killed 13 al-Shabab extremists in an offensive in the southern region of Lower Juba, a military officer...
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UN launches training program to help Somalis adapt to COVID-19 impacts

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched radio training programs in Somalia to help the Horn of Africa nation...
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UN honors Ugandan troops for serving in volatile Somalia

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has honored 600 Ugandan troops guarding UN facilities and personnel in volatile Somalia, a Ugandan official said on Monday....
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)

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Somalia

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The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for another year,...

44,000 Africans missing amid COVID-19 restrictions – ICRC

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday it has registered nearly 44,000 people as missing in Africa with nearly half...
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UN calls for more efforts to improve nutrition status in Somalia

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Nutritional status of women and children in Somalia is improving but more needs to be done, says an UN-backed survey released in Mogadishu on...
Members of the Mombasa Kenya Red Cross Society demonstrate life saving skills at the public beach in Mombasa on April 3, 2015. Despite the low turn up in the number of international tourists visiting Kenya due to terrorists related incidents, local tourists sill trip to the coastal area to celebrate the Easter weekend. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

ICRC sees decline in healthcare visits in Somalia due to COVID-19

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Tuesday primary healthcare visits and childhood vaccination coverage have sharply declined in Somalia amid the...
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UN concerns about lack of COVID-19 testing capacity in Somalia

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The United Nations (UN) and its partners have raised concerns about gaps in geographic coverage of testing of COVID-19 cases in Somalia amid...
MOGADISHU, Aug. 17, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2020 shows the blast site of the Elite hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. At least 16 people, including suspected attackers, were confirmed dead, and 28 others injured in the attack at a popular hotel in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Sunday. (Photo by Hassan Bashi/Xinhua)

Somali army operation kills 3 militants

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Somali National Army (SNA) on Sunday killed three al-Shabab extremists during an operation on the outskirts of the capital city Mogadishu, a military officer...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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)

AL chief discusses with Somali president development in Somalia

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Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit on Wednesday discussed with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed the recent development in the country. In a phone...

Somalia probes prison clashes as death toll rises to 19

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The Somali government on Tuesday launched investigations into a violent incident at Mogadishu's central prison on Monday which left at least 15 al-Shabab...

Five al-Shabab militants killed in southern Somalia

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The Somali National Army (SNA) on Sunday killed 5 al-Shabab militants during an operation in the southern region of Lower Juba. Isma'il Abdi Malik Malin,...
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International partners urge political consensus on timely elections in Somalia

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Somalia's international partners have said that recent political developments should not undermine efforts to reach political consensus on timely elections in Somalia. The European Union...
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

Uganda deploys combat aircraft to support peacekeeping operations in Somalia

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The Ugandan military on Tuesday announced it will deploy combat aircraft to support peacekeeping operations in war-torn Somalia. Uganda People's Defense Forces...
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...
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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. ...
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UN urges Somali leaders to chart way forward on 2021 polls

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The United Nations office in Somalia has called on the country's leaders to reach consensus on a way forward on holding a universal vote...