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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Somali spy chief, visiting Nigerian counterpart sign cooperation deal

Director-General of National Intelligence Agency of Nigeria Ahmed Rufai Abubakar has arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Abubakar arrived in the country on Tuesday for... More

UK warns citizens against travelling to Somalia

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against travelling to Somalia for fear of terrorist attacks and kidnappings. In an advisory, the British government has... More

UNDP launches $10m water management project in Somalia

Somalia and the UN Development Programme on Wednesday launched a new $10m climate adaptation project to help rural communities secure access to diminishing water... More

Somali premier, Russian FM discuss security cooperation in Paris

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum on Tuesday. Kheyre and... More

US airstrike kills ‘Al-Shabaab terrorist’ in southern Somalia

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an Al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia,... More

Challenges facing merger of Somali opposition parties

In the past few days, there have been meetings that were held in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, between major political parties in the country. The objective of... More

Dangerous logic used by Al-Shabaab to justify killing civilians

I watched two videos, each at least an hour long, released by Al-Shabaab and documenting the group’s attacks on the 10 biggest hotels in... More

Islam, modernity and Somali youths

An increasing number of Somali youths have recently been abandoning their religion, Islam, and have been unabashedly and openly discussing this fact on social... More

Did Farmajo renounce his U.S. Citizenship voluntarily?

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, announced he relinquished his U.S. citizenship on August 1, 2019.  Farmajo was elected President... More

Somalia’s Jubbaland election: A battle between federalists and centrists

The Somali federal member state of Jubbaland, a state that hosts most of the Somali clans in its regions, will hold elections in the... More

Central Somalia state in crisis amid row with moderate Islamist group

Galmudug state was established on 14 August 2006 as local administration in Mudug. However, 11 clans in Mudug and Galgadud regions agreed to unite... More

Mogadishu terror attack: Who was Shawaqar Ibrahim Abdalla?

On Saturday, a regular working day in Somalia, members of the militant group Al-Shabaab stormed in a government building that hosts two ministries of... More

Somalia’s Galmudug Region postpones elections

DHUSAMAREB, SOMALIA — Galmadug postponed elections that were supposed to be held at the end of this year. The leadership of the region declared... More