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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Boat carrying Somali troops sinks in Indian Ocean, three soldiers missing

Reports from Marka town in Lower Shabelle region indicate that a boat carrying Somali National Army troops has sunk at the town's harbour. The reports... More

Somalia aims to reduce poverty, pump up infrastructure after debt relief

Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the country’s $5bn debt... More

Somali leader leaves for Sochi to attend Russia-Africa summit

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo travelled to Russia on Monday to participate in the Russia-Africa summit that will be held in Russia’s Sochi on 23-24... More

Gunmen kill prominent elders in separate attacks in Afgoye, Kismayo

Unknown gunmen last night shot and killed a prominent traditional elder in Afgoye town in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia. The elder, who was identified... More

Former radio director charged with incitement in Somalia’s Puntland

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 21 October, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls for Puntland authorities to drop charges against former Radio Daljir director, Ahmed Sheikh... 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 Mogadishu. These hotels... 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

Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh arrives in Somalia for State visit

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA — Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh arrived in Somalia on Saturday for an official visit in which he will hold talks with... More