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Somali state of Jubbaland sacks and replaces Gedo officials for disloyalty

The Jubbaland regional state of Somalia has sacked and replaced two district commissioners and a deputy governor in the southern Gedo Region. A directive issued... More

Kenya opens largest air force base in Garissa

President Uhuru Kenyatta opened the largest air base for the Kenyan military in Garissa town today. Security has been beefed up in the eastern town... More

Fresh floods displace over 200 families in southern Somali town of Afgoye

River Shabelle has burst its banks again, flooding several neighborhoods of Afgoye town in Lower Shabelle Region, southern Somalia. Some 200 families have been forced... More

Army separates warring clan militias in central Somalia

Officials from the Somali National Army (SNA) and tradition elders have successfully separate two rival clan militias that have been fighting around Afbarwaqo and... More

Somali opposition leader welcomes deal between gov’t and armed Sufi group

Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, the leader of the opposition Wadajir party, has welcomed resolution of the political row between the central government and the moderate... 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