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Security heightened as Somalia marks Independence Day

Security has been beefed up in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday with heavy deployment of troops as Somalia marks the 26th June celebrations,... More

Over 940,000 Somali children to be vaccinated against polio

Health authorities rolled out a polio campaign yesterday in Puntland and Somaliland to vaccinate more than 940,000 children under five years of age to... More

Somali leader receives credentials of Austrian, Canadian ambassadors

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo today received letters of credentials from the new ambassadors of Austria and Canada to Somalia. The ambassador of the Federal... More

New UN envoy for Somalia arrives in Mogadishu

The newly appointed UN special representative for Somalia, James Swan, has arrived in Mogadishu today to take up his duties as the Special Representative... More

Somalia’s Galmudug leader bows to pressure, to hold state elections

The leader of Somalia's Galmudug state, Ahmed Duale Gelle Haaf, has bowed to pressure from the federal government, agreeing to conduct elections on time... More

Mogadishu terror attack: Who was Shawaqar Ibrahim Abdalla?

Late Shawaqar Ibrahim Abdalla sitting his decorated office desk at his first day as deputy minister of labor and social affairs. On Saturday, a regular working day... 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

As AMISOM leaves Somalia next year, will Kenyan forces vacate Jubbaland?

On October 16, 2011, two battalions of the Kenyan army, numbering 2,400 troops, crossed the border into southern Somalia. While the ostensible catalyst for the... More

Somali teen constructs a fighter jet

ADADO—A young man from Adado City in central Somalia has constructed a small fighter jet and displayed it in the city on Sunday. The... More

Farmajo is making several foreign trips, just what he hated the most

The president of Somalia is under spot for frequent foreign visits despite previously criticising his predecessor for the same. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo severally criticised... More

AMISOM is Leaving Somalia Without National Army

Somalia can boast of 20,000 men as part of its army and pro-government fighters, a new statistic by AMISOM shows. The statistic is part of... More

Why Somali Women Struggle to Get into Politics and Leadership

Fatuma Ibrahim, 36-year old mother of six, treks nearly a kilometer daily to fetch water for the domestic use. Along millions of women in Somalia,... More