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Turkey reportedly worried about safety of its engineers in Somalia

Turkish officials are reportedly holding meetings to express worries over the repeated al-Shabab attacks targeting its engineers in Somalia, following the recent explosion targeting... More

Wadajir Party presidential candidate discusses election concerns with prime minister

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and the opposition Wadajir Party presidential candidate Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame have held a meeting earlier this evening at... More

Mogadishu blast targets Somali police spokesman

The spokesman of the Somali police Sadiq Aden Ali Dodishe has strongly condemned last night's bomb blast in Mogadishu. A statement issued by the spokesman... More

Somali president, Galmudug leader discuss election issues

Galmudug State President Ahmed Abdi Kariye (Qor Qor) held a meeting with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on 6 January 2021. The Galmudug leader has... More

Somalia: Covid-19 vaccines are distant as virus spreads

(Africanews, AFP): As richer countries race to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Somalia remains the rare place where much of the population hasn't taken the coronavirus... More

Somalia’s newly-formed poll body is dominated by pro-government figures

SomaliAffairs Editorial on the newly-appointed Indirect Electoral Implementation committees of FEIC, FMSEMCs and IDRC Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble’s appointment of the Indirect Electoral Implementation committees of... More

Who will win Somalia’s upcoming presidential election?

Somalia will hold a presidential election on 8 February 2021, when President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo's term in office ends. Top contenders include the president, former... More

Somalia’s Dusamareb Conference: Make or break moment for President Farmajo

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo's invitation to regional state leaders for talks in Mogadishu failed because he did not fulfil the promises he made at... More

Is Somali gov’t hiding something on delay of case with Kenya at ICJ?

On 19 May, the Federal Government of Somalia announced that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had postponed public hearings on the maritime border... More

Somali media under siege from both government and militants

Journalists in Somalia, one of the world's worst places to be a media worker, face relentless harassment and intimidation from local state and non-state... More

Why Somali gov’t is unmoved by the Jubbaland leader’s reconciliation efforts

The Somali Federal Government remains silent on the reconciliation between Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam, aka Ahmed Madobe, and his main rivals in the... More

Somalis’ built up frustrations at risk of erupting

The recent protests in the capital Mogadishu were, perhaps, the first expression of years of built up frustration by the public. The Somali people, especially... More

COVID-19 impact on mental health in Somalia

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a disturbing negative impact on physical and mental health across the world, and Somalia is not excluded from the... More