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Saturday, September 21, 2019

UN envoy calls for peace in Somalia

As the world marks the International Day of Peace, the UN envoy for Somalia today encouraged all Somalis to contribute towards a sustainable peace... More

Somali deputy minister resigns over gov’t ‘meddling’ in Galmudug

The Somali deputy minister of livestock and forestry, Abdikarim Khalif Abdi Dala’, resigned last night over “interference” by the federal government in the affairs... More

SJS supports medical fundraising for wounded Somali human rights journalist

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 20 September, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) wishes to call for immediate medical support for a wounded human rights journalist Ismail... More

IMF completes first review under staff-monitored programme for Somalia  

Somali authorities and IMF staff have reached a staff-level agreement on the completion of the first review of the fourth Staff-Monitored Program (SMP IV). Authorities’... More

Somali partnership forum to open soon amid political wrangling

The Somali Partnership Forum (SPF) is expected to open in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, early October. The forum, held every six months, was last held... 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