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Somalia calls on African Union to replace John Mahama

Diplomatic sources in the Somali foreign ministry said the Somali government has demanded that the African Union replace the newly appointed High Representative for... More

Somalia: Police commanders among six killed in Mogadishu blast

Several police officers killed in a suicide bombing in Waberi district last night have been buried in Mogadishu, police officials confirmed. Burial was held at... More

Somalia: Radio Mustaqbal files lawsuit against senior government officials

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and Somali Media Association (SOMA) jointly announce their support for Radio Mustaqbal’s filing a lawsuit against the Director of the National Intelligence... More

Somalia: More than ten children killed in torrential rains in Mogadishu

Dozens of children have died in torrential rains in recent days in Mogadishu, families and witnesses confirmed. On Sunday, a family living in an IDP... More

AU names former Ghanaian President as its High Representative for Somalia

The African Union Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has appointed former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama as his High Representative to Somalia. A statement from Faki's... More

AMISOM Burundian troops, Battle Groups 55 and 56 end their tour of duty in Somalia

Mogadishu, May 8, 2021 – The African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, yesterday recognized the contributions of Burundi troops to restoring peace in Somalia. At an end... More

Somalia: Strengthening Advocacy on COVID-19 and COVAX Roll-out

Mogadishu – How can Somali journalists help in the fight against COVID-19? What role can they play in keeping individuals and communities safer? A two-day... More

AMISOM gives hope to ailing Somali boy in Kismayo

  It all started as a pimple, then festering wounds that spread rapidly, to his limbs and other parts of the body, rendering him immobile.... More

Somalia: Will Somalia’s Parliament Oust Prime Minister Roble?

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo announced on Tuesday night that he would seek the approval of returning to the September 17 election agreement from... More

Somalia: Mogadishu is calm after fears of conflict soar

On Wednesday evening, Mogadishu was on the verge of erupting into fighting between government forces and those led by General Sadiq Omar John, who... More

It is time to tackle sexual abuse and domestic violence across the Horn of...

By Mark T. Jones In the Horn of Africa and elsewhere the daily litany of human wrongs involving crimes of sexual abuse and domestic violence... More

How climate insecurity could trigger more conflict in Somalia

By Andrew E. Yaw Tchie Climate change effects such as droughts, flash floods, erratic rainfall, disruption to the monsoon seasons, strong winds, cyclones, sandstorms, dust... 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... More