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Somali Affairs

Ethiopian premier in Djibouti to resolve row over IGAD positions

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is in Djibouti for an official visit to discuss regional issues and disputes over who should hold the chairperson... More

IMF chief announces support for Somalia debt relief

The IMF managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, has announced her full support for efforts to pardon Somalia's debts as early as 2020. “I held a fruitful... More

Somali lawmakers barred from opening offices in Puntland state

The Puntland regional administration has barred federal parliament lawmakers and federal government ministers from opening offices in several constituencies in Puntland state. Minister of Planning... More

Somalia negotiating with Turkey, Eritrea for military support after Amisom exits

Somalia is negotiating with Turkey and Eritrea for deployment of their military commanders and supply of equipment for the war against Al-Shabaab when the... More

Kenyan police launch manhunt for Al-Shabaab commander in border region

Kenya's security officers said on Friday they have launched a major manhunt for Al-Shabaab militant behind the recent murder of 11 police officers near... More

Somali PM, Norwegian minister discuss ties, Oslo’s support to Mogadishu

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre has met Norwegian Finance Minister barely a week after her country pledged financial support for Somalia. At the sidelines... More

Somali security forces kill military commander in Mogadishu

The commander of the Gorgor First Battalion Maj Mohamed Suleiman Abukar was killed last tonight in a shootout at Ex-Nasa Hablood 2 Hotel near... More

Somali leader receives credentials of new Italian, Swedish envoys

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo today received letters of accreditation from the new ambassadors of Sweden and Italy to Somalia. Swedish Ambassador to Somalia Staffan... More

Somali premier leaves for US to attend the World Bank, IMF meetings

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre has travelled to the United States to attend World Bank and IMF meetings. The prime minister and his high-level... More

Somali police boss reshuffles force commanders in Banadir region

The Somali Police Force Commissioner, Abdi Hassan Hijar, has carried out a mini reshuffle of police commanders in Banadir region. The new changes will affect... More