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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Somali Affairs

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

Somalia’s Galmudug leader relocates from state capital

Reports from Galmudug State of Somalia indicate that the state's president, Ahmed Gelle Haaf, relocated today from his residence in Dusamareb town in central... More

Somali army recaptures ‘strategic’ southern town from Al-Shabaab

The Somali National Army (SNA) has recaptured the strategic town of El-Salin, which is about 20 kilometres away from Marka, the capital of lower... More

UN chief marks World Refugee Day

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement Thursday, 20th June, to mark World Refugee Day. “On World Refugee Day, my thoughts are with the more... More

Somali president, Hirshabelle speaker discuss state’s political row

Somalia's Hirshabelle regional administration parliament speaker, Osman Barre, has held a fruitful meeting with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on Wednesday night in the capital,... More

Galmudug leaders slam Somali government’s statement on state polls

The president of Galmudug State of Somalia, Ahmed Gelle Haf, who returned to the state capital Dusamareb today, has held a press conference, flanked... More