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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Somali Affairs

Somalia’s Ahlu Sunnah now rejects government-led elections in Galmudug

The Somali moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’ah has rejected the ongoing elections in Galmudug state capital, Dusamareb, which have entered their final... More

Somalia’s Galmudug state to hold presidential election on 30 January

The Somali regional state of Galmudug is expected to hold presidential elections on 30 January, the commission tasked with overseeing the election has said. The... More

Somali government declined my dialogue offers, says Jubbaland’s Madobe

The president of Jubbaland State of Somalia, Ahmed Mohamed Islam aka Ahmed Madobe, has said the Federal Government of Somalia has refused to hold... More

Somali army says repulses Al-Shabaab attack on southern town of Marka

Fighters from the militant group Al-Shabaab on Sunday night launched a heavy attack on the southern Somalia town of Marka. The militants attacked a base... More

Galmudug parliament announces state’s presidential elections body

The leadership of Somalia's Galmudug state parliament has announced a 13-member committee for the election of Galmudug state president and his deputy. The Galmudug presidential... More

Who is likely to win Somalia’s Galmudug presidential election?

Taking cues from yesterday’s Galmudug assembly leadership election, won by Mohamed Nur Ga’al, it is now possible to predict the outcome of the presidential... More

Fifteen Al-Shabaab and four army officers killed in intense Middle Shabelle fighting

The Somali National Army has said that it killed 15 members of Al-Shabaab following heavy fighting in Haji Ali area, Adale district of Middle... More

Somalia Galmudug parliament elects new Speaker, deputies in Dusomareb

The newly formed Galmudug state parliament has elected Mohamed Nur Ga’al as Speaker. Ga’al, who garnered the votes of 54 members out of the... More

Somali commandos said gun down Al-Shabaab bomb expert

The Somali Commando force known as Danab have killed an Al-Shabaab bomb expert in a raid near the town of Wanlaweyn in Lower Shabelle,... More

Somalia’s Jubbaland state president in three-day visit to Puntland

Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam, also known as Ahmed Madobe, and delegation have arrived in Bosaso city of Puntland for a three-day official visit.... More