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Somali Affairs

Somali president signs petroleum law before flying to Addis Ababa for AU summit

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has signed the controversial petroleum bill into law today. The president said the law will ensure Somalis benefit from the... More

Somali gov’t arrests two Jubbaland officials amid rising tensions in Gedo

The federal government has detained two Jubbaland state officials,  Deputy Governor of Gedo Region Sheikh Mohamed Hussein Isaaq and the district commissioner of Bardere... More

Somali army’s capture of Gedo ‘benefits Al-Shabaab’, politician warns

The federal government’s move to deploy a large number of soldiers in Gedo Region, Jubbaland state, is benefitting al-Shabab, leader of the Wadajir opposition... More

Somalia warns Kenya as troops from Mogadishu seize key border towns

Somali government troops have taken control of Bula Hawo and Dolow towns near the border with Kenya today. It came after Jubbaland security minister Abdirashid... More

‘Rescue Somali students in China’s Wuhan’, opposition leader urges government

Wadajir Party leader, Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, has said that Somali students stranded in China’s Wuhan Region, which has been hit hard by the deadly... More

Puntland leader meets Saudi ambassador in Nairobi as Janan arrives in Bula Hawo

Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni has held a meeting in Nairobi with the Saudi Ambassador to Kenya, Mohamed Abdulghani khayad. The two reportedly discussed Saudi... More

Gunmen kill policeman, wound another in attack in Somalia’s Bosaso

Unknown gunmen have killed a police officer and wounded another in the northern Somalia town of Bosaso. The gunmen opened fire on the officers and... More

Haaf insists he is lawful president of Somalia’s Galmudug

The outgoing president of the Galmudug regional state, Ahmed Duale Gelle Haaf, has insisted that he is the lawful president of Galmudug, saying that... More

Somali party slams US embassy for supporting controversial Galmudug poll

The Forum for National Parties led by former President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has strongly criticised the US Embassy in Somalia for supporting the election... More

Somali academics slam US decision to support controversial Galmudug poll

A number of Somali intellectuals and academics have condemned the United States of America for endorsing the controversial election of Ahmed Abdi Kariye aka... More