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Somali Affairs

New Speaker elected for Somalia’s Puntland state parliament

Members of the Puntland regional state parliament on Thursday elected Abdirashid Yusuf Jibril as the new speaker a week after the impeachment of Abdihakim... More

Somali president in Kenya to attend global conference

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has travelled to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to attend the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development... More

Somali premier arrives in France to attend Paris Peace Forum

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre arrived in French capital, Paris, on Monday to attend the annual three-day Paris Peace Forum. He will join French... More

Somali government ‘shocked’ by ex-president’s remarks

The Federal Government of Somalia has responded to remarks by former Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in which he threatened to remove the government... More

AU Somalia mission gets new police commissioner

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has a new Police Commissioner. Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Augustine Magnus Kailie, from Sierra Leone,... More

Somali prime minister visits Berdale town after floods

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre yesterday paid a visit to Berdale town in Bay region to assess the situation of flood victims and... More

Somali Sufi group commander defects to army

Reports say that the commander of fighters from the moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunnah wal jama’ah in Guriel town, central Somalia, has defected to... More

Wadajir leader to discuss Somali elections, politics at Chatham House

Somalia's Electoral Road-Map and Federal Relations 15 November 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Add to Calendar Participants Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame,... More

Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan, Somali soldiers in Lower Jubba

Al-Shabaab fighters have attacked Kenyan and Somali state forces in Qoqani village, outside Afmadow town of Lower Jubba Region. Al-Shabaab propaganda websites report that the... More

Turkish, Qatari ambassadors in flood-ravaged central Somali town

International community representatives have arrived in the central Somali town of Beledweyne, perhaps the hardest-hit city in Somalia by devastating floods that ravaged riverine... More