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Somali Affairs

Somalia appoints new police chief for central town seized from Sufi group

The Somali Police Force has appointed a new commander for the central town of Guri'el on Monday. Zakarye Abdi Ali will lead the new team... More

Six people wounded in blast in southern Somali town

At least six people have been injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted in an NGO-run centre in the southern Somalia town... More

Somali president visits flood-hit central town

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Saturday afternoon visited the flood-hit town of Beledweyn in Hiiraan region, central Somalia. President Farmajo who spoke in the town... More

Eritrea accuses CIA of coup plot

Eritrea says it has uncovered evidence of a 2011 US plot to overthrow the government in Asmara. A statement released by the ministry of information also... More

Somaliland police chief dies in Hargeisa

Somaliland’s Police Force Commissioner, Maj Gen Abdullahi Fadal Iman has passed away in the region's capital, Hargeisa on Friday. Gen Fadal died while undergoing treatment... More

Somali cabinet approves $469.5m budget for 2020

Somalia’s Cabinet on Thursday passed a draft budget of $459.5m for the 2020 financial year, which is about $130m more than the previous fiscal... More

Somali gov’t forces seize strategic town from moderate Islamist group

Federal government forces have taken full control of the strategic town of Guri'el in Galgadud region, central Somalia, that was previously controlled by the... More

Somali leaders donate salaries to flood victims in country

Somali national leaders led by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, the Speakers of the two houses of parliament and Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre have... More

UN envoy to Somalia expresses solidarity with flood victims

The following statement is a press release issued on 31 October 2019 by the UN Mission in Somalia regarding devastating floods in the country: The... More

UN, Somalia recommit to end recruitment and use of child soldiers

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has renewed its commitment to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers by signing a roadmap detailing... More