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Somali Affairs

Somali opposition leader criticises US over stance on Galmudug election

A Somali opposition politician has accused the US Government of supporting the current government in Mogadishu’s practices of human rights violation and incitement of... More

US Embassy in Somalia congratulates Qorqor for winning Galmudug election

The US Embassy in Somalia has congratulated the new Galmudug state president Ahmed Abdi Kariye aka Qorqor. Qorqor was elected by Galmudug MPs in the... More

Somali federal government candidate wins Galmudug election

Galmudug’s new parliament, based in the central town of Dusamareb, has elected Ahmed Abdi Kariye aka Qorqor as the state’s president. Qorqor garnered 66 votes... More

Somali local gov’t official wounded in Al-Shabaab attack

The deputy district commissioner of Kahdo in Mogadishu, Abdinasir Hassan Ali, who is in charge of security affairs of the district, was today wounded... More

Somali MP accuses Qatar of meddling in Galmudug polls

Member of the Somali Parliament Ahmed Moalim Fiqi, who is also a former director of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), has accused... More

Somali regional leader says difficult to defeat Al-Shabaab militarily

A senior Somali official has said that it is difficult to defeat the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab militarily. The leader of the semi-autonomous Puntland regional... More

Somalia’s Galmudug elects second ‘president’ as political row deepens

A regional parliament based in the central town of Galkayo, set up by outgoing Galmudug president Ahmed Duale Haaf, today elected him as president... More

Somalia’s Ahlu Sunnah elects Galmudug president amid poll turmoil in state

A rival parliament unveiled in the capital of Galmudug regional state, Dusomareb, yesterday by the armed Sufi Islam group Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’ah, today... More

Confusion after Jubbaland security minister escapes detention in Mogadishu

The security minister of Jubbaland regional state, Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur (Janan), who has been under detention in Mogadishu since late last year, has escaped... More

Somalia, IMF reach ‘staff-level’ deal on new three-year reform programme

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Allison Holland, met with the Somali authorities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from  6th-16th January 2020, to... More