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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Somali Affairs

Farmajo is making several foreign trips, just what he hated the most

The president of Somalia is under spot for frequent foreign visits despite previously criticising his predecessor for the same. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo severally criticised... More

At least 18 killed in Mogadishu twin blast

At least 18 people are reported dead in two terrorist attacks on Mogadishu's busiest streets last night. Militants set off a car bomb near the... More

AMISOM is Leaving Somalia Without National Army

Somalia can boast of 20,000 men as part of its army and pro-government fighters, a new statistic by AMISOM shows. The statistic is part of... More

IMF commends Somalia’s reforms, projects 3.1% growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the implementation of key reforms in Somalia and for satisfactory performance under the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP). In a... More

Should Puntland dispute freeze Somaliland autonomy?

Writing in The Hill, I argued that the United States should not channel all aid to Somalia through Mogadishu. To do so encourages corruption... More

Police arrests men for rape and killing of teen girl in Puntland

Four men were today arrested in Galkacyo, Puntland in connection with the rape and killing of 12-year old girl on Sunday. Somali Affairs understands that... More

Officials meet to probe growing coordinated attacks in Mogadishu

Multi-Agency security teams have on Tuesday launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to the shooting of nine people, mostly women, by unknown... More

Teenage Girl Raped and Killed in Central Somalia

A 12-year old girl was sexually assaulted and later killed in Galkacyo, family members reported on Monday. The incident was confirmed by the Mudug regional... More

Gunmen kill 9 volunteers in outskirts of Mogadishu

Unknown gunmen have shot dead nine volunteers in the outskirts of mogadishu in an attack that has all the hallmarks of Shabab attack. The shooting... More

Experts: Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute fuelled by Western interest

The maritime dispute between Kenya and Somalia is fuelled by western interest and the impending next year elections. The fued is also fuelled by Villa... More