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Somalia’s Puntland leader, UN official discuss humanitarian issues

Puntland regional state president, Said Abdullahi Deni, yesterday received a delegation from the World Food Program (WFP) led by the newly appointed WFP country... More

Somalia’s Ahlu Sunnah group leader threatens to ditch deal with government

The leader of Somalia’s moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’ah (ASWJ), Sheikh Mohamed Shakir, who is also the head of government of the... More

Jubbaland presidential candidates set conditions to participate in polls

Following a meeting of the Jubbaland Presidential candidates union and a delegation from the regional bloc IGAD that is visiting the region, the candidates... More

Somali parties warn government against interfering in Jubbaland polls

A group of Somali political parties have warned the Federal Government of Somalia against interfering in the upcoming presidential elections in Jubbaland regional state. In... More

Massive fire razes market in Somalia’s Kismayo

Traders in Kismayo are counting losses after a fire razed down a dozen shops on Tuesday morning, destroying goods worth thousands of US dollars. The... More

Joint AU-regional force takes over security in southern Somali city

AMISOM forces were today observed conducting more patrols in the port city of Kismayo in a bid to secure the town ahead of the... More

Somali lawmakers, IGAD delegation discuss Jubbaland elections

A delegation from the regional bloc IGAD, who have been in the port city of Kismayo for the last few days to observe the... More

Somali army captures strategic southeastern town from Al-Shabaab

The US-trained Somali military force, known as Danab, this morning captured a stronghold of the militant group Al-Shabaab in Somalia's lower Shabelle region, state... More

Somali opposition leader says state agencies infiltrated by Al-Shabaab

  Somalia’s Wadajir opposition party leader, Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, has said that the militant group Al-Shabaab has infiltrated security and financial institutions in the country. At... More

Two Al-Shabaab members executed in Somali capital over role in 2018 attack

Two members of an Al-Shabaab assassination cell were executed on Monday. The two were convicted on Monday morning by a military court for carrying... More

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