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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Somali regional officials killed in roadside bomb attack

Several Somali regional officials were killed in a roadside bomb explosion on the outskirts of Bal’ad town in southern Somalia early on 14 September. The... More

Al-Shabaab official surrenders to government forces in southwest Somalia

A senior Al-Shabaab member has surrendered to Somali security forces in Hudur town, Bakool region in the South West state of Somalia. The defected official... More

Somali military court hands death sentence, jail term to Al-Shabaab militants

A member of the militant group Al-Shabaab was today sentenced to death while another one was jailed for life after a military court found... More

Somalia’s Mogadishu mayor appoints body to re-open closed roads in capital

The mayor of Mogadishu who is also the governor of Banadir region, Omar Mohamud Mohamed Filish, has said that his administration will re-open the... More

Somali premier tours Bakool, pledges development projects for region

Prime minister Hassan Ali Khayre and his delegation were warmly welcomed in Hudur town, the headquarters of Bakool region in southwestern Somalia. The prime minister... More

Somali finance minister to meet IMF officials in Ethiopia to discuss debt relief

A delegation led by Minister of Finance Abdirahman Duale Beyle leading a delegation will today meet officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in... More

Al-Shabaab fighters attack convoy of Kenyan troops in Somalia

Al-Shabaab militants yesterday attacked a convoy of Kenyan troops that left El Ram military base heading to Elwak town in Somalia. The group claimed that... More

Somaliland Information Ministry imposes restrictive editorial censorship on TV stations

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 10 September, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is concerned about the new restrictive directive from Somaliland’s Minister of Information, Mohamed Muse... More

Somalia denies Al-Shabaab stopped construction of Mogadishu stadium

The Federal Government of Somalia has denied reports that Al-Shabaab has stopped the construction and renovation of Mogadishu's main football stadium. Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi... More

Somalia’s economy grew by almost 3% this year – World Bank

The World Bank announced in a statement yesterday that Somalia's economy grew 2.9% this year and 2.8% last year. A report released today by the... More

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Gunmen kill prominent elders in separate attacks in Afgoye, Kismayo

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Former radio director charged with incitement in Somalia’s Puntland

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Ethiopian premier in Djibouti to resolve row over IGAD positions

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