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Somali district official fired and arrested over corruption

The governor of Banadir Region, who is also the mayor of the capital, Mogadishu, Omar Mohamed Mohamud aka Omar Filish, has sacked the commissioner... More

Somalia announces 73 new Covid-19 cases, total infections stand at 237

Somalia's Ministry of Health and Social Services has announced 73 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today. This brings the total number of cases in the... More

Reopening of Somalia parliament postponed over Covid-19

The opening of the 7th session of the Somali Federal Parliament has been postponed indefinitely over worries related to the viral Covid-19 disease. This was... More

Al-Shabaab reportedly shells Aden Adde airport in Mogadishu

The militant group Al-Shabaab last night claimed to have shelled the Aden Adde International Airport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The Al-Qaeda-linked group said it... More

Saudi Arabia temporarily lifts ban on Somali livestock

Saudi Arabia has announced that it is temporarily lifting a ban on Somalia's livestock for a month. A statement from the kingdom's Ministry of Environment,... More

Somalia’s Covid-19 cases rise to 164

Somalia has confirmed 29 more Covid-19 cases, bringing the total Coronavirus infections in the country to 164. Somalia's Ministry of Health and Social Services has... More

Somali journalist Gurbiye freed on bail after outcry

Goobjoog News Editor Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye who has been in detention for the last few days in Mogadishu has been released on bail. Gurbiye was... More

UN envoy reaches out to Somali political stakeholders ahead of upcoming elections

James Swan, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country, has been in... More

Somalia’s Puntland restricts movement of vehicles to prevent Covid-19 spread

The Somali regional state of Puntland has imposed restrictions on movement of vehicles within its towns and regions as part of efforts to prevent... More

Somalia rejects Kenyan media reports its intelligence agency ‘facilitated’ Al-Shabaab attacks

Somalia has vehemently denied reports published on the Kenyan media, which alleged that the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) was working with... More

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Somali government sends medical shipment to Galmudug state

A shipment of medical equipment sent by the Somali Federal Government has been delivered to Galmudug regional State today. A plane carrying the equipment landed... More

Somalia to lift domestic flight restrictions on 8 June

A ban on domestic flights that has been in place for two months now will be lifted on 8 June, government officials have said. The... More

UN warns of looming humanitarian crisis in Somalia

Mogadishu, 2 June 2020: The UN on Tuesday called on the international community to help Somalia avert a major humanitarian crisis due to the... More