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Somalia to allow local flights on 5 May

Somalia will lift a ban on local flights which was imposed in March to slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic on 5... More

Former Somali presidents blast government leaders over poll failures

Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has once again accused leaders of the federal government of failing to prepare the country for elections. President Mohamud,... More

Opposition leader warns Somali state-building process ‘on verge of collapse’

At an event marking 60th anniversary of Somalia's Independence, held in Mogadishu 1 July, Wadajir Party Leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, gave a substantive address... More

Somalia records 20 new Covid-19 cases and 22 more recoveries

Mogadishu, 30th June 2020: Somalia has recorded 20 new cases of the novel Coronavrus while 22 more people have fully recovered from the disease... More

World Bank grants Somalia $40m to fight desert locusts

Mogadishu, (Xinhua), 30th June 2020: The World Bank said on Tuesday it has approved a $40m grant for Somalia to fight locust invasion which... More

Somali president inaugurates newly-renovated Mogadishu Stadium

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has inaugurated the Mogadishu Stadium after the civil war rendered it out of use for the last 30 years. The... More

Jubbaland leader hints at attending National Security Council meeting in Mogadishu

The president of Jubbaland State of Somalia, Ahmed Mohamed Islam aka Ahmed Madobe, has said that the long-running political disputes in the country are... More

Somalia’s Puntland leader to boycott National Security Council meeting in Mogadishu

The leader of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland has announced that he would not attend the National Security Council meeting that will be held... More

Somalia seeks non-permanent UN Security Council seat in 2023

Somalia's Ambassador to the United Nations Abukar Dahir Osman Baalle has announced that his country was seeking to get the non-permanent membership of the... More

Somalia’s Farmajo seeks to mend ties with federal leaders – report

The EastAfrican, 28 June 2020: Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmajo has taken a step further to mend relations with federal member states and put the... More

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Turkey condemns terror attacks in Burkina Faso, Somalia

Ankara, 9 August 2020 (Anadolu Agency): Turkey condemned terror attacks Saturday in Burkina Faso and Somalia. "We are saddened by the news that many people... More

UN decries attempts to table “deeply-flawed” sexual offences bill in Somali parliament

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