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Jubbaland minister arraigned in Mogadishu court over rights abuses

Jubbaland state's minister of security, Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur Janan, today appeared before the Banadir Regional Court in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, to answer charges... More

Ex-Somali leader’s party sues government over flight ban

Himilo Qaran, a national political party led by former President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, has today filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government of... More

Ex-state leaders arrive in Somalia’s Kismayo to attend Madobe’s inauguration

A plane carrying former presidents of Galmudug and South West states, Abdikarim Hussein Guled and Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, has arrived in the southern... More

Somali parliament to return from recess on 9th October

The Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia, Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman, has announced that the sixth session of Parliament will open on 9th... More

Somalia rejects any delay of maritime dispute case at ICJ

The Somali government yesterday announced its rejection of any delay of the Somali-Kenya maritime dispute case at the International Criminal Court (ICJ). Deputy Prime Minister... More

Somali opposition leader accuses Qatar of bribing states ahead of 2020 polls

The leader of Somalia's opposition Wadajir Party, Abdishakur Abdirahman Warsame, has accused Qatar of trying to bribe regional state governments in order to support... More

Why President Farmajo failed to give closing remarks at donor forum

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo failed to give closing remarks at the conclusion of the Somali Partnership Forum yesterday, disappointing various representatives of the international... More

US announces $257m additional humanitarian aid to Somalia

The US government is providing nearly $257m in additional humanitarian assistance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 to help the people of the Federal Republic... More

US reopens embassy in Somalia after 28 years

The US announced on Wednesday the re-establishment of its embassy in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Since the closure of the embassy on 5th January 1991,... More

Text of full statement issued at the end of Somali Partnership Forum

Somalia Partnership Forum COMMUNIQUE 2 October 2019 Somalia and its international partners met in Mogadishu on 1-2 October 2019 for the Somalia Partnership Forum (SPF). The participants took... More

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Somalia and Kenya leaders agree to normalise ties

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday agreed to normalize the bilateral relations between the two countries. The two... More

Somali spy chief, visiting Nigerian counterpart sign cooperation deal

Director-General of National Intelligence Agency of Nigeria Ahmed Rufai Abubakar has arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Abubakar arrived in the country on Tuesday for... More

UK warns citizens against travelling to Somalia

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against travelling to Somalia for fear of terrorist attacks and kidnappings. In an advisory, the British government has... More

UNDP launches $10m water management project in Somalia

Somalia and the UN Development Programme on Wednesday launched a new $10m climate adaptation project to help rural communities secure access to diminishing water... More