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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

Somalia’s Jubbaland leader rejects IGAD offer to send poll monitors

Jubbaland state president Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe held a closed-door meeting with a delegation from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Kismayo last... More

Gunmen kill tax collector in Somali capital

Assailants believed to be Al-Shabaab members shot and killed a government tax collector in Siinay Market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Monday morning. A... More

Somalia’s Galmudug reconciliation conference pushed to 17th August

Galmudug state's reconciliation committee announced the delay of the conference which was due to be launched on 5th August 2019. A statement from the committee... More

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The Somali deputy minister of livestock and forestry, Abdikarim Khalif Abdi Dala’, resigned last night over “interference” by the federal government in the affairs... More

SJS supports medical fundraising for wounded Somali human rights journalist

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 20 September, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) wishes to call for immediate medical support for a wounded human rights journalist Ismail... More

IMF completes first review under staff-monitored programme for Somalia  

Somali authorities and IMF staff have reached a staff-level agreement on the completion of the first review of the fourth Staff-Monitored Program (SMP IV). Authorities’... More

Somali partnership forum to open soon amid political wrangling

The Somali Partnership Forum (SPF) is expected to open in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, early October. The forum, held every six months, was last held... More

Somali premier, Russian ambassador discuss bilateral relations

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre met the new Russian ambassador to Somalia in Mogadishu, Mikhail Golovanov, on Tuesday. Mikhail Golovanov thanked the prime minister... More