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Somalia’s Galmudug reconciliation conference kicks off as Hobyo meeting concludes

The long-awaited Galmudug Reconciliation Conference is expected to be launched in the coming hours in Dusamreb, the capital of Galmudug state. The conference was scheduled... More

Opposition leader urges government to rescue Somalis in South Africa

Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, leader of the Wadajir political party, has called on the Somali Federal Government to address the attacks against Somali nationals and... More

Two critical news websites blocked from Somalia’s internet

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 04 September, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns the orders of blockage of two leading news websites in Somaliland and... More

Somali premier to launch Galmudug reconciliation conference on 5 September

The Galmudug reconciliation conference, which was scheduled to be launched today, has been delayed for the fourth time. According to the Galmudug reconciliation committee, the... More

Regional bloc envoy lauds reconciliation efforts in Somalia’s Galmudug

The IGAD envoy for Somalia, Mohamed Ali Guyo, has lauded reconciliation efforts aimed at establishing an all-inclusive regional government for the state of Galmudug. "The... More

NUSOJ condemns the blocking of a news website as it “restricts the right to...

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) calls on the Puntland authorities to rescind the blocking of a news website (puntlandtimes.com) that the internet... More

Somali premier, moderate Islamist group leaders discuss reconciliation efforts

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre today met with Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'ah (ASWJ) leaders, Maalim Mohamud and Sheikh Shakir at his residence in... More

Somali premier arrives in central town for Galmudug reconciliation conference

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre arrived in the central town of Dusamareb, the capital of Galmudug state, on Sunday evening. Government ministers, including ministers... More

Amnesty International welcomes arrest of Somalia’s Jubbaland security minister

Amnesty International has welcomed the arrest of Jubbaland regional state’s security minister, Abdirashid Nur Janan, in Mogadishu. Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director-General for East... More

Suicide car bomb kills four in Somali capital

A car filled with explosives targeted on Monday a security checkpoint in Ex-Control area in Somali capital, Mogadishu. At least four people were killed and... More

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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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