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At least 18 killed in Mogadishu twin blast

At least 18 people are reported dead in two terrorist attacks on Mogadishu's busiest streets last night. Militants set off a car bomb near the... More

IMF commends Somalia’s reforms, projects 3.1% growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the implementation of key reforms in Somalia and for satisfactory performance under the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP). In a... More

Police arrests men for rape and killing of teen girl in Puntland

Four men were today arrested in Galkacyo, Puntland in connection with the rape and killing of 12-year old girl on Sunday. Somali Affairs understands that... More

Officials meet to probe growing coordinated attacks in Mogadishu

Multi-Agency security teams have on Tuesday launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to the shooting of nine people, mostly women, by unknown... More

Teenage Girl Raped and Killed in Central Somalia

A 12-year old girl was sexually assaulted and later killed in Galkacyo, family members reported on Monday. The incident was confirmed by the Mudug regional... More

Gunmen kill 9 volunteers in outskirts of Mogadishu

Unknown gunmen have shot dead nine volunteers in the outskirts of mogadishu in an attack that has all the hallmarks of Shabab attack. The shooting... More

Experts: Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute fuelled by Western interest

The maritime dispute between Kenya and Somalia is fuelled by western interest and the impending next year elections. The fued is also fuelled by Villa... More

Elders in Northern Kenya say contested sea area belongs to Somalia

Elders in northern Kenya now say contested sea section belongs to Somalia. In an unprecedented move, the elders in Garissa maintain Kenya was "unlawfully" laying... More

Somali senator says bodyguards of slain MP recalled days before he was shot dead

The bodyguard of the slain MP were recalled by the head of the police force days before he was killed by Al Shabab militants. In... More

Somali Parliament Member Killed in Mogadishu

Unknown assailants have shot dead a Somali legislator in the capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said. Osman Elmi Boqore, a parliamentarian from Zeila, Somaliland, was shot dead... More

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Somali prime minister to discuss 2020/21 elections with South West state leaders

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