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Somali parliament approves new cabinet

The Lower House of the Somali Parliament has approved Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble's council of ministers. All 188 members present for the session, which... More

Westgate terror attackers sentencing postponed, court orders probe into abduction of acquitted suspect

Nairobi (HOL) - A Nairobi court has pushed back the sentencing date for two people who were found guilty for their role in the... More

Galmudug, Hirshabelle yet to name national electoral commission representatives

Galmudug, Hirshabelle yet to submit representatives in federal-level poll body The Hirshabelle and Galmudug states are yet to submit the names of their representatives in... More

Jubbaland state forces, Al-Shabaab fight outside Kismayo

Fighting between Jubbaland state forces and Al-Shabaab fighters took place outside Kismayo today. The fight erupted after Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a convoy of Jubbaland troops... More

Plan to withdraw US soldiers sparks anxiety in Somalia

Nairobi, 19 October 2020 (The EastAfrican): Plans by the United States to withdraw its troops from Somalia has caused anxiety among partners involved in... More

Heavy fighting in southwest Somalia as army, Al-Shabaab clash

Heavy fighting has erupted in villages near the southwestern Somalia town of Dinsor after the Somali National Aarmy, backed by South West state security... More

Two killed in blast targeting Somali official in Mogadishu

Two civilians were killed and several others, including civilians and security guards, were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded at KM-4 Junction in the... More

Somali party accuses president of ’empowering murderers’

Opposition Wadajir Party has accused President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of rewarding former officials with a criminal track record with ministerial positions after Prime Minister... More

Popular Somali singer Seynab Haji Ali Bahsan dies in Mogadishu

Popular Somali singer Seynab Haji Ali Bahsan has died in the capital, Mogadishu. Bahsan, regarded as the queen of soul music in Somalia died this... More

Somali PM names new cabinet, drops key ministers, retains others

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has named a new cabinet composed of 27 ministers, 17 state ministers and 26 deputy ministers. While the prime... More

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Three killed in blast, two aid workers shot dead in Somali capital

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