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Somali politician ridicules state-sponsored ‘reconciliation’ conference

Somali opposition politician Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame has ridiculed the government-organized Dusamareb reconciliation conference. The conference, planned to open in the central town of Dusamareb today,... More

Airstrikes reportedly kill 21 Al-Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia

Suspected Unmanned US Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have bombed Al-Shabaab fighters in the southern Somalia region of Lower Shabelle. Somali National Army officials told the army... More

Somali security forces kill four Al-Shabaab gunmen in Mogadishu

Security forces in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Friday shot and killed four Al-Shabaab assailants among them a woman in Mogadishu's Bakaro Market. The assailants... More

UN envoy, Somalia’s Jubbaland leader discuss political crisis in state

Jubbaland regional state president Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe today received a delegation from the international community led by the United Nations Special Representative to... More

UN envoy in Kismayo amid efforts to resolve Jubbaland political crisis

A delegation from the international community led by the United Nations Special Representative to Somalia James Swan arrived in Kismayo today amid political tension... More

Somali regional leader rejects Ethiopian demands on Jubbaland election

Reports from Kismayo indicate that a three-hour meeting between Ethiopian intelligence officials and Somalia's Jubbaland state president, Ahmed Madobe, failed to reach an agreement.... More

NUSOJ mourns killing of cameraman in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today called for safety and improvements in working conditions as a top priority for Somali journalists who... More

Somali opposition leader begins tour of Galmudug regional state

Somalia's Wadajir Party Leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame arrived today in the central port city of Hobyo to express support for the Hobyo Peace Conference. Mr... More

Somali MPs land in Kismayo to express support for new state assembly

A group of members of the Federal Parliament today landed in Kismayo, the headquarters of the Jubbaland state following the swearing in of the... More

Somalia’s Jubbaland presidential polls set for 19th August

The Jubbaland Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission today amended the election schedule, setting 19th August as the date for holding the Jubbaland state's presidential... More

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Somali premier, Qatari foreign minister discuss ties, projects

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Puntland deputy leader rejects poll body appointed by state’s president

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Somali forces conduct security operation in central region

Somali army commandos known as DANAB early on Sunday conducted security operations in Mudug region of north-central Somalia. The forces raided specific target areas and... More

UN envoy threatens to reject outcome of Jubbaland’s poll

The United Nations envoy to Somalia, James Swan, has urged the Jubbaland electoral commission to comply with the requirements of the international community which... More