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Somalia’s Puntland leader to boycott National Security Council meeting in Mogadishu

The leader of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland has announced that he would not attend the National Security Council meeting that will be held... More

Somalia seeks non-permanent UN Security Council seat in 2023

Somalia's Ambassador to the United Nations Abukar Dahir Osman Baalle has announced that his country was seeking to get the non-permanent membership of the... More

Somalia’s Farmajo seeks to mend ties with federal leaders – report

The EastAfrican, 28 June 2020: Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmajo has taken a step further to mend relations with federal member states and put the... More

Somalia records lowest Covid-19 cases in months

Somalia has recorded 10 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest number of infections in the country in months. This brings the total number of cases in... More

Puntland parliament rejects Banadir’s Senate representation, electoral law clauses

The regional parliament of Somalia's Puntland state has rejected the recent decisions by the Lower House of the Federal Parliament, saying they do not... More

Somalia’s envoy to UN elected vice-president of General Assembly

Somalia's Ambassador to the United Nations Abukar Osman Baalle has been elected as vice-president of the 75th sesion of the UN General Assembly. Abukar's election... More

UN, UK welcome new poll timelines in Somalia

Mogadishu (HOL), 28 June 2020: The UN has welcomed the announcement by Somalia’s electoral commission to hold elections by March next year despite failure... More

Somalia sees more drop in Covid-19 cases as only 16 new infections recorded

Somalia has seen its lowest daily number of Covid-19 cases since the pandemic broke out several months ago. The Ministry of Health and Social Care... More

Somali party says poll body ‘lost neutrality’, urges resignation of NIEC officials

The opposition Wadajir Party has announced that it has withdrwan its confidence from the National Independent Electoral Commission and called on its chairperson, Halima... More

Somali opposition alliance calls for resignation of poll body chief, members

The Forum for National Parties (FNP), an opposition alliance led by former presidents Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has rejected yesterday's remarks... More

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