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Kenya’s Covid-19 cases rise to 81 as 22 more test positive

Daily Nation, 1 April 2020: Kenya has recorded the highest jump in Coronavirus cases so far, with 22 people testing positive Wednesday. This brings the... More

Somali police accused of firing at checkpoint near ex-president’s home

Somalia's Himilo Qaran Party, led by former President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, has accused the police of opening fire on soldiers guarding the residence of... More

Paris Club countries cancel Somalia debts worth $1.4 billion

The Paris Club countries have announced the cancellation of debts owed by Somalia worth $1.4 billion. This came about after a meeting of representatives from... More

Somalia’s South West state parliament elects new speaker, deputies

The second parliament of South West State of Somalia has elected a speaker. The election was held in the South West state capital, Baidoa. Former diplomat... More

Former Somali prime minister dies of Covid-19 in London

Former Somalia Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein (Nur Adde) has died of Coronavirus in London. Nur Adde died at the age of 83 in a... More

IGAD leaders discuss Covid-19 response via video conference

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo attended an emergency meeting with leaders of IGAD countries to discuss the response to the deadly Covid-19 virus that... More

Slain Nugal governor buried in Puntland capital Garowe

Slain Governor of Nugal Region Abdisalam Hassan Hersi was today buried in the Puntland capital, Garowe. Governor Hersi succumbed to injuries he sustained after a... More

AU forces in Somalia close Halane camp after Covid-19 case

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has imposed strict measures on access to its military base at the Halane centre. This was announced in... More

Somali army says killed 142 Al-Shabaab militants since capturing Janale

The Somali National Army has said that more than 100 Al-Shabaab fighters have been killed in recent operations in Janale after the army took... More

Puntland’s Nugal governor wounded in suicide attack claimed by Al-Shabaab

Nugal Region Governor Abdisalam Hassan Hersi and former regional police chief Farah Galangoli were today wounded in a suicide attack in front of the... More

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