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Qatar’s deputy spy chief pays secret visit to Somalia

Reliable sources have told Somaliaffairs that the deputy director of Qatar’s intelligence agency, Abdallah Mohamed Mubarak Salah al-Khalifi, arrived in Mogadishu yesterday (8 September). The... More

Somali minister appoints National Higher Education Commission

Somali Minister of Education Abdullahi Godah Barre today appointed a National Higher Education Commission. The commission is made up of five members - a chairperson,... More

Somali premier donates $150,000 for stadium rehabilitation in Biadoa

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre yesterday donated $150,000 for the rehabilitation of a football stadium in Baidoa town, South West regional state. In a... More

Senior Somali police officer ‘in critical condition’ after blast in Mogadishu

An improvised explosive device targeted a Somali police officer in Hamar Jajab district in the capital, Mogadishu, on Monday. The explosive device was planted in... More

Opposition leader urges Somali government to apologise over Baidoa killings

Leader of the opposition Wadajir Party Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame has asked the Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre to apologise to and compensate the... More

Somaliland’s closure of Horyaal24 TV and arrest of its boss heightens fear over press...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 08 September, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the closure of Horyaal24 TV and the arrest of the TV’s Chairman on... More

NUSOJ condemns closure of TV station in Somaliland as crackdown on media “worrying”

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) vigorously condemns the raid against the privately-owned HORYAAL 24 TV headquarters in Hargeisa by Somaliland security forces... More

Somalia’s partners welcome Galmudug Reconciliation Conference

Mogadishu, 7 September 2019: Somalia's international partners have welcomed the opening of the Galmudug Reconciliation Conference which convened in Dusamareb. The group, which includes the... More

One killed in landmine blast in southern Somalia

An improvised explosive device blast hit the strategic town of Awdhegle, Lower Shabelle Region in southern Somalia on Thursday. At least one civilian was killed... More

Influential Somali sub-clan elects leadership council in Hobyo

The peace meeting of the Habargidir sub-clan in Hobyo has been concluded. The meeting, which took two months, ended with the formation of the... More

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Kenya opens largest air force base in Garissa

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Fresh floods displace over 200 families in southern Somali town of Afgoye

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