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State owned media disagrees with Parliament over legitimacy of Berbera port in Somaliland

Social media was flooded with reactions after Somalia's state-owned media this week reported the launching of a new container terminal at Berbera Port by... More

Somali journalists union official attacked and severely injured in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 24 June 2021 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns the beating and knife injury against Hanad Ali Guled, SJS Secretary of... More

AMISOM troops relocate from Marianguwaay Forward Operating Base in the Lower Shabelle region of...

Mogadishu, Somalia – The Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, have relocated from Marianguwaay Forward Operating (FOB) base in Lower... More

Benadir Administration closes official bank account, opens new bank accounts ahead of the country’s...

The Benadir regional Administration closed last month the official bank account that is stored in the taxes collected from the region and opened two... More

ACC’s oversight role in transparent, fair and democratic electoral process in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 21 June 2021 – The Independent Anti-Corruption (IACC) of the Federal Republic of Somalia, which is an independent national commission, notes its... More

AMISOM trains police officers to fight crime and counter violent extremism

Baidoa, Somalia  – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Police component has concluded six days training to enhance the skills of the Southwest... More

Somalia: FM meets with his Azerbaijani counterpart on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Forum

Antalya, Turkey – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov... More

Somalia: Norway to reopen permanent diplomatic office in Mogadishu

The Norwegian ambassador to Somalia Ms. Elin Bergithe Rognlie said on Tuesday  that its government will reopen its diplomatic office in Mogadishu to facilitate... More

Somalia sacks Belgium – Moroccan coach over misconduct – Official

Somali football Federation has on Tuesday sacked its national team coach Abdellatif Salef, a Belgium national of Moroccan origin, declaring him “incompetent”, the federation... More

15 killed in a suicide bombing attack at military base in Somali capital

At least 15 people were killed and dozens were wounded on Tuesday after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a military academy in... More

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US airstrike hits militants bases in Galmudug in support of Somali army – official

Mogadishu, Somalia  - US airtstrike on Friday targeted Al-Shabab militants stationed between Qay’ad village  and Harardhere town in central Somalia’s Galmudug state, statement from... More

Somali Prime Minister instructs Security agencies to stop blocking MPs from traveling to their...

Somalia security agencies have been instructed to stop blocking outgoing lawmakers from vising to their constituencies days after reports claimed that number MPs were... More

AMISOM military honours Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Ogik with AU medal

Mogadishu, Somalia - The African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, has awarded a service medal to Brig. Gen. Bob Ogik, the Military Chief of... More

USAID contributes $15 million to the UK-supported Adolescent Girls Education in Somalia

USAID announced last week  a new $15 million contribution to the UK-supported Adolescent Girls Education in Somalia (AGES) programme, according to a statement released... More

Somali journalist Hanad Ali Guled survives beating, knife attack by unidentified assailants

Nairobi, kenya — Somali authorities should investigate the recent attack on journalist and press freedom advocate Hanad Ali Guled and hold those responsible to... More

Somalia President congratulates PM Abiy’s victory on election

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo congratulated Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed for his landslide victory on Ethiopian elections. Governing Prosperity Party won 410 of 436 parliamentary... More