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Somali gov’t dissolves National Chamber of Commerce, cites complaints from members

Mogadishu, 28 December 2020 (HOL): Somali government Monday dissolved the National Chamber of Commerce citing complaints from traders. Trade and Industry Minister Khalif Abdi Omar... More

Somali police arrest man accused of rape and murder of woman in central town

Security forces in the central town of Abud Waq in Galmudud regional state have reportedly apprehended a man accused of raping and killing a... More

Al-Shabaab claims killing four plain-clothed security agents in Somali capital

Four plain-clothed Somali security agents were reportedly shot dead this morning in the capital, Mogadishu. The four were killed in the Waberi district of Mogadishu. The... More

Somali opposition says 30 detained after protests in central town

The Somali opposition has claimed that 30 activists were detained by the security forces in the central town of Beledweyne after protests erupted there... More

Opposition presidential candidates head to Garowe for key meeting on elections

Former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and delegation have departed from the Aden Abdulle Aiport in Mogadishu to attend a meeting between Federal Member State... More

Somali presidential candidate condemns Somali, AMISOM troops for opening fire on protesters

Wadajir Party Leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, who is also a candidate running in the upcoming Somali presidential election, has condemned Somali security forces and... More

Somalia’s election to cost $40m with government covering only 10 percent

Mogadishu, 26 December 2020 (HOL): The upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Somalia will cost $40 million, the country’s Finance Minister has said adding... More

Somali opposition condemns threats against peaceful protesters in Mogadishu

Somalia's Presidential Candidates Union has lashed out at the government for sending security forces to threaten peaceful protesters in the capital, Mogadishu. On Saturday, a... More

Djibouti sends fact-finding team to Somalia-Kenya border amid tensions

Djibouti has announced that it has sent a fact-finding team to the border between Somalia and Kenya in order to find ways to de-escalate... More

Somali parliament speakers, politicians in Garowe to discuss row over election

The speakers of Somalia's Lower House and Upper House of Parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Mursal and Abdi Hashi Abdullahi have arrived in Garowe, the... More

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