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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab reportedly executes 82-year-old man in Jowhar

The Somali militant group, Al-Shabaab, has reportedly executed an 82-year-old man in Jowhar, the capital of HirShabelle state. Ali Abdullahi Hassan was sentenced to death... More

Mortar attack on UN compound in Somali capital, several wounded

In a press statement, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan, has condemned Sunday's mortar attack on the United Nations... More

Ten Kenyan soldiers killed in roadside blast near Somalia border

At least 10 Kenyan soldiers were killed on Saturday after their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Garissa County. The officers from... More

Politician says Somali police official ‘personally’ involved in raid on his home

Banaadir Regional Police Boss Sadak Omar Mohamed planned and executed the raid in my home that led to the death of five security guards;... More

Inauguration of Somalia’s Jubbaland leader underway in Kismayo

The inauguration of Jubbaland state president Ahmed Mohamed Islam alias Madobe is underway in the southern Somali port of Kismayo. In his inaugural address, Madobe... More

US announces nearly $50m in education funding for Somalia

On 10th October 2019, the United States Embassy in Mogadishu, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced nearly $50m in additional education... More

Kenyan MPs arrive in Somalia’s Kismayo for inauguration of Madobe

A Kenyan delegation led by National Assembly Majority Leader Adan Barre Duale has arrived in Kismayo to attend the inauguration of Jubbaland state president... More

Somalia renews ban on direct flights to southern city of Kismayo

The Federal Government of Somalia has for the second time in a month banned direct flights to the southern city of Kismayo in a... More

Somali party voices concern over ‘missing’ $18m government funds

A Somali opposition party has expressed concerns over the recent report by the auditor general which blamed the federal government for not accounting for... More

Norway to provide $359m to Somalia to help clear debts

The government has proposed that Norway should provide a short-term bridging loan of NOK 3.135bn ($359M) to Somalia in 2020 to clear Somalia’s debt... More

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