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Sunday, February 23, 2020

TV journalist briefly arrested in SW Somalia over critical Facebook post

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 11 February, 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the brief detention of journalist Hussein Ali Gesey, a correspondent for the privately-owned... More

Somali president holds talks with leaders of Canada, Norway and EU

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has met the leaders of Norway, Canada and the European Union on the sidelines of the African Union in... More

Somalia’s Puntland executes two men over rape, murder of girl in 2019

The authorities in Puntland regional state today executed two men who were convicted of the rape and murder of Aisha Adan Ilyas in February... More

Somaliland leader in Ethiopia for an undisclosed visit

The president of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi is in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Bihi and a delegation he was leading... More

Somalia’s South West leader forms body to select state MPs

The president of South West State of Somalia, Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed aka Laftagareen, has appointed a committee tasked with selecting members of the regional... More

Mandera leaders ask fugitive Somali official Janan to leave

Leaders from Kenya's Mandera County led by Governor Ali Roba have called for the expulsion of fugitive Jubbaland security minister Abdirashid Janan from their... More

Somali opposition leader, UN envoy discuss 2020 polls, tension in Gedo

Prominent Somali opposition leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame today held talks with the UN envoy to Somalia, James Swan. The Wadajir Party leader and the UN... More

Tension in Somali border town of Bula Hawo as rival forces face off

Tension is reportedly high in the Somali border town of Bula Hawo following reports that fugitive Jubbaland security minister, Abdirashid Janan, was amassing troops... More

Eight Somali children rescued from Al-Shabaab in Bakool Region

Somali soldiers today rescued eight children from Al-Shabaab in Bakool Region, according to a government official. The children are believed to have been kidnapped... More

Somali gov’t troops, Jubbaland forces briefly clash in Bulo Hawo, resulting in casualties

Soldiers from the Somali National Army and members of the Jubbaland state Dervish forces today briefly clashed in Bulo Hawo, Gedo Region, following days... More

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Confusion and criticism over removal of Somali National Army deputy commander

Opposition leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame has faulted constant changes to the leadership of the national army, after President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on 20 February... More

President signs Somali national electoral law

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has signed the national electoral bill into law, after it was approved by both houses of parliament. The president, who attended... More

SJS condemns multiple arrests against journalists in Somalia’s Hirshabelle and Puntland

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 20 February, 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary arrests against four journalists in the towns of Galkayo and Bulo-Burte... More

Ethiopian finance minister in Hargeysa to push for Abiy, Farmajo visit

Ethiopia’s Finance Minister Ahmed Shide has paid an unannounced visit to the capital of Somaliland Hargeysa. A delegation led by Shide arrived in Hargeisa today... More

Al-Shabaab claim killing 72 Somali soldiers in two deadly attacks

Al-Shabaab has claimed to have killed over 70 soldiers in the past 12 hours following two deadly attacks that separately occurred in El Salini... More

Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen kill four in bus attack in Kenya’s Mandera

Suspected al-Shabab fighters have killed at least four Kenyan civilians after a bus carrying passengers that left Mandera came under attack near Banisa. The bus... More