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Universal TV in Hargeysa shut down because ‘it didn’t broadcast’ Somaliland president’s speech

Police in Somaliland have taken control of the Universal TV studio in Hargeysa, the capital, after the government ordered its closure. The studio was shut... More

Somali electoral commission asks for delay of 2020 polls

The National Independent Electoral Commission has announced that it will not be able to conduct a one-man one-vote election in the country in time. Commission... More

Lower House of Parliament approves Mogadishu representation bill

The lower house of the Somali Federal Parliament has approved the Banadir Region Representation Bill after days of heated debate. The bill, which gives the... More

Somalia commemorates 60th anniversary of independence of northern regions

Somalia today commemorated the 60th anniversary when the northern regions (now Somaliland) gained their independence from Britain. On 26 June 1960, the northern regions of... More

Somali premier, central bank governor travel to Qatar for official visit

A delegation led by Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre today left for the Qatari capital, Doha, for an official visit. The delegation, which also... More

Somalia’s Puntland and Galmudug leaders hold talks, reach cooperation deal

The leaders of Somalia's Puntland and Galmudug regional states, Said Abdullahi Deni and Ahmed Abdi Kariye aka Qorqor today held discussions in the central... More

Ex-Galmudug minister killed as clan militias clashed in central Somalia

Former Minister of Labour of Galmudug regional state, Dahir Shidane Abdi, succumbed to injuries he sustained today in clashes between two clan militias in... More

Somalia’s Covid-19 infections drop as only 18 new cases recorded

Somalia has confirmed 18 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. In its daily statement, the Ministry of Health and Social Care also... More

US embassy in Somalia denies reports on Ambassador Yamamoto’s replacement

The US embassy in Somalia has denied that Ambassador Donald Yamamoto has been replaced. A spokesperson for the embassy tells VOA Somali that Ambassador... More

Somalia’s Puntland warns against passing of controversial clauses of electoral law

Puntland State of Somalia has expressed concerns over some clauses of the electoral draft law that are being debated by the Lower House of... More

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