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Twenty five killed in clan clashes in northern Somalia

At least 25 people have been killed and more than 30 others wounded in clan clashes in the northern Somali region of Sanaag, local... More

Heavy fighting between Al-Shabaab, Amisom troops near Kenyan border

Al-Shabaab militants on Tuesday attacked Amisom troops in two areas near the Kenyan border, residents and media sources have reported. The heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters... More

Somali journalists’ body slams ‘draconian’ media bill

Mogadishu, 8 July 2019: The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) has expressed its displeasure over the media bill passed by Somalia’s Lower House of parliament on... More

Outrage as Somaliland court sentences journalist to three years in prison

Mogadishu, 8 July 2019: The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) has protested what it called the unfair and politically-motivated court ruling against prominent journalist Abdimalik... More

IGAD hails integration of Ahlu Sunna forces into Somali army

The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, has welcomed the launch of the exercise to integrate forces of... More

Somalia defends decision to cut ties with Guinea

Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad has defended the government’s decision to cut ties with Guinea, accusing it of violating Somali sovereignty. Following a meeting... More

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab executes 14 people in past three days

The militant group Al-Shabaab has executed 14 people across Somalia in the past three days over accusations ranging from practising black magic to spying... More

Somali police chief visits forces in central region

Somali Police Chief General Bashir Abdi Mohamed Ameriko, who is on a visit to the central region of Galgadud, today toured Abudwak, Balanballe and... More

Outrage as police officer kills rickshaw driver in Somali capital

A young rickshaw driver was shot dead and two other civilians wounded this morning by a police officer in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The killing... More

Somali opposition slams government’s decision to cut ties with Guinea

A Somali opposition leader has slammed the government’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with the West African country of Guinea, describing it as an... More

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Somali spy chief, visiting Nigerian counterpart sign cooperation deal

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UK warns citizens against travelling to Somalia

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UNDP launches $10m water management project in Somalia

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Somali premier, Russian FM discuss security cooperation in Paris

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum on Tuesday. Kheyre and... More

US airstrike kills ‘Al-Shabaab terrorist’ in southern Somalia

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an Al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia,... More