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Somalia’s poll body denies plan to delay upcoming election over Covid-19

Somalia's Independent National Electoral Commission has denied media reports that it was planning to delay the upcoming 2020/2021 polls over Covid-19 concerns. In a brief... More

Somali soldiers accused of rape in recently captured town, probe ongoing

The Ministry of Defence of the Federal Government of Somalia has announced it was investigating reports that Somali National Army soldiers raped women in... More

Former Somali president condemns detention of journalist

Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has condemned the detention of Goobjoog News Editor Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye who is in detention for the second... More

Somalia sees spike in Covid-19 infections, three more deaths

Somalia has reported a spike in the number of Covid-19 infections with 20 more cases announced today in addition to three deaths. Somalia's Minister of... More

Popular Somali songer Omar Sholi dies in Mogadishu

Popular Somali singer and guitarist Omar Abdulle Sholi is dead. Sholi died in a hospital in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday night where he has... More

Somalia says eight doctors infected with Covid-19

Somalia's Minister of Health and Social Services Fowziya Abikar Nur has commended doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers for their selfless work in treating... More

Somali security forces detain Goobjoog News editor

Somali security forces have arrested the deputy director of Goobjoog Media Group, who is also the editor of Goobjoog News, Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye. The journalist... More

Somalia exempts tax on basic commodities amid Covid-19 hardships

Somalia's Ministry of Finance has announced tax exemptions on basic commodities in order to ease the cost of living for the vulnerable sectors of... More

Somalia’s Puntland leader appoints new governor of Nugal region

The president of Puntland regional state, Said Abdulllahi Deni, has issued a decree appointing a new governor and his two deputy for Nugal region. The... More

Roadside blast injures several people in Somali capital

A roadside bomb explosion has injred several people in the Somali capital this morning. The blast reportedly targeted a Somali National Army vehicle passing at... More

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UN decries attempts to table “deeply-flawed” sexual offences bill in Somali parliament

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