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Deadly Mogadishu bombing killed 79 and wounded 149, says committee

A disaster response committee named after yesterday’s deadly suicide truck bombing at ex-Control Afgoye intersection has given an initial assessment of the casualties. The committee,... More

Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament approves draft electoral law

Somalia's Lower House of Parliament has passed the draft national electoral law after 171 lawmakers voted in favour of the eagerly-awaited legislation. The law has... More

Somali opposition leader condemns deadly Mogadishu blast

Prominent Somali opposition leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame has condemned the deadly truck bombing in Mogadishu's Ex-Control intersection this morning. Warsame termed the attack unconscionable, heartless... More

Death toll reportedly rises to 100 in Somalia’s Mogadishu truck bombing

The death toll in the deadly attack at Ex-Control intersection in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has risen to 100, health officials have reported. Most of... More

At least 70 killed in deadly suicide truck bombing in Somali capital

An estimated 70 people have been killed and over 100 wounded in a deadly truck bombing that hit a busy intersection in the Somali... More

Revised Somali poll law reduces powers of president

The president of Somalia will have less power than he has now if the revised national electoral bill, which is yet to pass parliament,... More

Somali Central Bank orders closure of Forex trading accounts

The Somali Central Bank has ordered private commercial banks in the country to close Foreign Exchange (forex) trading accounts. The order was contained in a... More

Ethiopian Somalis stage violent protests after burning of mosques in Amhara region

Angry protesters have taken to the streets of Jigjiga, the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia, denouncing the recent destruction of several mosques in the... More

Somali opposition leader urges removal of controversial article in poll law

Prominent Somali opposition leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame has warned parliament against approving the draft national electoral law, currently being debated by the Lower House... More

Somalia’s South West, HirShabelle states sign cooperation deal

The president of South State of Somalia, Abdiaziz Hassan Lafta Gareen and his HirShabelle state counterpart, Mohamed Abdi Ware, have signed a cooperation agreement... More

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Ministry of Health announces more coronavirus cases

The ministry of health has announced more coronavirus cases in the country, 58. From Benadir Region there were 32 cases, Hirshabelle 11 cases, Somaliland... More

Somali government sends medical shipment to Galmudug state

A shipment of medical equipment sent by the Somali Federal Government has been delivered to Galmudug regional State today. A plane carrying the equipment landed... More

Somalia to lift domestic flight restrictions on 8 June

A ban on domestic flights that has been in place for two months now will be lifted on 8 June, government officials have said. The... More

UN warns of looming humanitarian crisis in Somalia

Mogadishu, 2 June 2020: The UN on Tuesday called on the international community to help Somalia avert a major humanitarian crisis due to the... More