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Somali PM appoints members of electoral bodies, Senate speaker rejects

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has appointed 25 members of the Federal Indirect Electoral Committee which will oversee the upcoming parliamentary and presidential... More

Somali minister survives landmine blast in Mogadishu

A landmine blast targeted a convoy carrying Somalia's Minister of Labour and Social Services Duran Farah Ahmed at KM-4 Junction in the capital, Mogadishu. There... More

Astaan TV CEO sentenced to 5 years, fined 2 billion SL shillings

Hargeisa (HOL) - A court in Somaliland as sentenced Abdimanan Yusuf, the CEO of Astaan TV to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of... More

Court in Somalia’s Puntland sentences two men to death for rape

A court in the semi-autonomous Somalia state of Puntland has sentenced two men to death for the rape of a 14-year old girl. The Court... More

Somali gov’t congratulates new Hirshabelle parliament speaker, deputies

Somalia's Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation has congratulated the new leadership of Hirshabelle regional parliament who were elected today in the state... More

Somali presidential guards ‘vandalise’ opposition candidate’s billboard

The opposition Wadajir Party has accused presidential guards of removing a billboard of its presidential candidate Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, with orders from President Mohamed... More

Somali’s Hirshabelle leader resigns days before his tenure ends

Somalia's Hirshabelle state president, Mohamed Abdi ware, has resigned just a few days before his term in office ends. In his resignation letter, ware accused... More

Ethiopia reportedly withdraws troops from Somalia amid ethnic unrest

Ethiopia has reportedly pulled out hundreds of soldiers from the Somalia border town of Dolo in Gedo region, southwestern Somalia. Reports indicate that Ethiopian army... More

Somali party decries ‘discrimination’ against Somaliland political stakeholders

The opposition Wadajir Party has accused the Federal Government of Somalia of planning to take exclusive control of the body overseeing the election of... More

Somalia’s Forum For National Parties Issues Statement on Northern Region’s Seats At Federal Parliament

Forum for National Parties (FNP) has issued a press statement on the electoral process for Members of Parliament representing northern regions of Somaliland, the... More

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Somalia’s Upper House speaker joins presidential candidate’s conference

The speaker of Somalia's Upper House of Parliament, Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, has joined the opposition presidential candidates' meeting which has been ongoing for the... More

Somali prime minister to discuss 2020/21 elections with South West state leaders

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