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Kenya opens largest air force base in Garissa

President Uhuru Kenyatta opened the largest air base for the Kenyan military in Garissa town today. Security has been beefed up in the eastern town... More

Fresh floods displace over 200 families in southern Somali town of Afgoye

River Shabelle has burst its banks again, flooding several neighborhoods of Afgoye town in Lower Shabelle Region, southern Somalia. Some 200 families have been forced... More

Army separates warring clan militias in central Somalia

Officials from the Somali National Army (SNA) and tradition elders have successfully separate two rival clan militias that have been fighting around Afbarwaqo and... More

Somali opposition leader welcomes deal between gov’t and armed Sufi group

Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, the leader of the opposition Wadajir party, has welcomed resolution of the political row between the central government and the moderate... More

Somali cabinet approves national defense bill

The Somali cabinet today approved a draft law on national defense following a meeting in Mogadishu. The bill was prepared by the ministry of... More

New agreement ends Somali gov’t, Ahlu Sunnah row

The Somali central government has signed a new agreement with moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’ah, ending months of uncertainty and tensions in... More

Journalists blocked from reporting and seized their equipment across Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 11 December, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the acts of restrictions, censorship and violence against journalists in Mogadishu, Jowhar and... More

Somali politician condemns SYL Hotel attack, urges unity in fighting terror

The opposition Wadajir Party leader, Abdirahman Abdishaur Warsame, has called for unity in the fight against terrorism in the country. "May Allah have mercy on... More

Two Somali soldiers, three civilians killed in SYL Hotel terror attack

Two Somali soldiers and three civilians were killed in last night's Al-Shabaab attack on SYL Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, police have said in... More

Somali soldiers sent to end deadly clan militia fighting in Mudug

The Somali government has sent troops to separate clan militias fighting in Towfiq and Afbarwaqo villages in Mudug region. Soldiers from the 21st division with... More

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