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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

Heavy fighting erupts between army, Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia

Heavily armed Al-Shabaab militants on Monday launched coordinated attacks on bases of the Somali National Army (SNA) in Barawe, Barire and Awdhegle towns in... More

Somali opposition leader calls for end to debate on controversial remarks

Somali opposition leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame has called for an end to the debate over remarks he made while in a tour in Germany... More

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The Somali National Army (SNA) has announced killing 12 Al-Shabaab fighters in an operation near Barire area, Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia. The commander... More

UN decries rising cases of sexual violence against Somali children

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