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By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Somaliland president meets with UK ambassador to Somalia

The President of Somaliland administration Muse Bihi Abdi today received a delegation from the United Kingdom led by David Concar, UK Ambassador to Somalia in Hargeisa. According to a statement released More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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IGAD meeting kicks off in Kampala

Delegates from South Sudan, the latest entrant into the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), jetted into the country ahead of discussions on the ratification of the free movement of people protocol More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Al-Shabaab launches attack on AU peacekeepers’ base near Mogadishu

Heavily armed Al-Shabab militants have launched an overnight attack against AMISOM military base in the vicinity of Elasha Biyaha, located on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Residents reported that units from Al-Shabaab More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Somali Parliament registers candidates for the speaker election

The interim parliamentary electoral committee is registering for the second consecutive day the candidates vying for the seat of the house’s speaker. Five candidates, including former speaker Sheikh Aden Madobe More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Troops within Somali army clash at General Gordon base in Mogadishu

A witness says troops belonging to Somali military have engaged a heavy gunfight in General Gordon training base in Mogadishu on Monday. The clash erupted after soldiers tried to storm the camp located near Benadir More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Somali MP refutes reports of Govt intervention in parliament

Mohamed Omar Dalha, a long-serving Somali lawmaker has vehemently denied reports indicating that the executive branch is intervening in the national assembly’s affairs. Speaking to Radio Shabelle, MP Dalha More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Kenyan holds meeting on countering youth radicalisation

A recent news report (DN, April 2) on the state of security shows that there are more than 100 illegal gangs still operating in the country despite a ban. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Soldiers arrested in Bal’ad town for deadly gunfight

The commissioner of Bal’ad district Qasim Ali Nur has said on Monday that security forces have managed to detain two government soldiers for Sunday’s deadly infighting. Nur added that the soldiers belonging More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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We’re stuck in Somalia, says Army chief

The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, has said Ugandan soldiers deployed in Somalia to fight the al-Shabaab are stranded due to underfunding, logistical deficits and a challenged Somali national force. In More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Somali parliament to elect new speaker on 30th April, says poll body

The voting of Somalia’s parliament speaker will take place on April 30, the organizing committee of the election said in a statement on Sunday. Several candidates are in the running, including Defense Minister More...

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