Somali parliament speaker meets with his Qatari counterpart

The speaker of the House of the People of the Somali People, Mohamed Mursal, held a meeting with his Qatari counterpart, Al-Sayed Ahmed Bin Abdalla bin Zaid in Jordan. The two speakers who attended the two-day 29th meeting of the Arab Parliaments in Amman discussed bilateral relations between Somalia and Qatar, the mutual interests and the strengthening More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Firing squad executes a man for the rape of 18-year-old girl in Somalia

Authorities in southern Somalia have executed a man for the rape of 18-year-old girl in a remote area in Gedo region, southwest of the country. In a statement, Garbaharey court said Mohamud Ali Hamud was convicted More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Somali president arrives in Ethiopia for official visit

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo” arrived in Ethiopia on Monday (March 5) on an official visit. He was received at the Bole International Airport by his host Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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AU trains Somali security officers in tackling sexual violence

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said 30 Somali security officers have been trained on how to tackle conflict-related sexual violence in South West State. Gloria Jaase-Nkundanyirazo, AMISOM protection More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Three militants nabbed in Mogadishu operation

Somali security forces have arrested three al-Shabab militants in the Amniyat, al-Shabab’s intelligence wing in an operation in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday evening. Mohamed Abdullahi More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Somali women leaders urge swift passage of pending electoral bill

Somali women leaders today called on members of the federal parliament to approve a pending electoral reform bill that would enshrine the principle of a 30 per cent gender quota in future national legislatures. “The More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Thousands affected by drought in Somalia now have access to clean

Nearly 19,000 people affected by drought in Somalia now have access to clean, safe water thanks to an Islamic Relief project. The scheme repaired hand pumps and dug shallow wells in 32 villages in the Galgadud More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Kenyan police convoy attacked with roadside bomb near Garissa

Several Kenyan police officers are feared wounded on Sunday evening after the vehicle in which they were travelling in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Garissa country near the Somali border. A More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Somali president visits Mogadishu attack victims, death toll jumps to 30

Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo paid a visit to some of the citizens wounded in Maka Al-Mukarama double car bomb attack last week. The Monday morning visit to Madina hospital comes as paramedics pulled More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Qatari Amir condoles with President of Somalia

The Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani sent yesterday cables of condolences to the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi More...

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