Somalia



Somali lawyers in Australia file cases at ICC against Somali government for ‘crimes against humanity’

MELBOURNE (HOL) - A group of Somali lawyers in Australia has said it has filed four cases against the Somali government at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over what it termed as ‘crimes against humanity’.
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Somali lawyers in Australia file cases at ICC against Somali government for ‘crimes against humanity’

MELBOURNE (HOL) - A group of Somali lawyers in Australia has said it has filed four cases against the Somali government at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over what it termed as ‘crimes against humanity’.

Suicide car bombing kills at least 7 in Somali capital

At least seven people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed on Saturday in Somalia's capital, after a suicide car bombing that targeted a security checkpoint near the presidential palace, police said.
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Suicide car bombing kills at least 7 in Somali capital

At least seven people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed on Saturday in Somalia's capital, after a suicide car bombing that targeted a security checkpoint near the presidential palace, police said.

Galmudug State says pulling out of Farmaajo-Roble mediation talks

DHUSAMAREB (HOL) - Galmudug State has said it is withdrawing from mediation talks between Prime Minister Mohamed Roble and President Mohamed Farmaajo.
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Galmudug State says pulling out of Farmaajo-Roble mediation talks

DHUSAMAREB (HOL) - Galmudug State has said it is withdrawing from mediation talks between Prime Minister Mohamed Roble and President Mohamed Farmaajo.

Senate elections in Hirshabelle halted due to dispute between president and vice president

Jowhar (HOL) - Sources from the Hirshabelle regional administration say there is a severe rift between Hirshabelle president Ali Gudlawe and his vice-president, Yusuf Dabageed.
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Senate elections in Hirshabelle halted due to dispute between president and vice president

Jowhar (HOL) - Sources from the Hirshabelle regional administration say there is a severe rift between Hirshabelle president Ali Gudlawe and his vice-president, Yusuf Dabageed.

Chad’s military ruler Mahamat Deby names transitional parliament

Mahamat Idriss Deby, the head of Chad’s military government, has named 93 members of a new interim parliament, five months after declaring himself leader following the death of his father, longtime President Idriss Deby.
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Chad’s military ruler Mahamat Deby names transitional parliament

Mahamat Idriss Deby, the head of Chad’s military government, has named 93 members of a new interim parliament, five months after declaring himself leader following the death of his father, longtime President Idriss Deby.

Kenya awaits hostile ruling in Somalia border row

Kenya is on high alert ahead of next month's judgment on the Indian Ocean boundary dispute with Somalia, which is expected within government circles to be adverse.
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Kenya awaits hostile ruling in Somalia border row

Kenya is on high alert ahead of next month's judgment on the Indian Ocean boundary dispute with Somalia, which is expected within government circles to be adverse.

Dahabshiil, AECF partner to support SMEs in Somali regions

Africa' s money transfer company, Dahabshiil through its subsidiary MicroDahab micro finance institution, has partnered with the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) to support SMEs in Somalia regions.
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Dahabshiil, AECF partner to support SMEs in Somali regions

Africa' s money transfer company, Dahabshiil through its subsidiary MicroDahab micro finance institution, has partnered with the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) to support SMEs in Somalia regions.

Lansing man accused of supporting Islamic State group sentenced to prison

A Lansing man accused of pledging allegiance to and helping a relative join the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 130 months in federal prison, officials said.
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Lansing man accused of supporting Islamic State group sentenced to prison

A Lansing man accused of pledging allegiance to and helping a relative join the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 130 months in federal prison, officials said.

Somaliland protests election of representatives to Somalia Senate

Somaliland, the self-declared independent region of Somalia, has rejected plans to have Senate representatives elected to represent it the federal parliament, even as officials said the vote will go on.
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Somaliland protests election of representatives to Somalia Senate

Somaliland, the self-declared independent region of Somalia, has rejected plans to have Senate representatives elected to represent it the federal parliament, even as officials said the vote will go on.

Puntland herders desperate for water to keep goats alive

(ERGO) – Abdiweli Hassan Mohamed, a pastoralist in Eyl in Somalia’s northeastern Nugal region, is relying on good neighbours sharing a little of their precious water to keep his herd of 35 goats alive during these tough times of drought.
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Puntland herders desperate for water to keep goats alive

(ERGO) – Abdiweli Hassan Mohamed, a pastoralist in Eyl in Somalia’s northeastern Nugal region, is relying on good neighbours sharing a little of their precious water to keep his herd of 35 goats alive during these tough times of drought.

‘A poem is a powerful tool’: Somali women raise their voices in the nation of poets

A childhood encounter with a hyena inspired Hawa Jama Abdi’s first verse. Now she is part of an arts project designed to encourage women storytellers - and unite all Somalis
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‘A poem is a powerful tool’: Somali women raise their voices in the nation of poets

A childhood encounter with a hyena inspired Hawa Jama Abdi’s first verse. Now she is part of an arts project designed to encourage women storytellers - and unite all Somalis

SJS concludes a three-day human rights journalism training in Kismayo

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) today concluded a three-day human rights journalism training in the city of Kismayo, Jubbaland State of Somalia, benefitting journalists from across local media houses and freelancers.
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SJS concludes a three-day human rights journalism training in Kismayo

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) today concluded a three-day human rights journalism training in the city of Kismayo, Jubbaland State of Somalia, benefitting journalists from across local media houses and freelancers.

Kenya, Qatar hold talks in Doha ahead of ICJ ruling on Somalia-Kenya maritime dispute

Nairobi (HOL) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sent his Cabinet Secretary (CS)in charge of Internal Security Dr. Fred Matiang'I to Doha on Wednesday to deliver a message to the Qatari Emir Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Bin Abdulaziz Al Thani.
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Kenya, Qatar hold talks in Doha ahead of ICJ ruling on Somalia-Kenya maritime dispute

Nairobi (HOL) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sent his Cabinet Secretary (CS)in charge of Internal Security Dr. Fred Matiang'I to Doha on Wednesday to deliver a message to the Qatari Emir Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Bin Abdulaziz Al Thani.

Galmudug minister says latest round of Farmajo-Roble negotiations failed

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Galmudug State Minister of Presidency, Omar Shido, has said that talks between President Farmajo and Prime Minister Roble have failed recently.
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Galmudug minister says latest round of Farmajo-Roble negotiations failed

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Galmudug State Minister of Presidency, Omar Shido, has said that talks between President Farmajo and Prime Minister Roble have failed recently.

AU, Somali forces launch joint operation center to fight al-Shabab

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) have launched a joint operations center in Mogadishu to boost ongoing stabilization efforts in the country.
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AU, Somali forces launch joint operation center to fight al-Shabab

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) have launched a joint operations center in Mogadishu to boost ongoing stabilization efforts in the country.

Widow of Somali fisherman killed by crocodile faces eviction

(ERGO) – Halima Hassan Omar is on the verge of being evicted from her home with her three small daughters after her husband, a fisherman and the family breadwinner, was killed by a crocodile earlier this month in southern Somalia’s river Shabelle.
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Widow of Somali fisherman killed by crocodile faces eviction

(ERGO) – Halima Hassan Omar is on the verge of being evicted from her home with her three small daughters after her husband, a fisherman and the family breadwinner, was killed by a crocodile earlier this month in southern Somalia’s river Shabelle.

The Gravedigger's Wife is a revival of Somali cinema

Somali-born Finnish-based director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed's directorial debut - 'The Gravedigger's Wife' - has been described by critics as a warm and tender romantic drama with a deceptively simple plot.
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The Gravedigger's Wife is a revival of Somali cinema

Somali-born Finnish-based director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed's directorial debut - 'The Gravedigger's Wife' - has been described by critics as a warm and tender romantic drama with a deceptively simple plot.

Military court sentences two foreign Al-Shabab fighters to 15 years

Mogadishu (HOL) - A Somali military court in Mogadishu sentenced two foreigners on Thursday to 15 years in prison for being members of Al-Shabaab.
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Military court sentences two foreign Al-Shabab fighters to 15 years

Mogadishu (HOL) - A Somali military court in Mogadishu sentenced two foreigners on Thursday to 15 years in prison for being members of Al-Shabaab.

Min Jamal recieves warm welcome from constituents after airport mishap

Garowe (HOL) - The Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development of the Federal Government of Somalia, Jamal Mohamed Hassan, arrived in Puntland on Thursday for a week-long visit, landing at Garowe International Airport this afternoon.
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Min Jamal recieves warm welcome from constituents after airport mishap

Garowe (HOL) - The Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development of the Federal Government of Somalia, Jamal Mohamed Hassan, arrived in Puntland on Thursday for a week-long visit, landing at Garowe International Airport this afternoon.

Puntland forces block delegation waiting to receive Planning Minister Jamal Hassan in Garowe

Garowe, Puntland (HOL) - Puntland security forces reportedly under instructions from State President Abdullahi Deni barred a delegation which was to received Federal Planning Minister Jamal Hassan at Garowe Airport Thursday morning.
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Puntland forces block delegation waiting to receive Planning Minister Jamal Hassan in Garowe

Garowe, Puntland (HOL) - Puntland security forces reportedly under instructions from State President Abdullahi Deni barred a delegation which was to received Federal Planning Minister Jamal Hassan at Garowe Airport Thursday morning.

PM Roble, FMS leaders hold poll talks following cancellation of Garowe meeting

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Prime Minister Mohamed Roble held talks with Federal Member State leaders Wednesday night amid fears of cracks in the National Consultative Council in the wake of a simmering row between him and president Mohamed Farmaajo.
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PM Roble, FMS leaders hold poll talks following cancellation of Garowe meeting

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Prime Minister Mohamed Roble held talks with Federal Member State leaders Wednesday night amid fears of cracks in the National Consultative Council in the wake of a simmering row between him and president Mohamed Farmaajo.

Ilhan Omar tweets ‘don’t sell arms’ to rights violators as other Dems tee up $1B for Iron Dome

Rep. Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that Congress must not approve arms sales to nations accused of human rights violations, one day after she and other far-left House lawmakers forced the removal of $1 billion meant for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system fro
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Ilhan Omar tweets ‘don’t sell arms’ to rights violators as other Dems tee up $1B for Iron Dome

Rep. Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that Congress must not approve arms sales to nations accused of human rights violations, one day after she and other far-left House lawmakers forced the removal of $1 billion meant for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system from a massive government funding bill.

University Of Peace students encouraged to contribute to Somalia’s peacebuilding

Mogadishu – Coinciding with the International Day of Peace, a group of Somali students today graduated with master’s degrees in subjects with special relevance to peacebuilding in Somalia – and were encouraged to channel their learning towards the bette
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University Of Peace students encouraged to contribute to Somalia’s peacebuilding

Mogadishu – Coinciding with the International Day of Peace, a group of Somali students today graduated with master’s degrees in subjects with special relevance to peacebuilding in Somalia – and were encouraged to channel their learning towards the betterment of their country.

Detained Malaysian in Somalia receiving fair trial, says embassy

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A Malaysian man known as Ahmad Mustakim Abdul Hamid, who is currently under detention for allegedly entering Somalia to engage in the activities of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, is receiving a fair trial, says Somalia’s embassy in
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Detained Malaysian in Somalia receiving fair trial, says embassy

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A Malaysian man known as Ahmad Mustakim Abdul Hamid, who is currently under detention for allegedly entering Somalia to engage in the activities of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, is receiving a fair trial, says Somalia’s embassy in Malaysia.

Minneapolis man sentenced to 27 years for fatal shooting at St. Paul auto body shop

Mohamed Mohamud Farah had seen a lot of violence in his 31 years, Judge Leonardo Castro said Wednesday at Farah's sentencing hearing.
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Minneapolis man sentenced to 27 years for fatal shooting at St. Paul auto body shop

Mohamed Mohamud Farah had seen a lot of violence in his 31 years, Judge Leonardo Castro said Wednesday at Farah's sentencing hearing.

Somaliland Senate elections have finally been slated after a lengthy delay.

Mogadishu (HOL) - The delay was caused by differences between the Senate speaker Abdi Hashi and Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Gulaid.
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Somaliland Senate elections have finally been slated after a lengthy delay.

Mogadishu (HOL) - The delay was caused by differences between the Senate speaker Abdi Hashi and Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Gulaid.

Embattled spy chief lands in Mogadishu, meets with top security officials

Mogadishu (HOL) - Former National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) director, Fahad Yassin, arrived in Somalia on Tuesday and immediately met with some of the country's top leaders and army commanders.
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Embattled spy chief lands in Mogadishu, meets with top security officials

Mogadishu (HOL) - Former National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) director, Fahad Yassin, arrived in Somalia on Tuesday and immediately met with some of the country's top leaders and army commanders.

Cinema returns to Somalia with first public screening in 30 years

Somalia has hosted its first movie screening in 30 years under heavy security as the conflict-ravaged country hopes for a cultural renewal.
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Cinema returns to Somalia with first public screening in 30 years

Somalia has hosted its first movie screening in 30 years under heavy security as the conflict-ravaged country hopes for a cultural renewal.

Djibouti-Based Investors to Open Modern Abattoir in Ethiopia

African investors based in Djibouti have expressed intention to open a state-of-the-art abattoir in Ethiopia. The group of investors made the announcement during a three-day investment tour to Ethiopia, which aimed at assessing and adding value to the enormou
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Djibouti-Based Investors to Open Modern Abattoir in Ethiopia

African investors based in Djibouti have expressed intention to open a state-of-the-art abattoir in Ethiopia. The group of investors made the announcement during a three-day investment tour to Ethiopia, which aimed at assessing and adding value to the enormous and untapped massive livestock resource Ethiopia has.

Security Minister meets with Ikran Tahlil's family

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Federal Minister of Internal Security Abdullahi Mohamed Nur received Qali Mohamud Guhaad, the mother of Ikraan Tahliil Farah and other members of Ikraan Tahliil's family in his office in Mogadishu on Tuesday.
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Security Minister meets with Ikran Tahlil's family

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Federal Minister of Internal Security Abdullahi Mohamed Nur received Qali Mohamud Guhaad, the mother of Ikraan Tahliil Farah and other members of Ikraan Tahliil's family in his office in Mogadishu on Tuesday.

Sudan’s PM says coup plotters were military, non-military

Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok says people involved in coup attempt were ‘arrested for the first time’, adding that previous attempts were made.
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Sudan’s PM says coup plotters were military, non-military

Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok says people involved in coup attempt were ‘arrested for the first time’, adding that previous attempts were made.

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