Somalia



Somalia charges five foreigners with espionage, leaking of classified information

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A court in Mogadishu has issued summonses to six persons some of who are affiliated to a regional think tank banned by Somalia in 2018.
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Somalia charges five foreigners with espionage, leaking of classified information

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A court in Mogadishu has issued summonses to six persons some of who are affiliated to a regional think tank banned by Somalia in 2018.

Hyderabad woman tortured in Somalia, rescued

Hyderabad: A Hyderabad woman, who was allegedly held captive and tortured in Somalia by her husband since 2017, was rescued and the High Commission of India in Kenya helped her travel back to India.
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Hyderabad woman tortured in Somalia, rescued

Hyderabad: A Hyderabad woman, who was allegedly held captive and tortured in Somalia by her husband since 2017, was rescued and the High Commission of India in Kenya helped her travel back to India.

Somalia’s President Extends Term by Two Years, Drawing Condemnation

In a highly contentious move, Somalia’s president has extended his own term in office by two years, drawing condemnation from the United States and other allies who viewed it as a naked power grab that could upend faltering efforts to establish a functionin
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Somalia’s President Extends Term by Two Years, Drawing Condemnation

In a highly contentious move, Somalia’s president has extended his own term in office by two years, drawing condemnation from the United States and other allies who viewed it as a naked power grab that could upend faltering efforts to establish a functioning state in Somalia and defeat the insurgency by the extremist group Al Shabab.

I will not tolerate threats, Farmajo threatens diplomatic action against critics

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said he will not tolerate external interference and threats on sensitive internal matters.
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I will not tolerate threats, Farmajo threatens diplomatic action against critics

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said he will not tolerate external interference and threats on sensitive internal matters.

Muslim residents in Minneapolis exempt from curfew during Ramadan

Muslim community leaders and elected officials sprung into action Monday evening after a curfew was announced for several counties, and the Twin Cities remained in a state of emergency in response to the police killing of Daunte Wright.
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Muslim residents in Minneapolis exempt from curfew during Ramadan

Muslim community leaders and elected officials sprung into action Monday evening after a curfew was announced for several counties, and the Twin Cities remained in a state of emergency in response to the police killing of Daunte Wright.

UN Security Council to Meet on Tigray

A new meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tigray in Ethiopia, where fighting continues, will be held Thursday at the request of the United States, AFP learned Wednesday from diplomatic sources.
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UN Security Council to Meet on Tigray

A new meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tigray in Ethiopia, where fighting continues, will be held Thursday at the request of the United States, AFP learned Wednesday from diplomatic sources.

Deputy Mayor says Mogadishu is safe, calm

Mogadishu (HOL) - The atmosphere in Mogadishu is calm on Thursday morning after it was reported that there was a build-up of government troops on Mogadishu's busiest roads, especially in the Hodan district, late Wednesday evening.
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Deputy Mayor says Mogadishu is safe, calm

Mogadishu (HOL) - The atmosphere in Mogadishu is calm on Thursday morning after it was reported that there was a build-up of government troops on Mogadishu's busiest roads, especially in the Hodan district, late Wednesday evening.

Somaliland: Extension of Farmaajo’s term ‘tyrannical’ and threat to stability

HARGEISA (HOL) - The breakaway region of Somaliland has warned against instability in Somalia and the region following the extension of President Mohamed Farmaajo’s term echoing similar concerns by the international community.
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Somaliland: Extension of Farmaajo’s term ‘tyrannical’ and threat to stability

HARGEISA (HOL) - The breakaway region of Somaliland has warned against instability in Somalia and the region following the extension of President Mohamed Farmaajo’s term echoing similar concerns by the international community.

Somalia’s Elections, Pres. Farmaajo Has Eaten More than He Can Chew

As an outside observer on the tumultuous events surrounding the Somali elections, I cannot help but remember a time I was served my favourite meal and without thinking about where I have eaten more than I could swallow.
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Somalia’s Elections, Pres. Farmaajo Has Eaten More than He Can Chew

As an outside observer on the tumultuous events surrounding the Somali elections, I cannot help but remember a time I was served my favourite meal and without thinking about where I have eaten more than I could swallow.

Somali government «deeply dismayed» by comments from international partners

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Federal Government said that it was «deeply dismayed» on Wednesday to see statements from international partners that it says «misconstrues» the extension legislation as «unlawful term extensions»
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Somali government «deeply dismayed» by comments from international partners

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Federal Government said that it was «deeply dismayed» on Wednesday to see statements from international partners that it says «misconstrues» the extension legislation as «unlawful term extensions».

Somalia accuses international community of ‘blackmail’ to advance ‘regime change’

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has told off the international community accusing it of using ‘blackmail’ to advance its ‘regime change’ as key donors warn of sanctions and aid cuts following the extension of the president’s term in office.
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Somalia accuses international community of ‘blackmail’ to advance ‘regime change’

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has told off the international community accusing it of using ‘blackmail’ to advance its ‘regime change’ as key donors warn of sanctions and aid cuts following the extension of the president’s term in office.

Somalia: Landmine explosion kills 15 minibus passengers

At least 15 people were killed and several wounded on Wednesday when a minibus carrying civilians hit a landmine in southern Somalia, officials said.
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Somalia: Landmine explosion kills 15 minibus passengers

At least 15 people were killed and several wounded on Wednesday when a minibus carrying civilians hit a landmine in southern Somalia, officials said.

Extension of Farmaajo’s term ‘tyrannical’ and threat to stability- Somaliland

HARGEISA (HOL) - The breakaway region of Somaliland has warned against instability in Somalia and the region following the extension of President Mohamed Farmaajo’s term echoing similar concerns by the international community.
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Extension of Farmaajo’s term ‘tyrannical’ and threat to stability- Somaliland

HARGEISA (HOL) - The breakaway region of Somaliland has warned against instability in Somalia and the region following the extension of President Mohamed Farmaajo’s term echoing similar concerns by the international community.

US, UK consider reassessing bilateral relations with Somalia after Federal Government term extensions

Mogadishu (HOL) - The United States and the United Kingdom governments have voiced their opposition to the extension of Somalia's presidential and parliamentary terms by two years. President Farmajo formally signed the legislation on Tuesday despite objectio
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US, UK consider reassessing bilateral relations with Somalia after Federal Government term extensions

Mogadishu (HOL) - The United States and the United Kingdom governments have voiced their opposition to the extension of Somalia's presidential and parliamentary terms by two years. President Farmajo formally signed the legislation on Tuesday despite objection from Somalia's Upper House of Parliament.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.
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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.

Somali shops bring diversity to Turkish capital

Taking the opportunity of the rising number of their fellow nationals living in the Turkish capital, Somali entrepreneurs both earn and contribute to the country’s economy with various shops they opened in the city.
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Somali shops bring diversity to Turkish capital

Taking the opportunity of the rising number of their fellow nationals living in the Turkish capital, Somali entrepreneurs both earn and contribute to the country’s economy with various shops they opened in the city.

Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Center, other suburbs impose curfews after Wright killing, unrest

Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Center and a handful of other suburbs will once again implement curfews in the wake of two nights of unrest following the Sunday death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man killed by police in Brooklyn Center.
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Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Center, other suburbs impose curfews after Wright killing, unrest

Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Center and a handful of other suburbs will once again implement curfews in the wake of two nights of unrest following the Sunday death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man killed by police in Brooklyn Center.

Puntland, Jubaland leaders leave Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - The leaders of two regional states who have been at loggerheads with the federal government over how to settle the electoral crisis have officially departed Mogadishu on Tuesday.
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Puntland, Jubaland leaders leave Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - The leaders of two regional states who have been at loggerheads with the federal government over how to settle the electoral crisis have officially departed Mogadishu on Tuesday.

Somaliland President launches Ministry Of Education projects

Hargeisa (HOL) - The President of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, has inaugurated 106 buildings for the Somaliland Ministry of Education on Sunday, including the 'Aqoon-jirre' program and the Somaliland education channel.
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Somaliland President launches Ministry Of Education projects

Hargeisa (HOL) - The President of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, has inaugurated 106 buildings for the Somaliland Ministry of Education on Sunday, including the 'Aqoon-jirre' program and the Somaliland education channel.

Min Omar resigns from new cabinet portfolio

Mogadishu (HOL) - Mohamed Abdullahi Salat Omaar, a cabinet minister recently appointed to the lead Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, has resigned from his position on Monday, citing personal reasons.
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Min Omar resigns from new cabinet portfolio

Mogadishu (HOL) - Mohamed Abdullahi Salat Omaar, a cabinet minister recently appointed to the lead Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, has resigned from his position on Monday, citing personal reasons.

Ramadan during COVID-19: How Canadian Muslims are practising amid pandemic

Muhtaz Mansurey, a physician in Victoria B.C., watches old videos of his family in Libya eating together and gathering for the month of Ramadan.
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Ramadan during COVID-19: How Canadian Muslims are practising amid pandemic

Muhtaz Mansurey, a physician in Victoria B.C., watches old videos of his family in Libya eating together and gathering for the month of Ramadan.

Closing Camps Won’t Solve Kenya’s Refugee Problem

The Kenyan government has again issued an ultimatum to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide a plan and timeline for closing the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps. Though the government has issued these demands before, its new ult
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Closing Camps Won’t Solve Kenya’s Refugee Problem

The Kenyan government has again issued an ultimatum to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide a plan and timeline for closing the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps. Though the government has issued these demands before, its new ultimatum has caused anxiety for more than 400,000 Somali, South Sudanese, Congolese, and other refugees, many of whom have never known life outside these camps.

The Consequences of President Farmajo's Two-Year Term Extension

A new dawn embarked for Somalis today after thirty years of the collapse of the Siad Barre regime that grabbed power from the people of Somalia in 1969.
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The Consequences of President Farmajo's Two-Year Term Extension

A new dawn embarked for Somalis today after thirty years of the collapse of the Siad Barre regime that grabbed power from the people of Somalia in 1969.

Somali parliament extends president Farmaajo for two more years

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo got two more years in office today following the endorsement of a unilateral resolution by the country's Lower House. The parliament's decision almost certainly kills any negotiated settlement to the elector
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Somali parliament extends president Farmaajo for two more years

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo got two more years in office today following the endorsement of a unilateral resolution by the country's Lower House. The parliament's decision almost certainly kills any negotiated settlement to the electoral crisis that has gripped Somalia for months.

Somalia receives China-donated Sinopharm vaccines

Somalia on Sunday received 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China to boost the war against COVID-19 pandemic in the Horn of African State.
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Somalia receives China-donated Sinopharm vaccines

Somalia on Sunday received 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China to boost the war against COVID-19 pandemic in the Horn of African State.

Banaadir Police boss ‘orders’ parliament to stay home, says mandate over

Mogadishu (HOL) - A parliamentary session in Somalia's capital Mogadishu was derailed on Monday after a police commander announced that he was suspending the meeting.
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Banaadir Police boss ‘orders’ parliament to stay home, says mandate over

Mogadishu (HOL) - A parliamentary session in Somalia's capital Mogadishu was derailed on Monday after a police commander announced that he was suspending the meeting.

Banaadir police chief Sadak John fired shortly after ‘directing’ parliament to end business

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali Police Commissioner Gen. Abdi Hassan Mohamed Hijar has fired Banaadir Regional police chief Sadak Omar Mohamed shortly after he issued controversial orders warning parliament against conducting further business.
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Banaadir police chief Sadak John fired shortly after ‘directing’ parliament to end business

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali Police Commissioner Gen. Abdi Hassan Mohamed Hijar has fired Banaadir Regional police chief Sadak Omar Mohamed shortly after he issued controversial orders warning parliament against conducting further business.

Security tightened as lawmakers discuss electoral crisis

Mogadishu (HOL) - Security in Mogadishu has been tightened on Monday morning, with additional troops being deployed on all main roads in the city. The security build-up comes as federal lawmakers are expected to convene a parliamentary session.
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Security tightened as lawmakers discuss electoral crisis

Mogadishu (HOL) - Security in Mogadishu has been tightened on Monday morning, with additional troops being deployed on all main roads in the city. The security build-up comes as federal lawmakers are expected to convene a parliamentary session.

Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopian proposal for data sharing on Renaissance dam

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt and Sudan on Saturday rejected an Ethiopian proposal to share data on the operations of its giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile after negotiations between the three countries in Kinshasa this week ended without progress.
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Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopian proposal for data sharing on Renaissance dam

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt and Sudan on Saturday rejected an Ethiopian proposal to share data on the operations of its giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile after negotiations between the three countries in Kinshasa this week ended without progress.

Somali PM makes minor cabinet reshuffle, two ministers swapped

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia's prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble has today replaced two ministers in what would be his first mini cabinet reshuffle since he assumed office last September.
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Somali PM makes minor cabinet reshuffle, two ministers swapped

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia's prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble has today replaced two ministers in what would be his first mini cabinet reshuffle since he assumed office last September.

UN, African Union and EU press Somalia for electoral deal

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The UN and three other intergovernmental organisations have urged Somali leaders to resolve the ongoing political stalemate in yet another demand by the international community as the electoral gridlock continues.
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UN, African Union and EU press Somalia for electoral deal

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The UN and three other intergovernmental organisations have urged Somali leaders to resolve the ongoing political stalemate in yet another demand by the international community as the electoral gridlock continues.

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