Somalia



Fighting Shabab and the Presence of AMISOM in Somalia

The recent remarks by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud about the fight against the terrorist group and anti-peace Al-Shabaab came at the right time, although some may argue it is too little too late. While addressing the nation, the president said, "Somalia ha
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Fighting Shabab and the Presence of AMISOM in Somalia

The recent remarks by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud about the fight against the terrorist group and anti-peace Al-Shabaab came at the right time, although some may argue it is too little too late. While addressing the nation, the president said, "Somalia has only one enemy

ATMIS boosts Somali forces for terrorist ops

ATMIS, the African Union (AU) mission in Somalia, provided air and indirect fire support to elements of the Somali National Armed Forces in a number of exchanges with “terrorists”.
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ATMIS boosts Somali forces for terrorist ops

ATMIS, the African Union (AU) mission in Somalia, provided air and indirect fire support to elements of the Somali National Armed Forces in a number of exchanges with “terrorists”.

More than 50 killed in northern Ethiopia air strike, say aid workers and Tigray forces

NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Reuters) - More than 50 people were killed in an air strike on Tuesday that hit a school in northern Ethiopia's Tigray region that was sheltering people displaced by conflict between the federal and regional governments, two aid workers and Ti
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More than 50 killed in northern Ethiopia air strike, say aid workers and Tigray forces

NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Reuters) - More than 50 people were killed in an air strike on Tuesday that hit a school in northern Ethiopia's Tigray region that was sheltering people displaced by conflict between the federal and regional governments, two aid workers and Tigray forces said.

Veteran Somali female circumciser swaps razor blade for a softer trade after cutting 10,000 girls

(ERGO) – Sahra Mohamud Dool, 55, estimates that she must have cut more than 10,000 Somali girls during her 15 years working as a circumciser in southern Somalia’s Kismayo.
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Veteran Somali female circumciser swaps razor blade for a softer trade after cutting 10,000 girls

(ERGO) – Sahra Mohamud Dool, 55, estimates that she must have cut more than 10,000 Somali girls during her 15 years working as a circumciser in southern Somalia’s Kismayo.

Africa’s Pulse: An analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future

Global headwinds are slowing Africa’s economic growth as countries continue to contend with rising inflation, hindering progress on poverty reduction. The risk of stagflation comes at a time when high interest rates and debt are forcing African governments
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Africa’s Pulse: An analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future

Global headwinds are slowing Africa’s economic growth as countries continue to contend with rising inflation, hindering progress on poverty reduction. The risk of stagflation comes at a time when high interest rates and debt are forcing African governments to make difficult choices as they try to protect people’s jobs, purchasing power and development gains.

Somali Minister of Petroleum attends African Oil Week conference in South Africa

Mogadishu (HOL) - A delegation led by the Minister of Petroleum and Minerals of Somalia, Abdirisaaq Omar Mohamed, attended the African Oil Week conference held in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday.
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Somali Minister of Petroleum attends African Oil Week conference in South Africa

Mogadishu (HOL) - A delegation led by the Minister of Petroleum and Minerals of Somalia, Abdirisaaq Omar Mohamed, attended the African Oil Week conference held in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday.

Aid agencies warn of looming catastrophe in Somalia

Aid agencies and local officials in Somalia have warned of a looming catastrophe, with hundreds of thousands threatened by starvation unless aid is urgently stepped up.
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Aid agencies warn of looming catastrophe in Somalia

Aid agencies and local officials in Somalia have warned of a looming catastrophe, with hundreds of thousands threatened by starvation unless aid is urgently stepped up.

Ethiopia Tigray Rebels Withdraw from Parts of Amhara

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Ethiopia's Tigray rebels have said they are withdrawing from parts of the neighboring Amhara region, which they entered shortly after renewed hostilities broke out with federal government forces in August.
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Ethiopia Tigray Rebels Withdraw from Parts of Amhara

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Ethiopia's Tigray rebels have said they are withdrawing from parts of the neighboring Amhara region, which they entered shortly after renewed hostilities broke out with federal government forces in August.

Somali regional state's Liyu police capture army bases from al Shabab

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali regional state's Liyu police captured army positions from al Shabab in Yeed district in Somalia's Bakool region following heavy security operations on Tuesday.
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Somali regional state's Liyu police capture army bases from al Shabab

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali regional state's Liyu police captured army positions from al Shabab in Yeed district in Somalia's Bakool region following heavy security operations on Tuesday.

EJN concludes three-day workshop in Maldives for journalists from Indian Ocean countries

Mogadishu (HOL) - Fifteen journalists from eleven Indian Ocean countries, including Somalia, attended Earth Journalism Network's Indian Ocean Marine Science workshop in the Maldives.
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EJN concludes three-day workshop in Maldives for journalists from Indian Ocean countries

Mogadishu (HOL) - Fifteen journalists from eleven Indian Ocean countries, including Somalia, attended Earth Journalism Network's Indian Ocean Marine Science workshop in the Maldives.

Somali journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur killed while covering security operation

Nairobi, October 3, 2022 — In response to reports that Somali National TV journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur was killed in a bomb attack on Friday, September 30, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:
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Somali journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur killed while covering security operation

Nairobi, October 3, 2022 — In response to reports that Somali National TV journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur was killed in a bomb attack on Friday, September 30, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:

Ugandan officials screening for Ebola at border

Health officials at a major Uganda-Kenya border crossing say they have intensified screening of cargo truckers and other travellers to prevent the export of Ebola cases.
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Ugandan officials screening for Ebola at border

Health officials at a major Uganda-Kenya border crossing say they have intensified screening of cargo truckers and other travellers to prevent the export of Ebola cases.

Somalia U17 defeats Ethiopia in AFCON qualifier

Addis Ababa (HOL) - Somalia Under-17 Football National Team beat rivals Ethiopia 1-0 on Monday in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Zonal Qualifiers for the 2023 U17 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
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Somalia U17 defeats Ethiopia in AFCON qualifier

Addis Ababa (HOL) - Somalia Under-17 Football National Team beat rivals Ethiopia 1-0 on Monday in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Zonal Qualifiers for the 2023 U17 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Somali leaders condemned triple blast in Beledweyne, urge SNA to push on with offensive

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre have extended their condolences to the families and relatives of the people killed in a triple suicide car bombing in Beledweyne on Monday.
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Somali leaders condemned triple blast in Beledweyne, urge SNA to push on with offensive

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre have extended their condolences to the families and relatives of the people killed in a triple suicide car bombing in Beledweyne on Monday.

Minister among 20 people killed in three explosions in central Somalia

Beledweyne (HOL) - At least 20 people were killed, including state ministers, and 30 others injured after a triple explosion in Beledweyne on Monday.
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Minister among 20 people killed in three explosions in central Somalia

Beledweyne (HOL) - At least 20 people were killed, including state ministers, and 30 others injured after a triple explosion in Beledweyne on Monday.

US confirms airstrike killed senior Al Qaeda operative in Somalia

Mogadishu (HOL) - U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has confirmed a U.S. airstrike killed an al-Shabaab leader near Jilib, about 370 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu, on October 1.
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US confirms airstrike killed senior Al Qaeda operative in Somalia

Mogadishu (HOL) - U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has confirmed a U.S. airstrike killed an al-Shabaab leader near Jilib, about 370 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu, on October 1.

Al Shabaab's #2 man killed by Somali government forces

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's federal government said that one of the al-Shabaab co-founders, Abdullahi Nadir, was killed during an operation in the Shabaab-controlled area of Haramka by government security forces on Saturday.
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Al Shabaab's #2 man killed by Somali government forces

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's federal government said that one of the al-Shabaab co-founders, Abdullahi Nadir, was killed during an operation in the Shabaab-controlled area of Haramka by government security forces on Saturday.

Personal reflection from former Somali Telecom Minister at the Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 (PP-22) in Bucharest

The Plenipotentiary Conference is the most important event for the highest policy-making body of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the global tech industry that engages government and influences this sector. Held every four years, it is th
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Personal reflection from former Somali Telecom Minister at the Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 (PP-22) in Bucharest

The Plenipotentiary Conference is the most important event for the highest policy-making body of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the global tech industry that engages government and influences this sector. Held every four years, it is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the organization, thereby determining the organization’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide.

U.N. ship to deliver Ukrainian wheat to Somalia, infrastructure ministry says

KYIV (Reuters) - A fifth vessel chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), NEW ISLAND, has arrived at Ukraine's Black Sea port of Chornomorsk and will deliver Ukrainian wheat to Somalia, Ukraine's infrastructure ministry said on Sunday.
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U.N. ship to deliver Ukrainian wheat to Somalia, infrastructure ministry says

KYIV (Reuters) - A fifth vessel chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), NEW ISLAND, has arrived at Ukraine's Black Sea port of Chornomorsk and will deliver Ukrainian wheat to Somalia, Ukraine's infrastructure ministry said on Sunday.

Hiiraan Governor warns military officials slowing down offensive as Al Shabaab takes back territory

Beledweyne (HOL) - Somalia's al Shabab insurgents reportedly recaptured Yasoman and Moqokori districts in the Hiiraan region on Saturday after Somali government forces backed local pro-government militia groups withdrew from the recently liberated communities
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Hiiraan Governor warns military officials slowing down offensive as Al Shabaab takes back territory

Beledweyne (HOL) - Somalia's al Shabab insurgents reportedly recaptured Yasoman and Moqokori districts in the Hiiraan region on Saturday after Somali government forces backed local pro-government militia groups withdrew from the recently liberated communities.

Somalia, Ethiopia renew cooperation, sign deal to strengthen ties

Somalia and Ethiopia say they will work together to protect each other’s territories, including requesting the UN Security Council to lift an age-old arms embargo on Mogadishu.
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Somalia, Ethiopia renew cooperation, sign deal to strengthen ties

Somalia and Ethiopia say they will work together to protect each other’s territories, including requesting the UN Security Council to lift an age-old arms embargo on Mogadishu.

Elon Musk texts with others about Twitter are strange to read

On Thursday, a giant cache of Elon Musk’s text messages became public via court documents filed in an ongoing legal dispute over whether the Tesla CEO must make good on his offer to buy Twitter. The texts, which include correspondence with such people as fo
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Elon Musk texts with others about Twitter are strange to read

On Thursday, a giant cache of Elon Musk’s text messages became public via court documents filed in an ongoing legal dispute over whether the Tesla CEO must make good on his offer to buy Twitter. The texts, which include correspondence with such people as former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Joe Rogan, outline Musk’s shifting thinking on the deal — what he believed the company was worth, and what he would try to do with it.

Somaliland's House of Elders approves multi-year term extensions for itself and president

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland House of Elders extended President Muse Bihi Abdi's term of office by two years on Saturday, and the tenure of the House of Elders was also extended by five years.
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Somaliland's House of Elders approves multi-year term extensions for itself and president

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland House of Elders extended President Muse Bihi Abdi's term of office by two years on Saturday, and the tenure of the House of Elders was also extended by five years.

Al Shabab killed 12 civilians at a water well in Gedi region and burned their bodies

Mogadishu (HOL) - Al Shabab militants killed 12 civilians drilling a well in drought-ravaged southern Somalia on Friday.
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Al Shabab killed 12 civilians at a water well in Gedi region and burned their bodies

Mogadishu (HOL) - Al Shabab militants killed 12 civilians drilling a well in drought-ravaged southern Somalia on Friday.

Somali leaders remember fallen Mogadishu Police Commissioner

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre and former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo have expressed their condolences over the killing of Mogadishu's Police Commissioner, Farhan Mohamoud Adan 'Qarole' in a l
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Somali leaders remember fallen Mogadishu Police Commissioner

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre and former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo have expressed their condolences over the killing of Mogadishu's Police Commissioner, Farhan Mohamoud Adan 'Qarole' in a landmine explosion in the Middle Shabelle region.

Road accident in Middle Shabelle kills intelligence agents

Mogadishu (HOL) - At least two government intelligence soldiers were killed, and eight others were injured when a military vehicle they were travelling in overturned in the vicinity of Bal'ad town in the Middle Shabelle region.
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Road accident in Middle Shabelle kills intelligence agents

Mogadishu (HOL) - At least two government intelligence soldiers were killed, and eight others were injured when a military vehicle they were travelling in overturned in the vicinity of Bal'ad town in the Middle Shabelle region.

Al-Shabab Fighters Kill Crew Drilling Well in Southern Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) - Islamist militants from al-Shabab on Friday killed 12 people drilling a well in drought-ravaged southern Somalia, a local resident and official said.
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Al-Shabab Fighters Kill Crew Drilling Well in Southern Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) - Islamist militants from al-Shabab on Friday killed 12 people drilling a well in drought-ravaged southern Somalia, a local resident and official said.

TV Journalist’s killing highlights professional risks to journalism in Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is saddened by and condemns in the strongest terms the death of journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur, a reporter for Somali National Television (SNTV), who was killed today at around 11:30am,
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TV Journalist’s killing highlights professional risks to journalism in Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is saddened by and condemns in the strongest terms the death of journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur, a reporter for Somali National Television (SNTV), who was killed today at around 11:30am,

Sports Ministry and Interpeace sign MoU to advance Somali youth peacebuilding processes

he Ministry of Youth and Sports, Federal Government of Somalia and Interpeace, an international organization for peacebuilding based in Geneva, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner in empowering Somali youth to be agents of transformative cha
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Sports Ministry and Interpeace sign MoU to advance Somali youth peacebuilding processes

he Ministry of Youth and Sports, Federal Government of Somalia and Interpeace, an international organization for peacebuilding based in Geneva, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner in empowering Somali youth to be agents of transformative change and actively participate in the state-building process. The signing ceremony took place on Wednesday, 28 September, at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Mogadishu.

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