Somalia



Vote counting close to completion in Puntland local government elections

Mogadishu (HOL) - The vote-counting process for the historic local government elections in Puntland is nearing its conclusion, with several political parties vying closely for the lead.

AU welcomes ICC prosecutor's bid for Netanyahu arrest

The African Union Commission has welcomed ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan's application for arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Gaza attacks.
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AU welcomes ICC prosecutor's bid for Netanyahu arrest

The African Union Commission has welcomed ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan's application for arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Gaza attacks.

Somali President's Adviser slams Puntland leader's absence from constitution talks

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President's Adviser on Constitutional Affairs, Hussein Sheikh Mohamud, has accused Puntland leader Said Abdullahi Deni of absenting himself from the negotiation table due to his own political interests.
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Somali President's Adviser slams Puntland leader's absence from constitution talks

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President's Adviser on Constitutional Affairs, Hussein Sheikh Mohamud, has accused Puntland leader Said Abdullahi Deni of absenting himself from the negotiation table due to his own political interests.

FBI uncovers $25 million fraud at Shakopee's Empire Cuisine in $250 million Feeding Our Future case

Minneapolis (HOL) — An FBI forensic accountant testified Tuesday that Empire Cuisine, a Shakopee-based restaurant, received $25 million in federal funds but spent only $3 million on food, revealing a pattern of significant financial fraud in the Feeding Ou
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FBI uncovers $25 million fraud at Shakopee's Empire Cuisine in $250 million Feeding Our Future case

Minneapolis (HOL) — An FBI forensic accountant testified Tuesday that Empire Cuisine, a Shakopee-based restaurant, received $25 million in federal funds but spent only $3 million on food, revealing a pattern of significant financial fraud in the Feeding Our Future trial.

Kenya’s President Ruto visits US as police deployment to Haiti takes shape

Kenyan President William Ruto is on a visit to the United States this week, amid efforts to deepen economic and security cooperation between the two countries, as well as launch a long-stalled police deployment to Haiti.
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Kenya’s President Ruto visits US as police deployment to Haiti takes shape

Kenyan President William Ruto is on a visit to the United States this week, amid efforts to deepen economic and security cooperation between the two countries, as well as launch a long-stalled police deployment to Haiti.

Southwest President urges support for relief efforts ahead of cyclone Ialy

Mogadishu (HOL) - Southwest regional state President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed visited the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) Headquarters in Mogadishu on Tuesday, a day after the agency issued a warning about the impending Tropical Cyclone Ialy in the s
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Southwest President urges support for relief efforts ahead of cyclone Ialy

Mogadishu (HOL) - Southwest regional state President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed visited the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) Headquarters in Mogadishu on Tuesday, a day after the agency issued a warning about the impending Tropical Cyclone Ialy in the southwestern and southern regions.

How to curb unlawful fishing off East Africa coast

The term illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing may only be well understood in the blue economy sphere, but the problem it describes poses a significant threat to marine ecosystems and coastal communities worldwide.
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How to curb unlawful fishing off East Africa coast

The term illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing may only be well understood in the blue economy sphere, but the problem it describes poses a significant threat to marine ecosystems and coastal communities worldwide.

Trailblazing Somali mother guides other mothers towards positive change

Each mother in the support group is informed about the importance of breastfeeding, with a special emphasis on encouraging them to breastfeed their infants exclusively for the first six months.
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Trailblazing Somali mother guides other mothers towards positive change

Each mother in the support group is informed about the importance of breastfeeding, with a special emphasis on encouraging them to breastfeed their infants exclusively for the first six months.

Al-Shabaab member sentenced to death for murder of Mogadishu woman

Mogadishu (HOL) - A member of the Al-Shabaab group was sentenced to death today by a military court on Tuesday for the murder of Khadijo Siyad Mohamed in Mogadishu.
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Al-Shabaab member sentenced to death for murder of Mogadishu woman

Mogadishu (HOL) - A member of the Al-Shabaab group was sentenced to death today by a military court on Tuesday for the murder of Khadijo Siyad Mohamed in Mogadishu.

Somalia issues tropical storm warning

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- Somalia's disaster agency on Tuesday issued a warning about the impending Tropical Cyclone Ialy, which is expected to make landfall in the southwestern and southern regions as well as the capital of Mogadishu.
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Somalia issues tropical storm warning

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- Somalia's disaster agency on Tuesday issued a warning about the impending Tropical Cyclone Ialy, which is expected to make landfall in the southwestern and southern regions as well as the capital of Mogadishu.

Somaliland claims Ethiopian consulate upgrade to embassy, Ethiopia yet to confirm

Hargiesa (HOL) — Ethiopia has reportedly upgraded its consular office in Hargeisa, Somaliland, to full embassy status, according to Somaliland officials. The announcement, made during the 33rd anniversary of Somaliland’s self-declared independence from So
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Somaliland claims Ethiopian consulate upgrade to embassy, Ethiopia yet to confirm

Hargiesa (HOL) — Ethiopia has reportedly upgraded its consular office in Hargeisa, Somaliland, to full embassy status, according to Somaliland officials. The announcement, made during the 33rd anniversary of Somaliland’s self-declared independence from Somalia on May 18, was confirmed by Somaliland President Musa Bihi Abdi and Minister of Information, Culture, and National Guidance, Ali Mohamed Hassan, also known as Ali Marehaan.

‘The Village Next to Paradise’ review: A promising debut wonders how we can find meaning in a world of brutality

Cannes: Somali-Austrian director Mo Harawe’s debut feature takes a nuanced, if brutal, approach to illustrating the way that war can interfere with the traditional milestones of life and death.
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‘The Village Next to Paradise’ review: A promising debut wonders how we can find meaning in a world of brutality

Cannes: Somali-Austrian director Mo Harawe’s debut feature takes a nuanced, if brutal, approach to illustrating the way that war can interfere with the traditional milestones of life and death.

Puntland military court sentences four al-Shabab affiliates to death and prison terms

Bosaso (HOL) - A Puntland military court sentenced four defendants to death and prison terms on Tuesday for their links to the al-Shabab militant group.
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Puntland military court sentences four al-Shabab affiliates to death and prison terms

Bosaso (HOL) - A Puntland military court sentenced four defendants to death and prison terms on Tuesday for their links to the al-Shabab militant group.

SSC-Khatumo leader warns Somaliland against new war in Sool region

Las Anod (HOL) - The leader of the SSC-Khatumo administration, Abdikhadir Ahmed Aw-Ali Firdhiye, has warned Somaliland against instigating another war in the Sool, Sanaag, and Ayn regions, stating that they will defend their areas.
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SSC-Khatumo leader warns Somaliland against new war in Sool region

Las Anod (HOL) - The leader of the SSC-Khatumo administration, Abdikhadir Ahmed Aw-Ali Firdhiye, has warned Somaliland against instigating another war in the Sool, Sanaag, and Ayn regions, stating that they will defend their areas.

Somali President and Russian Ambassador discuss security, humanitarian issues

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with the Russian Ambassador to Djibouti and Somalia, Mikhail Golovanov, in Mogadishu on Monday.
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Somali President and Russian Ambassador discuss security, humanitarian issues

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with the Russian Ambassador to Djibouti and Somalia, Mikhail Golovanov, in Mogadishu on Monday.

WATCH: In Kenya, media hub helps journalists in exile

Journalists living in exile in Kenya are finding support to continue working in their professions, thanks to a fellowship provided by media groups. From Nairobi, Victoria Amunga has more. Camera and video: Jimmy Makhulo.
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WATCH: In Kenya, media hub helps journalists in exile

Journalists living in exile in Kenya are finding support to continue working in their professions, thanks to a fellowship provided by media groups. From Nairobi, Victoria Amunga has more. Camera and video: Jimmy Makhulo.

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Israel's Netanyahu and Hamas leaders

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Monday he had requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defence chief and three Hamas leaders over alleged war crimes.
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ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Israel's Netanyahu and Hamas leaders

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Monday he had requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defence chief and three Hamas leaders over alleged war crimes.

Somali President expresses condolences over Iranian President Raisi's death

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Monday sent a message of condolence to Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber following the unfortunate death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter accident.
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Somali President expresses condolences over Iranian President Raisi's death

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Monday sent a message of condolence to Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber following the unfortunate death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter accident.

Somali Federal and State Security Ministers discuss strategy as ATMIS troops withdrawal continues

Dhusamareb (HOL) – A meeting between Federal and Regional State Ministers of Internal Security and police command has commenced in Dhusamareb town on Sunday to discuss security issues amid ATMIS troops withdrawal continues.
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Somali Federal and State Security Ministers discuss strategy as ATMIS troops withdrawal continues

Dhusamareb (HOL) – A meeting between Federal and Regional State Ministers of Internal Security and police command has commenced in Dhusamareb town on Sunday to discuss security issues amid ATMIS troops withdrawal continues.

Puntland military court tries five men accused of aiding al-Shabab in Bosaso

Bosaso (HOL) - Five men allegedly working with the al-Shabab militant group appeared before a Puntland military court in Bosaso on Monday.
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Puntland military court tries five men accused of aiding al-Shabab in Bosaso

Bosaso (HOL) - Five men allegedly working with the al-Shabab militant group appeared before a Puntland military court in Bosaso on Monday.

Man City win Premier League title: Guardiola's casts doubt on new deal

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has raised the prospect he will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of next season.
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Man City win Premier League title: Guardiola's casts doubt on new deal

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has raised the prospect he will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of next season.

Former Somali President slams National Consultative Council decisions

Mogadishu (HOL) - Former Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has opposed the decisions made at the National Consultative Council meeting in Mogadishu, describing them as exacerbating political tensions in the country.
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Former Somali President slams National Consultative Council decisions

Mogadishu (HOL) - Former Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has opposed the decisions made at the National Consultative Council meeting in Mogadishu, describing them as exacerbating political tensions in the country.

UN says 800,000 people have fled Rafah as Israel kills dozens in Gaza

Nearly 800,000 Palestinians have been displaced from Rafah since Israel launched its offensive against the southern Gaza city last week, Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has said.
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UN says 800,000 people have fled Rafah as Israel kills dozens in Gaza

Nearly 800,000 Palestinians have been displaced from Rafah since Israel launched its offensive against the southern Gaza city last week, Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has said.

Somali military court sentences ex-officer to death for Barber shop killing

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Court of First Instance of the Somali Armed Forces sentenced former military officer Daud Bashir Adow to death on Saturday for the deliberate killing of Said Abdi Musa.
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Somali military court sentences ex-officer to death for Barber shop killing

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Court of First Instance of the Somali Armed Forces sentenced former military officer Daud Bashir Adow to death on Saturday for the deliberate killing of Said Abdi Musa.

Somali army forces kill al-Shabab operative in Lower Shabelle region

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali army forces killed an al-Shabab operative identified as Abdulkadir Haji Enow during a planned security operation in the Lower Shabelle region on Saturday.
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Somali army forces kill al-Shabab operative in Lower Shabelle region

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali army forces killed an al-Shabab operative identified as Abdulkadir Haji Enow during a planned security operation in the Lower Shabelle region on Saturday.

Puntland leader rejects outcomes of National Consultative Council (NCC) meeting

Garowe (HOL) - Puntland regional state leader, Said Abdullahi Deni, opposed the decisions made at the National Consultative Council (NCC) meeting held in Mogadishu last week.
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Puntland leader rejects outcomes of National Consultative Council (NCC) meeting

Garowe (HOL) - Puntland regional state leader, Said Abdullahi Deni, opposed the decisions made at the National Consultative Council (NCC) meeting held in Mogadishu last week.

Self-declared state of Somaliland celebrates 33rd Independence Anniversary

Hargeisa (HOL) - The self-declared state of Somaliland celebrated its 33rd anniversary of independence on Saturday with colourful events held throughout the Somaliland regions.
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Self-declared state of Somaliland celebrates 33rd Independence Anniversary

Hargeisa (HOL) - The self-declared state of Somaliland celebrated its 33rd anniversary of independence on Saturday with colourful events held throughout the Somaliland regions.

They were treating waves of wounded in Gaza. Then an Israeli assault trapped the foreign doctors

The 35 American and other international doctors came to Gaza in volunteer teams to help one of the territory’s few hospitals still functioning. They brought suitcases full of medical supplies and had trained for one of the worst war zones in the world. The
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They were treating waves of wounded in Gaza. Then an Israeli assault trapped the foreign doctors

The 35 American and other international doctors came to Gaza in volunteer teams to help one of the territory’s few hospitals still functioning. They brought suitcases full of medical supplies and had trained for one of the worst war zones in the world. They knew the health care system was decimated and overwhelmed.

XILKA UGAASKU MEERTO DHAXAL, BALSE MIDWALBA IYO MARXALADIIS

Waxaa 13kii bishaan Maajo 2024, degaanka Daaro-Ugaas ee nawaaxiga Degmada Halgan, si rasmi ah uga fulay munaasabad si weyn looga soo qaybgalay ku astaysan Caleemo-saarkii iyo Caano-shubkii Ugaaska 21aad beesha Xawaadle: Ugaas Yuusuf Ugaas Xasan Ugaas Khaliif
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XILKA UGAASKU MEERTO DHAXAL, BALSE MIDWALBA IYO MARXALADIIS

Waxaa 13kii bishaan Maajo 2024, degaanka Daaro-Ugaas ee nawaaxiga Degmada Halgan, si rasmi ah uga fulay munaasabad si weyn looga soo qaybgalay ku astaysan Caleemo-saarkii iyo Caano-shubkii Ugaaska 21aad beesha Xawaadle: Ugaas Yuusuf Ugaas Xasan Ugaas Khaliif Ugaas Rooble.

33 years have passed since Somaliland reclaimed its independence from Somalia

May is one of the most important months for Somaliland, it is the month when Somaliland regained its independence from Somalia. Historically Somaliland’s independence goes back to June 26th 1960 when the nation gained its independence from the United Kingdo
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33 years have passed since Somaliland reclaimed its independence from Somalia

May is one of the most important months for Somaliland, it is the month when Somaliland regained its independence from Somalia. Historically Somaliland’s independence goes back to June 26th 1960 when the nation gained its independence from the United Kingdom.

Somaliland eyes Ethiopia's recognition amid Somalia tensions

Somaliland is keen to conclude a controversial deal with Ethiopia that would see Addis Ababa recognize Somaliland as an independent state. Somalia's strong opposition to the deal could increase already tense relations.
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Somaliland eyes Ethiopia's recognition amid Somalia tensions

Somaliland is keen to conclude a controversial deal with Ethiopia that would see Addis Ababa recognize Somaliland as an independent state. Somalia's strong opposition to the deal could increase already tense relations.

Minnesota attorney general dissolves 17 nonprofits in $250 million child nutrition fraud

Minneapolis (HOL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has announced the dissolution of 17 state nonprofits implicated in a colossal fraud scheme involving the Federal Child Nutrition program, which totalled an estimated $250 million. These actions ar
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Minnesota attorney general dissolves 17 nonprofits in $250 million child nutrition fraud

Minneapolis (HOL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has announced the dissolution of 17 state nonprofits implicated in a colossal fraud scheme involving the Federal Child Nutrition program, which totalled an estimated $250 million. These actions are a response to the extensive investigations sparked by the scandal surrounding the Feeding Our Future organization.

Mogadishu implements all-inclusive strategy for maritime security

Somali officials have strengthened their skills in decision-making and policy development through an IMO-led workshop focusing on a 'whole of government' approach to maritime security.
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Mogadishu implements all-inclusive strategy for maritime security

Somali officials have strengthened their skills in decision-making and policy development through an IMO-led workshop focusing on a 'whole of government' approach to maritime security.

Witnesses parse trove of text messages as Feeding Our Future trial continues in its third week

Attempts to show legitimate examples of handing out free food to needy families and text messages plotting how to buy property in Kenya are dominating the third week of proceedings in the Feeding Our Future trial in Minneapolis.
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Witnesses parse trove of text messages as Feeding Our Future trial continues in its third week

Attempts to show legitimate examples of handing out free food to needy families and text messages plotting how to buy property in Kenya are dominating the third week of proceedings in the Feeding Our Future trial in Minneapolis.

Somali government deploys troops to quell deadly inter-clan fighting in Middle Shabelle

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali government deployed a large number of heavily armed troops to the Middle Shabelle region, where deadly inter-clan fighting has occurred over the past two weeks.
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Somali government deploys troops to quell deadly inter-clan fighting in Middle Shabelle

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali government deployed a large number of heavily armed troops to the Middle Shabelle region, where deadly inter-clan fighting has occurred over the past two weeks.

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