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.

Sharif Haji becomes first Somali-Canadian elected to Alberta's parliament

Edmonton (HOL) - The New Democratic Party's Sharif Haji clinched a historic victory on Tuesday in Alberta's provincial election, becoming the first Somali-Canadian elected to Alberta's Parliament. In a closely-watched contest, Haji outperformed fellow Somali-
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Sharif Haji becomes first Somali-Canadian elected to Alberta's parliament

Edmonton (HOL) - The New Democratic Party's Sharif Haji clinched a historic victory on Tuesday in Alberta's provincial election, becoming the first Somali-Canadian elected to Alberta's Parliament. In a closely-watched contest, Haji outperformed fellow Somali-Canadian Sayid Ahmed, a Conservative candidate, winning the Edmonton-Decore seat with 52.5% of the votes.

Cholera catastrophe looming at Kenya refugee camp, aid group warns

Health care providers in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp say an ongoing cholera outbreak is becoming a looming catastrophe. Doctors Without Borders has described the six-month-long cholera outbreak as the worst yet, amid an influx of new refugees from Somalia.
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Cholera catastrophe looming at Kenya refugee camp, aid group warns

Health care providers in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp say an ongoing cholera outbreak is becoming a looming catastrophe. Doctors Without Borders has described the six-month-long cholera outbreak as the worst yet, amid an influx of new refugees from Somalia.

Campaigners appeal for nurses’ help in ending FGM

With just one question, nurses can play a key part in uncovering and ending a horrific form of abuse affecting women and girls across the world. This is the message from campaigners who have issued a direct appeal for nurses’ help in their fight against fem
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Campaigners appeal for nurses’ help in ending FGM

With just one question, nurses can play a key part in uncovering and ending a horrific form of abuse affecting women and girls across the world. This is the message from campaigners who have issued a direct appeal for nurses’ help in their fight against female genital mutilation (FGM).

Somali man accused of killing a Parkwood boy over a lighter appears in court

Cape Town - The shopkeeper accused of shooting a teen Parkwood soccer player over a lighter has made his first appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.
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Somali man accused of killing a Parkwood boy over a lighter appears in court

Cape Town - The shopkeeper accused of shooting a teen Parkwood soccer player over a lighter has made his first appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.

Prominent Somali politicians protest at election overhaul deal

MOGADISHU: A group of leading Somali politicians denounced Monday a move to overhaul the country’s electoral system and introduce universal suffrage, charging that there was a lack of broad consultation and that some of the proposals were unconstitutional.
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Prominent Somali politicians protest at election overhaul deal

MOGADISHU: A group of leading Somali politicians denounced Monday a move to overhaul the country’s electoral system and introduce universal suffrage, charging that there was a lack of broad consultation and that some of the proposals were unconstitutional.

Qatar strongly condemns attack on peacekeeping forces in Somalia

Qatar expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the attack that targeted the Ugandan peacekeepers participating in the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), which resulted in deaths.
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Qatar strongly condemns attack on peacekeeping forces in Somalia

Qatar expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the attack that targeted the Ugandan peacekeepers participating in the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), which resulted in deaths.

VIDEO: Mogadishu residents welcome introduction of direct vote

The decision by Somalia's leaders to change the country's electoral process from an indirect clan-based system to a one-man, one-vote dispensation has been welcomed by many in the capital Mogadishu.
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VIDEO: Mogadishu residents welcome introduction of direct vote

The decision by Somalia's leaders to change the country's electoral process from an indirect clan-based system to a one-man, one-vote dispensation has been welcomed by many in the capital Mogadishu.

Mogadishu Book fair drives literary revival

The Mogadishu Book Fair, an annual literary event that was launched in 2015, took place last week after a three-year break because of the COVID pandemic. The fair, meant to promote reading and Somali culture and heritage by bringing together literary creativ
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Mogadishu Book fair drives literary revival

The Mogadishu Book Fair, an annual literary event that was launched in 2015, took place last week after a three-year break because of the COVID pandemic. The fair, meant to promote reading and Somali culture and heritage by bringing together literary creatives and young people, was held at the National Theatre of Somalia. Mohamed Sheikh Nor has more from Mogadishu.

Political leaders oppose NCC's election agreement; Farmaajo stands alone in supporting decisions

Mogadishu (HOL) - A group of prominent politicians, including a former President and Prime Ministers, has opposed the decisions made during the recently concluded National Consultative Council meeting.
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Political leaders oppose NCC's election agreement; Farmaajo stands alone in supporting decisions

Mogadishu (HOL) - A group of prominent politicians, including a former President and Prime Ministers, has opposed the decisions made during the recently concluded National Consultative Council meeting.

Family of six killed in mortar attack allegedly carried out by AU troops

Mogadishu (HOL) - A family of six people were killed in a mortar attack in the Lower Shabelle region, allegedly carried out by the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) troops on Sunday night.
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Family of six killed in mortar attack allegedly carried out by AU troops

Mogadishu (HOL) - A family of six people were killed in a mortar attack in the Lower Shabelle region, allegedly carried out by the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) troops on Sunday night.

President Mohamud, regional leaders meet with Parliament speakers

Mogadishu (HOL) - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, alongside the leaders of the National Consultation Forum, convened a meeting with the Speakers of the two Houses of the Federal Parliament in Mogadishu on Sunday night.
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President Mohamud, regional leaders meet with Parliament speakers

Mogadishu (HOL) - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, alongside the leaders of the National Consultation Forum, convened a meeting with the Speakers of the two Houses of the Federal Parliament in Mogadishu on Sunday night.

SSC elders arrive in Mogadishu for talks amid ongoing conflict

Mogadishu (HOL) - The traditional elders from Sool, Sanaag, and Ayn (collectively known as SCC) landed in Mogadishu this Sunday, having accepted an invitation extended by the Federal Government.
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SSC elders arrive in Mogadishu for talks amid ongoing conflict

Mogadishu (HOL) - The traditional elders from Sool, Sanaag, and Ayn (collectively known as SCC) landed in Mogadishu this Sunday, having accepted an invitation extended by the Federal Government.

Moh Ahmed edges Cam Levins to capture Ottawa 10K at Canadian championships

Moh Ahmed stopped the clock at 28 minutes 21.1 seconds to win the Ottawa 10K on Saturday for his first Canadian 10K Championships title.
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Moh Ahmed edges Cam Levins to capture Ottawa 10K at Canadian championships

Moh Ahmed stopped the clock at 28 minutes 21.1 seconds to win the Ottawa 10K on Saturday for his first Canadian 10K Championships title.

Somali President meets SSC elders in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud welcomed traditional elders from Sool, Sanaag, and Ayn regions to the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu on Sunday night.
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Somali President meets SSC elders in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud welcomed traditional elders from Sool, Sanaag, and Ayn regions to the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu on Sunday night.

Somalia’s Blue Economy: Key Challenges

Somalia has a vast coastline of more than 3,300 km, the longest in the continent of Africa, which could make it a significant player in the blue economy. The blue economy encompasses a range of economic activities that are related to the oceans, seas, and co
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Somalia’s Blue Economy: Key Challenges

Somalia has a vast coastline of more than 3,300 km, the longest in the continent of Africa, which could make it a significant player in the blue economy. The blue economy encompasses a range of economic activities that are related to the oceans, seas, and coastal areas.

Somali leaders' political agreement faces opposition from former Prime Ministers, politicians

Mogadishu (HOL) – The recent National Consultative Council meeting in Mogadishu aimed at reshaping the country's political system has encountered resistance from several prominent Somali politicians, including former Prime Ministers.
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Somali leaders' political agreement faces opposition from former Prime Ministers, politicians

Mogadishu (HOL) – The recent National Consultative Council meeting in Mogadishu aimed at reshaping the country's political system has encountered resistance from several prominent Somali politicians, including former Prime Ministers.

Uganda confirms casualties among country's soldiers in Somali attack

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said late on Saturday there had been casualties during an attack by Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab on a military base manned by Ugandan peacekeepers in the Horn of African country on Friday.
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Uganda confirms casualties among country's soldiers in Somali attack

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said late on Saturday there had been casualties during an attack by Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab on a military base manned by Ugandan peacekeepers in the Horn of African country on Friday.

Turkey’s Erdogan re-elected president: State media

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won re-election, according to unofficial data from state-run Anadolu Agency, in a tense run-off after he failed to secure more than 50 percent of votes required for an outright victory in the first round on May 14.
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Turkey’s Erdogan re-elected president: State media

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won re-election, according to unofficial data from state-run Anadolu Agency, in a tense run-off after he failed to secure more than 50 percent of votes required for an outright victory in the first round on May 14.

Somali leaders reach landmark political agreement

WASHINGTON — Somalia's political leaders have agreed to reshape the country's political system after four days of meetings in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali leaders reach landmark political agreement

WASHINGTON — Somalia's political leaders have agreed to reshape the country's political system after four days of meetings in the capital, Mogadishu.

ATMIS to withdraw 2,000 troops from Somalia

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) will continue its drawdown in compliance with UN Security Council resolutions. More than 2,000 peacekeepers will pull out of the country in the next few weeks.
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ATMIS to withdraw 2,000 troops from Somalia

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) will continue its drawdown in compliance with UN Security Council resolutions. More than 2,000 peacekeepers will pull out of the country in the next few weeks.

Al Shabaab will regret their actions - President Museveni

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has expressed concern over an attack by Al-Shabaab militants on Ugandan soldiers stationed in South of Mogadishu in Bulo-Mareer, Somalia in statement on social media.
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Al Shabaab will regret their actions - President Museveni

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has expressed concern over an attack by Al-Shabaab militants on Ugandan soldiers stationed in South of Mogadishu in Bulo-Mareer, Somalia in statement on social media.

Turkish voters to choose their president: Erdogan or Kilicdaroglu

Istanbul, Turkey – After months of campaigning by two dozen political parties, four presidential candidates and a bewildering lineup of electoral alliances, Turkish voters head to the polls, again, on Sunday, to make a critical choice between two men.
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Turkish voters to choose their president: Erdogan or Kilicdaroglu

Istanbul, Turkey – After months of campaigning by two dozen political parties, four presidential candidates and a bewildering lineup of electoral alliances, Turkish voters head to the polls, again, on Sunday, to make a critical choice between two men.

Somalia's leaders unanimously endorse universal suffrage, presidential system at landmark summit in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - In a landmark development, Somalia's national and regional leaders concluded a four-day summit in Mogadishu on Saturday, charting a new political course for the country.
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Somalia's leaders unanimously endorse universal suffrage, presidential system at landmark summit in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - In a landmark development, Somalia's national and regional leaders concluded a four-day summit in Mogadishu on Saturday, charting a new political course for the country.

Minnesota governor vetoes Uber/Lyft driver pay raise bill, citing cost and service concerns

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz, this week, vetoed a bill that would have mandated higher pay and job security for Lyft and Uber drivers in Minnesota, saying the legislation wasn’t ready to become law.
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Minnesota governor vetoes Uber/Lyft driver pay raise bill, citing cost and service concerns

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz, this week, vetoed a bill that would have mandated higher pay and job security for Lyft and Uber drivers in Minnesota, saying the legislation wasn’t ready to become law.

Uganda sends land forces chief to Somalia after deadly attack on troops

The Uganda military has sent a team led by the Chief of Land Forces, Lt Gen Kayanja Muhanga, to Mogadishu, Somalia, to ascertain the circumstances under which the country’s troops were attacked on a dawn raid on Friday.
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Uganda sends land forces chief to Somalia after deadly attack on troops

The Uganda military has sent a team led by the Chief of Land Forces, Lt Gen Kayanja Muhanga, to Mogadishu, Somalia, to ascertain the circumstances under which the country’s troops were attacked on a dawn raid on Friday.

US embassy urges action after staff assaulted in Somalia — leaked letter reveals

Mogadishu (HOL) - A confidential letter from the U.S. Embassy in Somalia to the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abshir Omar Huruse, has been leaked, revealing a disturbing security incident at an Ambassador's farewell event at the Diplomat Freight Serv
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US embassy urges action after staff assaulted in Somalia — leaked letter reveals

Mogadishu (HOL) - A confidential letter from the U.S. Embassy in Somalia to the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abshir Omar Huruse, has been leaked, revealing a disturbing security incident at an Ambassador's farewell event at the Diplomat Freight Service (DFS) camp last week.

Attack on Atmis base sends shockwaves in Uganda

A senior Ugandan military commander is among the dead from coordinated explosions at Friday dawn at Buulo Mareer, a base in Lower Shabelle, Somalia, which left Uganda’s army top brass in horror.
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Attack on Atmis base sends shockwaves in Uganda

A senior Ugandan military commander is among the dead from coordinated explosions at Friday dawn at Buulo Mareer, a base in Lower Shabelle, Somalia, which left Uganda’s army top brass in horror.

‘Our country has been through a lot’: Drama series shines a light on Somalia

Hibaaq, a young TikToker with a pink hijab and a leopard-print phone case, is cutting into a cake at a party she is holding to celebrate reaching one million followers. Her friends record her on their phones as she thanks them for their support. Then, there i
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‘Our country has been through a lot’: Drama series shines a light on Somalia

Hibaaq, a young TikToker with a pink hijab and a leopard-print phone case, is cutting into a cake at a party she is holding to celebrate reaching one million followers. Her friends record her on their phones as she thanks them for their support. Then, there is an explosion.

Review finds Somalia deserving of a $9.4m funding boost

Somalia is all but assured of $9.4 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the latest review by the latter’s executive board.
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Review finds Somalia deserving of a $9.4m funding boost

Somalia is all but assured of $9.4 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the latest review by the latter’s executive board.

Russian government offers support to Somalia's armed forces in battle against al-Shabab

Moscow (HOL) - The Russian government has offered to assist Somalia's armed forces in their fight against the al-Shabab terrorist group following a meeting between Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs Abshir Omar Jama and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
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Russian government offers support to Somalia's armed forces in battle against al-Shabab

Moscow (HOL) - The Russian government has offered to assist Somalia's armed forces in their fight against the al-Shabab terrorist group following a meeting between Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs Abshir Omar Jama and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Friday.

Somali Security forces conduct airstrike, killing 30 Al-Shabaab militants

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali security forces, alongside international partners, carried out an airstrike attack in the Lower Shabelle region on Friday, killing at least 30 al-Shabaab militants.
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Somali Security forces conduct airstrike, killing 30 Al-Shabaab militants

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali security forces, alongside international partners, carried out an airstrike attack in the Lower Shabelle region on Friday, killing at least 30 al-Shabaab militants.

OPINION: Puntland's Local Election: A Beacon of Hope for Somalia's Democratic Future

Is Somalia finally on the road to democracy? Can one state’s local election serve as a turning point for an entire nation? Puntland, a region that has faced its share of Somalia’s civil war, conflict and piracy held a landmark local election that sparked
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OPINION: Puntland's Local Election: A Beacon of Hope for Somalia's Democratic Future

Is Somalia finally on the road to democracy? Can one state’s local election serve as a turning point for an entire nation? Puntland, a region that has faced its share of Somalia’s civil war, conflict and piracy held a landmark local election that sparked hope for a brighter democratic future. With a history marred by conflict and instability, the prospect of citizens electing their representatives through the ballot box seems like a distant dream.

Al-Shabab attacks AU peacekeeper mission base in Somalia

Al-Shabab fighters have attacked a military base housing Ugandan forces of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, according to the East African country’s contingent and a Somali captain.
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Al-Shabab attacks AU peacekeeper mission base in Somalia

Al-Shabab fighters have attacked a military base housing Ugandan forces of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, according to the East African country’s contingent and a Somali captain.

Djibouti and Berbera ports top sub-Saharan Africa container port rankings, boosting regional trade prospects

Mogadishu (HOL) - The World Bank's latest Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) report ranks Djibouti and Berbera ports as the leading container ports in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, emphasizing their strategic importance in enhancing regional trad
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Djibouti and Berbera ports top sub-Saharan Africa container port rankings, boosting regional trade prospects

Mogadishu (HOL) - The World Bank's latest Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) report ranks Djibouti and Berbera ports as the leading container ports in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, emphasizing their strategic importance in enhancing regional trade and connectivity.

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