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Somalia sees bright future with China

Somalia is at a pivotal moment in its quest for progress. It is facing challenges that demand fresh perspectives and innovative solutions. While Western interventions have played a significant role in shaping global development policies, Somalia, much like ma
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Somalia sees bright future with China

Somalia is at a pivotal moment in its quest for progress. It is facing challenges that demand fresh perspectives and innovative solutions. While Western interventions have played a significant role in shaping global development policies, Somalia, much like many African nations, still struggles with enduring issues despite these efforts. As we step into the 21st century, Somalia recognizes the urgent need to explore new avenues for development, and it believes forging stronger ties with economic powerhouses like China and other Asian giants could be the game-changer it has been searching for.

Brutal Fighting in Sudan- The Forgotten Tragedy

Fighting broke out between the warring factions in Sudan exactly one year ago. What started out as a disagreement over the merge of paramilitary troops to national army, sadly, escalated into a violent conflict, resulting in widespread bloodshed, devastation
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Brutal Fighting in Sudan- The Forgotten Tragedy

Fighting broke out between the warring factions in Sudan exactly one year ago. What started out as a disagreement over the merge of paramilitary troops to national army, sadly, escalated into a violent conflict, resulting in widespread bloodshed, devastation, and disaster. Neither the national army nor the Rapid Support Force has been able to claim victory as they continue, till today, to battle for the control of key cities and critical infrastructures.

Tensions rise in Mogadishu as residents refuse government order to vacate fire brigade headquarters

Mogadishu (HOL) — Tensions between the Somali government and residents residing in the fire brigade headquarters in Mogadishu have escalated, with fears of a clash looming on Saturday as civilians refuse to comply with the government's order to vacate the l
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Tensions rise in Mogadishu as residents refuse government order to vacate fire brigade headquarters

Mogadishu (HOL) — Tensions between the Somali government and residents residing in the fire brigade headquarters in Mogadishu have escalated, with fears of a clash looming on Saturday as civilians refuse to comply with the government's order to vacate the land.

Somalia government calls for immediate end to tribal conflicts in South West

Mogadishu (HOL) — The Federal Government of Somalia is urging an immediate stop to the tribal conflicts in the South West, which have recently escalated, causing significant losses of life and property.
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Somalia government calls for immediate end to tribal conflicts in South West

Mogadishu (HOL) — The Federal Government of Somalia is urging an immediate stop to the tribal conflicts in the South West, which have recently escalated, causing significant losses of life and property.

Turkey and Somalia to begin offshore oil drilling in 2025 following energy deal

Mogadishu (HOL) — Türkiye is poised to embark on a significant offshore oil exploration venture in Somalia, planning to commence deep-sea drilling in 2025, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar announced on Friday. This initiati
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Turkey and Somalia to begin offshore oil drilling in 2025 following energy deal

Mogadishu (HOL) — Türkiye is poised to embark on a significant offshore oil exploration venture in Somalia, planning to commence deep-sea drilling in 2025, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar announced on Friday. This initiative follows a strategic bilateral agreement to bolster their partnership through energy development.

New Somali ambassador to Turkey aims to boost bilateral security and trade

MOGADISHU (HOL) — Somalia has dispatched its new ambassador to Turkey, marking a significant step in enhancing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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New Somali ambassador to Turkey aims to boost bilateral security and trade

MOGADISHU (HOL) — Somalia has dispatched its new ambassador to Turkey, marking a significant step in enhancing diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Al-Shabaab leaders, 30 militants killed by Somalia’s federal forces in Jubba operation

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's federal forces, including the Danab Commandos, 162nd Union, and Jubbaland Security Forces, executed a strategic operation in the Jamame district, effectively targeting the Al-Shabaab group.
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Al-Shabaab leaders, 30 militants killed by Somalia’s federal forces in Jubba operation

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's federal forces, including the Danab Commandos, 162nd Union, and Jubbaland Security Forces, executed a strategic operation in the Jamame district, effectively targeting the Al-Shabaab group.

Somaliland advances new port construction in Lughaya amid Ethiopia agreement talks

Hargeisa (HOL) — Somaliland, a self-declared autonomous region, is advancing the construction of a new port in Lughaya, a historic city in the Awdal region, amid ongoing discussions about its strategic agreements with Ethiopia.
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Somaliland advances new port construction in Lughaya amid Ethiopia agreement talks

Hargeisa (HOL) — Somaliland, a self-declared autonomous region, is advancing the construction of a new port in Lughaya, a historic city in the Awdal region, amid ongoing discussions about its strategic agreements with Ethiopia.

Outrage in Kenya as video shows Speaker forcibly shaking hands with female Muslim lawmaker

Mogadishu (HOL) — Muslims in Kenya are expressing outrage over a circulating video on social media showing the Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, Hon. Kennedy Okeyo Ng'ondi, forcibly shaking hands with a female Muslim lawmaker at a ceremony in Nairobi.
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Outrage in Kenya as video shows Speaker forcibly shaking hands with female Muslim lawmaker

Mogadishu (HOL) — Muslims in Kenya are expressing outrage over a circulating video on social media showing the Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, Hon. Kennedy Okeyo Ng'ondi, forcibly shaking hands with a female Muslim lawmaker at a ceremony in Nairobi.

Leverkusen, Roma, Atalanta, Marseille into Europa League SF. Liverpool, West Ham, Milan, Benfica out

Liverpool failed to overcome a three-goal deficit and was eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday despite beating Atalanta 1-0 in the second leg of their quarterfinal matchup.
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Leverkusen, Roma, Atalanta, Marseille into Europa League SF. Liverpool, West Ham, Milan, Benfica out

Liverpool failed to overcome a three-goal deficit and was eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday despite beating Atalanta 1-0 in the second leg of their quarterfinal matchup.

Columbia University suspends Ilhan Omar’s daughter following pro-Palestinian protests

Minneapolis (HOL) — Isra Hirsi, the daughter of Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), found herself at the center of a controversy on Thursday when she was suspended from Columbia University's Barnard College. Her suspension, which came after her participati
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Columbia University suspends Ilhan Omar’s daughter following pro-Palestinian protests

Minneapolis (HOL) — Isra Hirsi, the daughter of Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), found herself at the center of a controversy on Thursday when she was suspended from Columbia University's Barnard College. Her suspension, which came after her participation in a pro-Palestinian protest, has ignited a national debate on free speech and political activism in academic settings, drawing international attention to the prestigious Ivy League institution.

Young Somali boy with four functioning kidneys undergoes surgery

MOGADISHU (HOL) — A young boy in Somalia has been identified as the fourth person in the world to have four kidneys, a rare medical anomaly typically discovered only through specific diagnostic tests.
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Young Somali boy with four functioning kidneys undergoes surgery

MOGADISHU (HOL) — A young boy in Somalia has been identified as the fourth person in the world to have four kidneys, a rare medical anomaly typically discovered only through specific diagnostic tests.

Sir Mo Farah, IOM's first global goodwill ambassador, to advocate for migrant rights in Kenya visit

Nairobi (HOL) — Sir Mo Farah, the celebrated Somali-British distance runner, will visit Kenya from April 21 to 23 as the first Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – UN Migration.
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Sir Mo Farah, IOM's first global goodwill ambassador, to advocate for migrant rights in Kenya visit

Nairobi (HOL) — Sir Mo Farah, the celebrated Somali-British distance runner, will visit Kenya from April 21 to 23 as the first Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – UN Migration.

UN falls short of billion-dollar pledge to tackle Ethiopia's hunger crisis

A UN donor conference held in Geneva had hoped to raise significant pledges towards a $1 billion target (€940 million) to address the «critical» humanitarian situation in Ethiopia over the next three months. However pledges fell short at €570
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UN falls short of billion-dollar pledge to tackle Ethiopia's hunger crisis

A UN donor conference held in Geneva had hoped to raise significant pledges towards a $1 billion target (€940 million) to address the «critical» humanitarian situation in Ethiopia over the next three months. However pledges fell short at €570 million.

Cholera death toll surges to 75 in Somalia amid rapid spread

MOGADISHU, April 17 (Xinhua) -- At least 75 people have died from cholera in Somalia since January amid a significant rise in new cases, the country's ministry of health has said.
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Cholera death toll surges to 75 in Somalia amid rapid spread

MOGADISHU, April 17 (Xinhua) -- At least 75 people have died from cholera in Somalia since January amid a significant rise in new cases, the country's ministry of health has said.

Al-Shabaab influence wanes in Galmudug, minister reports

Mogadishu (HOL) — Galmudug's Minister of Information, Abshir Abdi Shikow, announced that the Al-Shabaab group is now severely depleted within the state's territories.
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Al-Shabaab influence wanes in Galmudug, minister reports

Mogadishu (HOL) — Galmudug's Minister of Information, Abshir Abdi Shikow, announced that the Al-Shabaab group is now severely depleted within the state's territories.

African Development Bank advances Somalia's national transformation plan with strategic development mission

Mogadishu (HOL) — The African Development Bank's three-day mission to Mogadishu concluded on Wednesday with discussions focused on assessing and advancing Somalia's development objectives. The delegation, led by Bubacarr Sankareh and Edward Sennoga, wrappe
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African Development Bank advances Somalia's national transformation plan with strategic development mission

Mogadishu (HOL) — The African Development Bank's three-day mission to Mogadishu concluded on Wednesday with discussions focused on assessing and advancing Somalia's development objectives. The delegation, led by Bubacarr Sankareh and Edward Sennoga, wrapped up the Interim Country Strategy Paper (I-CSP) for 2022-2024 and initiated planning for the 2025-2029 strategy.

Turkish court finds racial bias in police harassment of Somali restaurant owner

Istanbul (HOL) — A court in Ankara has declared that Turkish police actions against Mohamed Isa Abdullah, the owner of the Saab Cafe in Ankara's Kızılay district, were racially motivated. The decision sheds light on broader issues of racial discriminatio
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Turkish court finds racial bias in police harassment of Somali restaurant owner

Istanbul (HOL) — A court in Ankara has declared that Turkish police actions against Mohamed Isa Abdullah, the owner of the Saab Cafe in Ankara's Kızılay district, were racially motivated. The decision sheds light on broader issues of racial discrimination against immigrant entrepreneurs in Turkey's capital amidst a climate of rising anti-migrant sentiment.

Overcoming disability in Mogadishu: Ali’s journey from explosion survivor to bodybuilding champion

Mogadishu (HOL) — The dawn in Mogadishu brings a deceptive quiet, a lull pierced by the routine stirrings of a city that never quite sleeps. In these early hours, Ali Abdullahi Mohamud partakes in his morning prayers—an anchoring ritual in a life shaped
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Overcoming disability in Mogadishu: Ali’s journey from explosion survivor to bodybuilding champion

Mogadishu (HOL) — The dawn in Mogadishu brings a deceptive quiet, a lull pierced by the routine stirrings of a city that never quite sleeps. In these early hours, Ali Abdullahi Mohamud partakes in his morning prayers—an anchoring ritual in a life shaped by abrupt chaos.

President Mohamud chairs Mogadishu security conference ahead of NCC summit

Mogadishu (HOL) — President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud called on security officials to intensify their efforts to ensure the security of Mogadishu during the Banadir Regional Security Conference held in the capital today. The meeting, chaired by Mohamud, Somali
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President Mohamud chairs Mogadishu security conference ahead of NCC summit

Mogadishu (HOL) — President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud called on security officials to intensify their efforts to ensure the security of Mogadishu during the Banadir Regional Security Conference held in the capital today. The meeting, chaired by Mohamud, Somalia's President and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, focused on further enhancing safety measures in Mogadishu, which has seen considerable improvements recently.

Nestlé adds sugar to infant milk sold in poorer countries, report finds

Nestlé, the world’s largest consumer goods company, adds sugar and honey to infant milk and cereal products sold in many poorer countries, contrary to international guidelines aimed at preventing obesity and chronic diseases, a report has found.
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Nestlé adds sugar to infant milk sold in poorer countries, report finds

Nestlé, the world’s largest consumer goods company, adds sugar and honey to infant milk and cereal products sold in many poorer countries, contrary to international guidelines aimed at preventing obesity and chronic diseases, a report has found.

Puntland withdraws confidence from lawmakers elected from Puntland over federal government dispute

Garowe (HOL) - Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland announced that it has withdrawn confidence from lawmakers representing it in the federal bicameral parliament who opposed Puntland's decisions regarding its relationship with the federal government.
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Puntland withdraws confidence from lawmakers elected from Puntland over federal government dispute

Garowe (HOL) - Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland announced that it has withdrawn confidence from lawmakers representing it in the federal bicameral parliament who opposed Puntland's decisions regarding its relationship with the federal government.

Gunman kills two men over land dispute in Mogadishu's Deyniile district

Mogadishu (HOL) - A gunman killed two men in Mogadishu's Deyniile district on Thursday night following a dispute over inherited land between the assailant and the victims.
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Gunman kills two men over land dispute in Mogadishu's Deyniile district

Mogadishu (HOL) - A gunman killed two men in Mogadishu's Deyniile district on Thursday night following a dispute over inherited land between the assailant and the victims.

Wajir court arraigns suspect in newlywed rape case; search continues for additional suspects

Nairobi (HOL) - One of six suspects accused of participating in the gang rape of a newlywed woman was arraigned on Tuesday in Wajir City Court, located in northeastern Kenya.
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Wajir court arraigns suspect in newlywed rape case; search continues for additional suspects

Nairobi (HOL) - One of six suspects accused of participating in the gang rape of a newlywed woman was arraigned on Tuesday in Wajir City Court, located in northeastern Kenya.

Somaliland police arrest singer Ugbaad Aragsan for spreading «indecent videos»

HARGEISA (HOL) — Authorities in Somaliland have detained Ugbaad Mohamud Abdi, popularly known as Ugbaad Aragsan, on allegations of circulating indecent videos.
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Somaliland police arrest singer Ugbaad Aragsan for spreading «indecent videos»

HARGEISA (HOL) — Authorities in Somaliland have detained Ugbaad Mohamud Abdi, popularly known as Ugbaad Aragsan, on allegations of circulating indecent videos.

Kenya to ditch diesel for electric buses by 2027, assures minister

In a bid to lower carbon emissions and improve energy security, Trade Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Miano now says the government is committed to revolutionising the transport sector by introducing electric vehicles.
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Kenya to ditch diesel for electric buses by 2027, assures minister

In a bid to lower carbon emissions and improve energy security, Trade Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Miano now says the government is committed to revolutionising the transport sector by introducing electric vehicles.

Puntland State boycotts National Consultative Council summit in Mogadishu

Garowe (HOL) — The Puntland regional state announced on Tuesday that it will not attend the upcoming National Consultative Council (NCC) summit for federal and regional leaders in Mogadishu next week, citing its refusal to recognize the federal government.
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Puntland State boycotts National Consultative Council summit in Mogadishu

Garowe (HOL) — The Puntland regional state announced on Tuesday that it will not attend the upcoming National Consultative Council (NCC) summit for federal and regional leaders in Mogadishu next week, citing its refusal to recognize the federal government.

Somali drivers lead fight in Minneapolis Uber pay battle as resource center closes

MINNEAPOLIS (HOL) — Amid legislative uncertainty surrounding ride-hailing pay in Minneapolis, Uber has closed its driver resource center in south Minneapolis.
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Somali drivers lead fight in Minneapolis Uber pay battle as resource center closes

MINNEAPOLIS (HOL) — Amid legislative uncertainty surrounding ride-hailing pay in Minneapolis, Uber has closed its driver resource center in south Minneapolis.

USD 112M needed to save migrant lives in Horn of Africa, Yemen and Southern Africa

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), along with 48 other humanitarian and development organizations and governments, is urgently appealing for USD 112 million to support over 2.1 million migrants and host communities along the Easter
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USD 112M needed to save migrant lives in Horn of Africa, Yemen and Southern Africa

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), along with 48 other humanitarian and development organizations and governments, is urgently appealing for USD 112 million to support over 2.1 million migrants and host communities along the Eastern and Southern routes including in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania.

'They felt they could die at any time': Families' relief as Somali pirates free hostages

Relatives of 23 hostages on a cargo ship seized by armed Somali pirates have expressed relief and happiness that the men were released after more than a month in captivity.
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'They felt they could die at any time': Families' relief as Somali pirates free hostages

Relatives of 23 hostages on a cargo ship seized by armed Somali pirates have expressed relief and happiness that the men were released after more than a month in captivity.

Turkish Police delegation arrives in Mogadishu to enhance training for Haramad police unit

Mogadishu (HOL) — The Head of Foreign Relations of the Turkish Police Force, Gökhan, and his Deputy, Turgay, arrived in Mogadishu on Tuesday to meet with Somali police officials.
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Turkish Police delegation arrives in Mogadishu to enhance training for Haramad police unit

Mogadishu (HOL) — The Head of Foreign Relations of the Turkish Police Force, Gökhan, and his Deputy, Turgay, arrived in Mogadishu on Tuesday to meet with Somali police officials.

How deposit insurance could stabilize the Somali financial sector and prevent bank runs

The Somali financial sector comprises 13 licensed Commercial Banks, 4 Mobile Money Operators, and 2 International banks that cater to client deposits. Despite the presence of financial institutions, public trust in the banking sector is relatively low due to
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How deposit insurance could stabilize the Somali financial sector and prevent bank runs

The Somali financial sector comprises 13 licensed Commercial Banks, 4 Mobile Money Operators, and 2 International banks that cater to client deposits. Despite the presence of financial institutions, public trust in the banking sector is relatively low due to, among other things, the lack of deposit insurance or guarantees for customer savings and deposits

Hirgalinta sanduuqa illaalinta Digaalka (Deposit protection Fund) waa u muhiim Somalia, si loo yareeyo qatarta ku oradka baananka iyo xaqiijinta noqoshada xarunta maaliyada Geeska Africa.

Qaybta maaliyadda Soomaaliya waxa ay ka kooban tahay 13 licensed Commercial Banks, 4 Mobile Money Operators, and 2 International banks oo bixiyo adeegyada dhigaalka.
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Hirgalinta sanduuqa illaalinta Digaalka (Deposit protection Fund) waa u muhiim Somalia, si loo yareeyo qatarta ku oradka baananka iyo xaqiijinta noqoshada xarunta maaliyada Geeska Africa.

Qaybta maaliyadda Soomaaliya waxa ay ka kooban tahay 13 licensed Commercial Banks, 4 Mobile Money Operators, and 2 International banks oo bixiyo adeegyada dhigaalka.

An alleged Turkish strike in Somalia emphasizes the challenge of tracking strikes in Somalia

On March 19, a drone strike outside Mogadishu reportedly killed more than 20 people, including children. Citing two security sources, the Washington Post reported that “the strike was carried out by a Turkish drone,” adding, “Turkey routinely carries ou
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An alleged Turkish strike in Somalia emphasizes the challenge of tracking strikes in Somalia

On March 19, a drone strike outside Mogadishu reportedly killed more than 20 people, including children. Citing two security sources, the Washington Post reported that “the strike was carried out by a Turkish drone,” adding, “Turkey routinely carries out drone strikes in Somalia in support of Somali government forces.” United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), which is responsible for U.S. military strikes in Somalia, told me and other media sources that the U.S. did not carry out the strike.

Climate change: Over 350 chickens die in heatwave in Somali region of Ethiopia

Jigjiga (HOL) - More than 350 chickens died in coops in the town of Godey, located in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, on Tuesday due to an extreme heatwave.
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Climate change: Over 350 chickens die in heatwave in Somali region of Ethiopia

Jigjiga (HOL) - More than 350 chickens died in coops in the town of Godey, located in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, on Tuesday due to an extreme heatwave.