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Russia launches full-scale invasion of Ukraine

0 Visits: 97 | Friday February 25, 2022 - 01:16:39
Russia launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea on Thursday, the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War Two and confirmation of the worst fears of the West.

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Forces loyal to Farmaajo's key ally and parliamentary candidate Fahad Yasin arrive in Beletweyne for the Sunday election

0 Visits: 107 | Saturday February 19, 2022 - 20:55:52
Security forces loyal to National Security Advisor Fahad Yasin arrived Saturday morning in Beletweyne ahead of an election in which the former intelligence chief is contesting.

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UPDATE: Suicide bomb attack kills 10, injures 15 in Beletweyne

0 Visits: 112 | Saturday February 19, 2022 - 20:55:52
At least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide bomb attack at a restaurant in the central Somalia town of Beletweyne.

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UK "deeply concerned" about executions in Somaliland

0 Visits: 147 | Friday February 18, 2022 - 00:13:33
Hargeisa (HOL) - The UK says that it is "deeply concerned" over the execution of four men by the Somaliland government on Wednesday.

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Turkish trained Haram'ad forces shot dead Beledweyne police chief

0 Visits: 120 | Friday February 18, 2022 - 00:13:31
(HOL) - Beledweyne district police commandant Mohamed Hussein Durdage was shot dead Thursday morning following a clash with Haram'ad paramilitary unit.

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UK MP Gavin Williamson arrives in Hargeisa after pushing for Somaliland independence

0 Visits: 106 | Friday February 18, 2022 - 00:13:31
Hargeisa (HOL) - A British delegation led by the Conservative Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire, Gavin Williamson, has arrived in the Somaliland capital Hargeisa on Thursday, where they were received by Somaliland Foreign Minister DR Isse Kayd Mohamud and other government officials.

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Provide roadmap for lifting sanctions on Somalia, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tells Biden administration

0 Visits: 244 | Sunday February 13, 2022 - 13:28:07
Somali American Congresswoman has called on the US government to provide a roadmap for the lifting of sanctions imposed on individuals in Somalia and entities over ten years ago noting the restrictions may no longer be relevant.

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False information spread via social media endangers Somalia's political stability

0 Visits: 174 | Sunday February 13, 2022 - 13:28:06
The unfiltered flood of information through social media networks has confused Somali people, who are struggling to differentiate between disinformation, misinformation, and true information, particularly in relation to politics, as the Horn of Africa country is in the middle of parliamentary elections.

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CAIR Calls on DOJ to Launch 'Independent and Transparent' Probe of Alaska Police-Shooting of Somali Muslim

0 Visits: 132 | Sunday February 13, 2022 - 13:28:06
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Department of Justice to launch an "independent and transparent" investigation into the 2019 police shooting of a mentally ill Somali-American man in…

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South West state elects seven MPs in Barawe amidst mortar shells attacks

0 Visits: 160 | Wednesday February 09, 2022 - 23:39:25
Seven MPs were today elected in Barawe today for South West state amidst mortar shells attacks that killed at least one person.

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Somaliland pitches 'huge' oil and gas potential during Taiwan trip

0 Visits: 134 | Wednesday February 09, 2022 - 23:39:23
Somaliland has "huge" investment potential in untapped oil and gas reserves, the foreign minister of Somalia's breakaway region told Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday, pitching investment opportunities on a high-profile visit.

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Second batch of UAE food aid arrives in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 124 | Tuesday February 08, 2022 - 23:19:11
- A second batch of humanitarian supplies from UAE landed at Aden Adde Airport in Mogadishu following the resumption of diplomatic engagements between Somalia and the Gulf nation.

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Ankara-Mogadishu bilateral ties propel Somali businesses

0 Visits: 197 | Tuesday February 08, 2022 - 23:19:02
The special relationship Somalia and Turkey share, which extends to trade, is encouraging the Somali business community to travel to Turkey to import everything from clothing to medicine.

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Egypt's FM urges expediting completion of Somali electoral arrangements ahead of planned polls

0 Visits: 95 | Monday February 07, 2022 - 19:30:31
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt hopes for a speedy agreement among the various Somali parties over electoral procedures, putting the country back on the path to reconstruction and stability.

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Turkiye's engagement in Somalia has opened avenues for Somali businesses

0 Visits: 104 | Monday February 07, 2022 - 19:30:30
Somalia and Turkiye enjoy a special relationship, including trade, which encourages the Somali business community to travel to Turkiye to import everything from clothing to medicine.

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UK announces further $8m for aid relief in Somalia

0 Visits: 92 | Monday February 07, 2022 - 19:30:29
The UK has announced additional $8 million to support humanitarian efforts in Somalia.

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Hir-Shabelle President Ali Gudlawe to make first visit to Beletweyne amid heightened tensions

0 Visits: 120 | Sunday February 06, 2022 - 14:57:47
Hir-Shabelle President Ali Gudlawe is expected to arrive in Beletweyne this morning in his maiden trip to the Central Somalia Town since he came into office in November 2020 amid ongoing feud with clans in Hiiraan region.

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Insecurity a top issue as African leaders meet in Ethiopia

0 Visits: 117 | Sunday February 06, 2022 - 14:57:46
African leaders are meeting Saturday at a summit that is expected to discuss the continent's most pressing challenges, including a new wave of coups in West Africa and a slow response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Solar-Powered Oxygen Saves Lives of Somali Children

0 Visits: 97 | Friday February 04, 2022 - 12:24:11
Somali and World Health Organization doctors say a medical oxygen system powered by the sun is helping save lives at a hospital in central Somalia.

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Burnsville charter school director takes leave of absence following fraud allegations in Feeding Our Future investigation.

0 Visits: 133 | Friday February 04, 2022 - 12:24:07
A Burnsville charter school director is on unpaid leave after two federal search warrants alleged that he used money designated for child nutrition programs to purchase a Porsche and a $575,000 house.

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Economic stress causes family break ups in central Somalia

0 Visits: 97 | Friday February 04, 2022 - 12:24:07
Ali Abdi Ahmed, a construction worker in Galkayo, has been out of work for six months as there is hardly any building going on due to the worsening drought conditions. In January, his wife walked out leaving the three small children behind, saying he had failed to provide for the family.

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Cheetah cubs threatened by pet trade, global warming in Somaliland

0 Visits: 132 | Wednesday February 02, 2022 - 21:38:40
The two starving cheetah cubs squeak and tug at their string leashes in the white dust of Somaliland, as a government vet pushes needles through the fluffy fur to drip-feed them liquid and nutrients, Reuters reports.

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