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Somalia is facing another food crisis: here's why — and what can be done to stop the cycle

0 Visits: 178 | Tuesday May 04, 2021 - 14:59:57
Since the fall ofSiad Barre's regime in 1991, which led to a prolonged period of civil unrest, Somalia has been in anear-constant stateof food insecurity. It also suffered two famines – in 1992 and 2011.

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Puntland military court delivers death sentence to five Shabaab militants

0 Visits: 87 | Monday May 03, 2021 - 13:30:27
Five Al-Shabaab militants were Monday sentenced to death in Somalia's Puntland state by a military court.

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Facebook disregards safety of journalists in Somalia, fails to tackle disinformation and threats on press freedom

0 Visits: 91 | Monday May 03, 2021 - 13:30:27
Facebook has become a platform for online attacks, death threats including threats of beheadings against journalists in Somalia and their families amid an increase of hate speech, incitement to violence and calls for murder targeted to media workers and critics, a new survey by Somali Journalists Syndicate…

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UN chief welcomes return to electoral agreement in Somalia

0 Visits: 140 | Monday May 03, 2021 - 13:30:25
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated his call on all Somali stakeholders to "resume dialogue immediately and forge a consensual agreement on the holding of inclusive elections without further delay".

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Family mourns loss of teenage brothers killed in shooting late Friday night

0 Visits: 119 | Sunday May 02, 2021 - 15:57:19
KASNAS CITY, Mo. — Family and friends of the teenage brothers are mourning their loss and remembering their legacies.

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Somalia, UN commit to improving vaccination coverage against diseases

0 Visits: 111 | Saturday May 01, 2021 - 13:33:40
Somalia, United Nations agencies and other partners Friday renewed their commitments to improving vaccination coverage against COVID-19 and other vaccine-preventable diseases in the country.

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Somali reporters seek greater protection ahead of World Press Freedom Day

0 Visits: 90 | Friday April 30, 2021 - 13:28:52
NUSOJ held a webinar on Thursday to commemorate World Press Freedom Day in Somalia and to increase awareness of the plight of reporters in Somalia.

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Barawe DC: I survived assasination attempt

0 Visits: 103 | Friday April 30, 2021 - 13:28:51
The District Commissioner of Barawe Town in the Lower Shabelle region, Omar Sheikh Abdi, says that he was nearly assassinated on Thursday when Somali military officers shot at his vehicle after he was turned away from his office.

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Somaliland authorities shoot lion dead after evening on the loose

0 Visits: 120 | Friday April 30, 2021 - 13:28:50
A lion belonging to a former Somaliland cabinet minister escaped from his enclosure on Thursday evening, seriously wounding a woman before it was shot dead by authorities in Hargeisa.

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STATSMINISTER Roble møter Hirshabelle, Galmudug-ledere sammen med opposisjonsfigurer

0 Visits: 91 | Thursday April 29, 2021 - 10:38:26
Somalias statsminister holdt onsdag et møte med presidentene i Hirshabelle og Galmudug sammen med ledere i Rådet for presidentkandidater for å diskutere den farlige sikkerhetssituasjonen i hovedstaden og gjennomføringen av 17.

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Somalia har ikke lenger de billigste mobildataprisene i Afrika

0 Visits: 89 | Thursday April 29, 2021 - 10:38:24
Somalia har ikke lenger de laveste mobile internettdataprisene i Afrika, ifølge en årsrapport utgitt av et britisk teknologiselskap.

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Puntland vil ikke delta på valgkonferanse kalt av Farmajo

0 Visits: 71 | Thursday April 29, 2021 - 10:38:23
Puntlands informasjonsminister Abdullahi Ali Hersi Timaadde sa at hans regionale regjering ikke ville delta på en valgkonferanse innkalt av president Farmajo med mindre eksterne meglere er direkte involvert.

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Gunfire Erupts in Mogadishu as Somalia's Political Feud Turns Violent

0 Visits: 153 | Monday April 26, 2021 - 15:21:19
Gunfire erupted across the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday as security forces loyal to the president clashed with units that appeared to have sided with his rivals, stoking fears that Somalia's simmering political crisis is spilling over into violence.

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Somalia: Turkish Red Crescent distributes food parcels Turkish aid group it will continue food distribution during Muslim holy month of Ramadan

0 Visits: 138 | Monday April 26, 2021 - 15:21:18
Turkish Red Crescent conducted food distribution in Mogadishu's Kahda district

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Relative calm returned to Mogadishu Monday following heavy exchange of gunfire between government forces and militias allied to the opposition.

0 Visits: 95 | Monday April 26, 2021 - 15:21:18
Tension however remains in most parts of the country as soldiers can still be seeing patrolling strategic parts of the city.

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Finance Minister calls on diaspora to provide financial support

0 Visits: 148 | Sunday April 25, 2021 - 13:12:18
Somalia's Minister of Finance, Dr. Abdirahman Duale Beyle, has called on Somali's in the diaspora to support the government financially after Somalia's international partners have stopped providing budgetary support to the federal government of Somalia since August 2020.

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Lower Shabelle regional administration official killed in blast

0 Visits: 126 | Sunday April 25, 2021 - 13:12:16
A regional administration official in Lower Shabelle was killed in an explosion on Saturday.

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Embattled Somali president hires lobby shop for US visit

0 Visits: 154 | Saturday April 24, 2021 - 14:13:08
Somalia's embattled president has hired a US lobby shop to help build inroads with Congress amid growing criticism from the Joe Biden administration over stalled elections in the East African country.

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AFRICOM General: Illegal extension biggest threat to Somali security; not Al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 136 | Friday April 23, 2021 - 20:19:32
The Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) told a Senate panel that the illegal term extension posed the biggest obstacle to security in Somalia and not the militant insurgent group Al-Shabaab.

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AFRICOM commander tells senators that removing most US troops from Somalia has created new risks

0 Visits: 133 | Friday April 23, 2021 - 20:19:29
WASHINGTON — The top general of U.S. Africa Command told a Senate panel on Thursday that the Trump administration's decision to reposition troops outside of Somalia has created fresh challenges in the fight against al-Shabab terrorists.

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Somalia welcomes AU initiative for free, fair elections

0 Visits: 136 | Friday April 23, 2021 - 20:19:28
Somalia on Thursday welcomed an African Union (AU) initiative to facilitate constructive dialogue between warring political leaders that will culminate in holding free, fair and transparent polls in the country in accordance with the constitution.

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AU holding Peace and Security Council session on Somalia

0 Visits: 114 | Thursday April 22, 2021 - 16:03:50
The African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) will virtually convene its 993rd session on Thursday to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Somalia.

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