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Somalia calls for formation of a joint committee to restore ties with Kenya

Somalia has called for the formation of a joint committee to work out modalities on the full restoration of diplomatic relations with Kenya.

Flooding affects 400,000 people in Somalia – UN

Flooding caused by recent torrential rains across Somalia has affected an estimated 400,000 people in 14 districts since late April, the United Nations humanitarian agency said.

Somali leaders condemn suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo, Prime Minister Mohamed Roble on Monday condemned the suicide bomb attack in restive capital, Mogadishu that left six people dead and six others injured.

Germany bans Islamist organisation, Ansaar International

Germany has banned the Islamist organization Ansaar International and several of its sub-organizations.

Human rights, threats to democracy in focus on day two of G7 meeting

Foreign ministers from G7 countries will discuss human rights and threats to democracy on the second day of a special meeting in London, according to Britain’s foreign office.

Somali army kills senior Shabab leader

The Somali National Army, SNA, has killed a senior Shabab operative and arrested two others in an operation in the Middle Shabelle region, a military officer confirmed on Monday.

China builds port in Kenya’s Lamu, to be operational June – Official

Kenya Ports Authority, KPA, official on Monday said a Chinese-built seaport in Kenya’s coastal island of Lamu would be operational in June.

Somali army captures al-Shabab bases in central region

The Somali National Army, SNA, said its forces took over several bases which were under al-Shabab areas during early Wednesday operations in Galgaduud, in the central part of Somalia.

COVID-19: Somalia launches online learning programme

Somalia has teamed up with international organisations to launch an online learning platform for primary education as the country grapples with the effects of COVID-19.

18 al-Shabab militants killed in southern Somalia

Somali National Army, SNA, on Thursday killed 18 al-Shabab militants and injured several others during operations in several locations in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, local media reported.

8 Shabab militants killed in central Somalia

At least eight Shabab militants were killed and five others injured on Thursday night in an intense clash in the central region of Mudug in Somalia, an official confirmed on Friday.

9 dead in hotel attack in Somali capital – Police

Security forces in Somali on Monday ended an assault by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters which left nine people dead in a hotel attack in Mogadishu.

Ugandan military receive medals for outstanding peacekeeping in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, has awarded medals and certificates to Ugandan soldiers for their outstanding roles in ensuring a safer and stable Somalia.

Somalia gives 7-day ultimatum for diplomats to leave country

Somalia has broken off its diplomatic ties with Kenya after the leader of self-declared Somaliland visited Kenya earlier in the month, Information Minister Osman Dubbe said on Tuesday.

UAE suspends visas to 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, Aljazeera...

Cyclone Gati displaces 70,000, leaves 8 dead in Somalia

Tropical Cyclone Gati, which made landfall on 22 November in Puntland’s Bari region in Somalia, has displaced 70,000 people, the UN says.

Al-Shabaab intensify attacks ahead of Somali elections, says Military official

Militant group al-Shabaab killed at least 17 soldiers in an ambush in Somalia’s lower Shabelle province, a military official said on Thursday.

COVID-19: Prepare for the worst, WHO tells Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to “prepare for the worst”.

UN urges Somalia to step up fight against graft

The UN senior envoy in Somalia on Monday called on the government to strengthen the fight against corruption which is an obstacle to development and public trust.

Nigeria listed among 41 countries in need of food assistance

A report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, on Thursday, titled, “Crop Prospect and Food Situation,” has listed Nigeria among 41 countries in need of external assistance.

Somalia, AU promise to enhance fight against human trafficking

Somalia and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have promised to enhance the fight against human trafficking which is rampant across the borders. The AU...

Somalia, UN seek to boost peace-building efforts

Somalia and the UN have launched the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund, to help support the country’s peace building with focus on state-building projects. Peter de-Clercq,...

Somalia orders top UN official to leave over interference

Somalia has kicked out the country’s top UN official in a decision likely to harm relations with foreign powers backing government attempts to restore...

Zamfara killings, leadership failure and the lethargy of northern elites, by Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

That the north has not gone the way of Somalia is to give glory to God for his mercy, ordinarily, northern Nigeria is meant to be the capital convergence of the absurd where the bad, the smelly and ugly occurrences of the world abound.

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