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Somali National Army capture new areas from Al-Shabaab militants in Bay region

Somali National Army has today on Wednesday captured several locations and freed civilian hostages under the militant group of Al-Shabaab near Baidoa town in Bay region, the administrative capital of Southwest State in Somalia. Sidow Ali, Chief of Goof-Gaduud Burey told Somali National News Agency, SONNA that SNA’s 46 Division carried out the operation at War-gaduud Shanta about 35 KM ...

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UN-backed innovation challenge opens in Somalia

A UN-backed innovation camp is underway in Mogadishu with 55 young Somali men and women brainstorming on best business ideas to improve the dairy industry. A statement from the UN Development Program (UNDP) issued on Wednesday said participants in the first ever “Innovate for Somalia” will develop specific solutions to dairy industry challenges, which will then be reviewed, fine-tuned and ...

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Cooperation agreement between Turkey and Somalia in agriculture

Food, agriculture and Livestock Minister Ahmet Ashraf Fakıbaba, held in Ministry “Reconciliation Zapti signature ceremony of cooperation between Turkey and Somalia in field of agriculture” attended. The two country delegations have been negotiating in technical context for five days, “Mr. President visited Somalia many times. Somalia is very important to us. I believe that agreement we make as two brors ...

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Somalia And Germany Sign Agreement

Somalia and Germany Governments on Wednesday signed an agreement over a development projects in Somalia following an official visit made by the Somali Minister of Planning,Investment and Economic Development, H.E. Jamal Mohamed Hassan together with a delegation there in Germany, SONNA reported. “This agreement promotes the investment between the two states,Somalia and Germany,the two peoples will benefit from this. Our ...

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Galmudug’s Regional Peace Talks Break Down

Enabling piracy groups to target commercial vessels near Somalia’s northeastern coast Galmudug regional president Ahmed Dualle Geelle on 1 October issued a three-month state-of-emergency decree, in response to losing a ‘no-confidence’ motion on 26 September. Geelle’s decree facilitates redeployment of security forces to urban centres located in northwest Galmudug, in order to defend his government against rival clan militias. The ...

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Somali President Arrives in Sudan

The Somali President, Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed arrived in Khartoum Wednesday on a two-day visit. He was received at Khartoum Airport by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and a number of ministers and senior officials. In a press statement the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Mumtaz, said that the Somali President’s efforts comes as part of ...

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Islamic State kill one, injure two in Somalia’s Puntland

Police captain Abdifatah Ali told Reuters the colonel was walking to the police station in Bosasso when the gunmen opened fire and that suspected Islamic fighters in Somalia’s port town of Qandala claimed responsibility. “There is a thorough inspection in the town and we shall eliminate them,” Ali said. IS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statment on its ...

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Somalian Migrant Found Guilty of Stabbing A Man

A Somali immigrant has been found guilty of stabbing a handyman to death then volunteering to be deported back to his home country to evade justice. Drug dealer Mohammed Abdillahi and his friends attacked Augustus Fenton like a pack of ‘wild animals’ on the afternoon of March 28 as children walked home from school, the Old Bailey heard. Following a ...

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Somalia Vows To Boost Resilience Against Climate Shocks:

The Somali government and its international partners will prioritize investments in projects that enhance the resilience of local communities in the face of climate shocks, a senior official said on Tuesday. Maryam Qasim, Somalia’s minister for humanitarian affairs and disaster management, said Mogadishu will commit additional resources to programs that strengthen the capacity of citizens to cope with recurrent droughts ...

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Somalia Gets New Saudi Aid But Stays Neutral In Gulf Crisis:

Somalia has received $50 million in new aid from Saudi Arabia but the gesture does not change the central government’s decision to remain neutral in Riyadh’s dispute with fellow Gulf state Qatar, a senior Somali official said on Tuesday. The money follows a visit to Riyadh last week by Somalia’s president and a string of declarations of support for the ...

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