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Somali Security Forces Arrest Ex-Minister, Kill Five Bodyguards

Somali security forces arrested a former minister and presidential candidate in an overnight raid on his home in which they killed five of his bodyguards, police and lawmakers said on Monday. A spokesman for the Internal Security Ministry said Abdirahman Abdishakur was accused of treason. Abdishakur, who stood in the February presidential election, is an opposition politician and an outspoken ...

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President Farmajo Meets Army Officials At The Ministry Of Defense

President Of Somali Federal Government, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo paid an inspection to the Ministry of Defense and listened to Army Commanders’ reports about the on-going military operation against Al-Shabab militants in the country. Previously  Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed on Thursday to stabilize the country by defeating Al-Shabaab militant group which has waged a series of attacks ...

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AU Trains Somalia Police On Countering Explosive Devices

The African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) forces ended a ten-day training course on Sunday in a move aimed at stepping up efforts to counter widespread use of explosives. The training for the South West state police officers held in the administrative capital, Baidoa in southern Somalia, focused on prevention and detection of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) which has become the ...

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Somalia Pm Says His Government Demanded Us Aid Cut

Somalia’s prime minister, Hassan ali-Khaire, said his government had demanded the U.S. briefly suspend aid to much of Somalia’s armed forces in an effort to improve transparency and accountability following corruption concerns. Speaking Saturday to reporters in Mogadishu, Khaire blamed former Somali governments for U.S. concerns about corruption. “In the first month in office, my government stood for the need ...

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Discussion On Youth Policy Debate Opens In Mogadishu

National conference on Somali youth strategy opens today in the capital, which organized by the Ministry of youth and supports of Federal Government. The people attending by the conference comprise ; Somali youth in  the country and outside of the Nation, Government Leaders, Civil Servants and Respective Delegations. Previous days numerous youth from outside the Country and Regions were arriving ...

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UNHCR High Commissioner Arrives In The Capital Mogadishu

United Nations Refugee Agency’s High Commissioner, Flippo Grandi has today on Sunday arrived in the Somali Capital Mogadishu. State Minister of foreign Affairs of the Somali Federal Government, H.E. Abdukadir Ahmed Kheyr  welcomed the UNHCR delegation, saying the Commissioner will be here in the capital for two days and will meet Somali President and Prime, then fly to Kismayo town. ...

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Galmudug President Opens Key Ways In Galka’yo Town

President of Galmudug State in Somalia, Ahmed Duale Gele(Haaf) together with Somli National Army Chief, Abdiweli Jama’ Gorod and Puntland regional officials opened streets in Galka’yo town in Mudug region. The streets had been closed after conflict between clans from Puntland and Galmudug states in 2016. This move helps people in Galka’yo town to maintain stability and peace. Previously suffering ...

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US Defense Secretary Optimistic About Improving Somalia Accountability

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday that he was optimistic about improving Somali accountability concerning the distribution of American aid to Somali armed forces, much of which was suspended because of corruption concerns. “I’m sure we can get this thing under control, even if it’s not for the whole, but for parts of it,” Mattis told reporters at ...

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Parliamentarians Go For Two Months Holiday

The Second session of the Somali Federal Parliament came to end today on Saturday and the members will go holiday for two months until March next year in 2018. Speaker of the Lower House, Hon. Mohamed Osman Sh. Osman Jawari said that the lawmakers did their best for debates, passing laws while in some others in the legal processes. The ...

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Qatar: Emir Honours Somalia’s Envoy

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the outgoing ambassador of Somalia to Qatar Omar Sheikh Ali Idris at the Emiri Diwan yesterday. The Emir granted the ambassador the Decoration of Al Wajbah in recognition of his efforts in enhancing relations between Qatar and Somalia, and wished him success in his future assignments and relations between the two ...

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