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Somalia: US special forces base, Italian army convoy attacked

Somali militants on Monday staged twin attacks on a base where US special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital Mogadishu.   The US base is located in the south of the East African nation, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Mogadishu.   […]

Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

The Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO’s work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan – part of a new initiative to scale-up resilience-based development work in countries affected by protracted crises. In such contexts, humanitarian interventions often focus on meeting immediate and urgent needs, like providing […]

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AFRICOM raids Al-Shabab insurgents in Somalia

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted an airstrike on Al-Shabaab insurgents after they attacked a Somali patrol northwest of Kismayo, Lower Juba Province, Somalia on Sept. 17, AFRICOM said in a press release Wednesday. At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed two terrorists, the Africa […]

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Somalia: UN chief condemns deadly attacks on Mogadishu Mayor’s offices

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Wednesday’s deadly terror attacks in Somalia, that targeted the offices of the mayor of Mogadishu, reportedly killing six Government officials and injuring several others. Mr. Guterres extended his “deep condolences” to the victims’ families and loved ones, and reiterated the full support and solidarity of the UN with the […]

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Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Guinea

Somalia has officially cut diplomatic ties with Guinea. The decision was announced in Mogadishu today after a cabinet meeting. The move comes after the leader of Somaliland – the semi-autonomous region of Somalia flew to Conakry earlier this week on an official invitation from the president of Guinea, Alpha Conde. Somaliland continues to increase its […]

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Arrest of ex-Shabaab leader: Somalia expels top UN official

Somali government on Tuesday expelled a high-ranking United Nations official in the country, accusing him of interfering with national sovereignty. The government says Nicholas Haysom, the Special Representative of the U.N. SecretaryGeneral for Somalia, “is not required and cannot work in this country,” effectively declaring the official persona non grata. “The decision comes after he […]

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Mogadishu bombings a ‘cowardly assault’ on Somalis’ right to peace – UN envoy

The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Saturday’s twin bombings in the nation’s capital, Mogadishu, which claimed a number of lives. In a statement, Nicholas Haysom, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, said that the attacks “signify another cowardly assault against the […]

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Somalia: US airstrike kills four al Shabaab fighters

The US Africa Command best known as AFRICOM Wednesday said it killed four members of al Shabaab militant group in Somalia, in an airstrike. “U.S. forces conducted a self-defense airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Somalia on December 04, 2018,” Africome said in a press release, indicating the operation was in support […]

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Ugandan-Somali Summit Talks

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Saturday held talks with his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, in Kampala. According to the State House statement, the two leaders discussed areas of cooperation between Somalia and Uganda particularly in the areas of peace, security, defense, education, trade and investment. Uganda is the biggest contributor of troops to […]

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UN Security Council unanimously lifts Eritrea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously lifted sanctions against Eritrea. Hailing the recent and historic rapprochements in the Horn of Africa, the Security Council on Wednesday decided to lift the arms embargo, travel bans, assets freeze and targeted sanctions previously imposed on Eritrea. The UN Security Council slapped Eritrea with an arms embargo […]

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