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Former Al-Shabab No. 2 Arrested in Somalia

WASHINGTON / BAIDOA, SOMALIA — The former deputy leader of al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab has been arrested in southern Somalia, sparking clashes between his supporters and pro-government forces that left eight people dead.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-12-13 13:45:25

Qatar, Somalia sign pacts to boost ties

Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani and Prime Minister of Somalia Hassan Ali Khairi discussed ways to develop and enhance bilateral relations in various fields, at the Amiri Diwan on Thursday.

MSN.COM - 2018-12-14 00:00:00

Eritrean leader in first visit to Somalia after thaw

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki arrived Thursday in Mogadishu, marking improved relations in his first visit to neighbouring Somalia since he took office in 1993. Isaias was welcomed at the airport by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed after announcing on Twitter that he aimed to strength

MSN.COM - 2018-12-13 12:49:58

Somalia: Baidoa gripped by deadly riots over abrupt arrest of Robow

BAIDOA, Somalia - At least 10 people were killed on Thursday as violent riots broke out in Baidoa, south of Somalia following the sudden arrest of a leading presidential candidate, Garowe Online reports.

GAROWEONLINE.COM - 2018-12-13 20:05:00

Somalia arrests ex-Islamist militant running for regional presidency

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia arrested on Thursday a former Islamist militant who seeking election as a regional president, sparking clashes between his supporters and security forces.

REUTERS UK - 2018-12-13 15:44:42

Eritrean president makes first visit to Somalia since 1993 ending diplomatic tension

Months after Horn of Africa neighbours Eritrea and Ethiopia opened their borders to each other and mended diplomatic ties, Eritrea has again opened up to Somalia through the first visit of President Isaias Afwerki since he assumed office in 1993.

FACE2FACEAFRICA.COM - 2018-12-13 15:00:23

News: Amidst threats of impeachment President of Somalia to meet President Isaias Afwerki in Mogadishu

The trio have signed the joint declaration during the first tripartite summit held in the Eritrean capital Asmara. Addis Abeba, December 13/2018 – Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki is set to meet President of the Republic of Somalia in Mogadishu “as part of parcel of Tripartite summit” according to

ADDISSTANDARD.COM - 2018-12-13 09:19:45

RUDN Medics Called the World to Action Against Hepatitis in Somalia and Somalian Immigrants

Using mathematical statistics methods, RUDN medics analyzed the data of 30 studies of the cases of hepatitis in Somalia. The studies also included Somali people who immigrated to Italy, the United States, United Kingdom and Libya and were screened for hepatitis viruses The research demonstrated crit

PHYS.ORG - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

Somalia: MAP condemns attempted murder on Radio Daljir director

GAROWE, Puntland - The Media Association of Puntland (MAP) vehemently denounces the failed attempt to murder Daljir’s radio director in Bosaso, on the December 09, 2018, when an armed policeman who also works as a security guard for the Bosaso electricity company (EENEYE) – shot a bullet to the Dalj

GAROWEONLINE.COM - 2018-12-13 06:57:00

China gets fishing rights in Somalia amid deadlock over revenue sharing

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali’s government has granted 31 fishing licenses to China. This is the first time that President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s government has given fishing rights to foreigners since taking office last year.

GAROWEONLINE.COM - 2018-12-13 06:13:00

Going Global: Turkish TV shows gaining popularity in Somalia

As traditional TV networks and streaming sites compete for viewers, there's been an abundance of shows to binge-watch. Among those growing in popularity are Turkish TV shows. They now reach more viewers than ever - in over 140 countries. And as Natasha Hussain reports, Turkish series in Somalia are

MSN.COM - 2018-12-12 00:00:00

Somalia: Parliament speaker moves out of official residence

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The speaker of the House of the People, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman has reportedly moved out of his official residence amid political deadlock, Garowe Online reports.

GAROWEONLINE.COM - 2018-12-12 12:51:00

Government of Italy grants UNFPA Somalia three million Euros for the reduction of maternal mortality in Somalia

Mogadishu, 12 December 2018 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, via the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Mogadishu Office, is making a contribution of 3 million Euros towards the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Somalia : President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo is and will remain

NEWSROOM (ADV) – A no confidence motion filed against Somali President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo has been declared invalid after some of the lawmakers who reportedly signed it denied supporting it.

AFRICANDAILYVOICE.COM - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

From Somalia to City Hall: Immigrant wins South Portland City Council seat

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) – From Somalia to City Hall, an immigrant will hold a seat on South Portland's City Council. Deqa Dhalac defeated a local business owner, Donald Cook, by more than 700 votes in the city's special election for District Five.

WPFO - 2018-12-12 22:34:39

Somalia battles overcrowding in capital city

MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – MOGADISHU, the Somali capital, is now the most overcrowded city in Africa after conflict and natural disasters cause massive displacement to the area.

CAJNEWSAFRICA.COM - 2018-12-12 05:06:00

IMF expects Somalia’s GDP to grow by in 2018

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia’s economic growth is expected to pick up in 2018 as it recovers from the drought that had reduced farming output, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

GAROWEONLINE.COM - 2018-12-11 19:53:00

Former Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

NAIROBI, Kenya – The former number two leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremists, who is now a candidate in a regional election, was arrested Thursday prompting violent protests in which four people were killed, officials said.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-13 12:07:09

UnSettlement: Urban displacement in the 21st century: City of flight -New and secondary displacements in Mogadishu, Somalia (November 2018)

As Somalis flee to cities, Mogadishu becomes most crowded city in Africa. 11 December 2018 - Conflict and natural disasters from 2017 – 2018 caused massive displacement to cities – says new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 11 December 2018)

The recent improvements in the humanitarian situation in Somalia are threatened by the poor performance of the Deyr rainy season, particularly for some areas in the North. Furthermore, despite a reduction in the overall number of people requiring assistance (currently, 4.2 million), the figure remai

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-12-11 07:00:00