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Puntland and Jubaland Reach Historic Cooperation Agreement

Regional administrations of Puntland and Jubaland have signed an historic bilateral agreement which will see both sides have cooperation in fields of economic, security and politics.

The signing of the agreement came days after talks between leaders from both sides who met in the port town of Kismayo. President Abdiweli Gaas of Puntland and Ahmed Madobe […]

By |March 12th, 2015|English News|Comments Off

Puntland President Arrives in Kismayo

Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali and his ministerial delegation arrived in the Southern Port town of Kismayo on Tuesday, which is the base of the Jubaland administration.

The President was warmly welcomed in the airport by his counterpart Ahmed Mohamed Madobe and Kismayo residents.

Speaking to journalists after touching down, Mr Gaas said that during his three-day […]

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Somalia President vows to ‘eliminate terrorists’ after deadly attack

Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has vowed to fight ‘’terrorists until completely eliminated’’, after a deadly attack on a Mogadishu hotel claiming the lives of more than 12 people. The President condemned the attack which was carried out by the extremist group al-Shabaab. In a Press statement, Mr Mohamoud said that the attack will not […]

By |February 20th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somalia: al-Shabaab Suicide attack on Mogadishu hotel leaves 10 dead

At least ten people including government officials were killed and more than 20 injured on Friday when the al-Shabaab extremists launched a devastating suicide attack on hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, security sources have confirmed. The militants were wearing suicide vests, and armed with grenades and AK-47 rifles attacked the Central hotel before the […]

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At least 11 killed in Somalia hotel attack: police

Somalia’s Shebab insurgents killed at least 11 people and wounded many others Friday in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel while senior government officials were inside, police said. However, an official at the presidential palace said at least 25 people had been killed and that the toll was expected to rise due to the severity […]

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More than war: ‘Captain Phillips’ star hopes for another Somalia

As a gun-toting Somali pirate, Barkhad Abdi was terrifying, earning an Oscar-nomination for his role in “Captain Phillips” with the chilling line to Tom Hanks: “I am the captain now.” They liked it in Somalia too: when Abdi returned to his birth nation for the first time in more than two decades, he was mobbed […]

By |February 20th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somalia: Massive security crackdown in Mogadishu following assassinations

Somalia’s security forces launched a major security operation in the capital Mogadishu, searching for explosives and weapons, days after government officials were assassinated by militants. Officials from the security sector have told the media that the latest operations going around the capital is a move to tackle al-Shabaab’s threats to the stability of the capital. […]

By |February 19th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

As the cycle of crisis continues in Somalia, vital remittance pipelines risk being cut

Somalia’s financial lifeline remains under threat as banks in US, UK, Australia, and elsewhere have broken ties with the money transfer operators that make remittances possible, NGOs warn. Nairobi,19 February, 2015 – Just three years on from a devastating famine that killed 258,000, Somalia continues to be in the grips of crisis. At the same […]

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Khat exports to Somalia resumed as overpricing dispute ends

Khat traders in Kenya have started again the export of the herbal stimulant to neighbouring Somalia after suspending it for three days due to high taxes and overpricing complaints. Planes loaded with sacks of khat arrived in Mogadishu on Wednesday, an eyewitness confirmed. Khat, a multi-million dollar business for countries across the Horn of Africa […]

By |February 18th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Donor-backed body questions Somali state contract awards

Most of the major contracts signed by Somalia’s government in the past two years were not tendered competitively and should be renegotiated or scrapped, according to a confidential report by a donor-backed committee that reviewed the deals. Somalia has awarded foreign firms management contracts ranging from port and airport operations to fishing rights, but donors […]

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