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Galmudug state parliament elects new President

Members of Galmudug state Parliament are electing a new President in Adado on Wednesday following the resignation of former President Abdikarim Hussein Guled lasft February. The lawmakers are voting among three candidates running for the Presidency, after series of delays in the past few months due to the stalled talks between Galmudug and Ahlu Sunna. Somalia’s Interior Minister Abdi Farah ...

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President Farmaajo to attend Arab Summit in Jordan

Somali president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is expected to participate Arab Summit which will take place in Jordon’s Amman on Wednesday. Farmaajo together with fifteen other Arab leaders will meet at the Dead Sea to address the many challenges facing the Arab world. President Farmaajo and his counterpart Lubnan president, Michel Aoun would be their first time to attend the Summit. ...

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UN approves US$22 million loan to pprevent famine in Somalia

The FAO is scaling up its activities in drought-affected regions of Somalia thanks to a US$22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which complements the loans already provided by FAO’s Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities. This effort is part of the international response to prevent another famine in Somalia five ...

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Two Gov’t soldiers murderd in Mogadishu shooting

Two member of Somali security forces have been killed in an attack in Mogadishu’s Bakaro market on Monday afternoon by unknown gunmen, witnesses and police confirmed. Several armed men raided the soldiers outside their station in the drug section of Bakaro market, and killed them on the spot, according to a witness, speaking with Radio Shabelle. Security forces have immediately sealed ...

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EU, AU speaks out Somalia situation

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee (EU PSC) agreed that a continued strong engagement to support the political process leading to democratization and federalization, and the fight against Al Shabaab, will remain the priorities for the AU and the EU. They also agreed on the need for the Somali ...

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Humanitarian impact of withdrawal of armed forces

Situation overview Since July 2016, non-state armed actors have taken control of eight locations in Bakool, Galgaduug and Hiraan regions of Somalia following the departure of international troops. The takeover by non-state armed groups has exposed civilians to significant protection risks and further reduced humanitarian access in areas that are already hard to reach. The locations include Rab Dhuure, Bur ...

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African Union slams an attack kills 12 in Kenya

The African Union (AU) has condemned the terrorist attack by jihadist group al-Shabaab that killed at least 12 people in the border town of Mandera in Northeastern Kenya on Tuesday. It’s the second terrorist attack in Mandera this month and according to BBC, the latest violence was aimed at a theater group comprised of university students. The first attack on ...

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Ex leader: Puntland doesn’t want peace in Galkayo city

Former Galmudug state president Mohamed Ahmed Alin said Puntland is not ready peace in Galkayo city and bring an end to the ongoing conflict which claimed lives of dozens of civilians. He said Puntland has several times rejected to form a ministerial committee to discuss ways to solve the current crises in Galkayo, where troops from both administrations are battling ...

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Philippine president returns Beijing s praises, says China is good

Visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had praise for China on Wednesday, setting aside a maritime dispute as the combative leader reconfigures his country’s diplomatic alliances. The Asian giant was “good,” he said. “It has never invaded a piece of my country all these generations,” Duterte added in an apparent comparison to the Philippines’ former colonial ruler the United States. “During ...

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