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Ethiopia says to investigate wrong map that shows no Somalia

Ethiopia will investigate how a map published in the country's foreign ministry website erased neighboring Somalia and incorporated it within Ethiopia's border. ...
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Britain says to provide US$10 million for drought response in Somalia

Britain said Friday it is providing 10 million U.S. dollars for humanitarian support to Somalis affected by the current drought. Phil Evans,...
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Somalia, AU to intensify joint operations against Al-Shabaab terror group

Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are intensifying joint operations against the al-Shabab terror group, said Francisco Madeira, special representative of...
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UN express worry over increasing food insecurity in Somalia

Some 1.7 million people in Somalia are expected to face crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity until June, following a second consecutive failed...
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Somalia Pledges to End Terrorism Despite Increasing Attacks

The Somali government has vowed to step up efforts against terrorism and urged the international community to support Mogadishu in its stabilization efforts. Prime Minister...
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U.S. army says it kills 3 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

The U.S. military said on Thursday night that it conducted a collective self-defense airstrike in southern Somalia on Wednesday, killing three al-Shabab militants. ...
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Japan provides US$1 million to UN to reduce mine threats in Somalia

Japan has renewed its commitment to promoting human security and stability in Somalia by contributing 1 million U.S. dollars to the UN Voluntary Trust...
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Joint AU-UN team in Somalia to assess AMISOM’s transition plan

A joint team from the United Nations and the African Union (AU) is in Somalia to review progress made in implementing the transition plan...
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against Al shabab insurgents outside Lido beach in the Somali capital Mogadishu, on January 28, 2016. Al Shebab killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a restaurant in the at Lido beach on January 22, 2016. / AFP / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB

Aid agencies call for strict measures to protect women, girls in Somalia

Aid agencies operating in Somalia on Sunday called for stern measures to protect women and girls in the Horn of Africa nation. The Somalia NGO...
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AU says pro-government fighters contribute to enhancing security in Somalia

More than 20,000 pro-Somali government fighters have helped with the fight against al-Shabab terrorists across the Horn of Africa nation, the African Union Mission...
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Kenya says to pursue peaceful resolution of border dispute with Somalia

Kenya is keen on a peaceful resolution with Somalia on the maritime border dispute, a senior government official said on Thursday. Monica Juma, cabinet secretary...
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Dep. Attorney General of Somalia Gunned Down in Mogadishu

Somali Deputy Attorney General was shot dead by two armed men while driving a car in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials said late Wednesday. Hassan...
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Burundi Rejects AU’s Stand on Withdrawing Peacekeepers from Somalia

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday disapproved the decision of the African Union (AU) to withdraw 1,000 Burundian peacekeepers from Somalia. The AU Peace...
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Somalia launches national strategy for public awareness

Somalia has launched a three-year national strategy to enhance awareness of key government policy agendas and initiatives among the citizens. The...
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AU Military Chief Discuss Somalia’s Exit Strategies

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military commanders began a four-day meeting in Mogadishu on Monday to develop a comprehensive plan that will guide...
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U.S. army launches airstrike in Somalia

The United States military said Saturday that it conducted an airstrike in southern Somalia on Friday as part of efforts to degrade the extremist...
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Ugandan Top Police Official Conducts Assessment on Somalia Security

A senior Ugandan police official is on a week-long working visit to Somalia to carry out assessment of personnel and audit the status of...
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Uganda in talks with UN over soldiers’ arrears on mission in Somalia

Uganda is in talks with the United Nations over the arrears of its soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia, a senior...
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Senior Ugandan police official in Somalia for security assessment

A senior Ugandan police official is on a week-long working visit to Somalia to carry out assessment of personnel and audit the status of...
A man displays money at the exchange market in Suq Bacad market in Mogadishu, Somalia, Nov. 18, 2015. (Xinhua/ Faisal Isse)

Aid Organisations Solicit for US$1.08 Billion to Help Somalia

Somalia and aid agencies operating in the country on Monday launched 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), seeking 1.08 billion U.S. dollars to provide support...
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AU’s Peace Efforts in Somalia Commended

The European Union senior military official has lauded peace and stabilization efforts being spearheaded by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in the...
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Qatar assists Somalia with military aid

Qatar's Ministry of Defense on Thursday offered military aid to Somalia in support of security and stability in the country. In a statement, the ministry...
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Ghana plans to deploy 160 police officers to stabilize Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Tuesday Ghana plans to deploy about 160 police officers to the mission to help stabilize the...
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Security Officers in Somalia Trained in Sexual Violence Management

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday it has launched an intensive training program on conflict-related sexual violence for security officers in...
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Somalia: UN Compound Attack Condemned

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight-member East African bloc, on Saturday condemned the attack on the UN compound in Somali capital Mogadishu...
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UN Envoy believes Al-Shabaab is still Somalia’s Nightmare

The top UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Haysom on Thursday warned that al-Shabaab remains the biggest source of insecurity in Somalia. "Despite the ongoing operations...
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Early funding urged to sustain operations in Somalia

Humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for early funding and support to help sustain aid operation in Somalia in 2019. According to...
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AfDB Charts A Roadmap To Integrate The Development Of Eastern Africa

The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration with infrastructure development...
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Arrest & prosecute school girl killers-Amnesty International

Amnesty International has called on authorities in Somalia as a matter of urgency to arrest and prosecute the school girl killers. Following the Tuesday fatal...

Ethiopian PM in Somalia to boost bilateral ties

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali arrived in Somalia on Saturday for a day-long visit aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two countries. Ali...