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October 14 tragedy: Why Somalia needs a national biometric system

By Thabit MohamedFormer Mayor of Mogadishu and Governor of Benadir RegionOn October 14, 2017, a terrorist operative belonging to Al-Shabaab drove off from Somalia’s breadbasket...

Trump Demands Plan to Pull Hundreds of U.S. Troops From Somalia

President Donald Trump has told top advisers he wants to withdraw U.S. troops from Somalia, according to people familiar with the matter, allowing him...

Feared Shabab Exploit Somali Banking and Invest in Real Estate, U.N. Says

The Shabab, the Somalia-based militant group that is Al Qaeda’s most powerful ally in Africa, is not only collecting millions of dollars in tariffs...

Former Islington mayor Rakhia Ismail quits Labour party over racism

The UK’s first hijab-wearing mayor has resigned from the Labour party citing racism and a “system that allows white men to have what they want, when...

Alshabab Extremists release two Cuban doctors kidnapped in Somalia

The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has released two Cuban doctors who were kidnapped in Kenya and held for a year and a half in...

Somali National Army, Kenyan troops exchange gunfire at shared border

Somali and Kenyan troops engaged in a minutes-long firefight on Saturday at the two countries' shared border, local officials and witnesses said after the...

IMF Reaches a Staff-Level Agreement for the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility for Somalia

September 24, 2020End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country.The views expressed...

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power

US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November's election."Well, we'll have to see what...

Somalia’s Lawmakers Approve Roble ‘Swedish-Somali’ as New Prime Minister

The Somali parliament on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, less than a week after his nomination.Roble, who...

lhan Omar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: ‘This is my country’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday night fired back at President Trump, who went after her at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.Trump on Tuesday said Omar, a refugee from Somalia...
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