Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Somalia slams Taiwan’s opening of office in Somaliland

Somalia’s government on Tuesday condemned Taiwan’s opening of a representative office in the self-declared state of Somaliland, terming the move an outrage against Somalia’s...

Somali police suspend prison warden after deadly al-Shabab riot

 The warden of the central prison in Somalia’s capital has been suspended following a recent riot at the facility in which 19 people were...

Somali special forces battle gunmen who stormed Elite Hotel in Mogadishu

At least eight people including officials and civilians were killed and more than 30 wounded on Sunday when a car bomb blast targeted a...

Several dead in gun and bomb attack on Mogadishu Elite Hotel

At least ten people have been killed and dozens of others wounded in a gun and bomb attack by suspected al-Shabab fighters on an...

Somali Special Forces Capture Shabab Stronghold in Lower Shabelle

Somali government troops, backed by African Union (AU) forces, have taken control from the al-Shabab militant group of a strategic town in the Lower...

Somali Government and Federal States increase taxes on Khat imports

Somalia has doubled taxes levied on the leafy stimulant khat which is mainly imported from Kenya and Ethiopia in what is going to further...

Ten Killed in Somalia After Fighting Between Al-Shabab and armed residents

At least 10 people were killed and five others were wounded in fighting between al-Shabab and armed residents in Somalia's central region of Mudug,...

Somalia: Draft law a ‘major setback’ for victims of sexual violence

Pramila Patten, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, wants the Somali Federal Parliament to withdraw the Sexual Intercourse Related Crimes Bill as...

At least six killed as Somalia security forces put out prison uprising

At least six prisoners were killed and another six injured when Somali security forces beat back an uprising in Mogadishu's central prison on...

Gunfire Erupts Inside Main Prison in Somalia’s Mogadishu – Inmate

 A gunfight between Somali security forces and terrorist group al-Shabab erupted inside the main prison in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday, police, and witnesses...
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