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Somalia Senate bans Dubai ports operator

Senators of Somali Upper House  have voted to declare a contract with the United Arab Emirates null and void - endangering plans to develop...

28-year-old Somali woman tasked to make key decisions on UN Peacebuilding Fund

This young Somali woman is carrying her father’s legacy forward! And rightly so. Meet Ilwad Elman. She is a Somali-Canadian social activist who works at the Elman Peace and...

Somali MPs table motion of no-confidence against Parliament Speaker

More than 100 Somali MPs have tabled a motion of no-confidence against Mohamed Osman Jawari, the Federal Parliament Speaker. MPs accused Jawari of impeding constitutional review...

DP World deal triggers Somalia port row with breakaway north

Somalia's parliament has declared "null and void" a port deal signed by breakaway Somaliland that has raised tensions between Mogadishu and Hargeisa. Dubai-based DP World...

President Kenyatta picks Noordin Haji as next director of public prosecutions DPP

President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated National Intelligence Service Deputy Director Noordin Mohamed Haji as the next director of public prosecutions (DPP). The selection panel submitted...

Somali parliament bans UAE’s DP World from operating in country

Somali parliament on Monday unanimously voted unanimously a legislation banning the UAE ports operator DP World after signing a controversial agreement with Somaliland and...

Ethiopian soldiers kill nine civilians mistaken for militants

Ethiopian soldiers killed nine civilians and injured 12 after mistaking them for rebels near a town along the country’s border with Kenya, state media...

Somalia president warns against breach of sovereignty

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Saturday urged foreign countries and investors to follow legal procedures for investment in his country, in an apparent...

Turkish aid agency to rebuild Somali parliament

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on Saturday signed a deal with the Somali parliament to go ahead with the construction of a modern...

Somalia’s new telecom regulator takes control of top-level domain

 Somalia's newly established telecom regulator on Friday took full control of the country's top-level internet domain (dotSO). The National Communications Authority (NCA) took control of...
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Farmaajo should stop hiding behind election law to extend term

By PETER KAGWANJA All things being equal, more than 6 million eligible voters, half...
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Somali barber in Turkey hopeful despite coronavirus setback

Amid fears over the coronavirus pandemic, people around the world have adjusted to the new normal and began taking preventive measures,...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali blasts Ilhan Omar over call to remake US

Somalia-born human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Friday over recent comments in which the lawmaker called for "dismantling...

Turkey’s president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

The president of Turkey on Friday formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship,...