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Somali government denies Eritrean-trained troops fought in Ethiopia

File Photo/Somali Times Somalia’s Information Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe has denied reports that Somali troops being trained in Eritrea have taken part in fighting in Ethiopia. The information minister, who held a press conference in response to the government protests in Mogadishu, accused opposition politicians campaigning to spread false information to the public. It’s not

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Senior Al-Shabab leader arrested in Somalia

Photo: Credit Twitter Somalia announced on Wednesday that its armed forces arrested a senior leader of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab terrorist group in an operation in the country’s Middle Shabelle region, according to an official statement. According to Anadolu Agency report. “Somali National Army and Hirshabelle police arrested a senior Al-shabaab local leader after a joint

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Prime Minister Roble appoints new Electoral Commission

File Photo/Somali Times Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has appointed a high-level technical committee to oversee the country’s elections. The nominated committee consists of seven members of the Prime Minister’s Advisers and is tasked with overseeing electoral administration, coordinating Federal and State election commissions, financial management and international relations. The appointment of the new

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Farmajo has more chances to be president than Hassan

Photo/Somali Times Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo since having 3 states: Galmudug, Hirshabelle and South West, has more chances to win the 2021 elections. President Farmajo has even more elderly community leaders which elect MPs. Somalia’s voting system is not democratic but instead elect clan leaders and is complicated. Somalis respect each other as

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The latest: Somali special forces killed 75 Al-Shabab terrorists

Photo/Somali Times Colonel Ali Hashi, a spokesman for the Somali National Army, said in an interview with outlet media that they had killed more than 75 Al-Shabab militants and that they achieved significant victories. “The troops fought in many areas and inflicted heavy casualties on Al-Shabab terrorists. The fighting took place in Warta Jilable which

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Somalia announces funding for 2021 elections

File Photo/Somali Times Somalia has for the first time detailed the source of funding elections, and the elections’ contract. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamoud, said the election funds will come from the federal government, candidates and the international community, which will play a key role in providing the funds. “Elections are very

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Somali military kills 25 al-Shabab terrorists

Al-Shabaab terrorists targeted in central Hiraan province, military says The Somali military on Tuesday claimed to have killed 25 al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab terrorists in the central Hiran province. The SNA [Somali National Army] based in Buloburte district targeted Al-Shabaab fighters and killed 25 members of the enemy,” the military said on Twitter. The military also seized

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Somali army says operations kill 100 al-Shabab militants in southern region

Photo/Somali Times The Somali National Army (SNA) said Sunday its forces have killed about 100 al-Shabab militants in recent operations in the Middle Shabelle region of southern Somalia. Somali army chief Odowaa Yusuf Rage said the operations, which were carried out in the region to flush out al-Shabab terrorists from the area, have seen insurgents

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Somali army says it kills 37 al-Shabab militants in southern region

Photo/Somali Times The Somali National Army said Saturday its forces killed 37 al-Shabab militants in Middle Shabelle region on Friday night amid the ongoing military operations to flush out the extremists in the southern part of the country. “The Somali National Army last night carried out a planned operation in the Galka-Harare area of Middle

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Somali rapper Sharma Boy has been arrested for a car crash

Photo: Credit Facebook Somali rapper Sharma Boy. Garowe police have arrested youth singer Sharmarke Abdinasir Mohamed Sharma Boy, who is believed to be responsible for a deadly car accident. Earlier in the day, a luxury car driven by Sharma Boy overturned in Burawadal, north of Garowe, killing a woman named Saido Jama Mire and injuring

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