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Somalia, South West state Baidoa Five killed bomb attack

Photo/Somali Times At least five people were killed and scores of others injured in a bomb attack in the Baidoa Saturday morning. Sources in the South West state capital told Somali Times the bomb may have been remotely detonated targeting a local revenue office. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The attack happened hours

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Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint at Somalia’s Mogadishu port

Photo/Somali Times An explosion shook parts of the Somali capital of Mogadishu early on Saturday as a suicide car bomber drove into a checkpoint just outside the port, witnesses said, but police made no immediate comment on casualties. “Metal debris fell all over us inside the port and we heard gunfire,” said a port worker

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Somalia: Authorities must immediately release journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nur (Abuja)

Amnesty International is concerned about the continued detention of journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nur (Abuja) and the organization is calling on Somalia authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him. Amnesty International is also worried that the journalist who was arbitrarily arrested and detained on 7 March 2020 by the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) is

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The Kenyan delegation meets Somaliland President Bihi in Hargeisa

Photo/Somali Times Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi met with a Kenyan delegation in Hargeisa for a two-day visit, with sources close to President Bihi told Somali Times. The delegation, comprised of parliamentarians, politicians and investors, will be led by parliamentarian Jineyd Mohamed from Kenya. During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation, investment, trade

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Puntland President Deni rejects Farmajo political conference

Photo/Somali Times Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni has boycotted the conference calling for Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo scheduled to take place in Mogadishu 5-7 in July. , The Puntland parliament’s call not to attend the conference. The Puntland House of Representatives passed a 13-day deadline, one of which was for the President of Puntland

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Mortar shells hit after Somalia celebrates reopened stadium

Photo/Somali Times At least three mortar blasts sent sports fans in Somalia ducking for cover Tuesday evening, hours after the Mogadishu Stadium reopened following years of instability. The mortar shells struck in and around the stadium, police Col. Ahmed Muse said. There was no immediate word on any casualties. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group often

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President Farmajo’s government has succeeded in creating a new political crisis in Somalia.

Photo/Somali Times The fraud of Benadir 142 MPs voted to add 13 seats to the Upper House. The issue was raised by 72 MPs who said the constitution was violated, many of them absent from the session. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s government on Peace and Lives has succeeded in creating a new political crisis that

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Suicide bombing Turkey’s military base in Mogadishu kills two civilians

Photo/Somali Times According to Somali officials told Somali Times No Somali soldiers, Turkish nationals among casualties in morning attack outside Turkey’s military base in Mogadishu. Three people, including a suicide bomber were killed Tuesday morning after an attack outside Turkey’s largest overseas military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu. That security guards shot the bomber

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The latest: Suicide bomber blow up at Turkish military academy in Mogadishu

Photo/Somali Times A suicide bomber who disguised himself as the recruit has blown himself up at the Turkish-run military training academy in Mogadishu. Sources Somali officials told Somali Times reports Turksom training centre said the attacker managed to join the queue in the ongoing recruitment exercise at the facility without being detected and blow himself

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Blasts kill 7 people in southern and central Somalia

Photo/Somali Times At least seven people have died in two separate bomb attacks in southern and central Somalia in the last 24 hours, police and military officers said on Sunday. In the first incident, two bombs planted in front of the house of a military official in Wanlaweyn town, 90 km northwest of the capital

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