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Somali militants kill 12 soldiers in attack on base, say officials

Photo/ Somali Times Islamist al Shabaab militants killed at least 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military base southwest of the capital on Wednesday, officials said, underscoring the insurgents’ ability to launch attacks despite a government offensive. A suicide bomber detonated at the El Salini base before gunmen stormed in and briefly occupied it,

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Roadside bomb kills 3 soldiers in Somalia

Photo/ Somali Times No group has yet claimed responsibility for bomb attack, also wounding more than 4 soldiers At least three Somali soldiers were killed after a blast struck a military vehicle on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday. Local police officer Feysal Mohamed told Anadolu Agency that the source of the explosion

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What went wrong? Somaliland Cabinet Ministers agree to allow President Farmajo travel to Hargeisa.

Photo/ Somali Times Hargeisa – The President Muse Bihi suggested to the Somaliland Cabinet that President Farmajo will be in Hargeisa, and they accepted the proposal and said they would allow it. In the coming days, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo are expected in Hargeisa as they will depart from

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Bihi, Farmajo meeting to feature in Ethiopia PM’s talks

The expansion of the Somaliland Port of Berbera and the meeting between Somaliland and Somalia leaders will be among the discussions points between Ethiopia Prime Minister Aby Ahmed and the United Arab Emirates leadership this weekend. Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed landed in Abu Dhabi on Thursday evening for a round of talks with the

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Somali President Farmajo has strongly criticized the Kenyan government’s interference in Somalia’s

Photo/ Somali Times Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has strongly criticized the Kenyan government’s interference in Somalia’s internal affairs and addressed government forces deployed in the Gedo region. The President said the troops were deployed in Gedo, saying that the Somali government is responsible for protecting the borders, and he said he would not accept

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Killings, Corruption and Censorship Besiege Media Freedom in Somalia

Photo/ Somali Times A surge in violent attacks, threats, harassment and intimidation of media workers is entrenching Somalia as one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, “We live in perpetual fear”, the organization documents dramatic deterioration in the right to freedom

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Jubaland troops clash President Farmajo’s allied militias in Kismayo

Photo/ Somali Times Kismayo-Fighting between Jubaland forces and forces allied to former Jubaland government spokesman Abdinasir Serar broke out in Kismayo Wednesday. Sources told Somali Times that the two sides clashed following an altercation as supporters allied to Serar attempted to hold a protest against the Jubbaland administration. There was no immediate information on the

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President Farmajo meets President Muse Bihi in Addis Ababa

Photo/ Somali Times President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Somaliland President, Musa Bihi Abdi have met in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital on Tuesday afternoon. The first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders were held at the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed who has facilitated the two to meet. According to Villa

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Somalia: 5 killed in separate bomb blasts

Photo/ Somali Times 2 government soldiers killed, plus 3 civilians, in bomb blasts; no claim of responsibility but al-Shabaab terrorists likely At least two government soldiers were killed and more than four wounded when a bomb blast targeted a military vehicle on the edge of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, in the wake of

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Al Shabaab ‘fires two members of executive council’ after they pushed to stop attacks on civilians

Photo/ Somali Times The terror group issued a rare apology after a blast killed 90 in Mogadishu Somali jihadist group Al-Shabaab has expelled top members of its executive council after they expressed concern over attacks against civilians, according to Somalia’s intelligence agency.Attacks on civilians have intensified in the past year in the East African country,

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