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Somalia says it has resumed diplomatic ties with Kenya

Somalia says it has resumed diplomatic ties with neighbouring Kenya after severing relations late last year, over accusations of internal security interference.A government statement on Thursday thanked Qatar for its mediation efforts. Kenya’s presidency tweeted only that President Uhuru...

Somalia PM calls for meeting to end election deadlock

Somalia PM Mohamed Hussein Roble has invited the leaders of federal member states for a meeting to end the elections deadlock after parliament cancelled its move to extend the presidential term.The consultative meeting has been scheduled for 20 May.Puntland...

Somalia’s president drops bid for extended term after chaos

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has backed down from his attempt to extend his tenure for two years - a political move that had sparked clan-based fighting in Mogadishu between soldiers supporting and opposing him.In a broadcast address to...

Residents flee Mogadishu amid fear of new clashes

Civilians caught between pro-government and opposition forces in the Somali capital, Mogadishu fled their homes Tuesday as the heavily armed rivals reinforced their positions after clashes that left three dead.Mogadishu is witnessing its worst political violence in years after...

Forces opposed to Somali president control parts of capital

Gunmen opposed to Somali president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed had control of strategic parts of the capital Mogadishu on Monday, reports Reuters journalists.This was a fall out of clashes among factions of the security forces at the weekend over the president's term...

Somali president endorses mandate extension, alarming US, EU

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has signed into law, an extension of his mandate by two years, passed by the parliament on Monday, shocking US and EU.This follows the parliament's approval of a motion to extend the term over...

Somalia parliament extends president’s mandate by two years

Somalia parliament on Monday voted to effectively extend the mandate of the president and federal government by two years in an attempt to end a political crisis after national elections were delayed in early February.The vote to hold a...

Kenya marks Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps for closure

Kenya has ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Somalia and gave the UN refugee agency – UNHCR – two weeks to present a plan to do so.The Dadaab and...

Somali security forces fire on protest over delayed election

Security forces in Somali capital fired on hundreds of people protesting the delay of the country’s election on Friday as at least one explosion was reported at the international airport and armoured personnel carriers blocked major streets. A protest...

Suicide bombing targeting Turks kills 5 in Mogadishu

An early morning suicide bombing near the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday killed five people including two Turks, Turkish and Somali officials said.The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a post by its Shahada News...
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U.S envoy arrives Sudan to mediate in Ethiopia’s dam dispute

The U.S envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday with the aim of resolving the...
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