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Somalia's president gives up US citizenship after criticism

0 Visits: 249 | Thursday August 01, 2019 - 18:27:39
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's president is giving up his United States citizenship, his office announced on Thursday, a decision seen by some compatriots as an attempt to win support ahead of a run for a second term.

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Homegrown fashion emerges in troubled Somalia

0 Visits: 251 | Wednesday July 31, 2019 - 22:19:47
Every time young fashion designer Hawa Adan Hassan makes a new gown for a paying customer, she also makes her dreams come true.

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UN envoy to Somalia highlights importance of collaboration in visit to South West State

0 Visits: 330 | Thursday July 18, 2019 - 18:07:02
Baidoa, 18 July 2019 (Horn Observer)– Continuing his inaugural visits to regional centres following his recent arrival in the country, the United Nations envoy to Somalia, James Swan, visited South West State (SWS) today, where he met with President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed 'Laftagareen.' …

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In Kismayo, UN envoy to Somalia affirms that terrorist acts won't derail Jubaland's progress

0 Visits: 318 | Tuesday July 16, 2019 - 23:25:27
Kismayo – On his first visit to the southern state of Jubaland since his arrival, the new United Nations envoy to Somalia expressed his solidarity with its residents in the wake of last week's deadly terrorist attack.

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Trudeau condemns hotel attack that killed 26 including Somali-Canadian journalist

0 Visits: 323 | Monday July 15, 2019 - 20:10:11
In a statement issued Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned an extremist attack in Somalia which killed 26, including a prominent Somali-Canadian journalist and her husband.

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Al-Shabaab Abducts Two Aid Workers In Somalia's Gedo Region

0 Visits: 145 | Wednesday May 15, 2019 - 13:28:20
The al-Qaeda-linked militant group has abducted two aid workers near Dollow town in Somalia's Gedo region, local officials said on Tuesday.

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Somalia presidential guards chief shot wounded over payment rift

0 Visits: 308 | Thursday March 28, 2019 - 00:11:14
The Chief of guards protecting Somalia's presidential palace has been shot and injured by a fellow soldier on Tuesday following a dispute over unpaid salaries, Horn Globe News reports

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Somalia appeals Qatar for urgent financial support to pay unpaid soldiers

0 Visits: 494 | Sunday March 24, 2019 - 18:04:55
Somalia Federal Government has appealed Qatari Government for urgent financial support to pay its unpaid soldiers who have been striking since past week, according to a letter seen by Horn Globe News and sources familiar with the request.

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Ethiopian Airlines flight enroute to Nairobi with 157 people aboard crashes

0 Visits: 420 | Sunday March 10, 2019 - 14:20:28
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, Ethiopian airlines said in a statement.

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Somalia: Gun argument, lack of trust impede operation to clear al-Shabaab attackers

0 Visits: 356 | Saturday March 02, 2019 - 11:27:43
BY: Abdalle Ahmed Mumin for Horn Globe News: - Somali security forces took more than 20 hours to end the siege in the heart of the capital, Mogadishu on Friday after al-Shabaab attackers car bombed and besieged buildings full of people.

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Gunmen kill at least 9 street cleaners near Somalia's Capital

0 Visits: 293 | Monday February 25, 2019 - 23:53:54
At least nine people were shot dead and unknown number of others injured after gunmen believed to be members from the Shabab opened fire on street cleaners on the outskirt of Somali capital, Mogadishu on Monday, media reports.

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Ethiopia and Somaliland discuss peace, Security and Port Utilization

0 Visits: 1209 | Thursday February 21, 2019 - 08:14:17
Adis Ababa (Horn Observer) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received at his office on Wednesday the President of the Somaliland Administration H.E. Muse Bihi Abdi and his delegation, a statement from the office of Prime minister said.

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Somalia Journalists on duty beaten, abused in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 1112 | Monday February 18, 2019 - 17:47:12
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Two Somali journalists Saeed Qarafan and Abdullahi Dahir were beaten, abused on Monday morning by the Somali police, the journalists were on duty when the incident happened, local human rights organization said.

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Chinese fishing deal ruinous to Somali fisher's catch

0 Visits: 364 | Monday February 18, 2019 - 09:57:25
Somali fishermen have the right to worry now after their government signed a destructive Chinese fishing deal granting 31 Chinese companies the right to fish in Somalia late last year.

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Somali president's loathing war on media is dangerous, journalists say

0 Visits: 496 | Monday February 11, 2019 - 00:02:13
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, whose government is rated as the worst oppressor of freedom of speech in Somalia, has this week instigated a new hostility against journalists and the media.

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Somalia's petroleum summit in London draws criticism, suspicion and protests

0 Visits: 660 | Thursday February 07, 2019 - 22:33:55
London (Horn Observer) Hundreds of angry protestors stage here in London outside Claridge's Hotel on Thursday morning where a petroleum summit aimed to auction oil and gas blocks, was taking place, an act which the Somalia's upper house called it "illegal.

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Somalia tends to calm Djibouti over Ethiopia's AMISOM role

0 Visits: 1738 | Monday February 04, 2019 - 20:19:24
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer / Horn Globe News) - Somali government sent its Parliament Speaker Mohamed Mursal to Djibouti for secret talks with the Djiboutian president, sources revealed, in what many say might be related to a fresh rivalry within AMISOM troop contributing countries.

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43 migrants dead, scores missing in Djibouti boat tragedy

0 Visits: 366 | Thursday January 31, 2019 - 23:44:53
At least 43 migrants are dead and scores missing after two boats sink off Djibouti coast during voyage to Arabian Peninsula, the United Nations migration agency said.

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Outrage over comments from Uganda's president on Somalia

0 Visits: 644 | Wednesday January 30, 2019 - 22:59:44
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) The Ugandan president has this week called Somalia a country with no state which lacks organized authority, Ugandan media reported, prompting public outrage.

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Somali and foreign diplomats arrive in Garowe for the inauguration of the new Puntland President elect

0 Visits: 410 | Saturday January 26, 2019 - 14:13:30
Garowe (Horn Observer) Somalia president, key opposition figures and foreign diplomats arrive here in Garowe, the capital of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland, for the inauguration of the newly elected president.

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