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IMF to Help Somalia Print First Banknote...

IMF to Help Somalia Print First Banknotes in a Quarter Century

The International Monetary Fund is backing Somalia’s plans to replace tattered currency notes that were printed before the Horn of Africa nation plunged into civil war almost three decades ago. The new Somali shilling notes may come into circulation this year, alongside the dollar that’s been... read more »

Somalia: Gunmen Storm Hotel in Capital A...

Somalia: Gunmen Storm Hotel in Capital After Car Bomb

Gunmen have fought their way into a hotel in the Somali capital after a suicide car bomb exploded at its gates, a police officer said Wednesday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said dozens of people, including lawmakers, were thought to have been staying at Mogadishu’s Dayah hotel at the time of the... read more »

AU call for deployment of 4,000 addition...

AU call for deployment of 4,000 additional troops in Somalia

The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) for the African Union Mission in Somalia AMISOM, in its 22nd meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday called for deployment of 4,000 additional troops in Somalia. The meeting emphasized the urgency for the UN and the international community... read more »

Seven al-Shabaab fighters killed as KDF ...

Seven al-Shabaab fighters killed as KDF captures Somali township

Seven al-Shabaab fighters were killed as the Kenya Defence Forces captured Badhaadhe township in Somalia on Tuesday. Defence headquarters said the troops were on routine operations when they launched an offensive against al-Shabaab positions. “KDF soldiers operating under African Union Mission in... read more »

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Al-Shabaab kills regional police chief, bodyguard in Somalia

A police boss and his bodyguard died on Saturday evening after a grenade attack blamed on Al-Shabaab militants in Jowhar town located in Somalia’s Hirshabelle State. Abdi Hussein, the... read more »

ICJ to deliver judgment on Kenya’s preliminary objections in maritime dispute

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it will deliver its judgement on the preliminary objections raised by Kenya in it’s Maritime dispute against Somalia. The court... read more »

Somali herders hard hit as drought strikes

Until he breathed his last, Mr Omar Hassan led a decent life as pastoralist in central Somalia’s Galgadud region. He was comfortable, earning and eating his daily bread. But with... read more »

8 killed in heavy fighting in southern Somalia

At least six Al-Shabaab fighters and two government soldiers were killed and several others injured in heavy fighting between the militants and Somali National Army backed by the African... read more »

Mo Farah: I dream of making Britain my home again – but only afte...

By James Gill Sir Mo Farah is homesick after years spent training abroad – but even with President Trump in the White House, Team GB’s hero is staying in the US for the sake of his running... read more »