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Somali President “Education is the best ...

Somali President “Education is the best investment in our people and the fo...

HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of Somalia today cuts the ribbon of the rehabilitated Polytechnic College in Mogadishu, where the President graduated and as a teacher and learnt the value of education. Somali President speaking on the importance of education stressed the significance of... read more »

At least 10 killed by blast in Somali ca...

At least 10 killed by blast in Somali capital – police

A suspected car bomb killed at least 10 people when it exploded at a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, police and witnesses said. Reuters witnesses saw several bodies at the scene of the blast near the vegetable market in Mogadishu’s Waberi... read more »

Corruption allegations tally up during S...

Corruption allegations tally up during Somalia’s first ever elections

Accusations of corruption have surrounded Somalia’s first ever set of elections, as around 13,000 people cast their votes for a new parliament. The Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation team (FIEIT) and Independent Electoral Disputes Resolution Mechanism (IEDRM) have both reported... read more »

11 Al-Shabaab militants killed in southe...

11 Al-Shabaab militants killed in southern Somalia

Somali National Army (SNA) on Wednesday killed at least 11 Al-Shabaab militants during a heavy fighting at Gof-Gadud village near Baidoa town in southern Somalia. Special Police Commissioner for Southwest State in Somalia Mohamed Isak Hassan told reporters that the joint forces overpowered the... read more »

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