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Somali government troops face off with forces loyal to sacked police boss

Gunshots rang out late on Friday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witnesses said, when government troops approached the home of the city’s former police commander who was

Somali president challenged in his bid to secure new term

Somalia’s president, whose four-year term expired this month, should not take part in talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has caused a delay in choosing a new head of state, two of Somalia’s five regional governments said on Sunday.
Somalia's Parliament has ousted Prime Minister Hassan Khaire, throwing into confusion the country's electoral plan.

Somalia parliament impeaches premier in no-confidence vote

Somalia's Parliament has ousted Prime Minister Hassan Khaire, throwing into confusion the country's electoral plan.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Somalia files complaint to UN against Kenya over airspace violation

Somalia has protested what it said is the violation of its airspace by Kenya after an aircraft flew from Nairobi directly to Kismayu instead of first landing in the capital Mogadishu.

Clan violence claim 15 lives in Somalia

No fewer than 15 people were killed on Thursday in fierce fighting between two rival clans in central Somalia, a local security official told dpa.
The US army has carried out at least 10 airstrikes in Somalia this year targeting al-Shabab fighters [Al Jazeera]

Police: Nine civilians killed in Somalia revenge attack

Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday.

Death toll rises to 20 after suicide bombings in Somalia

The death toll has risen to 20 people on Sunday following two suspected suicide bombers that struck in the southern Somali city of Baidoa on Saturday, a local hospital official said.

Al Shabaab militants kill Somali soldiers, kidnap scores of elders

Officials on Thursday said gunmen from Somalia’s Al Shabaab group killed six people including at least four soldiers in the streets of the capital, a day after the Islamist movement kidnapped scores of elders in a central region.
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Somalia announces first prosecution for female genital mutilation

Somalia’s Attorney-General Ahmed Dahir has announced the country’s first ever prosecution against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl.

Suicide bomber kills 3 police officers in central Somalia

Somali police say a suicide bomber has killed three police officers including a senior commander in the central city of Galkayo.

Ousted Somali state president reinstated, declares state of emergency

Ousted president of Somalia’s Galmudug State Ahmed Haaf has declared a three-month state of emergency after he was reinstated amid the political crisis in the semi-autonomous region.

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