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President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. (Riccardo Savi, Getty Images via AFP)

Somalia invites state leaders to crucial election talks

Somalia's prime minister on Sunday invited regional leaders to a fresh round of negotiations in the hope of resolving a protracted feud over elections that sparked violence in the capital.

Al Shabaab militants storm Somali jail, seven soldiers killed

At least seven soldiers were killed when fighters of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab stormed a jail in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland early on Friday, police and the group said.

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.
The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

UN Security Council urges end to Somalia’s political crisis

The U.N. Security Council called on Somalia’s federal government and regional states Tuesday to urgently resume talks and agree on arrangements to hold elections as soon as possible.

Somalia vote under threat as leaders in deadlock

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who is seeking another term, accused two of the five semi-autonomous regions Puntland and Jubbaland, of failing to compromise as they do not want to hold an election yet.
UNHCR staff unload aid from an aircraft in Mogadishu for distribution to families affected by flooding in central Somalia’s Hiran region, November 2019. UNHCR-William Ejalu

UN steps up aid for Somalis displaced by Cyclone Gati

U.N. agencies are rushing emergency aid to thousands of victims of Cyclone Gati, the most powerful tropical storm ever to hit Somalia.

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.
Paul Anthony Formosa, head of the P&O Ports operation in Bosaso port, was shot by two men disguised as fishermen [Feisal Omar-Reuters]

Gunmen kill head of Dubai-owned port operation in Somalia

Unknown gunmen have shot dead the head of a Dubai-owned port operation in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland.
Nicholas Haysom

Nicholas Haysom: Al Shabaab remains huge threat in Somalia

The top UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Haysom on Thursday warned that al-Shabaab remains the biggest source of insecurity in Somalia.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab loses strategic town to military

Military forces of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have retaken a strategic town from Islamic militant group al Shabaab, an officer said on Friday.

Al-Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia’s Puntland

Somalia’s Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.

AFRICOM: US strike kills 27 Shabaab militants in Horn of Africa

US forces have carried out their second Horn of Africa air strike in three days, killing another 27 Al-Shabaab jihadists, the American military said on Monday.

Al Shabaab fighters seize town in central Somalia – residents

Somalia’s militant Islamist group al Shabaab has retaken a small town in the centre of the country after it was abandoned by government troops, residents said on Saturday.

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.

UAE stops training Somalia’s military after cash seizure

The United Arab Emirates says it will end its military training mission to Somalia after an incident that saw its soldiers assaulted and $9.6 million seized at an airport in Mogadishu.

Speaker Dogara calls for active vigilance by citizens

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called for active vigilance by the citizens.

Expect more war, hunger and extremism in 2018 – report

Humanitarian crises around the world will worsen next year, with no let-up in civil wars in Africa, near-famines in war-torn regions and the threat of extremist Islamist violence, a Geneva-based think-tank predicted in a report published on Thursday.

US air strike kills 100 militants in Somalia

The U.S. military said on Tuesday that an air strike targeting an Al-Shabaab camp had killed 100 militants.

US-targeted ISIS in Somalia could be a ‘significant threat’

The Islamic State group's growing presence in Somalia could become a "significant threat" if it attracts fighters fleeing collapsing strongholds in Syria and Iraq, experts say, and already it seems to be influencing local al-Shabaab extremists to adopt tactics like beheadings.

Three US strikes in Somalia kill ‘several’ Shabaab and IS militants

US forces have carried out three strikes in the past two days in Somalia against both the Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab group and Islamic State group jihadists, killing several, the military announced on Sunday.

US carries out 3 drone strikes against extremists in Somalia

U.S. forces say they have carried out three drone strikes within 24 hours in Somalia, stepping up their campaign against the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabab and the Islamic State group.

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