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U.S President Joe Biden nominates new ambassador to Somalia

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Richard H. Riley to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Somalia. Riley will serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, replacing Larry André, who has served as the U.S. Ambassador to...

Over 3,000 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in 6 months, Somalia Govt Says

Al Shabaab wants to overthrow the weak Western-backed Somali government and impose its own strict brand of Islamic law
By:Zakariye Ahmed, Horn diplomat correspondent More than 3,000 militants from Al-Shabaab were killed and other 3,700 were wounded in the last six months of military operations against Al-Shabaab militant group, Somalia's government says in a statement on Saturday.

At least 14 killed by flash floods in Somalia: UN

FILE PIC: Somalia floods. /Xinhua
By: XINHUA Flash floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 14 people, displaced thousands more, and destroyed property in southern Somalia, the United Nations humanitarian agency said. The UN Office for...

Somalia’s president commits to universal suffrage

A Somali polling agent (right) explains the voting procedure to a voter before she casts her ballot in Baidoa during a past election.
By AFP Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said the country would organise the next national elections by universal suffrage, a departure from an indirect voting system that has often triggered crises. The fragile...

Somalia: lives and livelihoods of millions still at risk, FAO

Strategic investments are needed to sustainably improve food and water security for millions of Somalis
By: FAO Rome - While humanitarian assistance has prevented worse outcomes and staved off famine in parts of Somalia thus far, millions of rural Somali people continue to face unprecedented challenges to their food security. Reversing the alarming...

Somalia donates $4.8M to Türkiye quake victims

Somalia donates $4.8M to Türkiye quake victims
By: Staff writer Somalia on Sunday said the federal government and the Somali people donated over $4.8 million to earthquake victims in Türkiye. Somalia Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre along with Speaker...

Somalia lender to acquire struggling First Community Bank

First Community Bank along Kigali Road, Nairobi. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG
By: Business Daily A Mogadishu-based lender that has been in operation for under 10 years is set to acquire a controlling stake in First Community Bank (FCB), whose capital is below the required minimum.

Somalia’s Neighbors to Send Additional Troops to Fight Al-Shabab

FILE - Security patrol the streets during fighting between al-Shabab extremists and soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 21, 2023. Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya have agreed to send additional troops to support Somali forces against al-Shabab, a Somali official said March 1, 2023.
By: Harun Maruf VOA The three neighboring countries of Somalia are to send new troops to support Somali forces against al-Shabab in the next phase of military operations, the national security adviser for the Somali president said.

U.S. Commandos Advise Somalis in Fight Against Qaeda Branch

A campaign in the Horn of Africa is now the most active element in the “forever wars” the United States has waged since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
BY: NEWYORK TIMES  The promise and perils of America’s counterterrorism campaign were on full display at a remote training base in central Somalia. It was graduation day for 346 recruits who would join...

UN Says 2022 Deadliest In Somalia Since 2017

Under attack: 121 people died in two car bomb blasts at the education ministry in Mogadishu last October Hassan Ali ELMI
By: AFP UN chief Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that 2022 was the deadliest year for civilians in Somalia since 2017, largely because of an increase in mass-casualty attacks by the Al-Shabaab jihadist group.