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Somalia welcomes Kenya’s reopening of airspace

The Somali government on Thursday welcomed the reopening of the airspace by Kenya following a month-long closure due to diplomatic spat between the two...

Blast kills over 60 Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia village

Mogadishu, More than 60 Al-Shabaab militants, including foreign fighters, were killed in an explosion at a village about 65 kilometers west of Qoryooley in southern...

Somaliland elections: Opposition parties win majority of seats

Two opposition parties in Somalia’s breakaway Somaliland have won a majority of seats in the first parliamentary election in 16 years, according to the...

Somalia accuses KDF of targeting civilians

Somalia has accused the Kenya Defence Forces of targeting civilians in its airstrikes. In a statement on Friday, Somalia said, "The indiscriminate airstrike that took...

More than 2.73m people in Somalia face food crisis: UN

Drought and a rain deficit is pushing more than 2.73 million people in Somalia toward the crisis level of acute food insecurity, UN humanitarians...

Somaliland holds first parliamentary election since 2005

Somalia's breakaway Somaliland held its first parliamentary election in 16 years on Monday, in what politicians there describe as evidence of its comparative stability. Somaliland,...

Picking up the pieces: Goma, DRC slowly returning to normal after volcanic eruption

Over a week after the eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo volcano in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC), the city of Goma, once engulfed...

Security Council welcomes Somali agreement on elections

The Security Council on Friday welcomed Thursday's agreement reached by the Somali federal government and federal member states leaders on elections, which may steer...

DR Congo volcano lava flow halts in suburbs of Goma

The flaming, red-glowing lava pouring out of a volcano that erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday appears to have halted after...

Milestone as Somaliland marks 30 years of self-rule

The self-declared republic of Somaliland celebrates 30 years of independence from Somalia on Tuesday, as officials make preparations for festivities in Hargeisa and other...

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