Banadir regional administration responds to accusations from the Union of Universities

The Benadir regional administration has denied that it collects any taxes from educational institutions in Mogadishu and that this is not part of the Mogadishu municipality’s plan. Salah Hassan Omar (Salah Dheere), a spokesman for the Benadir regional administration, denied a report by some universities in Mogadishu that the Benadir regional administration pays taxes. “We […]

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Tigray forces seize other towns and the latest news of the fighting

Tigrayga forces on Tuesday took the land from the region, a day after they took control of the capital city of Mekelle, where they fled the army and the administration backed Abiy Ahmed. The military victory of the opposition and their tough rhetoric cast doubt on the validity of the unilateral ceasefire announced by the […]

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Somalia, World Bank sign $ 445 Million agreement

Minister of Finance of the Federal Government of Somalia Dr. Abdirahman Duale Beyle today met with Kristina Svensson, the World Bank Representative for Somalia at the Ministry of Finance. Finance Minister in a meeting with the World Bank’s representative in Somalia, said loogasuccesses in economic reforms in Somalia and funding for future projects. After the […]

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African king orders shooting of protesters and internet blackout

The King of the Kingdom of Eswatani, Swaziland, has imposed a series of sanctions on the country, with the internet completely shut down. Violence in the wake of pro-democracy protests has spread to other parts of the country. Swaziland media reported yesterday that protesters had blocked many roads, while the government had shut down the […]

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Somalia’s election officially kicks off today

The caretaker Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has today inaugurated a training course for the country’s Federal and State Electoral Commissions, as the election process officially kicks off. The training that Prime Minister Roble opened today for Somalia’s various electoral commissions will last for four days, according to an agreement signed between the government and […]

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Ethiopian government announces withdrawal of troops from Mekelle

The Ethiopian government says its troops could re-enter Mekelle, the capital of Tigray state, within weeks if necessary, two days after being captured by TPLF forces. A spokesman for Redwan Hussein’s government also said the ceasefire announced by the government on Monday was for humanitarian reasons. It is the first word of a formal proposal […]

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US, UK issue new election timetable for Somalia

The embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom have issued a statement on the meeting that ended yesterday in Mogadishu between the heads of regional administrations, Benadir region and the caretaker Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble. The UK Embassy in a statement on its Twitter account said it welcomed yesterday’s statement from a […]

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A statement to all Somali government employees issued

A statement from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Somali Government has dismissed all employees of various government agencies on the 1st of July, the day Somalia gained independence. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said that tomorrow is a national holiday for Somali government and private sector employees. Read the […]

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Three Al-Shabaab demands for forced displacement from Mudug

Wasil and Ba’adweyn areas in the eastern part of Mudug region are experiencing heavy displacement of residents, after Al-Shabaab threatened to attack. Al-Shabaab has told these people to move out of their areas, unless they pay the money they have placed on al-Shabaab and cannot bring in young people to fight for al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab also […]

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Prominent cleric and his brother killed on the outskirts of Baidoa

reports from Baidoa town, the provincial capital of Bay region say that a heavy fighting broke out between Al shabab fighters and Somali government forces backed by AMISOM forces in the area. The imam and his brother, Abdullahi Bashir Hassan, were killed by gunmen on the outskirts of Baidoa, the capital of the Transitional Federal […]

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