Two Decades Later, Sierra Leone Is Still Marked By Civil War

Between 1991 and 2002, the small African nation of Sierra Leone was devastated by a decade of war, which killed between 50,000 and 200,000 people. The conflict was also marked by rapes, mutilations and the forcible use of child soldiers in the rebel and regular armies. Twenty years later, the country is still trying to […]

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The Federal Government of Somalia has heard a report from the Commander of the European Union Anti-Piracy Force

Attorney General of the Jubbaland State Mohamed Sheikh Osman and Prosecutors from the Federal Member States and Prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General on a mission in the Seychelles capital Victoria met with the Commander-in-Chief of the European Union’s anti-piracy force in the Indian Ocean. The members listened to the Commander’s report on […]

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Demonstration in Guriel district of Galgadud region

It has recently started in Guriel district of Galgadud region began a demonstration by some residents of the district, in support of the Ahlu Sunna group who took control of Guriel district last week. Demonstrators, mostly pro-Ahlu Sunna clerics, marched on the road in the center of Guri El District. Some of the demonstrators said […]

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Sierra Leone Abolished The ‘Inhuman’ Death Penalty

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio signed a bill on Friday that abolished the death penalty, becoming the latest African state to ban capital punishment. The move comes after lawmakers in the West African country voted to end capital punishment in July, replacing the punishment with life imprisonment or a minimum 30-year prison sentence. “As […]

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Southwest Administration discusses relief with UN agencies.

The emergency committee recently appointed by the President of South West to deal with the evacuation of Las Anod has met with United Nations aid agencies. Acting Humanitarian Coordinator and Head of UNICEF Dr Mohamed Ayoya and other UN officials heard reports from the committee on the situation (those expelled from Las Anod). The members […]

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Ahlu Sunna forces take over Guri El and launch an operation

News from Guriel district in Galgsdud region Ahlu Sunna forces who recently took over the district have today launched an operation against Al-Shabaab. The troops are said to have launched an operation in Guri El district, Such as Jaw Burujeed & Daadale areas, where Al-Shabaab members are said to be based. Military officials said that […]

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Somali Federal Government Provides Security Report to African Union

Minister of Defense and Communications Senator Hassan Hussein Haji (ZOOM) attended the 1037th Session of the African Union Security Council. The Minister briefed the Council on the Security Situation in Somalia and the ongoing battle between the Somali government and AMISOM forces against Al-Shabaab. The Minister also briefed the Council on the ongoing meetings in […]

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Somalia, Sweden discuss security, economy

The Minister of Planning Jamal Mohamed Hassan received a delegation from the Swedish government led by the Swedish Ambassador to Somalia Mr. Per Lindgärde, Petra Smitmanis Dry, Head of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and inspectors from the Swedish Foreign Ministry. The two leaders discussed strengthening bilateral relations in the areas of security, […]

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Galmudug president holds emergency meeting with his cabinet

Galmudug state president Ahmed Abdi Kariye chaired a meeting of the Galmudug cabinet last night at the Galmudug presidential palace in Dhusamareb. The meeting focused on issues such as the overall security situation in Galmudug and the escalation of the war against Al-Shabaab. The meeting was also addressed Accelerate the process of the bicameral elections […]

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