Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs, the interior and commerce, replacing them with newcomers, the government said on Thursday, as it battles an Islamist insurgency. Khaire, a former oil and gas executive, was appointed to the post by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed last More...

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By Jama On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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U.S. says air strike kills two militants in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Jan 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed two militants in Somalia in an air strike targeting al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist group that is fighting to topple the More...

By Jama On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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Al Shabaab kills five Kenyan policemen who were out on patrol

NAIROBI, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Five Kenyan policemen were killed in an attack on their vehicle in the northeast county of Mandera near the border with Somalia late on Tuesday, a government official in the area More...

By Jama On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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Uncovering Somalia’s forgotten music of the 1970s

Hargeisa – In 1331, famed Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta arrived in Mogadishu, on the Banaadiri coast, in what is today Somalia. Battuta came across the richest, most powerful port in East Africa, at the More...

By Jama On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Duale beats Wiper’s Farah Maalim to retain Garissa seat

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has successfully defended his Garissa Township parliamentary seat against Wiper’s Farah Maalim who sought to unseat him. Constituency Returning Officer Boru Duba More...

By Jama On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar visa-free

The countries include the UK, the USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia and New Zealand. Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Qatar will not need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, More...

By Jama On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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US Soldiers Deployed to Somalia Teaching Partners How to Drive Trucks

PENTAGON — When dozens of American soldiers deployed to Mogadishu back in April, their presence marked the first American military forces in Somalia, except for a small unit of counterterrorism advisers, since More...

By Jama On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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India, Somalia ink pact on transfer of sentenced prisoners

India and Somalia today signed an agreement for transfer of sentenced prisoners after a meeting between their foreign ministers who discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including the issues of piracy More...

By Jama On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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FDC wants UPDF out of Somalia following Alshabaab attack

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu has asked the government to withdraw UPDF officers from Somalia after yesterdays’ ambush. 12 UPDF soldiers have been confirmed dead following More...

By Jama On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Al-Shabab commander thought killed in Somalia airstrike

The U.S. military said Monday it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the al-Shabab extremist group, while Somalia’s government said it believes the strike killed a high-level al-Shabab More...