Kenyan miraa back to Somalia Market after tax dispute is resolved

The export of miraa to Mogadishu resumed on Monday evening after Somalia authorities rescinded their earlier decision to increase taxes on the commodity. Somalia had last week increased the tax from Sh309 ($3) to Sh360.5 ($3.5) per kilo of khat, leading to a four-day boycott by Kenyan miraa exporters. Nyambene Miraa Traders Association (Nyamita) spokesman More...

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By Jama On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Somalia’s new leader declares drought national disaster

Somalia’s new president declared a national disaster Tuesday for a drought that threatens millions of people and is creating fears of a full-blown famine. The statement from the office of President Mohamed More...

By Jama On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Asylum seeker says husband, mother were killed on wedding day in Somalia

It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life, but on Naimo Ahmed’s wedding day, her new husband and her mother were killed. The 23-year-old Somali woman spent the days after her marriage in July fleeing More...

By Jama On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Somalia’s New President Appoints Prime Minister

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister, shortly before departing to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign More...

By Jama On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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IMF to Help Somalia Print First Banknotes in a Quarter Century

The International Monetary Fund says creditors may forgive part of Somalia’s outstanding $5.3 billion debt if the strife-torn Horn of Africa state takes concrete steps toward reforming its economy and improving More...

By Jama On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39

MOGADISHU Feb 19 (Reuters) – A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president. The car More...

By Jama On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Somali refugees affected by the travel ban arrive in Columbia

COLUMBIA — Abshir Abdirahman fidgeted as he stood by the baggage claim in the Columbia Regional Airport on Friday night. As kids peeked out the windows and watched passengers get off a flight from Chicago, More...

By Jama On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Zimbabwe will vote for Mugabe even when he’s dead: wife

The wife of 92-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he would be the voters’ choice even after he dies, as she addressed supporters from the ruling ZANU-PF party. Grace Mugabe, who is More...

By Jama On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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‘Make Somalia Great Again!’ US ambassador gifts new leader Trump-inspired hat

Washington wants the newly elected Somalian president, who also happens to be a US national, to “Make Somalia Great Again.” A cap bearing the Trump type rallying call was presented by the US Ambassador to Mohamed More...

By Jama On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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World must act now to save lives in Somalia, U.N agencies warn

MOGADISHU – As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country More...