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UN warns of upsurge in violence in southern Somalia

An upsurge of violence in Somalia has caused a “new wave of displacement” in the country’s troubled south, the United Nations said on Monday. More…

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Murders of Somali journalists go unpunished – watchdog

A prominent media watchdog has declared Somalia the country with the worst record of prosecuting people who kill journalists. The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists…

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Google introduces Motorbike Mode navigation in Kenya

Internet search giant  Google has announced Motorbike Mode on Google Maps in Kenya, a dedicated travel mode for motorcycles, which will provide directions and voice…

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Somalia executes man on first anniversary of devastating bombing

Somali authorities on Sunday executed a man in connection with last year’s deadly bomb attack in the capital, Mogadishu. Hassan Adan Isaq was executed by…

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UN refugee agency appoints Horn of Africa special envoy

The UN’s refugee agency has appointed former Kenyan foreign affairs assistant minister Mohamed Abdi Affey as its special envoy for the Horn of Africa in…

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New UN special envoy arrives in Somalia

The new United Nations envoy for Somalia has arrived in Mogadishu to formally take up his role as the coordinator of day-to-day UN activities in…

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Broadcast journalist arrested in Somalia for spreading ‘fake news’

Authorities in central Somalia have arrested a radio journalist for spreading ‘false news’, an international media watchdog said. Mohamed Abdiwali Tohow was detained over a…

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World Bank approves $80 million grant to help Somalia

The World Bank said on Tuesday it had approved a total of $80 million in grants to Somalia to support the government efforts to expand…

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ONLF rebel leader arrives in Somaliland year after extradition to Ethiopia

Prominent Ogaden rebel leader Abdikarim Sheikh Musse arrived in the breakaway republic of Somaliland on Tuesday one year after Somalia controversially handed him over to…

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Somalis raise money for family of man killed over love match

Somalis have taken to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to raise money for the family of a man murdered in Mogadishu over his nephew’s marriage. Ahmed Mukhtar Salah, a…