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Somaliland's Quest to Defuse a Climate Timebomb

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] When Hawo Mohamed woke one morning to find about a dozen of her goats dead, she knew her life as a herder was coming to an end. (AllAfrica)


Kenya-Somalia Maritime Dispute Heads for World Court

[East African] The International Court of Justice on Wednesday announced closure date for the public hearings of the Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute. (AllAfrica)


UN, World Bank Call for Sustained Funding to Relieve Suffering

[OCHA] Mogadishu -On mission to Somalia, the Emergency Relief Coordinator and senior officials from the World Bank and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office say that early action and joined up approaches are key to ending the country's cyclical crises (AllAfrica)


FESOJ Condemns Crackdown Against Journalists in Somaliland

[Dalsan Radio] In a press statement, said it was not impressed by the latest wave of Somaliland's ongoing crackdown on the media after arbitrary arrest of Editor in Chief of Hadhwanaag news website Abdikani Abdullahi Ahmed known as "Asbaro" and the ban of Hadhwanaag website to freely operate in Somaliland on Wednesday night around 11:00 PM local time in Hargeisa,Somaliand. (AllAfrica)


UN and World Bank Call for Sustained Funding to Relieve Suffering

[Dalsan Radio] The United Nations and the World Bank have called for more funding to avert hunger in Somalia. (AllAfrica)


Somaliland Opposition Denounces Government Crackdown in Indipendent Media

[Dalsan Radio] Somaliland opposition party UCID has taken the government head on over arbitrary detention of Journalists. (AllAfrica)


Closed Roads in Mogadishu Set to Be Re-Opened

[Dalsan Radio] All closed roads in Mogadishu are set to be reopened. The Mayor of Mogadishu, who is also the Governor of Banadir region, Omar Mohamud Mohamed Filish announced the move would ease movement within the capital. (AllAfrica)


Delegation From Germany Visits Southwest State

[Shabelle] A delegation from the German government arrived on Thursday in Baidoa, the interim headquarters of Southwest, where they were welcomed by officials of the state. (AllAfrica)


Military Court Sentences 2 Militants to Death Penalty and Life in Imprisonment

[Shabelle] Somali military court declared on Thursday death and life in jail sentences for accused Al Shabaab members who allegedly carried out explosions in Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)


11 People Arrested for Child Smuggling

[Shabelle] At least 11 people including 8 women were arrested in the Somali capital Mogadishu for child smuggling after Somali police launched an operation to dismantle a child smuggling network, officials said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Kenya-Somalia Maritime Dispute Case to Commence in November

[Dalsan Radio] The International Court of Justice on Wednesday announced closure date for the public hearings of the Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute. (AllAfrica)


About 1800 Amisom Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab War, New Report Shows

[Nation] The overall death toll for the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is probably in the range of 1,800 troops, says a new report by a US expert on the war against Al-Shabaab. (AllAfrica)


Somaliland - New Ways of Doing Things in a Rough Neighbourhood

[Daily Maverick] No foreign government recognises Somaliland's sovereignty, even though it fulfils the requirements for statehood, including the hosting of regular free and fair elections, the capacity to defend itself, and the issuing of its own passports and currency. It faces many economic challenges, but these are slowly being addressed, including expanding its port capacities, building a reliable electricity grid not dependent on diesel, and diversifying the economy. (AllAfrica)


Over 1800 AMISOM Soldiers Killed in Somalia, New Report Shows

[Dalsan Radio] he overall death toll for the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is probably in the range of 1,800 troops, says a new report by a US expert on the war against Al-Shabaab. (AllAfrica)


Somalia Hands Over Chairmanship of Arab League to Iraq

[Shabelle] Somalia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Ise Awad handed over the rotating seat as the chairman of Arab Foreign Ministers on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt's capital. (AllAfrica)


Presidential Candidate Odowa Meets With Galmudug Chief Minister

[Dalsan Radio] Galmudug presidential candidate Abdirahman Odawa, who arrived in Dhusamareb on Monday, met and held closed-door discussions with Galmudug Chief Minister Sheikh Mohamed Shakir. (AllAfrica)


Somali PM in Hudur Town for Talks With Regional Officials

[Shabelle] Somali Prime Minster Hassan Ali Khaire continues his trips in Southwest state holding talks with the region's president Abdulaziz Laftagaren and other officials. (AllAfrica)


NUSOJ Condemns Interference With Editorial Freedom in Somaliland

[Shabelle] The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply concerned by the harassment of the journalists and the censorship of the local media coverage in Somaliland. (AllAfrica)


Last Minute Goal Dents Somalia Word Cup Dream

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia were eliminated from 2022 World Cup qualifying Tuesday after a dramatic 3-1 loss to Zimbabwe in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Somaliland TV Channel Closed, Its Owner Arrested

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the forcible closure of a TV channel in Hargeisa, the capital of northwestern Somalia's self-proclaimed independent state of Somaliland. It is the latest in a recent series of crackdowns designed to silence independent and critical media outlets. (AllAfrica)


Over Quarter Million People Displaced in Somalia - UN

[Shabelle] Over a quarter-million Somalis have been displaced largely due to drought and conflict in Somalia in January-July period of this year, the UN humanitarian agencies said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Economic Growth Likely to Inch up This Year, World Bank Says

[Shabelle] Somalia's economy is expected to grow by 2.9% this year, from 2.8% last year, before growth quickens to 3.2-3.5% in the medium term, the World Bank said on Monday. (AllAfrica)


Billiat Back in Warriors Squad for Must Win Somalia Tie

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Warriors have been handed a timely boost ahead of Tuesday's must win 2022 FIFA World Cup preliminary round second leg tie against Somalia at the National Sports Stadium in Harare after star forward Khama Billiat declared himself fit for the crucial tie. (AllAfrica)


World Bank Attributes Insecurity to Illiteracy

[Dalsan Radio] Newly recruited HirShabelle State Police personnel demonstrate skills during a passing out ceremony to mark the completion of training in Jowhar, Somalia on 29 August 2019. AMISOM Photo (AllAfrica)


AU Happy With Steps Made in the Process to Transfer Security Responsibilities to Somali Security Forces

[Dalsan Radio] The AfricanUnion Peace Support Operations Division (AU PSOD) has said it is satisfied with the progress being made to transfer security responsibilities to Somali Security Forces, in line with (AllAfrica)


Economy Is Expected to Grow By 2.9 Percent

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia's economy is expected to grow by 2.9% this year, from 2.8% last year, before growth quickens to 3.2-3.5% in the medium term, the World Bank said on Monday. (AllAfrica)


10 Most Censored Countries

[CPJ] Repressive governments use sophisticated digital censorship and surveillance alongside more traditional methods to silence independent media. A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. (AllAfrica)


Senior Police Officer From Uganda Found Dead in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] A Ugandan senior police officer attached to African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, officials said on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


PM Meets With Youth in Baidoa City

[Shabelle] Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has a held a meeting with youth in a farm Baidoa town as he is on a visit to Southwest State in the past few days. (AllAfrica)


Bomb Under Car Seat Wounds Top Police Official in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] A Somali police General reported injured after an explosive device connected to his car exploded somewhere near the seaport in Mogadishu on Monday morning. (AllAfrica)


Kenya 'Disappointed' After UN Rejects Bid to Designate Shabaab Terrorists

[East African] The Kenyan government on Thursday expressed disappointment at the decision by the United Nations Security Council to block its push to toughen sanctions on Somali militant group Al Shabaab. (AllAfrica)