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Ethiopia and Somalia Deny Somali Soldiers Fighting in Tigray Region

[East African] Ethiopia has joined Somalia in refuting claims that Mogadishu sent troops to fight in the Tigray war under a secret plan. (AllAfrica)

How Kenya Nurtured Somalia's Transitional Govt -Then Lost Influence Years Later

[Nation] Fourteen years ago, in January 2007, Somalia President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed set foot in Mogadishu for the first time since taking office in 2004. His triumphant entry in the capital symbolised victory for Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and indeed Kenya, from where he had ruled his country for three years. (AllAfrica)

Somali Stability Depends On More Than Just Counterterrorism

[CFR] Among the Trump administration's many eleventh hour decisions that will require quick review by President Biden's team was the choice to withdraw nearly all U.S. military personnel from Somalia. The move left some deeply concerned that the absence of U.S. training and advice would leave Somali security forces unable to counter terrorist organizations at a time when the future of the African peacekeeping force, AMISOM, remains uncertain. (AllAfrica)

"Farmaajo Will Win By a Landslide" - Minister Khadija

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia's minister of humanitarian affairs Khadija Mohamed Diriye says President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo will win the upcoming presidential elections. (AllAfrica)

Little Progress With Security, Judicial Reforms

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Somalia from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Swan Holds Virtual Meeting With Madobe & Deni Over Election Impasse

[Dalsan Radio] The President of Puntland State of Somalia, Said Abdullahi Mohamed (Deni) has on Thursday held a video conference UN envoy to Somalia Ambassador James Swan. (AllAfrica)

Holding Somalia Elections Minus Two States May Mar Process

[East African] The decision by the Somali Federal government to proceed with partial parliamentary elections without the participation of Jubbaland and Puntland states could mar the entire election process. (AllAfrica)

FAO Launches $17m Project to Enhance Food Security in Somalia

[East African] The Food Agriculture Organization in collaboration with the European Union on Wednesday launched a three-year project in Somalia to enhance food security by increasing job opportunities in the fisheries and livestock sectors. (AllAfrica)

Outgoing U.S State Department's Top Africa Official Cites 'Significant' Achievements

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- At the end of his tenure as the top Africa policymaker in the State Department, Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy says the legacy of the outgoing administration includes a number of 'concrete achievements' that have strengthened U.S. ties to Africa. Nagy, who assumed the post in June 2018 nearly two decades after retiring as a career foreign service officer, which included ambassadorial tours in Guinea and Ethiopia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was interviewed by AllAfrica's Reed Kram (AllAfrica)

Why Clan Elders Could Hold the Key to Opening Dialogue With Al-Shabaab

[The Conversation Africa] The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab insurgent group and the Somali government have remained locked in a violent stalemate for years. Other than lives lost, neither party has inflicted grave damage or made significant territorial gains. In a protracted conflict that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, there is no end in sight. (AllAfrica)

4 Killed Including Dep Commissioner in Mogadishu Roadside Bombing

[Dalsan Radio] At least four people have been killed including the deputy commissioner for security and politics in Garasbaale Abdirashid Dubad following a landmine explosion. (AllAfrica)

President Farmajo Receives Credentials From Ambassadors of Arab League and Switzerland

[Shabelle] The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia HE Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has received credentials from the new Ambassador of the Arab League HE Salah Ahmed Juneyd and the Ambassador of Switzerland HE Valentin Zellweger. (AllAfrica)

Eyes On Djibouti in Somalia and Kenya Peace Deal

[East African] A Djibouti-led mission to resolve accusations of territorial violations between Kenya and Somalia has concluded a fact-finding mission in both countries. (AllAfrica)

Nation Faces Uncertainty as President Farmaajo's Term Nears End

[Nation] Somalia is largely an oral society where word of mouth spreads like fire. (AllAfrica)

Govt Rescinds Decision to Disband Chamber of Commerce

[Nation] Somalia's main organisation for investors and traders this week got a reprieve after the government rescinded its decision to disband it over complaints from traders. (AllAfrica)

Somalia Admits Tiff With Kenya 'Profiting' Al-Shabaab Militants

[Nation] The Somalia government officials have made a subtle admission that the diplomatic tiff with Kenya is profiting the terror group Al-Shabaab, even as opposition politicians chided Mogadishu for cutting links which they would have used to iron out differences. (AllAfrica)

Qatar Envoy to Somalia Meets With Mogadishu Mayor

[Dalsan Radio] Governor of Benadir Region who also doubles up as the Mayor of Mogadishu Omar Mohamud Filish has met with Qatar envoy to Somalia Hassan Bin Hamsa. (AllAfrica)

First Floods, Then Desert Locusts

[FAO] Farmers in central Somalia cope with back-to-back threats (AllAfrica)

Somali Premier Assures Turkish Workers' Security

[Shabelle] The Somali prime minister on Wednesday assured security to Turkish and Qatari construction workers in the East African country. (AllAfrica)

Kenyan Police Pursue Al-Shabab After Bus Attack in Border Region

[Shabelle] Kenyan soldiers participate in a joint military exercise with US Marines (not in photo) 15 january 2004 at Manda Bay near the coastal town of Lamu. The exercices are aimed at improving the Kenyan force's "crisis response". (Photo by SIMON MAINA / POOL / AFP) (AllAfrica)

A Delegation Led By UN Envoy Arrives in Baidoa

[Shabelle] A high-level delegation led by the UN envoy for Somalia James Swan has on Thursday arrived in Baidoa city, the interim administrative capital of Southwest State. (AllAfrica)

Somalia Ranked World's Least Powerful Passport

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia is among the least powerful passports globally, according to the 2021 Henley Passport Index. (AllAfrica)

Govt, Opposition At Odds Over February Election

[Citizen] Somalia is facing its worst electoral gridlock in history. The term of President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" is due to expire on February 8, 2021. (AllAfrica)

Somalia Covid Deaths Rise to 130 As Second Wave Hits Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] A second wave of COVID-19 infections in Mogadishu is overwhelming in De Martini hospital. (AllAfrica)

PM Reserves 30 Percent of Parliament Seats for Women in Upcoming Poll

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Garowe -- Nearly a third of Somalia's parliamentary seats will be reserved for female lawmakers in an election next month, the prime minister said, a measure long demanded by women's rights campaigners in the Horn of Africa nation. (AllAfrica)

Africa Elections 2021 - All the Upcoming Votes

[African Arguments] A regularly updated list of the upcoming elections in Africa in 2021. (AllAfrica)

AU, Electoral Body Meet With Civil Society Over Election

[Dalsan Radio] The AU Mission in Somalia in conjunction with the Federal Electoral Implementation Team (FEIT) on Saturday held a meeting with representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to explore ways of deepening the role of CSOs in ensuring peaceful elections, and in countering hate speech and incitement to violence during the upcoming elections. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Swan Meets Minister Balal Over Polls Impasse

[Dalsan Radio] Somali state ministers of foreign Affairs Balal Osman has held talks UN envoy James Swan in his office. (AllAfrica)

PM Roble Declares Govt Will Hold Unilateral Elections Amid Wrangling

[Dalsan Radio] Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble on Saturday announced the country will hold elections after holding talks with three regional states. (AllAfrica)

PM Roble Holds Talks With Presidential Aspirant Dahir Gelle

[Dalsan Radio] Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has met with presidential aspirant Dahir Mohamud Guelleh in his office. (AllAfrica)

Somalia Observes Maritime Sector Role in Post-Covid-19 Economic Recovery

[Dalsan Radio] With its key location along main international shipping routes and 3,300 kilometres of coastline, Somalia's potential as a key maritime player came to the fore recently as it marked World Maritime Day. (AllAfrica)