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MUSEVENI: Somalia can heal completely and stand on its own

President Yoweri Museveni has said Somalia can heal completely and stand on its own feet if the country’s business class is supported, patriotic pan-Somalia political parties emerge and a truly national army is recruited and equipped. Museveni outlined eight key achievements brought about by the intervention of the African Union Mission to Somalia …

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Museveni, Farmajo speeches on ‘Future For Somalia’

The Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as President Farmajo, gave an opening speech outlining the way forward for the country at the conference on Somalia’s future today May 11, 2017.. Joined by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, presidents from the region, led by Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, also gave …

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CONFIRMED: US troops deployed to Somalia

‘A few dozen’ US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States is deploying “a few dozen” troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday. The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, a …

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Somali president inaugurated, says no quick fix for woes

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sought to downplay high expectations of his new administration at his inauguration Wednesday, saying it would take decades to fix the nation’s many problems. “Our government is facing so many challenges and even though I will be doing my …

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Somalia’s new president Farmajo vows to rebuild failed state

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Supporters of Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a veteran diplomat and former prime minister, hope he can be the answer to corruption and extremism in the world’s most notorious failed state. The 55-year-old father of four, better known as Farmajo, holds both American and …

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Ex-PM Abdullahi Farmajo wins Somalia presidential vote

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Former Somali prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected president Wednesday after incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud admitted defeat in a second round of voting by lawmakers. He has been sworn in. After six hours and two rounds of voting, Farmajo failed to win the required …

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