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Somalia’s Mohamud inaugurated as tenth president amid peace pledge

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somalia’s newly elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was inaugurated Thursday as the country’s tenth leader amid tight security in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The ceremony was graced by leaders from Ethiopia, Egypt, Djibouti, and Kenya, as well as representatives from more than 20 countries. In …

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Somali president announces re-election bid

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has officially announced his candidacy for re-election in the presidential elections slated for May 15 in the capital, Mogadishu. Farmajo who made the announcement in a televised speech on Sunday evening expressed his commitment to continue with the progress and development …

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WFP seeks 473 mln USD to ramp up assistance in Eastern Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) said Tuesday it requires 473 million U.S. dollars to scale up humanitarian assistance and save lives in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia over the next six months. WFP said in a statement issued in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, that greatly needed …

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AU mission lauds Ugandan troops for degrading al-Shabab in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) has hailed the outgoing Ugandan troops for intensifying the fight against al-Shabab terrorists in the coastal Barawe region in southern Somalia. ATMIS Force Commander, Diomede Ndegeya awarded medals and certificates to the soldiers from battle Group 32 on …

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