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UN Security Council renews Somalia sanctions

United Nations | Xinhua | The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed Somalia sanctions until Nov. 15, 2023. Adopting Resolution 2662 by a vote of 11-0 with four abstentions, the 15-member council also renewed the mandate of the Somalia Panel of Experts until Dec. 15, 2023. China, Gabon, Ghana and …

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Suicide bomber kills over a dozen in Somali capital Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of a military training camp in the southern part of Mogadishu on Saturday evening, killing at least 15 people, local media reported on Sunday. Civilians and new recruits were among the casualties, the Garowe news portal …

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ATMIS fetes Ugandan troops for pacifying Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) on Thursday honored the outgoing Ugandan soldiers for their contribution to peace and stability efforts in the country. The Uganda ATMIS contingent commander, Keith Katungi, lauded the outgoing battle group for conducting offensive operations against al-Shabab terrorists and …

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Somalia urges EAC to expedite its admission into bloc

Arusha, Tanzania | Xinhua | Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has urged the East African Community (EAC) to fast-track his country’s admission into the regional bloc, the EAC said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement, issued by the EAC headquarters in Tanzania’s northern city of Arusha, said Mohamud made the …

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UNICEF warns of malnutrition crisis in Somalia as famine looms

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, has expressed concern about the malnutrition crisis in Somalia amid a looming famine. UNICEF Representative in Somalia Wafaa Saeed Abdelatef said disease outbreaks have spiked between January-July period, with at least 8,400 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera …

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UN warns of looming famine in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua |  The United Nations’ top relief chief on Monday warned of a humanitarian crisis in drought-stricken Somalia, saying the country was on the brink of famine for the second time since 2011. Martin Griffiths, under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a news conference …

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MINISTER: 21 people killed in Somalian hotel attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somali government confirmed Sunday that 21 people were killed in the terrorist attack on a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday evening. The Minister of Health Ali Haji Adan said 15 of the wounded persons sustained serious injuries and were in critical …

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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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