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AMISOM to hand over military academy to Somali National Army

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | –  A cadet training school occupied by African Union troops for the last 11 years, will soon be handed over to the Somali National Army (SNA). Jaalle Siyaad Military Academy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, served as a key operations base for the African …

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Somalia’s president dodges impeachment move

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A bid to impeach Somalia’s president for alleged abuse of office was ruled “invalid” Tuesday after the parliamentary clerk said over a dozen MPs had denied signing the motion. “We have received written statements from 14 lawmakers who claim their names have been used wrongly …

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Somalia in crisis as president faces impeachment motion

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Somalia was plunged into fresh political problems on Monday after a motion to impeach President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed for alleged abuse of office cleared a key hurdle. Parliament speaker Mohamed Mursal agreed late Sunday to accept the motion, signed by 92 out of 275 legislators. …

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Generals among 7 killed in Somali jihadist attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  A mine blast killed two generals and five other soldiers near the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, military sources said, in an attack claimed by the jihadist Al-Shabaab movement. General Omar Adan Hassan, head of the army’s 12th brigade, and the brigade’s operational commander, General …

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US reestablishes permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States has reestablished a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia nearly three decades after it closed its Mogadishu embassy in January 1991, the State Department said Tuesday. “This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing …

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Mogadishu market bombing kills seven in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Seven civilians were killed and five were wounded in Somalia on Monday when a car bomb detonated at a busy market in the capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The explosion occurred after security forces stopped a suspicious vehicle at the market in the south …

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Gen. Muhoozi in Somalia as Battle Group XXIII prepares to hand over

Uganda’s military chief holds deliberations with AMISOM leadership, in Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF), General David Muhoozi is in Somalia on a routine visit to Ugandan troops deployed in the country, under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Gen. Muhoozi’s visit …

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Somalia holds first boxing competition since civil war

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Somalia has held its first boxing competition in more than three decades, with young fighters in the conflict-torn nation dreaming of a career in international rings. The three-day lightweight boxing competition that wrapped up Sunday took place in the capital Mogadishu, where athletes squared off …

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Somali, Eritrean leaders in Ethiopia to cement regional ties

Gondar, Ethiopia | AFP | The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday to cement regional economic ties as relations warm between the once-rival nations. Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar …

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Somalia summit talks tech and apps, not guns and bombs

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Tech entrepreneurs in Somalia are holding a first ever summit in battle-scarred Mogadishu, attracting hundreds to talk about business and innovation in a city more used to conflict and suffering. The three-day event that began Tuesday was conceived by a group of young Somalis to …

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