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A suicide bombing attack made six victims, four civilians and two police officers, in the Somali capital.

Hundreds of opposition fighters withdrew from positions they had held in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, since late April.

Can Somalia's prime minister end the country's election crisis?

Faisal Ali

Can Somalia's prime minister end the country's election crisis?

Analysis: After tensions in Mogadishu spilled over into violence, Somalia's political players want to give the prime minister the benefit of the doubt, but he faces multiple challenges.

Five things to know about Somalia's political crisis

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Five things to know about Somalia's political crisis

As Somalia witnesses its worst political crisis in years, authorities on Saturday stepped in to organise elections to bring an end to the ...

Somali president asks PM to organise elections

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Somali president asks PM to organise elections

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed asked for the elections to be organised as soon as possible.

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Somali opposition fighters block roads in capital Mogadishu

Witnesses said they saw machine gun-mounted vehicles stationed in opposition strongholds.

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Exchanges of gunfire during Mogadishu anti-Somali president Mohamed protests

Somalia's lower house of parliament passed a bill extending President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's term by two years in April.

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

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Somalia parliament approves two-year extension to president’s term

Somalia's ongoing political turmoil deepened on Monday as the country's lower house approved a two-year extension to the president's four-year ...

Jihadist suicide bomber kills six at Somali cafe: police

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Jihadist suicide bomber kills six at Somali cafe: police

An Al-Shabaab suicide bomber killed seven civilians in an attack outside a cafe in the Somali town of Baido, 250 kilometres northwest of the ...

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Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly ...

Child among dead in attack on <em>Mogadishu</em> tea shop

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Child among dead in attack on Mogadishu tea shop

An attack on a tea shop in the Somali capital left at least five civilians dead on Saturday, including a child.

Al-Shabaab attacks two key Somali bases: army

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Al-Shabaab attacks two key Somali bases: army

Somalia's army chief said the army is in control of both sites in the country's south after troops engaged the militants in an intense gun ...

Somalia jihadist group bans AstraZeneca vaccine over 'safety fears'

Diana Alghoul

Somalia jihadist group bans AstraZeneca vaccine over 'safety fears'

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group Al-Shabab has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

Diana Alghoul

Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

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Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's most indispensable partners.

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Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

The Biden administration will halt drone strikes in areas where US forces are not present, changing course from the pervious administration.

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Ten killed in Mogadishu blast: police

Al-Shabaab Islamists drove a rickshaw packed with explosives into a popular restaurant in Mogadishu, killing at least ten people and ...

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UK aid cuts may force closure of Somalia clinics

The spectre of dry funds comes as the UK announced on Monday that it was slashing its aid program to Yemen by more than 50%.

Somali opposition leaders 'no longer recognise president'

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Somali opposition leaders 'no longer recognise president'

The nation was supposed to choose the next president on February 8 but the deadline was missed as the central government and federal states ...

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Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

Somalia is unlikely to meet an 8 February deadline to choose a new president.

UN urges consensus as deadline for Somalia vote looms

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UN urges consensus as deadline for Somalia vote looms

UN special envoy James Swan warned that Somalia was approaching 'unpredictable territory' as its political leaders have not brokered a ...

Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women

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Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women

The Somali prime minister has reserved nearly a third of parliamentary seats for women following demands from citizens.

Turkish nationals among 4 dead in Somalia bombing: officials

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Turkish nationals among 4 dead in Somalia bombing: officials

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 14 others wounded in the blast, including three Turks, were being treated at a Turkish-run hospital ...

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