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

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 settlement over how to proceed with elections.

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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Al-Shabaab claims beheading of local chief in Kenya

Omar Adan Buul was kidnapped last week and had his severed head dumped at the side of the road, an act that Al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility for.

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Death toll rises to 16 in Somalia suicide bombing

Nearly two dozen people have been killed in the latest spate of violence in Somalia.

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Athens accuses Turkey of facilitating Somali migration to Greece

Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said that Somali asylum seekers were aallegedly using "subsidised tickets and visas paid for by NGOs".

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Hundreds in anti-Macron protest in Somalia

Anti-Macron protests took over the Somali streets of Mogadishu on Wednesday.

More than 10 Somali soldiers killed in Al-Shabab ambush

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More than 10 Somali soldiers killed in Al-Shabab ambush

At least 10 Somali soldiers have been killed in an attack by the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabab near the town of Afgoye

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Analysis: As war returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, there are fears that Armenian-Azeri fighting could draw in regional powers.

Three killed in restaurant suicide bomb attack in Somalia

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Three killed in restaurant suicide bomb attack in Somalia

Three people were killed and seven injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday.

Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

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Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

Reports emerging on Wednesday have cast doubts on the erasure of maritime crime originating in the Horn of Africa country.

Five killed after al-Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

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Five killed after al-Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

At least five people were killed in a gun and bomb attack by Al-Shabaab fighters on an upscale beachfront hotel in Somalia's capital, officials ...

Five dead in attack on <em>Mogadishu</em> hotel: security official

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Five dead in attack on Mogadishu hotel: security official

At least five have been killed when gunmen stormed an upscale hotel in Mogadishu.

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Restricted Hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

Exports are predicted to be sliced in half this year, primarily due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

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Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

At least seven have been injured at a Mogadishu port bombing.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

Two killed in bombing at Turkish base in Somalia

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Two killed in bombing at Turkish base in Somalia

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on Turkey's largest overseas military base in Mogadishu, which was foiled at the ...

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Somalia and breakaway state Somaliland hold talks

The talks are taking place in Djibouti, chaired by the country's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is ...

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus

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Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus

A passenger bus carrying more than 20 people to a funeral exploded on Sunday, killing dozens on board.

Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

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Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

An Emirati astronomy centre said some Muslim countries may have mistaken other planets for the new moon sighting that signals the end of Ramadan.

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