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

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

Seven injured in car bombing at <em>Mogadishu</em> port

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Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

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

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

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 also attending, according to his Twitter account.

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.

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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.

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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.

Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast

Ahmed Muse Nur, the governor of Somalia's north-central Mudug province, was killed in a Al-Shabaab attack on Sunday.

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

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Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

Somalia has reported coronavirus cases, and with famine and conflict to contend with as well, the country is suffering.

Freed Italian hostage converted to Islam during Al-Shabab captivity

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Freed Italian hostage converted to Islam during Al-Shabab captivity

An Italian aid worker has said she converted to Islam while being held hostage by Al-Shabab-linked militants.

Mesut Ozil donates $100,000 to feed Muslims during Ramadan

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Mesut Ozil donates $100,000 to feed Muslims during Ramadan

Footballer and philanthropist Mesut Ozil has donated enough money to provide iftar packages to some 16,000 Muslims observing Ramadan in Somalia, ...

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its ...

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Former Somali PM dies of Covid-19 in London

Somalia is holding three days of mourning for former PM Nur Hassan Hussein who has died from the coronavirus.

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of Nugaal region, succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to a hospital in the capital of Puntland.

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IMF approves $5bn in assistance to Somalia

Somalia's debt has been slashed as the IMF approved a multi-billion dollar package of assistance.

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Turkey's Erdogan to launch Africa tour with Algeria visit

Erdogan will discuss the Libyan conflict with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Somalia 'invites Turkey' to explore for oil: Erdogan

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Somalia 'invites Turkey' to explore for oil: Erdogan

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said its African ally Somalia has invited Turkey to search for oil under its seas, reports confirmed on ...

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Four dead in Al-Shabaab car bomb near Somali capital

A bomb struck near the town of Afgoye about 30 kilometres (20 miles) west of the capital, killing four people and wounding several others ...

At least four dead in <em>Mogadishu</em> car bomb

The New Arab & agencies

At least four dead in Mogadishu car bomb

Four have been killed near an attack in Somalia's capital city Mogadishu.

Americans killed in Al-Shabaab attack on Kenya military base

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Americans killed in Al-Shabaab attack on Kenya military base

Three US citizens died in the attack including a service member and two civilian defence contractors, the American military confirmed.

US strikes Al-Shabaab militants after deadly Somalia attack

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US strikes Al-Shabaab militants after deadly Somalia attack

Four Al-Shabaab militants were killed in US airstrikes targeting the group in Somalia on Sunday, just a day after a deadly attack in ...

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