Tag Archives: Somalia

15 October 18

Somalia: 20 killed in Baidoa suicide bombing

At least 20 people have been killed by two suspected suicide bombings in the southern Somali city of Baidoa.

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28 September 18

Somalia: UK urges donors to increase support for AMISOM

The United Kingdom is calling upon international donors to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to help the Horn of Africa nation achieve long-term stability.

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28 September 18

EU approves €100 million budget to support Somalia for the first time

The European Union (EU) has approved a €100 million ($116m) budget to support Somalia’s government – the first time the EU has dedicated funds to the Horn of Africa nation.

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27 September 18

Somalia secures first World Bank grant in 30 years

The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants for Somalia to fund public finance reforms – the organisation’s first disbursement to the conflict-ridden country in 30 years.

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06 September 18

Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea leaders meet in Asmara

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki hosted a meeting with Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday.

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04 September 18

Somalia: At least 6 killed in Mogadishu blast, causing school to collapse

At least six people have been killed in a major explosion in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, according to police.

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07 August 18

Somalia: 6 people killed in two car bomb attacks

At least six people were killed in Somalia on Sunday in two separate car bomb attacks.

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27 July 18

Somalia announces its first prosecution for female genital mutilation

Somalia’s attorney general has announced the country’s first prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM), following the death of a 10-year-old girl last week.

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07 July 18

Somalia: 9 killed in al-Shabaab car bomb attack

At least nine people were killed during a car bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday.

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04 June 18

Somalia: US says air strike kills 12 militants, al-Shabaab seizes central town

The US military says an air strike against Somali extremist group al-Shabaab killed 12 militants on Thursday.

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