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Strong winds alert issued in Somalia coastal towns

Ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster management of the Federal Republic of Somalia has issued a warning of high strong winds moving towards coastal regions...
Farmajo finally arrives in Dhusamareb

Farmajo finally arrives in Dhusamareb

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has today arrived in Dhusamareb, the capital of Galmudug State to attend the...

Former Somali Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah buried in Garowe

Thursday 16 July 2020- Somali Top News Former Somali Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah was laid to rest on Thursday in his home town of...
UN Cargo Plane Crashes In Somalia, 3 Crew Members Survive

UN Cargo Plane Crashes In Somalia, 3 Crew Members Survive

A Somali official says a United Nations cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid has crashed at an airport in central Somalia and the three crew...
Somali's army chief praises his guards after suicide car targeted

Somali’s army chief praises his guards after suicide car targeted

Somali army chief General Odawaa Yusuf Rageh survives from an assisination attempt after a suicide car bomb has been targeted to his convoy in...
FESOJ upholds the legal poistion and objection of Goobjoognews Editor’s defense team

FESOJ upholds the legal poistion and objection of Goobjoognews Editor’s defense team

The Fedaration of the Somali Journalists (FESOJ) upholds the legal decision by defending lawyers of journalist Abdiziz Ahmed Gurbiye, the editor of the Goobjoog...
US tells Farmajo to show leadership amid political tensions In what signaled a running out of patience as the country heads for an election without concrete commitments from the two levels of government, the US has urged President Mohamed Farmaajo to ‘urgently’ convene a meeting with Federal Member State leaders. The US embassy in Somalia Tuesday said there was a need for the two levels to meet to address issues of concern as the country heads to an election in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic. “The US embassy in Somalia calls on the Villa Somalia to convene a meeting w/ all FMS leaders, as required by the Somali Constitution,” a tweet from the embassy Tuesday evening noted. “FGS–FMS engagement and cooperation is urgently needed to resolve political divisions, implementation of debt relief, & COVID response.” Parliamentary elections are slated for October this year while a new president is set to be elected in February 2021. So far, however, there is no direct public engagement between Mogadishu and Federal Member States. The National Independent Electoral Commission is yet to announce election dates and neither has parliament dispensed with contentious issues in the Elections Act. The last time the President and FMS leaders met was during the National Security Council meeting June 2018 in Baidoa. Poor relations between the two levels of government have since made it difficult for them to meet. Opposition leaders incuding for mer Presidents Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his predecessor Sheikh Sharif Ahmed have both called on the President to engage the FMS leaders as the country heads to the elections. Mogadishu-Somalia

US tells Farmajo to show leadership amid political tensions

In what signaled a running out of patience as the country heads for an election without concrete commitments from the two levels...
FESOJ Concludes COVID-19 Somali Media Coverage Monitoring

FESOJ Concludes COVID-19 Somali Media Coverage Monitoring

The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) has finalized a month-long effort to monitor and analyze local media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic...
Somalia: Bomb blast kills 10, wounds over 13 civilians

Somalia: Bomb blast kills 10, wounds over 13 civilians

At least 10 people have been killed, and over 13 others were wounded in a bomb blast which targeted a civilian transport...

Ex-Somali president warns gov’t against delaying upcoming election

Former Somalia President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has sent yet another warning to federal government leaders and the speakers of the two Houses...