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Security forces kill 3 militants in southern Somalia

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7 October 2017 (MCRS) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday that his country would exert utmost efforts for peace and stability in Somalia. “We have conducted comprehensive talks, the ultimate goal of which is to employ Sudan’s potentialities to achieve peace, stability and unity in Somalia,” said al-Bashir at a joint press conference after a meeting with his Somali ... Read More »

Somalia months away from having new currency

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The Somali Minister of Finance says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is taking the lead in helping Somalia with a grant to print new currency before the end of this year. Abdirahman Duale Beileh says the IMF will work with the Somali government. “IMF is ready, from wherever they going to get that money, to help us,” he said. “There ... Read More »

Navy foils piracy attempt on Indian vessel in Gulf of Aden

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7 October 2017 (MCRS) The Navy’s elite Marcos commandos on Friday foiled a piracy attempt against an Indian carrier with 26 crew members in the Gulf of Aden, a key shipping route near the southern tip of the Red Sea between Somalia and Yemen. The Marocs on board INS Trishul — on an anti-piracy mission — responded quickly and rescued the ... Read More »

Maalim allowed to access poll kits in case against Duale

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7 October 2017 (MCRS) Former National Assembly deputy speaker Farah Maalim has been allowed by the High Court to access all information contained in election kits in a petition against Garissa Town MP Aden Duale. The court allowed Mr Maalim to get information contained in the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System kits. At the same Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’udi directed Mr Maalim ... Read More »

US Ambassador to Somalia Resigns

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The U.S. ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz has resigned, citing personal reasons, the embassy confirmed Friday. An emailed statement to VOA said the ambassador resigned September 29. It provided no further details. Schwartz was sworn in as the 13th United States ambassador to Somalia in June last year. As ambassador, he headed the U.S. mission to Somalia, which is located in ... Read More »

Haaf declares 3 months state of emergency in Galmudug as political crisis hold

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2 October 2017 (MCRS) Galmudug state will remain in a state of emergency until the end of 2017, beleaguered Galmudug president Ahmed Haaf has declared throwing off balance political developments in the state which Saturday night saw a faction allied to him announce it had hounded out state assembly speaker and deputy president. Following a cabinet meeting Sunday, Haaf who was ... Read More »

Asylum-seeker sues federal government over ‘humiliating’ 5-year imprisonment

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2 October 2017 (MCRS) A Toronto man, who was held in immigration detention for five-and-a-half years, has launched a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Ottawa. Abdirahmaan Warssama, 54, was detained at two maximum security detention facilities, first in Toronto and later in Lindsay, Ont., from May 2010 to December 2015 while waiting for his deportation to Somalia. Over 2,042 days behind bars, he underwent ... Read More »

Puntland’s Gaas defends Saudi support in Gulf feud, accuses Qatar of funding terror

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1 October 2017 (MCRS) The president of Puntland Abdiweli Gaas has defended his administration’s support for the Saudi-led coalition in the Gulf Crisis adding Qatar only sought to destabilize the region. “We have no connection with Qatar at all not even a commercial relationship. We don’t know its location. They finance Sheikh Atom who is behind the troubles in Galgala ... Read More »

Federal Government keen on replacing state presidents-South West state

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1 October 2017 (MCRS) South West state is accusing the federal government of allegedly creating political friction by targeting its top leaders with intent of installing its own candidates. State constitutional affairs minister Abdullahi Sheikh Hassan told Goobjoog News the federal government was was not only doing so in Galmudug and South West but also determined to do so in other ... Read More »

Somalia: Fishing trade sees boost from boat engines, freezers

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1 October 2017 (MCRS) The ocean breeze and endless waves lash the golden shores of the small coastal town of Eyl in northern Somalia. Located at the edge of a rocky landscape, this old town feels hidden from the rest of the world, a perfect get-away spot. Only a decade ago this sleepy town made global news headlines as Somalia’s “pirate ... Read More »