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Somalia marks world press freedom day

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MOGADISHU (DBN) —-Facing deaths, threats and prosecutions, Somali journalists have held a somber ceremony holding the international world Press Freedom Day, a day that does bring their minds back to the dozens of fellow journalists killed for the past few ...

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Somalia concludes leadership Forum in Garowe

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GAROWE (DBN)—-Chaired by Somalia’s president, a conference aimed at improving the country’s leadership for regional leaders was concluded on Friday with attendants agreed on certain benchmarks to move the long failed state forward. In a communiqué issued by the leaders who ...

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Somalia picks top army chiefs

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MOGADISHU (DBN) —-Somalia’s government has named two senior army chiefs, filling two long-vacant positions within the country’s army. Somalia’s cabinet approved Bashir Mohamed Mohamed Sheikh, the former defense minister to become Somalia’s police chief, while Bashir Mohamed Jama aka Gobe ...

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Somalia to evacuate citizens in Yemen

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GAROWE (DBN) —Somalia’s government expressed willingness to evacuate citizens trapped in Yemen where fighting between Houthi militia and government forces backed by Saudi-led air strikes are ongoing. Speaking to the reporters in Garowe, the regional capital of Puntland, Somali president ...

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Jubbaland gets new parliament speaker

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KISMAYO (DBN) —-The new Jubbaland administration’s parliament elected a new speaker, ending months of political stalemate centered on the controversial parliament formation and the speaker. In a secret ballot, members of the parliament voted to elect Sheikh Abdi Mohamed as ...

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Gunmen raid Mandera county chief’s offices

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MANDERA (DBN) —-Suspected Al-Shabab gunmen attacked the office of the Mandera county chief on Thursday morning, in an attack repelled by the KDF soldiers guarding the centre, officials said. Using light weapons and grenades, the attackers tried to storm the office of ...

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