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Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining official

The New Arab 18 Sep 2021
Somalia's president accused Djibouti on Friday of unlawfully detaining his national security adviser, a key player in the spiralling feud in Mogadishu's top leadership that threatens to hurl the country into fresh crisis ... "We will continue to stand by our brothers and sisters in Somalia but never interfere in their internal affairs," Youssouf said.
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How an intelligence officer's disappearance in Somalia has ripped the government apart

Stars and Stripes 18 Sep 2021
Among officials in Washington, there has been increased concern about the situation in Somalia since February, when gunfire broke out on the streets of the capital, Mogadishu, after the president did not hold scheduled elections. That raised questions about the depth of Somalia's political instability - and about if U.S.
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Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining national security adviser

Al Jazeera 17 Sep 2021
The office of Mohamed, who is popularly known as Farmaajo, alleged in a statement on Friday that Djibouti had unlawfully detained Fahad Yasin and other Somali officials at the country’s main international airport, preventing them from travelling to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.
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Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining official at heart of leaders' feud

Urdu Point 17 Sep 2021
Somalia's president accused Djibouti on Friday of unlawfully detaining his national security adviser, a key player in the spiralling feud in Mogadishu's top leadership that threatens to hurl the country into fresh crisis ... "We will continue to stand by our brothers and sisters in Somalia but never interfere in their internal affairs," he said.
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International partners visit Baidoa for consultations on national elections

Reliefweb 17 Sep 2021
Swan on the visit to the Federal Member State’s capital were the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Ambassador Francisco Madeira; the European Union Ambassador to Somalia, Tiina Intelmann; and the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Norway, Haakon Svane.
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Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining ex-intelligence chief

Midland Daily News 17 Sep 2021
... that a Turkish Airlines flight to Somalia's capital with former intelligence chief Fahad Yasin aboard didn’t take off from Djibouti because a pilot didn’t have special authorization to land in Mogadishu, and that all passengers would return to Istanbul for another flight.
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Al-Shabaab Militants Claim Responsibility for Blast in Somali Capital - Reports

Urdu Point 15 Sep 2021
Militants of al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda (terrorist entities, both banned in Russia) have claimed responsibility for the explosion in Somalia's capital city Mogadishu which killed eleven soldiers and injured sixteen others, local publication Somali Guardian reported.
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Turkey extends condolences over terror attack in Somalia

Anadolu Agency 15 Sep 2021
Turkey conveyed condolences to Somalia over Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in the capital Mogadishu ... 14 in Wadajir district in Mogadishu, Somalia,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
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Several civilians and soldiers killed in Mogadishu suicide attack

Ghana Web 15 Sep 2021
At least nine people have died in a suspected suicide bombing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police, and witnesses said ... The bombing was claimed by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab armed group, which has been fighting to overthrow Somalia’s federal government.
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Turkey sends condolences due to terror assault in Somalia

MENA FN 15 Sep 2021
(MENAFN)Turkey sent condolences to Somalia due to lethal terror assault in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday. In line with the the Foreign Ministry –We are saddened to receive the news that at least ... .
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Somalia: Suicide vehicle bombing leaves 7 dead

MENA FN 15 Sep 2021
(MENAFN) The police and witnesses stated that on Tuesday night, Sep. 14 over seven persons lost their lives and another 10 were wounded in a suicide vehicle bombing in Somalia–s capital, ... .
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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 10 in Somali Capital - Reports

Urdu Point 14 Sep 2021
A suicide bomb hit Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 10 people, Somali media reported.
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‘Unfortunately, she’s a woman’

Taipei Times 13 Sep 2021
Conservative Somalia’s first female foreign minister aims for presidency despite gender barriers ... The woman who broke barriers as the first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister in culturally conservative Somalia now aims for the country’s top office as the Horn of Africa nation moves toward a long-delayed presidential election.
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In conservative Somalia, a rare woman presidential candidate

Wtop 12 Sep 2021
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The woman who broke barriers as the first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister in culturally conservative Somalia now aims for the country’s top office as the Horn of Africa nation moves toward a long-delayed presidential election.
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Case of missing spy aggravates tensions among fractious Somali leadership

The Observer 08 Sep 2021
We call on Somalia’s leaders to work together to advance the implementation of the 27 May Agreement toward the holding of elections.” ... Conflict and jostling for power among the country’s leadership is not new in Somalia, and tensions remain high in the capital, with residents reporting troop movements along strategic junctions.
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