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Africom head Stephen Townsend met Somali President Mohamed Farmajo

The top general for U.S. military operations in Africa visited Somalia Tuesday to meet with leaders and discuss the fight against extremists in the Horn of Africa nation. U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, head of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), said he would “assess the progress” of the U.S. military campaign to keep pressure on the Islamic State terror group and ...

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Azerbaijan ready to continue support to those in need in Somalia.

zerbaijan is ready to continue its support to those in need in Somalia and other countries of the region, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at the meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Contact Group on Somalia in Doha, Trend reports Nov. 4. The minister said that it is necessary to increase efforts to find long-term solutions for refugees ...

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THE CASE FOR ACCOUNTING STANDARDS IN SOMALIA

hortly after Somalia’s Auditor General published the annual government audit and compliance report (Annual Performance Report 2018) followed by an interview with the Minister of Finance in response to the report, the Somali public started to discuss the merits of the report and the ministerial rebuttal. An Auditor General passes a judgment on how public finances are managed on the ...

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Turkey, Russia start second joint patrols in N.Syria

Turkey, Russia conduct second military patrol east of Euphrates River in N.Syria as part of Sochi deal Turkish and Russian troops have started second joint ground patrols east of Euphrates as part of the Sochi deal on northern Syria, according to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry on Tuesday. “Within the framework of the agreement reached with the Russian Federation in Sochi ...

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Shabaab suspects handed jail terms by Mogadishu military court

Eight Al-Shabaab suspects among them one woman were sentenced to between eight years and life imprisonment for their membership of the group and conducting bomb attacks in Mogadishu. Ahmed Abdulkadir Ahmed was sentenced to life while five others Abdirahman Nur Mohamed Jimale, Safi Issei Awoh, Yasin Mohamed Abtidoon, Abdishakur Ali Mohamud and Farhan Adan Yusuf Wehliye were handed 15 years ...

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Qatar Affirms Support For Somalia’s Development

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has said that the State of Qatar will continue to be a key supporter of Somalia and will spare no effort in providing the necessary assistance for development plans and programmes of government of Somalia in partnership with the United Nations and the World ...

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Turkey Seeks to Mediate Somali Govt and Somaliland Administration

The Turkish government has pledged to host a conference to negotiate the Somali government and Somaliland authorities. Speaking at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Somalia Contact Group meeting in Doha, foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Somalia needs Turkey’s help to ensure political stability, to restructure national security forces and to create an environment that will allow economic development. Cavusoglu ...

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MoFA’s Hewad: Afghan Govt Would Have Saved Doha Talks

The Afghan government wants to engage with peace talks, but sources say the Taliban insists on dealing with the US first. The government of Afghanistan wants involvement in any resumed talks between the United States and the Taliban. A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gran Hewad, suggested on Monday that the negotiations would not have faced a deadlock ...

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UN delivers vital supplies to flood-affected families in Belet Weyne

The United Nations has joined the national efforts to provide immediate assistance to tens of thousands of people affected by floods that have devastated parts of Somalia, especially Belet Weyne district in Hirshabelle State. The World Food Programme (WFP), the food-assistance branch of the United Nations, and other partners facilitated by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) ...

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Somalia’s Islamic State affiliate vows support for group’s new leader

Somalia’s Islamic State affiliate, one of the most important outposts of the militant group, swore allegiance in a statement on Sunday to the new leader named by the organization following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Somalia’s Province posted pictures on Telegram of around a dozen fighters standing among trees, with a caption saying they were pledging allegiance to Quraishi. ...

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