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Somaliland holds first parliamentary vote since 2005

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Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region held its first parliamentary election for 16 years on Monday, in what politicians there describe as evidence of its comparative...

Agreement on Somali elections

Somalia’s political leaders reached an agreement paving the way for elections, the foreign affairs minister said, ending months of deadlock that at times turned...

Suicide bombing by Somalia’s al Shabaab group kills six

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A suicide bomber killed six police officers in front of a district police station in the Somali capital Mogadishu late on Sunday, police said,...

Anti-president Somali soldiers begin returning to barracks

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Hundreds of Somali forces who back the opposition began returning to their barracks on Friday after reaching an agreement with the prime minister following...

Somalia revives ties with Kenya after nearly six-month break

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Somalia said on Thursday it was restoring diplomatic relations with neighbouring Kenya almost six months after severing ties, accusing Nairobi of meddling in politics. Relations...

Somalia’s parliament votes to cancel presidential term extension

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Somali lawmakers voted unanimously on Saturday to cancel a two-year presidential term extension they had approved last month, after clashes in the capital Mogadishu...

Bowing to pressure, Somalia’s president agrees not to extend presidential term

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Members of Somalia's opposition on Wednesday refused to withdraw from fortified positions in the capital after the president tried to defuse an armed standoff...

Forces opposed to Somali president control parts of Mogadishu

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Gunmen opposed to Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed had control of strategic parts of the capital Mogadishu on Monday, Reuters journalists saw, after factions in...

Somali ex-leader says soldiers attacked his home, blames president

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A former Somali leader accused his successor President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of orchestrating an attack by soldiers on his home on Sunday as splits...

Somali government troops face off with forces loyal to sacked police...

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Gunshots rang out late on Friday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witnesses said, when government troops approached the home of the city’s former police commander...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...