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Somalia: police officers arrested for torturing journalists

Somalia: police officers arrested for torturing journalists

The Somali government has said that police officers accused of torturing journalists covering al-Shabab attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, have been arrested. Interior Security Minister Abdullahi Nur said “the armed forces will be accountable for their actions”. The state-owned Somali National TV tweeted a photo of the journalists lying on …

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Somalia: several killed in Al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu

Somalia: several killed in Al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu

At least five people have been killed and more than 16 others injured during attacks by al-Shabab Islamist militants on the outskirts of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Police say the early morning attacks targeted police stations and security checkpoints. Al-Shabab spokesman, Abdiasis Abu Musab, said the fighters hit government targets in …

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Somalia: Mogadishu hit by gunfire and explosions

Somalia: Mogadishu hit by gunfire and explosions

Several police stations and security checkpoints in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, were attacked early on Wednesday, officials and militants said. It comes as the nation prepares for a much-delayed presidential election. Internal Security Minister Abdullahi Nor accused Al Shabaab militants of carrying out the attack. Al-Shabab spokesman, Abdiasis Abu Musab, …

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US State Department announces visa restrictions for Somali officials

US State Department announces visa restrictions for Somali officials

The United States announced visa restrictions against current or former Somali officials whom it accused of undermining democratic processes. The restriction comes as the United States pushes for credible elections in Somalia – which have long been delayed. In a statement, State Secretary Antony Blinken said the visa restrictions applied …

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Somalia: PM discusses political situation with U.S. official

Somalia: PM discusses political situation with U.S. official

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble spoke by telephone with Molly Phee, a senior U.S. official about the political situation in his country, Reuters reported. Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, federal government spokesman and senior adviser to PM Roble, said on Twitter the prime minister spoke to Molly Phee, U.S. assistant secretary …

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Somalia: United States calls for calm after suspension of Prime Minister Roble

Somalia: PM discusses political situation with U.S. official

The United States has called for calm in Somalia after the country’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo suspended the powers of Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble, who is under investigation for corruption. PM Roble is accused of stealing land owned by the Somali National Army and of interfering with a defence …

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