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Middle Shabelle is named after the Shabelle River which passes 150 kilometers through the region. It borders Galgaduud to the North, Hiraan to the West, Lower Shabelle and Banadir region to the South and the Indian Ocean to the East. ...

In March 2014, the Somali National Army and AMISOM forces liberated Wajid district from Al Shabaab. Wajid district is located approximately 302 kilometres northwest of the national capital Mogadishu, 78 kilometres southwest of Hudur, and 69 kilometres southeast of the Somalia-Ethiopia border. ...

One should ask how a terror group estimated to be a few hundred gangs with no artillery back up, can overrun a military base belonging to a presumably conventional army with high tech military hardware and air support from back home that can reach the battle field in 50 minutes. There must be a human factor that contributed the outcome. The human quality remains to be...

Africa has threatened to withdraw from United Nations if reforms are not done in its Security Council to include African states. ...

UN Secretary-General has praised Somalia’s government for agreeing Thursday to hold elections this year to a new two-chamber parliament in which women will hold nearly a third of seats. ...

This is an opportunity for all Somali young politician to experiment their talent and performance for next presidential election in September 2016. As learnt in the pass, the weak incompetent presidents. This can paved the way the emerging young Somali Politian to stand the country’s coming election. ...

Interior minister Anders Ygeman told Sweden’s Dagens Industri news paper that he believed that at least 60,000, and possibly as many as 80,000 of the 163,000 who sought asylum in Sweden last year would have their applications rejected, meaning they will be returned either to their home countries or to the European country responsible under EU rules.  ...

Mogadishu, 27th January 2016–The National Leaders Forum (NLF) was reconvened in Mogaishu on the 24th of January 2016. The conference was hosted by the Federal Government of Somalia and was attended by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, ...

As the last fully functioning central Government of Somalia had collapsed in 1991, the people of Somalia had so far failed to put their differences a side and agree to form a government of their own. ...

Since the collapse of the government in Somalia in early 1991, numerous conferences were held in an attempt to restore some sort of government in Somalia. However, with the exception of the Arta, Djibouti conference of 2000, all the previous conferences have failed miserably and pre-maturely. ...