Antonio Guterres says he is on a solidarity visit to the troubled Horn of Africa nation, where five million people are facing high levels of food insecurity.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announces latest death toll, a day after two cars packed with explosives were detonated minutes apart followed by gunfire in capital Mogadishu, causing mass casualties.
Abdullahi Yare, one of the seven leaders named by the US on its most-wanted list in 2012, was believed to be next in line to take over the leadership from ailing Al Shabaab chief Ahmed Diriye.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud promises to eliminate "ruthless" Al Shabab terror group, in his first address to the East African country since the deadly hotel siege left 21 people dead and more than 100 wounded.
"Security forces have ended the siege now and the gunmen are dead," says a security official, after Al Shabab terrorists stormed Hayat Hotel, leaving some 20 people dead and sparking a 30-hour standoff with government forces.
Al Shabab militants stormed Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 40 others, engaging in an hours-long exchange of fire with Somalia's security forces.
Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud pays two-day official visit to Türkiye for the first time since assuming office in May.
Somalia's new prime minister Hamza Abdi Barre faces a long list of challenges on the country's agenda from security to repairing foreign relations.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud uses his inauguration ceremony to seek international aid as famine approaches the drought-hit East African country.
"Unless we scale up our response… many people, including at least 370,000 children, will perish before the end of the month of June," says Adam Abdelmoula, UN humanitarian coordinator for the East African country.
Former president voted out of power in 2017 is reelected to the African country's top job after defeating the incumbent leader in a protracted contest decided by legislators in a third round of voting.
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