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Iman And Halima Aden Get Real About Islam, Hijabs And Somali Pride

Supermodel Iman and up-and-coming model Halima Aden are speaking out about what it means to take pride in being Muslim women from Somalia, and it’s inspiring. The Somali-American Aden has taken the fashion world by storm, rocking a hijab while walking the runway at the most recent New York Fashion Week. The 19-year-old Aden, who […]

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali president appoints oil firm executive as PM

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s newly elected president on Thursday appointed the country director of British firm Soma Oil and Gas as the new prime minister, raising questions about possible conflicts of interest in the Horn of Africa country. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as “Farmajo”, named Hassan Ali Khaire as prime minister, state radio website Radio Muqdisho.net […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

MOGADISHU DECLARATION ON REGIONAL COOPERATION ON THE CURRENT DROUGHT

Mogadishu- Wednesday 22 February 2016- The following joint declaration was made in Mogadishu by H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, and H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of the Federal Republic […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

HEAVY security as Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in Somalia

Uhuru’s visit to the troubled Somalia capital is for the inauguration of its new President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. Mogadishu is in complete lock down as Uhuru and other East African are expected for the historical event. Kenya is a close ally of Somalia and has a large military presence in the country fighting al-Shabaab. Special […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – UNICEF

Press release NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 21 February 2017 – Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today. “Time is running out for more than a million children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “We can […]

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Land Matters in Mogadishu: Settlement, ownership and displacement in a contested city

Mogadishu has for more than two decades been one of the most highly contested cities in the world. Since the collapse of President Siyad Barre’s government in early 1991, it has been the object of both military and political struggles almost without interruption. This report considers the current state of land governance and the nature of continuing land […]

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Attack in Somali capital a reminder of extremists’ indifference towards human life – UN envoy

Strongly condemning today’s terrorist attack at a marketplace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more, the United Nations envoy in the country stressed that incident is a brutal reminder of the retrograde tactics employed by violent extremists. “Killing civilians is despicable and achieves nothing – except […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

NBA Africa Game 2017 will take place Saturday, Aug. 5: Game Will Air Live in Sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé’s TV, Internet and Mobile Platforms

PRESS RELEASE NBA Africa Game Returns to South Africa in Team Africa vs. Team World Format Game Will Air Live in Sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé’s TV, Internet and Mobile Platforms JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2017/ — The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) (http://NBPA.com) announced today that NBA […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

US Ambassador Gives ‘Make Somalia Great Again’ Hat to Somali President Because America Has Become a Parody of Itself

Donald Trump’s campaign hat, which reads “Make America Great Again” has become the icon of a movement. So much so, that the US Ambassador to Somalia just gave the President of Somalia a version of the hat that reads “Make Somalia Great Again.” Seriously. Now, at this point you might be asking, “But Matt, isn’t […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

UNICEF-WFP joint release-World must act now to save lives in Somalia

WORLD MUST ACT NOW TO SAVE LIVES IN SOMALIA, U.N AGENCIES WARN MOGADISHU – As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe.   The drought that the […]

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

SDPP, Chairman Mataan Ali Hassan condemned the army group behind……

Press release Dear, Colleagues, SDPP–Somali Democracy Political Party is an independent political party non-profit making, organization based in Sweden. SDPP founded by a group of Somali exiled patriotic intellectuals and politicians from all sectors of civil society groups on 06 December 2013 in Sweden. SDPP focus to the promotion political affairs and diplomatic relations for […]

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Short Bio of the new Somali National Security Advisor

Hussein Moalim Mohamud Sheikh-Ali is the interim National Security Advisor to President of the Government of Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. Prior to this post, for the more than three years he hold a position as a senior security advisor and the principal counterterrorism advisor to the previous administration. He was also a […]

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

UAE defense base in Somaliland is illegal and MUST be stopped

The UAE government in January submitted a formal application seeking permission from the “Somaliland Administration” to open a military base in the port town of Berbera. Somaliland is part of the Federal Republic of Somalia and do not have the authority both constitutionally and logically to agree the establishment of a military base within the […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia: ICRC assisting 240,000 people affected by severe drought

Nairobi (ICRC) – At a time of increasing concerns about severe drought and potential famine in Somalia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) are currently distributing food to 140,000 drought-affected people. In the coming days 100,000 more people will receive cash and other essential items. While […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia: ICRC assisting 240,000 people affected by severe drought

Nairobi (ICRC) – At a time of increasing concerns about severe drought and potential famine in Somalia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) are currently distributing food to 140,000 drought-affected people. In the coming days 100,000 more people will receive cash and other essential items. Video […]

February 16th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

ISS Today: Somalia’s elections herald unexpected fresh start

by ISS Today Somali’s indirect elections concluded on a positive note last Wednesday, after Parliamentarians (who are appointed by clan members and regional leaders) voted for a president. Surprise challenger Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed (also known as Farmajo) emerged victorious, following incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s exit from the race just prior to a third round of […]

February 15th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Blue skies over Somalia

The election of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia’s president has inspired optimism for the future of Somalia. Women carry posters of the newly elected Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as they celebrate his victory, near the Daljirka Dahson monument in Mogadishu [Feisal Omar/Reuters]Women carry posters of the newly elected Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as […]

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Politics Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Congratulates Somalia President

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday congratulated Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo on his election as President of the Federal Republic of Somalia. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Acting President also congratulated the people of Somalia on the successful conclusion of their electoral process. He described […]

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somaliland Approves Naval, Air Base Deal with UAE

WASHINGTON —The parliament of the break-away republic of Somaliland has overwhelming approved a deal to allow the United Arab Emirates to establish an air and naval base in the port town of Berbera. Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo presented the motion on Sunday to a joint session by both houses of the parliament, saying “it […]

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia Says It Will Resume Printing Currency Soon

WASHINGTON —  Somalia intends to resume printing banknotes this year for the first time since the government collapsed in 1991. The governor of Somalia’s central bank, Bashir Issa Ali, told VOA in an exclusive interview Saturday that all technical preparations are complete, and his government is confident it can assemble a financial aid package within […]

February 12th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

UN Security Council welcomed the election of a new Somali President

The Security Council called today upon the newly-elected President of Somalia to pay urgent attention to the immediate risk of famine, take active steps to prevent it and address the consequences of the severe drought confronting the country. In a statement read out by Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine), its President for February, the Council welcomed the […]

February 11th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Dahabshiil CEO says Farmaggio election sends positive signals to the world

Dahabshiil top chief, Abdirashid Duale, says the election of Mohamed AbdullahiFarmaggio to President in Somalia sends several positive signals to the outside world. For one, CEO Duale said, speaking to Talking Points of the BBC World Service, President Famaggio’s peaceful and smooth election and the fact that the outgoing president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, conceded defeat […]

February 11th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

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