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Who is Somalia’s new president?

Jessica Durando , USA TODAY War-torn Somalia elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo president Wednesday, after two rounds of voting by members of parliament. He brings hope to the country, which has been disintegrating since 1991, when warlords ousted dictator Siad Barre, then plunged the nation into civil war. In the intervening years, militants took advantage of the political […]

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Afghanistan: Attack on ICRC is a horrific crime

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE​ ​​​Afghanistan: Attack on ICRC is a horrific crime The killing of six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in northern Afghanistan is a horrific crime, Amnesty International said today. “By targeting the ICRC, who devote their lives to helping people in desperate need, the perpetrators have demonstrated […]

February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

AU Special Representative congratulates H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmajo…..

Mogadishu, February 9th 2017- The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira congratulates H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmajo upon his election today as the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Ambassador Madeira also extends his congratulations to the government and people of Somalia for […]

February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia: UN mission pledges support as new President will face ‘daunting challenges’

Members of Parliament in Somalia cast their ballots at the Mogadishu Airport hangar during the first round of voting in the presidential election. 8 February 2017. UN Photo/Ilyas Ahmed 8 February 2017 – Congratulating former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ on his election as Somalia’s new President, the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country […]

February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Explaining the Somali election process

Somalia: Somalia is heading to the polls on Wednesday to pick a president in an electoral process that has been marred by allegations of corruption and intimidation. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who came to power in 2012, is seeking a second four-year term. Twenty-four candidates are in the running. Presidential hopefuls on Monday held for […]

February 8th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia faces presidential election under threat of attack

By: AP : Mogadishu |While the international community pushed Somalia to hold the election as a symbol of recovery, the vote has been marred by reports of widespread corruption. Somalia faces a groundbreaking presidential election Wednesday amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital’s international airport and cleared major streets. Fears of attacks by extremist […]

February 8th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Summary report on the opinion poll survey of the February, 2017 for the Somalia presidential elections 

First ever report on the opinion poll survey of the February 2017 Presidential Elections can be obtained from the below link: http://datagridsomalia.com/media/Poll_Report_English_4.pdf Data Grid Somalia (DG) is an independent commercial research firm that aims at enhancing economic, political and social atmosphere in Somalia by providing cutting-edge data that is reliable, accurate and accessible. One of […]

February 7th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali robberies, killings ‘not xenophobia’

Cape Town – Do not classify robberies targeted at Somali-owned businesses as xenophobic attacks, the Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF) has urged. This is after three Somali shopkeepers were murdered in separate incidents in Khayelitsha since Thursday, bringing to at least 11 the number of Somali citizens killed in just over a month. Police spokesperson Noloyiso […]

February 7th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia on brink of another famine, United Nations warns

With their escape route to the United States endangered by the orders of President Donald Trump, the people of Somalia now face a new threat: a looming famine that could bring starvation to millions. Just six years after a famine that killed a quarter of a million Somalis, the United Nations is warning that the […]

February 6th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali presidential hopeful talks about his national plans for Somalia

This interview, Alleastafrica talks to one of the leading Somali presidential candidates Abdullahi Ali Ahmed, known as Addow Ali Gees on his plans for Somalia if he’s elected as the president of Somalia. Alleastafrica: You’re among over two dozen candidates running for the presidency, so what’s your key purpose in vying for the country’s top […]

February 5th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Eyes on the commanders as soldiers continue to die in Somalia

Top commanders of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) are facing increasing public scrutiny following a second deadly attack on their troops in Somalia. Security and diplomatic experts are also questioning the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) and Kenya’s role in it. Kenya had two key objectives when its troops crossed into Somalia in October […]

February 5th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Fury as taxpayers fund Somali leader’s £50,000 trip to London and stay in the Dorchester hotel.

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER President Mohamud and staff stayed at Park Lane hotel, The Dorchester The cheapest rooms there start at £318 a night Luxury trip estimated to cost £50,000 for President and his entourage UK and other donors pledged £84m in aid for Somalia on the trip The president stayed at The Dorchester hotel […]

February 4th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Press Release – Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia

On 2 February 2017, the International Court of Justice (“the Court”) in The Hague, The Netherlands held a hearing to render its judgment on the preliminary objection proceedings brought by the Republic of Kenya (the “Government of Kenya”) against Federal Republic of Somalia (the “Government of Somalia”) on 7 October 2015. The preliminary objection requesting […]

February 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

For Stranded Somali Refugees, ‘Friend of America’ Is a Deadly Label

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ismail Ali Ibrahim gave away everything he owned: his bed, his sheets, his shirts, his pots, his pans, his plates, even his house. He didn’t care. He was going to America. But this week, he remained 7,000 miles away, marooned with more than 100 other Somali refugees in a spartan transit center […]

February 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Black Hawk Down: The Somali battle that changed US policy in Africa

The sight of dead US soldiers being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu was a turning point in one of the United States’ most high-profile interventions in Africa. The images, broadcast around the world, outraged many. In October 1993, elite American troops launched a disastrous raid in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Their aim was to […]

February 1st, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali FM: Somalis ‘Finger-Pointed’ by Immigration Ban

Somalia’s foreign minister says he is “saddened” by the order barring Somalis from entering the United States and hopes officials will reconsider the policy. In an interview Monday with VOA’s Somali service, Abdusalam Hadliye Omer expressed disappointment in the ban, saying that Somalia is just starting to recover from years of violence and instability. “[T]hey […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia-born Mo Farah troubled by Donald Trump’s travel ban

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policy “seems to have made me an alien” and fears he may not be able to return to his U.S. home. Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of seven predominantly Muslim nations subject to the executive order signed by […]

January 30th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

NEW REPORT – Philippines: The police’s murderous war on the poor

Acting on instructions from the very top of government, the Philippines police have killed and paid others to kill thousands of alleged drug offenders in a wave of extrajudicial executions that may amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a report published today. Amnesty International’s investigation, “If you are poor you are killed”: […]

January 29th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia: AU Should Release Investigation into 14 Civilian Deaths UN Security Council, Donors Should Prioritize Justice in Somalia

Nairobi:– African Union forces in Somalia (AMISOM) should release the findings of their investigation into alleged unlawful killings of 14 civilians by Ethiopian forces in July 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. More than six months after the incident, people in Wardinle in Somalia’s Bay region have received no reports on the investigation nor compensation […]

January 29th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

UK reaffirms commitment and support to AMISOM

PRESS RELEASE   Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Priti Patel travelled to Mogadishu today (28th Jan 2016) where she re-affirmed the importance of the UK’s partnership with Somalia and commitment to AMISOM. During her trip, Minister Patel met the Deputy AU Special Representative for Somalia, Lydia Wanyoto, AMISOM Force Commander […]

January 29th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

IOC president felicitates Somali NOC boss for retaining office.

The president of Somali National Olympic Committee, Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi, has received a letter of goodwill and felicitations from the president of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, who wished the re-elected boss of Somalia’s top sports-governing body and his committee a successful new term in office. “It is my pleasure to extend my […]

January 28th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Al-Shabab Captures Somali Military Base

WASHINGTON — Al-Shabab fighters have captured a military base run by Kenyan and Somali troops in the Somali town of Kulbiyow, 18 kilometers from the Kenyan border, residents told VOA Somali. Dozens of al-Shabab fighters and troops may have been killed, but the numbers have not been verified. Two residents in the town said al-Shabab […]

January 27th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

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