Saturday, November 17, 2018

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, reaffirms arms embargo on Somalia

On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely...

Ex-Somalia Intelligence Deputy Director accuses NISA of complicity in Hotel Sahafi bombing

General Abdalla Abdalla, the former Director of the Somalia National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) of complicity in the costly bombing and assault on...

IGAD, UN continue attempts to bridge gap between Somaliland, Somalia

Following up on earlier attempts to bridge a widening gap between the Republic of Somaliland and Somalia sides, a joint delegation of IGAD and...

Somalia PM Hassan Khaire: Portrait of a con artist – Opinion

A narcissist who always demanded a praise from his underlings. Failure to do so meant midnight sacking letters for an unspecified corruption. A few months ago...

Is Abiy’s ‘New Horn’ a plan to bring Somalia, Eritrea under him?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed indicated that the Horn of Africa will have one president “The New Horn” instead of three in a speech after...

Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders agree to address challenges ‘collectively’

The leaders of Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, President Mohammed Abdullahi Mahmud Faramjo and President Isaias Afeworki held a series of...

Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary

A new documentary tracks Kafia Mahdi’s path from child refugee to in-demand model. However, her journey here was difficult and her success began with small,...

Somalia: Four fall dead in Mogadishu AMISOM-Shabaab gunfight

At least four civilians fell dead killed by AMISOM fire this morning at Bal'ad Ex-Control in Mogadishu north. Reports from the area state that Al-Shabaab...

Somalia tops list of Global Impunity Index on worst treatment of journalists

Impunity is entrenched in 14 nations, according to CPJ's 2018 Global Impunity Index, which ranks states with the worst records of prosecuting the killers...

Somtel-Somalia floats public shares, launches eDahab, fast Internet services

SOMTEL expands 3G and 4G mobile and internet network, and eDahab mobile payment services for Somali customers and announces a share offering to the...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Winners and losers in Horn of Africa’s regional economic integration pact

"..more measures by Addis Ababa to restrict its unsanctioned relations with Somaliland would follow, in an apparent reversion of the former Ethiopian regime’s political...

Somalia hosts its first National Economic Policy Forum

Somalia has hosted its first high level National Economic Policy Forum this week in Mogadishu, which saw participants discuss a national investment strategy, financial...