Sunday, February 18, 2018

Somalia: Differences emerge over electoral budget

Differences continue to linger between Somalia Federal Government (SFG) and foreign donors in Mogadishu over the budget for elections later this year, Garowe Online reports. National...

US launches ‘self-defense strike’ against Shabaab in southern Somalia

The Obama administration and US military leaders continue to attempt to hide direct combat operations behind the mission of advising and assisting the “counterterrorism...

AMISOM Burundi contingent rotation deferred

On October 10, AU decided to delay the placement of Burundian contingents deployed in the African Union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) expected in...

Somalia/Somaliland: Urgent scale-up of humanitarian assistance needed amid severe drought

Nairobi, 2 December 2016 — The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, today made an urgent appeal for humanitarian assistance amid worsening drought...

Burundi Threatens to Sue AU Over Unpaid Peacekeepers’ Allowances

Burundi will sue the African Union over months of unpaid wages for its peacekeeping soldiers serving under the continental organization in Somalia, President Pierre...

Is support for African military mission in Somalia waning?

2016 saw the EU cutting back funding to the AMISOM mission fighting jihadists in Somalia. Ethiopia has pulled back some 4,000 troops the country...

Somalia: Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu hotel ‘kills 15’

Al-Shabab attackers fight their way into a popular hotel in central Mogadishu after ramming a car bomb into its gate. At least 15 people have...

Somaliland: Waddani teams up with Somalia’s UK Embassy to protest against UAE military base

Somaliland’s main opposition party is teaming up with Somalia’s UK Embassy to organize a demonstration against the Somaliland-UAE military base deal. The demonstration is scheduled...

Why is Turkey launching a new military training camp in Somalia?

TRT World spoke with Olgan Bekar, Turkey’s ambassador to Somalia, about a new military training camp in Mogadishu – and the ongoing Turkish-Somali lovefest. Ankara...

ICAO and Somali Government in dispute over Somali Airspace (including Somaliland’s)

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), are in a dispute over the transfer of Somalia’s airspace. ICAO’s role...

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Dahabshiil Group CEO calls on Somali Youth Empowerment at 1st Somaliland International Marathon Run

Mr. Abdirashid Mohamed Said Dualeh, CEO of Dahabshiil Group of Companies has called on fellow businessmen, community leaders and members of the general public...

Rebirth of Somaliland: Somalia Annihilation Crimes Against Somaliland Nations

Who were the culprits? Crimes against humanity are deliberate acts taken as part of a systematic campaign that accuses human suffering or death on a...

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn submits resignation

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday he had submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition. The move...