Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Saudi Arabia Turns Down Somalia New Ambassador’s Credentials

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has turned down the credentials of a new ambassador the Somalia President, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmajo appointed to represent...

Somalia: What We Are

The government has been able to increase its 2019 budget 13 percent to $390 million. The economy is growing, providing most of the increase....

Shabaab Fighters Overrun Somalia Army Base Near Mogadishu, Make Off with Arsenal

Fighters belonging to Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed an army base near the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, looted it for weapons and...

Somalia Pirates Iranian Hostage After 4 Years

After spending four years in captivity, an Iranian sailor has been released by the Somali pirates. Reportedly, The sailor Mohammed Sharif Panahandeh was ill SUMMARY   ...

Did President Farmajo of Somalia Cancel Planned Visit to U.S.?

Somalia President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has cancelled his planned trip to New York this week as the Horn of Africa nation faces political crisis...

Britain’s seven covert wars (including Somalia): An Explainer

The United Kingdom is fighting at least seven covert wars largely outside parliamentary or democratic oversight. The British government states that its policy on the...

Somalia: Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17

The al-Shabab militant group launched a series of attacks since Saturday that led to the death of at least 17 people in Somalia. Lower Shabelle...
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Somalia: Al Shabaab Funnels Zakat Back to the Poor in Mogadishu

The Islamist Somali fighters, Al Shabaab, have distributed, again, the yearly Zakat alms amounting to thousands in Mogadishu, inside the capital of the weak...

About 1800 Amisom Soldiers Killed in Shabaab War, New Report Shows

The overall death toll for the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is probably in the range of 1,800 troops, says a new report...

Somalia economic growth likely to inch up this year, World Bank says

Somalia’s economy is expected to grow by 2.9% this year, from 2.8% last year, before growth quickens to 3.2-3.5% in the medium term, the...

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‘I became a whistleblower and lost my job’: the remarkable story of WorldRemit founder...

Poor experiences in sending money abroad inspired Ismail Ahmed to build WorldRemit – now it's on the verge of becoming a unicorn A refugee from...

Somaliland Success Exposes Limitation of Western Political Thinking

The success of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland and other examples show the limits of Western political thinking on Africa, writes Sherin Helal While Somalia...

Egyptian Parliament’s Ad hoc Committee on Ethiopia’s GERD Dam Begins Meetings Sunday

The committee is expected to give President El-Sisi a "mandate" to take the measures necessary to tackle the negative impact of the GERD on...