Saturday, September 19, 2020

Farmajo Names a New PM for Somalia after a 55-Day Vaccuum

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The Federal President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, has on Thursday evening named a new prime minister to take up the reins of...

Unpaid Intelligence Officers Block Mogadishu Streets, Denounce Federal Government Misuse of Resources

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Soldiers attached to the National Intelligence Security Agency , Somalia's spy agency, staged a mutiny in the streets of Mogadishu on Wednesday, citing lack...

Somali Money Transfer Companies Amal, Iftin Moved Millions for Suspected Armed Dealers – Report

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Somali money transfer companies moved more than $3.7 million in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent years, including to a Yemeni under U.S....

Federal Somalia Members Encroach Again on Somaliland Sovereignty, Integrity

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At the conclusion of a 4-day meeting between federal Somalia President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, and his regional states' Presidents, the conferees decided on issues...

Somalia Court Sentences Al-Shabab Member to Life Sentence for Role in US Base Attack

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A military court in Somalia has sentenced a militant Islamist to life in prison for his role in a deadly attack on a US...

AFRICOM Admits Al-Shabab is Targeting US Troops More Now Than Ever

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Al-Shabab, an al-Qaida offshoot based in Somalia, is growing more emboldened in targeting U.S. troops, according to U.S. Africa Command’s director of intelligence Navy Rear...

Somalia: Auctioning OIl Blocks Illegal

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There are serious concerns about the legality of the current “Production Sharing Agreements”. Troubling questions also persist over how foreign companies managed to secure...

US to Supply Gun-Mounted Combat Vehicles, Ambulances to Somalia Army

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The United States is set to deliver light combat vehicles to Somali National Army to bolster its war against Al-Shabaab in what sources also...

Controls on Remittances Risk Driving Financial Flows to Somalia Underground

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Remittance companies are a crucial mechanism for transferring cash to Somalia, where the fledgling formal financial sector remains largely isolated. Despite improvements, Somalia struggles...

Controversy Shrouds Mass Failures of Mogadishu Students in Somalia National Exam

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Somalia’s education policymakers are under pressure to explain how secondary schools in the capital Mogadishu reported massive failure in the national examination, while those in...