Saturday, January 18, 2020

U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief

U.S. ambassador considers resigning over the issue, which could harm U.S. anti-terrorism mission and aid programs there, officials say. An international push to secure sorely...

Somalia: Sl Shabaab Attacks Hilweyne Military Base Near Mogadishu

Al Shabaab fighters attacked and briefly overpowered army personnel at Hilweyne village which hosted an ex-security agents training facility during the military dictator, Siad...

Debt Forgiveness for Somalia Would Reward Corruption, Empower al-Shabaab

When Somali Finance Minister Abdirahman Duale Beileh visited Washington for the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund earlier this fall,...

Turkey Sides Squarely With Somalia Against Somaliland in Addis Meeting

In a bizarre development to the mediation claims of Turkey in unproductive talks between the Republic of Somaliland and a former partner in a...

UN Warns of Storm Across Somaliland Republic, Puntland

The storm, now centered in the north Indian Ocean near the coast of Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, is expected to intensify and move...
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Somaliland: Buhoodle Army Units Vow to Round Up Insurgents in Area

The Commanders of the Somaliland army in the Buuhoodle district ruled out any insurgence or new anti-Somaliland militias establishing bases in the area. Speaking to...
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FBI Offers $5 Million to Find US Citizen on Most Wanted Terrorist List

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is offering $5 million for information that leads to the arrest of an American citizen on the agency's Most...

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia, Somaliland

I. Introduction The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2461 (2019) and paragraph 33 of Council resolution 2472 (2019) and provides updates...

Hidden Cost of US Airstrikes in Somalia

The US is an active participant in the war against Al-Shabaab in Somalia, efforts that have increased in the last few years under the Trump...

Somalia: President Farmaajo’s Stacks the Deck to Secure a Second Term

With full elections unlikely in 2020, the incumbent is trying to lock down the support of lawmakers who will again select the president. Although it...

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Khadar Hussein Seeks Berth to Build Another Ambassador Hotel in Djibouti

The manager of one of Hargeisa's leading hotels, Khader Aden Hussein, arrived in Djibouti in December 2019. He is hoping to set up a new Ambassador Hotel similar...
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Ex-Taleh Mayor for Puntland Moves Over to Somaliland

Eiman Ali Farah, a Mayor the Federal Puntland State of Somalia appointed to Taleh of Haysimo region, moved over to Somaliland, Thursday, renouncing his...

Al-Shabab Attacks Killed 4,000 in Past Decade, Says Data-Gathering Group

Somali militant group al-Shabab recently said it does not intentionally target Muslims – but a new report indicates that whatever its intentions, the group...