Friday, November 22, 2019

Somalia: Absence of Proper Judicial System, Accountability Doom for Farmajo

Somalia’s rise from the ashes of civil war faces the threat of another collapse if it does not establish competent courts, critics of President...

U.S. Earmarks $257 Humanitarian Aid Assistance to Federal Somalia

On October 2, 2019, in Mogadishu, Diana Putman, a Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that...

Somalia Loses ‘Thunderbolt’ Commando Officers to Al Shabaab

At least six soldiers including two officers were killed by a shabaab-planted roadside mine on the road linking the towns of Afgoye and Mogadishu,...

UK Decries Absence of Consensus-building, Dialogue Between Villa Somalia, Fed States

The British Ambassador to Somalia, Ben Fender called for inclusive politics and ‘real leadership’ in the country ahead of crucial elections in 2020-2021. Speaking at...

The United States Re-opens Mogadishu Embassy at Old Compound after 28 Yrs

The U.S. has reopened its embassy in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in a move that is seen as a diplomatic boost for the long-chaotic...

Somalia: US, Shabaab, SNA Claims, Counter-Claims on Baledogle Attack

Al Shabaab claims a 100-soldier kill and the destruction of helicopters and drones inside the Baledogle US military base grounds The United States Mission in...

Somalia: Mogadishu Calls for Autonomy as ‘Federal State’ Status

Somalia President Mohamed Farmajo returns to Mogadishu to face the problem of whether to turn the capital into a federal state. Days after he delivered...

Farmajo Tells UN Somalia Is Making ‘Progress’, Plays ‘Terrorism’ Fear High Note

Somalia is "the perfect example of the success of the multilateral system," President Farmajo Somalia is "the perfect example of the success of the multilateral...

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....

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Dahabshiil Provides Vital Service for African Community

The CEO of money transfer service speak exclusively to African Business Review on why his company means more to him than just making money. The...
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Somaliland: Waddani Appoints an Avowed War-Monger, Somalia Unity Advocate as Party Reps

qFor the first time in the history of the Somaliland political parties, the Chairman of the Waddani opposition party, Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi, appoints a...

Karabakh Establishing Contacts with Somaliland

The Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) is establishing contacts with Somaliland. "On November 19, I had a very interesting and important debate with prominent Somaliland politician...