Somali National Army capture the sixth town from Al-Shabaab

The Somali National Army (SNA) backed by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops this evening captured an Al-Shabaab stronghold, Buula Burde town in Hiraan region, bringing to six the number of towns liberated from Al- Qaeda –linked terrorists in the past two weeks, a top African Union official has said. The African Union Special […]

UN Envoy to Somalia urges greater role for women in state-building

MOGADISHU, 8 March 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, joins the Somali people in celebrating International Women’s Day, and urges the Federal Government to broaden opportunities for women to contribute to the country’s peace-building and state-building processes.  “Over the past two extremely difficult decades, Somali women have demonstrated […]

Prime Minister meets with Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates to discuss increased support to Somalia

His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed who is in Abu Dhabi on an official three day visit to the United Arab Emirates today met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential affairs, H.E Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to discuss strengthening bilateral co-operation between the two countries. During the talks, […]

Presidential palace in Somalia hit by major car bomb, gun attack: police

The presidential palace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, home to the country’s internationally-backed government, was hit Friday by a massive car bomb followed by a raid by gunmen, police and witnesses said. “There is a large attack on the presidential palace. Initial reports are that a suicide car bomber hit the gate and exploded, then men […]

Nozze gay a Mogadiscio

Nel paese degli Al Shabab non tutto è perduto: la settimana scorsa, con una grande festa, sono state celebrate le prime nozze gay a Mogadiscio. Un centinaio di invitati, alcuni venuti anche dall’estero, si sono ritrovati in una villa per festeggiare le nozze fra due uomini legati affettivamente da tempo. Non tutti però hanno gradito. […]

Deputy Prime Minister tells Director Generals: “you must be the engines of reform and delivery across government”

His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed today met with Director Generals from Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Information and the newly created Ministry of Labour. The first in a series of meetings to be held by the Deputy Prime Minister with all Director Generals from across government, the Deputy Prime Minister reiterated their […]

His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the new Japanese Ambassador to Somalia.

His Excellency Tatsushi Terada presented his credentials to the President in Villa Somalia, Mogadishu. Accompanied by Her Excellency Fawzia Yusuf Adam, Somalia’s Acting Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, the Ambassador said Japan was engaging with Somalia for the long term and was determined to help the country build on the encouraging progress achieved in […]

Sierra Leone records biggest achievement in Somalia

Brigadier General David Baburam, Chief of Peace Support Operations of the African Standby Force on Sunday 12th January 2014 announced that come end of February Sierra Leone will take up the leadership and command of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Sector 5 in Kismayo from the current Kenyan Commander on the ground This […]

Al-Qaida Militants Moving From Somalia Into Kenya, Official Says

NAIROBI, Kenya—Dozens of foreign fighters have defected from the al-Qaida-linked militant group in Somalia due to internal disputes, and many of those men have moved into Kenya, a security official said. Since early last year Kenyan security officials have observed movements by people suspected of being part of al-Shabab in Somalia, said a senior police […]

Prime Minister holds first meeting with British Ambassador Neil Wigan

His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, today welcomed British Ambassador, Neil Wigan, to Villa Somalia for their first meeting since becoming Prime Minister. The Prime Minister thanked Ambassador Wigan for the United Kingdom’s continued support and lead role in rebuilding Somalia and looked forward to a positive and constructive relationship going forward. Ambassador Wigan […]

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