Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Somali Articles

Ex-Somali envoy launches presidential bid ahead of October 30 polls

More than two-and-a-half decades of bloody conflict, the displacement of millions of nationals, the deaths of tens of thousands, spiraling terrorism, collapsed systems and infrastructure, and a divided society. This is how a pessimist would describe Somalia. But an optimist would...

For Three Days, Books Replace Blasts in Somali Capital

The capital of Somalia is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, but this week fear of blasts has been overcome by a love for books. Organizers say about 2,000 people turned out on the first day of...

Security Council expresses ‘regret’ over postponed electoral process in Somalia

The U.N. Security Council says it regrets a delay in presidential and parliamentary elections in Somalia and is calling on all parties to implement the new calendar without delay. “The Security Council welcomes the recent meeting of Somalia’s National Leadership...

Somalia: one man’s terrorist is another man’s carpenter

Government reintegration programmes for al-Shabaab fighters are helping to shrink support for the Islamic militant group What does a terrorist look like? No such archetype exists of course, but you certainly wouldn’t figure somebody like Mohammed Abdi*. Yet the slight,...

Somalia Presidential Election 2016: Candidate profiles

 HASSAN SHEIKH MOHAMUD President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud will be defending his seat, in the face of accusations of performing below par. A lot was expected of Mohamud when he was elected in 2012. He received unprecedented international support. An educationist who...

A road map to resolving Ethiopia’s political crisis (By: Gen. Tsadkan Gebretensae)

Contemporary Political Situations in Ethiopia I believe Ethiopia’s current political conditions are unstable. Government’s own pronouncements indicate this. The presence of pervasive mal-administration, rent seeking, extensive mis-management of public resources, and the failure of mega projects, on which the country...

AMISOM’s new Force Commander formally assumes office

Mogadishu - The new Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia Lt. General Osman Noor Soubagleh has formally assumed office. Lt. General Soubagleh who replaces Lt. General Jonathan Rono arrived in Mogadishu yesterday to take up his...

Somalia suspends school linked to failed Turkish coup

The Somali government announced Saturday that it is suspending a school linked to the group behind the attempted coup Friday in Turkey, giving its staff one week to leave the country. In a statement, the Somali government said Nile Academy, the...

Ethiopia, Somalia agree to work together

Addis Ababa July 09/2016 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Metals and Engineering Corporation of Ethiopia (METEC) and government of Somalia so as to build industrial capacity of the later. The accord is part the commitment...

Al-Shabab fighters attack Somali army base

At least 10 soldiers killed after a coordinated assault on an army base southwest of Somalia's capital Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab fighters have attacked a Somali army base southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 10 soldiers, the group and a military...
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Becoming Chinese’: Meet the first Somali in the world to “become Chinese”

NO MORE NORMAL I was born in Mogadishu in 1968 and my father is an optologist, who trained...
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Kenya: Names of seven police officers killed by Al Shabab in Mandera bus attack revealed

Seven police officers returning from leave were among the eleven people killed on Friday evening by a contingent of Al Shabab militants...

Somalia’s Oil and Gas: A recipe for corruption that could trigger renewed conflict in Somalia

Since March this year, the Minister for Petroleum and Minerals of the federal government of Somalia has been shuttling from city to...

Turkey First lady meets parliamentarians, Somali diaspora in London

First lady Emine Erdoğan met with representatives of the Global Somali Diaspora Organization and members of the U.K. Parliament Wednesday following a...

Djibouti to host Ethiopia’s Navy

Ethiopia’s new Navy will be based in Djibouti and the naval command head office will be in Bahir Dar. When Abiy Ahmed became Prime...