Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Somali News

Qatar Charity opens model school in southwestern Somalia

Qatar Charity has opened a model primary school in the town of Hudur, the southwestern Bakool region of Somalia near the border with Ethiopia. Around 350 students – girls and boys, are expected to benefit by the next academic year....

International community expresses grave concern over recent political and security developments in Somalia

Mogadishu, 16 March 2018 -- The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are extremely concerned by recent political and security developments in Mogadishu that risk...

UAE to train Somaliland forces under military base deal – Somaliland president

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the semi-autonomous region, Somaliland’s president said on Thursday. UAE government officials could not immediately be reached for comment -...

Somalia Senate bans Dubai ports operator

Senators of Somali Upper House  have voted to declare a contract with the United Arab Emirates null and void - endangering plans to develop a port in the breakaway region of Somaliland. Dubai-based shipping giant DP World wants to enlarge...

28-year-old Somali woman tasked to make key decisions on UN Peacebuilding Fund

This young Somali woman is carrying her father’s legacy forward! And rightly so. Meet Ilwad Elman. She is a Somali-Canadian social activist who works at the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Mogadishu alongside her mother Fartuun Adan, the NGO’s founder. Elman took to Instagram to share the...

Somali MPs table motion of no-confidence against Parliament Speaker

More than 100 Somali MPs have tabled a motion of no-confidence against Mohamed Osman Jawari, the Federal Parliament Speaker. MPs accused Jawari of impeding constitutional review process, power abuse and suppressing opinions of lawmakers; saying that they  have confidence to successfully...

DP World deal triggers Somalia port row with breakaway north

Somalia's parliament has declared "null and void" a port deal signed by breakaway Somaliland that has raised tensions between Mogadishu and Hargeisa. Dubai-based DP World this month struck a deal giving Ethiopia a 19-percent stake in Somaliland's Berbera port. The move...

President Kenyatta picks Noordin Haji as next director of public prosecutions DPP

President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated National Intelligence Service Deputy Director Noordin Mohamed Haji as the next director of public prosecutions (DPP). The selection panel submitted three names to the president last Friday. The finalists included, Senior Counsel Lucy Kambuni, deputy chief...

Somali parliament bans UAE’s DP World from operating in country

Somali parliament on Monday unanimously voted unanimously a legislation banning the UAE ports operator DP World after signing a controversial agreement with Somaliland and Eithopia . In a hotly debated session of the first meeting of the 3rd session of...

Ethiopian soldiers kill nine civilians mistaken for militants

Ethiopian soldiers killed nine civilians and injured 12 after mistaking them for rebels near a town along the country’s border with Kenya, state media said on Sunday. The soldiers were deployed to the Moyale area of the country’s Oromiya region...
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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...