Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Somali News

Somalia president warns against breach of sovereignty

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Saturday urged foreign countries and investors to follow legal procedures for investment in his country, in an apparent response to a dispute over a port deal in the breakaway region of Somaliland. “I am...

Turkish aid agency to rebuild Somali parliament

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on Saturday signed a deal with the Somali parliament to go ahead with the construction of a modern National Assembly building in capital Mogadishu. Prof. Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, speaker of the parliament, who...

Somalia’s new telecom regulator takes control of top-level domain

 Somalia's newly established telecom regulator on Friday took full control of the country's top-level internet domain (dotSO). The National Communications Authority (NCA) took control of the domain from the Somali National Information Center (SONIC) and Cloudy Registry, who ran the...

US lists Shabaab’s leader in Kenya, wanted commander as global terrorists

The US State Department added Ahmad Iman Ali, the leader of Shabaab’s network in Kenya, and Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi, a dangerous Kenyan commander, to its list of Specially Designated Global terrorists on March 8. The two Shabaab leaders have...

President Uhuru Kenyatta holds talks with opposition leader Raila Odinga

President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga are currently holed up in a meeting at Harambee House in Nairobi. The agenda of the meeting remains unknown but the two leaders are expected to address a media conference anytime from...

AMISOM female peacekeepers celebrate women’s contribution to global peace

Mogadishu, 9 March 2018 - Female peacekeepers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) yesterday marked the International Women’s Day with a call on governments to enlist more women in peacekeeping missions. The women drawn from all the...

Somaliland president says Somalia has declared war over Berbera port

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi has described Somalia’s rejection of a port deal the former signed with Ethiopia and DP World, as a ‘declaration of war’. The Somali government recently declared the tripartite agreement signed over the management of the...

UN envoy lauds Somali women for championing inclusivity

MOGADISHU, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations senior envoy in Somalia on Thursday praised the role of Somali women in promoting a more inclusive and equitable Somali society. Michael Keating, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, also congratulated Somali women...

Djibouti signs new port deal after ending DP World contract

Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal Management Company has signed a deal with Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) to raise by a third the amount of cargo handled at the port, the country’s Ports and Zones Authority said on Tuesday. The agreement...

Roadside Bomb Kills Regional State minister and MP near Afgoye town

A roadside bomb struck a car Wednesday southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing two government officials and two of their bodyguards, regional officials said. The blast occurred on the main tarmac road linking Mogadishu to southwestern regions, near Afgoye,...
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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...