Monday, June 1, 2020

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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...

Somalia seeks help from US firm to further relations

NEW YORK The Somalia government has retained a former US senator to lobby the Trump administration officials and members of Congress. Under the terms of a recently signed contract, Somalia is agreeing to pay $120,000 (Sh12m) to a lobbying firm headed...

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed arrives in Addis

 President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today (October 23). On arrival, at Bole International Airport, President Mohamed was greeted by Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu.  Ambassadors and scores of other government officials also welcomed the president...

Farmajo’s betrayal of the Somali people

All betrayals are not made equal. In recent weeks, a political disaster of epic proportions has befallen upon Somalia. The Somali government has committed what many - including some of its staunchest supporters - consider a treasonous act. Somalia's National Intelligence...

Erdogan: “Somalia had seen a significant period of change since my first visit…”

The West has ignored the plight of 14 million people facing famine in Africa, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Turkey would continue to stand alongside “suffering people trying to keep alive in poverty,” he added at an Ankara press...

Somali President Vows to Eradicate Militants as He Offers Peace Talks

Somali's president vowed Wednesday that his administration will eradicate the terrorist militant group al-Shabab across Somalia within two years, and he offered its leaders peace talks. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known as Farmajo, was speaking at a ceremony marking the...

Somalia President declares country a ‘war zone’

Somalia's new president has declared the country a war zone and instructed the army to prepare a new offensive against the al-Qaeda linked group al-Shabab. The announcement by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday comes amid a worsening security situation...

Statement the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia on IGAD summit

Statement the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Excellences and distinguished delegates:  Presidents, Prime Ministers and Vice Presidents of the IGAD Member States; I would like to take this opportunity to thank H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic...

Blue skies over Somalia

by Abukar Arman Abukar Arman is a Somali political analyst, writer and former diplomat The stage seemed set for a ceremonial rubber-stamping of the status quo. Some of the new parliamentarians, many of who came through a corrupt process supported by domestic...

WHO IS SOMALIA’S NEW PRESIDENT FARMAJO?

Somalia has a new president: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who is better known by his nickname, meaning “Cheese.” Lawmakers elected Mohamed, 54, to be the country’s new leader in a unique election held within the confines of Mogadishu’s international airport. Known as...
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President Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate for trial

The articles of impeachment charging US President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress were delivered...
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US soldier killed in Kenya is identified after Alshabab attack that left 3 Americans dead

 A U.S. Army specialist killed with two other Americans in an attack Sunday by al-Qaida-aligned militants in Kenya has been identified by...

3 Americans killed in Al-Shabab attack at Kenyan military base

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that...

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

 Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region,...

Somalia: Spare the civilians, Red Cross and Red Crescent tell warring parties

Mogadishu (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) call on all armed...