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COMMUNIQUE ON THE ELECTORAL MODEL FOR 2016

COMMUNIQUE ON THE ELECTORAL MODEL FOR 2016 Mogadishu, 27th January 2016—–The National Leaders Forum (NLF) was reconvened in Mogaishu on the 24th of January 2016. The conference was hosted by the Federal Government of Somalia and was attended by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mahad […]

January 28th, 2016 | Posted in English News | Read More »

COMMUNIQUE KISMAYO LEADERS CONFERENCE ON THE NATIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM.

The Leaders Conference of the National Consultative Forum (NCF) was held in Kismayo on 10- 16 January 2016. The conference convened President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, President of Puntland Abdiweli Ali Gaas, President of Jubbaland Ahmed Mohamed Islam, President of South-West Sharif Hassan […]

January 18th, 2016 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Election talks end without breakthrough in Kismayo.

The model of election Somalia would hold this year has been the center of controversy among Somali government and regional leaders, with the latest talks in Kismayo resulted in no breakthrough Sunday, heaping worry that such misunderstanding would interrupt election plans. Somalia’s government has proposed a presidential election in 2016;however, it dismissed the likelihood of holding […]

January 18th, 2016 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia approved on Thursday Petroleum Registry Resolution.

The Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia approved on Thursday Petroleum Registry Resolution. The purpose of the Petroleum Registry is to record the various petroleum interests (contracts, concessions, etc.) held by firms that recognize their right to conduct petroleum operations within the territory of the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS). Ministry of Petroleum and […]

January 16th, 2016 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan army base in Somalia.

The al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabaab has claimed to have killed at least 63 Kenyan soldiers in an assault on an African Union base in western Somalia. The raid, confirmed by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta, comes a day after Somali political leaders gathered to plan a road map for parliamentary and presidential elections due later this […]

January 16th, 2016 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia housing boom as Mogadishu emerges from ashes of war.

Mogadishu (AFP) – Somalia’s elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed the most dangerous city in the world. But now new housing estates are being built amid an economic boom as diaspora Somalis return and newly wealthy businessmen capitalise on […]

January 3rd, 2016 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali parliament passes controversial media bill.

Somalia’s parliament passed a controversial media bill proposed by the government, saying it aims to regulate the nation’s media industry. The 42-article new bill, passed Monday is seen as ‘restrictive’ that gives authorities wide-range of options to prosecute and arrest journalists for disseminating ‘false’ news, and slap fines on journalists and media houses that infringe […]

December 29th, 2015 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Garissa massacre planner Mohamed Kuno joins ISIS.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Mohamed Kuno alias Gamadheere. Photo/Courtesy The Kenyan-born mastermind of the massacre of 148 people in Garissa has defected from al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab to a pro-ISIS faction, intelligence reports indicate. Mohamed Kuno alias Gamadhere, previously al Shabaab Lower Juba commander, joined the more extremist and violent faction in the last week […]

December 9th, 2015 | Posted in English News | Read More »

CMD condemns assassination of female journalist in Mogadishu.

CMD :condemns assassination of female journalist in Mogadishu 4 December 2015 The Center For Media and Dialogue  (CMD) condemns in strongest terms possible the murder of a female broadcast journalist in Mogadishu by an explosive device placed in vehicle. Hindiyo Haji Mohamed, a journalist for government controlled Radio Mogadishu and Somali National TV, died this […]

December 5th, 2015 | Posted in English News | Read More »

REPORT ON THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONS INITIAL FINDINGS IN REGARDS SEMG ALLEGATIONS

Press Release REPORT ON THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONS INITIAL FINDINGS IN REGARDS SEMG ALLEGATIONS Mogadisho, November 19, 2015——Mogadishu. On the 4th of September, 2015 H.E Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia appointed an independent Committee of five to investigate the allegations that UNSEMG levied against the Ministry of Petroleum […]

November 29th, 2015 | Posted in English News | Read More »