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UNSG & World Bank President arrive in Mogadishu, pledge support for regional peace & development.

29 Oct – Source : Unmissions.org – 585 Words United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu to pledge support for Somalia’s transition and for efforts to strengthen security and development across the wider Horn of Africa region. The joint high level visit comes at an important […]

October 29th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — PRESS REMARKS ON THE OCCASION OF THE JOINT VISIT TO SOMALIA 29 October 2014, Mogadishu.

Your Excellency Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality and I highly commend your leadership.   As the President just said, I was in Mogadishu in December 2011, just about three years ago. It is good to be back in Somalia and meet […]

October 29th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Joint Security Update by the Federal Government of Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia on Operation Indian Ocean

Mogadishu, 27 October 2014: President of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou, along with senior military officers from the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission […]

October 27th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali President refuses PM’s reshuffle.

The president of the federal republic of Somalia released a press statement rejecting the cabinet reshuffle undertaken earlier today by the Prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. The president encouraged in his statement that the people of Somalia and their leaders in government should always follow the provisional constitution and the law of the land when […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali PM reshuffle targets President’s “allies”

Today, the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has undertaken the long anticipated first cabinet reshuffle of his tenure.  The Prime Minister announced the reshuffle in a signed decree released early this morning. Among the biggest changes in cabinet responsibilities was the shifting of Farah Abdulqadir, a key ally of […]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Terror suspects linked to Al Shabaab further remanded.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 Police are yet to conclude investigations in a case involving 10 terror suspects linked to Al Shabaab arrested last month from Kisenyi in Kampala. State prosecutor, Edward Muhumuza, on Thursday told Buganda Road Court that Police were yet to conclude investigations. Grade One Magistrate Simon Zirintuusa remanded the suspects to Luzira […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help.

Albayrak aims to build four new berths and repair others, bringing the number of working berths to 10. Thursday, October 23, 2014 The Somali government’s grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

EAEF Condemns Kenyan Plot to Annex Somali Offshore Territory.

East African Engery Forum (EAEF) Thursday, October 23, 2014 The East African Energy Forum (EAEF), a Somali lobby group, has today condemned the Kenyan government of what it is calling “the slow elaborate annexation of Somali offshore territory.” Kenya has spent much of the past decade drumming up a non-existent offshore border dispute in the […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia’s Radio Shabelle owner’s UK passport seized.

A court in Somalia has ordered the seizure of a radio station owner’s UK passport after he was accused of threatening national security. Somalia-based Radio Shabelle owner Abdi Malik, who was arrested in August, appeared in court handcuffed. The judge freed him on bail on condition he surrendered his passport to the government. He denies […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Government forces in Hudur arrests dozens in dawn operations

Government forces in Hudur arrests dozens in dawn operations 21 Oct – Source: Radio Goobjoog  – 124 Words The federal government forces have launched dawn security operations in Hudur district, the headquarters of Bakol district on Tuesday. The house to house search conducted by government forces has affected all the villages of Hudur district Dozens […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

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