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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 »

Minister of Information: “Confidence building with communities is key to the progress of brining peace and stability in Somalia.”

Mogadishu, 21 October 2014 – H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, Minister of Information today hosted an important meeting between AMISOM and Somali Police forces and Civil Society groups in Mogadishu. The aim of the meeting was to better coordinate between AMISOM and the Federal Government institutions as well as on how best to engage with public in […]

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

Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government.

Mogadishu, 18 October 2014 – The Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues: HE the President’s visit to Barawa; the progress made in education in Somalia; the situation in El-Bur; the […]

October 18th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Statement from the Office of the President on the Occasion of the Signing of the Agreement with Puntland.

Statement from the Office of the President on the Occasion of the Signing of the Agreement with Puntland Mogadishu, Wednesday 15 October: Yesterday, the Federal Government of Somalia and the State of Puntland signed an agreement to resume relations and work together to build a federal state. I welcome this agreement and congratulate everyone for […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Joint statement by envoys of the UN, the EU, IGAD and the current Chair of the IGAD Council of Ministers, Ethiopia .

Today at 1:01 PM Joint statement by envoys of the UN, the EU, IGAD and the current Chair of the IGAD Council of Ministers, Ethiopia   International partners welcome agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland Garowe, 14 October 2014 – The United Nations, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia in its capacity as […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

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