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Somalia: Respect For Human Rights Vital For Future Elections

A UN report has urged Somalia to build on the significant gains made in its peace process in the last five years and take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2016-2017 electoral process. The report by the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) […]

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

My Position on Chairman Shide

It is official that two Ahmeds emerged as the top leaders of the ruling party in the Somali region. I WELCOME this change with open mind, particularly chairman Ahmed Shide. I met Ahmed in 2015 at the Somali federalism conference in Addis. Ahmed was a keynote speaker representing the Ethiopian government. He was sharp, well […]

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Allied forces in joint operation to flush out militants in S. Somalia

MOGADISHU- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) forces this week intensified joint operations to flush out terrorists in villages near Qoryooley in southern Somalia. The AU mission said on Sunday that the joint operation to flush out terrorists which started on Thursday was aimed at disrupting the militants’ […]

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

AMISOM boss orders compulsory joint operations with Somali army.

Mogadishu-The commander of African Union Mission in Somalia, Lt. Gen. Jim Owoyesigire, has ordered all troops in the conflict-torn country to conduct permanent joint operations with the Somali National Army against Al-Shabaab. “The Force Commander tasked the forces with intensifying the training and mentorship of their SNA counterparts through joint planning, co-ordination and execution of […]

August 12th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somalia orders Shebab renamed ‘the group that massacres’

Somalia‘s government has ordered journalists to call Islamist Shebab insurgents “the Group that Massacres the Somali People,” or “Ugus,” the acronym of the phrase in Somali. “The meaning of Al-Shebab is ‘The Youth’, and that is a good name,” Somalia‘s intelligence chief Abdirahman Mohamud Turyare told reporters. “We cannot allow that good name to be […]

August 12th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somali National Economic Council Launched

Mogadishu– The Government has officially launched the National Economic Council, which was established by a presidential decree on July 12, 2018. The Council was set up as an advisory council that supports the President and the government on management of pertinent economic policy matters, as well as provides economic analysis and policy advice on the […]

August 11th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

UAE to Build Oil Pipeline Between Eritrea and Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia, the latest sign of the Gulf state’s increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa. The pipeline will run from Eritrea’s port city of Assab to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian official said. Landlocked Ethiopia began […]

August 10th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

AMISOM Slams Attack On Mogadishu Mosque By Al-Shabab

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday condemned the recent attack on a mosque in Mogadishu’s Hamar Jajab district in which one person was killed. Francisco Caetano Madeira, the AU Special Representative for Somalia, noted that the killings targeting defenseless children and youth, had all the hallmarks of the terror group. “They (al-Shabab) […]

August 10th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

AMISOM Force Commander commends troops in Johwar,calls for enhanced coordination with the SNA.

Johwar – The AMISOM Force Commander Lt. General Jim Beesige Owoyesigire has tasked his forces in Hirshabelle region to intensify joint operations with the Somali National Army against Al Shabaab for improved peace and security. He was speaking during a visit to Johwar, as part of the ongoing security assessment across all areas of AMISOM […]

August 10th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

AMISOM condemns Al-Shabaab attack on a Mosque in a Mogadishu suburb

Mogadishu–The AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, has strongly condemned the recent brazen attack on a Mosque in Mogadishu’s Hamar Jajab district, in which one person was killed. An Al-Shabaab gunman attacked worshippers last Saturday evening, during ‘Maqrib’ prayers and shot one person before escaping with his gun. “I am dismayed at […]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

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