20 Feb, 2024
7 mins read

Somali government, US company dispute legality of oil deal

The Somali government and a U.S. company are locked in a dispute over the validity of an oil exploration agreement reached in February in Istanbul. Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, Somalia’s minister of petroleum and mineral resources, and Richard Anderson, chief executive officer of Coastline Exploration Ltd., signed the agreement. But in separate statements, Somali President Mohamed […]

2 mins read

Somalia’s Farmaajo overrules PM Roble’s decision to expel AU envoy

Roble had written to the African Union declaring Mozambican diplomat Francisco Madeira persona non grata. IN SUMMARY President Farmaajo said he did not okay the expulsion and the prime minister does not have the power to make the decision alone. He said Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had not submitted reports indicating that Amb Madeira opposed the […]

1 min read

Somaliland President banns citizens from taking part in Somalia’s Politics.

Somaliland President Muse Bihi has issued a presidential decree banning citizens from involvement in Somalia’s Politics. The Presidential decree reads that every citizen who takes part in Somalia’s politics will be identified as a national “traitor”. The President said only government officials are eligible to take part in any Somalia-related politics and those who do […]

1 min read

Ethiopia, Jubaland discuss security in Jubaland, along border between Ethiopia and Somalia

The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) said a discussion was held on the security situation in the Jubaland state of Somalia and the security situation along the border between Ethiopia and Somalia. According to ENDF, the meeting was attended by the President of Jubaland state, Ahmed Madobe, ENDF Sector 3 and Sector 6 Commanders, and […]

1 min read

Turkish defense chief meets German counterpart, top Somali diplomat in Munich.

Turkiye’s defense chief met with his German counterpart and Somalia’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the annual Munich Security Conference in the German city on Saturday. National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Christine Lambrecht discussed bilateral, regional, and global issues, as well as the defense industry and military training and cooperation, said a ministry […]

1 min read

Turkiye publishes Gulf of Aden motion in Official Gazette

A motion calling for the extension of Turkish forces’ deployment in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia and the Arabian Sea until Feb. 10, 2023, was published in Turkiye’s Official Gazette early Saturday. By deploying naval elements, effective protection of Turkish flagged vessels and commercial vessels linked to Turkiye sailing in the region and active participation […]

1 min read

Somali FA congress sacks president, installs senior VP as acting president.

Somali Football Federation extra ordinary congress held in Mogadishu on Monday unanimously approved the dismissal of former president Abdiqani Said Arab, while installing Ali Abdi Mohamed, to lead the federation as acting president until next election congress due by the end of the year. Mr. Mohamed has been serving as Somali FA’s senior vice president […]