The European Union’s Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean (EUCAP Nestor) is set to open a base in the Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland. The move came following talks between Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali and EU head of Civilian Operations Commander for all Civilian Common Security Defence […]
Somalia Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali has announced the lineup of a new cabinet in the country following weeks of dispute on who will populate the cabinet. On Tuesday, Mr Sharmarke unveiled the new 20-member cabinet, which are dominated by newcomers though several of the ministers served in the previous governments. The announcement came hours […]
Al-Shabaab militants have kidnapped more than 40 people from a village located in south-western Somalia, a government official has said. Armed with assault rifles, the militants stormed Gof-gaduud village rounded up more than 40 men and driven away to unknown destinations. The mayor of the Gof-gaduud Ahmed Aden told the media that most of the […]
Amina Ahmed remembers well leaving Kenya for the U.S. in 2005.
“That was one of the hardest things, leaving my dad behind. … I still have that picture of walking through the gate. … I was thinking, ‘This is the last time I’m going to see him, ever,’ ” said Ahmed, a 24-year-old Somali woman.
She got […]
Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has dismissed his newly nominated cabinet, a government official told Xinhua in the wee hours Saturday. “The PM decided to dissolve the newly appointed cabinet due to strong opposition from parliament,” said member of Parliament Ali noor Bodaye, adding that Sharmarke is expected to appear before the national assembly […]
Press Release The President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud confirms his support for the Council of Ministers, as nominated by the Prime Minister. “I welcome the Prime Minister’s nomination. Now the Parliament must make its decision, as per the Provisional Federal Constitution. “I am delighted that momentum has not been lost, and that government activities […]
Somalia’s newly appointed prime minister named a giant cabinet of 60 people late on Sunday, as he warned of the “huge task” ahead to bring peace to the war-torn nation. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, endorsed by parliament last month after the president fell out with the previous premier amid bitter infighting, released his […]
A remote-controlled bomb hit a vehicle in a troop convoy in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, killing at least three soldiers, police and residents said on Sunday. Militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit the convoy as it drove through Gulwade village in Kismayu late on Saturday. “The bomb […]
Mogadishu, Somalia The IGAD Council of Ministers held its 53rd Extraordinary Session on Somalia on 10 January 2015 at Hotel SYL in Mogadishu. The Council meeting was officially opened by H.E President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia. H.E Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmake presided over the closing session. The Council […]
East African foreign ministers met in Mogadishu on Saturday to push peace efforts in war-torn Somalia, the first time the regional bloc has met in the country for almost three decades. Dozens of heavily armed soldiers and police patrolled the streets, where Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants regularly carry out bombings and killings. Ministers from Djibouti, Ethiopia, […]