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Prime Minister Omar closed today the 53rd Extra-Ordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers

H.E. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke today addressed the 53rd extra-ordinary session of the IGAD Council of Ministers meeting held in Mogadishu. Foreign Ministers from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda, were present and discussed the progress made by IGAD member countries particularly Somalia. H.E. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke noted […]

By |January 10th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

SOMALIA: Uganda wants compensation for lost AMISOM soldiers

Uganda has expressed dissatisfaction about the delay in compensating the families of soldiers killed and military assets lost under the UN funded African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). According to the defense minister, Dr. Crispus Kiyonga, Uganda has not yet been compensated for the lives of soldiers killed and military hardware lost in the mission […]

By |January 8th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somali Government warns illegal companies operating in Somalia

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Federal Government of Somalia has been closely monitoring the illegal activities of ARC, a Chinese company. ARC has been involved in the illegal digging and mining for minerals in the Simodi mountain ranges in the Awdal region of Somalia. These activities are a violation of Somalia’s territorial integrity […]

By |January 7th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

SOMALIA: Puntland army captures strategic Al Shabaab camp

On Tuesday, the armed forces of Puntland State of Somalia captured the last camp of Al Shabaab which was strategically located at the mountainous area of Diin Digle (Galgala). Almost 60 people have been killed during a weeklong battle between Somali security forces and the al-Shabab Takfiri militants in the northeastern part of the country, […]

By |January 7th, 2015|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Official: Gunmen attack AU base in Somalia

Gunmen attacked the African Union’s main base in the capital, Mogadishu, leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers on Thursday, an official and a witness said. Somali militant group al-Shabab said they were responsible for the attack and were targeting a Christmas party at the base near the capital’s airport, which also […]

By |December 25th, 2014|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somalia’s Prime Minister Sharmarke receives overwhelming support by Somali Parliament

The Federal Parliament of Somalia today approved the appointment of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the next Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia. The overwhelming vote of confidence was delivered at a session of the House of the People. Addressing the Members of Parliament and other guests, Prime Minister Sharmarke thanked President Hassan […]

By |December 24th, 2014|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Somali parliament approves new prime minister

The Somali parliament on Wednesday approved the appointment of new prime minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, who vowed to appoint an inclusive cabinet. Sharmarke, who is current ambassador to the United States, replaces the last premier, Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed, who was forced out by parliament members in a vote of no confidence after falling out […]

By |December 24th, 2014|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Ala Sheikh group ready to lead Somalia – [Op-Ed]

Somalia is moving forward as the country is getting peaceful. The current government’s mandate is to hold fair and free elections by September 2016. While this is an ambitious target, nevertheless Somali elites are preparing themselves by either establishing political parties or infiltrating business groups and the education system in Somalia. The one group that […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Columns, English News, Latest News, News in English, Opinion, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Report: At least 60 journalists killed in 2014

Annual Committee to Protect Journalists report finds unusually high proportion of international reporters among the year’s casualties. At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. An “unusually high proportion” – about a quarter – of those killed […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off

Puntland rejects handling Airspace control of Somalia to Somaliland

Puntland President Dr Abdiweli Mohamed Ali has criticised the Federal government of Somalia on agreeing to handle the air traffic control to the breakaway region of Somaliland. Mr Ali welcomed the recent talks between President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and Ahmed Silanyo held in Djibouti, but underlined that his administration is skeptical about some crucial points […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|English News, Latest News, News in English, Somali News in English|Comments Off