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Somali president says no quick fix for nation’s woes

Somali president says no quick fix for nation’s woes

Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sought to downplay high expectations of his new administration at his inauguration Wednesday, saying it would take decades to fix the nation’s many problems. “Our government is facing so many challenges and even though I will be doing my best, I also want to make clear for the Somali […]

SOMALIA: At inauguration, Somali president calls on al Shabaab to surrender

SOMALIA: At inauguration, Somali president calls on al Shabaab to surrender

Somalia’s new president was inaugurated on Wednesday, promising his people that the era of al Shabaab and other Islamist militant groups was over. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a dual U.S.-Somali citizen, called on al Shabaab’s thousands of fighters to surrender, promising them “a good life” if they did. “To those who work with al Qaeda, al […]

SOMALIA: What should president Farmajo say in his first public speech?

SOMALIA: What should president Farmajo say in his first public speech?

What should president Farmajo say in his first public speech? Ahmed Bashir bashir1631@gmail.com Now that Somalia has elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as the next president, many well wishers and experts may inundate him with their sincere counsel and offers of assistance on various issues and challenges along the road. Some of these ideas could be […]

SOMALIA: The Traps Beyond the Euphoria. By Nur Bahal

SOMALIA: The Traps Beyond the Euphoria. By Nur Bahal

First, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. He has been met with an overwhelming exuberance from the masses inside and outside the country. In all honesty, I wish him to succeed but cannot help but compare the events of yesterday and last night to the jubilations that […]

How Britain Can Help Somalia. By Liban Ahmad

How Britain Can Help Somalia. By Liban Ahmad

Somali MPs and Senators will elect a president of the Federal Republic of Somalia on 8 February. Britain’s engagement with Somalia will enter a new phase. Whether the incumbent, unpopular President is re-elected or a new broom takes over, Britain’s role in Somalia will be scrutinised on its enabling role to help Somali political leaders […]

The Fifth Clan and the Somali Presidential Election. By Liban Ahmad

The Fifth Clan and the Somali Presidential Election. By Liban Ahmad

A peculiar feature of the post-1991 political landscape in Somalia is the relegation of a segment of the Somali society to a third-class citizenship status. In the power-sharing mechanism, this segment of the Somali society then known as “others” is now known as the Fifth Clan ( a token upgrading from 0.50) in the infamous […]

SOMALIA: Prime Minister Sharmarke welcomes the decision of the International Court of Justice

SOMALIA: Prime Minister Sharmarke welcomes the decision of the International Court of Justice

The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar A. A. Sharmarke welcomes the resolution of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the Somalia V. Kenya Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean. “From the onset, we were confident that Somalia would win this case. Today, we celebrate the work of several transitional […]

Somalia Presidential Elections 2017: Time for Bold Leadership! By Ahmed Bashir

Somalia Presidential Elections 2017: Time for Bold Leadership! By Ahmed Bashir

In the run up to the Somalia’s presidential election slated for February 8th 2017, I am afraid we would have more of the same as in previous elections: greed, selfish interest, and unqualified pack of candidates, with the exception of perhaps one candidate. And based on past performance, this candidate stands out in this crowded […]

Somalia: Kingmakers in the Presidential Election.

Somalia: Kingmakers in the Presidential Election.

Kingmakers in the Presidential Election Liban Ahmad libahm@icloud.com The Somali presidential election slated to take place on 8 February is the toughest election Somalia will have seen. What makes it different from the 2012 election is the popular consensus that the return of the incumbent president will undo all that has been achieved so far […]

Somali refugee in Milwaukee self-publishes book on life, ordeal

Somali refugee in Milwaukee self-publishes book on life, ordeal

MILWAUKEE — At a time when the United Nations says the world has never seen so many refugees, with tens of millions displaced by war and persecution, Milwaukee teenager Zeynab Ali is just one more. Born in a refugee tent village in Kenya to parents forced to flee the Somali civil war, Ali landed in […]

‘Somali Migrant’ Dies While Trying to Cross Bulgaria

‘Somali Migrant’ Dies While Trying to Cross Bulgaria

Border police on Monday discovered the body of a woman, possibly of Somali origin, near the village of Ravadinovo in southern Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry says. As police detained 31 irregular migrants with no valid documents in the area on Sunday, some of the latter said a woman who had been in their group had […]

SOMALIA: AMISOM to hand over University to the Somali government

SOMALIA: AMISOM to hand over University to the Somali government

Mogadishu (RBC Radio) AMISOM is finalizing plans to hand over Somali National University, which has been under its control for more than half a decade, to the Federal Government. The Burundi AMISOM military contingent, has been using the university as its command headquarters until recently when a decision was reached to relocate the troops to […]

Somalia political leaders slate presidential polls for Dec 28

Somalia political leaders slate presidential polls for Dec 28

Mogadishu (RBC Radio) A new date has been set for the the controversial presidential elections in Somalia after being postponed thrice According to the Associated Press, Somalia political leaders say the have agreed to hold the polls on December 28 but expect a new parliament to elect a speaker on December 22, before the parliament […]

SOMALIA: A wake-up call Urgent Humanitarian Supported For Drought Effected People in Puntland

SOMALIA: A wake-up call Urgent Humanitarian Supported For Drought Effected People in   Puntland

SOMALIA: Prime Minister Sharmarke negotiates the first phase of a peace agreement in Galkayo

SOMALIA: Prime Minister Sharmarke negotiates the first phase of a peace agreement in Galkayo

Galkayo (RBC Radio) The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar A. A. Sharmarke successfully negotiated a ceasefire and a two (2) kilometer pullback of troops on each side. In follow up to the recent Abu dhabi agreement on the conflict in Galkayo between Puntland and Galmudug regions, Prime Minister Sharmarke travelled […]

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