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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

UN says funding constraints may reverse humanitarian gains in Somalia

Mogadishu, 22 September (Xinhua) -- The UN humanitarian agency on Tuesday called for increased funding to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of Somalis... More

Somali political leaders seek parliamentary approval for 2020/21 elections agreement

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and federal member state leaders have called on parliament to approve the recent agreement on the 2020/21 elections. Leaders of all... More

Somali parliament set to approve new prime minister’s appointment tomorrow

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is tomorrow expected to ask parliament to approve the appointment of the new Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble. MPs today... More

Somalia partners ‘regret’ failure to achieve universal suffrage in FGS-FMS deal

Somalia partners 'regret' failure to achieve universal suffrage in FGS-FMS deal Mogadishu - International partners take note of the agreement announced by the Federal Government... More

Somali army kills 12 Al-Shabaab fighters in south – commander

The Somali National Army (SNA) has announced killing 12 Al-Shabaab fighters in an operation near Barire area, Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia. The commander... More

Somalia’s Dusamareb Conference: Make or break moment for President Farmajo

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s invitation to regional state leaders for talks in Mogadishu failed because he did not fulfil the promises he made at the virtual meeting... More

Is Somali gov’t hiding something on delay of case with Kenya at ICJ?

On 19 May, the Federal Government of Somalia announced that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had postponed public hearings on the maritime border... More

Somali media under siege from both government and militants

Journalists in Somalia, one of the world's worst places to be a media worker, face relentless harassment and intimidation from local state and non-state... More

Why Somali gov’t is unmoved by the Jubbaland leader’s reconciliation efforts

The Somali Federal Government remains silent on the reconciliation between Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam, aka Ahmed Madobe, and his main rivals in the... More

Somalis’ built up frustrations at risk of erupting

The recent protests in the capital Mogadishu were, perhaps, the first expression of years of built up frustration by the public. The Somali people, especially... More

COVID-19 impact on mental health in Somalia

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a disturbing negative impact on physical and mental health across the world, and Somalia is not excluded from the... More

Recklessness of current Somali leaders risk sparking new civil war

Last year’s Kuumade community meeting in Kismayo, the Habargidir one that was held in Hobyo, the Mudullod consultative meeting that opened in Mogadishu, the... More

Somalia: Fear of public unrest over unconstitutional, impractical electoral law

The sudden policy change of the International Community in abandoning the support of democratic system of governance for building the Federal Republic of Somalia... More