AFRICA

Centralizing with the whip: how the federal government of Somalia is euthanizing the federal system that brought it to power

In 1983 Nicholas Haysom, then an attorney of the supreme court of apartheid South Africa published a working paper titled “Ruling with the Whip: A report on the violation of human rights in the Ciskei”. Ciskei at that time was a territory in South Africa set aside for the resettlement of forcibly expelled black South Africans in accordance with the ...

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President Farmaajo fired Somalia’s Attorney General

Ahmed Ali Dahir, Somalia’s Attorney General, was fired after almost six years as a government legal adviser. Villa Somalia announces the removal of Dahir and the appointment of a new Attorney General. Suleiman Mohamed Mohamud, who has served as a judge in the Supreme Court since December 2018, is the new prosecutor. Mohamud was among the four judges appointed to ...

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State Capturing deceit in Somalia

The contemporary Somali politics is replete with failures, corruptions, clanism and all associated political machinations. But, state capturing is a new reality added to the existed problems and missed opportunities since the establishment of modern Somali state in 1960. The state capturing phenomena manifested writ large in different forms and scales after the collapse of the former dictatorial regime and ...

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The AU Commission to support flood-hit Beledweyne with $87,000 worth of relief items

The Head of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Ambassador Francisco Madeira visited Beledweyne on Saturday where he said that the African Union Commission will soon provide relief support amounting to US$87,000 in the form of medical supplies and non-food items. Beledweyne, in the Hirshabelle State of Somalia, was devastated by heavy rains and flooding which destroyed houses, crops, roads ...

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1.7 million Somali children to be reached with life-saving vaccines

Health authorities launched today a campaign to vaccinate 1.7 million children against measles and polio in Benaadir, Galguduud, Hirshabelle, Jubaland and South West State, Somalia. The 5-day campaign, running from 24 to 28 November, will target children under the age of 5 with polio vaccines and children aged 6 to 59 months with measles vaccines. The vaccination campaign, conducted in ...

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Somali official: 2020 could see first election in 50 years

The head of Somalia´s electoral commission told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that 2020 is “a pivotal year” for the country whose citizens have been denied the right to political participation for 50 years and are hoping for an election with universal voting. Halima Ismail Ibrahim said the country´s political leaders must follow through on agreements since 2011 to ...

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PRESS RELEASE:- Continued Invasion of Non-AMISOM Ethiopian Forces at the behest of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)

The Jubbaland State of Somalia continues to experience an illegal invasion by non-AMISOM Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) in the Northern parts of Gedo region; one of the three regions comprising the Jubbaland State of Somalia. Here are details of events leading up to yesterday’s blockade of Jubband’s first Deputy President’s entry into the town of Beled Hawo. 1. During ...

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Is Somalia gradually inching towards debt cancellation?

Saturday, 19th of October 2019, seems to have been a glorious day for Somalia’s efforts to gain debt relief. In a visit to the United States of America, a high powered Somali delegation led by Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre, including Finance Minister Abdirahman Duale Beileh, met with donors and the bosses of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund ...

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President Farmaajo met in Nirobi qatar Attorney General Al Marri

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of the Federal Republic of Somalia met in Nirobi the capital of the republic of kenya with Attorney-General, Dr. Ali bin Fetais Al Marri, who is on a visit to Nairobi. During the meeting, they discussed ways of cooperation in consolidating the rule of law and fighting corruption. Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the ...

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‘He was a great father’: Family seeks justice in beating death of Somali elder

A distraught family is pleading for justice after their 75-year-old father died of a serious head injury suffered during an assault. The family says he was a well-respected elder in the Somali community and they are devastated and in disbelief over the death of their father.   Charges say the man, Shirwa Hassan Jibril, told a group of boys on ...

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