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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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Former president calls for respect of law and legal dispute resolution

Former President Abdikasim Salad has called on politicians in the country to uphold rule of law and use the appropriate channels in case of disputes to avoid fueling conflicts in the country. The former head of state who ruled the country between 2000 and 2004 said there were necessary channels through which disputes could be resolved. The former President who ...

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Somalia to Push for Voter Registration Ahead of 2021 Elections

Somalia’s National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) has announced plans to register millions of Somalis to participate in what would be the country’s first popular elections in more than a half-century. NIEC Chairperson Halima Ismail Ibrahim told VOA that the commission would start registering voters in March 2020 in a campaign that could last months to reach voters in Mogadishu and ...

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Al-Shabaab Militants Captured Ga’an-Maroodi a small village in Sanaag region, Northern Somalia

Gun-toting militants with the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab were reported to have seized control of a small village in Sanaag region, located the relatively calm Sanaag region. Residents in Ga’an-Maroodi said heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters poured into the area and then began a military movement to secure their full control. Multiple sources told Radio Shabelle station in Mogadishu that there is a ...

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Karim Benzema wishes to play for another national team after being snubbed

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has threatened to switch his international allegiance after once again being overlooked for the France squad. Benzema, who has not featured for his country since 2015, has not been massively missed over the past few years despite being one of the world’s most lethal strikers. The forward had been cast out from the national fold ...

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Kuwait calls for respecting Somalia’s sovereignty, political independence

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK, Nov 16 (KUNA) — Kuwait on Saturday reiterated calling for the respect of the sovereignty and political independence and unity of Somalia. This came during a speech delivered by Kuwait UN permanent delegation member, Advisor Nawaf Al-Ahmad in a meeting of the Security Council on Somalia. Al-Ahmad called on the international community to continue ...

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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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Somalia, Turkey discuss cooperation in wake of floods

Officials from Turkey and Somalia met on Friday in Mogadishu to discuss crucial issues concerning the two countries. Somalia’s Energy and Water Resources Minister Fawzia Mohamed Sheikh received Turkey’s Ambassador to Mogadishu Mehmet Yilmaz in her office in the capital. Topping the meeting agenda was the floods in Somalia last month which left over 370,000 people displaced, mostly children. Local ...

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Somalia’s international partners welcome rapprochement between Somalia and Kenya

Somalia’s international partners listed below* welcome the measures agreed at a meeting between the President of Somalia, H. E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, and the President of Kenya, H. E. Uhuru Kenyatta, held in Nairobi on 14 November, as a significant step in strengthening the good relations between the two countries. We commend the personal efforts of the two Presidents to ...

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