SOMALIA

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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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 struggles after worst flooding in recent history

Ahmed Sabrie woke up to find his house half-submerged in fast-rising flood waters. Frightened and confused, he herded sleepy family members onto the roof of their home in central Somalia as scores of thousands of people in the town, Beledweyne, scrambled for their lives. Clinging to an electric power pylon by the edge of the roof, the family watched as ...

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Growing frustration with Somalia’s unchecked Government

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) got off to a promising start with the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on February 8, 2017, sounding the right messages in addressing corruption and promising to reform political, security and economic challenges of the nation. Early on, President Farmaajo undertook bold initiatives to reestablish relations with countries in the region and the ...

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H.E President Farmaajo and H.E President kenyata normalize Somalia-Kenya relations

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo today held productive talks with his host, H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta, and the two leaders agreed to normalize the bilateral relations between the two countries. The two Heads of State later held a joint press conference where they made key announcements to foster strong relations for the ...

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Enough is enough with Puntland

The people of Maakhir (Warsangeli) and those of Darwiishland (Dhulbahante), both hailing from Somalia’s Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC) regions, were co-founders of Puntland in 1998 together with their sister clans to the east, with Garowe chosen as its capital. From the SSC perspective, fear of invasion from, and occupation by, the well-armed secessionist enclave calling itself Somaliland was the ...

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Somali girl Punished arriving late school after household chores

Sixteen-year-old Shukri Hashi Abdi’s mornings at home in Guriel, central Somalia, begin at the crack of dawn, making sure that her five brothers and two younger sisters are all fed and the house is clean. “After I finish cooking pancakes and soup, and preparing tea, I wash the utensils and then clean the compound,” Shukri told Radio Ergo in an ...

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President Farmaajo at the international conference on population and development

It is a great honour and privilege to be addressing you on this important occasion of the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development here in Nairobi. Thank you H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta for the warm reception and hospitality accorded to me and my delegation. I recognise and thank all the organisers for their considerable effort and ...

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