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Mogadishu - The Government of Somalia, the European Union (EU) and IOM, the UN Migration Agency last week (15/03) launched a project to help approximately 1,000 Somali migrants reintegrate, once they have returned home following being stranded in another country. The EU-funded "Reintegration ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia -The third intelligence and information sharing conference, aimed at forging closer working ties between various intelligence actors in Somalia, opened in ... They include intelligence officers drawn from AMISOM's sectors, Somali security forces and key international security partners.

A sixteen-year-old boy has rejected an appointed role as the deputy commissioner of a regional state in Somalia because of security fears. Faysal Abdullahi Omar was to take up the role in Jowhar, the headquarters of the south-eastern state of Hirshabelle. The high school student told the BBC that he ...
Tensions between Somalia's Federal Government (FGS) and Somaliland's government have come to a head over a tripartite revenue-sharing agreement among the Republic of Somaliland, the Dubai-based company DP World, and the Ethiopian government, based on DP World's management of a port in ...
Clashes in central Somalia between Somali army troops and al-Shabab militants have left at least 12 people dead, witnesses say. The clashes ... Resident Dahir Muse Osoble told VOA Somali that government soldiers backing cattle herders engaged in more than six hours of battle with the militants.
The Government of Somalia has declared that all contracts with DP World are “null and void” following controversy surrounding the country's Port of Berbera. Nearly all 170 members of the Somali parliament voted in favour of the motion, declaring that a recent agreement to sell a 19% stake in the Berbera ...

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has for the first admitted corruption in his one-year-old Federal Government in Mogadishu, Garowe Online reports. Speaking at the opening of the third session of the country's Parliament in Mogadishu on Saturday, President ...
In the period that followed, Somalia was engulfed in violence. A new threat – the Al Qaida-aligned Al Shabab militant group – popped up, and AMISOM began operations in the country in February 2007. In 2012, a new internationally-backed government was installed, but despite help from relentless US ...
Somalia's president is trying to force Al-Shabaab to negotiate a political settlement with his government, the commander of US forces in Africa said on Tuesday. ... He said Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known as Farmajo, is aiming to "beat back Al-Shabaab to the point where ...
Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi has described Somalia's rejection of a port deal the former signed with Ethiopia and DP World, as a 'declaration of ... The Somali government recently declared the tripartite agreement signed over the management of the Berbera port in Somaliland as 'null and void' ...
In support of The Federal Government of Somalia, the United Kingdom and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) ... international organizations and non-governmental organizations committed to ensuring support for the humanitarian situation in Somalia for 2018.
Somali's Minister for Justice, Hassan Hussein Haji reiterated Somalia's reliance on Kenya to rebuild its systems when he paid a courtesy call on outgoing Attorney General Githu Muigai Tuesday morning. “As we rebuild our systems, we remain indebted to the Kenyan Government for the role it has played in ...
The returnees who were captured by Indian navy off the Somalia coast about seven years ago for suspected piracy activities have greatly thanked Somali government for their release. In the past few months, the Somali government has secured the release of scores of Somali nationals held in overseas jails ...
The government of Somalia has rejected the agreement signed between Ethiopia, Somaliland and United Arab Emirates (UAE) logistics company DP ... But when Ali returned from the UAE, he told journalists that the Somali government was neither consulted nor involved in the Berbera Port Agreement.
Contributing states of the African Union Peace mission to Somalia (AMISOM) are concerned about insecurity following the decision to gradually withdraw troops from Somalia and begin the handing over ... AMISOM has been helping the Somali government in battling militant group al-shaabab since 2007.
Access to water is a basic human need, and achieving full coverage remains a challenge in many areas of Somalia. For this reason, and in view of the persistent drought across the Horn of Africa region, there is need for the Somali government, humanitarian and development partners to work together ...
In this context, the challenges Ethiopia's latest port deal pose to the Somali leadership are more than minor annoyances. ... The United Arab Emirates in particular has worked directly with Somali sub-states such as Somaliland to undermine Somalia's central government and has reportedly even offered ...

The countries reaffirmed their commitment to continue to assist the federal government of Somalia in its stabilization effort, but they warned that the planned AMISOM drawdown would endanger hard-fought gains ... Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has pledged to rebuild the national army.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Federal Government of Somalia has declared that Berbera Port deal signed between Somaliland and UAE's DP World illegal and detrimental to the sovereignty of the ... The controversial deal was inked while Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire was in the UAE for a two-day visit.
He found that although the 500 U.S. troops there are effectively disrupting the extremist group al Shabaab, he said, the Somali government is still struggling to hold territory, even with the help of international partners. “Our doctrine is…to disrupt, clear, hold. We're finding it difficult to hold,” the Rhode Island senator said.
Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have shot and killed nine donkeys they said were transporting goods to a government-controlled area in the Bakool region. A security source told VOA Somali the militants seized the donkey carts early Wednesday near the village of Elboon, 15 kilometers west of Wajid.
The pledge was made by the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, and the Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation, Abdi Mohamed Sabriye, at a joint press briefing in Mogadishu on Tuesday.
And there is a situation where the Somali government doesn't have the confidence of its people. And ironically, al-Shabab is operating outside of Mogadishu, but they're effectively collecting taxes. They're adjudicating local disputes. They have a legitimacy in some places that the government doesn't have.
Mogadishu, 27 February 2018 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali government have pledged to complement each other in the fight against the terrorist group Al-Shabaab. The announcement comes four days after a twin bomb attack in the capital, Mogadishu, killed at least 50 ...
Earlier this week in Libya, a truck packed with more than 200 illegal migrants, mainly from Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan, overturned near Bani Walid, killing 19 ... Mariam Yassin, special envoy for migrants and children's rights of Somalia, was among the delegation sent by the Somali government to Libya this ...
The freezers mean the DNA samples can be safely stored for years but Somali law allows a rape suspect to be held for a maximum of 60 days. ... The laboratory, partly funded by Sweden, was launched last year after the Puntland state government enacted a Sexual Offences Act in 2016, which criminalised ...
Last year, Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire paid his first visit to Qatar amid political tension sparked between Somali Government and its Federal Members States over the stance towards the conflict of Gulf countries. The UAE has historic trade and strategic relationship with Somalia and is playing a leading ...
Human Rights Watch has accused Somali government authorities of abusing children who are allegedly associated with militant group al-Shabab. In a report released Wednesday, the rights group said boys are illegally detained and sometimes prosecuted in military courts. Somalia's federal government ...
The decade-old conflict between al-Shabab and the government has driven hundreds of thousands of Somalis from their homes. ... no prior consultations, and numerous requests by the community for time to collect their belongings and to safely vacate were not granted,” noted the Somali NGO Consortium.
In another, four men and a 16-year-old boy were shot dead by a firing squad after being accused of spying for the Somali authorities. ... One recent defector from central Somalia told government interrogators that the group forces “Muslims to pay for pretty much everything except entering the mosque”.
Somali authorities have not handled security cases involving children in a consistent manner, Human Rights Watch found. While government officials had previously admitted to detaining boys they classified as “high risk,” Human Rights Watch found that factors including socio-economic status, clan ...
The Somali government has appointed new security chiefs, nearly four months after firing the previous commanders after a series of deadly al-Shabab attacks. But experts warn that the new security chiefs are not "miracle" workers and need support from the public and their own government to win the war ...
The Special Envoy visited Pretoria and Cape Town from 05 to 09 February and met with Government officials, the Ambassador of Somalia to South Africa and representatives from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, donors and partner agencies. He also gave media interviews and met with Somali refugee ...
Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after the delegation sent there was unable to persuade migrants to abandon the dangerous sea journey to Europe and instead return to Somalia. Members of the delegation say the migrants have told them they ...
It can only pray and advise. … The government should simply try to reconcile with the Somali population by giving good services,” he said. While there are almost no churches in Somalia - after the only one in Hargeisa closed in 2017 because of threats - churches in neighboring Ethiopia and Kenya present ...
Ifrah Ahmed – founder of the Mogadishu-based Ifrah Foundation, which combats FGM – predicted that Somalia's government would publish a national action plan this spring to fight the practice. A bill forbidding FGM is very close to completion and will come before the Somali parliament soon, and this will ...
6 (Xinhua) -- A Somali court on Tuesday sentenced to death a man behind last year's truck bombing that claimed over 500 lives in the capital Mogadishu. ... The Somali government put the death toll at 512 and blamed the militant group Al-Shabaab for the attack but the group has not claimed responsibility.
A Somali military court has given the death penalty to a man convicted of leading the unit behind an October truck bombing that officials say killed at least ... Al-Shabab has not claimed responsibility for the attack but Somali government officials have said they are certain the al-Qaida-linked militants were ...
Mohamed Ismail Yasin travelled 600 km to reach the sand dam near Bandarbeyla, in the Bari region of Somalia. He came with six members of his family and all the livestock ... In 2017, the Somali Government declared that year's drought a national emergency. Joint efforts by the Government and local and ...
Security officials in the Somali town of Afgoye say they are not aware of the presence of pro-Islamic State militants in the town, despite a series of social media posts by the group ... In another incident in January, the group said it killed a man who worked for the national intelligence agency of Somalia.
However, Somalia's government has blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab for the bombing on a crowded street. Security officials said the bomb weighed between 1,300 pounds (589 kilograms) and 1,700 pounds, further indication that the extremist group's bomb-making capabilities have been growing.
Turkish money and aid – delivered directly to key stakeholders in the Somali Federal Government – ingratiated Turkey with local power brokers and provided Ankara with access and power in Mogadishu. What soon followed is Turkish control and management of Somalia's most lucrative assets, the airport ...
The United Nations is warning humanitarian assistance will remain vital to millions over the next six months. Somalis have been particularly vulnerable to food shortages due to drought and the displacement of people. But now the government says it has a plan to improve food security in the long run.
The Al-Shabaab, affiliated with Al Qaeda, have been trying since 2007 to overthrow the fragile central Somali government. The international community and the more than 20,000 African Union forces from Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia has helped resist the militants. Deployed in 2007 to ...
Somalia's government says it will send 35 children rescued from an Al-Shabab camp last week to rehabilitation centers for ex-militants before reuniting them with their families. ... He told VOA's Somali service the children must have religious lessons aimed at guiding them away from radical views of Islam.
There was no central government from 1991 to 2006. Pirates attacked ships in waterways off the Somali coast. In October, a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu took more than 300 lives, "the deadliest single attack Somalia has ever faced," according to its Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster ...
Somalia's government decided to set up the country's first regulatory body for the telecoms sector, the National Communications Authority. The move comes as part of the National Communications Act, signed by the president in October 2017. Xinhua News Agency reported Abdi Ashur Hassan, minister of ...
MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) -- The Somali government confirmed Wednesday its security forces rescued 35 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab. The ministry of information said the government is looking after the un-accompanied children who are now ...
"As soon as the information was verified Somali National Security Forces began their operation, which was very successful," the ministry said. The militants claimed during the rescue operation that government forces backed by drones stormed the school in Middle Shabelle region, killing four children and a ...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Somalia has appealed to the United Nations and the United States to lift the arms embargo they imposed during the civil war. Anadolu Agency caught up with Somali Ambassador to Ethiopia Mohamed Ali-Nur Hagi on the sidelines of an African Union meeting of the Permanent ...


 

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