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Austria’s president suggested that every woman should wear a headscarf to fight Islamophobia

Austria’s president suggested that every woman should wear a headscarf to fight Islamophobia

Adam Taylor Saturday April 29, 2017 Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has ignited debate in Europe after video appeared to show him supporting a woman’s right to wear an Islamic headscarf — and suggesting that all women should wear a headscarf to battle prejudice against Muslims. Speaking to students at the House of the […]

Tanzania’s President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates

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Tanzania’s President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates

Friday April 28, 2017 John Magufuli said the civil servants had “robbed us… like common criminals” Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificates. He was responding to the release of a government report into fraudulent qualifications in the public sector. The education minister said that some had […]

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The Bosaso Police has displayed to the public a truck laden with explosive material

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The Bosaso Police has displayed to the public a truck laden with explosive material

27 April (Puntlandes) The division of Bosaso Police commander in Eastern region of Somalia has captured a medium size truck laden with explosive material and five men in the truck.   The police commander of Eastern region Lieutenant Colonel Abdihakim Hussein Yusuf told to the public that the capture of the explosive material has been […]

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Why should Somalia’s children starve to pay for a debt crisis they didn’t create?

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Why should Somalia’s children starve to pay for a debt crisis they didn’t create?

Thursday April 20, 2017 Arcane rules mean that debt accrued decades ago is denying Somalia access to funding that might stave off famine. Officials should simply write off the arrears Abdulrahman Mahamud is one of the lucky ones. I met the four-year-old two weeks ago at an emergency clinic in the town of Shada, in […]

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P&O Ports to develop in Puntland

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P&O Ports to develop in Puntland

Thursday April 6, 2017 Dubai government-owned P&O Ports said yesterday that it has signed a deal to develop the port at Bosaso, which is located in the Gulf of Aden on Somalia’s northern border in the semi-auto­nomous state of Puntland. The deal follows months of shuttle diplomacy by Puntland president Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, who has […]

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Trump Said to Ease Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

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Trump Said to Ease Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

Thursday March 30, 2017 Mothers tended to their children at a cholera treatment center in Baidoa. The decision to relax targeting limits in Somalia comes at a time of famine and drought, with more groups of people moving around and increasing the risk of mistaking civilians as Islamist fighters. WASHINGTON — President Trump has relaxed […]

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Product Description: A challenging Transition in Somalia

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Product Description: A challenging Transition in Somalia

Product Description: A challenging Transition in Somalia In the midst of a long transitional period, political divisions, an active insurgency, and the worst drought in over a half-century, President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed appointed Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali to head the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia in June 2011. Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was […]

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‘Make Somalia Great Again!’ US ambassador gifts new leader Trump-inspired hat

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‘Make Somalia Great Again!’ US ambassador gifts new leader Trump-inspired hat

Saturday February 18, 2017 Washington wants the newly elected Somalian president, who also happens to be a US national, to “Make Somalia Great Again.” A cap bearing the Trump type rallying call was presented by the US Ambassador to Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed. “Make America Great Again,” the four words which helped propel Donald Trump […]

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Statement by international partners to Somaliland on the postponement of the Presidential and Local Elections

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International partners to Somaliland express their strongest sympathies with the Somaliland people affected by the drought experienced at the moment across Somaliland. Donors have made and will continue to make significant contributions to address the humanitarian consequences of the drought and are following the situation closely and with great concern. The severe humanitarian impact of […]

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ETHIOPIA’S DESTABILIZATION OF SOMALIA TAKES A NEW DANGEROUS TURN

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ETHIOPIA’S DESTABILIZATION OF SOMALIA TAKES A NEW DANGEROUS TURN

By Abdullahi Mohamed Sheikh Ali In its January 2017 edition, under the topic “The commotion surrounding Somalia’s transition”, the Center for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation (CDRC) – with known ties to the top echelons of Ethiopian Intelligence Services and the ruling Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – issued a hastily put together report aimed at […]

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