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

‘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 […]

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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THE COMMOTION SURROUNDING SOMALIA’S TRANSITION

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THE COMMOTION SURROUNDING SOMALIA’S TRANSITION

CDRC DIGEST: A monthly publication of the Centre for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation (CDRC) Somalia’s presidential election, previously scheduled for December 2016, was postponed by a month and is now expected to take place in late January 2017. The Somali people, Regional States and the international community eagerly follow proceedings in Somalia and are optimistic about […]

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Ethiopia’s Electioneering in Somalia

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Ethiopia’s Electioneering in Somalia

Ethiopia’s Electioneering in Somalia     Abukar Mohamed-Wardi   Let’s start with the basic facts: Ethiopia is desperately trying to get Hassan Sheikh Mohamud re-elected as a president of Somalia. The evidence of this effort was encapsulated in a recent report by a think-tank affiliated with Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry and external intelligence. Ethiopia’s renewed agenda […]

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Where the year 2017 will take Somalia?

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  Where the year 2017 will take Somalia? Many factors will impact Somalia in 2017 and beyond. These factors, which can be separated into internal and external factors, may lead the horn of African nation into either more chaos or a gradual recovery from its current instability. Internally, the president, prime minister and legislators of […]

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The United States Urges Momentum in Somalia’s Electoral Process

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Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC January 4, 2017 The United States welcomes the inauguration of Somalia’s new Federal Parliament and congratulates the people of Somalia on yet another step toward political stability. Parliament must now prioritize transparency and timeliness in the election of Speakers for both houses […]

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International Community Urges National Leadership Forum to Uphold Accountability Transparency and Legitimacy of Electoral Process

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International Community Urges National Leadership Forum to Uphold Accountability Transparency and Legitimacy of Electoral Process

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States have closely followed the work of the Independent Electoral Dispute Resolution Mechanism (IEDRM) in light of the many reports of serious irregularities during the electoral process, including bribery, intimidation, kidnappings, manipulation of delegate lists […]

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REMEMBERING THE UNSUNG AND FORGOTTEN HEROES OF LABAATAN JIRROW

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REMEMBERING THE UNSUNG AND FORGOTTEN HEROES OF LABAATAN JIRROW

There were heavy rains, and the track between Baidoa and Labaatan Jirow Maximum Security was all but impassable. We were blindfolded as we left Baidoa to prevent us from knowing where Labaatan Jirow was. Inside each one of us was taken to cell . The cell was completely empty, 7×7 feet with a hole in […]

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Galmudug: President Guled; s response to US Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz

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Galmudug: President Guled; s response to US Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz

Galmudug:President Guled; s response to US Ambassador to Somalia, Stephen Schwartz Puntlandes.com

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