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Where the year 2017 will take Somalia?

Where the year 2017 will take Somalia?

  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 […]

The United States Urges Momentum in Somalia’s Electoral Process

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The United States Urges Momentum in Somalia’s Electoral Process

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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Video: Interview with SRSG Michael Keating on 2016 Somalia Election

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Video: Interview with SRSG Michael Keating on 2016 Somalia Election

Interview with SRSG Michael Keating on 2016 Somalia Election Puntlandes.com

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US forces in Somalia take on more risk as advisory mission expands

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US forces in Somalia take on more risk as advisory mission expands

Monday November 21, 2016 Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander U.S. Africa Command. STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. special operations forces working with Somali troops are facing increased risk in an advisory mission that has shifted from basic soldiering to complex battlefield missions, U.S. Africa Command’s Gen. Thomas Waldhauser said. “When you get into that phase of (troops) […]

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Somalia: Electoral Seats Selling for Up to $1.3 Million Each, Says Auditor General

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Somalia: Electoral Seats Selling for Up to $1.3 Million Each, Says Auditor General

World Newsweek Somalia: Electoral Seats Selling for Up to $1.3 Million Each, Says Auditor General The troubled country is holding crucial parliamentary and presidential elections. By Conor Gaffey On 11/21/16 at 6:19 PM The Rise Of Al-Shabab In Somalia Somalia’s parliamentary elections have been subject to vote-buying and intimidation, leaving them without credibility, according to […]

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Prime Minister Sharmarke negotiates the first phase of a peace agreement in Galkayo

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Prime Minister Sharmarke negotiates the first phase of a peace agreement in Galkayo

The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar A. A. Sharmarke successfully negotiated a ceasefire and a two (2) kilometer pullback of troops on each side. In follow up to the recent Abu dhabi agreement on the conflict in Galkayo between Puntland and Galmudug regions, Prime Minister Sharmarke travelled to Galkayo and […]

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PRESS STATEMENT: International ceasefire team deployed to Gaalkacyo to support implementation of agreement reached by Presidents Gaas and Guled

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PRESS STATEMENT: International ceasefire team deployed to Gaalkacyo to support implementation of agreement reached by Presidents Gaas and Guled

PRESS STATEMENT International ceasefire team deployed to Gaalkacyo to support implementation of agreement reached by Presidents Gaas and Guled   Mogadishu, 19 November 2016 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia welcomes the agreement reached yesterday by Presidents Abdiweli Mohamed Ali “Gaas” of Puntland and Abdikarim Hussein Guled of Galmudug state and brokered by […]

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