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ROADMAP FOR PUNTLAND DENI PRESIDENCY

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ROADMAP FOR PUNTLAND DENI PRESIDENCY

By now the President should have in place a major reform package for the State’s suffocating and duplicating bureaucracy. By now the President must have shown his vision as to where he would take Puntland State. By now the President must have committed himself and his administration to a democratization process as the old clan […]

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Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon – Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa

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Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon – Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General Thursday March 14, 2019 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. Mr. Onanga-Anyanga brings with him extensive experience with the United Nations, having served most recently as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African […]

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No deal yet in Kenya-Somalia maritime row

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No deal yet in Kenya-Somalia maritime row

Thursday March 7, 2019 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is proposing that Kenya and Somalia deal with their sea boundary dispute as an independent issue, in order not to stall other projects affecting the three countries, including a security transition programme in Mogadishu. On Wednesday, the Ethiopian PM mediated a less-than-colourful meeting in Nairobi between […]

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Uhuru, Somalia President hold talks over maritime border dispute

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Uhuru, Somalia President hold talks over maritime border dispute

Mar. 06, 2019, 12:00 pm By ELIUD KIBII @eliudkibii   President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia President Mohamed Farmaajo after their meeting in Nairobi on March 6, 2019. /COURTESY President Uhuru Kenyatta and Somalia President Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday held a meeting over the Indian Ocean boundary dispute.The meeting was chaired by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister […]

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US House Democats delay anti-Semitic resolution amid pressure

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US House Democats delay anti-Semitic resolution amid pressure

by Ola Salem Wednesday March 6, 2019 US Representative Ilhan Omar is one of two recently-elected Muslim women in Congress [File: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters] Washington, DC – US House Democrats have delayed a vote on a second resolution condemning anti-semitism as politicians squabble over its wording, according to US media. The resolution, which was slated for […]

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Somalia and Kenya agree to end diplomatic raw

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Somalia and Kenya agree to end diplomatic raw

Wednesday March 6, 2019 President Uhuru Kenyatta and Somalia President Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday held a meeting over the Indian Ocean boundary dispute. The meeting was chaired by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Nairobi. In a Tweet after the meeting, Abiy said both countries have agreed to work towards peace and to take measures […]

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Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

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Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

Friday February 22, 2019 By Eloge Willy Kaneza NAIROBI, Kenya — An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun. The military official in Burundi, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said Thursday that about […]

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We’re ready to lose Somalia market, miraa traders say

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We’re ready to lose Somalia market, miraa traders say

Monday February 18, 2019 Miraa farmers could lose 90 per cent of the market if the diplomatic spat between Kenya and Somalia is not resolved. According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Somalia remains Kenya’s key miraa market, taking in about 50 tonnes of the commodity daily. The miraa sold to Somalia is valued at […]

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Ex-Somalia President condemns Dusit attack, calls for international help

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Ex-Somalia President condemns Dusit attack, calls for international help

Thursday January 24, 2019 Former Somalia President Sheikh Sharif on Wednesday condemned the DusitD2 terror attack as he called on the international community not to neglect his war-ravaged nation. Sharif, who spoke to the Star in an interview in Nairobi, said all international resources should be channelled towards wiping out the Somalia-based terror group, al […]

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Ex-Somalia President Sheikh Sharif sets eye on Presidency

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Ex-Somalia President Sheikh Sharif sets eye on Presidency

Wednesday January 23, 2019 Former Somalia President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has declared that he will once again offer himself for the country’s top seat. Sheikh Sharif served as the Head of State in 2009-11. He said the inability of the current leadership to restore peace and security in the Horn of Africa country has compelled […]

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