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PRESS STATEMENT THE GOVERNMENT OF PUNTLAND STATE OF SOMALIA WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF MRS KATHERINE SIMONDS DHANANI AS THE NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SOMALIA

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The Government of Puntland fully welcomes the historic appointment of  Mrs Katherine Simonds Dhananias the new U.S. ambassador to Somalia; the first such appointment in more than two decades. Ambassador Dhanani’s appointment speaks volume of the progress Somalia is making and demonstrates the growing confidence of international friends in the recovery and development of Somalia. […]

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Obama Nominates 1st US Ambassador to Somalia Since 1991

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The first U.S ambassador to Somalia for nearly 25 years Mrs Katherine Simonds Dhanani. By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer Wednesday, February 25, 2015 President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the Horn of Africa […]

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Mall of America Heightens Security After al-Shabab Threat

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By BEN CANDEA, LEE FERRAN and PIERRE THOMAS via THIS WEEK World News Videos | US News Videos One of the largest malls in the United States has heightened security after a video claiming to be posted online by a Somali militant group affiliated with al Qaeda called for attacks against the mall. The Mall of […]

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US summit to fight jihadists ends with little concrete action

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 Washington (AFP) – The United States sought to unite nations around a common vision for combating violent jihadist groups in three days of talks which ended Thursday long on words but short on concrete steps. In the wake of shocking beheadings and murders by the Islamic State (IS) group, as well […]

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UN team reviews QRC projects in Somalia

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Doha: A United Nations delegation visited Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) headquarters to enhance cooperation and discuss issues of common interest.The delegation comprised Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for UN Assistance Mission in Somalia, and Noboru Fernandes de Abreu, Special Assistant to Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia. […]

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DONOR-BACKED BODY QUESTIONS SOMALI STATE CONTRACT AWARDS

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 NAIROBI, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Most of the major contracts signed by Somalia’s government in the past two years were not tendered competitively and should be renegotiated or scrapped, according to a confidential report by a donor-backed committee that reviewed the deals. Somalia has awarded foreign firms management contracts ranging from port […]

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Ethiopia to Use Somaliland’s Berbera Port

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Port of Berbera Authority. Sunday, February 15, 2015 Ethiopia is to start using the Port of Berbera of Somaliland this month on an agreement reached between the two countries on January 29, 2015, while the use of Port Sudan has started by the importation of 50,000tn of fertilizer. Ethiopia is distributes its cargo among neighboring countries’ […]

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International partners welcome approval of new Federal Cabinet by Parliament

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Joint statement by the UN, AU, EU, IGAD, UK and US Envoys to Somalia Mogadishu, 09 February 2015 – The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), United Kingdom and United States of America welcome the approval of the new Cabinet list by the Federal Parliament. They reiterated their call for […]

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IGAD WELCOMES OUTCOME OF THE MEETING BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIA AND LEADERS OF REGIONAL FEDERAL STATES

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Addis Ababa 7 February 2015, IGAD welcomes the outcome of the 4-6 February meeting in Mogadishu between the Federal Government of Somalia and Regional Federal States. We are very encouraged by the establishment of a Consultative Forum bringing together the Federal Government and regional governments to work together to deliver the critical political and security […]

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Council Member Warsame urges federal action on money transfer issue that adversely impacts many Somali American residents in Minneapolis

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Council Member Warsame urges federal action on money transfer issue that adversely impacts many Somali American residents in Minneapolis

Feb. 7, 2015 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame is calling on federal agencies to quickly find solutions to a critical, developing issue that affects the local Somali community’s ability to send funds to their families in Somalia. Each year, Somali Americans in Minneapolis send hundreds of millions to help their loved ones meet basic needs like […]

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