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Somalia says reviewing oil deals U.N. says lack transparency

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By Drazen Jorgic and Louis Charbonneau Friday, October 24, 2014 NAIROBI/UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Somalia said it was reviewing several oil and gas deals that U.N. investigators say lack transparency and risk hindering development of the country’s energy industry. Energy firms are cautiously eyeing Somalia’s long coastline, an untapped frontier on the east […]

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Minneapolis gets new sibling in Somalia

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Minneapolis gets new sibling in Somalia

Monday October 20, 2014 People applaud after the Minneapolis City Council votes to become a sister city with Bosaso, Somalia, on Oct. 17, 2014. It’s the first sister city arrangement between the U.S. and Somalia. Minneapolis became sisters with a Somali counterpart on Friday — becoming the first city in the country to do so […]

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Statement from the Office of the President on the Occasion of the Signing of the Agreement with Puntland

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Mogadishu, Wednesday 15 October: Yesterday, the Federal Government of Somalia and the State of Puntland signed an agreement to resume relations and work together to build a federal state. I welcome this agreement and congratulate everyone for their willing and constructive input. We have been through many difficult years as a nation. Inclusive political settlement, […]

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The US Welcomes the Agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland State of Somalia

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The US Welcomes the Agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland State of Somalia

Thursday, October 16, 2014 United States Representative for Somalia (SRS) James P. McAnulty welcomes the historic October 14 agreement signed in Garowe between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Puntland State of Somalia.  This significant twelve-point agreement is a major cornerstone to the state building process. It has displayed the commitment of both parties […]

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International partners welcome agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland

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International partners welcome agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland

The United Nations, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia in its capacity as the Chair of the IGAD Council of Ministers, and the European Union (EU) welcomed the agreement signed today between the Federal Government of Somalia and Puntland State of Somalia to resume relations and work together on peace and state-building priorities. “We welcome […]

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Kenya picks foreign lawyers in Somalia oil border dispute

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By GERALD ANDAE Thursday, September 18, 2014 Kenya’s Attorney-General Githu Muigai has assembled a team of international maritime lawyers to defend Kenya in a long-running border dispute with Somalia as Kenya prepares for a meeting with the UN’s top court next week. Somalia on August 28 asked the International Court of Justice in The Hague […]

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alkhadir M. Muhumed Links–http://m.aljazeera.com/story/20149793914891856 Report reveals attempts to steal Somali assets abroad, implicating the president and a US law firm. Nairobi, Kenya – A confidential UN report alleges that Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, his former foreign minister and an American law firm conspired to steal public funds by engaging in secret contracts that gave them hefty […]

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  Friday, September 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says U.S. officials have confirmed the death of the leader of the al-Shabaab terror group in a U.S. airstrike on Monday. The Pentagon’s press secretary confirmed the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane in a brief written statement Friday. “Godane’s removal is a major symbolic and operational […]

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 Norwegian oil company DNO and other small explorers are destabilising Somalia, the African country’s petroleum ministry said on Wednesday, warning it may lodge complaints against these firms to the United Nations Security Council. DNO has been prospecting for oil in Somaliland, a break-away territory of Somalia. The company did not respond […]

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Friday, August 22, 2014 The United Nations Development Program, the U.N.’s flagship anti-poverty agency, spent tens of millions to make terrorism-battered Somalia safer, but never verified that the work was done, or even that its government partners had the capacity to do their jobs,  according to a scathing  internal auditors’ report. According to the United […]

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