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International partners express concerns over political delays in Somalia

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Joint statement by the UN, IGAD, EU, AMISOM US and UK Envoys to Somalia The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union Mission in Somalia, the United States and United Kingdom  have expressed concerns over delays in the implementation of Vision 2016 due to the prolonged political crisis. At […]

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Ban congratulates Somalia’s new Prime Minister, urges creation of inclusive Government

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Saturday, January 03, 2015 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday called the new Prime Minister of Somalia, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, to congratulate him on his recent appointment, expressing hope that he will move quickly to form an inclusive Government, with the full participation of women.According to a readout of the phone […]

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Dubai’s Airport overtakes London’s Heathrow as World’s Busiest Airport

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Vishwa Gujarat Saturday, January 3, 2015 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — International Airport of Dubai has overtaken Heathrow airport of London as the busiest airport of the World in terms of international passenger traffic, according to figures from the Airports Council International. Dubai International airport recorded passenger traffic of 68.9 million as of 22 December, […]

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Somalia names al-Shabab leader killed in U.S. airstrike

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By Abdi Guled, The Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A U.S. airstrike killed the intelligence chief of Somali terror group al-Shabab, Somalia’s intelligence service said Tuesday. Abdishakur is the name of the slain leader, who is also known as Tahlil, a statement from the spy agency said, adding that the operation also killed two other […]

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Press Statement– US welcomes confirmation of Somalia’s Prime Minister, Mr. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke

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Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 24, 2014           The United States welcomes the December 24 Parliamentary confirmation of Somalia’s Prime Minister, Mr. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke. We look forward to the Prime Minister assuming office and to his prompt appointment of a capable Council of Ministers. We urge […]

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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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