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From al-Shabab to the cabinet: Somalia’s move fuels debate

From al-Shabab to the cabinet: Somalia’s move fuels debate

Mukhtar Robow, formerly a leader of the rebel group, has been appointed as a minister. Former al-Shabab group co-founder and spokesperson Mukhtar Robow sits among colleagues after he was named the minister in charge of religion by Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre in Mogadishu, Somalia August 2, 2022 [Feisal Omar/Reuters] By Bashir Mohamed Caato Somalia’s appointment of a […]

Ethiopian army generals jet-off to Baidoa, Jubaland, Somaliland; cross border security, Al-Shabaab threat top agenda

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Ethiopian army generals jet-off to Baidoa, Jubaland, Somaliland; cross border security, Al-Shabaab threat top agenda

Addis Abeba – A military delegation led by Major General Tesfaye Ayalew, Head of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) Deployment and Somali region’s Temporary Security Command Post Coordinator arrived today in Baidoa, south west state of neighboring Somalia, this morning, according to the ENDF. Ethiopian senior army generals conducting military meetings in Baidoa (top picture), Somaliland […]

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Al-Sisi, Somali President discuss GERD dispute, Red Sea security

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Al-Sisi, Somali President discuss GERD dispute, Red Sea security

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received his Somali counterpart, Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, in Cairo on Monday. During their meeting, both leaders affirmed their mutual interest in advancing bilateral cooperation and working together to consolidate security and stability in the Horn of Africa. During a joint press conference, Al-Sisi said that the discussions also touched on […]

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Joint statement by the leaders of Eritrea and Somalia, Isaias Afwerki and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

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Joint statement by the leaders of Eritrea and Somalia, Isaias Afwerki and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

At the invitation of H. E Isaias Afwerki, President of the State of Eritrea, H. E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, paid an official state visit to Eritrea from July 9-12, 2022. The visit underscored the historic fraternal ties and mutual solidarity between the peoples of Eritrea and Somalia. During […]

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Visa Restrictions on Individuals Responsible for Undermining the Democratic Process in Somalia

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Visa Restrictions on Individuals Responsible for Undermining the Democratic Process in Somalia

Visa Restrictions on Individuals Responsible for Undermining the Democratic Process in Somalia PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 25, 2022Share The delay in the conclusion of Somalia’s elections is driving political instability, threatening security gains, and undermining economic development.  On February 8, I announced a visa restriction policy under Section 212(a)(3)(C) of […]

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INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS URGE RESTRAINT AND DIALOGUE AND RENEWED FOCUS ON ELECTIONS

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INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS URGE RESTRAINT AND DIALOGUE AND RENEWED FOCUS ON ELECTIONS

27 Dec2021 INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS URGE RESTRAINT AND DIALOGUE AND RENEWED FOCUS ON ELECTIONS Mogadishu – International partners* are following with deep concern the current situation and political developments. We call on Somalia’s leaders to put the country’s interests first, to de-escalate rising political tensions, and to refrain from provocation or use of force that could undermine peace […]

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Communique of the 1037th meeting of the PSC held on 7 October 2021 on the Situation in Somalia and the status of the consultations on the Independent Assessment Report on AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Post-2021

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Communique of the 1037th meeting of the PSC held on 7 October 2021 on the Situation in Somalia and the status of the consultations on the Independent Assessment Report on AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Post-2021

Communique of the 1037th meeting of the PSC held on 7 October 2021 on the Situation in Somalia and the status of the consultations on the Independent Assessment Report on AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Post-2021 Last Updated on Sunday 10 October 2021 COMMUNIQUE Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African […]

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UK statement on the political crisis in Somalia

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UK statement on the political crisis in Somalia

Vicky Ford, Minister for Africa, has issued a statement about the escalating political crisis in Somalia 18 September 2021 Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford said: The UK is deeply concerned by the escalation of the current political crisis in Somalia. The situation threatens to undermine the credibility of Somalia’s leadership and risks the safety and […]

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ON MOGADISHU VISIT, UN DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL ENCOURAGES SUSTAINED PROGRESS ON WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AS WELL AS PEACEFUL FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS

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ON MOGADISHU VISIT, UN DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL ENCOURAGES SUSTAINED PROGRESS ON WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AS WELL AS PEACEFUL FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS

12 Sep2021 ON MOGADISHU VISIT, UN DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL ENCOURAGES SUSTAINED PROGRESS ON WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AS WELL AS PEACEFUL FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS Mogadishu – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed undertook a visit to Somalia today in solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and equal participation in political life, and to express the support of […]

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Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2592 (2021), Security Council Extends Somalia Mission Mandate until 31 May 2022, Requests Stronger Presence as Security Situation Allows

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Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2592 (2021), Security Council Extends Somalia Mission Mandate until 31 May 2022, Requests Stronger Presence as Security Situation Allows

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2592 (2021), Security Council Extends Somalia Mission Mandate until 31 May 2022, Requests Stronger Presence as Security Situation Allows The Security Council today extended until 31 May 2022 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), requesting it to strengthen its presence across the country “as the security situation allows”. Unanimously […]

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