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AU, EU, IGAD and UN: Joint Communique on the Situation in Somalia

AU, EU, IGAD and UN: Joint Communique on the Situation in Somalia

1) The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations (UN) continue to follow very closely the situation in Somalia. In this regard, a further virtual meeting was held on 18 May 2021, with the participation of Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary of IGAD; H.E. Amb. […]

The Chairperson of the Commission welcomes the appointment of H.E. President John Mahama as AU High Representative for Somalia

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The Chairperson of the Commission welcomes the appointment of H.E. President John Mahama as AU High Representative for Somalia

The Chairperson of the Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is pleased to announce the appointment of H.E John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, as his High Representative to Somalia. As the High Representative for Somalia’s political track. President Mahama will work with the Somali stakeholders, to reach a mutually acceptable compromise […]

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Highest Commendation to Danab Brigade the special force of SNA.

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Highest Commendation to Danab Brigade the special force of SNA.

I am delighted to commend Danab Brigade, the special force of SNA for not siding with none of the opposing sides in confrontation in Mogadishu over the dispute of election model. Unlike other SNA forces who recently experienced divisions and then sided with parties in dispute of election model in Mogadishu, Danab Brigade, the special […]

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UK statement on Somalia election negotiations

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UK statement on Somalia election negotiations

UK statement on Somalia election negotiations: United Kingdom urges Somalia leaders to return to dialogue based on the 17 September agreement. From: British Embassy Mogadishu Published: 29 April 2021 For the sake of Somalia’s security, stability and development, it is vital to hold consensus-based elections as soon as possible. The United Kingdom notes President Farmajo’s […]

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US press statement on Somalia: Return to Election Negotiations

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US press statement on Somalia: Return to Election Negotiations

Return to Election Negotiations PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON APRIL 28, 2021 The United States notes President Farmaajo’s April 28 commitment to return to the September 17 election agreement and resume talks immediately with Federal Member State leaders. We call on the President and Parliament to act swiftly to annul the April 12 mandate […]

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US press statement: Violence in Mogadishu

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US press statement: Violence in Mogadishu

PRESS STATEMENT Violence in Mogadishu NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON APRIL 26, 2021 The United States is gravely concerned by the violent clashes yesterday in Mogadishu. We call on all parties to exercise restraint and to resolve their differences peacefully.  Dialogue and consensus are the only ways to resolve the electoral impasse, and we urge parties […]

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PRESS STATEMENT: SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SOMALIA

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PRESS STATEMENT: SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SOMALIA

23 Apr2021 SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SOMALIA New York – The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern about the continued political impasse and disagreement among Somalia’s political leaders on the model for elections. The members of the Security Council recalled the significant progress made during the past decade in Somalia, including in […]

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Somalia: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the political and security situation

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Somalia: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the political and security situation

Brussels, 23/04/2021 – 17:19, UNIQUE ID: 210423_13 Statements by the HR/VP The conclusions in the African Union’s Peace and Security Council’s 22nd April Communique on the political and security situation in Somalia are decisive and welcome. The European Union supports the rejection of any mandate extension and looks forward to a prompt return to negotiations, […]

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Communique of the 993rd meeting of the PSC held on 22 April 2021, on the political and security situation in Somalia

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Communique of the 993rd meeting of the PSC held on 22 April 2021, on the political and security situation in Somalia

COMMUNIQUE Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 993rd meeting held on 22 April 2021, on the political and security situation in Somalia: The Peace and Security Council, Noting the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Djibouti to the AU and Chairperson of the […]

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Somalia: Averting a Descent into Political Violence

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Somalia: Averting a Descent into Political Violence

Tensions are running high following the Somali parliament’s decision to extend the incumbent president’s mandate by two years. External partners should urgently convene – and mediate – talks among the country’s bitterly divided elites, to prevent its worst political crisis in years from escalating. Somalia’s long-running political crisis has entered a new, dangerous phase. In […]

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