Journalists’ world body elects Somalia’s Omar Faruk Osman to its global leadership

Journalists’ world body elects Somalia’s Omar Faruk Osman to its global leadership

Delegates from 140 countries voted on Friday, 10 June 2016, to elect Omar Faruk Osman, Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), to the all-powerful 21-member Executive Committee of world journalists’ ruling body, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). 29th World Congress of the IFJ was just concluded at the Congress Centre […]

More refugees in Germany suing over drawn-out asylum process

More refugees in Germany suing over drawn-out asylum process

The number of asylum-seeker lawsuits against Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has risen sharply in 2016. Refugees have sued the ministry over their failure to act on asylum applications. The number of so-called “failure to act” lawsuits against the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) rose sharply in the first three months […]

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

MOGADISHU (AFP) – Shabaab fighters attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia early Thursday in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country, rebels and local residents said. The Al-Qaeda linked militants attacked the base in Halgan in Hiran region, the group said in a statement distributed […]

Woman peace activist shot dead in Galkayo

Woman peace activist shot dead in Galkayo

GALKAYO, Somalia- Unidentified assailants have shot and killed a regional peace activist and the head of Mudug Women Association Dhudi Yusuf Adan in central Galkayo town on Wednesday afternoon, Garowe Online reports. Adan was gunned down home before dusk prayers in Galkayo’s Garsoor neighborhood, witnesses and police have confirmed. The attackers armed with pistols fled right away after […]

President Erdoğan Inaugurates Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu

President Erdoğan Inaugurates Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated Turkish Embassy Compound in Somalia, the last stop of his East Africa tour. Delivering a speech at the opening ceremony, President Erdoğan said the Turkish Embassy Compound in Mogadishu, built on an 80-decare land, is the largest Turkish embassy in the world. “TURKEY AIMS TO OPEN EMBASSIES IN ALL 54 […]

UN Court to Hear Kenya-Somalia Maritime Border Dispute

UN Court to Hear Kenya-Somalia Maritime Border Dispute

The U.N. International Court of Justice said Thursday that it would hold hearings this year on a maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya. Somalia has complained that Kenya has wrongly claimed parts of its territorial waters in the Indian Ocean, areas potentially rich in gas and oil reserves. The disputed area stretches over 100,000 […]

Merkel presents new refugee integration law as ‘milestone’

Merkel presents new refugee integration law as ‘milestone’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has presented a new law aimed at integrating refugees. The bill regulates the support that newcomers receive, but critics say it makes demands on them that will prove counterproductive. Angela Merkel presented the new law at a press conference on Wednesday morning in the eastern town of Meseberg, where her coalition […]

IN MEMORIAM: AMBASSADOR GARAD

IN MEMORIAM: AMBASSADOR GARAD

Ambassador Mahammed Garad, scion of the Sultan family of Eastern Sanaag, passed away at his home in Maryland, U.S.A., on the night of 16 May 2016, having succumbed to a cancer he had been fighting for some time. He was surrounded by family, relatives and friends and was interred the following day, in accordance with […]

SOMALILAND POLITICIAN BLAMES ETHIOPIA FOR DELAYED RECOGNITION

SOMALILAND POLITICIAN BLAMES ETHIOPIA FOR DELAYED RECOGNITION

Somaliland’s ruling party chairman and potential successor of the sitting president blamed Addis Ababa for delaying Somaliland’s plea for recognition, which he said has not been answered for the last 25 years Muse Bihi Abdi, chairman of the ruling party of the self-declared Horn of Africa nation and presidential candidate plus potential successor of the […]

United States Concern Over Delays in Somalia’s Electoral Process

United States Concern Over Delays in Somalia’s Electoral Process

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 20, 2016 The United States is increasingly concerned about delays in the 2016 Somali electoral process. The Federal Government of Somalia, Somali parliament, and regional leaders have repeatedly voiced their commitment to hold an electoral process on schedule, in accordance with the Somali constitution […]