Somalia: Soldier executed for murder of his colleague

Somalia: Soldier executed for murder of his colleague

Somalia authorities hanged a soldier on Thursday who was convicted of killing another soldier, a senior court official has said. Mohamed Ali Aden, 30, was condemned for killing his colleague in the port town of Barawe in May this year, according to an official from the military court, Hassan Abdirahman. He was sentenced to death […]

Somalia: International Community ‘concerned’ on President Impeachment motion

Somalia: International Community ‘concerned’ on President Impeachment motion

Somalia’s International partners have for the first time clarified their position towards the move to impeach President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud by members of the Federal Parliament. In a Press statement released on Wednesday, the envoys of the United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union […]

‘11 militants killed’ in fierce gun battle in Somalia

‘11 militants killed’ in fierce gun battle in Somalia

At least eleven al-Shabaab militants were killed in a fierce gun battle with Somali government forces supported by the Ethiopian troops in Somalia’s South-western region, an official has said. According to a government official, the al-Shabaab members were killed during an attack on a village in the Bakol region on Tuesday. ‘’ This militants were transporting […]

Somalia wants debts cancellation

Somalia wants debts cancellation

Somali Federal Government has called for its creditors to cancel billions of dollars debts, in an effort to rebuild the country’s economy. Mohamed Aden Fargeti, Somalia’s Minister of Finance said that they are cooperating with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding the cancellation of the debts. ‘’We [Somalia] have a debt worth $5.4 billion and we […]

Somalia: A letter from Jamaame

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Jamaame1: the breadbasket of Lower Jubba, Somalia, is now a bread case, a worn out bread case with many holes. The ex-Margherita2 appears to be isolated and numb. Araara Bridge3 is blown up and the main road to the town is almost impassable. The appearance of the town has completely changed. I cannot recognise the […]

Somalia: Jubba regional administration votes new President

Somalia: Jubba regional administration votes new President

The semi-autonomous region of Jubbaland held Presidential elections on Saturday with four candidates competing for the seat after fulfilling the requirements. A delegation from the Federal government of Somalia, representatives from the International Community and other dignitaries were present to witness the elections in Kismayo, the capital of the autonomous state. Ahmed Mohamed Islan (Madobe), […]

Somalia: Over 50 Somali citizens deported from Ethiopia

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Ethiopia has deported over 50 Somalis from its country after arrested in security operations last month, Horseed Media reports. The Somali refugees were detained in Addis Ababa and held in custody for more than 20 days before being deported to the breakaway region of Somaliland, according to local officials. ‘’We were arrested in security operations […]

HRW Calls on AMISOM to Investigate Civilian casualties in Somalia

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A leading human rights organisation has urged the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to investigate fully the deaths of civilians in a retaliation attack two weeks ago. On the 31st July evening, AMISOM’s Ugandan troops raided a house where a wedding was being held and killed six men from the same family. The incident […]

Somalia: Impeachment motion is a hindrance to the country – President

Somalia: Impeachment motion is a hindrance to the country - President

Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has said that the impeachment motion to remove him from power will be a major setback to the country’s progress and government plans. In a Press Conference on Thursday afternoon, President Mohamoud said that it was not the right time for the move by the members of the Federal Parliament. […]

Somalia: MPs table President impeachment motion

Somalia: MPs table President impeachment motion

Members of the Somali Federal Parliament have filed a no-confidence motion against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, accusing him of violating the constitution. The 9-paged motion was handed over to the Speaker of Parliament on Wednesday evening by a group of Parliamentarians after meeting the requirements of the number of MPs to table in a motion. […]