Somaliland:US Senate gives Somalia money transfer a new lifeline

Ahamed waits as Hussein, owner of money transfer business Mustaqbal Express in Minneapolis, wires money to his ex-wife in Somalia

Minneapolis (DIPLOMAT)- Millions of Somalis will find it easier to receive money from relatives abroad after the US Senate approved the Money Remittances Improvement Act earlier this month. The Act that was signed by President Barack Obama on August 8 reduces the restrictions non-bank companies, such as money transfer firms, that provide international More...

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Somali government forces walk outside the Muna Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday Aug, 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) (Associated Press)
By Sahra Farah On Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Somali forces and AMISOM liberate Tiyeeglow town in Bakool region from al-shabaab terrorists.

  MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – August 25, 2014: Somalia forces supported by African Union peacekeepers have liberated the strategic town of Tiyeeglow in Bakool region from Al-Shabaab terrorists in the latest attack More...

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By MGoth On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Somalia:Demonstration Against Discrimination In Kismayo

  Wagosha Kismayo: Hundreds of people from the oppressed Somali Bantu Wagosha community have demonstrated in Kismayo, the provincial city of Lower Jubba region in protest of killings, arrest and many other More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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AMISOM convenes a workshop to draft a National Policy.

AMISOM Protection, Gender and Human Rights Unit convened a four (4) day consultative workshop to work on the drafting of Somalia first policy on Child protection in the country’s capital Mogadishu.   The More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Somalia:Statement by EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on World Humanitarian Day 2014

World Humanitarian Day is observed in memory of the victims of the attack on the United Nations’ headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 which caused the deaths of 22 people, including the UN Special Representative More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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AMISOM and Somali Security Forces Recover Cache of Arms From Mogadishu

  Mogadishu 16th August 2014- In yesterday’s early morning cordon and search operation in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district, Somali Government forces with the support of African Union troops recovered 15 guns, More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Somalia:It is time for Africa to use drone technology for their commercial and military purposes

Just a few countries now hold membership in the elite drone club, including the US, United Kingdom, Russia, Israel, Iran, Pakistan and China. Other countries, such as South Africa and India, are actively seeking More...

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By MGoth On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Acting AU Special Representative happy with AMISOM’s achievements, appeals for more support

PRESS RELEASE Mogadishu, Somalia – 13 August 2014: The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Honorable Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has expressed her More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Dr. Speciosa tips Somali Women MPs

  Kampala, Uganda: Former Uganda Vice President Dr. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe has today told Somali Women Parliamentarians that issues of women are the same irrespective of whichever tribe they originate from. More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Somalia: International community should focus progress being made on the ground instead of on the paper.

  By: Mohamed A. Hussein On July 30, 2014, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud  presided a meeting in which it was intended to create central state consisting of Mudug and Galgaduud region while international More...