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Lawmakers in Somalia reject 2013 budget bill

Veteran Somali politician Mohamed Osman Jawari looks on August 26, 2012 in Mogadishu during his candidacy, before being elected as the speaker of Somalia's new parliament.

The Somali Parliament has rejected the country’s budget after a series of debates. The budget has already sparked intense debates among members of parliament and was postponed on several occasions. Parliament speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari announced that seventy members of parliament voted against while 54 voted in favor of the new budget and 39 MPs […]


DJIBOUTI: Graduation held to honor English-speaking students

Stuart Denyer, the public diplomacy officer for the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, speaks to graduates and attendees at the Horsed Private School of English, English Language Course graduation Sept. 10, 2012, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. The U.S. Embassy-sponsored course is facilitated five nights per week through a partnership between the EDG, school instructors and U.S. Embassy.

CAMP LEMONNIER -– A graduation was held at the Horsed Private School of English, Sept. 10, 2012, in Djibouti City, Djibouti, to honor 17 Djiboutian students who completed the four-year English Language Course. “Today’s ceremony is the well-deserved recognition of years of hard work for these students in completing their English Language Course,” said U.S. […]


Enough is enough; it is time to withdraw from Somalia

A Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter is pictured at Mount Kenya

A Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter is pictured at Mount Kenya, August 13, 2012. REUTERS/Peter Greste When last year’s verbal war broke out between State House and the Governor of the Bank of Uganda over the buying of ‘jet fighters’ without parliamentary approval, the Press Secretary to the President, Tamale Mirundi, told the nation that such […]


SOMALILAND: 12 military cadets graduate from Ethiopian military institute

Ethiopia and Somaliland military ties continue

ADDIS ABABA — Twelve cadets with special military engineering skills will join the Somaliland national armed forces this week after graduating from a defense college in neighbouring Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s top military brass including the defense minister Siraj Fegesa awarded a gold medal recognizing outstanding performance and the highest grade point average by a cadet to […]


Somaliland to increase defense budget

Ali Marehan

HARGEISA — Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Ali Hassan Mohamed revealed on Thursday that the country’s national budget has surpassed the US$90 million target which has increased by 70% since 2010. He said the majority of the budget was going towards maintaining the country’s security including protecting borders with neighboring countries, foreign government installments, fight […]


Somali defence minister resigns

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — Somalia’s defence minister, who is leading the fight against Islamist insurgents, has resigned from the embattled transitional government. Yusuf Mohammed Siad, a close ally of Islamist President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, said he was leaving as the government had failed to restore order. Two other ministers tendered their resignation letters from London […]


Kenya Wants Israel’s Help Against Jihadists

JERUSALEM (Somalilandpress) — The Minister for Public Security, Yitzchak Aharonovich, met his Kenyan counterpart Prof. George Saitoti in Jerusalem Thursday, and the two discussed their countries’ security and criminal problems. Minister Saitoti told Aharonovich that Kenya is under threat from extremist Muslims. “The jihad is taking over Somalia and threatening to take over Kenya and […]