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Africa

African Union celebrates 50th year

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African Union celebrates 50th year since founding, leaders to map out socio-economic gains ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African nations this week mark the 50th year since the founding of a continentwide organization that spearheaded efforts to liberate Africa from colonial masters. Now leaders want to map out the next 50 years of political and […]

Somalia

Samosas banned in Somalia

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Mogadishu: Academy Awards 2013 may have welcomed ‘Samosas’ with an open heart, but a militant group in Somalia has banned the snack without any solid reason backing it. In a way this means that people found cooking, buying, selling or eating samosas will be punished. Last week Islamist fighters al-Shabaab (dubbed as terrorist group by […]

Somalia

Somalia: Humanitarian aid must not be co-opted into stabilization campaign

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Integrating aid into UN, AU political and military strategy will threaten humanitarian effort New York/Paris/Nairobi, 28 February 2013 – Efforts underway at the United Nations to integrate humanitarian assistance into the international military campaign against opponents of Somalia’s government will further threaten the safe delivery of independent and impartial aid to Somalis struggling to survive […]

Somalia

UN official condemns Somalia rape verdict

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The UN’s top human rights official has condemned the trial and sentencing of a Somali journalist, and the alleged rape victim he interviewed, as “deeply disturbing” and a blow to “the fight against impunity”in rape cases. The journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, and the victim, an unidentified 27-year-old woman, were both sentenced on Tuesday to one […]

Opinions

Afica : Stop the destruction of Somali’s

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Decades have gone by and Somali’s have seen many presidents promise to restore the countries pride and beauty it once had, they have come and gone: no change has been made. The only hopeful’s we see is Somaliland but again, the recognition they desperately need isn’t coming any time soon. Somali’s sometimes ask themselves, ‘’how […]

Somaliland

UN Special Envoy makes public apology to Somaliland

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Untied Nation Special Envoy for Somaliland and Somalia Augustine P. Mahiga arrived in the country on Tuesday for a two day visit to mend worsening relations between his UN office and Somaliland. The visit to Somaliland by the UN special Envoy was prompted by a recent decision by the government of Somaliland to review the […]

Editorial

Somaliland: Irony of WFP in manning foodstock

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The real gist of irony is to find a situation where a dam brings forth off-springs only to feed them on poison again and again, on and on! This is exactly what the esteemed (or is it perceptibly esteemed?) world body charged with programs on food, their security, statistics, distribution etc doing. Oh, Yes, it […]

Somaliland

Vacancy: National Programme Officer

UN World Food Programme – Somalia JOB ADVERTISEMENT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. VA 045/2012     Post Title:            National Programme Officer                                       Post Grade:        NOB Duty Station:      Hargeisa                                                                               Date of issue:   10.09.2012 Contract type:   Fixed Term                                                                         Closing Date:      23.09.2012 Position No.       22057875   Organizational background The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance […]

Africa

UN welcomes progress in Somalia

Special Representative Augustine Mahiga (UN Photo/Stuart Price)

NEW YORK — The top U.N. official for Somalia said Friday he welcomed the acceptance of a stabilization decree signed by the country’s president. Augustine Mahiga, the U.N. secretary-general’s special representative and head of the U.N. Political Office for Somalia, praised the National Security and Stabilization Plan as participatory, led and owned by Somalis, in […]

Africa

Somalia set to open first embassy in South Africa

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MOGADISHU — Somalia is set to strengthen and reinvigorate its public diplomacy and trade relations with the Republic of South Africa, announcing plans to open an Embassy in Pretoria. This was revealed during a meeting held in Cape Town this weekend by the Somali community in the rainbow nation. They stressed the urgent need to […]

Africa

Ahlu Sunna voices its opposition to Istanbul Conference

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PM Raila Odinga meets Somalia president Sheikh Sharif Ahmed in Istanbul/PMPS NAIROBI — A Somalia paramilitary group fighting Al-Shabaab alongside the Transitional Federal Government has dismissed as a “waste of time” the Somalia conference underway in Istanbul, Turkey. The Head of the Political Section of Ahlu Sunna Waljamaa, Abdisalan Adan Hussein, said key stakeholders including […]

World

SOMALIA: Prime Minister arrives in Istanbul for second conference

Turkey's Ambassador to Somalia, Mr Cemalettin Kani Toru, greets Somalia's Prime Minister in Istanbul, Turkey

Photo: Turkey’s Ambassador to Somalia, Mr Cemalettin Kani Toru, greets Somali delegation in Istanbul (Garad Salad Hersi/HOL) DUBAI — Somalia’s Prime Minister Abdulweli Mohamed Ali has arrived in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Monday afternoon for a two-day multi-faceted summit on Somalia’s future development. Mr. Ali was leading a high level delegation including the […]

Somaliland

Seychelles And Somaliland Taking Steps Towards Prisoner Transfers

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London-Seychelles President James Michel and President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo of the Republic of Somaliland have discussed, in a meeting in London today, the transfer of convicted Somali pirates currently in prison in Seychelles, to Somaliland to serve their sentences. The meeting was attended by the British Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham, Seychelles Minister Home Affairs, […]

Opinions

Somaliland: Presenting a noble case

The following piece is part of our continuous coverage on the upcoming conference on Somalia in the British capital. Our policy of encouraging free and open discussion of the issues or presentations of all facts and opinions is always open to all regardless of view/political affiliation or beliefs. OPINION | JANUARY 26, 2012 By Yusuf […]

Opinions

What if Somaliland does unify with Somalia

The following piece is part of our continuous coverage on the upcoming conference on Somalia in the British capital. Our policy of encouraging free and open discussion of the issues or presentations of all facts and opinions is always open to all regardless of view/political affiliation or beliefs. OPINION | JANUARY 26, 2012 By Ali […]