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Puntland Intelligence Forces Seize Central Bank And Ministry Of Finance

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Puntland Intelligence forces (PIA) have gone on strike on Sunday, seizing Central Bank and Ministry of Finance buildings in Garowe city, regional capital of Puntland, Garowe Online reports. PIA soldiers in Garowe along with Galkayo-based units have seized control of Central Bank and Ministry of Finance buildings, in protest over unpaid salaries and lack […]

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Top Federal Government Leadership Seeking Parliamentary Positions

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The country’s outgoing leadership has joined the ranks of those hopeful to be selected/elected as parliamentarians in the upcoming Somalia elections. Sources indicate President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has not travelled to the UN General Assembly meeting, instead he stayed put in Mogadishu in an effort to land an MP seat from Banadir region. Prime […]

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Somalia misses poll deadline amid confusion on way forward

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia’s electoral team failed to meet the Sept. 24 deadline for the start of the elections of members of the Lower House, raising concerns the delay could affect the election of the president slated for Oct. 30. By Saturday, the day polling stations were set to open in the regional capitals, the Federal Indirect […]

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Over Ten Killed In Allied Forces Clash With Al-Shabaab

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen At least ten combatants from both sides have been killed in fighting between Southwest state forces and Al-Shabaab fighters at Idale village, a few kilometres from Baidoa town, in the southern Somalia.The fighting flared up after Southwest forces attacked the village manned by Al-Shabaab fighters. A police officer in Baidoa who asked for anonymity […]

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Our development agenda is premised on SDGs-Somali FM

By   /  September 25, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia has developed an inclusive, people-oriented and implementable national development plan which will serve as a blueprint for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the time frame, Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdusalam Hadliyeh has said. Earlier this year, Somali government  launched 2030 development agenda-SDGs with giving priority to the goals such as goal one of poverty elimination […]

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Somalia wins first round maritime case against Kenya

By   /  September 25, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Dahir put up a spirited case at the International Court of Justice against Kenya’s attempts to discredit a border row case it has petitioned the court to resolve. Kenya’s Attorney General Githu Muigai slammed Somalis as ‘ingrates’, accusing them of reneging on a 2009 MoU to resolve the border row […]

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Ethiopia – Djibouti railway line to open next month

By   /  September 25, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A new railway line connecting Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to the port city of Djibouti is set to be officially inaugurated next month. A government-organized media tour Saturday touted the flagship project, mostly funded by China, and set to officially open in October. The railway line, stretching more than 600 kilometers (373 miles) from […]

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UN SRSG meets with Somali-Canadians in Ottawa

By   /  September 24, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The Special Representative of the UN Secretary –General for Somalia, Michael Keating met Somali-Canadians at Les Suites Hotel in Ottawa on Thursday. The meeting was to gauge diaspora opinion of UN and Somali government policies. Mr. Keating had been in Canada to meet with senior Canadian government officials about issues pertaining to Somalia. He […]

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Somalia launches campaign to promote women representation in parliament

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has launched a national campaign for women in an effort to achieve a 30 percent quota of seats in both houses of the country’s next federal parliament. Mohamud, who presided over the launch of the “All Women’s Campaign”, said the move will help women shape the destiny of the […]

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Somali Electoral Body Warns Of Cash Crunch Signalling Poll Delays

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Elections for the Lower House scheduled for Saturday may be delayed as the Federal and State poll bodies meet Friday to hammer out the final details of the elections amid concerns of financial deficits. In a statement released on Thursday, the Federal Indirect Elections Implementation Team, FIEIT said it had not finished some tasks […]

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