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Ebola outbreak: British Red Cross sends more support to West Africa as death toll reaches 140

The British Red Cross has deployed a second member of staff to Liberia in response to the Ebola outbreak as over 2 million people are warned, by text message, of the dangers of the disease.   Already, the Red Cross has launched emergency operations in six West African countries in response to the outbreak. Red [...]

Mogadishu, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 — The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, accompanied by the Minister of Air and Land Transport and his deputy, the Minister of Finance, the Turkish Ambassador and the General Manager of Aden Adde International Airport, laid the foundation stone for the building [...]

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CAMPAIGN GROUP Operation Black Vote (OBV) has launched a Civic Leadership Programme in Tower Hamlets, east London, to nurture future Somali leaders. The aim of the project is to address the deficit of Somalis in civic and public life. OBV will select up to 50 individuals of Somali heritage aged 18 years upwards who live [...]

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Muqdisho 23.April 2014 (SDN)- His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, today closed the National Security Conference held in Mogadishu, telling attendees that “local communities and the security forces must have a close relationship – we are one people with one enemy”. The National Security Conference organised by the Ministry of National Security brought together [...]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top United Nations envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that the U.N. and other foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked.U.N. Special Representative Nicholas Kay said attacks that cause “significant losses” would likely force international officials to leave or, at least, pare down [...]

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Mogadishu — After a closed session on Sunday (April 20th) attended by the speaker of the Somali parliament, his two deputies, the 15 parliamentary committee chairs and ministry officials, lawmakers said they were still unsatisfied with Ministry of Finance’s budgetary accounting. The details about last year’s expenditures remain “unclear” and other requested changes to this [...]

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Cabinet, chaired by His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, today discussed the importance of establishing local regional administrations across Somalia. Ministers discussed the process and plans for establishing regional administrations and how this must be achieved in accordance with the Somali Constitution. Addressing Cabinet, H.E Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed stressed that priority must [...]

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His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Member of Parliament Abdiaziiz Isaak Mursal, Secretary of Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee. The horrific and deplorable killings of two members of parliament have shocked the nation. Sending his condolences Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, said: [...]

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Mogadishu, 23 April 2014. His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, to Somalia and said, “Burundi’s participation in the AMISOM mission has made a massive contribution to the improving security situation in Somalia.” During his time in Somalia, President Nkurunziza will also meet with the AMISOM Force Commander, Burundian [...]

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Kenya Police have recently begun terror crackdown in Nairobi’s Eastleigh State – dubbed as little Mogadishu, after series of explosions that killed several people in the neighborhood. Eastleigh, which is located east of the Central Business District, nicknamed Somalia’s capital due to its large Somali inhabitants. The neighborhood is the home of a large number [...]

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