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Joint AU- UN mission urges delay in deployment of UN forces in Somalia

The Joint African Union and United Nations Mission has decided that conditions are not yet met for the deployment of a UN peacekeeping operation in Somalia. The decision was announced in Addis Ababa on Tuesday at the 15th meeting of the Military Operations Coordination Committee which is established by the African Union to facilitate the [...]

Nairobi1,july,2015(QJ/SDN)-Kenya and Somalia are seeking an out-of-court settlement over the long-running border dispute linked to lucrative oil and gas reserves in the Indian Ocean.   Foreign Affairs secretary Amina Mohammed told Parliament that Somalia had agreed to pursue arbitration outside the United Nation’s highest court which was preparing to start hearing the suit.   Somalia [...]

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Addis Ababa– According to the Ethiopia foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Somali leaders to solve their own problems without external involvement.The minister was speaking during a meeting with Jubbaland administrator, Ahmed Mohamed Islam in Addis Ababa. The Somali regional delegates from Jubbaland administration who are in Addis Ababa for a security mission to resolve differences with [...]

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A second camel milk processing company is opening in Jigjiga town, where the first was also established. The new brand, called Hurmud, and still in its very early stage, is named after Hurmud Pastoralists Cooperative, whose 56 members are already engaged in supplying camel milk to Jigjiga. The construction of the processing plant will take [...]

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Addis Ababa, 29 June 2015 (WIC) – Somali National Army backed by African Union troops have retaken Leego town from the armed group Al- Shabaab. More than 50 Burundian troops who are part of African Union peacekeeping troops in Somalia are said to have been killed when Al-Shabaab launched a dawn attack on Friday at [...]

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A journalist and longtime prominent member of Minnesota’s Somali community is in danger of being deported from Canada to Somalia, where the terror group al-Shabab has allegedly threatened to kill him. Liban Dirie, also known as Ilyaas Maow, came to Minnesota from Canada in 1998 looking for asylum. He was the founder and publisher of [...]

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United Nations officials have condemned on Friday the attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab militants against an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base. In a statement issued this afternoon by the UN spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the strongest terms the attack, which was perpetrated in the town of Leego. The Secretary-General pays [...]

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On the Implementation of the Agreement between the Government and the Opposition Parties The Guurti Extension decision of the terms of office of all three legislative Houses for 22 months, ushered Somaliland into a situation of constitutional crisis.  To address this crisis situation, the Presidency came under intense pressure from all national and international stakeholders, [...]

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With some outside help, the self-declared independent state of Somaliland is slowly making progress The self-declared independent state of Somaliland, located in the Horn of Africa, is normally off the radar of mainstream media — you mostly hear about this corner of the world when al-Shabaab Islamic militants carry out a bloody terror attack, or [...]

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The dastardly attack on a UAE relief convoy in the Somali capital of Mogadishu illustrates the sheer cowardice of Al Shabab terrorists. The act should be condemned internationally, given the UAE’s status as a country that promotes peaceful and humanitarian policies and its spotless reputation as a respected member of the global community of nations. [...]

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