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Somali official accuses Foreign Ministry of hijacking diaspora event

An executive at the Somali Peace and Development organisation has raised concerns about the Foreign Ministry “hijacking” an event organised by the Somali diaspora when the country’s president visits Denmark from November 18-20. “The Foreign Ministry, and especially its African department, prefers to polarise the active Somali diaspora rather than working with them positively as [...]

Somalia Inspector General of Police, General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Ismail has died of a heart attack.Police sources confirmed in Mogadishu on Thursday evening that Ismail collapsed and died soon after complaining of heart complications. He was said to have complained about his heart for months and was planning to go for medical check abroad. The [...]

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon met the president of Somalia, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, under heavy security Oct. 29 in Mogadishu, his first visit to the dangerous capital of the war-torn nation in almost three years. Ban, along with World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim, met Mohamud inside the fortified airport zone, guarded by troops from [...]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat warned Wednesday that the Islamic State group could team up with Islamic militants in Somalia, saying that more should be done to prepare for such a threat. The Islamic State group that now controls large parts of Iraq and Syria — also known [...]

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But then again, why not? Somalian cuisine seems almost defined by its long history of fusion; a combination of Somali trading and the odd occupation. Kismayo restaurant in Mayfair even calls its food “international”. The flavours, ingredients and cooking techniques include Italian, Indian, Persian and more besides. But back to the biryani: the basmati rice [...]

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Mogadishu, 27 October 2014: President of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou, along with senior military officers from the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission [...]

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Dr Ali Issa Abdi is fooling his Associates in the office as well as the international community too long. He is misappropriating the organization’s power and it’s funds in financing Khatumo, an armed rebel in Sool region of Somaliland, that he has established by himself with his co-founder Professor Ali Khalif Galydh, the current leader [...]

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Mogadishu, 25 October 2014 – The Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues: HE the President’s visit to El-Bur and Beledweyn; the Somalia Investment Conference in London; the delivery of food [...]

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister and Chair of the IGAD Council of Ministers, delivered a key note address at the Conference on IGAD Economies and Federalism, co-organized by the Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Dr. Tedros Adhanom; UNECA Deputy Executive Secretary, Dr. Abdalla Hamdock; Ambassador [...]

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NAIROBI/UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Somalia said it was reviewing several oil and gas deals that U.N. investigators say lack transparency and risk hindering development of the country’s energy industry. Energy firms are cautiously eyeing Somalia’s long coastline, an untapped frontier on the east African seaboard that has become an exploration hot spot after [...]

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