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Pupils look through a broken window as they ride in their school bus at Hamar boarding school in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, in this file photo taken on 2 April 2012. Reuters/Ismail Taxta

What are the challenges facing President Farmajo as he is inaugurated today?

Somalia: What are the challenges facing President Farmajo as he is inaugurated today? Farmajo pledged to tackle threat of al-Shabaab violence, famine and corruption. (IBTimes) — Elected on 8 February in a landmark vote in Somalia, President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed will be inaugurated today (22 February) in the capital, Mogadishu. Farmajo will be the […]

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HEAVY security as Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in Somalia

HEAVY security as Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in Somalia

– President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to land in Somalia for the inauguration of Mohamed AbdulIahi Farmajo the new president of Somalia – Farmajo won Somalia’s February election defeating 19 candidates – Somalia’s capital is in lock down as leaders from East Africa attend the inauguration (TUKO) — President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to land in […]

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A boy watches sacks of food drop to the ground during a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) airdrop close to Rubkuai village in Unity State, northern South Sudan, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola/File Photo

Famine threatens millions in the Horn of Africa as Washington prepares expanded war in Somalia

Famine threatens millions in the Horn of Africa as Washington prepares expanded war in Somalia By Thomas Gaist (WSWS) — Even as starvation and malnutrition threaten more than 10 million lives in the Horn of Africa countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, the United States and its allies are preparing a massive expansion of military operations […]

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Somalia praised for holding peaceful polls, but Shabaab denounces

Somalia praised for holding peaceful polls, but Shabaab denounces Kenya (The Star) — President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended Somali for successfully holding a peaceful presidential election, saying it is proof the Horn of Africa country is heading in the right direction. Uhuru said the election gave renewed hope to the Somali people and the international […]

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Why We Must Act Now to Address a New Famine in Somalia

(Newsweek) — The election last week of a new president in Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed—known as Farmajo—came at the same time the country was in the news for being one of the seven affected by U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. President Mohamed immediately promised a “new beginning” for his country. He undoubtedly faces monumental […]

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Blue skies over Somalia after election of a new president

The election of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia’s president has inspired optimism for the future of Somalia. By Abukar Arman Abukar Arman is a Somali political analyst, writer and former diplomat. (Aljazeera) — The stage seemed set for a ceremonial rubber-stamping of the status quo. Some of the new parliamentarians, many of who came through […]

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Somaliland Approves Naval, Air Base Deal with UAE

WASHINGTON (VOA News) — The parliament of the break-away republic of Somaliland has overwhelming approved a deal to allow the United Arab Emirates to establish an air and naval base in the port town of Berbera. Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo presented the motion on Sunday to a joint session by both houses of the parliament, […]

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Ethiopian spy is the most hated person in Somalia

Ethiopian spy is the most hated person in Somalia By Dahir Alasow Somalia (Waagacusub) – Somali elected president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” was requested by many people and political groups to declare Ethiopian secret service official Hailu Gabre persona non grata for intermingling in the internal affairs of Somalia and masterminding renewed hostilities. “The spy, […]

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Why does Somalia matter?

It was an unusual presidential election, with 22 candidates and no polling stations. MPs voted but not everyone else because of the threat of attack. The election was marred by accusations of bribery and political infighting among the clans of Somalia, all 135 of them. So will the new president be able to lead Somalis […]

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ONLF Congratulates President Elect, H. E. Mohamed, of Somalia

ONLF Press Release: ONLF Congratulates President Elect, H. E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, of Somalia Dear H. E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President elect of Somalia Mr. President Elect: Please accept my warm congratulations on your victory and my best wishes for your success and the Somali as you prepare to take up the responsibilities and challenges of […]

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Somali soldiers prepare to secure the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Tuesday, on the eve of presidential elections.

US dual National Wins Historic Presidential Election in Somalia

Election in Somalia: Major defeat for TPLF as the incumbent candidate it baked with money and guns have lost to the opposition (The Guardian) — Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed promises ‘new beginning’ for beleaguered country Celebrations have erupted on the streets of Somalia after parliamentarians elected a new president, with crowds chanting songs and […]

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Minnesota Somali nonprofit declines $500,000 federal grant

Minnesota Somali nonprofit declines $500,000 federal grant (MPR News) — A prominent nonprofit serving Somali-American youth has refused a $500,000 grant from the federal Department of Homeland Security in light of President Trump’s refugee and travel restrictions. Ka Joog was one of two Minnesota groups that had received funding in the latest round of the […]

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“General Gabre” the most corrupt Ethiopian officer in Somalia

Ethiopian military and political backing for sale by a corrupt officer called “Gabre” (Kichuu.com )- The most Ethiopian corrupt military officer who is called Haile Gabre known by Somalis as General Gabre becoming extremely wealthy from the huge sums of money that he is getting from opportunistic Somali politicians who want to buy the sympathy […]

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Ethiopian Liyu Police invades Wajale town, Somaliland and harrasses civilians

Ethiopian Liyu Police invades Wajale town, Somaliland and harrasses civilians

Liyu Police Member wounded during clashes with Somaliland police January 29, 2017, Wajale (Somaliland informer) – Somaliland Police have captured the member of paramilitary police known as the Liyu Police after a clear violation to the border between Somaliland and Ethiopia. The liyu police were robbing innocent civilians after Somaliland police acted and intervened without […]

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Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops

Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops

Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops (Garsoor) – Somalia’s al-Shabab group says its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when they attacked a remote military base in the country’s south, while Kenya’s army dismissed the report and said “scores” of fighters were killed. A spokesman for the armed group, which often launches […]

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Ethiopia interferes in the 2017 Somali Election: A Call for Somali Action

(Horseed Media) –On the 10th anniversary of its attempted invasion and occupation of Somalia in 2006, Ethiopia has moved to directly and openly dictate who should be elected the next President of Somalia. The Centre for Dialogue, Research, and Cooperation (CDRC), an Ethiopia-based organisation, published what it called an analysis of the political and security […]

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United States Deports 90 Back Home to Somalia – VOA News

United States Deports 90 Back Home to Somalia – VOA News (VOA News) — Ninety Somali immigrants who either ran afoul of U.S. law or had their asylum applications rejected have been deported to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said Wednesday. Somalia’s ambassador to the United States, Ahmed Isse Awad, told VOA Somali […]

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Ethiopia’s Electioneering in Somalia: Ethiopia is desperately trying to..

Ethiopia’s Electioneering in Somalia: Ethiopia is desperately trying to By: Abukar Mohamed (kichuu) — Let’s start with the basic facts: Ethiopia is desperately trying to get Hassan Sheikh Mohamud re-elected as a president of Somalia. The evidence of this effort was encapsulated in a recent report by a think-tank affiliated with Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry and […]

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