AU boss Mahamat calls for global support for Somalia

African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has underlined the need to redouble international efforts in support of Somalia to allow the administration of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, to overcome the many challenges facing the … Read More

Somalia inaugurates President Mohamed in historic power transition | Le nouveau président somalien Mohamed installé en présence de chefs état africains

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Somalia inaugurated its ninth President in a historic transition last week, setting a new pace for the fledgling government which has been fighting extremists to restore peace and stability in a country affected by years of civil … Read More

Eleven young Somalis freed from human traffickers

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Sudanese police have freed 11 young Somali nationals, comprising eight young women and three boys, from human traffickers in Sudan’s north Kordofan, near the border with Libya. The official Sudan news agency on Tuesday said police at the Jabrat al-Sheikh … Read More

Somalia’s vital remittance pipelines risk being cut, NGOs warn

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Somalia’s vital lifeline of around US$ 1.3 billion in annual remittances, representing 25-45 percent of the country’s GDP, is slowly being choked off in the US, UK and Australia, three international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) … Read More

Kenya: Somali singer and parliamentarian Saado Ali Warsame shot dead in Mogadishu

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Armed attackers shot and killed prominent Somali musician and member of Parliament, Saado Ali Warsame, in Mogadishu, Wednesday, the fourth such incident to target prominent figures this year. Warsame and her driver were shot and killed … Read More

Kenya, Somalia reach pact with UN agency on dignified return of refugees

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Photo: agsodysseys PANA New York, US – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Governments of Kenya and Somalia have signed an agreement laying out the framework by which Somali refugees in Kenya could return to their homeland. … Read More

Hidden Talent: Artists Re-emerge in Somalia’s capital

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Somali artist Affey with his painting ‘Empty Suit’, representing diaspora politicians; Photo: Voice of America Gabe Joselo, Voice of America MOGADISHU — After years working in the shadow of war, Somalia’s artists are stepping back out into public view and … Read More