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UN keen on supporting Somalia’s 2020 elections-official


26 August 2017 (MCRS) The UN has pledged to support Somalia realize free and fair elections in 2020 in addition to ensuring the successful completion of the Constitutional Review Process. During a meeting with Prime Minister Hassan Khaire and separately with President Mohamed Farmaajo, UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said Somalia had registered significant progress in the ... Read More »

Somalia to Attend Conference On the World Trade Organization


26 August 2017 (MCRS) Kenya is set to host the regional dialogue conference on the World Trade Organization (WTO) from August 28 to August 30 at the Intercontinental hotel. Speaking at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offices in Nairobi, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed says that the meeting has been convened by four African countries that are in the process ... Read More »

Hirshabelle Presidential election will be fair and free says State Justice Minister


26 August 2017 (MCRS) Hirshabelle State Minister for Justice Abdulkadir Osman cited their high hopes for the presidential election to be fair and free and preparations are in process towards this exercise. “As you know we have passed the political deadlock in Hirshabelle state. We now embarking on the presidential election and there is a vacuum of power and constitutionally we ... Read More »

Galmudug president Haaf announces 22 member cabinet


23 August 2017 (MCRS) Galmudug president Ahmed Duale Haaf has appointed a 22 member cabinet with a similar number of deputies. The ministers who have to be approved by the state assembly become the first under the new leader who was elected in May following the resignation of former president Abdikarin Guled. The ministers include former ministers who served in the Guled ... Read More »

Military court hands death penalty to Al-Shabaab militants for murder of activist


23 August 2017 (MCRS) A military court in Mogadishu has sentenced to death two Al-Shabaab adherents found guilty of killing a peace activist November 2016. The first degree military court sitting in Mogadishu Thursday condemned the two to face the firing squad for killing Hilowle Hefor Hussein a delegate from South West state during the 2016 elections. Hussein Ali Hassan Kerow, ... Read More »

Minister calls on world to help UK save lives in drought-hit Somalia


23 August 2017 (MCRS) Britain today appealed to the international community to step up its support for Somalia as the country remains on the brink of famine.  More than 1.4 million children in the east African nation are malnourished and half the country does not have enough food after droughts devastated livestock and crops. After visiting, Rory Stewart, joint minister for ... Read More »

Jubaland President set to attend Korane event


23 August 2017 (MCRS) Jubaland President Ahmed Madobe is among the foreign dignitaries invited for the inauguration of Garissa Governor-elect Ali Korane today. Addressing the press at Garissa Primary School on Saturday, a member of the Assumption of Office and Swearing in Committee, Siyat Osman, said invited guests include top UN officials based in the Dadaab refugee camp, officials from Ethiopia ... Read More »

Egypt’s Sisi assures Somali counterpart of Cairo’s support for Somalia

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21 August 2017 (MCRS) Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed Egypt’s support for Somalia at a meeting with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Sunday in Cairo, a presidential statement read. This is the first time El-Sisi has received his Somali counterpart since he was elected in February 2017. El-Sisi hailed the “distinguished and historical relations between Egypt and Somalia, stressing Egypt’s intention ... Read More »

Turkish volunteers in Africa to help carry out renovation projects


21 August 2017 (MCRS) A group of Turkish volunteers who arrived in Somalia as part of an initiative by the Turkish development agency have started renovating an orphanage and school, reports said Sunday. Consisting of 200 students, the 2017 Africa Experience Sharing Program led by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) will allow volunteers to visit numerous African countries, including ... Read More »