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Somalia to move Yemen embassy from Sanaa to Aden


10 November 2016 (MCRS) The Somali government has decided to transfer its embassy in Yemen from Sanaa to Aden, which serves as interim capital for the Yemeni government, Yemen’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. According to a government source quoted by Yemen’s official SABA news agency, the move is “meant to support Yemen’s legitimate government — headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansour ... Read More »

EU and FAO engage in supporting Somali coastal communities in the framework of IGAD


10 November 2016 (MCRS) The European Union, the Federal Government of Somalia, the Federal States of Puntland and Galmudug and, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations today jointly launched a new project promoting economic opportunities for young people living in coastal communities in north-eastern and central areas of Somalia. Creating long-term jobs for youth in fishing ... Read More »

Eastern African states mull migration framework


10 November 2016 (MCRS) Ministers in-charge of immigration in eastern Africa are scheduled to meet in Uganda this week to form a framework that will be used to address migration issues in the region. Technocrats from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional body that brings together eight member countries, are already meeting prior to the Wednesday ministerial meeting. IGAD ... Read More »

EU funds stipend payment for 6,800 Somali Police Officers


10 November 2016 (MCRS) As part of the long-standing commitment from the European Union to financially support the Somali security sector, some 6,800 men and women of the Somali Police Force will this week receive a stipend (salary top up).  “We recognise that the provision of a regular and accountable salary payment is the responsibility of the government, however, as ... Read More »

Somali government congratulates Trump on his historic victory


10 November 2016 (MCRS) The Somali government has today sent  a congratulatory message to the US president elect, Donald Trump. Donald Trump has been declared winner in a closely contested US presidential election today. He becomes the 45th American president in a landslide victory in an election which took a sudden turn as many anticipated Hillary Clinton to sweep into the White ... Read More »

Somali president, UN envoy welcome ceasefire between rival states


5 November 2016 (MCRS) Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the UN envoy in Somalia Michael Keating have welcomed a ceasefire reached between forces of the country’s Puntland and Galmudug states. The rival forces clashed in the central city of Galkayo last month, killing more than 20 people, including civilians, and forcing displacement over 80,000. In a statement received in Mogadishu on ... Read More »

Russia says U.N. South Sudan mission ‘in ruins’ after firing

A U.N. truck drives past displaced South Sudanese families resting in a camp for internally displaced people in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Tomping, Juba, South Sudan, July 11, 2016. Beatrice Mategwa/United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)/Handout via

Russia on Thursday criticized U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon’s decision to fire a Kenyan peacekeeping commander in South Sudan as premature, saying the mission there was now “in ruins” after Kenya vowed to withdraw all its troops in response to the move. Ban dismissed Lieutenant General Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki after a U.N.INQUIRYinto the response by peacekeepers to several days of violence ... Read More »

Lower House elections kick off in Puntland today


Delegates are this morning heading to two polling stations in Puntland as elections for the Lower House kick off in the regional state, the first to conduct the exercise. The News correspondent in the administrative capital Garowe where the elections will take place reports security within the election centres has been beefed up with Puntland security agencies manning key entry points. “In ... Read More »

Haruna appointed Somalia National Team head coach


5 November 2016 (MCRS) Ugandan coach Haruna Mawa has been appointed the new head coach of the Somalia National football team. Mawa’s appointment takes immediate effect as he is expected to leave Uganda for Mogadishu. Mawa’s ability to groom young talents is the main reason Somalia considered him for the role. He will be head coach of all Somalia national teams. Mawa formerly of ... Read More »

Arab League welcomes UAE-mediated ceasefire in Somalia


5 November 2016 (MCRS) The Arab League on Friday welcomed a recent agreement between Somalia’s State of Puntland and State of Galmudug to implement a ceasefire that was brokered by the United Arab Emirates, UAE. “The agreement is a positive step towards establishing security and stability in Somalia,” Spokesperson of the Secretary-General of the Arab League Mahmoud Afifi said in a ... Read More »