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Brexit: Theresa May’s deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

16Shares Share Tweet Email Tuesday January 15, 2019 Prime Minister Theresa May addresses Parliament after the vote on May’s Brexit deal, in London. /REUTERS Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected…

Young Saudi woman arrives in Toronto following global Twitter campaign to grant her asylum

Young Saudi woman arrives in Toronto following global Twitter campaign to grant her asylum

By KENYON WALLACEInvestigative ReporterSaturday January 12, 2019 Wearing a “Canada” hoodie and smiling, Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun emerged from the arrivals gate at Pearson Airport Saturday after her long…

Eritrea, Somalia have world’s least powerful passports

Eritrea, Somalia have world’s least powerful passports

Saturday January 12, 2019Daniel Mumbere Eritrea and Somalia are among the least powerful passports globally, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index. Eritrea which has visa-free access to 38 destinations…

Belgium Bans Religious Slaughtering Practices, Drawing Praise and Protest

  By Milan SchreuerSunday January 6, 2019 A slaughterhouse in Brussels in 2017. Belgium will no longer grant religious exemptions to European Union laws that require animals to be rendered…

Somali parliament approves $340m budget for 2019

52Shares Share Tweet Email Monday December 31, 2018 MOGADISHU -Somali Parliament on Sunday endorsed a 340-million-U.S.-dollar budget for 2019 to fund Somali government operations. 175 lawmakers present in the House passed the budget…

2019 forecast: Somalia – small improvements, big challenges

Sunday December 30, 2018 Somalia has a significant year ahead, with subnational elections looming and security and economic woes likely to continue. Ads By Google President of the Puntland region…

Somali Officials Misrepresent IMF Statements and Reports

Somali Officials Misrepresent IMF Statements and Reports

by Mohamud M UlusoFriday, December 28, 2018 Somali Ministry of Finance  and IMF.  Somalia suffers from the disgraceful culture of leaders and politicians invoking deceptively legitimate documents like the Provisional…

Alberta high school student discovers new diamond extraction method

Alberta high school student discovers new diamond extraction method

CTVNews.ca Staff, with a report from CTV Edmonton’s David Ewasuk Friday December 28, 2018 Hamdi Ali is a 17-year-old high school who has discovered a new way to extract diamonds. (CTV…

Ethiopia creates reconciliation council to tackle ethnic violence

Ethiopia creates reconciliation council to tackle ethnic violence

Wednesday December 26, 2018 Ethiopia’s parliament on Tuesday approved the creation of a reconciliation commission as the government seeks to end intercommunal ethnic violence, state-affiliated Fana radio said. Prime Minister…

African Union okays plan to liberate all areas under Al Shabaab

Sunday December 23, 2018 The African Union Peace and Security Council has now approved a new plan of operations in Somalia that will enable peacekeepers to start liberating regions that…

Qatar’s emir offers support for Sudan – Sudan presidency

Sunday December 23, 2018 KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani called Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday to express his support for Sudan after days…

U S is committed to providing more than $900 million in Somalia

  US Mission to Somalia Tuesday December 18, 2018 The United States re-established permanent diplomatic presence in Mogadishu, Somalia on December 2, 2018.  USAID also re-established presence.  To create a better tomorrow…

KQ launches direct flights to Mogadishu, Somalia

KQ launches direct flights to Mogadishu, Somalia

Tuesday December 18, 2018 By KENNEDY KANGETHE NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 18 – National carrier, Kenya Airways has launched daily operations from Nairobi to Mogadishu, Somalia. This comes after previous postponement…

Journalist detained over Facebook post

Journalist detained over Facebook post

Sunday December 16, 2018 Hassan Handule The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today called for the immediate and unconditional release of a journalist arrested in Somaliland after posting…

Ethnic unrest in southern Ethiopia leaves 21 people dead

Sunday December 16, 2018 Ethnic clashes near Moyale town in southern Ethiopia have left 21 people dead, said a state media report on Saturday. Surewe Mohammed, Deputy Head of Communications…

Botched handling of gangster refugee claimant exposes Canada’s screening weaknesses

Friday December 14, 2018 Charles Rusnell · CBC News · Abdullahi Hashi Farah had an extensive criminal record, ties to a violent gang, and a long history of breaching probation.…

Mukhtar Robow spokesman said “Candidate for regional presidency beaten and arrested”

December 13, 2018 South West will be the first of Somalia’s seven semi-autonomous regions to hold presidential elections in the coming months, a critical juncture in a growing power struggle…

Saudi Arabia declares war on America’s muslim congresswomen

Wednesday December 12, 2018 Ever since the midterm election, conservative media in the United States have targeted with special zeal Ilhan Omar, an incoming Somali-American Democratic congresswoman and a devout…

Motion to impeach Somali President Farmajo declared invalid

Tuesday December 11, 2018 The Somali Lower House of Parliament has declared as invalid a motion seeking the impeachment of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. The House Administrative Director, Mr Abdikarim…

Raila a strong voice in Somaliland’s bid for independence

Sunday December 9, 2018 Last Friday’s Somaliland’s Investment Conference in Nairobi may have proceeded unnoticed by many. However, unknown to most Kenyans, the event also served a major political purpose…

John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Leave White House

Sunday December 9, 2018 By Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, would step down by the…

E. African leaders inaugurate Chinese-built dev’t projects in Ethiopia

E. African leaders inaugurate Chinese-built dev’t projects in Ethiopia

Sunday December 9, 2018 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday inaugurated the Chinese-built Jimma Industry Park in Ethiopia’s western…

Blast Kills 2 senior military commanders in Somalia

Blast Kills 2 senior military commanders in Somalia

Mohamed Olad Hassan Thursday December 6, 2018 Two senior Somali military commanders and several soldiers were killed Thursday when a roadside bomb blast hit their vehicle south of Mogadishu. Officials…

Bloody rivalry erupts between al-Shabab, IS group in Somalia

Thursday December 6, 2018 A bloody rivalry has emerged between extremist groups in Somalia as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters allied to the Islamic State group, who have begun…

Somali officials report deadly US-backed raid on al-Shabab

By Abdi Guled Wednesday December 5, 2018 NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali commandos backed by U.S. forces raided two al-Shabab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing…

Kenyan leaders say KDF to stay in Somalia to bring peace and stability

Kenyan leaders say KDF to stay in Somalia to bring peace and stability

Friday November 30, 2018 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday reiterated that troops will keep fighting al-Shabab militants in Somalia until peace and stability is restored to the region. Kenyatta…

Daughters of Al-Shabab

Wednesday November 28, 2018 Youth unemployment has been described as a ticking time bomb in Kenya, a nation where three quarters of the population are younger than 30. Due to…

Somaliland: A colorblind nation and the new regional Kaleidoscope of politics

Somaliland: A colorblind nation and the new regional Kaleidoscope of politics

Monday, November 26, 2018 President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” of Somalia seems to be not interested any longer to pursue the negotiations between Somalia and Somaliland Since the collapse of the…

African Union Peace & Security Council delegation on an assessment mission in Somalia

Monday November 26, 2018 A twenty-seven-member delegation from the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC) arrived in Somalia to assess the political and security situation in the Horn of…

A Controaversial Islamic Leader And His Followers Killed In Galkayo Attack

A Controaversial Islamic Leader And His Followers Killed In Galkayo Attack

November 26, 2018 Al-Shabaab suicide bomber and gunmen on Monday stormed a religious centre in Galkayo town of central Somalia, killing at least 20 people. According to witnesses, the group…

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