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Great expectations await Somalia’s new prime minister

Sabahi MOGADISHU — Somali politicians and pundits have welcomed the appointment of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the nation’s next prime minister, calling him a leader with the temperament and experience to move the country forward.Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud … read more »

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UN removes former Somali warlord from sanctions list

AFP United Nations (United States) (AFP) – A former Somali warlord who allied to the Islamist Shebab group but severed links this summer has been removed from a UN sanctions list. Mohamed Said Atom, a powerful arms dealer, was targeted … read more »

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Sierra Leone Peacekeepers to Leave Somalia Mission

AP FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola.Maj. Gen. Samuel Omar … read more »

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Former British citizen, Mahdi Hashi, ‘illegally interrogated’ by US officials in Djibouti

The Bureau A former British citizen detained in Djibouti in 2012 alleges he was threatened with physical and sexual abuse and “strongly encouraged” to cooperate with American interrogators before being rendered to New York, court documents reveal. Mahdi Hashi, who … read more »

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120 Somali refugees head home from Kenya

World Bulletin Some 10,000 Somali refugees living in eastern Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp are expected to be repatriated within six months World Bulletin/News Desk  Some 120 Somali refugees living in Kenya were repatriated back to their native Somalia on Thursday, from … read more »

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6 die of starvation in ‘besieged’ Somali town

World Bulletin At least six people died of starvation over the past week in Somalia’s central Buloburde town as a result of an ongoing siege by Al-Shabaab militant group, the local chief said on Friday. “It is still difficult to … read more »

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President Mohamud arrives Kismayo to attend a farewell ceremony for Siera-leone troops in Jubba regions

The President of the federal government of Somalia Hassan Shiekh Mohamud have arrived the provincial capital of middle Jubba and the center of the Interim Jubba administration Kismayo today. The President along with a delegation have come to Kismayo to … read more »

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AU Special Rep. Welcomes the Appointment of Mr. Omar Abdirashid as Somalia’s PM

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has welcomed the appointment of Mr. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke as Somalia’s new Prime Minister, replacing Mr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. Mr. Sharmarke’s appointment … read more »

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SOMALIA: Attorney General says 19 ministers and three agencies involved rampant corruption

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somalia’s Attorney General has blasted a rampant corruption that engulfed 19 ministries and three government institutions which the offices of the AG and the General Audit started to probe up. Responding to parliamentary queries on Sunday, the country’s … read more »

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Working for peace in Jubbaland

German Embassy German Ambassador to Kenya and Somalia, Andreas Peschke visited Kismayo, the capital of Jubbaland in Southern Somalia. He was part of an EU delegation, together with Ambassadors from the EU, France, Great Britain and Sweden. Also part of … read more »

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Somalia: New national Agency for Refugees & IDPs launched in Somalia

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Federal Government of Somalia through its Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs is pleased to announce the launching of a new national Agency for Refugees and IDPs (ARI). The agency is formed as a national institution that … read more »

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Somalia: Security Council calls for unity amid political crisis

UN News Center The United Nations Security Council announced on wednesday that it has taken note of a recent parliamentary vote of “no confidence” resulting in the political ouster of Somalia’s Prime Minister amid a surge of political instability and … read more »

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UN hails efforts to solve political crisis in Somalia through proper parliamentary channels

XINHUA UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Wednesday welcomed efforts to solve the current political crisis in Somalia “through the proper Parliamentary channels,” saying that the 15-nation UN body will continue its “resolute support for the peace and … read more »

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At least 50 dead in Somalia after drinking from contaminated well

CNN Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) — At least 50 people have died in Somalia after drinking contaminated water from a well in northern Mogadishu, an official in that East African country said Thursday. Osman Mohamed, the deputy commissioner for Somalia’s Yaqshid … read more »

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Somali President expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the former PM and the outgoing administration

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) H.E. the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, acknowledges the Federal Parliament of Somalia’s No Confidence vote in the Prime Minister & his Administration. H.E. the President first thanked the Members of the … read more »

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Somalia: SRSG Kay said, “Somalia now needs unity of political purpose between its institutions and leaders and a significant period of stability

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) notes today’s parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister of the Federal Government, pays tribute to his work for peacebuilding in Somalia and urges the swift establishment of a new … read more »

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Somali Prime Minister Accepts Parliamentary Vote, Calls for Renewed Commitment to Vision 2016 and Somalia’s national agenda

Mogadishu 6th December 2014 — Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has accepted today’s parliamentary vote withdrawing confidence from his administration. “I accept the decision of the House of the People following today’s vote. I wish to reiterate that I remain … read more »

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Somali Parliament Votes out Prime Minister

  Mogadishu (Bartamaha) Somali Members of Parliaments have ousted Prime Minister Abdiweli Shiekh Ahmed after Vote has been taken for the “No Confidence” motion against the Prime Minister and his government. The Parliamentarian’s session Today was discussed the motion against … read more »

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ICC WITHDRAWS CASE AGAINST UHURU KENYATTA (Video)

Daily Nation Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has withdrawn the charges against Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court. “In light of the Trial Chamber’s 3 December 2014 “Decision on Prosecution’s application for a further adjournment”, the Prosecution withdraws the … read more »

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Kenyan pilot missing after crash – army

AFP Nairobi – A Kenyan fighter pilot whose jet crashed in an area controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia is missing, the army said on Friday. Al-Shabaab said they shot down the warplane on Thursday and “destroyed” the … read more »

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