Connect with us

Young Somalis migrating over insecurity, unemployment

More Videos

  • Former Yemen president Saleh ‘killed in fresh fighting’ (VIDEO)

  • Francisco Madeira: Somalia to host high-level conference on security (VIDE0)

  • Somalia’s Premier Bank becomes the first to offer letters of credit

  • Two Canadas: My story of generosity and systemic racism | Honourable Ahmed Hussen



Young people in Somalia, meanwhile, face several challenges. Those include al-Shabaab militancy, unemployment, poverty — the list goes on. Many are trying to leave the country because of the security situation. Others, though, are determined to stay — and fight for peace. CGTN’s Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Somali News

Francisco Madeira: Somalia to host high-level conference on security (VIDE0)



Mogadishu, 3 December 2017 – A high-level meeting on security opens in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, tomorrow (December 4), to discuss a comprehensive approach to security in the country, as a follow-up to the London Conference on Somalia, held in May this year.

The African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, is co-convening the conference with the Federal Government of Somalia.

H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo”, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia will officially open the conference, which will be attended by representatives of the Federal Government and federal member states, the AU, UN, European Union and other international partners.

High on the agenda of the conference will be the implementation of the National Security Architecture plan, which is central to achieving sustainable security reform and a transition of primary responsibility of security from AMISOM to Somali security forces.

Also on the agenda will be the financing of the Somali security sector and the next steps on AMISOM’s transition.

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission (SRCC), for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira says the conference will be critical in reviewing progress made so far, in the security and political fronts, in Somalia.

“The success will be measured in terms of what important decisions will be taken to enable AMISOM undertake effective, robust operations against Al Shabaab, to enable AMISOM to be able to be implement the new mandate that was given to it through the security council resolution to allow us to be able to carry out mop up operations against Al-Shabaab, secure main supply, protect population centers, mentor the Somali forces that are available to us, and establish effectively to empower them to be able to take over from us,” Ambassador Madeira said.

Continue Reading


Spotlight shifts to ICC referral and Somalia border case



The spotlight is expected to temporarily swing from politics as the government focuses on two events regarding the International Criminal Court and the country’s maritime border dispute with Somalia at the International Court of Justice.

From Monday, the Assembly of State Parties — the management oversight and legislative agency of the ICC — will be meeting at the UN headquarters in New York for the 16th session, which will end on December 14.

As the session opens, two events will be of focus to Africa and Kenya in particular.


In the provisional work plan of the ASP, cooperation with ICC has been listed as an item for discussion on December 11. It is understood that the referral of Kenya to the ASP by ICC could come up at that point.
In September 2016, trial judges Kuniko Ozaki, Robert Fremr and Geoffrey Henderson found Kenya to have breached the Rome Statute in the case of President Uhuru Kenyatta by failing to produce information requested by Ms Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor.

Failure to reveal Mr Kenyatta’s bank accounts, assets, ownership of companies and financial transactions in the lead-up to the 2007 elections and early 2008 was cited by Ms Bensouda as one of the reasons the crimes against humanity case flopped.

“Noting that the case against Mr Kenyatta has already been terminated and considering the relevance of the materials sought in the prosecutor’s request to current or future investigations, Trial Chamber V considered a referral to the ASP appropriate for the purpose of fostering cooperation more broadly,” the court said.

The subject of cooperation could also be interesting for other African countries, which have in the past accused ICC of targeting their leaders.


Along with cooperation, the ASP will be electing six new judges to replace among others, Kenya’s Joyce Aluoch and Botswana’s Sanji Mmasenono Monageng.

Both would have served their nine-year non-renewable terms on March 10, 2018. Since the positions are rotational, neither Kenya nor Botswana has candidates.

African countries that have candidates are Benin, Ghana, Uganda and Lesotho.

The election of judges will take place on December 5 and 6 while cooperation will be discussed at the plenary on December 11.

Meanwhile, Kenya also has a date with the UN’s principal judicial organ, the ICJ, in the dispute between Nairobi and Somalia.

After ruling on February 2 that it had jurisdiction to adjudicate the dispute between Somalia and Kenya concerning maritime delimitation in the Indian Ocean and that Somalia’s application was admissible, ICJ fixed December 18 as the time-limit for the filing of the counter-memorial of Kenya in the case.

The counter memorial should have at least three parts namely statement of relevant facts, statement of law and submissions, and will be Kenya’s official response to the maritime dispute case filed by Somalia.

“Kenya’s counter-memorial will be filed on or before December 18,” Attorney-General Githu Muigai told the Sunday Nation, adding that the response would be a “bulky document”.

Somalia’s memorial, which is in four volumes, was filed on July 13, 2015. It sought the maritime boundary redrawn to extend diagonally to the south at Kiunga into the sea, and not eastwards as it is.

“The court is asked to determine, on the basis of international law, the complete course of the boundary dividing the maritime areas appertaining to Somalia and to Kenya in the Indian Ocean, including the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles. Somalia also requests the court to determine the precise geographical co-ordinates of the single maritime boundary in the ocean,” Somalia said.

If granted, Somalia’s prayers could also affect Kenya’s sea border with Tanzania.

Continue Reading


Somalia’s Premier Bank becomes the first to offer letters of credit



In Somalia, the government is trying to improve its financial capacity and capabilities. It wants to convince other countries that it’s a safe place to invest. One lender has taken a major step forward in this process. Premier Bank has become the first to offer its clients access to a letter of credit. The crucial document will go a long way to boosting trust between traders and suppliers.

Continue Reading


  • Ethiopia2 days ago

    Ethiopia Plans to Close 27 Refugee Camps

  • Crime2 days ago

    Teenager charged with murder of man in London cafe

  • Business2 days ago

    Somalia’s Premier Bank becomes the first to offer letters of credit

  • Briefing Room1 day ago

    How lethal Al-Shabaab spy was caught

  • KENYA1 day ago

    Kenya elected to International Maritime Organization Council

  • KENYA1 day ago

    Spotlight shifts to ICC referral and Somalia border case

  • Somali News2 days ago

    Somalia lays out work plan for rehabilitation of ex-militants

  • Crime1 day ago

    Father beaten to death with chair as fight breaks out over snooker table in north London cafe