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Somali president appoints Hassan Ali Khaire as new PM

Somali president appoints Hassan Ali Khaire as new PM

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed Hassan Ali Khaire as the new prime minister. Khaire, who worked for Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as a regional director, holds a dual Somali-Norwegian citizenship. Endi Nagala soo xiriir dhacdo@gmail.com ama dhacdo@hotmail.com

Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39

Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39

A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president. The car was driven by a suicide bomber, said Ahmed Abdulle Afrax, the mayor of Wadajir district where the bombing happened. “We carried 39 dead bodies […]

Short Bio of the new Somali National Security Advisor

Short Bio of the new Somali National Security Advisor

Hussein Moalim Mohamud Sheikh-Ali is the interim National Security Advisor to President of the Government of Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. Prior to this post, for the more than three years he hold a position as a senior security advisor and the principal counterterrorism advisor to the previous administration. He was also a […]

New Somali President Wants His Country Off Immigration Ban

New Somali President Wants His Country Off Immigration Ban

Somalia’s new president says he will work to have his country removed from the list of nations whose citizens were — and may yet be — barred from entering the United States. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, more commonly known as “Farmajo,” told VOA of his plans in an phone interview late Thursday, a day after his […]

Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo chosen as president

Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo chosen as president

Somalia’s MPs have elected a Somali-US national as the country’s new president in a vote held in an aircraft hangar. Ex-Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed beat President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in two rounds of voting. The vote was held at the heavily guarded airport complex in the capital, Mogadishu, as the rest of the […]

Mortar rounds hit near international airport in Somalia

Mortar rounds hit near international airport in Somalia

Two mortar rounds fired by suspected extremists hit near Mogadishu’s international airport Tuesday night, close to the heavily guarded venue where Somalia’s presidential election will be held on Wednesday, police said. There were no immediate reports of deaths, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. Separately, residents in a town outside Mogadishu said suspected al-Shabab extremists launched an […]

Sharmarke welcomes the decision of the International Court of Justice concerning the Somalia V. Kenya case on Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean

Sharmarke welcomes the decision of the International Court of Justice concerning the Somalia V. Kenya case on Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean

The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar A. A. Sharmarke welcomes the resolution of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the Somalia V. Kenya Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean. “From the onset, we were confident that Somalia would win this case. Today, we celebrate the work of several transitional […]

Two Kenyans, 90 Somalis deported from US under unclear circumstances

Two Kenyans, 90 Somalis deported from US under unclear circumstances

Two Kenyans and 90 Somalis have been deported from the US over unknown reasons. The group arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi and was processed by immigration officials. Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe confirmed that the group arrived in Nairobi and said he did not know why they had been deported. “I don’t have […]

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