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Yemen crisis: Houthi rebels ‘driven from key al-Anad airbase’

Pro-government forces in Yemen have retaken the country’s largest airbase in a battle with Houthi rebels, a spokesman for the forces told the BBC. Heavy casualties have been reported at al-Anad airbase, north of Aden, after intense fighting there in recent days. It comes after pro-government forces, backed by air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition, retook Aden in July. The ...

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Somalia: AMB. FADUMA INSANIA,SOMALIA’S NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO UN OFFICE AT GENEVA, PRESENTED HER CREDENTIALS TO MICHAEL MØLLER

Geneva,Switzerland (UNOG + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Faduma Abdullahi Mohamud (Insania), the new Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to her Geneva posting, Ms. Abdullahi Mohamud worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of Somalia since 2013, contributing to ...

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Somalia: UN-backed international forum delivers roadmap for Somalia’s future

3 August 2015 – The United Nations and its partners have welcomed the significant commitments made at a recent high-level forum in Somalia that will be critical to the future of the Horn of Africa nation, including the holding of inclusive elections. “We commend the commitments made at the High-Level Partnership Forum to deliver a transparent and inclusive electoral process ...

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Somalia Offers U.K. ‘Full Cooperation’ in Soma Graft Probe

Somalia’s government offered to cooperate in an investigation by the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office into Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Ltd., the Horn of Africa nation’s Petroleum Ministry said. The SFO said on Friday it’s probing the London-based company, along with Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd., Soma Management Ltd. and other in “relation to allegations of corruption in Somalia.” ...

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CECAFA PRESS RELEASE, DAR ES SALAAM, MONDAY

The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) takes this opportunity to thank all the stakeholders who supported the council to ensure the successful conclusion of the 2015 Kagame Cup. CECAFA at the same time takes this opportunity to congratulate Azam FC of Tanzania for lifting the crown on Sunday after beating Kenya’s Gor Mahia in the final. ...

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Somalia response to the UK investigation on SOMA‏

Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources Press Release  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mogadisho: The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources acknowledges the investigation launched by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited (SOMA) and offers its full cooperation, should it be requested. The Ministry further acknowledges the capacity building support agreement with SOMA signed on ...

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Somalia region leader ‘with 9 lives like a cat’

On the day US President Barack Obama was addressing Kenyans at Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium Indoor Arena to mark the end of a historic visit to his father’s homeland, Somali government official Ali Khalif Galaydh was in Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu. Suddenly, the peace and quiet of the hotel near the airport that is popular with foreign diplomats, Somali government ...

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Somalia:Turkistan Islamic Party thanks Shabaab for damaging Chinese embassy in Somalia

The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), an al Qaeda-affiliated group, recently sent a message to Shabaab, al Qaeda’s official branch in Somalia, thanking them for damaging the Chinese embassy in Somalia. The Chinese embassy was damaged in the July 26 attack on the Jazeera hotel in the capital of Mogadishu. At least one Chinese embassy worker was killed in the attack ...

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Somalia: Body of killed Chinese national arrives in Shandong

The body of a Chinese security guard that was killed in a blast at the Chinese embassy in Somalia last Sunday, has arrived back in China. 29-year-old Zhang Nan’s body was sent back to his hometown in east China’s Shangdong province on Saturday night. He suffered severe injuries after Sunday’s attack and later died in hospital due to massive blood ...

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Somalia:UAE Sent To Somalia A ship carrying more humanitarian food supplies.

A ship carrying 450 tonnes of humanitarian food supplies has arrived at the north-eastern port of Bosaso in Somalia. The shipment is part of the UAE’s efforts to help alleviate the suffering of the Somali people. The shipment included 11 varieties of basic food supplies. At least two regions in Somalia are suffering from famine, and 11.3 million people in ...

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