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Somalia:Minn. man sentenced in Hudson shooting case

A 27-year-old Minneapolis man convicted of 13 felonies connected to a shooting incident outside a Hudson liquor store was sentenced Friday in St. Croix County Court to 40 years in prison followed by 25 years of extended supervision. Ahmed Farah Hirsi was found guilty in a May jury trial of three counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, three counts of ...

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Somalia response to the UK investigation on SOMA

Mogadisho, 2 August 2015 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 April 25th, 2014. This agreement is availabe on ...

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Update: Three More Journalists detained in Central Somalia including female Radio Director

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is outrageous the continued media crack down by the Ahlu sunna Waljama in the central Somalia town of Dhusamarebcondemned following the detention of three more journalists on Saturday and Sunday making the number of journalists in custody to six, while others went into hiding, the latest in a string of violence against the ...

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Pictures: The minister of finance-FG has built a big storey building in Baidoa with the salary of national army forces and the civil servants

The minister of finance of FG, Mr mohamed fargeti is currently building storey building in baidoa with the stolen salary of the somali national forces and civil servant one. On the same note, reports clearly indicate that he had bought a big mansion in Egypt, which is resided by his wife and children. This economic scandal and mismanagement of public ...

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NUSOJ condemns the arrest of Three Journalists in Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb and calls for unconditional release:

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has condemned the aribitrary arrest against three journalists by Ahlu Sunna Waljama in the Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb on Friday night and called for the group to immediately release the journalists and create a friendly and secure environment for journalists where they can operate without fear or reprisals. The journalists; Mohamed Abdi ...

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Somalia: Soma Oil and Gas investigated by Serious Fraud Office

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into the British exploration firm Soma Oil and Gas, which has been searching for oil in Somalia. The SFO did not outline the corruption allegations against the company, whose London headquarters were searched on Wednesday. The United Nations last year called for a moratorium on any new exploration deals in ...

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UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015. “The Security ...

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COMMUNIQUE High-Level Partnership Forum Mogadishu

1. The second Ministerial High-Level Partnership Forum was held in Mogadishu 29-30 July 2015, co-chaired by HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General in Somalia, Nicholas Kay. 2. 32 delegations gathered to review progress in political and security areas, as well as agree on priorities ...

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SPEECH President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, HLPF Mogadishu, July (29-30) 2015

Presidents of Regional Administrations, Mr Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Somalia, Excellences, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen On behalf of the Federal Government of Somalia, it is my great pleasure to welcome you today to Mogadishu for the High Level Partnership Forum. I acknowledge the United Nations in their role as Co-Chair and offer my appreciation for their ...

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Delivery is Somalia’s top priority

HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to Somalia will tomorrow co-host the first-ever Ministerial High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) to be held in Mogadishu, Somalia. The second Ministerial HLPF brings together 30 international delegations and more than 120 participants from all branches of Somali government, ...

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