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Somalia banks on economic recovery to stabilise Somalia and defeat terrorists, says Foreign Minister

Accelerating commercial and economic recovery will spell the final defeat of terrorists in Somalia, Her Excellency Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, said in Paris today. Speaking ahead of the two-day Élysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa hosted by the French President François Hollande, the Foreign Minister invited foreign groups to invest in Somalia. ...

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After Prime Minister’s Ouster, Somalia Political Divisions Persist

Somali MPs raise their hands during session to impeach Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Dec. 2, 2013. On Monday, Somali lawmakers voted Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon out of office following weeks of disagreement with the president over a planned cabinet reshuffle. However, the change of prime minister won’t necessarily end Somalia’s political wrangles. As the Somali ...

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UN Special Representative for Somalia on the departure of Somalia’s Prime Minister

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay paid tribute today to Somalia’s outgoing Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid, and noted the responsible role played by the Federal Parliament and the Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari in handling the “no confidence” motion. “It was important this unprecedented piece of parliamentary business was managed in accordance with the provisional constitution ...

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Somali FA endorses regional football committee election

Somali Football federation has fully lauded for the outcome of the recent election of Lower Jubba regional football committee, which the Somali Football federation termed as a ‘free and fair’ election whilst endorsing the chairman elected and his committee, according to a press statement issued at the SFF headquarters here in Mogadishu on Sunday.   During its monthly meeting on Sunday the SFF ...

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Somalia: UN envoy appeals for calm following clashes in northern region

“Deeply concerned” by the recent outbreak of violence in Somalia’s northern Sool region, the top United Nations official in the country called today for calm and urged all parties to resolve political issues through dialogue and reconciliation. “Violence cannot and will not resolve political issues. All those with a stake in the area must show calm and pursue reconciliation,” said ...

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AMISOM and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia closed the first Somalia specific United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Course‏

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) together with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Somalia and with the support of the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA) hosted the first Somalia specific United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Course from 24 to 29 November 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. The course aiming to ...

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Somalia reinstates full diplomatic relations with Nigeria

His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed His Excellency Akin Oyateru, the Nigerian Ambassador to Somalia, to Villa Somalia. Accompanied by Her Excellency Fawzia Yusuf Adam, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, His Excellency Minister A. F. Okoh from Nigeria, and senior Nigerian AMISOM police commanders, the Ambassador pledged his country’s commitment to supporting ongoing efforts to stabilize Somalia. ...

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Djibouti hosts FIFA Futuro III course for Franco-African nations

Some 45 technical and physical referee instructors from 12 French-speaking African countries are taking part in FIFA Futuro III instructor referee courses which launched in the horn of African country of Djibouti As part of its global refereeing development programs, the courses were organized by the world football governing body FIFA in collaboration with hosts, the Djibouti Football Federation (FDF) ...

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Iran’s Rouhani addresses UN General Assembly (27th September, 2013)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nation’s General Assembly on Tuesday, calling for “constructive engagement” with countries including the USA. He pointed out that Iran, “does not seek to increase tensions with the United States”. He added he wanted to work with other nations, “based on mutual respect and common interest”. The speech is seen by many as a ...

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Scientists find gene that erases memories (25th September, 2013)

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the gene that could help people forget traumatic experiences. They say the research could benefit people with painful memories. Soldiers, crime victims and people who survived natural disasters are some of the people this research could help. Many of these people suffer from very bad stress because of their memories. It ...

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