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Somalia can learn from Nelson Mandela, a symbol of national unity and reconciliation, says DPM/MFA

Her Excellency Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia , today paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, hailing his example of reconciliation, national unity and peace-building as a critical lesson for Somalia. “Today in Paris, accompanied by so many African leaders, we are all in ...

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Somali MP killed in car bomb outside prime minister’s office

(AFP)- Mogadishu — A Somali lawmaker was assassinated Friday when a car bomb blew up his vehicle outside the prime minister’s office in the capital Mogadishu, a fellow MP said. “Feisal Warsame Mohamed was a good MP… the bomb was attached underneath the seat of his car, it exploded and he died,” said Abdi Latif Musa, another member of parliament. The ...

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President sends condolences to the people of South Africa

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud sends condolences to the people of South Africa following the death of H.E Nelson Mandela a true World hero and former South African President. ” Nelson Mandela impacted the lives of people in every corner of the world. All of Africa will mourn the loss of a true ...

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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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