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Tensions on the rise in Somalia’s government

Tensions on the rise in Somalia’s government

eNCA | 31 October 2014  | Is Somalia’s fledgling government in crisis? The Prime Minister attempted to reshuffle the cabinet, a move he is entitled to by the country’s constitution, but the President immediately overturned his decision. Now some members of government are accusing the president of acting undemocratically. eNCA’s Robyn Kriel ispoke to Prime […]

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Panel discusses Turkey’s state-building experience in Somalia

Daily Sabah | Merve Aydoğan | October  31, 2014 | ANKARA — The Ankara-based think tank organization Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) has organized a panel on Thursday with the participation of Somali Ambassador for Turkey Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman, Turkish Ex-Ambassador of Turkey to Somali Federal Republic (2011-2014) C. Kani Torun […]

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Somali official accuses Foreign Ministry of hijacking diaspora event

Organiser claims politicians prefer to polarise his countrymen rather than work with them The Copenhagen Post | October 30, 2014 | by Catherine Brett  An executive at the Somali Peace and Development organisation has raised concerns about the Foreign Ministry “hijacking” an event organised by the Somali diaspora when the country’s president visits Denmark from […]

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PM Rugunda lauds Canada for antiterrorism support

DAILY Monitor | Uganda | October 31, 2014 | In Summary Uganda and Canada are currently considering a proposal to initiate and establish a Joint Permanent Commission to further enhance cooperation and bilateral relations Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has commended the government of Canada for their support and partnership in fight against terrorism in […]

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PRESS RELEASE | (For Immediate Release) October 30, 2014: The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has learnt with sadness the passing of the Somali Police Commissioner Brigadier General Mohamed Hassan Ismail. The Somali Police Force is one of the institutions that AMISOM works […]

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By Mohamud Uluso – October 30, 2014 The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) are frantically engaged in put-up job for the first Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) Conference on Somalia scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 19-20, 2014. The agenda is to review […]

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Blowing the horn of Africa

You must not mind dives or leaving your comfort zone to eat here I hardly expected to find the best biryani (or perhaps biryani-style dish) I’d ever had at a Somalian restaurant. Times Live | Andrea Burgener | 30 October, 2014 | Little Mogadishu But then again, why not? Somalian cuisine seems almost defined by […]

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Somali leaders’ political feud may cripple government progress

Less than a year ago, growing tensions between Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and former Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon over the ministerial selections for a cabinet reshuffle ended with the Somali parliament voting to unseat the prime minister. SABAHI | By Abdi Moalim in Mogadishu | Fast forward to October 2014, and a similar […]

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We’re not out of the woods yet, says Somali minister

Foreign Minister Dr Abdirahman Duale Beyle says country’s leadership is split between fighting terror groups like Al Shabab on one side and working to build institutions.                              Khaleej Times | by Muaz Shabandri | October 30, 2014 Internal strife and prolonged civil unrest have pushed Somalia to the brink in the past few years. The country’s leadership […]

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Rebuilding Somalia

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Rebuilding Somalia

Can Somalia’s embattled president unite his country against the armed group al-Shabab? ALJAZEERA | October 30,  2014  | In September 2014, we were invited by the president’s office to come and film in Somalia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is heading up the latest in a series of short-lived administrations since the country’s descent into chaos […]

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