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Plot to kick out Somalia PM derailed by hecklers

Plot to kick out Somalia PM derailed by hecklers

MPs disrupted Somalia Parliament just as the House was scheduled to discuss a motion of no confidence against Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. In Summary The PM warned that his planned ouster would impede development in the country, which has been rocked by civil war for two decades. Mr Ahmed has been at loggerheads […]

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A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

In 2011, drought hit Somalia hard, triggering a famine that ultimately killed some 260,000 people. Now, after a poor rainy season, the Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that the country could be on the brink of another famine. November 26, 2014 | by Amanda Fiegl |To find out more about the current situation in […]

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IDP Evictions: Saido’s story

This story is part of a special series resulting from a Radio Ergo reporting mission investigating the recent evictions of large numbers of IDPs from government buildings and private land in Mogadishu.  Muqdisho 26 Nov, 2014 | By Muhyadin Ahmed Roble | Saido Osman Qasim was heavily pregnant with her sixth child when armed men […]

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Kenya, the East African economic giant has experienced a wave of terror attacks from Al Qaida linked Somali militant group Al Shabaab since it sent its troops to southern Somalia late 2011 to fight the group which has threatened its national security and main economic activity tourism. Every time Al Shabaab claims the responsibility of […]

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November 27, 2014 | By Duncan Miriri DIANI, Kenya Nov 26 (Reuters) – The Somalia Stock Exchange expects seven companies in the telecoms, financial services and transport sectors to list their shares when the bourse is set up in 2015, its founder said. Somalia’s economy is slowly recovering from more than two decades of conflict, […]

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Business trips to dangerous places

Meetings in Mogadishu November 25, 2014 |  by M.R. | MOGADISHU | AROUND the world certain cities have sadly become synonymous with war, brutality and lawlessness. For the business traveller, particularly the Western business traveller, Baghdad surely ranks among the most feared of assignments. Tripoli looks to be going that way soon. Beirut, long considered […]

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Somali leaders’ ongoing dispute, chaos at parliament frustrate citizens

Somali citizens said they are feeling anxious and frustrated about the country’s political progress after the parliament devolved into chaos Monday (November 24th) for the third time in two weeks. SABAHI | By Shukri Mohamed in Mogadishu | November 25, 2014 | A political feud between President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh […]

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FURY OVER PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA ABSENCE

KENYANS reacted with anger yesterday to disclosures that President Uhuru Kenyatta went to watch a Formula One race in the United Arab Emirates on the day 28 Kenyans were massacred in Mandera. The Star | November 26, 2014| BY GIDEON KETER AND JULIUS OTIENO | On Sunday, the Emirates News Agency WAM reported that General […]

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Minneapolis Somali man using cartoons to counter ISIS recruitment

MPRNews | November 24, 2014  | The U.S. Department of Justice this fall selected the Twin Cities as one of three locations that will test out a pilot program aimed to beat back violent extremism. But one local Somali man is taking efforts into his own hands. Mohamed Ahmed said he was frustrated with the lack […]

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To fend off terror recruiting, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger unveils Somali community effort

U.S. attorney to seek funds for programs that lure young Somalis away from radicalism Star Tribune | by: PAUL MCENROE  |  November 24, 2014 | In an effort to parry terrorist recruitment of Twin Cities Somali youth, the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota said Monday that he will lobby White House officials to create jobs and […]

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