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Tough Challenge ahead but Winning is everythin – Somalia’s Yusuf Qaafow

Tough Challenge ahead but Winning is everythin – Somalia’s Yusuf Qaafow

Ahead of Sunday’s tip-off of the 2014 FIBA Africa Zone V Nations Qualifiers, Team Somalia captain, Yusuf Qaafow is already in the country. The flashy point guard attended FUBA’s press briefing this morning in which Team Uganda’s final lists for the Silverbacks and the Gazelles were officially announced. Speaking to the media after the press […]

UN Representative for Somalia visits Baidoa to support state formation process

UN Representative for Somalia visits Baidoa to support state formation process

Baidoa, 8 September 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, today visited Baidoa to support Federal Government and local efforts to establish a new interim administration in south west Somalia comprising the regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle. While in Baidoa, SRSG Kay met with the Speaker of […]

Hassan Sheikh “Godane is Dead: Now is the Chance for the members of al-Shabaab to Embrace Peace”

Hassan Sheikh “Godane is Dead: Now is the Chance for the members of al-Shabaab to Embrace Peace”

Mogadishu, 05 September 2014 – HE Excellency the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud spoke today on the death of the leader of al-Shabaab, Ahmed Godane: “US forces conducted an airstrike against an identified al-Shabaab training camp in southern Somalia on the evening of Monday, 1st September, using manned and unmanned aerial vehicles against identified […]

US targets leader of al-Shabaab with Somalia drone strike

US targets leader of al-Shabaab with Somalia drone strike

WASHINGTON – A U.S. drone targeted the leader of the Al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group in a strike in southern Somalia on Monday, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News. Officially, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby would not confirm that the strike, the results of which are still being assessed, had been successful. “We are […]

President of Somalia, Strongly Condemns Attack on NISA Facility in Mogadishu

President of Somalia, Strongly Condemns Attack on NISA Facility in Mogadishu

01 September 2014 Speaking in Ankara, Turkey, while attending the inauguration of the President of Turkey, HE the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud strongly condemned today’s attack by al Shabaab on the NISA Facility in Mogadishu. “Just before midday today, 31 August 2014, 7 members of al Shabaab attacked the National Intelligence & Security […]

Long time Secretary General elected Somali FA Boss

Long time Secretary General elected Somali FA Boss

Somali Football Federation’s long time secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab has been elected as the new president of the SFF during the 6th election congress held here in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday 31st of August 2014. Mr. Arab and the former SFF president were competing in the presidential election of the country’s football […]

International partners welcome reconciliation progress in Kismayo

International partners welcome reconciliation progress in Kismayo

Mogadishu, 31 August 2014 – The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and European Union (EU) welcomed the agreement by Col Barre Adan Shire (Barre Hiiraale) to participate in a reconciliation process and for his irregular military forces to present themselves for screening and potential integration into the Somali National Army (SNA) with the […]

UN, EU and USA Appeal for All Armed Forces to Withdraw from Saaxdheer, Sool Region.

UN, EU and USA Appeal for All Armed Forces to Withdraw from Saaxdheer, Sool Region.

United States Representative for Somalia James P. McAnulty, UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay and European Union Ambassador Michele Cervone d’Urso express profound concern about the deployment of armed forces and the resultant conflict within Saaxdheer, Sool Region. We call for the immediate withdrawal of forces from Saaxdheer, and the immediate release of all […]

Somalia asks UN court to determine its maritime boundary with Kenya in Indian Ocean

Somalia asks UN court to determine its maritime boundary with Kenya in Indian Ocean

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Somalia has asked the United Nations’ highest court to determine the maritime boundary it shares in the Indian Ocean with east African neighbor Kenya. Somalia filed the case Thursday with the International Court of Justice, contending that both countries recognize its jurisdiction to settle the disputed border. Somalia’s application to […]

Nine killed in fighting between rival regions in north Somalia

Nine killed in fighting between rival regions in north Somalia

At least nine people were killed in fighting on Thursday between rival areas in Somalia’s usually calm Somaliland region, residents said, highlighting the fragility of security improvements anywhere in the Horn of Africa nation. Somaliland forces launched an offensive on a town where people had inaugurated a man they said was president of the newly […]

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