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Be Ware of Quick Fix Federalism, the Shot-Gun Wedding Type

Be Ware of Quick Fix Federalism, the Shot-Gun Wedding Type

As the combined forces of the Somali national Army and AMISOM are taking armed offensives to the last remaining strategic holdouts of Alshabab, a political storm is raging in most regions recently recovered from the grip of Alshabab forces-from the Jubba regions in the southern most area of Somalia, to Bay, Bakool, Lower Shabelle, Middle […]

Two UN Consultants Killed In Somalia

Two UN Consultants Killed In Somalia

Two Europeans working for the United Nations have been shot dead in Somalia’s Puntland region. Multiple sources identify the men as Simon Davies, a British citizen and former Scotland Yard officer, and Clement Gorrissen. France says Gorrissen was a French citizen, while other sources identify him as Canadian. In an interview with VOA Somali Service, […]

Pexco terminates oil exploration project in Somali region

Pexco terminates oil exploration project in Somali region

The Malaysian exploration company, Pexco Explorations (East Africa), recently terminated its oil exploration project that it has been undertaking for the past eight years in the Somali Region of Warder-Geladi and Ferfer localities. The Kuala Lumpur-based company signed a Petroleum Production Sharing Agreement with the Ministry of Mines on October 18, 2005 to prospect for […]

San Diego Somali Leader Honored By FBI For Efforts To Improve Lives

San Diego Somali Leader Honored By FBI For Efforts To Improve Lives

San Diego— In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 4, 2014, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2013 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The San Diego Division’s recipient was Ahmed Idlle, a Somali […]

Injustice in MUQDISHO City

Injustice in  MUQDISHO City

It is early in the morning and the rays of the sun penetrate in our cell at the Godka Jilio and the heat is already being felt even though it is before 7 am. You start sweating as soon as the early morning breeze ends around 5 am and the uncomfortablity continues through out the […]

Somalis Yearn for a Musical Renaissance

Somalis Yearn for a Musical Renaissance

Just before the weekend, a crowd of about 20 people gather around silver-haired Jiim Sheikh Muumin at a sandy white beach on the edge of the Somali capital. Jiim, as everyone refers to him, is a well-known Somali musician and actor and the crowd of mainly young men has gathered to hear him sing. Thirty […]

United Nations to improve management of fisheries in Somalia

United Nations to improve management of fisheries in Somalia

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday that it has launched the first database for Somali fishermen to improve management of fisheries in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. The database which was carried out on an EU Naval Force warship FS Siroco and Puntland authorities, aims to improve livelihoods […]

Kuwait, Somalia discuss ways to boost bilateral relations

Kuwait, Somalia discuss ways to boost bilateral relations

First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met with Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdirahman Duale Beileh on the sidelines of his participation at the in the 25th Arab summit, which concluded here on Wednesday. During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations between the two […]

COSV Financial Mismanagement Forced the Closure of Merka Hospital & COSVMerka Office

COSV Financial Mismanagement Forced the Closure of Merka Hospital & COSVMerka Office

COSV Italian NGO has been operating in Lower Shabelle since 1993. The last three years COSV has been struggling to pay its local staff salary consistently and neglected implementation of important program activities according to Merka Hospital Staff. Our investigation team discovered that COSV receives funding from UNICEF, WHO, World Vision and CHF. End of […]

IIDA and SWA Jointly organized a celebration of IWD 8 March 2014

IIDA and SWA Jointly organized a celebration of IWD 8 March 2014

IIDA, Women’s Development organisation cooperating with Somali Women Agenda (SWA) held an event in Mogadishu to celebrate the International Women’s Day on Saturday. Members from Civil Society Organisations, Wise Women, Youth groups,University students, Journalist, Religious leaders, Traditional Elders and other dignitaries who participated the event were shown their support to Somali women and applauded the […]

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