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UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on AMISOM troops in Hiiraan region

UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on AMISOM troops in Hiiraan region

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned an attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area. Armed men and rioters blocked and attacked AMISOM troops yesterday morning while they were on a mission […]

Somali Parliamentarians Receive Training on the Law of the Sea

Somali Parliamentarians Receive Training on the Law of the Sea

The United Nations Somalia Mission (UNSOM) facilitated the first-ever awareness raising seminar for Somali lawmakers to increase their understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) – to which Somalia is a signatory. The seminar was attended by 26 Somali lawmakers from 15 parliamentary committees. The MPs received a two-day […]

UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns Mogadishu bomb attacks

UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns Mogadishu bomb attacks

Mogadishu, 16 October 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned last night’s bomb attack outside a popular restaurant in Mogadishu resulting in the death and injury of many people. “I strongly condemn last night’s cowardly terrorist attack. I am appalled by the complete disregard for the lives […]

International partners welcome agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland

International partners welcome agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland

The United Nations, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia in its capacity as the Chair of the IGAD Council of Ministers, and the European Union (EU) welcomed the agreement signed today between the Federal Government of Somalia and Puntland State of Somalia to resume relations and work together on peace and state-building priorities. “We […]

Prime Minister Abdiweli greets the nation on Eid al-Adha

Prime Minister Abdiweli greets the nation on Eid al-Adha

His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the people of Somalia and all Muslims around world on the OCCASION of Eid al-Adha. In his name and on behalf of the Federal Government of Somalia, H.E. Abdiweli hopes for security, prosperity and further progress for his fellow people […]

Somalia will be united by 2016, President tells UN General Assembly

Somalia will be united by 2016, President tells UN General Assembly

Somalia is at a critical juncture in its efforts to achieve security and stability, the country’s President told the United Nations General Assembly calling for continued support to strengthen Somalia as a security and ideological “firewall.” Addressing the 69th high-level debate of the UN General Assembly, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said that Somalia will […]

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at High-Level Meeting on Somalia

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at High-Level Meeting on Somalia

New York, 24 September 2014 – Thank you for your commitment to Somalia, and thank you for your participation discussing the situation in Somalia. I am glad to see so many partners, including the leaders from Ethiopia, Italy and the United Kingdom who jointly suggested this meeting. I am delighted to welcome my co-chairs, the […]

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 […]

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