Hay'adda dhakhaatiirta aan xudduuda lahayn ee MSF ayaa sheegtay in 25 kun oo qof ay ka carareen magaalo ku taalla waqooyi bari Suudaanta koonfurred oo ay dagaallo ka socdeen seddaxdii maalmood ee la soo dhaafay.
Xaakimka Maxkamadda magaalada San Francisco ee dalka Mareykanka ayaa is hortaagay qorshahii madaxweyne Trump ee ahaa in dhaqaalaha federaalka laga jaro gobolada diida in ay xabsiga u taxabaan muhaajirinrinta aan sharciga lahayn si loo tarxiilo.
This week, as part the UK’s Presidency of the G8, Foreign Ministers will meet to discuss the need to encourage the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to re-engage in Somalia. The G8 countries are some of the largest shareholders in both the World Bank and the IMF. As a result, the UK is using its Presidency […]
Last Thursday, the Federal Government of Somalia, together with the UK, hosted the latest meeting with a number of key international partners in Mogadishu. The location was significant. This was the first time such a meeting had been held in Mogadishu since the Federal Government came to power last year. It was a real demonstration […]
International Women’s Day is a global opportunity to celebrate and promote the rights of women. It is a chance for all of us, men and women, to unite under a single, common aim – gender equality. This is particularly pertinent in Somalia. Everyone in Somalia has suffered from decades of often unrelenting conflict. But Somalia’s […]
In the lead up to International Women’s Day on Friday, we are featuring the stories of women who work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as guest posts across the FCO bloggers’ network. Jane Stevens and Tracey McLelland are a successful job sharing duo who are part of the communications team working on the upcoming […]
A year ago, few predicted that Somalia would see such significant changes; yet 2012 saw some real progress in Somalia – including the end of the Transition; a new Parliament (with a significant number of new MPs); the election of a new, reform-minded Speaker and President and a desire for a different type of politics. […]
Earlier this year, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague MP, announced a new initiative to prevent sexual violence against women. It aims to strengthen international efforts and coordination to prevent and respond to sexual violence, to erode the existing culture of impunity, to increase the number of perpetrators brought to justice and to support stat […]
So the final piece of the post-Transition jigsaw has finally fallen into place. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon’s 10-person Council of Minister is now approved – overwhelmingly – by Parliament and with it, the final act of a two-month process to find Somalia’s new leaders. Put before Parliament last week, their near-unanimous approval of the […] […]
Yesterday, Somalia marked a major milestone in its recent history. After two decades of civil war, and a year after the Roadmap was agreed, the Transitional Period finally concluded with the election by MPs of new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud. This was the first such election inside Somalia for many years and came just weeks after […]
On Monday, Somalia marked a significant milestone in its history. Twenty years after the country fell into conflict, a new Federal Parliament was inaugurated – paving the way to end the Transition in the next few days, and opening the first legislature to be formed inside Somalia since 1991. This is a huge achievement, both for the […]
The following is a guest blog by Fionna Gibb, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Office for Somalia. As Ambassador Matt Baugh is on leave, last Friday I had the pleasure of hosting the British Office for Somalia’s reception in Mogadishu to celebrate the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. As the sun set […]
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Burcad badeed Soomaali ah ayaa inta noloshiisa ka harsan ku qaadan doona xabsi federal oo Mareykanka ku yaalla, sababo la xiriira inuu weerar ku qaaday Markab ay leeyihiin ciidamada badda Mareykanka, sanadii 2010.
Abaalmarinta Richard C. Holbrooke Award ee sanad walbaa lagu siiyo magaalada Washington ee caasimada Mareykanka dadka bulshooyinkooda wax tara, ayaa sanadkaan waxaa la siiyey gudoomiyaha difaacayaasha xuquuqda aadanaha Africa, Xasan Shire Sheekh.
Warbixin ay qortay qeybta ilaalinta rayidka ee hay'adaha gargaarka ee ka hawlaga Soomaaliya ayaa ku eedeenaysa ciidamada Kenya iyo Itoobiya iyo kuwa AMISOM in hawklgalladooda Soomaaliya ay xadgudub ku yihiin mabaadi’da bani'aadannimada.
Filashada qorshaha canshuur dhimista loo sameynayo shirkadaha waa weyn iyo shaqsiyaadka ee madaxweyne Donald Trump ayaa sare u qaaday qiimaha suuqyada saamiyada Mareykanka shalay iyo kuwa qaaradda Asia, xalay.
New climate-change findings mean the Pacific Ocean off California may rise higher, and storms and high tides hit harder, than previously thought, officials said. The state's Ocean Protection Council on Wednesday revised upward its predictions for how much water off California will rise as the climate warms. The forecast helps agencies in the nation […]
President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers, calling it a "bold step forward." Trump, who made improving veterans' care a prominent issue in his presidential campaign, said the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection will make clea […]
United Airlines reached an out-of-court settlement Thursday with a doctor who was dragged off one of its flights after he refused to give up his seat. The airline and Dr. David Dao's lawyers agreed not to disclose the amount of money he will receive. United put out a brief statement saying it reached an “amicable resolution of the unfortunate incident.” […]
U.S. diplomats used a meeting with their Iranian counterparts to press the release of Americans being detained in Iran, the Trump administration said Thursday. It is the first public acknowledgment of direct U.S.-Iranian discussions since President Donald Trump took office. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the talks occurred on the sidelines of a m […]
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make his United Nations debut Friday, chairing a high-level Security Council session on the threat posed by North Korea's quest to build a nuclear bomb. No immediate council action is expected, but Tillerson is expected to push for other members to join the U.S. in ratcheting up the pressure on Pyongyang. The t […]
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The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as secretary of labor, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The vote was 60-38. Once sworn as the nation's 27th secretary of labor, the son of Cuban immigrants will lead an a sprawling agency that enforces more than 180 federal laws covering about 10 mill […]
President Donald Trump is calling Venezuela "a mess" after the country announced it is pulling out of the Organization of American States. "I'm very sad for Venezuela. I'm very sad to see what's happened in Venezuela. Venezuela is a very sad situation," Trump said Thursday during a White House meeting with Argentina's […]
Iraqi militiamen, who drove Islamic State fighters from the ancient city of Hatra this week, found that IS had destroyed relics dating back more than 2,000 years. "The sculptures and engraved images are destroyed, but the walls and towers of the kingdom of Hatra remain standing," said Marwa Rashid, a spokeswoman for Iraq's Popular Mobilization […]
A Singaporean man has been sentenced to 40 months in a U.S. prison for his role in exporting thousands of radio frequency modules from the U.S. to Iran, at least 14 of which were later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices in Iraq. Lim Yong Nam, also known as Steven Lim, 43, pleaded guilty in December of illegally exporting the modules through Si […]
Somalia's ambassador to the U.S., Ahmed Isse Awad, says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has informed his embassy the agency will no longer arrest illegal Somali immigrants in their homes or at their workplaces. However, federal authorities have not confirmed that there has been any shift in policy. Awad said the agency reached the decisio […]
Scores of protesters in Macedonia have broken through a police cordon and entered parliament, attacking some lawmakers, to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government.
Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament late Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. The protesters stormed parliament after the country's opposition Social Democrats and parties represe […]
With U.S. President Donald Trump facing challenges overseas in Syria and North Korea, as well as growing tensions with Russia, the public face of his his administration remains largely unknown, with hundreds of top U.S. diplomatic positions still unfilled. So far, only two new U.S. ambassadors have been confirmed — to Israel and the United Nations. More than […]
Ghana's finance minister says investors were optimistic in meetings with senior government officials who accompanied Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to the World Bank spring meetings in Washington. In an interview with VOA, Ken Ofori-Atta said investors detected a new energy, and a sense of hope in a team that is focused on getting Ghana out of its curr […]
The site where a U.S. Air Force plane dropped "the mother of all bombs" against Islamic State in Afghanistan is a field of rubble. Villagers were told to leave the area before the bomb dropped on April 13, killing at least 95 Islamic State fighters. VOA's Jalal Mirzad reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump's tougher stance on immigration enforcement has led to an increase in non-criminal arrests, but not an unprecedented one. Trump's January 25 executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” changed the rules governing immigration by opening the door to arrest immigrants whose only crime was […]
No bones? No problem! Scientists say they've figured out a way to extract tiny traces of ancient human DNA from dirt in caves that lack skeletal remains. The technique could be valuable for reconstructing human evolutionary history, according to the study published Thursday in the journal Science. That's because fossilized bones, currently the main […]
A bipartisan panel of experts on Egypt-U.S. relations is urging Congress to rethink its annual $1.5 billion aid package to Cairo as the country fails to improve its human rights record. The experts argued Egypt, under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, is a military-run state, with no respect for human rights and rampant with government-sponsored anti-American […]
Tensions between Russia and the West over security in Europe, the Middle East and Asia have surfaced at an annual defense conference in Moscow. Major flashpoints include the situation in Syria and NATO expansion. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave a stark warning about the expanding threat of terrorism and conflict across the globe at the opening We […]
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SOMALIA FAMINE RESPONSE TOO SLOW, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DIED NEEDLESSLY: REPORT
Irish TimesSomalia facing 'unimaginable' hunger crisis – Irish aid workerIrish TimesA veteran Irish aid worker has described hunger conditions in Somalia as being the most devastating she has seen and worse than during the country's 2011-2012 famine that killed 260,000 people. Two weeks after her return from the area around the East ...'S […]
AllAfrica.comSomalia Signs Agreement With Turkey in AnkaraAllAfrica.comMohamed Abdullahi Farmajo listens keenly as members of the Presidential Elections Committee count ballots cast during the presidential election at the Mogadishu Airport hangar on February 8, 2017. Farmajo was declared the president of Somalia after ...Relations with Somalia constitutes on […]
ReliefWebSomalia: Shelter Cluster Factsheet, March 2017ReliefWebRestricted humanitarian accessibility continues to affect the provision of assistance to affected people in some parts of south and central Somalia. Decreasing funding of shelter activities has exceptionally affected the capacity of cluster partners ...
The GuardianAnti-terrorism laws have 'chilling effect' on vital aid deliveries to ...The GuardianFear of prosecution under UK and US counter-terror laws hinders those trying to provide humanitarian assistance in areas held by Islamic militants.Somalia executes four it says were al-Shabaab fighters behind 2016 attackEyewitness NewsSomalia reports 57 […]
Geeska AfrikaSomalia: Communique on the National Consultative ForumGeeska AfrikaThe national and regional level leaders of the Federal Government of Somalia held a National Consultative Forum in Mogadishu from the 15-16 of April 2017. The forum was presided over by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Mohamed ...
gulfnews.comSomalia's pirates are back in businessgulfnews.comThree more murky maritime incidents off the coast of Somalia's Galmudug state, where suspected illegal fishing vessels paid “fines” that may in fact have been ransoms, suggest that piracy has rebounded on a scale even larger than previously reported.Lawmakers To Fight US Foreign Aid Cuts […]
Slow foodSlow Food in Somalia: An expanding network of gardensSlow foodSomalia is famous for all the wrong reasons: it's been called the most failed state in the world, and over a million Somalis have left the country over three decades of civil war. And yet, despite these incredibly difficult conditions, the values of ...
Geeska AfrikaDjibouti: US General Confirmed that Additional Troops in Somalia are Logistics PurposeGeeska AfrikaDjibouti (HAN) 27 April, 2017 – Public Diplomacy & Regional Stability, By. Samuel Getachew (The Reporter). A couple of weeks ago, the Donald Trump administration announced that it has changed combat rules in Somalia; however, General Thomas D. […]
New York TimesPentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off SomaliaNew York TimesThe coastline in Eyl, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of Somalia. Defense Department officials warned that Somali pirates are returning to waters off East Africa after five years of calm. Some attacks are believed to have been carried out by ...Piracy back on the […]
Somalia envoy urges protection of businessmen in S. SudanSudan TribuneApril 26, 2017 (JUBA) - The Somalia ambassador to South Sudan, Hussein Hajji Ahmed Mohamoud has urged the South Sudanese government to protection the Somalia businessmen in the war-torn, amid heavy deployment of troops in various parts of the ...altro »
Dr Peter Boylan condemns plan to transfer ownership to Sisters of Charity, which ran some of Ireland’s notorious ‘Magdalene laundries’ One of Ireland’s most respected obstetricians has resigned from the board of a maternity hospital over plans to transfer its ownership to a religious order that ran institutions where women were enslaved and children abused f […]
Speaking at tense event at Soas attended by pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protesters, Mark Regev says wider Arab world must be involved in talksIsrael is pressing for a fresh Middle East peace initiative involving Arab states, Mark Regev, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, told a meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London as pro-Palestinia […]
Demonstrators break into assembly after election of speaker despite months-long deadlock in talks to form new governmentAround 200 demonstrators, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia’s parliament, attacking MPs in protest at the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. The […]
Exclusive: Two Britons and one US citizen are among dozens who have surrendered or been caught at Turkish borderLarge numbers of foreign fighters and sympathisers are abandoning Islamic State and trying to enter Turkey, with at least two British nationals and a US citizen joining an exodus that is depleting the ranks of the terror group.Stefan Aristidou, fro […]
Martin Chulov in Istanbul, Jamie Grierson in London and Jon Swaine in New York
Russia accuses French presidential candidate of discrimination after spokesman confirmed Sputnik news agency and RT TV channel were denied accessRussia has accused French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team of discriminating against its media on Thursday, saying it had trampled on the freedom of the press by banning Russian news outlets fr […]
Democrats accuse White House of covering up for former Trump adviserPentagon investigating Flynn for apparently undisclosed paid speechesDonald Trump’s former national security adviser is under formal investigation by the Pentagon for his apparently undisclosed paid speaking engagements in Russia, it emerged on Thursday.Retired army lieutenant general Mike F […]
Spencer Ackerman in New York and David Smith in Washington
US carrier announces shakeup of booking policy after outrage over forcible removal of passengerUnited Airlines will offer passengers up to $10,000 (£7,700) for giving up their seats on overbooked flights, as part of efforts to repair the damage to its reputation after widespread condemnation over the forcible removal of a passenger.An inquiry was launched af […]
Judge says unauthorised biography ‘deeply violates’ retired politician’s personal rights and sullies his reputationHelmut Kohl has been awarded a €1m (£842,875) in damages over an unauthorised biography that a judge said had “deeply violated” the former German chancellor’s personal rights.Judges in the western city of Cologne ordered the book’s two authors a […]
Reconnaissance vessel damaged in crash with Togo-flagged boat near Turkish coast, prompting evacuation of 78 crew members A Russian naval reconnaissance warship has collided with a Togo-flagged boat near Turkey’s Black Sea coast, prompting an evacuation. There were no reports of casualties on either ship, but the Russian boat sank.A Turkish coastal safety of […]
Stefan Aristidou, who fled Syria after quest for life under sharia law, told media of efforts to escape Isis ‘camp of repentance’A Briton who has been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of terror offences after fleeing Syria previously spoke to reporters about his attempt to escape the clutches of Islamic State, it has emerged. Related: Isis faces exodus of for […]
Plan would slash taxes for small and big businesses, including Trump’s, eliminate inheritance taxes, and would be largest overhaul since Reagan eraThe Trump administration unveiled what it called the biggest tax cuts “in history” on Wednesday, in a move that will simplify the US tax system, slash taxes for businesses large and small – including Trump’s own – […]
Dominic Rushe in New York and Ben Jacobs and Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington
Presidential frontrunner was meeting with striking factory workers but far-right candidate rushed to her heartlands to try to show up rivalThe French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was met with boos and jeers at a factory picket line in northern France after he was upstaged by a surprise appearance by his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.The politica […]
‘Liquid biopsy’ diagnosed cancer recurrence up to a year before CT scans are able to in major lung cancer trial, and could buy crucial time for doctorsA revolutionary blood test has been shown to diagnose the recurrence of cancer up to a year in advance of conventional scans in a major lung cancer trial.The test, known as a liquid biopsy, could buy crucial t […]
Judge in Senegal acquits Hissène Habré of a rape charge but upholds other charges including torture and murderAn African court has rejected Hissène Habré’s appeal against his conviction for crimes against humanity, which followed a decades-long fight for justice for his victims.The former president of Chad was acquitted of a rape charge, but all the other ch […]
Human rights group says use of trial-waiver procedures has increased by 300% worldwide since 1990 The adoption of US-style plea bargaining has reached “epidemic proportions” as more and more countries persuade defendants to plead guilty and renounce traditional trial rights, a survey of international justice systems warns. The study of 90 countries by the hu […]
Adm Harry Harris sounded dire notes before a congressional panel on Wednesday, but did not outline any timeline for additional military stepsThe US admiral in charge of a potential conflict with North Korea has said his goal is to bring Kim Jong-un “to his senses, not to his knees”, as the Trump administration signaled it intends to use economic and diplomat […]
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Maria Félix went three months without the card she needed to collect welfare payment, but had cheque delivered in person when situation was uncoveredBorn at the turn of the past century, Maria Félix is old enough to remember the Mexican Revolution – but too old to get the bank card needed to collect her monthly 1,200 pesos ($63) welfare payment. Félix turns […]
French foreign minister says method of 4 April chemical attack bore ‘signature of the regime’ and points to Syrian responsibilityFrench intelligence has identified the chemical “signature” of the Syrian government at the site of a nerve agent attack this month, indicating that the sarin used in the bombing came from Bashar al-Assad’s stockpiles.Samples from […]
PM in truculent mood as he rejects claims Hungary’s education laws designed to close institution founded by US billionaireViktor Orbán, Hungary’s rightwing prime minister, has come out fighting against legal action launched by the EU because of his treatment of a university founded by George Soros, claiming Brussels was supporting a financial speculator who […]
City council dismantles tomb fascia on 80th anniversary of the most notorious atrocity of the Spanish civil warEighty years after Nazi bombers devastated the Basque town of Guernica, inspiring Pablo Picasso’s famous painting, Madrid city council has removed a last, lingering trace of the most notorious atrocity of the Spanish civil war.The council announced […]