Wararka ka imaanaya Suuriya waxay sheegayaan in xoogagga dawladda ay guulo ka gaareen laba aag oo ay kula dagaallamayeen kooxda dawladda islaamiga, ayagoo meelo kalena ka wada weerarrada cirka ee ka dhanka ah fallaagada.
Xogo milatari oo la helay ayaa sheegay in dagaalyahannada kooxda la baxday Dawladda Islaamku ay weerar ku qaadeen goob laga iskag tallaabo oo ku taal halka ay iskugu yimaadaan soohdimaha dalalka Ciraaq, Urdun iyo Sucuudigu
Qayb ka mid ah gegida diyaaradaha ee Kuala Lumpur oo ah halkii lagu dilay ninkii ay walaalaha kala bahda ah ahaayeen hogaamiyaha Woqooyiga Kuuriya, ayaa booliska Malaysia sheegeen in laga sifeeyey suntii neerfaha ee loo adeegsaday dilkaa.
Mexico ayaa uga digtay Maraykanka in uu cashuur ku soo rogo badeecadaha dalkeeda looga dhoofiyo Maraykanka si dakhliga halkaa ka soo xarooda loogu dhiso gidaar kala xidha labada dal. Waxaanay Mexico sheegta in ay tallaabo taa la mid ah kaga falcelin doonto arrintaa.
Tobanaan qoys oo Masiixiyiinta Qibdiyiinta reer Masar ah, ayaa ka qaxay degmada woqooyiga Sinai ka dib markii dad doora oo masiixiyiin ah ay ku dileen todobaadyadii la soo dhaafay mitidiin loo malaynayo in ay islaamiyiin yihiini.
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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The Denver PostPentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in SomaliaThe Denver PostA Somali soldier patrols the area of a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Jan. 2, 2017. The Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the ...Pentagon Seek […]
Deutsche WelleSomalia: Puntland region hit by severe droughtDeutsche WelleTOP STORIES. Somalia: Puntland region hit by severe drought. A dried up riverbed, the scotching heat and a whirlwind of dust, is what welcomes you in Garowe the second largest city of Puntland state in northeastern Somalia. Somalia Puntland (DW/A. Kiti).Somalia: Puntland Forces Capture […]
ReliefWebWHO scales up response in Somalia as drought-affected populations face difficult situationReliefWebCairo, 27 February 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response in Somalia to provide critical health services for 1.5 million people currently affected by severe drought conditions and a worsening food crisis. However, the ... […]
Toronto StarOver 100 Somali refugees fleeing conflict in Yemen arrive in MogadishuReliefWebMogadishu, 23 February 2017 - One hundred and six Somali refugees returned to Somalia today after fleeing the ongoing conflict in Yemen. The returnees, who consisted of the elderly, women and children, arrived at Mogadishu's Aden Abdulle International ...Somalia f […]
ReliefwebEvaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SM Net): Inception Report - January 2017ReliefwebIn 2013, Somalia was affected by an outbreak of poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) with 194 cases followed by five cases in 2014. Although the last case of WPV1 in Somalia prior to this outbreak was reported six years ago, the country has experienced a ...
ReliefWebSCOPE in Somalia - Cash-based transfer assistanceReliefWebSince February 2015, WFP Somalia has been using SCOPE, a digital beneficiary and transfer management platform that supports programme intervention cycles from beginning to end. It is a cloud-based solution used for biometric registration of ...
Aljazeera.comWeek in Pictures: From Dakota pipeline to Somalia blastAljazeera.comA Somali government soldier walks past the scene of a suicide bomb explosion at Wadajir market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. [Feisal Omar/Reuters]. A woman claiming to be from Yemen wipes tears from her eyes as she is told by Canadian police not to ...
The Standard (press release)Help rebuild SomaliaThe Standard (press release)The election of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as Somalia president received a lot of support from within and outside Somalia. There could not have been greater acceptance of President Mohamed than the attendance of three heads of state; Kenya's Uhuru ...Hassan Ali Khaire, an Oil Exe […]
ReliefWebSomalia: Health Cluster Monthly Bulletin, 15 Jan to 15 Feb. 2017ReliefWebBay and Puntland. Most of the districts reporting cholera cases are along the Shebelle River where there is severe water shortage caused by drying up of the river. During the reporting period, 913 suspected AWD/ Cholera cases and 10 deaths (Case ...
AMISOM equips hospital in MarkaReliefWebMogadishu, 24 February 2017 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) recently equipped a hospital in Marka town that serves one of the biggest populations in the area that is under the control of the Ugandan contingent. The hospital received 30 ...
Head of Frontex calls for rescue operations in Med to be re-evaluated and says NGOs work ineffectively with security agenciesNGOs who rescue people in the sea off Libya are encouraging the traffickers who profit from dangerous Mediterranean crossings, the head of the EU border agency Frontex has said.Speaking to Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, Fabrice Leggeri […]
Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was implicated in deadly 1998 African embassy bombings One of al-Qaida’s most senior leaders has been killed by a US drone strike in north-west Syria, jihadi leaders have said. Related: Father of Navy Seal killed in Yemen calls for investigation into 'stupid mission' Continue reading...
Martin Chulov in Beirut and Tom McCarthy in New York
In Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro, signs of ethnic tension are on the rise againA familiar billboard face looms large over the shabby streets and squares of the Balkan city of North Mitrovica.“The Serbs stood by him all along!” says the slogan in English beneath the giant image of Donald Trump staring out passersby. Continue reading...
Andrew MacDowall in north Kosovo and the Preševo valley
‘It’s just a different way of being born,’ says Rosita Mabuiango, whose dramatic rescue helped raise funds for thousands of peopleRosita Mabuiango’s birth in a tree above swirling waters 17 years ago thrust her into instant stardom, drawing global attention to the worst floods to hit Mozambique in recent memory.The images of Rosita draped in dirty linen, mom […]
Philippine government says armed forces made every effort to save 70-year-old but he was killed after ransom deadline passedMilitants in the southern Philippines have beheaded a German man after a deadline to pay his ransom passed, the Philippine government has said.A brief video circulated on Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi webs […]
Trump spokesman says FBI called links ‘BS’ but agency has yet to commentEx-CIA chief John Brennan warns White House to ‘steer clear’ of investigationThe White House made a messy attempt on Sunday to control public perceptions of a widening scandal over alleged contacts between aides to Donald Trump and Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 election, […]
Anne Hidalgo tweets picture of Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Eiffel Tower after US president said friend refused to visit cityThe mayor of Paris has criticised comments made by Donald Trump about the French capital and immigration policies in Europe, suggesting the US president should focus on issues closer to home.In a bombastic address to a conservative rally […]
Alternative für Deutschland’s support has slumped since a leading politician called for Germany to stop atoning for its Nazi pastBuoyed first by a Greek debt crisis and then by an unprecedented influx of refugees to Europe, the rise of Germany’s rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland party has at times looked inevitable, leading one politician recent […]
Fans, stars and film-makers travel to Ouagadougou for the 25th Fespaco, the biggest African film event in the worldThe audience were taking no chances: as the sky brightened over the city in the morning, they lined up outside Ciné Burkina in scarves and horn-rimmed glasses, keen to be the first to catch Frontières.The film is the poignant tale of the multipl […]
Bezawit Hailegiorgis says western powers could help free Anania Sorri, one of tens of thousands held in Ethiopia since last yearThe wife of a blogger and journalist detained in Ethiopia has called on the international community to pressure local authorities to release her husband, who is among tens of thousands held since a state of emergency was declared in […]
Supreme court president says plans to change how judges are appointed could turn courts into ‘plaything’ for politiciansThe president of Poland’s supreme court has urged the country’s judges to “fight for every inch of justice” as the rightwing government pushes for changes that critics say would make judicial independence a “pure fiction”.“For over a year I […]
Henry Rousso was due to take part in a symposium at Texas A&M UniversityTen-hour ordeal highlights ‘total arbitrariness and incompetence’A prominent French historian has said he was detained for more than 10 hours in Houston and threatened with deportation, in the latest of several examples of high-profile individuals being questioned extensively at US a […]
From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse. And booming urbanisation means the demand for this increasingly valuable resource is unlikely to let upTimes are good for Fey Wei Dong. A genial, middle-aged businessman based near Shanghai, China, Fey says he is raking in the […]
Former Ukip leader photographed sitting opposite US president at Trump International hotel on Saturday nightNigel Farage dined out with Donald Trump on Saturday night after managing to secure a last-minute invitation to join the US president for an evening meal.The former Ukip leader was photographed sitting opposite Trump and alongside his daughter Ivanka, […]
Suspect Neilson Rizzuto’s blood alcohol level three times over limitFive people in ‘guarded’ condition but lives not thought to be in dangerA driver accused of injuring 28 people in New Orleans after plowing a pickup truck into a crowd watching a Mardi Gras parade had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit soon after the crash, police said […]
Ministers believe half-brother of North Korean leader was killed with more than 10mg of UN classified VX nerve agentThe dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un’s half-brother was so high it killed him “within 15 to 20 minutes”, Malaysia’s health minister has said. Kim Jong-nam died on 13 February at Kuala Lumpur airport from being poisoned wit […]
Security forces rescue Peter Bruenig and Johannes Behringer following their capture at gunpoint in Kaduna state on WednesdayNigerian security forces have freed two German archaeologists kidnapped by gunmen at a remote dig site.The two academics were at the German embassy in Abuja on Sunday, and were doing well considering the circumstances, according to the […]
Police say 75-100 headstones desecrated at Mount Carmel CemeteryIsraeli foreign ministry calls attack ‘shocking and a source of worry’Police said on Sunday that more than 100 headstones had been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. Related: 'It has to stop': Trump condemns antisemitism after Jewish cemetery vandalized Continue reading.. […]
We asked for nominations of LGBT rights activists who are having a positive influence all over the world and were overwhelmed by the responseFew – Forum for the Empowerment of Women – in Johannesburg was nominated by Jenny Ricks, convenor of the Fight Inequality network: Continue reading...
Anna Leach, Rachel Banning-Lover and Guardian readers
Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in charge of vote counting vows to investigate error that led to La La Land being awarded best film by mistake• Anatomy of a fiasco: how the announcement cock-up occuredPricewaterhouseCoopers, the accountancy firm that has overseen the counting of the Oscars ballots for 83 years, has apologised for the most spectacular […]