Shan qof oo lagu tuhunsan yahay in ay ka tirsanaayeen Al-Qaacida ayaa la soo warinayaa in lagu dilay dalka Yemen, waxaana la rumaysan yahay in uu ahaa weerar ay qaadeen diyradaha aan duuliyahu wadin ee Drones-ka loo yaqaan ee Maraykanku leeyhay.
Xukuumadda Morooko ayaa u yeedhay danjiraha Algeria u fadhiya dalkeeda si ay ugu sheegto shaki ay ka qabto in dalka Algeria u "ogolaaday 54 qof oo Suuriyaan ahi in ay si sharci darro ah ku galaan Morooko."
Wafdi uu hogaaminayo Wasiirka Maaliyada dowlada Federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa magaalada Washington waxa ay kaga qeybgaleen shirweyne sanadkiiba laba mar la qabto oo ay soo qabanqaabiyaan Bankiga aduunka iyo sanduuqa lacagta aduunka.
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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Madaxweynihii hore ee Mareykanka Barack Obama oo markii ugu horeysay dib ugu soo laabtay nolosha dadweynaha tan iyo markii uu xilka ka degay ayaa ugu baaqay da’ yarta magaalada Chicago inay u dhaqdhaqaaqan bulshada, si la mid ah isaga, inta uusan siyaasadda gelin.
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Emmanuel Macron oo ka socda xisbiga dhexe iyo haweeneyda ka socota xisbiga midigta fog ee wadaniga ah ee kasoo horjeeda soogalootiga Marine Le Pen ayaa usoo gudbay wareega labaad ee doorashada madaxtinimo ee Faransiiska.
Brazilian military police in front of Congress hurled tear gas Tuesday at thousands of indigenous protesters, who responded by throwing spears and shooting arrows as a peaceful demonstration turned into chaos. There were no reports of any injuries on either side. Police said protesters got too close to a large fountain of water on the esplanade in front of C […]
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday will order a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years with an aim toward rescinding or resizing some of them — part of a broader push to reopen areas to drilling, mining and other development. The move comes as Trump seeks to reverse a slew of environmental protections ushered in by former President […]
Bison calves have been born in the area that makes up Alberta's Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years, Parks Canada officials said Tuesday, marking a milestone in attempts to reintroduce a wild herd to the area. Conservation officers said three calves had been born since Saturday in the remote Panther Valley on the eastern slopes of the Ro […]
The Grammy Museum is putting rare Ella Fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend's 100th birthday. The museum's “Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald” exhibition includes the first Grammy Award that Fitzgerald won — the first awarded to an African-American woman — as well as some of her gowns […]
President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Tuesday said they did not fear a trade war with Canada after American punitive action on lumber and milk. "They have a tremendous surplus with the United States," Trump said, adding "people don't realize Canada's been very rough on the United States. ... They've outsma […]
At least 18 Kurdish fighters were killed and several buildings destroyed following a Turkish airstrike near the Syrian town of al-Hasakah. Turkish officials say they were aiming at affiliates of the Kurdish rebel group PKK. VOA's Zana Omar reports.
Amid growing tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, the U.S. military Wednesday began moving some parts of the THAAD anti-missile defense system onto a deployment site in South Korea, Seoul said. "South Korea and the United States have been working to secure an early operational capability of the THAAD system in response to North […]
After Turkish airstrikes killed more than a dozen U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday, a U.S. military contingent visited the site and met with angry protesters who demanded that the U.S.-coalition act to halt Turkish raids. Turkish officials say they were aiming at affiliates of the Kurdish rebel group PKK. VOA's Zana Omar reports.
Nine former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations have signed a letter to members of Congress urging them not to slash U.S. contributions to the U.N. budget. “The U.N. remains an indispensable instrument for advancing the global stability and prosperity on which U.S. interests and priorities depend,” the ambassadors wrote. “We therefore urge you to support […]
The U.S. Coast Guard says far fewer Cubans are trying to get to Florida using makeshift rafts since former President Barack Obama ended a policy granting residency to Cubans landing on American soil. Coast Guard spokeswoman Kate Webb said overall interdictions have dropped from as many as 25 a day to about 20 per month since Obama ended the “wet foot, dry fo […]
A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a directive from President Donald Trump to withhold funding from sanctuary jurisdictions — those that limit their cooperation with U.S. immigration agents. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued a temporary ruling Tuesday that will remain in effect while the lawsuit over a provision in a Trump executive order m […]
U.S. President Donald Trump is set to call for a sharp reduction in the nation's corporate tax rate, the highest among the world's industrialized countries. Trump is planning to unveil his tax plans Wednesday, with aides saying he will ask Congress to slash the current 35 percent rate down to 15 percent, a pledge he first made during last year […]
Afghanistan’s largest television station has reported last Friday’s deadliest-ever assault by the Taliban on a major military base in northern Balkh province left more than 250 soldiers dead and accused authorities of “hiding the truth.” The government has been under fire for refusing to reveal the number of casualties several days after the attack targeting […]
The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally fell to 11 million since 2009, largely because of a drop-off in the number of Mexicans without legal status, according to a study released Tuesday. The report by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center — using survey data from 2015 — showed the number of immigrants lacking legal status was 11.3 million in 2009. The […]
President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, a tool he once derided. Trump's frequent use of executive orders points to his struggles getting legislation through a Congress controlled by his own party, and few of the orders themselves appear to deliver the sweeping changes the president prom […]
The founder of Wikipedia is starting a website he says will fight so-called fake news. Jimmy Wales says his Wikitribune site will bring journalists and volunteer fact checkers together to stop the spread of false news stories. "We want to make sure that you read fact-based articles that have a real impact in both local and global events," according […]
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has admonished the warring parties in South Sudan, saying they have done nothing to end the suffering of their people and are only exacerbating it. Haley spoke of the on-going violence, worsening food insecurity, massive displacements, and the dangers to humanitarian workers in the young but failing country. “It is cle […]
Canadian officials say a new tariff imposed by the Trump administration will raise the cost of new homes in the United States by $1,000 each, and shut 150,000 Americans out of home ownership. Washington's decision also puts "thousands" of U.S. homebuilding jobs at risk, according to Canada's ministers of natural resources and foreign affa […]
Dating app Tinder is hit or miss for humans, but wildlife conservationists hope it might lead to love for the world’s last male northern white rhino. The move is seen as a last-ditch effort to keep the species alive. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me," the rhino's profile says. "I pe […]
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Lawmakers To Fight US Foreign Aid Cuts To SomaliaWilmington Journal(GIN) – Plans to slash foreign aid to Somalia now at the brink of famine would hurt humanitarian relief efforts and programs to curb terrorism, say local lawmakers from Minnesota. Speaking in Minneapolis at a forum on the drought situation in the Horn ...
Somalia: US Offers Training As Somalia Fights for SecurityAllAfrica.comProspects for peace in Somalia were aided by a peaceful 2017 election and a smooth transfer of power to new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. Madeira believes setting a timeline for withdrawal will allow the new Somali government to strengthen its ...altro »
UN News CentreMeasles surges among children in famine-threatened SomaliaReutersNAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of children have been infected by measles in famine-threatened Somalia, already hit by an epidemic of cholera, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday, as it launched a campaign to ...Measles surges among children in […]
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 crisis: One by one my children slipped awayReliefwebThe first to die was little Isse Salat, aged eight. She was followed by her siblings Noor, 12, Sangabo, nine and Alio, just five. Their parents endured the unimaginable ordeal of seeing all four children dehydrated and destroyed by cholera in the space ...
Eyewitness NewsSomalia executes four it says were al-Shabaab fighters behind 2016 attackEyewitness NewsMOGADISHU - A military court in Somalia has executed four men it said were al-Shabaab militants who were behind a 2016 attack that killed 80 people, a military officer said on Tuesday. The four men were executed in Baidoa, which lies about 245 km ...Somali […]
ReliefWebSomalia: Response to Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera Outbreaks Emergency Plan of Action DREF Operation ...ReliefWebSomalia is prone to a cycle of natural disasters such as drought, flooding and tropical cyclones because of climatechange phenomena of La-Nina and El-Nino. Early indications of the country experiencing food insecurity emerged in Se […]
News24Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police sayNews24Mogadishu - A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others. Ahmed Mohamed tells The Associated Press that Sunday's blast targeted a ...altro »
Aljazeera.comRoadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia's PuntlandAljazeera.comIt also wants to drive out of Somalia Africa Union peace keeping force AMISOM that helps defend the country's central government. Mohamed Ibrahim, a major in Puntland's military, told Reuters news agency the vehicle, a pick-up truck, was from Galgala ...Somalia: Ro […]
Daily SabahSomalia: Turkish NGO Sends Aid to Drought-Hit Somalia - allAfrica ...AllAfrica.comA Turkish foundation has sent packages of essential food aid to thousands of drought-stricken residents of Somalia.UAE ship carrying more than 4,000 tonnes of aid leaves for Somalia ...The NationalTurkish humanitarian aid becomes lifeline in drought-stricken SomaliaD […]
US president’s daughter hears boos at W20 summit for calling him a ‘champion of supporting families’ as Angela Merkel tries hard to make her guest feel welcomeOne of the issues at the top of the agenda of the W20 summit in Berlin on Tuesday was how working women can better balance family and work.So perhaps it was inevitable that the first question for Ivank […]
Congressional leaders sounded confident that they will be able to row back from the brink as the president took funding for the wall off the tableCongressional leaders sounded confident on Tuesday that they would be able to row back from the brink of a government shutdown after Donald Trump signaled a softening on his demand for immediate funding of the wall […]
Exercise using 300 to 400 long-range artillery pieces was a clear reminder that North Korea could destroy large swaths of the South Korean capitalVideo: a brief history of nuclear near-misses The North Korean army conducted a live-fire drill with massed artillery hours after a US submarine armed with cruise missiles docked at a South Korean base for naval ex […]
Trend Mirco says it detected fake web domains for French presidential candidate on digital infrastructure used by group named Pawn StormThe campaign of the French presidential frontrunner, Emmanuel Macron, has been targeted by hackers linked to Russia, according to researchers with a Japanese anti-virus firm. The researchers added to previous suggestions tha […]
Using automatic rifles, dynamite and anti-aircraft guns, around 50 gangsters turned city into a battle zone before fleeing in speedboats with about $8mBrazilian gangsters have taken armed robbery to a lethal new level with a cross-border attack on a Paraguayan security vault and police headquarters using automatic rifles, dynamite and anti-aircraft guns in w […]
Elizabeth Hokoana charged with first-degree assault for shooting 34-year-old protester in abdomen, and her husband was charged with third-degree assaultWhy the man shot while protesting Milo Yiannopoulos doesn’t want revengeProsecutors on Monday charged a couple in connection with a Seattle shooting during a demonstration over an appearance by the rightwing […]
Study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every yearMore than two-thirds of people living in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving rates of disease and straining health services, […]
US technology shares rise while investors bet on Emmanuel Macron victory in French electionWorld markets have hit new peaks, pushed higher by continuing optimism about the outcome of the French presidential election, a series of positive US company results and growing anticipation over Donald Trump’s promised tax reforms.The biggest gains on Tuesday came fro […]
Distressing footage of murder of 11-month old in Thailand was accessible to Facebook users for approximately 24 hours before being taken downFacebook is coming under fresh pressure over its Facebook Live service after a Thai man broadcast a video of himself killing his 11-month-old daughter.Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, filmed the murder of his daughter on the roo […]
French election candidates pause from campaign to attend memorial for Xavier Jugelé, who was murdered last weekFor a brief moment on Tuesday morning, France’s battling presidential candidates suspended a bitter campaign to honour the police officer shot dead on the Champs-Elysées in Paris last week.François Hollande, the outgoing president, led the tribute t […]
Canada prime minister’s brother Michel charged with possession in 1998Government facing calls for blanket pardon for pot convictionsDays after his government confirmed that its plans to legalise marijuana will not include a blanket pardon for those with past pot convictions, Justin Trudeau has admitted that his late brother was once charged with marijuana po […]
The US president spoke out against Holocaust deniers and promised to confront antisemitism on Tuesday, following his administration’s recent misstepsDonald Trump sought to rebuild his administration’s relationship with the Jewish community on Tuesday as he spoke out against Holocaust deniers and promised to confront antisemitism.The US president was criticis […]
It appeared Trump’s ex-national security adviser didn’t receive permission for or properly report foreign funds and that White House refused to provide filesDonald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, likely violated the law when he failed to disclose payments he had received from Russia and Turkey, the leading Republican and Democrat on […]
Airline representatives claim customers choose it partly on basis of employees’ appearance, after court rejects complaintsRepresentatives of the Russian airline Aeroflot have said it is reasonable for female flight attendants to face financial penalties if they are deemed to be overweight.At a press conference on Tuesday following two recent lawsuits, two Ae […]
Benjamin Netanyahu cancels talks with Sigmar Gabriel after German foreign minister vows to meet Israeli rights groupsIsrael’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has abruptly cancelled a meeting with the visiting German foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, in a high-profile diplomatic row over the German minister’s plan to meet two Israeli rights groups.Netanya […]
Rector of Central European University hopeful EU will launch infringement proceedings against Orbán governmentThe head of a leading university threatened with closure in Hungary has made an emotional plea for help from the EU and accused the country’s rightwing, authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, of effectively putting a gun to his head.Michael Igna […]
António Guterres tells humanitarian donors conference the war-torn country is facing ‘a tragedy of immense proportions’The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has said the UN has now been promised half the amount requested for its humanitarian appeal for Yemen, which is facing “a tragedy of immense proportions”. Speaking before donors at a fundraising co […]
Business owners walk a fine line in ingenious efforts to skirt supreme court ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of highwaysLocals say the maze appeared around December. Outside the Aishwarya Restrobar in north Paravoor – one of the few places you could get a drink in Kerala, a dry state – there had suddenly sprung up a series of winding grey walls, for […]
Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio launches action over ‘terrifying, gruesome and disastrous’ drug war that has left more than 7,000 people deadA Filipino lawyer has filed a complaint at the international criminal court (ICC) accusing president Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other Philippine officials of mass murder and crimes against humanity.In the first publicly known fi […]
Turmoil has been caused by food shortages, rising unemployment and anger at president’s authoritarian restrictions on elections and democratic institutionsVenezuela’s major transport arteries juddered to a halt on Monday as opposition protesters blocked major roads and staged sit-ins across the country. Related: Are you taking part in protests in Venezuela? […]