Thursday, May 6, 2021
After months living at an upmarket inn close to Mogadishu’s airport, Somalia’s opposition leaders, including two former presidents and their armed teams, have decamped, spreading across the capital in what is seen as a strategic move. The sitting president, Mohamed...
The UN Security Council members on Tuesday rejected President Farmaajo’s extension of term, but endorsed efforts of the African Union to help parties resolve an electoral impasse. Members of the UN’s most powerful body gathered for an informal sitting meant...
Somali ministry responsible for issuing business licenses Somalia, just like many fragile states which are recovering from long periods of instability, has laid its focus on improving investment laws, streamlining business registration and licensing, establishing efficient tax systems, and increasing access...
By Matthew Costard For many years it was not possible to register trademarks in Somalia, an east African state with a population of roughly 16 million. This was a consequence of a brutal civil war that started in 1991 and...
Dr Ubah stands in front of the emergency pediatric room in Mogadishu's Banadir Hospital in January 2021. Photo: IOM/Spotlight For Dr Ubah Farah Ahmed, returning to Somalia was not an easy decision to make, but she knew it was the right...
bY Harbi Farah It has been over 30 years since Somalia descended into full civil war which turned the country into a failed state. Of 70% of people in Somalia are under 30 and have never witnessed a proper functioning...
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said he will not tolerate external interference and threats on sensitive internal matters. Farmajo in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the matters being discussed solely fall within the ambit of...
250 households will each receive a total of USD 210 over a three – month period to support their families KISMAYO, Somalia, April 14, 2021/APO Group/ -- UN-Habitat has disbursed the first tranche of direct cash transfers of USD 70...
By Mohamed Ibrahim As an outside observer on the tumultuous events surrounding the Somali elections, I cannot help but remember a time I was served my favourite meal and without thinking about where I have eaten more than I could...
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Gregory W. Meeks and Michael McCaul, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the lower house of the Somali parliament voting to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s term by...