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Somalia President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somalia President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, has been offered $80 million in exchange for his agreement to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, the New Khalij news outlet reported a prominent journalist has revealed. “After two hours of enticement, Farmajo rejected the tempting offer,” journalist Jaber Al-Harimi said. Yesterday, the newspaper Somalia Today quoted […]

Somalia Breaks Silence Over the Qatar Crisis

Somalia Breaks Silence Over the Qatar Crisis

Somalia on Wednesday broke its silence over the ongoing Qatar crisis and asked countries involved to seek dialogue. “The Federal Republic of Somalia deeply concerned about the diplomatic row between the brotherly Arab countries” a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry said. “Somalia calls to all countries involved to settle their differences through dialogue ans […]

Somaliland Says United Arab Emirates Can Launch Attacks From New Base

Somaliland Says United Arab Emirates Can Launch Attacks From New Base

A top official said Friday that forces from the United Arab Emirates could soon be flying fighter jets from a new base in the breakaway republic of Somaliland. Somaliland Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire said the UAE could use the base in the town of Berbera for any purpose, including “training, surveillance and military operations.” […]

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Extremists are increasingly shaping the image of Islam in Africa. But despite warnings that Islam is becoming increasingly conservative in Africa, experts say the religion is also becoming more diverse as a whole. Over and over one reads the same disturbing reports: In Somalia, members of the al-Shabaab militia cut off the hands of two […]

Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village […]

Somali Fishermen Complain About Illegal Vessels – Video

Somali Fishermen Complain About Illegal Vessels – Video

The resurgence of piracy has been largely blamed on illegal fishing along the country’s coastline.

“Otherwise We’ll Have to Go to War” – Somaliland Demands Recognition 26 Years On

“Otherwise We’ll Have to Go to War” – Somaliland Demands Recognition 26 Years On

Somaliland’s Foreign Minister talks about the self-declared state’s struggle for recognition, domestic successes, and strategies towards Somalia. Shortly after the collapse of the brutal Siad Barre regime in 1991, Somaliland unilaterally declared independence from Somalia. It reinstated the borders that had existed when it was briefly a sovereign state in 1960, and its government called […]

Tread Carefully On Somalia, East African Community Told

Tread Carefully On Somalia, East African Community Told

With Somalia’s application to join the East African Community (EAC) key on the agenda of the heads of state summit in Dar es Salaam today, analysts have said the Horn of Africa country should be assisted to fix its insecurity issues first. “Before Somalia is brought on board, it has to be assisted to become […]

As Somalia combats insecurity, drought worsens ‘more rapidly than projected’ – UN official

As Somalia combats insecurity, drought worsens ‘more rapidly than projected’ – UN official

The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council, calling for more than $800 million in aid to offset the impact of a severe drought in a country that is already battling insecurity and poverty. “The humanitarian crisis has deteriorated more rapidly than was originally projected,” the Deputy […]

Somali Government Minister Shot Dead in the Capital

Somali Government Minister Shot Dead in the Capital

Bodyguards for Somalia’s auditor general shot dead a government minister in an apparent accident near the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Wednesday evening, police said. Auditor general Nur Farah’s bodyguards opened fire on a car carrying Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, the public works and reconstruction minister, near a checkpoint close to the palace, said police […]

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