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The state of state-building in Somalia

The state of state-building in Somalia

ShareWednesday October 22, 2014 NAIROBI- A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence. The 14 October agreement between the Mogadishu-based Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) […]

October 22 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali parliament discusses political parties, 2016 elections

Somali parliament discusses political parties, 2016 elections

Share Wednesday October 22, 2014 The Somali federal parliament on Monday (October 20th) discussed preparations for general elections in 2016 and the formation political parties, government-run Radio Mogadishu reported. Somalia plans to transition from a clan-based political system towards multi-party democratic elections in 2016. At present the country has no legally recognised political parties. During the opening […]

October 22 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Uganda Special Forces Commander visits Somalia

Uganda Special Forces Commander visits Somalia

ShareWednesday, October 22, 2014 The UPDF Special Forces Commander Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has commended the Ugandan and Somali troops for their recent decisive operation against the Al-Shabaab terrorist organization. The operation code named ‘Indian Ocean’ succeeded in driving the terrorists out of their last strongholds in central Somalia. Brig. Muhoozi said this last week while […]

October 22 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia’s al Shabaab says stones man to death for rape

Somalia’s al Shabaab says stones man to death for rape

ShareWednesday, October 22, 2014 MOGADISHU, (Reuters) – Somalia’s al Shabaab militants said on Wednesday they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region. The group, which pledges loyalty to al Qaeda, has been losing territory in an offensive by […]

October 22 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Minneapolis man counters online radical recruitment videos with cartoons

Minneapolis man counters online radical recruitment videos with cartoons

Share Wednesday October 22, 2014 A Minneapolis convenience store manager is on a mission to undercut the formidable online recruitment operations of overseas militants. Two years ago, Mohamed Ahmed decided to do something about the slick video pitches. At the time, he was frustrated that young men were slipping out of the United States to join Al-Shabab’s […]

October 22 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Decision to split Mudug lays bare complexities of Somali federalism

Decision to split Mudug lays bare complexities of Somali federalism

ShareThe continuing controversies and questions surrounding the formation of Somalia’s Central State highlight the pitfalls of state-building and the need to fast track the creation of a Boundaries and Federation Commission, political analysts and stakeholders say. The approval in July of the formation of the Central State, a successor to the Galmudug regional administration comprising […]

October 21 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

A beacon of hope toward a unified Somali diaspora launched in Virginia, USA

A beacon of hope toward a unified Somali diaspora launched in Virginia, USA

ShareTuesday, October 21, 2014 Fairfax, VA –  The Somali community in the State of Virginia, USA hosted a formal reception dinner in recognition of the newly founded Global Somali Diaspora (GSD) organization. GSD’s mission is to undertake activities to advocate, advance, and empower the Somali communities in the Diaspora and provide an effective advocacy for all […]

October 21 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »