Politics

Somalia: Federal Government Hits back Regional States, Reaffirms its Neutrality Decision in Gulf Crisis

0 Visits: 648 | Thursday September 21, 2017 - 21:35:43
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Federal Government of Somalia on Thursday reiterating its decision on June 2017 towards the Gulf crisis, following series of statements issued by some federal member states claiming to have sided with Saudi Alliance over Qatar.

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Somalia Prime Minister Meets with Russian Foreign Minister in New York

0 Visits: 819 | Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 22:04:14
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York, officials said.

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Somalia: 2 Federal Member States Defy FGS Position on Gulf Crisis

0 Visits: 632 | Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 21:28:20
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Galmudug and Southwest States of Somalia announced this week that they oppose the Mogadishu-based central government's position of neutrality towards the current diplomatic crisis of Saudi Arabia allies against the tiny Gulf nation of Qatar, officials said.

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Somalia: Hirshabelle Parliament Elects New President in a Highly Contested Vote

0 Visits: 553 | Saturday September 16, 2017 - 22:41:18
Jowhar, (Horn Observer) Hirshabelle parliament on Saturday elected Mohamed Abdi Waare as its new president, replacing Ali Abdullahi Osoble, officials said.

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AMISOM Deploys Troops to Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb

0 Visits: 786 | Friday September 15, 2017 - 22:16:15
ADADO, (Horn Observer) Troops from the African Union Mission to Somalia have been deployed for the first time to the Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb, media reports

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Somalia: Mogadishu Mayor Fires Municipality Finance Chief

0 Visits: 605 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 20:31:42
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The Governor and the mayor of Mogadishu Thaabit Abdi Mohamed fired the municipality finance chief Abdikarim Iiman Jimcale over what the mayor described as mismanagement and turning down orders, official document obtained by Horn Observer reads.

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Somalia: Mogadishu Residents Rally in Support of FGS Decision to Extradite ONLF Rebel Commander

0 Visits: 675 | Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 22:08:20
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Thousands of residents on Wednesday took to the street in the Somali capital Mogadishu in support of the Federal Government of Somalia recent decision to handover the ONLF rebel commander to Ethiopia.

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Somali Parliament's Saturday Session Delayed over lack of Mandatory Quorum

0 Visits: 582 | Saturday September 09, 2017 - 18:06:51
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) The Somali parliament on Saturday postponed its session, after failing to meet the mandatory quorum, officials said,

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Tanzania orders review of Petra mine contract, seeks resignations over probe

0 Visits: 475 | Friday September 08, 2017 - 19:25:33
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on Thursday he had ordered a review of a local contract belonging to Petra Diamonds Ltd and asked senior public officials to resign over the outcome of a probe into the mining sector.

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Somalia: "ONLF Rebel Commander Extradited to Ethiopia was a Terrorist" Somali Cabinet decides

0 Visits: 1301 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 15:15:40
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali cabinet decided on Wednesday in an emergency meeting that the ONLF rebel leader extradited to Ethiopia was a terrorist and member of a terrorist organization.

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Despite Treaties, Ethiopia to Handover more Prisoners to Somalia

0 Visits: 1071 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 05:12:20
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Ethiopia plans to handover more Somali prisoners currently at the Ethiopian jails to Somali authorities, days after Somalia extradited an ONLF rebel leader to Ethiopia, Somali state news agency reported.

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Despite Outrage, Somalia's Elders and MPs Back Handover of ONLF Rebel Official to Ethiopia

1 Visits: 890 | Monday September 04, 2017 - 22:42:27
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) — Somali elders and lawmakers defended the Somalia government's decision to handover the ONLF rebel commander to Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia aims to Distort Somalia's Pubic Image on the Handover of the ONLF Rebel Leader, Ethiopian Diplomat hints

0 Visits: 3121 | Sunday September 03, 2017 - 23:15:18
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Ethiopian Diplomat, Gen. Gabre who is Senior Political Advisor to IGAD took to the social media this week praising the Somali National Intelligence Agency (NISA) while accusing the Somalia President and Prime Minister for aiding terrorists, an act that many analysts…

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Somalia: PM Nominates New Public Works and Reconstruction Minister

0 Visits: 765 | Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 18:53:03
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somalia Prime Minister on Tuesday nominated Eng. Saadaq Abdullahi Abdi as Public Works and Reconstruction Minister to replace late Minister Siraaji, leaked document reveals.

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Somalia: Galmudug President Unveils New Cabinet

0 Visits: 692 | Monday August 21, 2017 - 21:36:52
ADADO, Somalia (Horn Observer) The President of the semi autonomous region of Galmudug Ahmed Duale Geelle Xaaf on Monday unveiled new council of ministers for the first time since he was elected four months ago.

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Somalia President on a 2-day Official Visit to Egypt

0 Visits: 980 | Sunday August 20, 2017 - 21:51:23
MOGADISHU, Somalia, (Horn Observer) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has been warmly received by his counterpart, Abdulfaatix Al Siisii in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, during an official two day official visit to Egypt, Statement from Villa Somalia said.

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Somalia: Hirshabelle Parliament to Elect Electoral Committee, amid Political Chaos

0 Visits: 383 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 23:13:54
JOWHAR, Somalia (Horn Observer) The lawmakers of the semi autonomous state of Hirshabelle said they plan to elect electoral committee on Wednesday amid the former president of Hirshabelle called the recent vote of no confidence against him unconstitutional, local media reported.

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Somalia: Puntland Supports UAE and KSA on the Gulf Crisis, Calls for the FGS to Reconsider Stance

0 Visits: 939 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 21:56:30
GAROWE, Somalia (Horn Observer) The Semi autonomous government of Puntland have on Wednesday announced that its siding with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates on the gulf crisis and called for the Federal Government of Somalia to reconsider its position.

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Somalia: Mukhtar Roobow Quits Al-Shabab, says in Talks with the Government

0 Visits: 565 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 20:33:13
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Sheikh Mukhtar Roobow Ali aka Abuu Mansuur said that he quit al-Shabaab, accusing Al shabab for not serving the Islam, in a press conference held in Mogadishu and announced that he is in talks with the Federal government of Somalia.

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Somalia: Senator Farole Travels to Kismayo to Drum up Support, After Resigning from Constitutional Review Committee.

0 Visits: 435 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 00:15:05
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Senator Abdirahman Mohamed Farole traveled to Kismayo a day after he resigned from the Joint Parliamentary Constitutional Review Committee (CRC), in a bit to boost his support among the senate members who hail from Jubbaland, sources said.

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