Politics

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

0 Visits: 558 | 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: 405 | 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: 295 | 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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Somalia: Hirshabelle President Booted Out of Office after Vote of No Confidence

0 Visits: 301 | Monday August 14, 2017 - 22:17:13
JOWHAR - Somalia (Horn Observer) The Parliament of Hirshabelle State have on Monday ousted its President Ali Abdullahi Osoble on a vote of no confidence, in a step that might likely lead a chaos to the region's politics.

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Somalia: Senator Farole Resigns from CRC membership, after failing to win its Chairmanship

0 Visits: 331 | Saturday August 12, 2017 - 21:25:44
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Senator Abdirahman Sheikh Mohamed Faroole has on Saturday resigned from his membership to the Joint Parliamentary Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) in a letter submitted to the members of the upper house of the parliament, after failing to win the chairmanship of the committee.

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Somalia: President Farmaajo congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election

0 Visits: 323 | Saturday August 12, 2017 - 00:16:48
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) : Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo congratulated Kenyan elect President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Kenya for a second term, soon after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared.

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Somalia: Guards Open Fire inside Somaliland Parliament Building Over Election Results

0 Visits: 331 | Tuesday August 08, 2017 - 18:20:46
HARGEISA (Horn Observer) A day after the election of the speaker of the Somaliland parliament, disagreement over the results of recent election of the speaker of the parliament led a lawmaker's body guard to fire at other lawmakers.

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Somalia: Female Lawmakers Protest against Male Dominated Parliamentary Committees

0 Visits: 406 | Monday August 07, 2017 - 14:15:51
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Female Lawmakers in Somalia walked out for the second day of the parliamentary session in protest against, what they call apparent exclusion from the parliamentary committees.

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Somalia Minister of Constitutional Affairs Apologizes to the Parliament Over Critical Comments

0 Visits: 259 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 12:02:34
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Minister of the Constitutional affairs of the Federal government of Somalia apologized to the parliament on Saturday over comments the minister made on Twitter, following a motion by the parliament demanding his appearance.

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Rwanda: Paul Kagame Re-elected for A Third Term

0 Visits: 194 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 13:15:26
KIGALI - Incumbent leader Paul Kagame has swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda's presidential election, results showed early on Saturday, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power.

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SOMALIA: Cabinet Appoints New Auditor General, Welcomes Recent Somalia, India Agreement and Approves Draft Bills

0 Visits: 312 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 08:02:08
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) - The weekly meeting of Somalia's council of Minister this week approved several draft bills and appointed new Auditor General and the welcomed recent agreement on Prisoner transfer between Somalia and India.

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Somalia: Former Mayor of Mogadishu Appointed as Senior political Adviser

0 Visits: 332 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 07:40:27
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Somalia president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo appointed the former mayor of Mogadishu and a presidential candidate, Mohamoud Ahmed Nor as senior political advisor.

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Somaliland: Speaker of the House of Representatives resigns in Pursuit for Presidential Elections

0 Visits: 464 | Wednesday August 02, 2017 - 14:34:56
HARGEISA (Horn Observer) The speaker of the House of Representatives in Somaliland Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi resigned on Wednesday in persuit for running the forthcoming presidential elections.

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Somalia and India Sign an Agreement on Transfer of Prisoners

0 Visits: 422 | Tuesday August 01, 2017 - 16:17:39
NEW DELHI, India (Horn Observer) A delegation from Somalia led by the foreign Minister, Yusuf Garaad Omar signed an agreement for Transfer of Sentenced Persons with India on a five day official visit to India, following invitation extended by the India's External affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj,…

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Somalia Parliament Vows to Take Action Over Minister's Absence on a scheduled Session

0 Visits: 315 | Monday July 31, 2017 - 07:39:22
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somali Parliament on Sunday dismissed requested by the Minister of Constitutional Affairs Abdi Hosh to postpone planned to call to appear before the parliament.

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UN Secretary General Receives Credentials from Somalia's New Permanent Representative

0 Visits: 497 | Thursday July 27, 2017 - 23:22:14
NEW YORK (Horn Observer) UN Secretary-General António Guterres received the credentials from the new Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations, Abukar Dahir Osman, according to a statement from the United Nations.

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Somalia: Constitutional Affairs Minister Under Fire Over Comments Against Parliamentary Decision

0 Visits: 261 | Thursday July 27, 2017 - 09:08:25
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Members of the Federal Parliament of Somalia have filed a motion against the minister of constitutional affairs to appear before the house of the people over his recent comment against the parliamentary to overturn a high court verdict on nullified seats.

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New French Ambassador Presents his Credentials to Somalia President

0 Visits: 241 | Wednesday July 26, 2017 - 09:56:40
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The New French Ambassador to Somalia, Antoine Sivan, has on Tuesday presented his credentials to Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, officials said.

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Somali Parliament Dismisses anti corruption Bill, Urges further Review

0 Visits: 502 | Monday July 24, 2017 - 16:50:15
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Members of the Somali Federal Parliament have on Monday dismissed to approve the anti corruption submitted by the country's ministry of justice.

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Somalia Minister of Posts fires Acting Director General Over Lack of Cooperation

0 Visits: 307 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 19:45:52
MOGADISHU, July 23 (Horn Observer) The Acting Director General of the Ministry of Posts has been suspended from duty over allegations including lack of cooperation, a document obtained Horn Observer read.

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