Politics

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

0 Visits: 429 | 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: 377 | 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: 994 | 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: 897 | 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: 751 | 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: 2951 | 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: 652 | 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: 491 | 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: 807 | 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: 296 | 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: 685 | 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: 464 | 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: 340 | 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: 385 | 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: 366 | 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: 385 | 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: 402 | 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: 444 | 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: 308 | 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: 236 | 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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