Politics

114 Somali Prisoners Released from Ethiopian Jails arrive in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 422 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 23:07:46
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Horn Observer) Plane carrying 114 Somali prisoners who were released from Ethiopian jails arrived in Mogadishu on Saturday evening, officials said.

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Suspension of Permanent Secretary of Somalia's Interior Ministry Sparks Conflict in the Ministry

0 Visits: 544 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 16:56:26
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Horn Observer) The Interior ministry of Somalia has on Saturday said that it has replaced its Permanent secretary over lack of cooperation in a letter signed by the minister, an act which sparked conflict within the ministry.

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Somalia Parliament rejects High Court Order Over Disputed Seats

0 Visits: 237 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 15:23:11
MOGADISHU, Somalia July 22 (Horn Observer) The Somalia parliament on Saturday voted against a high court ruling on disputed seats, officials said.

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Somali Presidential Secretary is Suspended Over Power Struggle - Reports

0 Visits: 358 | Thursday July 20, 2017 - 22:47:48
MOGADISHU, Somalia July 20 (Horn Observer) The Chief of Staff of the Somali Presidency suspended the presidential secretary in what many see an emerging power struggle and split among the president's inner circles, local media reported.

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Somalia: Puntland Parliament Oust Government in No-confidence Motion

0 Visits: 472 | Tuesday July 18, 2017 - 10:30:02
GAROWE, Somalia July 18 (Horn Observer) Puntland Parliament have on Tuesday voted in favor of no-confidence motion against the Puntland government in a sign of heightened rift among the members of the government.

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Somalia: Parliamentary Subcommittee Writes to the President over the Country's position on the Gulf Crisis

0 Visits: 290 | Friday July 14, 2017 - 21:57:26
MOGADISHU, JUlY 14, (Horn Observer) The Foreign affairs committee of the parliament wrote a letter to the country's president calling for consultation over the country's position on the Gulf rift, a letter obtained by Horn Observer read.

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Somalia President opens the 2nd session of the Upper House of Parliament, tells both Houses to strengthen Cooperation

0 Visits: 268 | Wednesday July 12, 2017 - 16:34:57
MOGADISHU, 12 July, (Horn Observer) The President of the Federal Government of Somalia has on Wednesday opened the 2nd session of the Upper House of the parliament and urged both houses to strenghten cooperation on areas of national interest.

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Speaks on the Phone to Somalia President, Assures US Support

0 Visits: 218 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 19:59:12
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke with the Somalia's president on the phone and affirmed Americaäs committment to Somalia, according to a statement released by the Somalia government on Tuesday.

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Algeria to grant legal status to African migrants amid worker shortages, racism

0 Visits: 172 | Tuesday July 04, 2017 - 16:28:58
ALGIERS (REUTERS) Algeria plans to grant residency rights and job permits to illegal African migrants, responding to a shortage of workers in farming and construction while also seeking to combat a surge in racist sentiment.

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Statement of the FGS on the Occasion of US Independence Day on July 4

0 Visits: 112 | Tuesday July 04, 2017 - 16:01:21
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Government and People of the Federal Republic of Somalia congratulated the Government and People of the United States of America on the special occasion of Independence Day on July 4th.

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Blackwater founder's FSG signs security deal with Somali region

0 Visits: 244 | Friday June 23, 2017 - 00:34:15
By Reuters- NAIROBI - Frontier Services Group (FSG), co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation and security services for a regional development project in Somalia.

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Norway said to Recognize Somali Diplomatic Passport.

0 Visits: 228 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 15:36:49
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer Online) The Norwegian government has announced that it has recognized the Somali diplomatic passport becoming the third EU country to recognize the Somali passport, Somali officials said.

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Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for military exercise - Aljazeera

0 Visits: 225 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 01:15:35
The Qatari defence ministry has announced the arrival of the first group of Turkish soldiers in the capital, Doha, to take part in joint military exercises.

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Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission

0 Visits: 214 | Wednesday June 14, 2017 - 18:28:58
DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar has withdrawn its troops from the border between Djibouti and Eritrea, where the Gulf state has been acting as mediator in a border dispute, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Exclusive: Egypt sneaky strategy against Ethiopia

0 Visits: 708 | Tuesday March 07, 2017 - 08:33:18
In an exclusive interview on Sunday, a former Ugandan intelligence agent told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) that Egyptian government is actively pursuing a sneaky military strategy against Ethiopia's Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and that Egypt is also assisting South Sudanese government…

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UAE ambassador to Somalia recalled to Abu Dhabi

0 Visits: 864 | Sunday March 05, 2017 - 16:19:26
The UAE Ambassador to Somalia has been recalled to Abu Dhabi partly in protest of Mogadishu's demand that the base deal that was signed with the Somaliland be halted.

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Somalia speaker election narrows field for presidency

0 Visits: 657 | Wednesday January 11, 2017 - 19:10:24
By: AFP - Somalia's newly-installed lawmakers chose a speaker of parliament on Wednesday in a vote that, according to the country's clan-based politics, rules out at least one leading presidential candidate.

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Somali parliament officially resumes its legislative responsibility

0 Visits: 599 | Wednesday December 28, 2016 - 10:26:29
Newly formed Federal Parliament has officially resumed its legislative responsibility of the country ousting the National Leadership Forum (NLF) which has been filling the transitional gap left by the 9th parliament.

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UAE presence expands in Africa

0 Visits: 582 | Wednesday December 21, 2016 - 19:03:41
by Awad Mustafa in Dubai for shephardmedia: The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement to establish a second foreign military base in the Horn of Africa.

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International community urges National Leadership Forum to uphold accountability, transparency and legitimacy of electoral process

0 Visits: 666 | Wednesday December 21, 2016 - 18:56:54
Mogadishu 21 December 2016: The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States have closely followed the work of the Independent Electoral Dispute Resolution Mechanism (IEDRM) in light of the…

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