The former acting Director General was sacked for corruption allegations.

Somalia: Mogadishu Court Issues Warrant of Arrest Against Former DG

Sunday April 30, 2017 - 12:41:36

MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somalia's Benadir Regional Court has ordered the arrest of former Director General of the Ministry of Information Abdirizak Yusuf Ali following dispute over his sacking and corruption allegations, Somaliupdate reports.

Somali Parliament Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari

Somalia Parliament Closes for Ramadan Leave

Sunday April 30, 2017 - 10:54:11

MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somali Federal Parliament (the Lower House) has wrapped its function on Saturday following four months of business, the Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari said.

Central Bank of Somalia earlier announced that it has opened its doors for foreign banks

Egypt's Second Largest Bank to Set up Presence in Somalia

Sunday April 30, 2017 - 08:52:14

CAIRO (SomaliUpdate Online) Egypt's second largest bank, state-owned Banque Misr is planning to set up its first presence in Somalia, following years of conflict, the Amwal Alghad reports.

On Saturday, the Minister of Information met with media leaders and journalists in Mogadishu.

Somalia's Draconian Media Law to Be Reviewed, Minister Says

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 19:09:24

MOGADIISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — After meeting with media leaders and journalists union, Somalia Information Minister Abirahman Omar Yarisow has promised to open review into the country's Media Law which journalists described as repressive one, Somaliupdate reports.

Police in Galkayo arrested five men for committing rape against a 15-year-old girl in Galkayo.

Somalia: Galkayo Police Arrest Five Men Who Raped 15-yr-Old Girl

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 17:00:13

GALKAYO (SomaliUpdate Online) — Police in central Somalia have arrested five young men for committing rape against a 15-year-old girl in Galkayo, Police officer Mohamed Nur Ali Gadar said.

Soldiers inspect the scene of previous car bomb blast in Mogadishu. | File

Somalia: MP Survives Bomb Blast, Blames President of Negligence

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 11:24:46

MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — A Member of Somalia Federal Parliament has survived a bomb blast that targeted his car in Mogadishu on Friday night, the lawmaker and district official confirmed.

U.S Special Forces had presence in Somalia, where they train Somali forces and conduct covert operations.

REPORT: U.S to Intensify Airstrikes in Somalia, Warns Aid Workers

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 10:08:25

MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — United States military are possibly preparing intensified airstrikes in Somalia to target the militant group Al-Shabab and asked all aid workers in the country to provide their geographic coordinates, a U.S Website the Intercept reports.

Rashid Bullo died in Hargeisa aged 81-years old. | Family photo

Veteran Somali Songwriter of Indian Descent Dies in Hargeisa

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 09:20:37

HARGEISA (SomaliUpdate Online) — Rashid Bullo, a renowned songwriter veteran has died in Hargeisa on Thursday night after short illness, his family said.

Dress in military fatigue, President Farmaajo declared full-scale war on Al-Shabaab on April 6, 2017.

Somali Military Logistics Commander Sacked, Amid Reorganizing Security Apparatus

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 08:33:19

MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has sacked senior Logistics Commander of Somalia National Army (SNA) and replaced with a new commander amid ongoing reshuffle on the country's top security officials.

Puntland put five young teenagers on death penalty and some of them were executed on April 8th, 2017. | File photo.

Amnesty Calls Somalia's Puntland to Halt Plans to Execute Two Children

Friday April 28, 2017 - 19:29:45

NAIROBI (SomaliUpdate Online) — The authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region must immediately halt plans to execute two boys sentenced to death by a military tribunal in February for their alleged role in the armed group Al-Shabaab's killing of three senior administration officials, The human rights group Amnesty International said today.

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Somali President's Statement on Turkey-Africa Agriculture and Agribusiness Forum

BY MOHAMED ABDULLAHI FARMAJO, President of Federal Republic of Somalia, Antalya, Turkey

RSF: Freedom of Information in Somalia Suffers from Corruption, Political Violence

PARIS (SomaliUpdate Online) — Freedom of information in Somalia suffers from corruption, political violence, and the central government's extreme weakness, the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its world press freedom report on Wednesday.

Instruments of Pain: Conflict and Famine in South Sudan

BRUSSELS — As South Sudan's conflicts, which began in December 2013, have fragmented and expanded, the hunger crisis has deepened and widened. Over 40 per cent of the population is severely food insecure, 60 per cent higher than at this time last year. On 20 February, the UN declared that some 100,000 people are already living in famine conditions in Leer and Mayendit counties. But some 5.5 million are at risk unless urgent measures are taken to reduce conflict and enable humanitarians to deliver more aid safely.

In Somalia, Saving Livelihoods is Saving Lives

MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — More than 6.2 million Somalis are in need of urgent food aid, according to United Nations and that is more than half of the country's population on the verge of worst humanitarian disaster in the world.

In Algeria Women Abandoned to Abusers, Left Without Services: HRW

BEIRUT (SomaliUpdate Online) – Police inaction, insufficient shelter space, and ineffective investigation and prosecution often leave domestic violence survivors in Algeria at risk of further mistreatment despite a new law criminalizing spousal abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

ANALYSIS: What Does the London Conference on Somalia Aims to Achieve, UK Govt Tells

LONDON (SomaliUpdate Online) — The Government of the United Kingdom is preparing to host a conference on Somalia, making the second such conference since 2012.

Sanitation as a Global Right: Leaders Should Address Barriers and Ensure Privacy, Dignity

WASHINGTON DC – A high-level international meeting on sanitation should address barriers to realizing the human right to sanitation with privacy and dignity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Official Communique: The National Consultative Forum of National & Regional Leaders

MOGADISHU - The national and regional level leaders of the Federal Government of Somalia held a National Consultative Forum in Mogadishu from the 15-16 of April 2017.

Three Reasons for Optimism in Somalia

In 2016, Somalia was declared the most fragile state in the world – worse off than Syria.

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