Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn who has submitted a letter of resignation, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate station reported on Thursday.FILE PHOTO | AFP

Ethiopian Prime Minister Resigns: State Media

Thursday February 15, 2018 - 20:11:13

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a letter of resignation, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate station reported on Thursday.

Somalia's version of the maritime border is perpendicular to the shoreline.

Somalia Given Greenlight to Respond in Border Case Against Kenya

Tuesday February 13, 2018 - 09:28:15

HAGUE — The International Court of Justice has allowed Somalia to file a response to a case in which it has sued Kenya over a maritime border.

The NSC addressed fundamental issues such as responsibilities for security, the electoral model, review of the constitution and resource and revenue sharing, including on fisheries.

International Community Welcomes Latest Decisions by Somalia's National Security Council

Tuesday February 13, 2018 - 09:00:09

MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and United States welcomed the decisions taken at the meeting of Somalia's National Security Council (NSC) from 6-10 February 2018.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.

Somalia: How President Farmajo Justified "Illegal" Extradition of Qalbi Dhagax to Ethiopia

Sunday February 11, 2018 - 11:24:29

MOGADISHU — President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has for the first time in months spoken out about the extradition of the senior Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) official, Abdikarin Sheikh Muse Qalbi-dhagax, who was extradited to Ethiopia.

Women from more than forty South Sudanese womens organizations carry placards during a march through the city to express the frustration and suffering that women and children face in Juba, South Sudan on December 9, 2017.|AFP/Getty Images.

South Sudan: Warring Parties Break Promises on Child Soldiers

Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 20:16:50

NAIROBI – South Sudanese armed forces and armed opposition groups continue to recruit child soldiers and force them into the conflict, despite numerous commitments to stop, Human Rights Watch said today.

Minister Hassan also noted that Somalia's postal gateway through Djibouti is now operational for incoming mail for Somalia, while plans are under way to start outgoing mail in the next couple months.

Somalia's Ministry Organizing Conference for Djiboutian, Somali Telecom Operators

Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 09:04:14

MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — Somalia's minister for post, telecom and technology Abdi Anshur Hassan after meeting with his counterpart in Djibouti said his Ministry is organizing in Mogadishu a conference for the telecom operators of Somalia, Djibouti Telecom/Government in late March to discuss collaboration in the Djibouti African Regional Express (DARE) project.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Somalia Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi has met with Abdi Said Ali, the new Somali National Security Adviser, according to UAE news agency.

Somali President's National Security Adviser Secretly Meets UAE Ambassador

Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 08:49:39

MOGADISHU — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Somalia Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi has met with Abdi Said Ali, the new Somali National Security Adviser, according to UAE news agency.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Somalia, Thursday met with Abdirahman Omar Osman, the new Mayor of Mogadishu.

Somalia: UAE Ambassador Meets New Mayor of Mogadishu

Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 08:44:22

MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Somalia, Thursday met with Abdirahman Omar Osman, the new Mayor of Mogadishu.

People gather prior to a food distribution at the internally displaced person (IDP) camp of Farburo in Gode, Ethiopia, on January 27, 2018. |AFP photo.

UN: One Million Displaced in Ethiopia Ethnic Fighting

Tuesday February 06, 2018 - 08:19:14

ADDIS ABABA — Clashes between two of Ethiopia's largest ethnic groups have forced around one million people to leave their homes, according to a UN report seen by AFP.

Turkey has deployed an array of soft power approaches. These include diplomatic support for Somalia and direct flights on the Turkish national airline from Mogadishu to Istanbul. | Reuters photo.

Turkey's Foray into Somalia is a Huge Success, But There are Risks

Monday February 05, 2018 - 21:32:22

Turkey's engagement with Somalia is striking for its brevity and ostensible success. Turkey has been involved in Somalia since just 2011, yet Ankara can point to a string of reported accomplishments and an arguably outsized presence in an often violent country regularly described as a failed state.

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Somali Women Who Survived of Female Genital Mutilation Say #MeToo

LONDON — The #MeToo campaign against sexual abuse should include the stories of survivors of female genital mutilation, activists have said.

Somalia Needs to Create an Advantage Tie with Russia Through Turkey

The 20th century demonstrated three divergent Russia to the world: the Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Russia and the Russian Federation.

Kenya Somalia Security Wall - Will it Help?

MANDERA — Kenya's Northeastern residents believe the wall being constructed by the government along the Kenya - Somalia boarder is a waste of time and money and will not help block al Shabaab militia.

HRW: Somali Govt to Take Responsibility for the Mass Forced Evictions of IDPs

NAIROBI – Somali security forces using bulldozers have demolished dozens of informal settlements in Mogadishu since late December 2017, leaving thousands homeless, Human Rights Watch said today.

UNSC Hails Progress on Somalia's Political Settlement in Preparation for Elections

NEW YORK — On 24 January, the members of the Security Council were briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Mr. Michael Keating and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ambassador Madeira on the situation in Somalia.

INTERVIEW With Nigerian VP Osinbajo: Africa Prefers Fair Trade to Marshall Plans

DAVOS, Switzerland Remarks by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, The Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, at an Interactive Session Titled "Stabilizing The Mediterranean" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018:

UN Envoy: Somali Politics Remain Turbulent

STATEMENT OF THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR SOMALIA MICHAEL KEATING TO THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL 24 JANUARY 2018

Somalia Citizens Count Cost of Surge in US Airstrikes Under Trump

Dozens of civilians have been killed and wounded in Somalia as US-led airstrikes against Islamist militants increase to unprecedented levels, a Guardian investigation has found, raising fears that Washington's actions could bolster support for extremists.

How Trump's Immigration Policies are Upending Somali Lives in the US

NAIROBI — Maruf Sharif was shackled in the plane, which was flying him over the Atlantic Ocean to a country he hadn't seen for almost three decades.

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