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Copenhagen High Level Partnership Forum endorses a Communiqué

Copenhagen High Level Partnership Forum endorses a Communiqué

Faarax November 19, 2014 Comments Off

Copenhagen, 19 November 2014 –The first annual Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum was held in Copenhagen 19-20 November, co-chaired by HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Government of Somalia, and the

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Freelance Journalist Shot Dead in Puntand, NUSOJ Condemns the Murder

Freelance Journalist Shot Dead in Puntand, NUSOJ Condemns the Murder

Faarax November 18, 2014 Comments Off

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the murder against a freelance journalist in the central Somalia town of Galkacyo, Puntland on Tuesday evening, becoming the third journalist

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Cabinet approves Bills for National Electoral Commission, Boundary and Federalization Commission

Cabinet approves Bills for National Electoral Commission, Boundary and Federalization Commission

Faarax November 18, 2014 Comments Off

Mogadishu, 18 November, 2014. His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed today chaired an extraordinary Cabinet meeting in Mogadishu. The Cabinet unanimously approved the legislation for National Electoral Commission in order to hasten the

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SRSG Kay meets with Somali officials and foreign diplomats, calling for political stability ahead of Copenhagen Conference

SRSG Kay meets with Somali officials and foreign diplomats, calling for political stability ahead of Copenhagen Conference

Faarax November 17, 2014 Comments Off

Mogadishu, 16 November 2014 – United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Nicholas Kay met with Somali political leaders on 16 November 2014.  He was joined by Danish Ambassador Geert Aagaard Andersen, European

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UN Envoy to Somalia expresses concern over violence in Somaliland, urges parties……

UN Envoy to Somalia expresses concern over violence in Somaliland, urges parties……

Faarax November 15, 2014 Comments Off

UNSOM Press Statement: UN Envoy to Somalia expresses concern over violence in Somaliland, urges parties to exercise restraint? Mogadishu, 15 November 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas

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Somali PM calls for respect of Constitution

Somali PM calls for respect of Constitution

Faarax November 11, 2014 Comments Off

Mogadishu, 11 November 2014** — The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has called for cooperation and compromise in resolving the ongoing political crisis. Prime Minister Abdiweli stated

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International partners raise Human Rights concerns in Somalia

International partners raise Human Rights concerns in Somalia

Faarax November 7, 2014 Comments Off

On 5 & 6 November 2014, the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), a group of international partners comprising the European Union, its Member States, Norway, Switzerland and the United States of America, carried-out a mission

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In our Federal Constitution, the Powers of the President are Largely Nominal By: Said Farah

In our Federal Constitution, the Powers of the President are Largely Nominal By: Said Farah

Faarax November 5, 2014 Comments Off

Recently I heard the president saying more than once that he has different views on a lot of political issues quite the reverse to that of the PM. With these, I sensed a warning

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Series of Press Violations Reported from Several Towns in Somalia in two Weeks?

Series of Press Violations Reported from Several Towns in Somalia in two Weeks?

Faarax November 4, 2014 Comments Off

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is concerned about the latest violations against the press in several towns across Somalia during the last week and called for respect to the freedom of the

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Somalia to UN: Hands Off Our Politics

Somalia to UN: Hands Off Our Politics

Faarax November 3, 2014 Comments Off

The president of Somalia is telling the United Nations to keep out of the country’s internal politics. Monday’s statement from President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud came after the U.N. envoy to Somalia, Nicholas Kay, expressed

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