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Monday, 11-24-14, 11:06Why Discord Between President and PM Continues[African Arguments]The recent conflict between President Hassan S. Mohamoud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Ahmed has caused a gridlock in the Somali government's operations. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 8:18Changing PM Once a Year Will Not Benefit Nation's Future[African Arguments]Somalia's Federal Parliament was closed on Nov. 11th and 15th after a group of MPs disrupted proceedings by shouting, banging on tables, and some waving protest signs that read "No Cash for Votes" and "Somali Democracy in Action". read more...
Saturday, 11-22-14, 20:17Alshabaab Militants Kill Tens in Mandera[Dalsan Radio]The website of the Standard newspaper from Nairobi reported that Al-shabaab militants killed at least 28 persons in Mandera County. The deceased were some of the passengers of a bus bound for Nairobi. read more...
Saturday, 11-22-14, 20:04Somalia's Al-Shabab Claims Kenya Bus Attack[Deutsche Welle]Islamist militants from the group Al-Shabab have claimed responsibility for a deadly attack near the Kenya-Somalia border. The group singled out non-Muslims and executed them. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 15:28EU Counter-Piracy Operation Atalanta Extended to End of 2016[EU Navfor]The Council has extended the EU's counter-piracy Operation Atalanta by two more years, until 12 December 2016. The Operation's main focus is the protection of World Food Programme vessels delivering humanitarian aid to Somalia; and the deterrence, repression and disruption of piracy off the Somali coast. In addition, Operation Atalanta contributes to the monitoring of fishing activities off the coast of Somalia. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 8:40Leveraging State-Building in Somalia - Learning From Somaliland's Non-Roadmap[African Arguments]Hope and optimism accompanied the installation of the new Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in September 2012, but today, the administration appears to be drifting towards failure once again. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 8:19Impunity Guaranteed for Violence Against Journalists[RSF]Reporters Without Borders condemns journalist Abdirisak Ali Abdi's murder on 18 November 2014 in Galkayo, in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland. This unclaimed killing has yet again highlighted the urgent need to break the cycle of impunity in Somalia, one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. read more...
Thursday, 11-20-14, 13:36Power-Sharing Pitfalls in Somalia[Chatham House]Political infighting in Somalia is threatening to set back the implementation of the country's timetable towards elections in 2016. The latest dispute is a contest over institution-building, and may represent something of a turning point in the federal project. read more...
Thursday, 11-20-14, 11:32Ten Political Parties Unite to Form Umbrella[Dalsan Radio]In an event held in Mogadishu, 10 political parties have united. The event was attended by many leaders some of them serving the federal government of Somalia. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 13:51Broadcast Journalist Murdered[RFI]In Somalia gunmen have shot dead a journalist with Radio Daljir in the central Somali town of Galkayo. Tuesday night's attack brings to three the number of reporters to be murdered in the country in as many months. read more...

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