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The head of the Djibouti diplomacy receives a delegation of Canadian parliamentarians

Djibouti — The head of the Djibouti diplomacy receives a delegation of Canadian parliamentarians The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Government Spokesman , Ali Youssouf M.Mahmoud , today received in his office a delegation of Canadian parliamentarians, in the presence of the Ambassador of Canada accredited to Djibouti , Mr. David Usher . [...]

Minneapolis became sisters with a Somali counterpart on Friday — becoming the first city in the country to do so — in an effort to strengthen international ties with Somali-American residents. The City Council voted to add Bosaso, Somalia, as Minneapolis’ 12th sister city in an arrangement that has inspired local residents and Somali citizens [...]

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 Somali oil and gas summit will be held in London on October 20, 2014 whereby the intentional oil and gas giants will meet Somali leadership for future investment opportunities. The Somali federal government Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources of the Federal Republic of Somalia has confirmed that the 2nd Somalia Oil & Gas Summit will take place on Monday, 20th October at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel. The event [...]

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Three teenage girls from the western U.S. city of Denver, Colorado are reported on their way back to the United States after going missing from their homes last Friday and later being apprehended in Frankfurt, Germany. Relatives and other sources told VOA’s Somali Service the girls left Denver and flew to Frankfurt via Chicago. Family [...]

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United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has acknowledged in a confidential report that the President of Somalia’s North Eastern State of Puntland Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas has showed extreme reluctance to address the upsurge in extremism, saying his ties to pirate linchpins also remain apparent, Garowe Online reports. The 8-member panel of UN [...]

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THE African Union (AU) has established a team to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by Ugandan and Burundian troops serving under the AU Mission in Somalia.   According to AMISOM, the chairperson of the AU Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma authorized the deployment of an investigation team into the allegations against AU personnel made by [...]

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan and Somali soldiers killed five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into the country from Ethiopia in a car laden with explosives and six suicide vests, a Kenyan military spokesman said Sunday. Bogita Ongeri said authorities recovered 100kg (220 pounds) of TNT from the vehicle which was intercepted at [...]

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1. At the invitation of His Excellency Engineer Prosper Bazombanza, First Vice President of the Republic of Burundi, His Excellency Dr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, paid an official visit to the Republic of Burundi from the 15th October to the 16th October 2014. 2. Upon arrival at [...]

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Somali Ministry of Health Ali Mohamed Mohamud (Ali Hared) has dismissed reports that troops from the Ebola-hit country of Sierra Leone will be deployed in the country. Ali said that they had an earlier agreement with the AU mission not to bring troops from West African countries reeling under the deadly virus that has so [...]

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It’s not often that we hear of a battle of ideas between reformist the Muslim scholars and fundamentalist clerics of Somalia, who are fighting tooth and nail to silence the voice of moderation and reformation. Somali Muslim academics are calling for a review of the narrative of the Islamist ideologues that encourages youngsters to participate [...]

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