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Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government

Mogadishu, 01 November 2014 – The Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues: the delivery of food aid to Barawa; details of the explosives and military equipment intercepted at Mogadishu seaport; [...]

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau continued their listening tour Thursday night with a visit to the nation’s largest Somali community in the city’s Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. For more than 20 years, the Somali community has been making a home for itself in the neighborhood, and Thursday night was a [...]

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KUSA- It’s a local community, whose members say they have come under greater scrutiny in the past two weeks. Earlier this month, federal authorities said three teenage girls left their Denver-area home, and headed to Syria to join the militant group ISIL. They were stopped at an airport in Frankfurt, Germany. Two of those girls [...]

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30, (Agencies): The management of Adan Hospital decided to put a Somali patient in isolation to ensure he is free from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This step was taken when the patient exhibited some symptoms of the disease like high temperature; hence, the need to put him away from other patients. The [...]

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An executive at the Somali Peace and Development organisation has raised concerns about the Foreign Ministry “hijacking” an event organised by the Somali diaspora when the country’s president visits Denmark from November 18-20. “The Foreign Ministry, and especially its African department, prefers to polarise the active Somali diaspora rather than working with them positively as [...]

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Somalia Inspector General of Police, General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Ismail has died of a heart attack.Police sources confirmed in Mogadishu on Thursday evening that Ismail collapsed and died soon after complaining of heart complications. He was said to have complained about his heart for months and was planning to go for medical check abroad. The [...]

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon met the president of Somalia, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, under heavy security Oct. 29 in Mogadishu, his first visit to the dangerous capital of the war-torn nation in almost three years. Ban, along with World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim, met Mohamud inside the fortified airport zone, guarded by troops from [...]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat warned Wednesday that the Islamic State group could team up with Islamic militants in Somalia, saying that more should be done to prepare for such a threat. The Islamic State group that now controls large parts of Iraq and Syria — also known [...]

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But then again, why not? Somalian cuisine seems almost defined by its long history of fusion; a combination of Somali trading and the odd occupation. Kismayo restaurant in Mayfair even calls its food “international”. The flavours, ingredients and cooking techniques include Italian, Indian, Persian and more besides. But back to the biryani: the basmati rice [...]

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Mogadishu, 27 October 2014: President of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou, along with senior military officers from the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission [...]

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