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  • AMISOM mourns passing of Somali Police Commissioner Brig. General Mohamed Hassan Ismail

    The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has learnt with sadness the passing of the Somali Police Commissioner Brigadier General Mohamed Hassan Ismail. The Somali Police Force is … »

  • Somali Parliamentarians receive training on the laws of the sea

    The United Nations Somalia Mission (UNSOM) facilitated the first-ever awareness raising seminar for Somali lawmakers to increase their understanding of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) – to which Somalia is a party. … »

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Somalia

    United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu to pledge support for Somalia’s transition and for efforts to strengthen security and development across the wider Horn of Africa region. The joint … »

  • Somalia: Interim South-West Administration Conference Opens in Baidoa

    The conference to establish the Interim South-West Administration, comprised of the regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle, was officially opened today in Baidoa by the President of Federal Government of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Also in attendance were … »

Recurring Tug of War over Reshuffle


In Somalia, internal squabble within presidents and prime ministers punctuate the history of all previous governments since 1991. This internal wrangling bruises the credibility and capacity of Somali leaders to transcend clan and regional differences. It has become a … »

Updated Oct 31, 2014