Joint Press Release Mogadishu, December 5, 2016 – An annual two day Somalia education sector review meeting supported by the EU has closed in Mogadishu today. The meeting which brought together education stakeholders from the Federal Government, Jubaland, Puntland, South-west,...
WASHINGTON — The escalating American military engagement in Somalia has led the Obama administration to expand the legal scope of the war against Al Qaeda, a move that will strengthen President-elect Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands of...
3 November 2016 Villa Somalia, Mogadishu Today, 3 November, EU Ambassador Veronique Lorenzo presented her credentials to H.E. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia. On her first visit to Mogadishu as Head of Delegation of the European Union to...
PRESS RELEASE October 31st 2016 From October 29th to 30th, EUCAP Nestor conducted a two-day workshop in order to address the needs and priorities the Mission has so far identified in Puntland, reaching a broad consensus on what the Mission...
By Liban Ahmad The sporadic war in the outskirts of Galkayo is yet another evidence that the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) is either unable to act impartially or is ineffectual at bringing two warring federal member states to the negotiating table...
Several analysts have highlighted the supposed weakening of Al Shabaab, the violent Somali Islamist militant group. The Somali foreign minister Abdisalam Hadliyeh Omer claimed recently for example that the Al-Qaeda allied terrorist outfit controls less than 10% of Somali...
The  clashes in Galkayo between Puntland and Galmudug forces have brought back questions about the indispensability of bringing the district under one administration. At Adaado,  Galmudug President Abdikarim Guled said his administration would like to see Galkayo under one administration to bring to...
by Bashir Goth “When you chew Khat, you are on the top of the planet, but after you spit it out, the planet is on the top of you” – A Somali saying. When Somalia recently made a surprise decision to...
The Federal Government of Somalia launched today a series of initiatives to ensure that the Somali National Army troops are paid in a consistent and timely manner. Press Release “Our troops on the front lines work tirelessly to fight Al Shabaab...
News reporting is always shaped by a considerable amount of tension. How do you strike the balance between hooking the audience with the sensational while supplying sufficient detail and context for an informed understanding of the events being reported? This...

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