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SRSG KEATING VISITS HIIRAAN REGION, APPEALS FOR HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION TO MITIGATE DEVASTATING DROUGHT

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating visited Belet Weyne on Thursday, to assess the impact of the drought in Hiiraan region. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), livestock prices have declined, resulting in low purchasing power of most families. It is estimated […]

UNSOM HOSTS WORKSHOP ON SOMALIA’S NEW POLICING MODEL

UNSOM HOSTS WORKSHOP ON SOMALIA’S NEW POLICING MODEL

A three-day workshop to discuss modalities for implementing Somalia’s New Policing Model was held last week in Baidoa, the administrative capital of South West state. This is the first time the new model has been introduced at the level of a federal member state, following the model’s endorsement by the National Leadership Forum earlier  this […]

Somalia’s Southwest State Ready For Upcoming Lower House Elections – FIEIT Chairman

Somalia’s Southwest State Ready For Upcoming Lower House Elections – FIEIT Chairman

he Chairman of the Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT), Mr. Omar Mohamed Abdulle, has expressed confidence in the electoral preparations of the southwest state. The FIEIT chairman, accompanied by his team, spoke during an assessment mission to the southwest administrative town of Baidoa, on Sunday. “The visit is part of a series of other […]

AMISOM and UNOCHA hold first Regional Civil-Military Working Group meeting in Baidoa

AMISOM and UNOCHA hold first Regional Civil-Military Working Group meeting in Baidoa

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) have held the first Regional Civil-Military Working Group meeting in Baidoa to discuss humanitarian facilitation challenges in Bay, Bakool and Gedo regions. The participants were drawn from local and international non-governmental organizations (NGO), UN agencies based in Baidoa […]

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING INAUGURATED IN BAIDOA.

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING INAUGURATED IN BAIDOA.

A new, multi-purpose building for use by the Interim South West Administration’s (ISWA) ministry of planning and international cooperation has been inaugurated in Baidoa. The facility, which comprises a conference center and administrative offices, will also be used as a major hub for activities related to the 2016 electoral process.  Voting seats in the lower […]

FACT SHEET ON SOMALIA’S 2016 ELECTORAL PROCESS

FACT SHEET ON SOMALIA’S 2016 ELECTORAL PROCESS

The contents of this fact sheet are drawn from decisions that were reached about the electoral process during last year’s series of nationwide consultations about electoral model options and subsequent meetings of the National Leadership Forum. These decisions are contained in the Mogadishu Declaration of the National Consultative Forum issued on 16 December 2015 and […]

Standing on the Ashes: The Somali South-West State

Standing on the Ashes: The Somali South-West State

Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, the President of the Interim South-West Administration (ISWA) in Somalia, is deliberately stemming the natural growth of the nascent federated state by employing “qaraabaysi” (nepotism), patronage, and misuse of public funds. After two decades of civil war, followed by years of Al-Shabaab domination, the region is still in financial and political […]

The University of Southern Somalia (USS) Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of University Administrator

The University of Southern Somalia (USS) Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of University Administrator

The University of Southern Somalia (USS) Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of University Administrator.

Prof. Mohamed H Mukhtar: Somalia and the Dependency Syndrome

Prof. Mohamed H Mukhtar: Somalia and the Dependency Syndrome

The recent decision by Merchants Bank of California and other US Financial Regulatory Agencies to ban Somali money transfer institutions known as hawala is praiseworthy action and long overdue. It could be the beginning of a long-awaited solution to the world’s only failed state. Like many African countries, Somalia has been on the international community’s […]

Who Destroyed Somali Hopes And Dreams? Part IV By: Abdulkadir “Jangeli”

Who Destroyed Somali Hopes And Dreams? Part IV By: Abdulkadir “Jangeli”

The literature you are about to read is divided into several parts. Its contents are based on facts and fictions. The players are the stakeholders of Somali politics and plights: Ethiopia, Kenya, Al-shabaab, “fadhikudirir,” so called parliament and the rest of the world. Omar Abdirashid has been appointed again as PM of Somalia and the parliament […]

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