Politics

Somalia: Galmudug reconciliation conference set to open this week - official

0 Visits: 118 | Monday September 02, 2019 - 20:17:28
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) The long awaited Galmudug reconciliation conference, which was due to take place in town of Dhusamareb, is set to open this week.

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Somalia Prime Minister arrives in Dhusamareb for formation of Unity administration in Galmudug

0 Visits: 116 | Monday September 02, 2019 - 20:00:40
Dhusamareb (Horn Observer) Somalia's Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has arrived on Monday evening here in Dhusamareb and was received by cheerful residents, officials said.

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Campaign for participation of Somali women in electoral process gets underway

0 Visits: 113 | Sunday September 01, 2019 - 08:14:24
Mogadishu- Somalia—Somali media practitioners and human rights activists have agreed to conduct nation-wide public awareness campaigns on women participation in the 2020/2021 electoral process.

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Somalia's International Partners on Jubaland's Electoral Process

0 Visits: 126 | Wednesday August 21, 2019 - 19:49:16
Mogadishu, 21 August 2019 – With a view to promoting stability and preserving unity among the communities of Jubaland, Somalia's international partners (Canada, Ethiopia, European Union, Finland, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States,…

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Somalia's president gives up US citizenship after criticism

0 Visits: 249 | Thursday August 01, 2019 - 18:27:39
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's president is giving up his United States citizenship, his office announced on Thursday, a decision seen by some compatriots as an attempt to win support ahead of a run for a second term.

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On Hargeisa visit, UN envoy highlights importance of building on Somaliland's achievements

0 Visits: 273 | Sunday July 28, 2019 - 19:15:57
Hargeisa, 28 July 2019 – In meetings with Somaliland's leadership today, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative highlighted the importance of building on Somaliland's achievements as well as preparing for upcoming elections there.

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Somalia: Jubbaland Electoral Commssion announces requirements for the presidential candidates

0 Visits: 308 | Thursday July 18, 2019 - 18:13:32
Kismayo (Horn Observer) Somalia's Jubbaland state electoral commission on Thursday morning officially announced the requirements and qualifications for the candidates running for the state presidency next month.

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Somalia calls on states to respect their sovereignty and non-interference in their affairs

0 Visits: 282 | Sunday July 07, 2019 - 00:47:03
MOGADISHU — Somalia: The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad, held a briefing session today with the accredited ambassadors residing in the capital to explain more about the political, security and social developments in the country, declaring that…

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Somalia endorses roadmap to counter weapons proliferation

0 Visits: 255 | Friday July 05, 2019 - 19:11:29
MOGADISHU, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The Somali government has endorsed a six-month roadmap aimed at countering proliferation of weapons by denying terrorists access to arms in the Horn of Africa nation, the east Africa bloc said on Friday.

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Eritrean Foreign Minister arrives in Somaliland for an official visit

0 Visits: 385 | Monday March 18, 2019 - 21:42:10
HARGEISA (Horn Observer) Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Eritrean Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Ghebreab arrived in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland on Monday, officials said.

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Kenya, Somalia to 'work towards peace' in sea border spat

0 Visits: 318 | Thursday March 07, 2019 - 08:03:05
Kenya and Somalia agreed Wednesday "to work towards peace" in a spat over an oil- and gas-rich region of the Indian Ocean, said the office of Ethiopia's Prime Minister, who mediated in talks between the neighbours.

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Rwanda accuses Uganda of supporting rebels

0 Visits: 332 | Tuesday March 05, 2019 - 21:52:00
Rwanda on Tuesday accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government, amid a resurgence of hostility between the African neighbors.

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Ethiopian, Kenyan and Eritrean Leaders Meet in Eritrean Capital to Strengthen Regional Cooperation

0 Visits: 328 | Sunday March 03, 2019 - 19:59:37
Addis Ababa, (Horn Observer) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday arrived on separate flights in Asmara in a bit to boost bilateral matters, only a day after Kenyan president traveled to Ethiopia for high level investment forum, local media reports.

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Somali Lawmaker demands Kenyan forces out of AMISOM

0 Visits: 419 | Friday February 22, 2019 - 11:17:56
Somalia Member of Parliament has called for Kenyan forces be removed from the more than 22,000 strong African Union Forces in Somalia (AMISOM) as a diplomatic row between Kenya and Somalia simmers.

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Somalia sends measured response to Kenya over alleged auctioning gas and oil blocks

0 Visits: 332 | Sunday February 17, 2019 - 22:21:19
In a statement sent by Somalia Foreign Ministry to the Kenyan government, Somalia regretted that Kenya expelled the ambassador without consulting it.

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Sudanese president says "youth constitutes positive energy"

0 Visits: 321 | Thursday February 14, 2019 - 08:07:04
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Wednesday that 2019 would be a year for peace in the country amid economic protests, media reports said.

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Roads to peace: EU supports reconnecting Eritrea and Ethiopia

0 Visits: 272 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 23:12:29
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is visiting Eritrea today, where he launches an initial €20 million project to rebuild the road connection between the Ethiopian border and Eritrean ports.

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Former president of Ethiopia's Somali region rejects criminal charges

0 Visits: 275 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 19:43:21
The ex-president of Somali region in Ethiopia Abdi Mohamud Omar, who has been in jail since late August last year, has rebuffed criminal charges brought against him.

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Sudan Minister Appeals to Young as Protests Near 7th Week

0 Visits: 264 | Tuesday February 05, 2019 - 08:10:46
KHARTOUM —  Sudan's defense minister said on Monday young people caught up in recent turmoil had "reasonable ambition" — the second apparently conciliatory gesture in three days from a senior government figure.

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Somalia tends to calm Djibouti over Ethiopia's AMISOM role

0 Visits: 1739 | Monday February 04, 2019 - 20:19:24
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer / Horn Globe News) - Somali government sent its Parliament Speaker Mohamed Mursal to Djibouti for secret talks with the Djiboutian president, sources revealed, in what many say might be related to a fresh rivalry within AMISOM troop contributing countries.

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