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Somalia auditor general slams government finances

MOGADISHU - The Somali government is keeping some donor funds offshore and none of the ministries have completed last year’s accounts, the auditor general said in a report published on Wednesday. The critical audit comes...

Putin visits Saudi Arabia in sign of growing ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Saudi Arabia in his first trip to the kingdom in over a decade, signing oil agreements and discussing regional security, in particular, Saudi Arabia's ongoing rivalry with Iran. A...

US in Somalia: Is it still a safe haven for al-Shabab?

The US recently reopened its embassy in Somalia after 28 years, citing security improvements in the East African nation blighted by conflict for many years. The announcement came days after a US military base about...

Ex-Marine sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2016 sexual assault

A former Marine on Thursday was sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole plus a lifetime probation for his convictions in the sexual assaults on a Savannah woman during Easter weekend in 2016. Chatham...

Somali police undergo counterterrorism training in Turkey

Agroup of Somali police officers underwent training in Turkey as the African country is embattled with terror attacks by the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. In an elite school for the Turkish Army's commando units in the...

The speach of his Excellent Mohamed Farmaajo the President of Republic of Somalia

Mr. President, Honorable Head of States and Governments, Dignitaries and Ladies and Gentlemen,It is a great honor and privilege to address you on this 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. It is indeed...

Maaza Mengiste, the Shadow King and the Significance of Owning Our Narratives

Our stories are often told by others. The significance of Ethiopia, the profound aspects of our history and the contributions that we have made to civilization is frequently conveyed through the eyes and pens...

Norway to Provide Bridging Loan to Somalia

OSLO, Norway, October 10, 2019 -- The Government has proposed that Norway should provide a short-term bridging loan of NOK 3.135 billion to Somalia in 2020 to clear Somalia’s debt arrears to the World...
Canadian sisters on front lines of rebuilding Somalia

Canadian sisters on front lines of rebuilding Somalia

The Elman sisters are bathed in the honey glow of Somalia’s late afternoon sun, the only sounds coming from an iPhone in a pink case that chirps continuously and the bursts of chatter from...

Strengthening Africa’s fragmented data landscape is key to meeting development targets

Strengthening Africa’s fragmented data landscape is key to meeting development targets, says new African Governance Report by Mo Ibrahim Foundation. African governments and partners need to step up efforts to close ‘data gaps’ in SDGs...

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