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Somalia is Still in Search of a Unique Governance Model

Somalia is Still in Search of a Unique Governance Model

by Abdisamad Nur BidarWednesday, January 08, 2020

To paraphrase the aptly titled book “Somalia:  Nation in Search of a State” by David D. Laitin, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and the late Said Sheikh Samatar (RIP) who …

Wagalla Massacre campaigner Abdi Omar dies in Nairobi

Wagalla Massacre campaigner Abdi Omar dies in Nairobi

Wednesday January 8, 2020

OTTAWA (HOL) – Kenyan-Somali activist, Abdi Omar (Yalahow) who campaigned for compensation of the victims of the Wagalla Massacre in North Eastern Kenya has died.
Omar who has been a resident of Ottawa, Canada…

UPDATE: Five killed, 15 injured in car bombing attack in Mogadishu

UPDATE: Five killed, 15 injured in car bombing attack in Mogadishu

Wednesday January 8, 2020MOGADISHU (HOL) – Five people were killed and 15 others injured in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu Wednesday barely a week after close to 100 others were killed in the outskirts of the city.Ads By Google A vehicle loaded with …

AMISOM hospital receives laboratory and theater equipment

AMISOM hospital receives laboratory and theater equipment

Wednesday January 8, 2020The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) has handed over medical equipment to a health facility operated by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu.Ads By Google The health facility located with…

Breaking News: Car bomb rocks checkpoint near parliament in Mogadishu

Breaking News: Car bomb rocks checkpoint near parliament in Mogadishu

Wednesday January 8, 2020MOGADISHU (HOL) – A bomb explosion has gone off at a check point near Lower House building in Mogadishu.Ads By Google Sources told HOL the blast happened at a checkpoint in Sayidka area adjacent to Ministry of Security headqu…

Mandera court sentences Ugandan national to 30yrs in jail over terror links

Mandera court sentences Ugandan national to 30yrs in jail over terror links

Wednesday January 8, 2020A Ugandan national was on Tuesday sentenced to 30 years in prison after he was found guilty of involvement in terror activities.Ads By Google According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Abdu Rashid Ssekaji…

Somali soldiers graduate from UK-led training course

Somali soldiers graduate from UK-led training course

Wednesday January 8, 2020Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has reached out to farmers in Somaliland with an agricultural development project.Ads By Google The recently-launched project aims to boost the quality and amount of crops an…

Iran plane crash: Ukraine Boeing with at least 170 aboard comes down near Tehran

Iran plane crash: Ukraine Boeing with at least 170 aboard comes down near Tehran

Wednesday January 8, 2020A passenger plane carrying at least 170 people bound for the Ukrainian capital Kiev has crashed a few minutes after taking off from Tehran’s main international airport.Ads By Google Iran’s Red Crescent has said there was no c…

UPDATED: Beltrami County votes no to accepting refugees

UPDATED: Beltrami County votes no to accepting refugees

Wednesday January 8, 2020With applause from a loud, passionate crowd Beltrami County on Tuesday, Jan. 7, became the first local government unit in Minnesota, and possibly the country, to refuse refugee resettlements.Ads By Google In a 3-2 vote, the c…

Breaking News: Iran attacks two Iraqi bases housing US forces in revenge for Soleimani’s death

Breaking News: Iran attacks two Iraqi bases housing US forces in revenge for Soleimani’s death

Tuesday, January 07, 2020By NASSER KARIMI, AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL

Iran launched more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases that hold US troops in what appears to be retaliation for the American airstrike that killed a top Iranian general las…