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To avoid a repeat of the Mogadishu attack, Somali needs biometrics

African Arguments Thabit Mohamed Monday October 26, 2020 Three years ago, on 14 October 2017, Somalia experienced a turning point when devastating truck bomb attacks ripped through Mogadishu’s busy Zoobe junction. It was the country’s deadliest ever terrorist attack, killing almost 600 people and leaving hundreds seriously injured or missing. Though Somalia’s capital had seen […]

Somali women lawyers make Puntland safer

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UN activities suspended in Somaliland

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Somaliland suspends discussions with UN over humanitarian projects

Monday October 26, 2020 HARGEISA (HOL) – Somaliland has suspended humanitarian engagements with the UN projects but has not indicated the circumstances surrounding the decision. “The Ministry of Planning…is hereby sharing with all UN Agencies that discussions and consultations regarding the UN country programmes and work plans are suspended until further notice,” a statement by […]

Azerbaijan and Armenia trade accusations of breaking US-brokered truce

Monday October 26, 2020 Azerbaijan and Armenian have accused each other of violating a new ceasefire in the countries’ conflict over the mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. The truce, brokered by the United States and other western powers, had only just come into effect at 8am local time (4am GMT) on Monday when the defence ministry […]

Full Interview: Dr. Jakub Tolar Talks About COVID Treatments

Monday October 26, 2020 The University of Minnesota helped lead the way in COVID testing this spring, and its work continues with finding effective treatments for the disease (8:34). WCCO 4 News At 10 – October 25, 2020 advertisements   Women lawyers make Puntland safer for all – UNDP Calm returns to Mandera after three […]

Women lawyers make Puntland safer for all

Monday October 26, 2020 Graduates from a UNDP-supported law degree in Garowe are slowly changing the justice system In 2008, Puntland had almost no formally qualified lawyers, so UNDP helped set up a 4-year law course at Puntland State University (PSU) and a scholarship programme for gifted students who couldn’t afford the fees. In this […]

Calm returns to Mandera after three killed in inter-clan violence

Monday October 26, 2020By STEPHEN ASTARIKO Leaders call for cessation of hostilities and peaceful coexistence RECONCILIATION: Mandera Governor Ali Roba, deputy governor Mohamed Arai and Lafey MP Abdi Mude in Lafey town on Saturday. Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO Calm has returned to the Lafey-Elwak border in Mandera after two days of inter-clan skirmishes in which three […]

FGM and child marriage survivor leads fight against the harmful practices

Monday October 26, 2020By Kamal Abdukadir Twenty-three-year old Najma Muse (not her real name) from Garowe, Puntland dropped out of school when she got married at the tender age of 14. She was just in class seven of primary school at the time she entered wedlock. Prior to that she had undergone Type III female […]

Somaliland grants safe passage to former Somali Deputy PM to visit his ailing father

Monday October 26, 2020 FILE – HOL Hargeisa (HOL) – The President of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, has granted clemency to the former Somali Deputy Prime Minister, Mohamed Omar Arteh so that the latter can be by the bedside of his sickly father. Arteh was considered a persona non grata by the Somaliland government for his perceived […]

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