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State-building and elections discussed on UN Special Representative’s visit to Baidoa

UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Catriona Laing, said.
By: UN NEWS Baidoa – Continuing her farewell meetings with Somali leaders, the UN’s top official for Somalia today visited Baidoa, where she met with South West State’s President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed ‘Laftagareen’ for wide-ranging discussions on local and national...

British Ambassador to Somalia Visits Garowe

• British Ambassador to Somalia, Mike Nithavrianakis, visited Garowe on 4 May 2024
British Ambassador to Somalia, Mike Nithavrianakis, visited Garowe on 4 May 2024. The Ambassador met President Deni and discussed Puntland’s role in the wider constitutional state-building agenda, recent humanitarian challenges, and economic development.

Somalia admits that Somaliland successfully controls its airspace and part of Somalia’s, SCAAA reveals

Somalia admits that Somaliland successfully controls its own airspace and part of Somalia’s, SAAA reveals
By M.A. Egge The Somaliland Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (SCAAA) revealed that the Mogadishu-based Somali government has acknowledged that that they have lost control of much of the airspace in many areas of their country.

Somalia detains US-trained military unit over alleged theft of rations

Security forces patrol near the Hayat Hotel after an attack by Al-Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu on Aug. 20, 2022. Somalia's government said it had suspended and detained several members of an elite, U.S.-trained commando unit for stealing rations donated by the United States, adding that it was taking over responsibility for provisioning the force. (HASSAN ALI ELMI/AFP via Getty Images)
By: REUTERS Somalia's government said it had suspended and detained several members of an elite, U.S.-trained commando unit for stealing rations donated by the United States, adding that it was taking over responsibility for provisioning the force.

Somaliland: Waddani Party condemns the torture and illegal detention of five Somalilanders in Mogadishu

Somaliland: Waddani Party condemns the torture and illegal detention of five Somalilanders in Mogadishu
Somaliland opposition party Waddani condemns the torture and illegal detention of five Somalilanders in Mogadishu. The WADDANI Party issued the following statement today Following the WADDANI Party's statements of condolences and condemnation of...

Somaliland Accuses Somalia of Torturing Prisoners

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Somaliland, Abdullahi Hussein Mohamed
Somaliland on Tuesday accused Somalia of being behind the torturing of five prisoners who were arrested in connection with the killing of Somalia’s Civil Aviation Authority at the Criminal Investigation Directorate in Mogadishu. ” We strongly condemn...

Dahabshiil rewards the Young saleswoman goes viral for a professional response

Dahabshiil rewards the Young saleswoman goes viral for a professional response
Deeqa Mohamed Muse, a Somtel employee in Puntland, Somalia, went viral for her response during a vox pop interview. While working a normal day, Deeqa participated in a street interview and politely redirected a political question to focus on her expertise...

‘They felt they could die at any time’: Families’ relief as Somali pirates free hostages

Naval ships escort cargo ship MV Abdullah out of the high risk zone after the vessel with 23 crew was released by Somali pirates. Photo: SR Shipping
By: The National Relatives of 23 hostages on a cargo ship seized by armed Somali pirates have expressed relief and happiness that the men were released after more than a month in captivity. The freed...

UK Contributes £2.75 million to UNSOS in Support of Somalia’s Security Forces

UK Contributes £2.75 million to UNSOS in Support of Somalia’s Security Forces
The United Kingdom has given an additional £2.75 million to the UN Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) Trust Fund in support of Somali Security Forces (SSF). The Trust Fund is administered by UNSOS and supports SSF logistical...

Somali pirates free MV Abdullah cargo ship after $5m ransom paid

A photo released by the Indian Navy shows pirates aboard the MV Abdullah after it was seized on March 12. Photo: Indian Navy
By: THE NATIONAL Somali pirates with links to Al Qaeda have released the Bangladesh-flagged cargo ship MV Abdullah and its 23 crew members after receiving a ransom payment of $5 million, locals and officials in Somalia said on Sunday. The payment followed...