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Details of Duale’s security meeting with Somalia President

Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Mogadishu, Somalia on October 18, 2023. Image: DUALE
By:The Star Security matters took centre stage inside Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale's one-day visit to Somalia. The CS on Wednesday was in Somalia where he met President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Hamza...

Somalia rejects Ethiopia’s bid to gain direct access to Red Sea Port

A tanker ship anchored in the Red Sea. Photographer: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images
By: BLOOMBERG Somalia rejected an appeal from Ethiopia to enter into negotiations with a view to granting it access to a Red Sea port. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed last week warned that his country’s...

Somalia launches plan to reform governance system

Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
By: XINHUA AGENCY The Somali government on Monday launched a strategic plan to transform the country's governance system.The plan, dubbed the Modern Governance Strategic Direction Program, which was launched by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in the national...

Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia border communities strike peace deal

Ali Maalim, Deputy Governor Mandera appends his signature to the Mandera Triangle Agreement together with Abdiaziz Farah, Commissioner, NCIC. Image: HANDOUT
By:THE STAR Communities along Kenya Ethiopia and Somalia borders have sealed a deal to enhance peace, security, trade and movement of people. Mandera Triangle Cross-Border agreement signed by the three countries seeks to provide...

AfDB approves $13.3M grant to help Somalia improve domestic revenue mobilisation and public expenditure management

AfDB approves $13.3M grant to help Somalia improve domestic revenue mobilisation and public expenditure management
By: Devdiscourse The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on 2 October 2023 approved a grant of $13.29 million to Somalia to help improve domestic revenue mobilization and public expenditure management under the Institutional...

Kenyan-born defender called up to Somali national team

Abdi Salim at Syracuse Orange Image: HANDOUT
By:TheStar Kenyan-born defender Abdi Muya Salim who plays for Orlando City in the US Major Soccer League has been called up to the Somali national team for the coming World Cup qualifiers. Salim...

Somalia condemns terror attack in Turkish capital Ankara

Police forces execute extensive security measures in the area after an attack outside the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ankara, Türkiye, Oct. 1, 2023. (AA Photo)
By:Staff writter Somalia on Sunday strongly condemned a terror attack foiled by security forces in the capital Ankara, in which two police officers received minor injuries. "We strongly condemn the attempted terrorist attack on...

US offers $5 million reward for info on al-Shabaab’s no. 2 leader in Somalia

By:ANADOLUAGENCY The State Department on Thursday offered a reward of up to $5 million for information on Abukar Ali Adan, the deputy leader of the Somalia-based militant group, al-Shabaab.  “Up to $5 Million for Info on...

Somalia’s president praises Türkiye for its support

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud meets with Turkish ambassador to discuss country’s development priorities, security
By: ANADOLU AGENCY Somalia's president expressed his deep appreciation to Türkiye on Monday for continuing to support his country’s development, security and humanitarian needs. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud made the remarks after he met with Turkish Ambassador...

Uganda says it will mediate between Somalia and Somaliland

Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
By: Reuters Uganda said on Saturday it would mediate between Somalia and the breakaway region of Somaliland to facilitate reunification after a more than three-decade split. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda agreed to...