However, the United States expresses grave concern over alleged reports of intimidation and malpractice in the electoral process thus far. We call on the National Leadership Forum to respect the efforts of the electoral bodies to uphold transparent and integral practices as the remaining seats in Parliament are filled, ensuring seats reserved for women are actually filled by women.
We also offer our condolences to those who were affected by al-Shabaab’s ruthless attacks against the Somali people. We condemn the recent bombings in Mogadishu targeting our partners supporting the electoral process. The United States maintains firm support for the African Union Mission in Somalia and the Somali security forces as they work to provide a secure environment for the electoral process.
Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 8, 2017 Full Article
Somalia's landmark electoral process has dominated discussions in public places across the Horn of Africa country over the past few months, as Somalis examine the democratic progress the country has made after years of civil war. Full Article
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the inauguration of the new Federal Parliament of Somalia on 27 December and warmly congratulated the people of Somalia on this historic achievement in their quest for universal suffrage by 2020. Full Article
The international community has warned Somalia's new parliament against corruption practices, emphasising the need for the embattled nation to "move forward" as new MPs are set to select the next President. Full Article
ICJ Decision: The ICJ will begin its deliberations concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya Full Article
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today called on the Federal Government of Somalia to accept and implement without delay the conclusions and recommendations of the UN report on freedom of expression situation in Somalia. Full Article
An important meeting was taking place when General Gabre entered the hall to listen the Somali military officials' discussion in Mogadishu, but General Mohamed Adan asked him, "What are you doing here?" Full Article
The highly centralized and monopolized political set-up and the failure to create many of the mandated representative bodies adds up to a skewed system in which the state instrumentalities are exceedingly becoming a campaign organization of the incumbent president. The current power-holders rely on presidential patronage and lack independent constituencies thereby stunting the development of potential rivals and creating a powerful national network of dependents. Full Article
Mogadishu, Somalia (Waagacusub.net ) —Minister of information for the Federal Government of Somalia Mohamed Abdi Hayir Maareye took editor of the state-run of Radio Mugdisho Mustaf War'adeye into custody on Monday. Full Article
The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) wishes to react to the latest announcement by the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on the composition of the nation's federal electoral commission. Full Article
MP Duhulow undermining the Somali PM credibility ?
Waagacusub.net - Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo who was elected by Somali parliament after vote buying is becoming "master of showoff" who ignores the reality on the ground.
Waagacusub.net - The Somali president made huge promises based on emotional patriotism that could not be fulfilled by clannish element like him.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has strongly condemned a court verdict against independent journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon in Somaliland's capital Hargeisa who was today sentenced to two (2) years of prison.
MP Duhulow undermining the Somali PM credibility ? Full Article
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Waagacusub.net - Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo who was elected by Somali parliament after vote buying is becoming "master of showoff" who ignores the reality on the ground. Full Article
April 11, 2017: The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins its member, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) to strongly condemn the sentencing of independent journalist, Abdimalik Muse Oldon to two years in prison by the Marodi Jeeh Regional Court in Somaliland's capital Hargeisa. Full Article
Waagacusub.net - The Somali president made huge promises based on emotional patriotism that could not be fulfilled by clannish element like him. Full Article
Ethiopian foreign policy and the Ogaden War: the shift from "containment" to "destabilization," 1977–1991 Full Article
The most Ethiopian corrupt military officer who is called Haile Gabre known by Somalis as General Gabre becoming extremely wealthy from the huge sums of money that he is getting from opportunistic Somali politicians who want to buy the sympathy of Addis Ababa, one of his juniors told Waagacusub anonymously. Full Article
Sunatimes.com - The vast majority of the Somali people were dismayed by the selection of Abshir Mohamed Bukhari who is well known for his radical views and unlimited support for the terrorist group Al-Shabab, a Somali based terror group that have links to Al-Qaeda and newly founded ISIS. Full Article
The so-called Islamic State received some modest good news recently from Somalia, in what has otherwise been a dismal stretch of losses for the jihadi group. In October Full Article
UNHCR Special Envoy Mohamed Abdi Affey (second, right) listens to a Somali refugee in Dadaab, Kenya, who has opted to return home under a voluntary repatriation programme. Photo: UNHCR/Modesta Ndubi Full Article