AU Special Representative Saddened by Attack on AMISOM Peacekeepers, Urges for Calm and Restraint in Hiiran Region.
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou is saddened by news coming in from the central Hiiran region that armed men and rioters blocked and attacked AMISOM peacekeepers this morning while they were on a reconciliation mission in the area.
Federal prosecutors recognized for Somali pirate case - (DailyPress)
Four federal prosecutors were recently given Attorney General Awards for their work securing convictions in several Somali pirates' cases, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Minister of Information Mustafa Duhulow today addressed the media.
The Minister discussed various issues: HE the President’s visit to Barawa; the progress made in education in Somalia; the situation in El-Bur; the imminent prospect of Somalia attracting huge investment as a result of HE the President’s meeting with MEDEF in Paris; the progress of Operation Indian Ocean; the celebration of Somali flag day and the justice reform in Somalia.
Fears black market will flourish as Aussie banks stop Somalia remittances (Word News Australia)
Thousands of Somali-born Australians use the services to remit funds to immediate and extended family in Somalia for food, clothing and education. They are concerned for their relatives’ welfare if the system is dismantled.
Statement from the Office of the President on the Occasion of the Signing of the Agreement with Puntland
Yesterday, the Federal Government of Somalia and the State of Puntland signed an agreement to resume relations and work together to build a federal state. I welcome this agreement and congratulate everyone for their willing and constructive input.
The US Welcomes the Agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland State of Somalia - (US Department of state)
SRS McAnulty also extends acknowledgment to UN, IGAD and EU partners who facilitated this historic agreement. The United States remains fully committed to support the FGS and Puntland State in their joint efforts to promote a Somalia that truly reflects its peace and state-building agenda and stand ready to support the implementation of this agreement.
Dispatches: Somalia – Worrying Times for Press Freedom (By Laetitia Bader)
The attack on Somali television director Abdirisak Jama – known as “Black” – who was shot and seriously wounded by gunmen outside his home in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on October 12, highlights once again the dangers facing Somali media. As if the killings and shootings weren’t bad enough, Somali journalists are facing new threats – a draft media law that contains several troubling provisions and a spate of arrests.
Somali Government & AMISOM Should Stop Deploying Sierra Leon troops in to Somalia - (Act For Somalia)
Act for Somalia is receiving many representations from concerned Somalis, both in the Diaspora and in Somalia itself, about Sierra Leon troops who will be deployed in Somalia as part of AMISOM and the possibility of these soldiers spreading the deadly EBOLA virus throughout the region.