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Somalia Report 2019 focuses on the main developments and key trends in politics, security, economy, social services

0 Visits: 6095 | Friday January 24, 2020 - 00:56:43
Sunatimes.com - The State of Somalia (SOS) Report focuses on the main developments and key trends in politics, security, economy, social services and the role of external actors from 1 January to 31 December 2019. The objective of the report is to: empirically and systemically document key events in…

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Somalia:World Bank Approves $112 Million to Strengthen Local Government Capacity

0 Visits: 2561 | Sunday January 19, 2020 - 04:16:14
The World Bank today approved a $112 million grant to deliver prioritized infrastructure in Somalia's cities and strengthen municipal government capacity. The Somalia Urban Resilience Project (SURP) II will support infrastructure investments in strategic cities such as Mogadishu, Garowe, Kismayo…

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Al-Shabab published images of their attack on US forces in Lamu, Kenya. What is behind the attack?

0 Visits: 5619 | Thursday January 09, 2020 - 22:55:07
Sunatimes.com - Head of Al Shabab operation Abdulaziz Abu Musab says in an interview to the militants radio, Al Andalous, that the Simba Camp attack in Lamu was in retaliation of Kenyan anti-terror forces destruction of Hormuud offices and false boundaries between Kenya and Somalia. Al Shabab communication…

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Somalia:security forces arrested 38 journalists, while 37 were beaten, shot at or threatened at gunpoint

0 Visits: 2917 | Sunday January 05, 2020 - 06:33:21
Somalia detained record number of journalists in 2019: Report. State security forces arrested 38 journalists, while 37 were beaten, shot at or threatened at gunpoint, report says.

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Over 16,000 people sign petition asking the UK gov't to revoke Somali singer's visa over "hateful remarks"

0 Visits: 5885 | Wednesday January 01, 2020 - 01:16:01
Waagacusub.com - A UK woman is petitioning her government to revoke the 6-month visa granted to a popular controversial Somali singer who linked Mogadishu's rampant terror attacks to Somali leader's refusal to grant Somaliland autonomy.

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SOMALIA: WORLD TRAVELER DANIEL HERSZBERG VISITED MOGADISHU

0 Visits: 2905 | Monday December 30, 2019 - 03:10:08
Daniel has also developed a strong Instagram following focusing on off-the-beaten path destinations (www.instagram.com/dhersz), with a very engaged and active following on Instagram (31,000+ followers). His recent trip to Mogadishu has garnered much attention from Somali social media users.

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Commemorating the Real Somali Heroes Who Fought the Ethiopian Invasion

0 Visits: 3813 | Saturday December 14, 2019 - 23:34:38
"General John Abizaid of the U.S. Central Command, which has military authority for the Horn of Africa, flew to Ethiopia recently to meet with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has told American officials that he could cripple the Islamists "in one to two weeks."" (13 December 2006, Jeffrey…

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For those justfying police killings, remember Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto were suspects for crimes against humanity

0 Visits: 3835 | Monday November 25, 2019 - 05:29:48
Sunatimes.com -Rashid and his killer police squad arrested four teenage boys from Good Samaritan Children's home in Mathare slums. They assaulted two and released them and proceeded with the other two boys to Amana Petrol Station which is said to be their operations base. Rashid and his crew were…

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NUSOJ strongly condemns suspension of leading Independent TV station and arrest of editor-in-chief in Somaliland

0 Visits: 3167 | Monday November 18, 2019 - 12:29:42
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) vehemently condemns the forceful and illegal suspension of operations of Horn Cable TV, a leading Hargeisa based independent television network, and arrest of its editor-in-chief.

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SOMALIA: Oiling Al-Shabaab's Economic Empire

0 Visits: 6201 | Saturday November 09, 2019 - 04:13:36
Al-Shabaab is more than just a terrorist group. In 2011, its annual revenue was in the region of $70–100 million per year. In 2018, the President of the Somali Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) confirmed that Al-Shabaab collected an estimated $20 million dollars from South Somalia alone.

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IMF Flawed Approach to Somalia Masks Deep Governance Failure

0 Visits: 2512 | Tuesday October 15, 2019 - 13:53:10
Somalia, after 20 years of statebuilding efforts, is precipitously descending again into deep civil strife because of autocratic, corrupt, incompetent, divisive, hypocritical federal leaders more than any other factor. Today Somalia experiences the authoritarianism that Nicholas Kayser-Bril described…

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Somalia:Risk of terrorism financing through mobile money- Hormuud Telesom and Golis ?

0 Visits: 5990 | Friday October 11, 2019 - 12:08:40
-Risk of terrorism financing through mobile money: Al-Shabaab can finance its terrorist activities due to the lack of regulation on mobile money transfers. - Risk of money laundering through mobile money: Money launderers can use mobile money, as they can multiply mobile money accounts without giving…

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Somalia auditor general slams government finances

0 Visits: 2629 | Thursday October 10, 2019 - 06:06:28
Sunatimes.com -The Somali government is keeping some donor funds offshore and none of the ministries have completed last year's accounts, the auditor general said in a report published on Wednesday.

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Qatar fuels chaos in Somalia - Farmajo,refused to accept the results of Jubbaland election

0 Visits: 3241 | Friday September 20, 2019 - 06:10:12
Sunatimes.com - Qatar's interference in Somalia threatens a civil war, since Jubaland election results confused Hamadeen.

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Challenges to Ethiopia's Regional Ambitions

0 Visits: 3284 | Friday September 13, 2019 - 04:58:12
Sunatimes.com - The Maekelawi prison had a history of torture and repression until it was officially closed on 7 April 2018. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's decision to open it to the public, was praised by human rights organisations as the next step towards political liberalisation. The timing, however,…

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Somalia and China MOU Tuna Agreement ended up Corruption

0 Visits: 3385 | Wednesday September 11, 2019 - 02:05:09
The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to facilitate the operation of fishing vessels owned or being within the association of [PARTY] in the Somali Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to target tuna and tuna like species. 2. The objective of this MOU is to establish a lasting relationship…

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Hormuud Telecom Somalia: one of the single largest financiers of Al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 3010 | Sunday September 08, 2019 - 11:31:33
Ilhan Omar Demanded Protection for Company Linked to Terror Group Al-Shabaab

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Ilhan Omar Defends Notorious Somali Terror Group on Twitter -HORMUUD TELECOM

0 Visits: 1813 | Friday September 06, 2019 - 08:38:34
IS SHE A TERRORIST? ILHAN OMAR BECOMES ONLINE TERRORISTS APOLOGISTS!.

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Somalia: List of companies that pay Al-Shabaab most - Hormuud Telecom

2 Visits: 7843 | Tuesday September 03, 2019 - 20:13:06
Al-Shabaab gets a lot of money from Somali business people, especially those in Mogadishu, according to reports published by Washington Post and UN Somalia and Eritrea monitoring group.

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Somalia:Mogadishu Mayor Targeted by Female Bomber

0 Visits: 3388 | Saturday August 10, 2019 - 08:12:56
The Somali government says the recent explosion that fatally injured the mayor of Mogadishu was carried out by a female suicide bomber with special needs who was assisted by a second woman.

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