Hassan Ali Kheyre in a press conference in Villa Somalia on Wednesday night.

Somalia PM Designate Pledges An Inclusive Government

Thursday February 23, 2017 - 17:59:42

MOGADISHU -- Newly appointed Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre has pledged to form a government that is responsive and meets the expectations of the Somali people.

Who is Somalia's Political Newcomer Prime Minister

Thursday February 23, 2017 - 17:52:11

MOGADISHU -- Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister, shortly before departing to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since his election.

Hassan Ali Kheyre in a press conference in Villa Somalia on Wednesday night.

Somali President Names Hassan Ali Kheyre, Somali-Norwegian As His Prime Minister

Thursday February 23, 2017 - 12:10:44

MOGADISHU -- In his first decree hours after he was inaugurated, Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo has appointed his Prime Minister.

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo.

Somalia's New Leader Inaugurated, Vowing To Restore Dignity

Thursday February 23, 2017 - 12:07:07

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country.

H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti in Mogadishu on 22-Feb-2017.

Mogadishu Declaration, on Regional Cooperation on the Current Drought

Thursday February 23, 2017 - 07:13:49

MOGADISHU -- The following joint declaration was made in Mogadishu by H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, and H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta chats with his Somalia counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo during inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu today.

Kenya's President Pledges Support For Somalia

Wednesday February 22, 2017 - 20:46:46

MOGADISHU -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday attended the inauguration of new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo.

The Regional Risks to Somalia's Moment of Hope

Wednesday February 22, 2017 - 20:15:05

Eruptions of joy across the Somali-speaking Horn of Africa greeted the election of President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo, but to deliver a cure for Somalia's chronic ills he will need to counter distrust in neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya and win support from the African Union. _____________________________________________

Horn Of Africa Leaders Join Somalia At President Farmaajo's Inauguration

Wednesday February 22, 2017 - 14:58:23

MOGADISHU-- Security is high in Somalia as the country witnesses the inauguration of its 9th President, Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmajo.

Rights At Risk in Eastern Africa Amid 'Politics of Demonization'

Wednesday February 22, 2017 - 14:43:06

NAIROBI -- With politics of demonization taking hold across the globe in 2016, East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, saw a rise in human rights violations resulting from growing authoritarianism and conflict, said Amnesty International today as it released its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

NUSOJ Congratulates Somalia President Mohamed A.Farmaajo on Inauguration Day

Wednesday February 22, 2017 - 10:07:26

MOGADISHU -- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) congratulates the newly elected president of Somalia, his excellency Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmaajo) on his inauguration as the President of Federal Republic of Somalia.

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Mogadishu Declaration, on Regional Cooperation on the Current Drought

MOGADISHU -- The following joint declaration was made in Mogadishu by H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, and H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

The Regional Risks to Somalia's Moment of Hope

Eruptions of joy across the Somali-speaking Horn of Africa greeted the election of President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo, but to deliver a cure for Somalia's chronic ills he will need to counter distrust in neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya and win support from the African Union. _____________________________________________

Land Matters in Mogadishu: Settlement, Ownership and Displacement in A Contested City

MOGADISHU -- Mogadishu has for more than two decades been one of the most highly contested cities in the world. Since the collapse of President Siyad Barre's government in early 1991, it has been the object of both military and political struggles almost without interruption.

IMF Urges Somalia To Clear Arrears And Take Concrete Action To Reform Economy

NAIROBI -- The International Monetary Fund says creditors may forgive part of Somalia's outstanding $5.3bn debt if the strife-torn Horn of Africa state takes concrete steps toward reforming its economy and improving governance.

Somalia: Operational Plan for Famine Prevention

MOGADISHU-- The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating and famine is a strong possibility in 2017. This comes only six years after a devastating famine led to the death of more than a quarter of a million people – half of them children.

What it's Like to Travel to US When Your Passport Says You're from Somalia

LONDON -- Liban* has a British passport, but there's a problem with it. It says he was born in Mogadishu. Of course, that shouldn't be a problem. But according to Liban, it has caused him no end of complications when travelling to the US.

Somalia's Parliament Should Produce a Constitution by and for the People

As Somalia's tenth parliament began its work in early 2017 and elected Mohamed Abdullahi 'Farmaajo' as president, the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) hopes lawmakers, national and sub-national politicians and civil society organizations will re-focus and prioritize the finalization of the constitution.

Somalia Presidential Elections: Is Democracy Emerging?

On 8th February, widespread street celebrations took place in the embattled east African country of Somalia, following the election of its 9th president: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, nicknamed "Farmajo."

Somalia Heralds New Dawn After Election

Somalia has a new President democratically elected by members of both houses of the national parliament in an open and fair process witnessed by local and international observers. I congratulate President-elect Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed and wish him well as he steers the country towards a brighter future.

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