Day: 25 March 2021

Foreign Representation Cacophony and the Somali Gov’t Response

In the past few hours, there have been increasing calls from donors to Somalia over the election. Friends of Somalia have for the past 24 hours have started sending tweets calling for urgent elections. The European Union (EU) says the Somali people want the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections to take place. The EU also […]

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Army Takes Over Afgoye Security From AMISOM

The Somali National Army has taken over responsibility for security in Afgoye district from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). A ceremony was held in Afgoye district of Lower Shabelle region, attended by officials including the Commander of the Armed Forces, General Mohamed Tahliil Bihi, the Deputy Commander of AMISOM, the Commander of the […]

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Federal Gov’t, Puntland Trade Barbs Over Dhahar Police Brutality

Following a violent suppression of a popular uprising in the Sanag Region’s town of Dhahar, the Federal Government of Somalia issued a statement condemning the Puntland Administration’s use of live bullets to subdue the crowd. “The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) is deeply saddened by today’s heinous act in Dhahar, Sanaag region, in which Puntland […]

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