[VOA] Mogadishu -- Somalia's prime minister has suspended his foreign affairs minister over allegations that he authorized an illegal shipment of charcoal to Oman. The Somali government banned charcoal exports a decade ago to prevent deforestation and the funding of conflicts. However, analysts say the shipment was not the real reason for the suspension.
[UN News] The recent conclusion of the electoral process in Somalia offers a long-awaited opportunity to make progress on other urgent national priorities, the UN Special Representative for the county told the Security Council on Monday.
[VOA] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Somalia's new president is starting his four-year term facing familiar top issues such as the country's political divide and rising attacks by al-Qaida-linked insurgent group al-Shabab.
[Shabelle] Somalia officially released $ 9.6 million confiscated from the UAE in 2018 at Mogadishu airport. The money was handed over to the UAE Ambassador to Somalia, Ahmed Al-Uthman after an order from the Prime Minister of Somalia, Mohamed Hussein Roble.
[Shabelle] At the UN Security Council's Ministerial on Food Security today in New York, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced nearly $215 million in additional humanitarian assistance to address the global food security crisis, which has been exacerbated by Russia's war on Ukraine and its corresponding impact on global markets.
[VOA] Washington -- The Somali government has released $9.6 million it seized from a United Arab Emirates plane in Mogadishu four years ago, a step aimed at mending relations that have been stuck at a low point ever since.
[DW] President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud faces many challenges: From the fight against militant organization al-Shabab to a potential famine threatening millions of Somalis. Is he the right man for the job? DW takes a look.
[Shabelle] The US Secretary of state Antony Blinken has offered Congratulations to the people of Somalia on the successful completion of their presidential election on May 15, and to Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his victory.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia congratulated the re-election on Sunday of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the next President of neighboring Somalia. After congratulating the president elect, PM Abiy said that he looks forward "to working closely with you on common bilateral and regional interests."
[Shabelle] United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed Somalia's peaceful presidential elections and congratulated Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as the country's 10th federal President.
[State Department] The United States congratulates the people of Somalia on the conclusion of their national electoral process. We also congratulate Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as the president of the Federal Republic of Somalia and look forward to working closely with him and the new government.
[Shabelle] The UN mission in Somalia congratulated Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as the country's tenth president, and looks forward to working with him and his team to advance national priorities, such as peace, security, and stability, in the coming years.
[VOA] U.S. President Joe Biden has authorized a deployment of fewer than 500 troops to the East African nation of Somalia to conduct operations against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab insurgent group, a White House official said Monday, in a reversal of a Trump-era decision to withdraw the forces.
[Shabelle] MOGADISHU, Somalia - Several newly elected lawmakers in Somalia have asked the government to open channels of dialogue with the terrorist group al-Shabaab to explore peace in the African country.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Thousands of business owners in this breakaway region of Somalia have been left penniless after a massive fire swept through the sprawling Waheen market, engulfing hundreds of stores, stalls and restaurants.
[Shabelle] MOGADISHU, Somalia (Sh.M.N) - Somalia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdisaid Muse Ali, has survived an apparent assassination attempt on his life after an attack in Galkacyo town in central Somalia's Mudug region.
[The Conversation Africa] The African Union Mission in Somalia - (AMISOM) - has ended its 15-year political and military experiment in post-conflict state building. On 1 April 2022, a shift took place as the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) came into being. The transition's mission is to pave the way for lasting peace and stability in the Horn of Africa country.
[Shabelle] Doha: Qatar Fund for Development sent 45 tons of food aid baskets to assist 750 affected families in the Somaliland region, in order to address the difficult conditions as a result of drought, in addition to the fire that erupted in the main market of the capital Hargeisa, in cooperation with the Qatar Amiri Air Force.
[Shabelle] Somalia's parliament came under mortar fire on Monday as the country's newly elected lawmakers were meeting for only the second time since taking office, an attack claimed by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab.