Somali lawmakers file impeachment motion against president

A section of Somali members of parliament have filed a motion to impeach President Mohamed Abdulahi Farmajo, a move that could threaten the country’s stability as it struggles to rebound from 30 years of civil unrest. The lawmakers filed the motion on Sunday, December 9th, accusing the president of violating the

Somalia’s prime minister sacks religious affairs minister

Somalia’s prime minister has sacked the minister of religious affairs but gave no reason, the state-run radio reported. “Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre today issued a decree sacking Hassan Maalim Hussein from his post of minister of religious affairs," Radio Mogadishu reported quoting the decree. Abdihakin Hassan Ibrahim Ashkir has been

Trump wishes Somalis ‘joyous’ Independence Day

US President Donald Trump has wished the people of Somalia "a joyous 58th anniversary of independence" as they celebrate more than half a century of freedom from European colonialist rule. In a letter to Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President Trump said it is in the "interest of both [Somalia and

Somalia marks 58 years of independence

Somalia is marking 58 years of freedom from European colonialist rule as the Horn of Africa country recovers from decades of war and inches towards stability. Celebrations for Sunday's s anniversary began at midnight, with the Somali flag raised in Mogadishu and other big towns. On 1 July 1960, British and Italian

10 things that happened this week in Somalia

Here at Gosahan, we know that there are times when keeping up with the news is hard. So we have decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant stories from each week. Here’s a complete recap of this week’s top stories from Somalia: 1. This week, al-Shabab denied

Somali president congratulates Turkey’s Erdogan on election win

Somalia's president has congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in Sunday's elections. Calling Turkey a "valuable partner of Somalia", President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said his government also congratulated "the people of Turkey on their historic presidential and parliamentary elections". "Congratulations to President @RT_Erdogan on his successful Presidential election.

Somali president arrives in Ethiopia for IGAD leaders’ meeting

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend an extraordinary summit of the regional Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) bloc. The civil war in South Sudan will top the agenda of the summit. All heads of state of IGAD member states, African Union and UN representatives as

Top UN official says Somalia ‘at a critical juncture’

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo on Thursday met Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo in Mogadishu to discuss the country's general security situation. This Ms Rosemary's first trip to Somalia since she was appointed to the position last month. She is expected to also visit neighbouring Kenya Kenya and Nigeria in

Somali president tells Somaliland and Puntland to end fighting

Somalia's president has said he's concerned about renewed fighting between Somaliland and Puntland forces in Tukarak village in Sool region. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo called on "all leaders, traditional clan chiefs, religious leaders, civil society organizations, women and youth to support efforts to end the clashes". "It is unfortunate that blood is being

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