Somalia: Politician Abdullahi Sheikh Hassan Arrested At Aden Adde International Airport
Politician Abdullahi Sheikh Hassan, the Chairperson of Peace and Democracy Party was arrested at Aden Adde International Airport today. Credible sources say the veteran politician was arrested after he returned from a journey abroad.
Aspire Institute Promises to Impart Life Skills to Somali Kids through Advanced Technologies
Traditional schools certainly impart very basic lessons of life, science and social studies to young students. However, majority of traditional educational institutions fail to inculcate the life skills that the young children need to excel in their later life. Aspire Institute, a Minneapolis based child training and development institute run by a Somali entrepreneur and educator, has recently launched a series of child development programs. These programs are aimed at all-round growth and development of the Somali kids, who in many cases are less privileged and do not receive adequate training.
Somali Port Workers Protest Turkish Firm Take-Over of Port
Turkey has been a key ally for the federal Somali government, and with major financial assistance from Ankara, development in Mogadishu is taking off at a fast pace. But not all are happy with the Turkish influence in Somalia. Port workers in Mogadishu staged recent protests to keep their jobs as Turkish companies take over. But they lack the education to operate the new technology coming in.
Clan Federalism: The Worst option for Statebuiling in Somalia
The debate among Somalis over clan federalism (clan segregation) hasnít produced common understanding and consensus for final bargain because it takes place in vacuum, outside formal democratic process. The federal government has shirked from its leadership responsibility to organize and lead national debate on federalism for legislation as set forth in the provisional constitution.
With an improvement in security, the Somali government is taking advantage of relative calm and rebuilding the countryís major source of revenues - namely the airport and seaport, with major assistance from Turkey.
A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portlandís downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.
Somalia: Albeyrak Press Release On Mogadishu Port Stand Off
Turkey's interest, love and contribution oriented in Somalia are continuing by increasing exponentially.
Within this frame, the Albayrak Group had taken on an active role in Somalia's development. Since August 2012, much work has been conducted towards rehabilitating the Port of Mogadishu and is still continues, in order to transform it into a sea port that has international quality, elevating it to a central position in the Somalia and African economy.