An international donor conference for Somalia has opened in Danish capital Copenhagen.
The two-day High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) co-chaired by Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the United Nations is aimed to maintain momentum in the political transition process and foster dialogue and reconciliation in Somalia.
High Level Partnership Forum endorses a Communiqué
Copenhagen – The first annual Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum was held in Copenhagen 19-20 November, co-chaired by HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Government of Somalia, and the United Nations, and hosted by the Government of Denmark. [Communiqué]
After the United Arab Emirates’ move to link American Islamic advocacy groups in a terror list along with Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Taliban and the so-called Islamic State, Muslim and non-Muslim leaders alike in America and abroad are pushing back and asking for answers.
Ugandan-Somalis win case against Somali Ambassador
In consent judgment signed with the Ugandan-Somali nationals living in Uganda before Mengo Chief Magistrate Boniface Wamala, it was agreed that the ambassador may deal with Somali citizens in Uganda, who are non-Ugandans and non-refugees as they are his responsibility.
Egypt commends efforts to build prosperous Somalia
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry expressed Egypt’s commitment to work closely with all partners to alleviate suffering of the Somali people, addressing Egypt’s “very long history of cooperation” with the country.
The United Nations for years handed out tens of millions of dollars to non-government organizations involved in humanitarian work in strife-battered Somalia with “no assurance” that the money was used for the intended purposes,” according to a report by the U.N.’s own internal auditing watchdog.
An international donor conference for Somalia set to open in Copenhagen on Wednesday (November 19th) aims to maintain momentum in the political transition process and foster dialogue and reconciliation in Somalia.
To take out al Shabab, one need look no further than charcoal. The United Nations has repeatedly called for countries in the region to disrupt the group’s trade in this environmentally destructive product, but, as the most recent Somalia UN Monitoring Group report revealed, such efforts have been lackluster. And so, with its patience wearing thin, the UN has now taken matters into its own hands by approving a naval intervention.