UN Monitors Accuse UK Oil Firm of Payoffs to Somali Officials
UN sanctions experts have accused British company Soma Oil and Gas of making large payments to Somalia’s oil ministry that created a “serious conflict of interest,” some of which appeared to have been used to pay off senior officials.
Kenyan president receives diplomatic credentials from Somali ambassador
Kenyan president has received diplomatic credentials from six ambassadors including Somalia’s new ambassador to Kenya and welcomed him into his new post amid border row between the two neighboring countries.
Mayo doctor turns research into Somali community outreach
A soccer championship halftime show isn't the most likely place to see a presentation on hepatitis awareness from a Mayo Clinic researcher, but one doctor's team is doing what it takes to get the message out to the local Somali community.
UN-backed international forum delivers roadmap for Somalia’s future
The United Nations and its partners have welcomed the significant commitments made at a recent high-level forum in Somalia that will be critical to the future of the Horn of Africa nation, including the holding of inclusive elections.
Mogadisho - The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources acknowledges the investigation launched by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited (SOMA) and offers its full cooperation, should it be requested.
Kenyan soldiers improving Somalia lives in Lower Jubba Region
The AMISOM CIMIC Office of the Kenyan Contingent in Sector 2 has in the past few months embarked on offering outpatient medical services, provision of water through sinking of boreholes and water pans and building of latrines throughout the sector.
AU soldiers arrested over civilian killings in Marka town
At least two African Union soldiers have been arrested in connection with allegations of civilian murders after three incidents in which soldiers randomly killed nearly two ‘dozen’ of civilians after bomb attacks on their convoys in the coastal town of Marka, officials said on Sunday.
Somalia militants observes funeral rites for dead Taliban leader
The Al-Qaeda linked militant group in Somalia has performed a ritual prayer for the deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar after the Afghan militant group elected a new leader after Omar’s mysterious death two years ago.