Somalia: Fiscal Budget and Federal Government legitimacy
Recently, I came across a document titled “Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) - Appropriation Act for the 2014 Budget,” consisting of Act No 00005 and financial statement. The theme (goals) of the Budget document is “enhancing State capacity for peace, justice, Economic Recovery Program (ERP) and Public financial Management.” Assuming the document is genuine, I’ll summarize below its essential information. In the meantime, it is important to note that the budget, which is based on revenues from Mogadishu Port, Airport, and Bakaraha Market, reflects the curbed legitimacy of the Federal Government.
The former Somali PM Prof. Ali Mohamed Gedi denied earlier reports saying that he was captured by Somaliland forces at Saaxdheer. Speaking to Dalsan Radio on the line from Dubai, Ali M Gedi said the news by Somaliland that they arrested him in baseless. He however said that he is sorry about the attack against that place where the blood of some innocent Somalis was shed. He said friends told him what happened there and he also learnt the incident from new sites. "May be the official, Mr. Duunkaal caught another man with similar name like mine. It is not me. I am now in the UAE". Ali M Gedi said.
Somalia: NUSOJ Laments Resubmission of Draft Media Law As a Threat to Media Freedom
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) protests against resubmission of draft media law to the Council of Ministers of the Federal Government of Somalia for endorsement without the agreed inclusive consultation with media stakeholders.
Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine 'catastrophe': U.N
War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday.
American ISIS Douglas McCain's Death Troubles Minnesota Somali Activists
Activists working to combat terror gangs' recruitment of young men from Minnesota's Somali community are worried the recent death of an American fighting for ISIS in Syria will tarnish their community's reputation. "It's a very sad time for the community because this issue the community has been trying to eliminate keeps coming back over and over again," said Mohammad Farrah, director of a youth outreach organization called Ka-Joog. "There are a few bad apples that are within our community…this does hurt the image of our community."
African intelligence: terror groups in Africa linked to Islamic State
There is growing evidence of links between terrorist militant groups in Africa, Syria and Iraq. African intelligence officials are showing the need to swap intelligence and work together across borders to combat the rising terror threats.
AFRICA'S MILITANTS MAY BE INSPIRED BY ISLAMIC STATE
African Islamists may be emboldened by the Islamic State’s gains in the Middle East, and local security services need to cooperate to counter the continent’s militants, African intelligence officials heard on Thursday.
Can The New Intelligence Chief Replicate His Success In Somalia
There exits Major General (Rtd) Michael Gichangi and in comes Maj-Gen Phillip Kameru at the helm of National Intelligence Service. History shows that the Kenyan number one spy agency is entrusted with the military.