Somalia's government budget is expected to stay roughly unchanged in 2015, the deputy prime minister said on Tuesday, as the government struggles to widen its tax base and convince donors to provide direct budgetary support.
Big Oil, corruption & Islamist weapon sales blight UK-Somalia relations
Britain’s relationship with Somalia has come under scrutiny after a report detailing corruption in the east African nation was published by the UN. The Security Council report claims Somalia has traded arms with Islamist militants.
Somalia: Efforts Underway to Resolve Disagreement Between Somalia Leadership
The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nicholas Kay met with Somalia President Mohamud, Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and Speaker of the Federal Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari on Saturday (November 16) in another effort to broker a solution to disagreement between President Hassan Sheik Mahmoud and Prime Minister Abdiwali.
Somalia: One Year On - the Somali New Deal Compact - a Remarkable Transformation
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud left for Copenhagen on Monday (November 17) leading a delegation to the Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum. The Forum is being chaired by the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations and attended by more than 140 high-level delegates from more than 59 countries.
Three Somali nationals linked to Gikomba, Nairobi terror attack remanded
A Nairobi court has declined to release on bail a man and two women of Somali origin believed to be behind the terrorist attack in Gikomba market in May. Ten people died and scores were injured in the attack on the busy market.
In the eyes of the international community, Somaliland is an autonomous region in Somalia, on the Horn of Africa. But most of its 3.5 million inhabitants do not consider the territory – which has a president, a flag and even a currency – part of Somalia.
Terrorism fears cripple "rotten" aid system in hungry Somalia -expert
Aid workers in Somalia, which faces worsening hunger three years after famine struck the country, believe the humanitarian system is "rotten" and are hamstrung by fears of being prosecuted for aiding terrorists, an expert said.
Fourteen cabinet members of Somalia have signed on Sunday a manifesto, urging Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed to resign and leave the office to solve a long standing rift between him and President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.