The US Welcomes the Agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland State of Somalia
United States Representative for Somalia (SRS) James P. McAnulty welcomes the historic October 14 agreement signed in Garowe between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Puntland State of Somalia. This significant twelve-point agreement is a major cornerstone to the state building process.
Dispatches: Somalia – Worrying Times for Press Freedom (By Laetitia Bader)
The attack on Somali television director Abdirisak Jama – known as “Black” – who was shot and seriously wounded by gunmen outside his home in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on October 12, highlights once again the dangers facing Somali media. As if the killings and shootings weren’t bad enough, Somali journalists are facing new threats – a draft media law that contains several troubling provisions and a spate of arrests.
Over 1 million Somalis at risk of starvation, UN envoy warns
The United Nations envoy in Somalia on Tuesday warned that despite some political and security gains, the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa country has deteriorated, with over 1 million Somalis who do not have enough to eat.