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The state of state-building in Somalia

Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali sign the agreement

NAIROBI- A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence. The 14 October agreement between the Mogadishu-based Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the autonomous Puntland […]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

MUSTAFA DUHULOW“Confidence building with communities is key to the progress of brining peace and stability in Somalia.”

Minister of Information:

Mogadishu, 21 October 2014 – H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, Minister of Information today hosted an important meeting between AMISOM and Somali Police forces and Civil Society groups in Mogadishu. The aim of the meeting was to better coordinate between AMISOM and the Federal Government institutions as well as on how best to engage with public in […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalia wants its pirates in Kenya jails sent home

Nine suspected Somali pirates attend a h

MOMBASA COUNTY: The Somalia government now says it hopes Kenya will allow the transfer 122 convicted Somali pirates from Kenyan jails back to Somalia suggesting there are negotiations to this effect between the two states. Most of the pirates are held at Mombasa’s Shimo la Tewa prison and are deemed dangerous. Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya, […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

PHOTO:Penniless, starving and at the mercy of marauding armed gangs: Appalling fate of Yemen and Somalia’s khat addicts revealed


Khat is a narcotic leaf that induces mild euphoria popular in Somalia, Yemen and Ethiopia among others Drug was reclassified as Class C in the UK and banned in a ruling that came into effect last June There are an estimated 20 million khat addicts across the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula Mental […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Minneapolis gets new sibling in Somalia

People applaud after the Minneapolis City Council votes to become a sister city with Bosaso, Somalia, on Oct. 17, 2014. It's the first sister city arrangement between the U.S. and Somalia.

Minneapolis became sisters with a Somali counterpart on Friday — becoming the first city in the country to do so — in an effort to strengthen international ties with Somali-American residents. The City Council voted to add Bosaso, Somalia, as Minneapolis’ 12th sister city in an arrangement that has inspired local residents and Somali citizens […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalia leader says his advisers not helping Islamist militants

Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 26, 2014.

Somalia’s president said on Friday that nobody close to him had been involved in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants and denied that a man U.N investigators linked to the arms trade had advised him. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was responding to a report from the United Nations’ Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group that […]

October 18th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

An Islamist View of Somalia’s Political Crisis

Abdurahman Abdullahi Baadiyow

In recent weeks, Somali security forces working in unison with troops of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have made significant steps in its battle against al-Shabaab extremists, retaking the coastal towns of Barawe and Adale. Shabaab has responded to the military campaign by mounting assassinations and terrorist strikes within the Somali capital of […]

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

SOMALIA: Whistleblowing on Corruption in High Places

Farhia Ali Abdi

Corruption is institutionalized in Somalia as the concept has lost the negative connotations and moral safeguards against it. In fact, corruption has become politically and socially acceptable. When Ms. Yusur Abrar joined the service of the Central bank of Somalia, Somalia was judged as one of the most corrupt nation in the world, according to […]

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

VIDEO:Fears black market will flourish as Aussie banks stop Somalia remittances


A decision by Australian banks to close down remittance facilities to Somalia could lead to an increase in the black market and may even play into the hands of terror groups, experts say. Many believe the move will force the prolific remittance industry underground, and play directly into the hands of terror groups. Thousands of […]

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Pr: Hassan we have taken a positive step forward and I ask that we stand united for a better future.


Yesterday, the Federal Government of Somalia and the State of Puntland signed an agreement to resume relations and work together to build a federal state. I welcome this agreement and congratulate everyone for their willing and constructive input. We have been through many difficult years as a nation. Inclusive political settlement, built upon nationally-led reconciliation […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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