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PHOTO:Speech of the Minister of Information at Human Rights conference‏

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Ministers and members of Parliament, Hon. Commissioner Reine Alapini-°©‐Gansou, Special Rapporteur on Human Right Defenders in Africa (ACHPR) Excellences, Ladies & Gentleman, First of all I would like to welcome you all to Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia and I hope those of you from abroad will have an opportunity to visit Liido and […]

January 27th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali Government welcomes former Al-Shabaab member’s renouncing violence‏

Madaxii hore ee Sirdoonka al shabaab Sheekh Zakariye

Zakariya Statement 27 January 2015 Mogadishu I, Zakria Ismail Hersi aka Zaki, would like to make a public statement today, January 27th, 2015. As you are well aware, I was a member of Al-Shabaab and I held a number of senior positions within that organisation. Today, thanks to ALLAH, I have the opportunity to talk […]

January 27th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Qatar Red Crescent to extend charity mission to Somalia

QRC General Secretary Saleh bin Ali Al Mohannadi (right) shaking hands with SRCS President Dr Ahmed Mohammed Hassan after signing the MoU.

DOHA: Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to further relief, development and capacity building activities. The MoU will enhance cooperation and coordination in relation to QRC’s humanitarian activities in favour of the drought- and typhoon-affected communities throughout Somalia, particularly in health, water, capacity-building, […]

January 27th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

10 Pictures of a 26 Year old Obama Connecting with his African Roots

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In 1987 Barack Obama at the age of 26 visited his father’s homeland for the first time. He met his brothers, sisters and grandmother and later he said, the visit was to transform his life. The images below come from that trip to connect with his African roots. What a transformation from an unknown young […]

January 25th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Turkish president Erdogan arrives in Somalia

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday as part of his official visit to the Horn of Africa. Erdogan was welcomed by Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, and Turkey’s ambassador to Somalia Olgan Bekar. Turkey’s president decided to visit Somalia despite a bomb exploding […]

January 25th, 2015 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government

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Mogadishu, 24 January 2015 – The Minister of Information, H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues: the continuing fight against corruption; the signing of the Convention of the Rights of Children; celebrations to […]

January 24th, 2015 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Al-Shabaab deserters seek amnesty from Kenyan government

Alleged jihadist youths are apprehended by police during a raid at a mosque in the Majengo area of Mombasa on February 2, 2014. Police said they stormed the mosque because youth were being radicalised there. [Ivan Lieman/AFP]

Garissa, Kenya — Over the past two years, former al-Shabaab member Abdi Hussein Abdi has been re-building his life and educating other young men about the dangers of extremism. In recent months, however, Abdi said he has grown “distressed” and fearful for his life. In June 2012, Abdi, who is now 25, returned home to […]

January 24th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali children still vulnerable despite signing of UN convention

A student at the Hamar Jajab School in Mogadishu holds a peace-themed comic book for children produced by UNSOM during the commemoration of Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 January 2015. UN Photo/Ilyas Ahmed.

MOGADISHU — Many children still remain vulnerable despite Somali government sign UN Convention of on Rights of the Child (CRC). The Horn of Africa nation became the world’s 195 latest signature of the CRC on Tuesday, as thousands of Somali children are suffering from extreme violence including forcibly recruitment as child soldier and hard labor, […]

January 21st, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Health worker’s journey fuels work with Somali families

Amina Ahmed, community health worker at the CentraCare Health Plaza, talks with a Somali family and their interpreter to make sure they have everything they need before an appointment Dec. 19. (Photo: Jason Wachter)

Amina Ahmed remembers well leaving Kenya for the U.S. in 2005.”That was one of the hardest things, leaving my dad behind. … I still have that picture of walking through the gate. … I was thinking, ‘This is the last time I’m going to see him, ever,’ ” said Ahmed, a 24-year-old Somali woman. She […]

January 18th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government

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Mogadishu, 17 January 2015 – The Minister of Information, H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues: progress in the education sector; the implementation of development projects; the resettlement of refugees; the surrender of […]

January 17th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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