Nov 25th, 2012
By Abdisamad Mooge “Kayse” OPINION “I am no regional president,” Ahmed Silanyo of Somaliland region proclaimed after receiving a letter from Augustine P. Mahiga, the United Nations Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), this weekend. Th...
Nov 2nd, 2012
The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the international peacekeeping force providing support to the Government of Somalia in its efforts to bring peace and stability to the Horn of African country. “Noting the exceptional circumstances in New York City arising from Hurricane...
In East Africa
Sep 9th, 2012
Somali lawmakers are scheduled to choose the next president Monday, moving the nation a step closer to its first stable central government since the 1991 ouster of a dictator. The new parliament, which was selected last month, will hold a ballot to choose the president from about two dozen candidates...
In East Africa
Sep 8th, 2012
Somalia’s 25 presidential hopefuls were campaigning ahead of an election due Monday, the final stage of a UN-backed process to set up a new administration for the war-torn country. The election has been delayed several times – having already missed an August 20 deadline – but intern...
In African Union (AU)
Jan 26th, 2012
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 26, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union High Representative for Somalia H.E. Jerry John Rawlings paid a one day visit to Mogadishu where he held meetings with various stakeholders as part of the AU’s continued efforts to resolve the cu...
Jan 7th, 2012
MOGADISHU, Somalia, January 7, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Ambassador Augustine Mahiga today expressed deep concern over the continuing parliamentary dispute in Mogadishu. He called on all parties to refrain fr...
In Press Releases
Dec 14th, 2011
NEW YORK, December 14, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Tuesday 13 December, the members of the Security Council heard a briefing from Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the situation in Somalia. The members of the Security Council welcomed the landmark 9 December visit of the Secretar...