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Bioengineer Mahad lose his right to work after 17 years in Norway

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Bioengineer Mahad lose his right to work after 17 years in Norway

Mahad Adib Mahamud has lived in Norway for 17 years. But now UDI taken from him citizenship after anonymous tip that he cheated when he came to the country. – I’m from Brumunddal! But suddenly, overnight, I have become a foreigner. A stateless man. Mahad came alone to Norway when he was 14 years old, […]

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Somalia’s House of the People Elects Two Deputy Speakers

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Somalia’s House of the People Elects Two Deputy Speakers

Mogadishu, 13 January 2017 – Hon. Abdiweli Sheikh Ibrahim Muudeey made a comeback to parliament as First Deputy Speaker of the House of the People, in Speaker in hotly contested elections held today, in Mogadishu. Hon. Muudeey won his seat with 164 votes, after a third round of voting. His main challenger, Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir, […]

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Incumbent Speaker retains seat in the House of the People, of Somalia’s federal parliament

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Incumbent Speaker retains seat in the House of the People, of Somalia’s federal parliament

Mogadishu, 11 January 2016 – The incumbent Speaker of Somalia’s House of the People, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, retained his seat with a comfortable majority in voting held at the capital’s parliament building today. Jawari polled 141 votes to retain his seat, winning against three other contenders, among them, Abdirashid Mohamed Hidig, his closest challenger […]

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19 Daesh terrorists killed by Turkish military in northern Syria

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19 Daesh terrorists killed by Turkish military in northern Syria

AA File Photo 19 Daesh terrorists have been killed, 340 Daesh positions have been hit by the Turkish military as part of Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria’s al-Bab, the military said on Tuesday. A total of 340 terrorist targets have been shelled, destroying shelters, defense positions and command centers, as well as vehicles, the […]

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Somaliland holds Upper House elections, elects six MPs in the first phase of the exercise

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Somaliland holds Upper House elections, elects six MPs in the first phase of the exercise

  Mogadishu 9 January 2017 – Upper House elections for Somaliland and northern regions commenced today in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Six seats out of eleven, allocated for Somaliland and the northern regions were filled in a daylong exercise presided over by the Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT). Five more seats will be filled […]

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Somalia Car Bombing Wounds Security Guards Working for UN

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Somalia Car Bombing Wounds Security Guards Working for UN

Four security guards working for the United Nations have been wounded after a car bomb explosion near their compound in Mogadishu, Somali officials said. All the victims are Somalis. One of them, the chief of the local security guards, suffered severe injuries, officials said. Reuters news agency reports that the militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility […]

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Massive blast hits near Mogadishu airport

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Massive blast hits near Mogadishu airport

Mogadishu has seen frequent bomb attacks at hotels and military checkpoints [Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare/Al Jazeera] Suicide bombers attacked the main peacekeeping base in Somalia’s capital, killing at least three Somali security officers. Captain Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press news agency on Monday one blast took place as security forces were searching cars at a […]

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Somalia swears in 283 members of parliament

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Somalia swears in 283 members of parliament

The tenth Parliament of Somalia was inaugurated in a ceremony today that saw 283 members of parliament (MPs) take their oaths of office. Forty-one of the MPs will become senators in the Upper House while 242 will be members of the House of the People. The MPs were sworn in at the General Kahiye Police […]

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Somalia: UN, global partners ‘gravely concerned’ over changes to electoral process

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Somalia: UN, global partners ‘gravely concerned’ over changes to electoral process

27 December 2016 – The United Nations and other members of the international community have voiced grave concern over recent decisions by Somalia’s National Leadership Forum (NLF) that contravenes the African country’s constitutional electoral processes. Currently, Somali’s Provisional Constitution allows for 54 seats in the Upper House of its parliament. Elections have already been held, […]

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Al-Shabaab militants kill two in Wajir and destroyed a Safaricom communication

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Al-Shabaab militants kill two in Wajir and destroyed a Safaricom communication

Two people were killed when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a road construction camp at Dagaxkut, Wajir County on Friday evening. The attackers also destroyed a Safaricom communication mast and burnt sprayed a lorry and a water bowser with bullets before fleeing. Tarbaj Deputy County Commissioner Andrew Mwiti said the suspects then proceeded to the nearby […]

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