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Somali Federal Government Ignites Development Initiatives in Northeastern State Despite Political Strains

Mogadishu (AX) - The federal government of Somalia has rekindled development efforts in Northeastern State of Somaliafollowing earlier political squabbles, which had thrown a wrench into various projects. Mohamud Abdirahman (Benebene), the Somali Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, mentioned on Monday that Northeastern State had previously put a brake on these initiatives but has now given the green light for their continuation. "We’re stoked about the revival of the Barwaaqo and Somalia Food System…

Northeastern State’s Leader Deni Calls for Immediate Direct International Aid and Budget Support Amidst Federal Clashes

Garowe (AX) - Said Abdullahi Deni, the head honcho of Northeastern State, has called on Somalia's international pals to cook up a new system for multilateral development banks. This would allow them to directly dish out humanitarian assistance, development aid, and budget support to Northeastern State, especially as the political mudslinging between Northeastern State and the federal bigwigs escalates. On Sunday, President Deni fired off a letter to the global community, pointing fingers at the federal government for…

Is the Somali Federal Government Falling Out of Favor and Losing Political Influence?

Federalism was crafted to set up a system for sharing power and resources among different regions, but it’s been a wild ride. States flex their independence, clashing with the central powers. Take Northeastern State, for instance. It’s decided to handle its own business until a national vote, highlighting the power tug-of-war.There’s the 4.5 clan system, a formula doling out political goodies among Somalia's main clans and minorities. It has brought some calm, allowing elections and smooth power swaps. Yet, it also fuels a…

Federal Fraud Trial Takes Shocking Turn: Gift Bag of Cash Leads to 5 Convictions

Prosecutors alleged the defendants pilfered millions meant for child nourishment programs. An intriguing twist came when a juror was swapped out after being dangled a $120,000 carrot to sway the verdict. Joe Thompson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, spearheaded a news presser after the verdicts rocked Minneapolis. His team unveiled the outcomes of the Feeding Our Future fraud case last Friday. On Friday, a Minneapolis federal jury found five individuals guilty of siphoning off millions from government programs designed to feed…

Southwest State of Somalia Challenges Federal Decision on Ethiopian Troop Withdrawal by 2024

In Baidoa, the Southwest regional state's leadership has voiced its dissent against the federal directive to pull Ethiopian troops out by the end of 2024, coinciding with the conclusion of the AMIS mission in December. According to the Ministry of Security’s post on X (formerly Twitter), the regional executive is vigilant about certain entities distorting the Ethiopian army’s endeavors within the state. “Our gratitude extends to the Ethiopian forces participating in the ATMIS mission. Their mandate is challenging, yet…

Khatumo Leader Demands Full Recognition from Somalia’s Federal Authorities

In a recent statement, Abdiqadir Ahmed Ali Firdhiye, the head of the SSC-Khatumo administration, urged the Somali federal government to grant full recognition to their administration and transition it from its current temporary status. Firdhiye highlighted the vital role of SSC-Khatumo in upholding Somalia's unity and opposing North Western of Somalia's attempts to fragment the nation. He underscored the importance of the federal government protecting the SSC-Khatumo administration to maintain national unity, as they…

Northeastern State Denounces Federal Government’s Findings on Counter al-Shabab Mission

Garowe (AX) - The Information Department of Northeastern State Region firmly rejected the federal government’s claim of 20 al-Shabab fighters being killed in a joint operation. In an official statement issued, Northeastern State asserted its ability to handle its own security and reiterated its dedication to rooting out terrorist organizations. Deputy Information Minister of Somalia, Abdirahman Yusuf Al-Addaala, informed VOA Somali radio that the federal government launched an offensive against al-Shabab in Northeastern…

Fierce Federal Forces Defeat Al-Shabaab in Galmudug and Hirshabelle, Forcing Militants to Flee to Northeastern State

In a notable victory, the Somali government vanquished Al-Shabaab in Galmudug and Hirshabelle, leading the militants to regroup in Northeastern State. Somalia's Deputy Information Minister, Abdirahman Yusuf Al-Addaala, disclosed to VOA Somali radio that a federal government offensive thwarted planned attacks by Al-Shabaab on the people of Northeastern State, aiming at the key leaders of the militants. The federal government declared triumph over Al-Shabaab in fierce battles in Galmudug and Hirshabelle as the militants…

Federal Forces and Allies eliminate 20 al-Shabab insurgents in Northeastern State Region

In Mogadishu, a significant number of al-Shabab militants, including top leaders, were eliminated in a joint operation by the Somali government and international allies in Almadow mountains, Northeastern State state. A statement from the Federal Ministry of Information announced the successful operation against the militants who had been taking refuge in the rugged mountain terrain. The regional government of Northeastern State, responsible for the area, has not officially responded to the operation, while the federal…

Strategic Discussions Among Somali Security Ministers Amid Ongoing Withdrawal of ATMIS Troops

Gathering in Dhusamareb, Federal and Regional State Ministers of Internal Security and police leaders are meeting to address security matters amid ATMIS troops pulling out. The federal Security Minister, Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail Faratag, shared that the goal of this two-day gathering is to bolster police forces at both federal and state levels. Minister Faratag emphasized the significance of collaboration between Security Ministries and Police Commands at all levels to achieve the nation's security objectives. The Internal…

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