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Somali Foreign Minister Condemns Al-Shabab’s Video as a Smokescreen for Defeats

Mogadishu (AX) - Somalia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Ahmed Moalim Fiqi, threw shade at al-Shabab's latest propaganda vid flaunting militant training camps.Via X (previously known as Twitter), Fiqi contended the extremist group aimed to mask their recent battlefield thrashings with a flashy production."Watched a few from the extremist faction shooting a propaganda clip, really playing it up. It’s clear they’re camouflaging their losses with slick vids. Meanwhile, our national forces have demoted Al-Shabab from fighters to…

Turkish Foreign Minister Engages in High-Level Talks with Somali President

No additional details emerged from the gathering.In 2011, Somalia and Türkiye sealed a solid camaraderie after Turkish President (then Prime Minister) Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the Horn of Africa—a premiere for any non-African leader in over two decades.Türkiye cherishes long-standing bonds with Somalia, grounded in "win-win" principles, and has executed over 150 development aid ventures through the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) since 2011.Türkiye's biggest African embassy resides in Mogadishu’s…

Asal Consulting Names Ex-Somali Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak as Dynamic New CEO

Mohamed Abdirizak totes over 23 years of diggin' in the trenches of development work, fiercely committed to kickstartin' positive change. He's racked up roles in various international orgs and government gigs, including as Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Rahma Ahmed, the head honcho and outgoing CEO, has a gut feeling: "Mohamed’s appointment heralds a fresh era for Asal. His truckload of experience and human-centered drive to beef up systems dovetails with Asal’s mission perfectly."…

High-Level Diplomatic Meeting: Somali Foreign Minister Engages with Chinese Counterpart in Vibrant Beijing

In a recent meeting in Beijing, Ahmed Moalim Fiqi, the Foreign Minister of Somalia, engaged in talks with Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Minister, to strengthen ties between their countries. Reports from Somali state media highlighted discussions on various subjects including politics, security, humanitarian issues, and the economy of Somalia and the surrounding region. Minister Fiqi participated in the Arab-Chinese Cooperation Forum's tenth Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, where he encouraged foreign businesses and banks to…

Somali Foreign Minister solicits investments from China and Arab Nations to boost vital industries

In Beijing, Somalia's Foreign Minister encouraged Chinese and Arab investment in key sectors like animal husbandry, agriculture, fisheries, and renewable energy. He emphasized the strong historical and trade ties between China and the Arab world, highlighting Somalia's role as the first East African country to establish diplomatic relations with China. The Minister stressed the importance of cooperation to achieve economic benefits and reiterated Somalia's support for the One China policy. He also condemned Ethiopia's…

Green Diplomacy: Somali Foreign Minister Initiates Sustainable Tree Planting Campaign at Ministry Headquarters

In Mogadishu, Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Amb. Ahmed Moallim Fiqi Ahmed, initiated the planting of 2,000 fruit, shade, and flower trees near the Ministry's headquarters. The event was attended by Ministry officials and staff as part of the Somalia Greening Campaign to show their dedication to environmental sustainability and the creation of green spaces. Minister Fiqi stated, "We are planting 2,000 fruit, flower, and shade trees as a part of the Somali Greening Campaign at the Ministry…

  • Ex-Foreign Minister of Somalia Slams Government’s Rejection of Memorandum of Understanding Talks with Ethiopia

In Nairobi, the ex-Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Isse Awad, slammed the Somali government for snubbing talks with Ethiopia over the disputed Memorandum of Understanding with North Western of Somalia. Awad criticized the government for rejecting proposed meetings with Kenya, Djibouti, and other nations to address the Ethiopia-North Western of Somalia deal. He urged Somalia to engage diplomatically with Ethiopia to nullify the agreement and restore good relations between the two countries. Awad accused Ethiopia…

High-Level Talks: Somali Foreign Minister Convenes with UN Deputy Representative for Diplomatic Dialogue

In Mogadishu, Somalia's Foreign Minister Ahmed Moallim Fiqi Ahmed had a meeting with UN's Deputy Special Representative, Mr. Raisedon Zenenga. They discussed the progress in security and politics and the cooperation between Somalia and the UN. The meeting focused on creating a joint technical committee from Somalia and the UN to work on the transition process towards a UN country office. This collaboration aims to enhance the relationship between the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations. Recently, UN…

Delft Showdown: Somali Youth Murdered, Pregnant Woman Wounded in Crossfire of International Shop Rivalry

In Cape Town, the Delft Community Policing Forum struggles to monitor shootings at informal shops. After the killing of a Somali man and the injuring of a pregnant woman in Abardare Street, N2 Gateway, the situation is concerning. According to police spokesperson FC van Wyk, the circumstances surrounding the shooting are being investigated. The victims were found inside a shop with gunshot wounds, one person was fatally wounded, and the other was taken to a medical facility. The motive for the attack is unclear, and the…

Foreign Doctors Stranded by Israeli Attack While Caring for Wounded in Gaza

thirty-five American and international doctors volunteered in Gaza to assist a struggling hospital, equipped with medical supplies and training for a war-torn area. Witnessing the devastating conditions shattered their expectations.Children with amputations, patients with gruesome wounds, and exhausted local medical staff paint a dire picture. The recent incursion by Israeli forces added to the chaos, trapping volunteer teams beyond their mission.Some doctors managed to leave, but many chose to stay despite the risks,…

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