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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…

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…

Northeastern State Political Parties Forge Alliance for Timely Completion of Local Council Elections in Somalia by August 2024

Somalia: Northeastern State Political Factions Unite for Local Council Elections by August 2024 In a groundbreaking move, political factions in Northeastern State have joined forces to ensure the completion of Local Council Elections in the remaining three districts before August 1, 2024. The factions involved in this momentous decision include Mideye, Kaah, Horseed, Mustaqbal, Ifiye, and Sincad. This agreement signifies a major stride towards advancing democracy and fostering a more inclusive political process in the…

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…

Key Political Figures from Jubbaland, Southwest, and Galmudug Unite in Mogadishu for National Consultative Conference

In a recent development, the Presidents of Southwest, Jubbaland, and Galmudug states arrived in Mogadishu amid ongoing regional disputes. They gathered for the National Consultative Council meeting to discuss terrorism and constitutional reforms. The arrival of these regional leaders is a crucial step in promoting dialogue at the national level. They were warmly received by a delegation led by Minister Ali Yusuf Ali Hosh upon their arrival in Mogadishu. This meeting follows several delays and setbacks, including the…

Somalia Seeks United Nations Support in Shifting from Political Mission to Development Emphasis

In Mogadishu, the Somali government has officially requested the United Nations to begin planning a shift from a political mission to a development-oriented UN Country Team to foster stability in the nation. The letter dated May 9, 2024, from Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Moalim Fiqi to the Security Council outlined the strategic shift following discussions between Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, emphasizing a systematic transition to address Somalia's governance and…

Somalia Shockingly Requests U.N. Termination of Political Mission

The government of Somalia officially asked for the end of a U.N. political mission that has been advising on peace-building, security reforms, and democracy for more than ten years. The request, made in a letter from the foreign minister to the Security Council, came as a surprise to the 360-member United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOLD). Despite ongoing conflict and a lengthy insurgency by al Qaeda-linked militants, Somali authorities have been working to improve services and security in the country. However,…

Kenya and Somalia Strengthen Partnerships in Political Consultations, Education, and Defence

In Nairobi, Kenya and Somalia inked a set of crucial agreements on Monday, spanning political consultations, education, defense, foreign affairs, security, economy, trade, and social services. The signing, which took place in Nairobi during the third session of the Somalia-Kenya Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), represents a significant stride in bolstering the two nations' bilateral ties. Kenya's Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi, and Somalia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed…

Why Somalia Should Consider Bitcoin as a Hedge: Building Economic Resilience

In the face of recent economic turmoil and uncertainties, Somalia has a compelling opportunity to explore the potential benefits of integrating Bitcoin into its national financial strategy. This innovative digital currency could not only serve as a safeguard during turbulent economic times but also act as a catalyst for strengthening Somalia's resilience against future shocks. Somalia, along with many other developing nations, faces a multitude of challenges that can significantly disrupt its economic stability. These…

Mali: Political parties call on the Supreme Court

Malian organizations that signed the March 31 declaration filed a petition on Monday, April 22, before the Supreme Court to annul the decree that suspended political activities on April 10. This coalition includes almost all political parties and civil society organizations in the country, of various perspectives. These groups are demanding to resume their activities, yet their chances of success appear slim.

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