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North Western of Somalia’s President Boldly Negotiates for International Recognition

Seated stiffly in his presidential stronghold, Mr. Bihi articulates the case for North Western of Somalia’s independence. This territory, now claimed by North Western of Somalia, was once a British protectorate, whereas southern Somalia, with Mogadishu as its hub, fell under Italian stewardship. Although these two colonies fused in 1960, the union was fraught with discord. North Western of Somalia's rebels revolted against a tyrannical regime, leading to the massacre of thousands and Hargeisa being bombed to rubble—a…

Somalia’s President Overhauls Military Structure, Establishes Four New Commands to Battle al-Shabaab

Mogadishu (AX) — Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has revamped the Somali National Army (SNA) by instituting four brand-new specialized commands for turbocharged military prowess. The Ministry of Defense has touted this overhaul as a cornerstone of an extensive game plan to reform Somalia's defense framework and boost the expertise of its troops. This shake-up rolls out sharpened units to streamline operations and target precise military objectives. Brigadier General Ahmed Abdullahi Sheikh steps up to steer the SNA…

Galmudug Leader Qorqor Unveils Compelling Evidence on North Galgaduud Unrest

Qorqor underscored the necessity for peace in Dhusamareb, Galmudug's heart. He called on all factions to unite, ensuring enduring tranquility and warding off future unrest. Qorqor highlighted the importance of solidarity in tackling disputes. "We must ready ourselves and ensure peace flourishes. Peace faces many adversaries. Each faction must stand strong and committed. With divine blessing, we will address the conflicts fully," President Qorqor declared. Qorqor pointed out that the conflict was not coincidental but…

President Urges Somali Diaspora to Rally Against Al-Shabaab Terrorists

Somali President Calls on Diaspora to Join Fight Against Al-Shabaab MOGADISHU, Somalia - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has urged Somalis abroad to support the battle against Al-Shabaab, emphasizing their significant economic contributions to the Somali federal republic. Speaking from Norway, President Mohamud recounted recent victories against Al-Shabaab, mentioning the loss of key towns by the militant group due to military campaigns in preceding months. He urged the Somali diaspora to become actively involved in the…

Qatar’s Emir Strengthens Diplomatic Ties in High-Level Talks with Somali President

Qatar's Emir Chats with Somalia’s President on Strengthening Ties DOHA, Qatar - Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir, had a chinwag with Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mahmud over the horn. They delved into sprucing up their bilateral relations and plotted new ways to fortify their bond. They didn’t just stop there. The pair swapped insights on Somalia’s situation, dissected the latest scoops, and tackled the hurdles in the area. They riffed on various regional and global happenings too, stressing the need…

Somali President Urges Norwegian Diaspora to Reinforce Battle Against al-Shabab

Oslo (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud declared that his administration has reclaimed vast territories from al-Shabab in the past two years, even though the militant group has stepped up attacks on military installations in Galmudug and Hirshabelle States. Speaking to the Somali diaspora in Oslo on Tuesday, President Mohamud touched on issues of security, politics, national progress, constitutional amendments, and the ongoing battle against al-Shabab across different regions. "Securing the nation, finalizing…

Somali Leader and Norwegian Premier Forge Stronger Economic and Security Partnerships

Oslo (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre converged in Oslo this past Tuesday for a chat on their nations' relations and collaborative ventures. They delved into forging tighter bonds in economic and security domains. Concurrence on boosting cooperation was reached. A communique from Mogadishu's Presidential Palace revealed the two leaders also broached the topic of Ethiopia's encroachments on Somali independence and regional peace. President Mohamud briefed Prime…

Eastleigh Entrepreneurs Alarmed by President Ruto’s Stringent High-Rise Building Limits

Omar Hussein, Secretary General of the Eastleigh Chamber of Commerce, cautioned that the president's recent comments could muddle things up and possibly lead to some hassle for local entrepreneurs. He noted that builders have to follow Nairobi's laws and administrative rules but worried that the new statement might spark arguments about the legality of ongoing construction projects. "The president's latest announcement, combined with his earlier remarks about upping building heights to 30 stories due to limited land, might…

Waddani Leader Accuses President Bihi of Stoking Unrest to Dodge Elections

Hargeisa (AX) - Hirsi Ali Haji Hassan, leading the helm of North Western of Somalia's Waddani Party, declared that President Muse Bihi Abdi ought to face repercussions for misdeeds during his tenure. Addressing a gathering in Hargeisa on Sunday night, Hirsi stated, "This very night, the prime individual needing accountability is Bihi. Considering what transpired in our nation and his current predicament, he must answer for his actions."He implicated the president in reneging on a pact brokered by East Buro elders, steered by…

Robust Security Protocols Implemented in Oslo for Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s Visit

OSLO, Norway (AX) – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud embarked on a brisk three-day sojourn to Norway on Sunday. As he touched down in Oslo, an impressive security detail awaited him. A cavalcade of police cars and sleek black sedans snaked through the city, momentarily halting traffic. “It's an important visit,” remarked Rune Hekkelstrand from Oslo Police District's Operations. On the agenda, President Mohamud has slated tête-à-têtes with Norway's Prime Minister, concentrating on economic partnerships, security…

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