United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the Parliamentary endorsement of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia in a step towards resolving the country’s current political crisis.
Seeking U.S. funds, Somali clan retains D.C. lawyer
A Somali clan has found its man in Washington — in hopes of securing U.S. funds. The Habr Gidr clan suffered significant civilian losses during a U.S. military operation in the Somali capital of Mogadishu in July 1993 — a precursor to the U.S. troops’ battle in that city that was detailed in the “Black Hawk Down” book and movie.
Somalia's lawmakers on Wednesday approved the appointment of new Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, who vowed to end the infighting slowing Somalia's efforts to rebuild after decades of war.
Since the first branch of the International Bank of Somalia (IBS) opened in Mogadishu in October, hundreds of Somalis have stopped in to open personal and business accounts, apply for loans, and transfer funds abroad, according to IBS chief executive officer Hassan Yusuf.
US welcomes confirmation of new Somali PM, urges state development in Somalia
The US Department of State on Wednesday welcomed the parliamentary confirmation of Somalia’s new prime minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, and urged the Federal Government of Somalia to work towards developing inclusive and transparent state institutions.
How local Muslims won the fight to build a worship center in St. Anthony
In 2009, two mosques in Minneapolis decided to join forces to purchase a space and establish a large Islamic Center in the Twin Cities area in hopes of accommodating Minnesota’s growing Muslim population.
Local official killed in attack in southern Somalia
A Somali official was killed and two others injured on Tuesday after unknown assailants attacked a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, located in the country's autonomous Jubaland region, security sources have said.