Somalia: One Year On - the Somali New Deal Compact - a Remarkable Transformation
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud left for Copenhagen on Monday (November 17) leading a delegation to the Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum. The Forum is being chaired by the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations and attended by more than 140 high-level delegates from more than 59 countries.
Somalia: Efforts Underway to Resolve Disagreement Between Somalia Leadership
The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nicholas Kay met with Somalia President Mohamud, Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and Speaker of the Federal Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari on Saturday (November 16) in another effort to broker a solution to disagreement between President Hassan Sheik Mahmoud and Prime Minister Abdiwali.
Last month, an imam at a Mombasa mosque was forced to step down by young al-Shabab sympathisers, and just last week a Muslim cleric, Sheikh Salim Bakari Mwarangi, was gunned down by two men on a motorbike. His murder has underlined a dichotomy within Kenya's Muslim community.
It is that cyclical season of winner takes all. It is that all too familiar gladiatorial executive combat all over again. Yes, the Villa Somalia has once again turned into a roaring amphitheater. The president and his prime minister are at each other
Finland: Somali taxi driver beaten and threatened in Lieksa
Somali-born Abdi is the first dark-skinned taxi driver ever to be hired in Lieksa, North Karelia. A week ago, after two months on the job, he received death threats and was verbally abused and physically assaulted after his night shift. Police are investigating the incident as a racist crime.