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13 july 2017 (SofoNews) – President Farmaajo; “….the two chambers of parliament must cooperate to ensure a fair process in the ongoing review of the constitution” Mogadihsu; 12th July 2017: President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has opened the second parliamentary plenary session of the Upper House of the Somali Federal Parliament. In his constitutional address,...

13 July 2017 (SofoNews) – The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group organized an event on “Promoting Connectivity for Sustainable Development”, on the sidelines of WTO’s Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 in Geneva. The event was chaired by Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), on behalf of the...

13 July 2017 (SofoNews) – The Kenyan Air Force is set to receive an undisclosed number of second-hand Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters from the Kingdom of Jordan. The attack helicopters are slotted to be used in support of  Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) assigned to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in the fight against the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist...

12 July 2017 (SofoNews) – Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility as China’s rapidly modernizing military hones its global reach. Djibouti’s position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fueled worries in...

12 July 2017 (SofoNews) – Two years after Kenya sent the army into Boni forest to flush out al Shabaab, the terrorists are still popping up to wreak havoc in Lamu county. They beheaded nine men in the latest brazen attack in Jima village on Saturday, after killing three policemen and several villagers in Pandanguo village on Wednesday last week. This begs the question...

12 July (SofoNews) – US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson; “ We are ready to support Somalia and cooperate on eradicating the threats of terror” United States’ Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has affirmed America’s commitment to support Somalia’s development goals, and cooperate on the efforts to eradicate the threats of terror. Mr. Tillerson while speaking...

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the release of Journalist Omar Hassan Ali Known as Omar Serbia who has been arrested in Hargeisa, Somaliland since on Saturday 7, July 2017. Omar was working with a Mogadishu-based radio and television station, Goobjoog and was arrested upon arrival at Egal International Airport in the capital, Hargeisa after travelling...

1.  The National Security Council met in Mogadishu between 5th  – 10th  July 2017. 2.   The meeting was chaired by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, MohamedAbdullahi Farmajo and attended by Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre, Deputy Prime Minister, Mahdi Mohamed Guled, Regional State Presidents: Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas, Jubbaland Ahmed...

Deadline: 24 July 2017 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Project Manager in Mogadiscio, Somalia. The duration of this post is 1 year. UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. Key...

Four Arab states sought on Monday to pile pressure on Qatar over charges it backs terrorism, saying the publication of a previously secret accord between Riyadh and Doha showed Qatar broke a promise not to meddle in the affairs of Gulf countries. The text of the 2013 agreement, whose existence was known but whose contents have never before been made public, was first...