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Somalia's New Cabinet to Face Parliarment Today

Jan 21 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle Media Network

Memebers of the Somali federal Government is set to approve the newly appointed cabinet by H.E Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed who is the new prime minister of Somalia.

the approval is currently underway and the prime minister needs atleast 139 Mps to support the new cabinet for approval.

"it will not be over today as the country has no working cabinet and the posibility of approving them is high" said mohamed Mohamud Sesey, a federal Mp during a program aired live by Shabelle radio.

Somalia, Somaliland Sign Agreement in Istanbul

Jan 20 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

The Somali federal government and Somaliland regional administration concluded their latest round of talks in Istanbul Sunday (January 19th), signing an agreement to hold another meeting in 90 days and to form a secretariat in Istanbul that will oversee the ongoing negotiations.

The agreement outlines the agenda for future talks, including the peaceful resolution of any and all future disagreements through dialogue, according to a communique signed by Somali Minister of Interior and National Security Abdikarim Hussein Guled and Somaliland Foreign Minister Mohamed Bihi Yonis.

Somalia, Somaliland Sign Agreement in Istanbul

Jan 20 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

The Somali federal government and Somaliland regional administration concluded their latest round of talks in Istanbul Sunday (January 19th), signing an agreement to hold another meeting in 90 days and to form a secretariat in Istanbul that will oversee the ongoing negotiations.

The agreement outlines the agenda for future talks, including the peaceful resolution of any and all future disagreements through dialogue, according to a communique signed by Somali Minister of Interior and National Security Abdikarim Hussein Guled and Somaliland Foreign Minister Mohamed Bihi Yonis.

Newly Elected Puntland Parliament Speaker Takes Office

Jan 13 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Garowe onlime

The newly elected Puntland Parliament speaker Saed Hassan Shire has taken oath of office with the incoming Puntland president Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas and Vice President Abdihakin Abdullahi Haji Omar, traditional leaders and civil society representative present on Monday, Garowe Online reports.

Former Parliament Speaker Abdirashid Mohamed Hirsi officially handed over the post to Shire who served as livestock and animal husbandry minister in the outgoing President, Abdirahman Mohamed Farole's government.

Law Makers Warn the Prime Minister Renaming Former Ministers

Jan 13 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle Media Network

 Somali federal parliamentarians have warned the newly appointed Prime Minister Dr. Abdiwali Sheikh not to include former ministers who were among the failed cabinet in his plans to name his own new cabinet.

"Some of the former cabinet members told us that they can no longer hold the responsibility anymore and proposed the motion against the former premier (Shirdon), why are they coming back to us and asking us for posts?" said Mp's in a joint voice.

Parliament votes out Prime Minister

Dec 02 2013
Somalia
Source: 
Deustsche Welle

Somalia's parliament has ousted Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon in a vote of confidence. Politicians blame wrangling over corruption allegations and personal loyalties.

Abdi Farah Shirdon, prime minister of the Horn of Africa nation for just over a year, lost a confidence vote in parliament after he resisted President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's demand that he resign. Legislators said Mohamud and Shirdon had differed over the composition of a new Cabinet, prompting Monday's no-confidence vote.

Rival Factions Come Together in First Phase of Jubbaland Reconciliation

Nov 08 2013
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

The outcome of the first phase of the Jubbaland Reconciliation Conference held in Mogadishu this week was widely hailed as a success for the Somali federal government and the federalism process.

More than 200 delegates representing the federal government, the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) led by Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe, rival leaders including Barre Adam Shire Hirale and Iftin Hassan Basto, and international allies, including the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), attended the conference November 3rd-6th.

Rival Factions Come Together in First Phase of Jubbaland Reconciliation

Nov 08 2013
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

The outcome of the first phase of the Jubbaland Reconciliation Conference held in Mogadishu this week was widely hailed as a success for the Somali federal government and the federalism process.

More than 200 delegates representing the federal government, the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) led by Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe, rival leaders including Barre Adam Shire Hirale and Iftin Hassan Basto, and international allies, including the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), attended the conference November 3rd-6th.

Qatari delegation survives Somalia car bomb

May 05 2013
Qatar
Somalia
Source: 
Gulf News

Mogadishu: A car bomb hit a convoy of cars carrying Qatari officials through the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least eight Somalis, officials said.

The visiting delegation of Qataris, who were travelling in the Somali interior minister’s bullet-proof vehicle, were “safe”, a security officer said, without going into further detail. The minister was not in the car at the time.

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