Fifty years have elapsed since Somalia held its last one-person, one-vote election, and that extended drought of democracy was the main motivation of Aziza Ali when she joined the United Nations Integrated Electoral Support Group (IESG) in Somalia.
Mogadishu- Somalia’s justice and corrections system received a significant boost with today’s inauguration of the newly opened Mogadishu Prison and Court Complex (MPCC) at a ceremony that was attended by top federal government officials and international development partners.
Mogadishu - The Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations today unveiled the 2019 portfolio of the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund, with $14 million earmarked for support of new state-building projects in the country.
Mogadishu - The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) today launched a three-year national strategy to enhance awareness of key FGS policy agendas and initiatives among the Somali people at a high-level donors conference in the national capital.
Mogadishu - Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed Isse Awad, met with senior United Nations officials in the Somali capital today, following the 1 January mortar attack on the UN compound.
Sayid-Ali Abdullahi Salad vividly remembers the fateful day at the height of the civil war in Somalia in 1997 when his life was changed forever – a seemingly routine meeting to resolve a dispute erupted into violence that almost cost the volunteer peace mediator his life.