Ridwan Abdi Iman was born in the village of Farjana Kismayo, twenty five years ago when the first wave of Somalis began fleeing across the border into neighbouring countries to escape the chaos caused by the collapse of the Siad Barre government in 1991.
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo described the drought facing more than six million Somalis today as a “national disaster” and appealed to the international community to help raise $825 million to prevent the crisis from deteriorating into a famine during the first half of this year.
The visiting United Nations Assistant Secretary General (ASG) for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour, urged the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Federal Government of Somalia to uphold the observance of human rights by its forces during upcoming joint military operations against the mi
Somalia’s landmark electoral process has dominated discussions in public places across the Horn of Africa country over the past few months, as Somalis examine the democratic progress the country has made after years of civil war.
Delegates from Somaliland and the northern regions today elected four more candidates to the House of the People including two women, bringing the number of members of parliament (MPs) elected from these respective areas to 34.
Four more candidates from Somaliland and northern regions were voted into the House of the People today, raising the number of members of parliament (MPs) elected from that part of the country to 30.