March 2015

  • Rise in illegal fishing threatens to revive Somali piracy

    by - Mar 31, 2015
    A rise in illegal fishing off Somalia could spark a resurgence in piracy, United Nations and Somali fishing officials have warned, nearly three years after the pirates’ last successful hijacking in the Indian Ocean. The last outbreak of...
  • UN Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Mogadishu

    by - Mar 29, 2015
    New York, 28 March 2015 – The members of the Security Council strongly condemn the attack on 27 March on the Maka al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu, perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, which has caused the death and injury of...
  • Somalia hotel attack: Diplomat, others killed

    by - Mar 28, 2015
       Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) – Gunmen detonated bombs and sprayed people with bullets as they raided a hotel in Somalia’s capital late Friday afternoon, killing a Somali diplomat and at least five other people in an...
  • Communiqué of the Gurmad Conference on “Vision 2016”

    by - Mar 26, 2015
      On March 21-22, 2015, delegates from the Somali Diaspora from across the USA and Canada met at a conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota under the theme “Gurmad Conference: the quest for Somali-led permanent political process for 2016 and beyond”. Through plenary and working groups, participants discussed and analyzed the transition towards democratic legitimacy in 2016. Participants...
  • ISIS reaches out to Somali terror group Al-Shabaab

    by - Mar 25, 2015
    BreitbartBy John HaywardWednesday, March 25, 2015It has long been feared that ISIS could ally with Somali terror group al-Shabaab, which has been tied to al-Qaeda. As Osama bin Laden’s gang fades and the Islamic State rises,...
  • Somalia auditor general’s report to detail corruption in ministries

    by - Mar 21, 2015
       NAIROBI: Somalia’s corruption watchdog will soon publish a report showing financial irregularities in most government ministries, the auditor general said, findings likely to strain relations with donors helping to rebuild the east African country. Western...
  • EU and UNHABITAT highlight impact of SECIL project in Mogadishu

    by - Mar 20, 2015
    PRESS RELEASE  Today, the EU and UNHABITAT marked the closure of the SECIL project with a ceremony highlighting the jobs and basic urban services the project has created for the Mogadishu’s residents over the past 3.5...
  • EU Supports Somali Coast Guard

    by - Mar 19, 2015
     As part of the European Union’s efforts to enhance regional states’ maritime security capabilities in the Horn of Africa, on March 15 EUCAP Nestor gave six Nissan 4×4 vehicles, as well as IT and communications...
  • UN Envoy to Somalia encouraged by firm commitment to Somalia’s Vision 2016 timetable

    by - Mar 19, 2015
    PRESS RELEASE 10/2015   Mogadishu, 18 March 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Nicholas Kay, welcomed firm commitments made by Somalia’s Federal and regional leaders to meet key Vision 2016...
  • EU extends Somali training mission

    by - Mar 17, 2015
     The EU has approved the extension of its military train-and-advise mission (EUTM) in Somalia until 31 December 2016. The decision came during a 16 March meeting in Brussels of EU foreign ministers. Launched in 2010...