“No Bills Against Islamic Law Before Parliament” – Speaker Adan Madobe

01.12.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Following heated debates regarding the controversial Sexual Offences Bill (SOB) led by Deputy Speaker Sacdiya Yaasin, Speaker of the House of the People, Sheikh Adan Madobe has unequivocally stated that no bills that are in any shape or form opposed to Islamic law will be brought before the Federal Parliament. The Speaker... Continue Reading →

5 Killed due to Clan Violence in Warsheikh Despite Visit by President Hassan Sheikh

29.11.2022: Warsheikh, Middle Shabelle Violence has erupted in the Warsheikh District of Middle Shabelle following increased clan tensions in the region according to locals. This comes despite a visit by the President of Somalia to the region last week in which he negotiated an agreement between the warring clans and pledged the "end of illegal... Continue Reading →

Somalia’s Security Minister Injured as Al-Shabab attack Villa Rays Hotel – Only Yards from Villa Somalia

28.11.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Al-Shabab has conducted another heinous and cowardly attack in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu as the Somali Police Spokesman, Saadiq Doodishe announces that the attack has been curtailed after a day of fighting at Villa Rays Hotel - a popular with lawmakers and other senior government officials. In its most daring attack yet, Al-Shabab... Continue Reading →

“$96M Taken From the Central Bank Remains Unaccounted For ” – Auditor General 2021 Financial Report

23.11.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia Somalia’s Auditor General (AG) released a damning Financial Statement report in which he accuses the former government of removing millions of dollars from the Central Bank in 2021 amongst other findings. In the statement, Auditor General Mohamed M. Ali outlined that there were borrowings made by the Ministry of Finance that totalled... Continue Reading →

Villa Somalia Disbands More Vital Independent Commissions while the Nation is Distracted by the War

22.11.2022: Mogadishu, Somalia In another reshuffle of the upper echelons of the Somali state, President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud disbands yet another series independent commissions that were formed during the previous administration. In recent months, we have seen the President disband or reshuffle a number of commission that were meant to be independent of the government... Continue Reading →

Biihi Administration warns against incitement of ‘political unrest’ as protests erupt

16.11.2022: Hargeisa, Somaliland (Somalia) On Tuesday, Somaliland's regional government urged opposition parties "to follow the law, the constitution and the electoral process and desist from any action that could incite political unrest or violence". The administration insisted that it would adhere to the new election timeline set by the National Electoral Commission - a timeline... Continue Reading →

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