Somalia:The Case for Puntland Monetary Authority

By Liban  Ahmad Consumers in Puntland are experiencing economic hardship. Many businesses are not accepting the Somali Shilling from customers. Almost all business transactions are consummated in a mobile payment system based on US Dollars. When the business community in Puntland resort to demonitisation to More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Somalia:President Farmajo Calls Dahabshiil-Sponsored MogBF a Step Forward

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has praised the recent book fair as an initiative that portends a bright future for the nation. President Mohamed said he was proud of the capital city and the More...

By MGoth On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Somali journalist dies after suicide bomber targets café

Nairobi, September 14—Somali broadcast journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim died yesterday from injuries sustained on September 10 when a suicide bomber attacked a café in Beldweyne where members More...

By MGoth On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Operation Atalanta Force Commander Visits Mogadishu to strengthen Partnerships

EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori, visited Mogadishu to meet international partners from  the United Nations Assistance Mission to Somalia (UNSOM), the UN Food and More...

By MGoth On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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EU NAVFOR Supports EUCAP Somalia and Trains the Somali MPU in Mogadishu

For the second time this year, European Naval Force personnel have helped train the Maritime Police Unit in Mogadishu. Organised by the EUCAP Somalia and assisted by UNODC, this vital training enhances local capability More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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24TH MEETING OF THE MILITARY OPERATIONS COORDINATION COMMITTEE (MOCC)

Addis Ababa,6 September 2017. The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) held its 24th Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 5 September 2017, hosted by More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Homeless children sniff glue to take ‘away the pain’ of surviving Somalia’s streets

HARGEISA, — Plastic bottles litter the ground as children emerge from an abandoned mud-brick building in this hot, dusty East African city. The dirty bottles used for sniffing glue are a visible More...

Port workers secure berthing ropes belonging to a container ship as it prepares to dock at the port of San Pedro, Ivory Coast. Luc Gnago/Reuters
By MGoth On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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African states don’t prioritise maritime security – here’s why they should

Port workers secure berthing ropes belonging to a container ship as it prepares to dock at the port of San Pedro, Ivory Coast. Luc Gnago/Reuters By Dirk Siebels Piracy off the African coastline has been a headline More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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We Shouldn’t Forget the Lessons of Black Hawk Down: Part I

Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Somalia, 1993. ( This article is the first of a three-part series by the author on the Trump administration’s approach to special operations.) Twenty-four More...

By MGoth On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Somalia President’s Desperate Attempt to Sabotage Somaliland Election

  Somaliland National Election Commission (NEC) is performing voter registration process in eastern regions, Sool and Sanaag, where citizens will receive election cards to elect parliament and president. NEC More...