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Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Feb. 17, 2017)

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Feb. 17, 2017)

Somalia drought is worsening, UN warns Drought conditions are becoming worse in parts of Somalia, according to the UN and aid agencies. The World Food Program (WFP) and the UNHCR (High Commissioner for Refugees) have requested for US$450 million to continue providing urgent assistance and livelihood support to drought victims. About 6.2 Somalis are in need of livelihood support, nearly half …

Somalia: Hope Springs a Trap!

Somalia: Hope Springs a Trap!

By Ahmed Roble Following September 10th election of 2012 a lot of Somalis including me had hope and thought positively this time. We had a euphoria equivalent to 8th February’s triumph of President Mohamed Farmaajo. We imagined a new dawn, a new Somalia, a new beginning, a new vision along with the newly elected president of that time Hassan Sheikh Mohamud civil society activist, academic and …

Somalia: The Dawn of a New Era: President Farmajo

Somalia: The Dawn of a New Era: President Farmajo

By Mohamed Ibrahim As Somalis across the world begin to wake up today to Farmajo's election victory - there is a sense of change in the air, that this time, is for real. We have been here before with the election of HE President HSM in 2012. However, this time there is a widespread euphoria of excitement across all Somali regions that, this time around, is going to be different.    It is …

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Feb. 10, 2017)

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Feb. 10, 2017)

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo wins Somalia presidential election Former Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo won the Somali presidential election on February 8. Farmajo is a Somali-American who served a seven-month term as Somali Prime Minister and became popular among Somali youth and the security forces. The election was held in a joint sitting of both houses of federal parliament at …

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