Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
Somalia names new PM, announces plan for national elections
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a new prime minister hours after brokering an agreement with regional leaders for elections next year that abandons a promised one-person, one-vote model.
Kenya, Somalia, agree to normalise ties after tensions
Kenya and Somalia have agreed to "normalise" relations and start reissuing travel visas to each other's citizens after a long-running dispute over marine borders strained ties between the neighbours.
Somalia tells UN not to interfere after expelling envoy
Somalia on Thursday told the UN Security Council not to interfere in its national affairs after expelling a UN envoy who questioned the government's decision to arrest an al-Shabaab defector running for election. Somali Ambassador Abukar Dahir Osman did not specifically mention his government's decision to order Nicholas Haysom to leave but he argued that…
Somalia's president dodges impeachment move
A bid to impeach Somalia's president for alleged abuse of office was ruled "invalid" Tuesday after the parliamentary clerk said over a dozen MPs had denied signing the motion.
Somali president vows war on Shabaab after devastating bomb
Protesters wearing red bands around their heads marched through the scene of the truck bombing, a once bustling district, before gathering at a stadium where they chanted: "We are ready to fight".
UN chief Guterres in Somalia to discuss famine threat
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in Somalia Tuesday to discuss a hunger crisis which has pushed the country to the verge of famine with new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.
Somali president declares 'national disaster' over drought
Somali's newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Tuesday declared a "national disaster" due to severe drought which aid agencies say has left some three million in crisis.