Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
Somali lawmakers gathered in Mogadishu Sunday to vote in the country's long-overdue presidential election, with 35 candidates vying for the top job in the troubled Horn of Africa nation
16 Sep 2021
Somalia's president on Thursday announced he was suspending the executive powers of his prime minister, the latest twist in a feud that has plunged the country into a deep political crisis.
22 May 2021
Somali leaders began negotiations Saturday aimed at organising new elections after the postponement of recent polls sparked one of the country's worst political crises in years.
14 Apr 2021
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.
18 Sep 2020
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.
15 Nov 2019
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.
3 Jan 2019
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…
11 Dec 2018
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.
18 Oct 2017
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".
6 Apr 2017
Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday declared war against Shabaab extremists, offering amnesty to militants who surrendered within 60 days and warning the rest would "face the consequences".
7 Mar 2017
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.
28 Feb 2017
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.