211 members of the new Somali Parliament have been sworn today at Mogadishu Airport Hall and elected General Muse Sheikh Hassan Abdulle as new interim chairperson before the election of new Speaker and two Deputies.
Forum for the democratic change president Dr. Kiiza Besigye has called for an audit into the UPDF peace keeping mission in Somalia.
MOGAIDHU, Somalia (AP) - Somali leaders are on the verge of naming a new parliament that is supposed to elect a president by Monday, but it's hard to find any ordinary Somalis excited by the political changes: They don't have the right to vote.
MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- As date for the presidential vote on Aug 20 draws ever more closer and political activities in the city intensifies with campaigning by the burgeoning number of presidential aspirants builds up, Mogadishu is visibly in election mood.
Mo Farah's double Olympic gold brings a much-needed positive image for the Somali people whose name has unfortunately become synonymous with anarchy and lawlessness.
NAIROBI/MOGADISHU (IRIN) - Even before it kicks off in earnest, the assault on Somalia's port city of Kismayo is causing jitters. A preliminary push by UN-backed African Union troops on the last bastion of Somalia’s Al-Shabab insurgency has already added to Somalia’s civilian casualties, and there are fears that more may lie ahead as air....