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Dispute over spy chief could portend new power struggle in Somalia

A fresh political rift between Somalia's president and prime minister appears to be opening a power struggle between the two top leaders of the country, which is struggling to hold elections and prevent frequent terrorist attacks. On Monday, Somalia Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble suspended Fahad Yasin, chief of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), over failing to provide reliable evidence of investigations into the alleged killing of 24-year-old Ikran Tahlil Farah, who worked in NISA's cybersecurity…

Habar-Gidir: Hoggaan la’aanta ayaa Hog-gaan ku ridday

Hoggaanka wanaagsan, wuxuu dadkiisa, degaankiisa iyo dalkiisaba, u horseedaa guulo u riyaaqid iyo reyn-reyn leh, hayeeshee, la’aanta hoggaan hanad ah oo umadda haga, waxa ay bulshada ku hoggaamisaa haadaan-ka-dhac iyo haddimooyin lagu hafto, waana midda maanta heysata heybtii, halyeey-yda ku caanka ahayd ee Habargidir oo hud-hudyo iyo hanafyo aan halna ogayn ay horjooga-yaal u yihiin. Arar iyo afeef la’aan, ayaan horraanba gudaha u galeyna qoraalkaan, oo aan kaga hadleyno, han-jabka ku dhacay…

Meet Africa’s newest friend, Turkey. What does it have to offer?

csmonitor Wednesday August 25, 2021 An Olympic-size swimming pool in coastal Senegal. A military base in Somalia. And in arid Niger, a gateway to the Sahara desert, a remodeled, sprawling airport to be managed on Niger’s behalf for three decades. These are only a few recent private and public investments in Africa by Turkey, an emerging middle power that’s making moves in a region that has historically received aid and investment from European colonial powers, and of late, from China. Speculations abound on what…

Dibad-bax ka dhan ah Al-Shabaab oo ka dhacay GAALKACYO + Sawirro

Gaalkacyo (Caasimada Online) – Magaalada Gaalkacyo ee xarunta gobolka Mudug waxaa maanta ka dhacay dibad-bax ballaaran oo ay dhigeen shacabka iyo maamulka magaaladaasi, kuwaas oo isugu soo baxay waddooyinka waa weyn ee ku yaalla halkaasi. Dibad-baxa ayaa waxaa looga soo horjeeday kooxda Al-Shabaab, waxaana sidoo kale ka qeyb-galay maamulka degmada, wasiiro iyo saraakiil ka tirsan laamaha amniga magaalada Gaalkacyo. Sidoo kale dibad-baxan ayaa waxaa lagu taageerayey howl-gallada ka dhanka ah Al-Shabaab ee ay ciidamada…

Somalia’s first women’s football team, the Golden Girls

https://youtu.be/_8uFMXMxM9I Courage, corruption, culture and competition – all major factors in the life and times of the first women’s football team in Somalia and its inspirational young coach, Shaima Sellal. The government gave the go-ahead for a women’s team in 1994, but it did not take off because of the continuing civil war. Football can be a casualty of the conflict in a “failed state”. But when an enthusiastic, 19-year-old player-coach arrived from Kenya in 2015, she kick-started the team and adopted the name…

Report: With Piracy Receded, Illegal Fishing Returns to Somalian Waters

Once the most pirate-infested region on the planet, the waters off the coast of Somalia are now home to a different maritime crime - illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, according to a new report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. “The waters off Somalia are some of the richest fishing grounds in the world and are still largely untapped,” the report said. “Following the steady decline in attacks by Somali pirates since 2012, foreign fishing fleets have gradually returned to…

Visa Card makes debut entry into Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The international payment service, Visa Card has made its first arrival in Somalia following its launch by the International Bank of Somalia (IBS). The launch of Visa Card now adds to two the number of international payment services in Somalia. Premier Bank launched Master Card service in 2018. IBS Bank said the launch of the service for the first time in Somalia was geared towards meeting the needs of its client. Information minister Osman Dube hailed the launch of the service noting it will go…

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