Empowered women participate in seminar on gender equality and labour rights
A 3-day Seminar on “Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equality and Labour Rights” was today concluded in Mogadishu, and gathered women and men trade unionists from twelve unions affiliated with the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU).
President pledges to work with AMISOM to defeat Al-Shabaab
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo today pledged to work closely with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in fighting the terrorist group Al-Shabaab which poses the biggest threat to peace and security in the country.
Burundi and the African Union (AU) reached an agreement on Thursday on the modalities of payment of Burundian troops deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union force (Amisom), the first vice – President of Burundi Gaston Sindimwo has announced.
The U.N. humanitarian appeal for 2017 for Somalia is $864 million to provide assistance to 3.9 million people. But additional funds are needed to cope with the worsening situation, and last month, the U.N. World Food Program launched a $26 million plan to respond to the drought.
Somalia plans to file legal complaint against UAE over Somaliland base
Somalia’s internationally-backed government is reportedly planning to file a legal case against the rulers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for setting up a military base in the unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland.