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British Embassy in Somalia launches Somali journalism prize award

The British Embassy is seeking short videos and photographs from media students and early career journalists based in Somalia including Somaliland which demonstrate a positive, original and unique story about Somalia

To celebrate World Press Freedom Day and the ‘Global Conference for Media Freedom’ (#DefendMediaFreedom), to be hosted by the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada in July 2019, the British Embassy Mogadishu is delighted to announce the launch of Young Somali Voices journalism prize (YSV). This award will highlight…

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UK aid to give clean, affordable renewable energy boost in Somaliland

Energy Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland (ESRES) launches the Somaliland Renewable Energy Fund (SREF) Window 1 in Hargeisa, Somaliland

The UK-funded Energy Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland (ESRES) programme is giving more people across Somaliland access to affordable, clean and renewable energy. Through a phased approach, ESRES in partnership with the Somaliland’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MoEM) is addressing the high costs of electricity in Somaliland. The…

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High-level visit by international partners to Hargeisa, SomaliIand

The delegation met with President Muse Bihi Abdi, all political parties, Parliament, the Electoral Commission and representatives of civil society organisations

A high-level delegation of Ambassadors and representatives from Denmark, European Union, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom visited Hargeisa, Somaliland, on 2 to 3 April 2019. The delegation met with H.E. President Muse Bihi Abdi, all political parties, Parliament, the Electoral Commission and representatives of civil society organisations.…

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UK Ambassador presents his credentials to Somali President

Ambassador Ben Fender arrived in Mogadishu in February taking over from his predecessor who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment

British Ambassador Somalia Mr. Ben Fender, presented his credentials to President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H. E President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo. Ben arrived in Mogadishu on 14th February 2019, taking over from his predecessor Ambassador David Concar, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Ben…

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Health and Nutrition programme launches in two regions of Somalia

The UK-funded programme has the potential to be a catalyst for major change and progress in the Somali health sector

The Somali Health and Nutrition (SHINE) programme comes at a critical point in Somalia’s history with the aim of improving the health and nutrition status of Somalis, with a particular focus on women and children. The UKAid funded programme commenced in 2016 and will run through to 2021. With a…

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UK Minister for Africa makes maiden visit to Somalia

Minister Harriet Baldwin used her visit to follow up on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent visit to Africa, announced new packages of support for Somalia

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin MP, made her first trip to Somalia over the weekend, visiting Mogadishu. Minister Baldwin used her visit to follow up on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent visit to Africa, during which she announced new packages of support for Somalia, to help progress…

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Somalia and international partners unveil New Policing Model

Federal government of Somalia along with international partners unveil support programme for New Policing Model

The Somali Federal government, Member States and international community partners launched a Joint Police Programme (JPP) for the Somali Police Force at a ceremony held in Mogadishu. The programme will strengthen the professionalism and accountability of the police and improve peace and security for all Somali citizens. During the event,…

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British Ambassador hosts a welcome reception for Somalia Chevening alumni

Ambassador David Concar welcomed scholars back home, urging them to use the knowledge and experience acquired to help rebuild their country

The British Ambassador to Somalia, H.E. David Concar, hosted a welcome home event for young Somali alumni who had spent a year studying in some of the UK’s top universities, with support from the prestigious Chevening scholarship scheme. During the event, held at the British Embassy in Mogadishu on Tuesday…

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Somalia participates in 16 Days of Activism campaign to end gender-based violence

The British Embassy in Mogadishu is participating in the 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence to fight violence against women and girls

On 27th November, the British Embassy hosted an event to mark the 16 days, bringing together activists, government representatives, NGOs and members of the international community. In a round table discussion on the DFID funded CHANGES project, participants heard about the current state of play on gender-based violence issues in…

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Somaliland Election: Statement by International Partners

Delegation of international partners will visit Hargeisa to urge a peaceful, inclusive, credible and transparent presidential election

A high level delegation of international partners will visit Hargeisa, Somaliland, on 12 to 14 November 2017. The purpose of the visit is to demonstrate the partners’ continued engagement and strong encouragement to Somaliland’s democratic transition process and, in that context, to support a peaceful, inclusive, credible and transparent presidential…