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International community urged to support new administration in Somalia

The presidential election was held following what Mr. Swan called “an unduly protracted and contentious process” for choosing the legislature

The recent conclusion of the electoral process in Somalia offers a long-awaited opportunity to make progress on other urgent national priorities, the UN Special Representative for the county told the Security Council on Monday.  James Swan, who also heads the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOMOpens in new window) urged…

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Qatar: Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Meets Several Arab Ambassadors to the State

The meeting dealt with reviewing bilateral cooperation

Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi met separately today with HE Ambassador of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Dr. Mustafa Boutoura, HE Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti Tayeb Robla, HE Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia Abdul Razak Farah…

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Somalia: US Redeployment Should Stress Civilian Protection

Somalia’s new president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has welcomed the return of approximately 500 US troops to the country

The reported United States decision to redeploy several hundred US troops in Somalia, as part of a joint operation with the Somali government and African Union forces, should make civilian protection a priority. Previous US military operations in Somalia resulted in the loss of life and property to Somali civilians that the US neither…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Presidential Elections in Somalia

Türkiye will continue to stand by the people of Somalia

We are pleased that the presidential elections in the Federal Republic of Somalia held on 15 May 2022 have been completed successfully. We congratulate H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and wish him success during his tenure. We attach great importance to the peace and stability of Somalia, with which we have…

Source: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) |

UN welcomes conclusion of Somalia’s presidential election

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won office on the third round of voting by the country’s parliamentarians, after some twelve hours of voting and counting

The United Nations in Somalia welcomed the conclusion of the country’s presidential election today. “I would like to congratulate the newly-elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his victory tonight, but also express our appreciation to the other candidates, and particularly outgoing President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo,’ for respecting the outcome…

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WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean officially launches WHO emergency health response plan for drought in Somalia calling for early action to protect health and save lives

The ongoing drought in Somalia and across the Horn of Africa is known to be the region’s worst one in the last 4 decades

During his 3-day visit to Somalia, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari visited North Galkacyo in Puntland state of Somalia to oversee WHO’s ongoing drought response activities, see the work of community health workers in delivering integrated health and nutrition services to…

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WHO and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation seek to improve resilience of Somalia’s health system by enhancing essential health services for hospitals in under-served states

The project aims to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) through strengthening hospital-based care for integrated delivery of secondary and critical care services

In their continued and collective efforts to improve health system resilience, the Ministry of Health and Human Services of the Federal Government of Somalia, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Embassy of Italy have joined forces and officially launched a €3 million multi-year project entitled ‘Improving essential health services in…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

The UAE Condemns the Terrorist Attack on an African Union Mission Base in Somalia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed the UAE’s strong condemnation of these criminal acts, and its constant rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism

The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted an African Union Transition Mission base in the Middle Shabelle region, southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu, which resulted in deaths and injuries of peacekeeping mission personnel from the Republic of Burundi. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

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Press Statement of the Security Council on attack against ATMIS

The members of the Security Council expressed their full support for the efforts by the Federal Government of Somalia and ATMIS to counter the threat posed by Al-Shabaab

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the heinous terrorist attack by Al-Shabaab against the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Forward Operating Base in Elbaraf, Middle Shabelle region, on 3 May 2022. They paid tribute to the members of the Burundi National Defence Force…

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African Union Chairperson condemns attack on African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) base in Somalia

The Chairperson pays tribute to the Burundian peacekeepers who lost their lives helping to bring peace and stability to Somalia

The Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab militants against an African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) base in Middle Shabele region, south west of Mogadishu, on 3 May 2022 The Chairperson pays tribute to the…