IMF extends Somalia funding to August following election | Business and Economy News

The IMF accepted the Somali government’s request for a three-month extension to examine and endorse planned reforms. The International Monetary Fund has agreed to extend the duration of a crucial aid package to Somalia, following a long-overdue presidential election last weekend. The three-year $400m aid package from the IMF had been set to automatically expire … Read more

Hassan Mohamud: The second coming of Somalia’s new president | Government

This Sunday, Hassan Shekh Mohamud made history as the first person to be elected president twice in Somalia’s nascent democracy after a landslide victory against the incumbent Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, aka Farmaajo. In a contest of more than 36 candidates, both men made it to the third round of what was arguably the most competitive … Read more

Q&A: An ambitious attempt to be Somalia’s first female president | Elections News

This Sunday, Soia is expected to hold its highly anticipated and long-delayed presidential candidates for the 39th presidential election for the country’s top position. Some of the contenders include the incumbent, two former presidents, the immediate former prime minister and the president of the regional state of Puntland, joined the race. Also in the race … Read more

Somali intelligence says Al-Shabab plans to target president, PM | Al-Shabab News

The country’s intelligence agency says it has informed the two of the group’s plot. Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked armed group, plans to target Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, the country’s intelligence agency warned on Tuesday. Violence by the group, which aims to topple the UN-backed central government and impose its … Read more

Somalia: Five dead in attack on military base near airport | Al-Shabab News

The al-Qaeda-linked armed group al-Shabab has said it was behind the attack at the camp near Mogadishu airport. At least five people, including two of the attackers, were killed during a raid by armed fighters on an army base near the Somali capital’s international airport, a diplomatic memo said. On Wednesday, the state-run television said … Read more