Posts Tagged ‘Transitional Federal Parliament’

Somalia at “critical moment” amid challenges: UN envoy

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 11,2011
By Rebekah Mintzer
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — Augustine Mahiga, special representative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Somalia, said here Wednesday that Somalia faces a critical juncture due to recent political, security, and humanitarian developments.

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Somalia:With new Prime Minister in place, UN urges Somalis to move forward on transition – UN News

Friday, June 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 24,2011

23 June 2011 –The United Nations envoy dealing with Somalia today congratulated Abdiweli Mohamed Ali on his appointment as the country’s new Prime Minister and stressed the importance of all parties Read more…

With stalemate broken, Ban urges Somalis to focus on completing transition

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 14,2011
10 June 2011 –Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Somali parties to move forward with key transitional tasks, such as completing the new constitution, now that a deal has been reached to overcome the dispute between the country’s Read more…

Somalia: UN envoy welcomes deal ending political stalemate

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 14,2011

9 June 2011 –The United Nations envoy for Somalia today welcomed the agreement reached to extend the terms of the country’s President and the Speaker of Parliament for another year as a breakthrough in ending the political impasse over the current transition Read more…

Somali political bickering undermines peace process – UN envoy

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  May 17,2011

13 May 2011 –Political divisions between Somalia’s transitional Government and interim Parliament have undermined the momentum of the country’s peace process, a United Nations envoy said today, calling for a concerted regional and international Read more…

Somalia:UN-backed forum identifies areas of common ground on ending Somalia’s transition

Thursday, April 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News April 14,2011

13 April 2011 –A United Nations-backed meeting on Somalia concluded today with participants agreeing on the need to strengthen security and redouble efforts to combat extremism in the Horn of Africa nation, as well as complete a number of tasks before Read more…

Somalia: The Transitional Government on Life Support –

Monday, February 21, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Feberuary 21,2011

Nairobi/Brussels, 21 February 2011.(ICG)
Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) has squandered the goodwill and support it received and achieved little of significance in the two years it has been in office. It is inept, increasingly corrupt and hobbled by President Read more…

Somali parliament’s term must be extended: IGAD

Monday, January 31, 2011 Comments off

Mon Jan 31, 2011 Laaska News
By Richard Lough

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An east African regional bloc called on Monday for Somalia’s parliament to have its term extended beyond its August deadline and be tasked with deciding the fate of the interim government. Read more…