Friday, November 17, 2017
Wardheer News

UN urges Kenyan troops to stop Somalia charcoal export

By KEVIN J KELLEY The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday urged the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to implement a ban on charcoal exports which earns Al-Shabaab at least Sh1 billion ($10 million) a year. In adopting a resolution renewing … Continued

Somali minister resigns citing government disorder

MOGADISHU,  Somalia’s humanitarian affairs minister resigned on Wednesday citing disorder in the government, adding to two the number of ministers who have resigned in the past month. Maryam Qasim, considered a close ally of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, told journalists … Continued

U.S. mounts air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The United States military has carried out an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgency that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government, the U.S. Africa Command said on Wednesday. It said “several … Continued

To Improve Trust in Its Elections, Somaliland Goes High-tech

By Salem Solomon Last week, Somalilanders went to the polls in a historic presidential election. Officials employed advanced iris-scanning technology to identify voters and prevent duplicate ballots — the first use of such a biometric system in a national election. For Somaliland, … Continued

How Somalia lost millions of dollars to fish poachers

A fisherman carries fish on his head on the shores of the Indian ocean in Mogadishu. Somalian waters are some of the world’s most productive with countless species of commercially valuable fish. PHOTO FILE | REUTERS By AGGREY OMBOKI Up … Continued