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Qatar opens embassy in Somalia

HASSAN0Mogadishu: Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud met the chargé d’affaires of Qatar’s Embassy in Mogadishu, Hassan bin Hamza Assad Mohammed, on the occasion of the opening of the Qatari mission in Somalia. 
The Charge d’affaires conveyed the greetings of the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the Somali president and his wishes for good health and happiness and continued progress and prosperity for Somalia. 
On his part, President Mahmoud entrusted the Charge d’affaires to convey his greetings to the Emir and his wishes for his continued good health and happiness and progress and prosperity for the leadership of Qatar and its people. 

Hargeisa, bustling capital of a country free of aid

hargeysa2sIt is not as picturesque as Kigali, but I hope you will enjoy your stay in Hargeisa,” so said an elderly man I encountered soon after I arrived in the capital of the Republic of Somaliland, over two weeks ago. I was in town to attend the Hargeisa International Book Fair.

Yemen, Somalia, Djibouti discuss cooperation to curb refugees' flow

yemen_som_ethADDIS ABABA, (Saba)- Deputy Foreign Minister Amir al-Aidaroos on Thursday met separately in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Interior Minister of Djibouti and Somali Foreign Minister.
During the meetings, al-Aidaroos discussed with the two ministers the bilateral relations between Yemen and each country of them and ways to boost them.
They stressed the importance of enhancing the cooperation between Yemen and the Horn of Africa countries to find solutions to curb the flow of refugees, benefiting from the other countries' experiences in implementing the voluntary return of Somali refugees to their country. 

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Somalia: Marking one year in Puntland, UN pledges state-building support

Gaaskaie3At a ceremony marking its first year in Puntland, the United Nations mission in Somalia yesterday pledged its continued support as the country looks ahead to beginning the process of federalism aimed at building a stronger, more united Somalia.
In Garowe, the State Capital of Puntland, the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNISOM), Nicholas Kay said Puntland had made “important political, economic and security progress in the last year for which the Government and people deserve full credit.”
Mr. Kay, who is also the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, said however, that more remained to be done, including establishing a federal system of governance, working together with the Federal Government and other emerging states on reviewing the provisional Constitution, and preparing for elections in 2016.

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