A constituent assembly tasked with choosing the members of Somalia's next parliament will not convene on schedule, due to tribal elders' concerns about the country's draft constitution. In what appears to be a play for more political power, the elders are withholding the names of candidates for the new assembly.
The British Ambassador to Somalia Matt Baugh on Wednesday joined the Prime minister of the transitional federal government (TFG) of Somalia Dr. Abdi Weli Mohamed Ali at Villa Somalia to wish the Somali Olympic team well on their journey to the to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
RAS KAMBONI — In this Somali seaside village, the former headquarters of insurgent group al-Shabab is being converted into a hospital.
While their parents grew up in Somalia, where soccer was the sport of choice, young Somali American athletes spend their childhoods in the urban areas of North America, where basketball is king, and there's a public court in almost every neighborhood.
Al-Shabaab attacked Somali Transitional Federal Government military positions in the central Somalia city of Beledweyne on Sunday (July 8th), Somalia's Shabelle Media Network reported.