MOGADISHU (VOA) — Today whoever visits Somalia's capital will tell you how significantly security has improved in the city. Ordinary Somalis don’t have to face the constant street fighting they endured during the last two decades.
The East African Energy Forum has issued warnings to the Kenyan Government and four international oil companies today that are illegally exploiting offshore hydrocarbon concessions off the southern coast of Somalia.
The death this week of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has raised concerns about whether the imposing but brittle system he devised and dominated will unravel following his departure, leading to turmoil in America's major ally in the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57, state media say, after weeks of speculation about his health. Mr Meles was admitted to hospital in July. The nature of his condition has not been made public.
211 members of the new Somali Parliament have been sworn today at Mogadishu Airport Hall and elected General Muse Sheikh Hassan Abdulle as new interim chairperson before the election of new Speaker and two Deputies.