ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s longtime ruler and most powerful figure, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is not attending an African Union summit that opened Sunday in Ethiopia, which further fueled speculation that he might be seriously ill.
MOGADISHU, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The Somali government on Saturday said its security forces arrested 89 people suspected of having links with the militant group of Al-Shabaab in overnight raids in the capital Mogadishu this week.
The monitoring group's report outlines how TFG misappropriated funds and the general mismanagement of passport production and key revenue generating authorities including Mogadishu Port and Airport Authority and funds received from leading financial companies and telecom operators.
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.