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Education[ edit ] Mohamud frequented primary and secondary schools in his hometown. In , he earned an undergraduate diploma in technology from the institution. The network has also offered scholarships for higher studies and placements in educational institutions to many students. After the first round of voting, former President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed emerged as the frontrunner, amassing 64 votes.

Mohamud was a close second with 60 votes, and Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali placed third with 32 votes. He also voiced support for the ongoing post-conflict reconstruction efforts in Somalia and indicated that he was prepared to work closely with the international community. Additionally, Ahmed congratulated Mohamud on his victory and pledged to cooperate with the new head of state.

The UN Special Representative for Somalia Augustine Mahiga issued a statement describing the election as a "great step forward on the path to peace and prosperity[ Similarly, the AU Commission for Somalia hailed the selection and pledged to support the new leadership.

It also urged the Somali authorities to build on this momentum, and promised to continue partnering with the Somali government. UN Special Envoy to Somalia Mahiga described the moment as the beginning of a "new era" for the nation as well as the conclusion of the transitional period.

There were reportedly around 10 casualties, among which were three Somali security detail, one AU peacekeeper, and the assailants themselves. Priority number one is security and priority number two and priority number three. One Somali soldier was injured in the blast, but Mohamud was unharmed and continued on to his destination.

Al-Shabaab later claimed responsibility for the explosion. The endorsement officially lifts the purchase ban on light weapons, but retains certain restrictions on the procurement of heavy arms such as surface-to-air missiles, howitzers and cannons.

He indicated that the Somali defence forces required better military equipment and arms to more effectively combat militants. Organized by the government of Turkey in Ankara , the meeting ended with a signed agreement between Mohamud and Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo , President of the northwestern Somaliland region, agreeing to allocate fairly to the Somaliland region its portion of the development aid earmarked for Somalia as a whole and to cooperate on security.

Endorsed by the federal State Minister for the Presidency Farah Abdulkadir on behalf of President Mohamud, the pact was brokered by the Foreign Ministry of Ethiopia and came after protracted bilateral talks.

The regional president will serve as the chairperson of a new Executive Council, to which he will appoint three deputies. Under the rubric of the New Deal for Somalia, Mohamud held additional national reconciliation talks with the regional leaders in Garowe in April and May of the year.

He also asserted that the matter should be resolved in parliament. Parliament Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari subsequently announced that of the present MPs had voted against Shirdon, whereas 65 legislators had voted to retain him. He also commended the legislators on adhering to procedural rules during the vote, and pledged to work constructively with the succeeding administration.

Mungab replaced Mohamed Nur Tarsan in the mayorship. Of the new youth initiatives that the Federal Government of Somalia is slated to implement, Mohamud indicated that a comprehensive youth empowerment framework would be prioritized, with attendant legislation and policies.

A university accreditation system, an employment creation program, and youth enterprise would also be developed. Additionally, local and regional youth representation in civil, political and governmental activities would be enhanced.

To this end, two Youth Advisers would be named to the Office of the President, and the minimum age for prospective officeholders would be lowered to In coastal areas, jobs in marine ecosystem management and sustainable fishing would be generated. Additional opportunities would be made available through the introduction of fiber optics and 3G.

The federal government would likewise support the establishment of the Somali Film Council. According to Mohamud, the Somali federal government delegation is scheduled to meet with its U.

The bank was established by a group of entrepreneurs, whom the gathered officials commended for their commitment to providing international banking services to facilitate local commercial activities. He also ordered all of the reassigned ministers to carry on with their ordinary duties.

Puntland Information Minister Abdiweli Hirsi Abdulle also suggested that the row should be resolved through constitutional means, asserted that the Puntland regional administration was prepared to mediate between the two federal leaders, and called on international representatives to do the same.

Kay also expressed concern about the possibility of vote buying marring a parliamentary vote of confidence, and indicated that any such potential political disruption would be reported to the UN Security Council. Similarly, Rondos and Cervone in their capacity as financial stakeholders urged the Federal MPs to adhere to standard legislative protocols. Although Federal Parliament Speaker Jawari received the motion, a date of deliberation in the legislature was not specified.

Department of State issued a statement likewise indicating that a parliamentary vote of confidence would be counterproductive. Supporters of Prime Minister Ahmed subsequently began to make noise, effectively precluding any discussion.

Consequently, Federal Parliament Speaker Jawari indefinitely adjourned the session. Over lawmakers sang the national anthem and held up placards supporting Prime Minister Ahmed, prompting Federal Parliament Speaker Jawari to indefinitely adjourn the session. Believed to be supporters of the President, the ministerial officials also indicated that they themselves would step down from their positions if the Premier declined to do so within 24 hours.

Lawmakers supporting Prime Minister Ahmed shredded the attendance register as well as their copies of the motion. They also immediately began yelling when Federal Parliament Speaker Jawari entered the hall, prompting the legislative leader to indefinitely adjourn the session. Additionally, Ahmed asserted that the ensuing motion of no confidence was motivated by displeasure over the transfer of one particular Cabinet minister to another portfolio.

He also suggested that the motion was regarded by most legislators and the general public as having been driven by graft, that the attempts to table it bypassed the rules and procedures of the parliament, and that it ultimately was an obstacle toward fulfilling the goals enshrined in Vision The President indicated that foreign languages would thereafter be reserved for communication with foreign representatives.

Additionally, Mohamud announced several associated initiatives that are slated to be implemented, including a new educational curriculum with Somali as the primary language of instruction, rehabilitation of monuments for fallen heroes, completion of renovations on the National Museum , and finalization of the Regional Somali Language Academy in conjunction with the governments of Djibouti and Ethiopia.

Additionally, the dissolution letter from the Office of the President indicated that the panel was inconsistent with the Provisional Constitution and the judicial service law. It recommended instead reformation of the Judicial Service Commission in accordance with Article of the national constitution.

The officials touched on ways in which the government can assist differently abled individuals, among various other matters. Mohamud therein vowed to earmark a governmental agency for the disabled, which would liaise with other state offices and gather data on the subpopulation. Additionally, he indicated that the government would organize a nationwide conference devoted to the differently abled. Its main priority is centered on establishing a comprehensive strategy and a consultative implementation plan for the formalization of the local financial sector.

Additionally, the STFR is tasked with helping to foster a business environment and financial infrastructure conducive to growth. It is also empowered to coordinate and speed up the endorsement of financial governance instruments and transparency associated legislation, such as the laws on Anti-Money Laundering AML and Counter Financing of Terrorism CFT.

He therein planted a tree at the Daljirka-Daahsoon junction as a symbol of the environmental importance of plants. Mohamud also announced that his administration was slated to launch an ecological preservation project as part of the broader national reconstruction process, and noted the centrality of flora in human society and wildlife. Additionally, he encouraged the citizenry to avail itself of the occasion to plant as many trees as possible.

It also organized a number of consultative meetings with the regional representatives, with each party eventually agreeing to establish a new administration in the Mudug and Galguduud regions. According to Mohamud, traditional leaders are now tasked with selecting delegates, who will then elect a new regional president within two weeks. In January , President Mohamud met with U. The meeting concluded with an announcement by the U. According to U. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson , the decision was made in recognition of the significant progress that the Somali authorities had achieved on both the political and war fronts.

The move is expected to grant the Somali government access to new sources of development funds from American agencies as well as international bodies like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank , thereby facilitating the ongoing reconstruction process. Somalia was immediately granted observer status, with full membership earmarked for The Cotonou Agreement promotes sustainable development and the reduction and eventual elimination of poverty in ACP member nations.

It also aims to integrate ACP countries into the world economy via stronger participation in the drafting of national development strategies, and to advance criminal justice and fight against impunity through the International Criminal Court.

President Mohamud welcomed the decision and asserted that the treaty would facilitate the ongoing national reconstruction process, as Somalia would be eligible to receive EU development projects. According to Beyle, the pact came after extensive consultations between both parties, with attorneys also present at the signing.

Mohamud commended the agreement for helping to strengthen cooperation between the Somali authorities and the UN. President Mohamud and his delegation also conferred with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss strengthening bilateral relations, and capacity training for Somali livestock and agricultural development professionals.

Mohamud likewise met with Emperor Akihito , [] as well as with leaders of the Nippon Foundation , where they discussed project proposals in the agriculture, fisheries, marine resources and livestock sectors. He also recommended at a gathering before the Japan National Press Club that Japanese investments in education should be refocused towards youth vocational education centres to ensure sustainability.

Mohamud commended the Japanese government for intensifying its bilateral support, and suggested that the development initiatives would be centered on vocational training for youth and women, maritime and fisheries training, fisheries and agricultural infrastructure development, and communication and information technology support. The officials touched on various matters, among which were bilateral relations, UK development and military support, and the establishment of the boundaries, independent electoral and judicial service commissions in accordance with the Vision roadmap.

Wigan also pledged that his administration would assist in the ongoing reconstruction initiatives in Somalia. The officials likewise discussed the establishment of the various commissions by the Federal Cabinet, military affairs and the Vision roadmap.

Additionally, Lindvall pledged that his administration would support the newly formed commissions. The treaty also facilitates the opening of more embassies in the capital by European Union member states.

Feltman co-chaired an international conference in Copenhagen on the New Deal Compact for Reconstruction and Development. The trip was prompted by an official invitation from the new President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The officials discussed bilateral cooperation in the education, medicine and justice sectors, among others, with the rector emphasizing his preparedness to assist in these fields and urging stronger commitment toward the reconstruction process in Somalia.

The gathering concluded with pledges to collaborate in the economic, educational and military sectors, including training of Somali forces by Egyptian security personnel.


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