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Somaliland and aid donors strike state functions deal :FM

somaliland2Somaliland and its development partners have signed an agreement intended to deliver core state functions. It is set to introduce public financial management and wider public sector reforms to improve accountability and government strengthening.

Somalia battles with HIV stigma eNCA

hiv2World Aids Day saw people across the globe unite in the fight against HIV/Aids.
However, in Somalia, the stigma attached to the virus means it would likely get little attention.
Officially, less than one percent of people in Somalia live with HIV, it seems a phenomenal feat but there are doubts as to whether the statistics are believable.
There is still a huge stigma attached to the virus in the conservative Muslim society.

Boost for development in Somaliland:WIRED-GOV

siilaanyokulmiye1A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Somaliland and its Somaliland Development Fund development partners
Today the Somaliland authorities, along with the UK’s Department for International Development and DANIDA, committed to working together to improve the lives of the people of Somaliland. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Somaliland and its Somaliland Development Fund development partners at the Presidential Palace in Hargeisa.

Somalia names new central bank governor

SomalibankMOGADISHU:  Somalia appointed a temporary governor for the central bank on Thursday, the third official in just over a year designated to head an institution mired by corruption allegations. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said the cabinet had approved the appointment as interim governor of Bashir Isse Ali, who has already served in the post under past governments. 
Ali, who studied in the US and Nairobi, headed the central bank between 2006-10 under the notoriously corrupt previous administration.

Somalia’s Failure: A Broken System or Lousy Leaders?

26j4In most of the world’s parliamentary democracies, it’s rare to see presidents and prime ministers bickering, since their roles and responsibilities are more or less distinct and rarely overlap. However, in many African governments, power struggles between presidents and prime ministers are quite common, even when the offices have clearly defined constitutional roles.

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