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Somalia is Ready to License Fishing Vessels After Becoming Signatory to IOTC

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has signed several bill into law at the end of last month. Among the bills the has signed was the Somali Fisheries Development and Management law. Today, the Fisheries minister, Ahmed Adan Hassan, has posted a tweet on his account announcing the signing of a robust and comprehensive regulation inline with IOTC requirements. Following the parliament endorsement of Somali Fisheries Law, I signed today robust & comprehensive regulations inline with IOTC requirements, will be used licensing of vessels operating beyond 24nm, both foreign & nationally owned including joint ventures. — Ahmed Hassan Aden (@Mr_ahmedaden) April 6, 2023 What is IOTC? The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) requires all vessels that fish for tuna in the Indian Ocean to be licensed. The IOTC is an international organization that manages tuna fisheries in the Indian Ocean. The IOTC's licensing requirements are designed to ensure that tuna fisheries

10 points for Dan Qaran government to stay in power!

The current ruling party of the Federal Government of Somalia, led by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has done a remarkable job for the past 10 months it has been in power. The war against the terror group Al-Shabaab has become the focal point of this administration.  However, to stay in power for the years to come and to win the hearts and minds of the people, the administration need to achieve these 10 points: Build a strong military and security forces.  The government must be able to protect its citizens and territory from threats, both internal and external. This includes defeating al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups, as well as preventing clan violence. Improve the economy.  The government must create jobs and opportunities for its citizens, and improve the standard of living. This will help to reduce poverty and instability, and make people more supportive of the government. Provide basic services.  The government must provide its citizens with essential servic

Ancient Somali History dates back to the Paleolithic Period!

  The ancient Somali history is a long and rich one. The Somali people have been living in the Horn of Africa for thousands of years, and their history is closely intertwined with the history of the region. The earliest evidence of human habitation in Somalia dates back to the Paleolithic period. The Paleolithic period is a fascinating time in human history. It is the time when humans first began to use tools and to develop complex societies. It is also the time when humans first began to explore the world around them. During this time, the Somali people were hunter-gatherers who lived in small groups. They were later joined by farmers and herders, who began to settle in permanent communities In the early centuries AD, the Somali people came into contact with the Roman Empire. The Romans were interested in the Somali coast for its strategic location and its valuable resources, such as frankincense and myrrh. The Romans established a number of trading posts along the Somali coast, and t

Somali Sultanates And Islam

  Somali Sultanates And Islam During the Middle Ages, Somalia’s territory witnessed the emergence and decline of several powerful sultanates that dominated the regional trade. At no point was the region centralized as one state, and the development of all the sultanates was linked to the central role that Islam played in the area since the 7th century. Islam was introduced to the northern Somali coast from the Arabian Peninsula early on, shortly after the hijra (also hegira), or the journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib, later renamed Medina, in 622 CE. The oldest mosque in the city of Zeila, a major port/trading center, dates to the 7th century. In the late 9th century, Muslims were living along the northern Somali seaboard, and evidence suggests that Zeila was already the headquarters of a Muslim sultanate in the 9th or 10th century. According to I.M. Lewis, the polity was governed by local dynasties consisting of Somalized Arabs or Arabized