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  • Somalia: Providing water to the most vulnerable in Gedo

    news European Commission - Fri, 8 Aug 2014 08:25 GMT, 08 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    Just three years after famine was declared in parts of Somalia, a poor rainy season is once again threatening the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of poor households. The effects of these poor rains, namely disappointing harvests and rising food prices, are made worse by military opera...
  • Kenya tourism tanks amid increasing violence

    news Al Jazeera, 12 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mombasa, Kenya - In July, a Russian visitor was shot dead near Fort Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mombasa's Old Town. Police ruled the killing a robbery. Three weeks later, assailants shot a German tourist at point-blank range, while she and her Ugandan travel companion were visiting Old To...
  • AU soldiers 'fire on Somalia protesters'

    news Al Jazeera, 11 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    At least six people have been injured and more than a dozen properties destroyed after African Union forces opened fire on demonstrators in the Somali coastal town of Marka, witnesses and officials have told Al Jazeera. "It is the second day we are been attacked by them. We are protesting because...
  • Mogadishu hit by intense gun battles

    news Aljazeera: Agencies, 15 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    Heavy fighting has broken out in Mogadishu after government troops launched a dawn attack on a house belonging to a former militia leader as part of a disarmament campaign, residents and officials said. Explosions and gunfire were heard on Friday in the Somali capital as government troops backed ...
  • Kenya anti-terrorism police accused of abuses

    news Agencies: Aljazeera, 18 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    An international human rights group says there is strong evidence that Kenya's anti-terrorism police unit has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. A Human Rights Watch report said on Monday that research conducted between November and June documented at leas...
  • UN Envoy visits Somaliland, pledges UN support for peace and progress

    news UNSOM, 19 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    Hargeisa, 18 August 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, arrived in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, this morning and pledged to step up UN support. During the visit SRSG Kay will meet with President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud Silanyo, the M...
  • World Humanitarian Day: UNHCR pays tribute to courage and sacrifice of aid workers

    news UNHCR - Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:32 GMT: Thomson Reuters Foundation, 19 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. GENEVA, August 19 (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday paid tribute to the enormous contribution made every year by humanitarian workers while noting that their wo...
  • UN's Pillay slams Security Council 'failure'

    news AP: Aljazeera, 22 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    "I firmly believe that greater responsiveness by this council would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives," said Navi Pillay, whose term as high commissioner for human rights ends on August 30. Pillay said Syria's conflict "is metastasing outwards in an uncontrollable process whose eventual l...
  • Somalia famine: 'We only have days to live'

    news Al Jazeera, 30 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, Somalia - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has no doubt about who is to blame for the suffering from the latest drought to hit the Horn of Africa country. "Al-Shabab have restricted the movement of goods and people so people are isolated and cannot receive aid or even the normal trade,"...
  • Al-Shabab attacks Somalia's intelligence HQ

    news Al Jazeera And AFP, 31 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    The Somali armed group al-Shabab has launched an attack on the country's intelligence headquarters in central Mogadishu, setting off a bomb and opening fire on the complex, police and witnesses said. The car bomb explosion, was followed by a fierce exchange of gunfire killing at least seven rebel...