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  • 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...
  • Islamist rebels attack intelligence site in Somalia, 12 killed

    news Reuters - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:22 GMT, 31 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    By Abdi Sheikh and Abdirahman Hussein MOGADISHU, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb and gunmen attacked a national intelligence site in Somalia's capital where suspected militants are held, in an assault on Sunday that left at least 12 people dead. Three soldiers and two civ...
  • US forces target al-Shabab in Somalia

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 02 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    The US has said its military forces have carried out an operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab fighters in Somalia. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," said spokesman John Kirby on Monday. A senior Somali intelli...
  • Somalia offers amnesty to al-Shabab fighters

    news AP, 03 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Somalia's government has offered an amnesty to fighters with al-Shabab, the armed group whose leader was reportedly targeted on Monday night in a US air strike. Following a cabinet-level security meeting, Somali authorities gave al-Shabab fighters 45 days to take up the offer, Security Minister K...