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  • African migrants suffocate on voyage to Italy

    news Aljazeera: AFP, 19 Jul 2014 (8 years ago )
    talian rescuers have found 18 bodies on a boat carrying hundreds of asylum-seekers and another died while being evacuated, the ANSA news agency reports. All were apparently killed by toxic fumes from the boat's engine. The boat, with 600 people on board, was intercepted on Saturday south of th...
  • New insight into IDP returns in Somalia

    news UNHCR-SOM, 31 Jul 2014 (8 years ago )
    The UNHCR-led Somalia Return Consortium publishes its first review of support to IDP returns in Somalia. The report titled ‘Towards Durable Solutions – Achievements and challenges in supporting voluntary returns of IDPs in Somalia’ consolidates and analyses data gathered since 2012 when the Consorti...
  • Kenya downplays security risks as it courts U.S. investment

    news Reuters - Fri, 8 Aug 2014 01:47 GMT, 08 Aug 2014 (8 years ago )
    By Edith Honan WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in Washington this week to court Western investors, has sought to downplay a spate of violent attacks tied to militants in neighboring Somalia and their impact on Kenya's economy. "Yes, we may have pockets where we h...
  • Somalia: Providing water to the most vulnerable in Gedo

    news European Commission - Fri, 8 Aug 2014 08:25 GMT, 08 Aug 2014 (8 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...
  • UN Envoy visits Somaliland, pledges UN support for peace and progress

    news UNSOM, 19 Aug 2014 (7 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...
  • Islamist rebels attack intelligence site in Somalia, 12 killed

    news Reuters - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:22 GMT, 31 Aug 2014 (7 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 confirms al-Shabab leader's death

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 06 Sep 2014 (7 years ago )
    The United States has confirmed that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a founder of Somalia's al-Shabab group, was killed in a US air strike this week. "We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabab, has been killed," the Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement on...
  • Somalia's al-Shabab names new leader

    news Al Jazeera, 06 Sep 2014 (7 years ago )
    Al-Shabab, the Somali armed group, has named Ahmed Umar, also known as Abu Ubaidah, as successor to Ahmed Abdi Godane who was killed in US airstrikes last Tuesday. The armed group on Saturday pledged to take revenge for the death of one its founding leaders. "Avenging the death of our scholars...
  • "No peace means no life" - Somali women call for peace

    news UNSOM, 10 Sep 2014 (7 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 10 September 2014 - Women in Mogadishu have today raised their voices, calling for peace. This was during a dialogue hosted by the Banadir Regional Women’s Authority - which is charged with advocating for the safety and rights of women in the Banadir Region - on the issues affecting wome...
  • Excerpt of Deutsche Welle interview with UN Envoy to Somalia Nicholas Kay

    news UNSOM, 09 Sep 2014 (7 years ago )
    Brussels, 9 September 2014 - On 9 September, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, sat down with journalist Gebeyaw Nigussie Tessema from German broadcaster DW for an interview on a number of Somali-focused political and human rights issues. Below is an excerp...