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  • Somali bombing leaves city workers dead

    news Reuters: Aljazeera, 03 Aug 2014 (8 years ago )
    At least three women have been killed and seven others wounded in the Somali capital after a remotely detonated bomb exploded in a busy market, police and witnesses say. It was not immediately clear who was behind Sunday's bombing. In recent weeks, al-Shabaab fighters have increased gun and bo...
  • Somalia's president expects new military push to begin in days

    news Reuters, 06 Aug 2014 (8 years ago )
    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud told Reuters on Tuesday he expected a new military drive by African Union and Somali forces to start in the next few days to push al Shabaab militants from more territory. Al Shabaab ruled most of the south...
  • EXCLUSIVE-U.S. to spend up to ${esc.dollar}550 mln on African rapid response forces

    news Reuters, 07 Aug 2014 (8 years ago )
    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The United States announced on Wednesday plans to spend $110 million a year over the next three to five years to help African nations develop peacekeeping forces that can be rapidly deployed to head off militant threats and other crises. President ...
  • INTERVIEW-Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine 'catastrophe' -U.N.

    news Reuters: Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10 Aug 2014 (8 years ago )
    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI, Aug 10 (Reuters) - War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday. Lazzarini said rapidly rising malnut...
  • Somalia famine: 'We only have days to live'

    news Al Jazeera, 30 Aug 2014 (8 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,"...
  • UN alleges 'plot' to steal Somali assets

    news Al Jazeera, 08 Sep 2014 (8 years ago )
    Nairobi, Kenya - A confidential UN report alleges that Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, his former foreign minister and an American law firm conspired to steal public funds by engaging in secret contracts that gave them hefty percentages from the country's recovered overseas assets.
  • Uganda foils 'terrorist' attack

    news Agencies, 13 Sep 2014 (8 years ago )
    Ugandan security forces have claimed to have foiled an imminent al-Shabab 'terror' attack inside the capital Kampala, as the US has warned its citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operations. "Joint security agencies in Uganda have foiled a terrorist attempt at one of its installations ... w...
  • Houthis cautiously welcome plan for Yemen ceasefire

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 10 May 2015 (7 years ago )
    Houthi fighters have said in a statement that they would deal "positively" with any efforts to lift the suffering of the Yemeni people, a sign that they could accept a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia. The Houthis political council said on Sunday that they would like to se...
  • Saudis say Scud missile from Yemen shot down

    news Al Jazeera, 07 Jun 2015 (7 years ago )
    Saudi Arabia says it has shot down a Scud missile fired into the kingdom by Houthi fighters and forces allied to Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former Yemeni president. A coalition of Arab states has been bombing the Iran-allied Houthis for more than two months in an attempt to restore President Abd-Rab...
  • KENYA: US Secretary of States John Kerry visits UNHCR, speaks to students in Dadaab Refugee Camp via Skype

    news UNHCR, 04 May 2015 (7 years ago )
    NAIROBI, 4 May 2015 (UNHCR) – US Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, visited UNHCR Representation Office in Kenya, accompanied by a delegation of senior officials from the US Government. Mr. Kerry expressed his utmost appreciation and respect for the work done by UNHCR in Kenya. The Represe...