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  • Nearly A Dozen Dead In Hiiraan Fighting

    news AMISOM daily media monitoring, 04 Jun 2015 (9 years ago )
    At least 10 people have been reported killed in a fighting between two clans in Hiiraan region of central Somalia on Wednesday, Garowe Online reports. The recurrent deadly clashes raged between the two clan militias in the village of Deefow according to witnesses. There are wounded fighters from the...
  • High Commissioner Guterres wraps up visit to Kenya and Somalia to discuss the future of the Dadaab refugee camps

    news UNHCR, 09 May 2015 (9 years ago )
    UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres last night completed a visit to Kenya and Somalia where he met with the Presidents of the two countries, as well as Somali refugees and returnees. Speaking in Nairobi Mr. Guterres said, "We reached a common understanding with the Presidents of K...
  • KENYA: US Secretary of States John Kerry visits UNHCR, speaks to students in Dadaab Refugee Camp via Skype

    news UNHCR, 04 May 2015 (9 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...
  • Kenya: MSF forced to close Dadaab health posts and evacuate staff amid escalating insecurity

    news MSF, 28 May 2015 (9 years ago )
    As violence and threats in the northeastern province of Kenya escalate, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has evacuated 42 of its staff from Dadaab refugee camps to Nairobi. The precautionary measure has already had a direct impact on MSF’s ability to provide much-nee...
  • At least 43 killed in Yemen clashes as parties prepare for talks

    news Reuters/Stringer, 10 Jun 2015 (9 years ago )
    At least 43 people were killed in heavy fighting in Yemen overnight and on Wednesday between supporters of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the country's dominant Houthi group, residents, tribal and medical sources said. The clashes erupted ahead of U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva next ...
  • Probe urged into attack on Spanish tourists in Yemen

    news Al Jazeera, 09 Jun 2015 (9 years ago )
    Spain's top prosecutor has asked police to investigate claims by an al-Qaeda informant that he forewarned Yemeni officials of a 2007 car bomb attack at Yemen's Balqis Temple that killed 10 people, including eight Spanish tourists. A Spanish police investigation into the claims made by Hani Muhamm...
  • Q&A: Geneva talks 'could end Yemen conflict'

    news Al Jazeera, 08 Jun 2015 (9 years ago )
    A UN conference scheduled to be held in Geneva next week could decide the fate of war-torn Yemen. Officials representing the country's rival political factions will meet on June 14 to help negotiate an end to months of fighting. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, has bee...
  • Yemen's Hadi: UN talks will not discuss reconciliation

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 08 Jun 2015 (9 years ago )
    Yemen's exiled president has said his government will not negotiate with Iran-backed Houthi rebels at UN-sponsored peace talks due to open in Switzerland this weekend. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Monday that the sole item for discussion would be the implementation of a resolution ado...
  • UN envoy applauds successes as country ‘comes together’

    news UN News Centre, 08 Jun 2015 (9 years ago )
    8 June 2015 – The top United Nations official in Somalia today lauded the progress made in the Horn of Africa country amid military and political gains on the ground and a successful partnership between international and national stakeholders. Briefing the UN press corps at the Organization’s Hea...
  • Four soldiers killed as Emiratis targeted in Somalia

    news Al Jazeera And Reuters, 24 Jun 2015 (9 years ago )
    A car bomb targeting a bulletproof vehicle carrying diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has killed at least 12 people, including four Somali soldiers, in Mogadishu. Local officials said that the Emiratis were unharmed. In a statement to Al Jazeera, the armed group al-Shabab claimed r...