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  • African forces close in on Shabab-held town

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 05 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    Somali troops backed by African Union forces have launched an assault to retake the al-Shabab stronghold of Barawe, key to the financing of al-Shabab fighters. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi, embedded with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Barawe, said "some al-Shabab fighters were fle...
  • Sierra Leone residents clash with police over Ebola response

    news Reuters - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:12 GMT, 14 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    A woman bleeds from the head after being struck by a police officer after residents placed roadblocks on a street to demand faster removal of dead bodies infected with Ebola virus in the Aberdeen district of Freetown, Sierra Leone, October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Josephus Olu-Mammah
  • Somali militants kill five with car bomb in Mogadishu

    news Source: Reuters - Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:21 GMT, 15 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    (Adds al Shabaab claim of responsibility, background) By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Oct 15 (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and several wounded when a car bomb planted by Islamist militant group al Shabaab exploded near restaurants on a busy street in the Somali capital on Wednesday. ...
  • Car bomb explodes outside Mogadishu restaurant - witness

    news Source: Reuters - Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:10 GMT, 15 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    MOGADISHU, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the Somali capital on Wednesday evening, causing some casualties, a witness said, but it was not clear how many people were injured or killed.
  • UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns Mogadishu bomb attacks

    news UNSOM website, 16 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 16 October 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned last night’s bomb attack outside a popular restaurant in Mogadishu resulting in the death and injury of many people.
  • Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help

    news Source: Reuters - Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:11 GMT, 23 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    * Turkish company takes over management of Mogadishu port * Company promises to boost revenue for Somalia's top asset * Workers, lawmakers balk at changes; raise graft concerns By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu...
  • Kenyan military kill five militants, seize TNT explosives

    news Source: Reuters - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:12 GMT, 22 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Kenyan soldiers have killed five suspected al Shabaab militants near the border with Ethiopia and recovered a vehicle packed with explosives, preventing a potentially huge attack, a defence spokesman said on Monday. Kenyan forces intercepted the fiv...
  • The UN Secretary-General's Message on United Nations Day

    news UNSOM website, 24 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    New York, 24 October, 2014 - The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll. Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking...
  • Somalia donors warn spat between president and PM risks recovery

    news Source: Reuters - Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:49 GMT, 04 Nov 2014 (9 years ago )
    Refugee pupils stand near pieces of wood with Quranic verses written on them at a makeshift madrasa, or Islamic school, under a tree at the IFO 2 east camp within the Dadaab refugee complex, near the Kenya-Somalia border, October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
  • In pasture-scarce North Kenya, feuding pastoralists seek peace

    news Source: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), 20 Mar 2014 (9 years ago )
    A Maasai herdsman walks with his goats past a road construction project near Isiolo town, 320 km (200 miles) north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi on July 7, 2008. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna