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  • Somali Islamists say they attacked Kenya coastal town

    news Thomsons Reuters: Reuters - Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:37 GMT, 17 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    MOGADISHU, June 16 (Reuters) - Somali Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility on Monday for an overnight attack on the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni that killed at least 50 people, some of them soccer fans at a venue screening World Cup matches. "Commandos last night carried out a suc...
  • UNSOM conducts human rights training for SNA and AMISOM

    news UNSOM, 18 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 16 June 2014 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has concluded a week-long Training of Trainers’ course for the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The training, which focused on human rights, gender, women and child protec...
  • UN warns of looming humanitarian emergency in Somalia

    news UNSOM, 15 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 15 June 2014 - Despite improved security in some parts of Somalia following a military operation against Al Shabaab earlier this year, the fragile humanitarian situation in the country could become an emergency unless funds are made available to support life-saving interventions, Philippe...
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed at AU Summit

    news UNSOM, 30 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    Malabo, 27 June 2014 - On 26 June 2014, the Secretary-General met with the Prime Minister of Somalia, H.E. Mr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, on the margins of the African Summit in Malabo. The Prime Minister and Secretary-General discussed the political, security and humanitarian situation in Somalia.
  • UN Special Representative for Somalia on the occasion of Ramadan

    news UNSOM, 28 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 28 June 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, today extended his best wishes to all Somali people as they prepare for the holy month of Ramadan. “Ramadan is a time for families and communities to share the happiness of gathering t...
  • Somali troops retake presidential palace

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 08 Jul 2014 (9 years ago )
    Somali troops have retaken the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu after al-Shabab fighters forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with soldiers and guards. Al Jazeera's correspondent said loud explosions and gunfire could be heard as troops tried to repel the intruders on Tuesd...
  • EXCLUSIVE-UN monitors allege 'conspiracy' to divert Somali assets

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation: Reuters, 16 Jul 2014 (9 years ago )
    By Louis Charbonneau and Drazen Jorgic VIENNA/NAIROBI, July 16 (Reuters) - A United Nations panel that monitors compliance with U.N. sanctions on Somalia has accused the country's president, a former minister, and a U.S. law firm of conspiring to divert Somali assets recovered abroad, according t...
  • Somalia: African solutions for African problems?

    news Aljazeera, 09 Jul 2014 (9 years ago )
    One of the most potent intoxicants in Africa today is the canned phrase "African solutions for African problems". While "ASAP" is an acronym that connotes a timely and efficient result, most if not all, operations that are veiled with the romantic motto, have proven that they are not indigenously...
  • Al-Shabab attack AU base in Somalia

    news Agencies: Aljazeera, 11 Aug 2014 (9 years ago )
    Fighting between al-Shabab and government and African Union (AU) troops in the central Hiran region has left 18 people dead on both sides, the Somalian armed group has said. Al-Shabab spokesman Abdulaziz Abu Musab told the AFP news agency on Saturday that the deaths occurred after the group's fig...
  • AU troops accused of raping Somali women

    news Agencies, 08 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Internationally funded African Union troops in Somalia have gang-raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch, the US-based rights group, says. The 22,000 AU force, called AMISOM, with soldiers drawn from six nations, have been fighting alongside government...