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  • Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights To Mogadishu After Somali Plane Bombing

    news Somalia media monitoring, 15 May 2016 (5 years ago )
    Turkish Airlines resumed flights to Mogadishu, the latest international airliner to resume its flights to the Somali capital few months after the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabab group bombed a Somali airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole on its side, officials said Sunday. A suspe...
  • Yemen: Warring parties agree on prisoner swap

    news AFP: Aljazeera, 11 May 2016 (5 years ago )
    Yemen's government and Houthi rebels have agreed to free half of the prisoners and detainees held by either side in the first breakthrough of the peace talks that began last month. Officials from the two delegations have said that a working group formed by the UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh ...
  • MSF urges Kenya not to shut down Dadaab refugee camp

    news Al Jazeera And Agencies, 07 May 2016 (5 years ago )
    Medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) has urged the Kenyan government to reconsider its decision to shut down the Dadaab refugee camp, warning that closure would risk the lives of more than 300,000 refugees. In a statement released late on Friday, Liesbeth Aelbrecht, MSF head of mission i...
  • UAE soldier killed in Yemen fighting: state news

    news Reuters:Writing by Yara Bayoumy, 14 Feb 2016 (5 years ago )
    A United Arab Emirates soldier was killed and another was wounded while fighting in Yemen as part of a Saudi-led military coalition, state news agency WAM reported on Sunday, citing the army general command. The coalition is fighting to stop the Houthis, allies of Riyadh's main regional foe Iran,...
  • Al-Shabab 'carried out' Somalia plane attack

    news BBC, 13 Feb 2016 (5 years ago )
    Somalia's Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it carried out a bomb attack on a plane that blew a huge hole in its fuselage earlier this month. In an emailed statement, al-Shabab said the attack was revenge for Western intelligence operations in Somalia. The Daallo Airlines Airbus 321 with ...
  • AU Delegation Visits Somalia to Assess the State of AMISOM

    news AMISOM daily media monitoring, 12 Feb 2016 (5 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 12 February, 2016 – A delegation from the African Union Commission has carried out an assessment on the state of the Somalia-based peacekeeping mission to identify areas that need urgent support from the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia. The delegation from the AU Commission’s Pe...
  • Saudi warns aid workers to leave rebel areas in Yemen

    news Reuters: Aljazeera, 12 Feb 2016 (5 years ago )
    Saudi Arabia, which is leading air strikes against rebels in neighbouring Yemen, has warned the United Nations and international aid groups to protect staff by removing them from areas held by Houthi rebels. A short note sent by the Saudi Embassy in London on Friday said the intention was to "pro...
  • Al Shabaab planning to commit atrocities and blame it on AMISOM, warns AU Special Representative to Somalia

    news AMISOM daily media monitoring, 10 Feb 2016 (5 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 10 February, 2016 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira has warned of a sinister plot by Al-Shabaab terrorists aimed at discrediting AMISOM and turning the public against its forces serving in Somal...
  • Do not risk your lives, Grandi tells Eritrean refugees

    news UNHCR, 04 Feb 2016 (5 years ago )
    SHIRE, Ethiopia, Feb 2 (UNHCR) – Improving conditions for refugees in camps and expanding programmes for legal pathways outside Ethiopia were both key to reducing the numbers who attempt perilous journeys to reach safety, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said as he met Eritrean...
  • AMISOM On The Spot As AU Leaders Meet In Ethiopia

    news AMISOM daily media monitoring, 25 Jan 2016 (5 years ago )
    The structure of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is expected to come under sharp focus when the AU discusses a report on peace and security in Africa. AU heads of state and government converge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a summit this Saturday. The meeting comes in the wake of repeat...