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  • Somali minister quits over al-Shabab attack

    news Aljazeera Agencies, 25 May 2014 (10 years ago )
    Somalia's national security minister has resigned after an attack by al-Shabab fighters on the country's parliament. The resignation of Abdikarim Guled late on Saturday came after the group set off powerful car bombs outside parliament and fighters armed with explosive vests, grenades and machine...
  • Somalis suspected in Djibouti suicide bombing

    news Aljazeera Reuters, 25 May 2014 (10 years ago )
    Two Somalis are suspected of having carried out a suicide bombing at a restaurant filled with Western military personnel on Saturday that killed three and wounded at least 15 Djibouti's Interior Ministry has said. Several members of EU naval and civilian maritime security missions were among tho...
  • UN agency warns of Somalia hunger deaths

    news Al Jazeera Reuters, 28 May 2014 (10 years ago )
    About 200,000 children under the age of five could die from severe malnutrition in Somalia by the end of the year, unless the United Nations receives emergency funds to stave off mass hunger, UN officials have said. Only $15m has been received against the appeal by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)...
  • Aid agencies access new areas to get a grip on humanitarian needs

    news UNSOM, 03 Jun 2014 (10 years ago )
    Aid agencies, led by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), travelled to Maaxas in Hiraan Region on 28 May to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground. Maaxas is the fifth of ten newly accessible areas recovered from Al Shabaab control by the Somalia Na...
  • UK asylum seeker claims harrowing deportation

    news Al Jazeera, 01 Jun 2014 (10 years ago )
    London, United Kingdom - A Somali man forcibly returned to Mogadishu from the UK under a controversial new scheme to send home failed asylum seekers has described how he was punched and kicked by the British guards who accompanied him, and left him bleeding in a cell after having a tooth knocked out...
  • Somalia: Late, erratic rainfall raises concerns about harvest prospects and food security

    news UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, 01 Jun 2014 (10 years ago )
    2 June 2014, Mogadishu/Rome - Late rains and erratic weather patterns in Somalia have raised concerns over a worsening of the food security situation, as food stocks from the last, poor harvest become depleted and prices continue to rise sharply, a new FAO report says. The situation is being exac...
  • EXCLUSIVE-UN experts wary of Somaliland plan for armed oil protection unit

    news Reuters By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau, 30 May 2014 (10 years ago )
    UNITED NATIONS, May 30 (Reuters) - U.N. experts warn that plans by Somalia's breakaway enclave Somaliland to deploy special forces to protect foreign oil companies could worsen conflicts in the long unstable Horn of Africa. A confidential May 27 letter to the U.N. Security Council sanctions commi...
  • US to name first envoy to Somalia in decades.

    news Aljazeera, 03 Jun 2014 (10 years ago )
    President Barack Obama is set to announce the first American ambassador to Somalia since the civil war erupted more than 20 years ago, according to a US diplomat. "As a reflection both of our deepening relationship with the country and of our faith that better times are ahead, the president will ...
  • Kenya turns up the heat on Somali refugees.

    news irinnews, 04 Jun 2014 (10 years ago )
    JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI, 4 June 2014 (IRIN) - As security forces in Kenya continue to round up and detain thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, most of them Somali, an agreement between the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Kenyan and Somali governments on the voluntary repatriation of So...
  • Floods threaten Somalia's refugees

    news Aljazeera, 09 Jun 2014 (10 years ago )
    Families in Somalia are facing the threat of disease after a camp for internally displaced people was flooded. Food is scarce and medical supplies are running low. Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports.