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  • Somali pirates free Indian sailors after 4 years in captivity

    news Source: Reuters - Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:46 GMT, 31 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    (Corrects to make clear in penultimate paragraph that the merchant ship boarded earlier this year was not hijacked) MOGADISHU, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for close to four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime ...
  • Kenyan police shoot dead man and make arrests in mosque raids

    news Source: Reuters - Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:17 GMT, 17 Nov 2014 (9 years ago )
    MOMBASA, Kenya, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Kenyan police shot dead one man and arrested about 250 others when they searched two mosques in the city of Mombasa that they said had been used to recruit militants and stash weapons, senior officials said on Monday. The raid sparked a disturbance in the port c...
  • Terrorism fears cripple rotten aid system in hungry Somalia -expert

    news Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:26 GMT, 17 Nov 2014 (9 years ago )
    Recovering malnourished children sit along the corridors of the paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
  • Embattled Somali PM tells ministers to resign if they are unhappy

    news Source: Reuters - Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:09 GMT, 17 Nov 2014 (9 years ago )
    MOGADISHU, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister told cabinet ministers on Monday to resign if they are unhappy, intensifying a dispute which has stymied efforts to rebuild the country after decades of war. More than 100 lawmakers loyal to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud have put forward a ...
  • Somalia's al Shabaab says fires at presidential compound

    news Source: Reuters - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:00 GMT, 16 Nov 2014 (9 years ago )
    MOGADISHU, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab militants said they fired mortar bombs at the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Sunday, but government and police spokesmen said none had landed inside the compound. The Islamist militants attacked the president's compound on July 8 but were re...
  • SRSG Kay meets Somali officials, foreign diplomats, calls for political stability before Copenhagen

    news UNSOM website, 17 Nov 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 17 November 2014 – United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Nicholas Kay met with Somali political leaders on 16 November 2014. He was joined by Danish Ambassador Geert Aagaard Andersen, European Union (EU) Special Representative for the Horn of Africa Alex R...
  • SRSG Kay expresses concern over violence in Somaliland, urges parties to exercise restraint

    news UNSOM website, 15 Nov 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 15 November 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has expressed concern over the violence on 15 November during preparations for the parliamentary elections in Somaliland. There have been reports that some members of parliament may...
  • Security Council Renews Action to Fight Piracy off Somali Coast

    news UNSOM website, 12 Nov 2014 (9 years ago )
    New York, 12 November 2014 - Expressing continued grave concern over piracy off the coast of Somalia despite a sharp decline in attacks, the Security Council today renewed for another year authorizations, first agreed in 2008, for international action to fight the crime in cooperation with Governmen...
  • Remarks by UN Envoy to Somalia at joint HLPF-SDRF meeting

    news UNSOM website, 18 Nov 2014 (9 years ago )
    Your Excellency Mr President, the co-chair, Your Excellency Mr Prime Minister, Honourable Ministers, Members of Parliament, distinguished representatives from the Puntland, the Interim Jubba Administration, Benadir, Galmadug and civil society. I want to add my welcome to all our partners, Somali and...
  • Somalia fuels child slavery through the use of young soldiers

    news Thomas Reuters, 01 Dec 2014 (9 years ago )
    Child slavery comes in a multitude of forms, as I saw and heard at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Trust Women Conference, but it’s the thought of Somalia’s child soldiers that most haunts me. Growing up in violent and conflict-ravaged Somalia – a country that’s yet to find a solution to a 23-ye...