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  • US confirms al-Shabab leader's death

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 06 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    The United States has confirmed that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a founder of Somalia's al-Shabab group, was killed in a US air strike this week. "We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabab, has been killed," the Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement on...
  • Somalia's al-Shabab names new leader

    news Al Jazeera, 06 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Al-Shabab, the Somali armed group, has named Ahmed Umar, also known as Abu Ubaidah, as successor to Ahmed Abdi Godane who was killed in US airstrikes last Tuesday. The armed group on Saturday pledged to take revenge for the death of one its founding leaders. "Avenging the death of our scholars...
  • UN alleges 'plot' to steal Somali assets

    news Al Jazeera, 08 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Nairobi, Kenya - A confidential UN report alleges that Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, his former foreign minister and an American law firm conspired to steal public funds by engaging in secret contracts that gave them hefty percentages from the country's recovered overseas assets.
  • 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...
  • Al-Shabab claims deadly Somalia bombing

    news Aljazeera., 08 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    At least 12 people, including four Americans, were killed and 27 others wounded when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into an African Union convoy southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu. The attack, the latest in a wave of violence, comes exactly one week after a US air...
  • UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia

    news UNSOM, 09 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 9 September 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned terrorist attacks in several locations in Somalia yesterday that resulted in the death and injury of many innocent civilians. “I am appalled to learn of the murder of man...
  • UN Representative for Somalia visits Baidoa to support state formation process

    news UNSOM, 08 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Baidoa, 8 September 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, today visited Baidoa to support Federal Government and local efforts to establish a new interim administration in south west Somalia comprising the regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle. ...
  • Uganda foils 'terrorist' attack

    news Agencies, 13 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Ugandan security forces have claimed to have foiled an imminent al-Shabab 'terror' attack inside the capital Kampala, as the US has warned its citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operations. "Joint security agencies in Uganda have foiled a terrorist attempt at one of its installations ... w...
  • "No peace means no life" - Somali women call for peace

    news UNSOM, 10 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 10 September 2014 - Women in Mogadishu have today raised their voices, calling for peace. This was during a dialogue hosted by the Banadir Regional Women’s Authority - which is charged with advocating for the safety and rights of women in the Banadir Region - on the issues affecting wome...
  • Deputy UN Special Representative for Somalia visits Kismayo

    news UNSOM, 10 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Kismayo, 10 September 2014 - The Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Somalia, Fatiha Serour, today visited Kismayo, where she met with the leadership of the Interim Jubba Administration, led by the Deputy IJA Leader Abdulkadir Mohamed Lugadere.