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  • Innovation: Instant Network Schools open up a new world for Somali refugees

    news http://www.unhcr.org/54d21aa26.html, 04 Feb 2015 (7 years ago )
    DADAAB, Kenya, February 4 (UNHCR) – Thirty pairs of fascinated eyes watch the big white screen; fingers glide across new tablet computers. A class of students at the Nasib Secondary School in north-east Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp complex, is enjoying a history lesson about the Portuguese in Africa....
  • UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack in Baidoa

    news UNSOM, 12 Mar 2015 (7 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 12 March 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemns, in the strongest terms, today’s attack in Baidoa town in Somalia’s Interim South West Administration, which resulted in the death and injury of security personnel and civilia...
  • Interview: Somalia PM says ready for business

    news Al Jazeera, 19 Mar 2015 (7 years ago )
    Doha, Qatar - Most would agree that being the prime minister of Somalia is a tough job. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has taken it on twice, first in 2009/2010 and then again from December last year. Three months into the role, his biggest tasks are battling the dogged al-Shabab armed group and p...
  • Kenya says to beef up security on Somali border to block militants

    news Reuters - Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:44 GMT, 23 Mar 2015 (7 years ago )
    NAIROBI, March 23 (Reuters) - Kenya plans to build a new road, more border crossings and barriers on its 700 km (420 mile) border with Somalia in an attempt to thwart attacks from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, the interior ministry said on Monday. Kenya is under heavy pressure to improv...
  • Why al-Shabab has gained foothold in Kenya

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 05 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Kenya grieves for 148 lives gone too soon. My country is in shock at the cold-blooded murder of young students in their hostels and lecture halls at Garissa University College. Garissa is the place where I grew up and after Thursday's gruesome attack, life will never be the same again. The scale ...
  • Kenyan leader vows to crush al-Shabab after massacre

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 05 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, has said the al-Shabab assault that killed 148 people at a university is an "attack on humanity" and vowed to take harsh measures against what he called "extremists". Kenyatta also declared three days of national mourning on Saturday, in a televised speech deliv...
  • Somalia Calls For Closer Security Ties After ‘Barbaric’ Kenya Massacre

    news AMISOM daily media monitoring, 03 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Somalia and Kenya must boost security cooperation between them, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Friday, as he offered his condolences a day after “barbaric” Islamist gunmen massacred 147 students. Mohamud said he mourned the “lives of innocent students” killed in the university in the no...
  • Aden Adde Airport In Mogadishu Left Flooding After Heavy Rainfall

    news AMISOM daily media monitoring, 16 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Mogadishu and surrounding areas witnessed heavy rainfall this morning and Aden Adde airport was one of the institution damaged in the rains. Rains at Aden Adde are affecting many parts of the airport including the runway and the new terminal. flights have been cancelled, a source confirmed. There a...
  • Why is the US sending its warships to Yemen?

    news Al Jazeera, 22 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Whenever the US starts talking about weapons of war, I tend to focus on the details. I have to say there are more than a few of those missing when it comes to what the United States plans to do in Yemen. We know the US is sending the USS Theodore Roosevelt to patrol off the coast. That will bring...
  • Fighting and new air strikes mark next phase in Yemen

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 23 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Protests, continued fighting and fresh air strikes have marked the start of the Saudi-led coalition's new phase of operations in Yemen. Thousands of Houthis fighters and their supporters took to the streets of the capital, Sanaa, on Wednesday to protest against the nearly month-long military offe...