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  • UN: Facing unprecedented challenges?

    news Aljazeera, 24 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    The United Nations is facing unprecedented demand for humanitarian assistance, and says it has less than half the money required to meet its needs. Crises from Syria, Iraq and Libya to Ukraine, Somalia and Central African Republic are stretching the UN to breaking point. They have also generat...
  • Somali pirates free abducted journalist

    news AFP: Aljazeera, 24 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Somali pirates have freed a German-American journalist two and a half years after he was kidnapped in the semi-autonomous Puntland, officials have said. Ahmed Muse Nur, a governor in the region, said Michael Scott Moore was handed to authorities on Tuesday. The AFP news agency quoted an unnamed S...
  • Somalia secures millions in financial aid

    news Al Jazeera, 27 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Somalia has secured around $130m in financial aid from world leaders at the UN General Assembly. The decision came despite corruption allegations against Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his ministers. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York City.
  • Somalia cracks down on illegal fishing

    news Al Jazeera, 24 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Bosaso, Somalia - A region in Somalia is cracking down on an upsurge in illegal fishing off its coast as fleets flock to waters where foreign naval forces have been taking on the pirates that make fishing a risky business. Describing illegal fishing as "a national disaster", President Abdiweli Al...
  • FACTBOX-Fractured mosaic of North Africa's militant groups

    news Reuters - Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:15 GMT, 01 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    ALGIERS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Egyptian security officials have offered military training to pro-government forces in Libya, citing what they said was a growing regional threat from Islamist militants. North Africa is one of the main sources of jihadi fighters travelling to Syria and Iraq. Several...
  • With displacement at a record high, UNHCR urges rethink of global humanitarian financing

    news UNHCR - Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:37 GMT, 30 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. GENEVA, September 30 (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that the global humanitarian system has become dangerously overstretched by new crises in the Middle Ea...
  • African force advances on al-Shabab fighters

    news Al Jazeera, 04 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    In Somalia, government forces backed by African Union troops have stepped up their fight against the al-Shabab rebels. In recent months, the group has suffered significant losses in the south of the country. And, on Friday, Burundian and Somali forces took the port town of Cadale in Middle Shabel...
  • African forces close in on Shabab-held town

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 05 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    Somali troops backed by African Union forces have launched an assault to retake the al-Shabab stronghold of Barawe, key to the financing of al-Shabab fighters. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi, embedded with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Barawe, said "some al-Shabab fighters were fle...
  • Al-Shabab : Setback or strategic retreat?

    news Al Jazeera, 05 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    The group's fighters have been withdrawing from a number of areas they have controlled in the southern part of Somalia. That is a result of a combined military operation called "Operation Indian Ocean" carried out by government forces and African Union troops more than a month ago. The 22,000-...
  • Deadly car bomb explodes near Mogadishu cafe

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 12 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    At least six people have been killed by a car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a police officer has said. Police officer Major Nuur Farah said that several wounded people were taken to hospital after Sunday's blast near a popular hotel and cafe. "Now I see six dead bodies," he said. "W...