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  • Somali refugees urge Kenya not to close Dadaab camp

    news Al Jazeera, 13 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Somalis living in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp are asking the government to reconsider its decision to close it. The Kenyan government has given the UN three months to move the camp into Somalia. The move comes only days after fighters of al-Shabab, the Somali-based armed group, killed 148 peop...
  • Saudi-led coalition declares end to Yemen air strikes

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 22 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    The Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing Yemen for almost a month says its military operation "Decisive Storm" has ended and a new campaign aimed at protecting civilians and preventing Houthi fighters from operating has begun. Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, the coalition's spokesperson, s...
  • Mandera Chief Abducted By Suspected Al-Shabaab Gunmen, Leaders Demand KDF’s Return From Somalia

    news AMISOM daily media monitoring, 23 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    A Mandera chief was abducted when suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen ambushed a vehicle he was travelling in on Thursday morning. Arabia chief Muktar Maalim commonly known as Muktar Otieno was ordered out of the 14-seater van after it was stopped along Arabia-Mandera Road One of the passengers told the Sta...
  • More than 115 children killed in Yemen war

    news AFP, 24 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in Yemen since the conflict began last month, according to the UN's agency for the welfare of children. A spokesman from UNICEF said on Friday at least 64 children who had died between March 26 and April 20 had been killed by the strikes.
  • Return intention survey for Somali refugees begins in Dadaab

    news UNHCR, 20 Feb 2014 (8 years ago )
    A comprehensive return intention survey for Somali refugees began in Dadaab on 17 February 2014. The objective of the survey is to accurately understand the needs and concerns of Somali refugees in relation to voluntary repatriation. More than 7,000 refugees living in the five camps that make up ...
  • Somali minister quits over al-Shabab attack

    news Aljazeera Agencies, 25 May 2014 (8 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...
  • UN Envoy for Somalia pledges support, calls on Somalis to unite for progress

    news UNSOM, 09 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 3 June 2014 – Speaking at an event to mark the first anniversary since the launch of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, pledged the UN’s continued support for Somalia and called ...
  • Somali women struggle to make it in politics

    news Al Jazeera, 11 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    "I get threats, day in, day out," says Fawzia Yusuf Adam. "Yes, it happens, but I am not afraid about what might happen tomorrow. I am busy with today." Adam is one of Somalia's most senior female politicians. A former diplomat and long-time women's rights activist, she became the country's first...
  • Defeating al-Shabab and dismembering Somalia

    news Al Jazeera, 01 Jul 2014 (8 years ago )
    Two years ago, the African Union Military Force (AMISOM) liberated the Somali capital, Mogadishu, from al-Shabab. More recently AMISOM and the Somali Army declared victories over al-Shabab by capturing major towns. The international community which supports AMISOM has touted these advances, yet the ...
  • U.N. sees warning signs of return to famine in Somalia

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation: Author: Katy Migiro, 03 Jul 2014 (8 years ago )
    NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hunger is set to worsen in Somalia due to rising food prices, patchy rains and a lack of access to people in need, undermining efforts to rebuild the conflict-scarred country, senior U.N. officials said late on Wednesday. The last two rainy seasons, which pe...