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  • UN Envoy for Somalia welcomes release of hostages, calls for all remaining captives to be released.

    news UNSOM, 09 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 7 June 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay welcomed the release today of 11 crew members of the ship MV Albedo, held hostage since November 2010, and called for all remaining captives still being held by Somali pirates to be relea...
  • 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 ...
  • UK asylum seeker claims harrowing deportation

    news Al Jazeera, 01 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    London, United Kingdom - A Somali man forcibly returned to Mogadishu from the UK under a controversial new scheme to send home failed asylum seekers has described how he was punched and kicked by the British guards who accompanied him, and left him bleeding in a cell after having a tooth knocked out...
  • UAE troops free British hostage from al-Qaeda in Yemen

    news Aljazeera-Agencies, 23 Aug 2015 (7 years ago )
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said that its troops have rescued a British oil engineer being held hostage by al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen. UAE troops rescued Douglas Semple from an undisclosed location in Yemen, the official Emirates News Agency reported on Sunday. Semple, 64, was brought b...
  • UAE soldier killed in Yemen fighting: state news

    news Reuters:Writing by Yara Bayoumy, 14 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    A United Arab Emirates soldier was killed and another was wounded while fighting in Yemen as part of a Saudi-led military coalition, state news agency WAM reported on Sunday, citing the army general command. The coalition is fighting to stop the Houthis, allies of Riyadh's main regional foe Iran,...
  • 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...
  • Twin blasts in Dadaab raise concerns of worsening security

    news UNHCR Web Site, 21 Dec 2011 (11 years ago )
    GENEVA, December 21 (UNHCR) – An improvised explosive device went off on Tuesday near the market at the Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. There were no casualties but a police vehicle was damaged. The explosion came just a day after a blast in nearby Hagadera camp killed one police officer and seri...
  • Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights To Mogadishu After Somali Plane Bombing

    news Somalia media monitoring, 15 May 2016 (6 years ago )
    Turkish Airlines resumed flights to Mogadishu, the latest international airliner to resume its flights to the Somali capital few months after the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabab group bombed a Somali airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole on its side, officials said Sunday. A suspe...
  • The struggle for Kenya's marginalised youth

    news Al Jazeera, 30 Jul 2014 (8 years ago )
    Nairobi, Kenya - Speaking in Swahili, with a backdrop of lush forest in south-central Somalia, a Kenyan al-Shabab commander encourages young Muslim men to fight in the conflict in Somalia. "My dear brothers, you must march forward for the sake of Allah," he said. "Some people say they want to go ...
  • The power of radio helps ease the hardship of Somali refugee granny

    news UNHCR, 13 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    In northern Kenya, a community radio station funded by UNHCR is working to help struggling refugees at camps in Dadaab, attracting donations from across the globe and support from the local population. One story in particular, about an older Somali woman called Timiro Idow, has touched hearts eve...