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  • Press Statement on High-Level Meeting on Somalia

    news UNSOM, 24 Sep 2014 (6 years ago )
    New York, 24 September 2014 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon co-chaired a High-Level Meeting on Somalia today, with the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the Chair of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on the ma...
  • FACTBOX-Fractured mosaic of North Africa's militant groups

    news Reuters - Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:15 GMT, 01 Oct 2014 (6 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...
  • Al-Shabab : Setback or strategic retreat?

    news Al Jazeera, 05 Oct 2014 (6 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-...
  • Sierra Leone residents clash with police over Ebola response

    news Reuters - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:12 GMT, 14 Oct 2014 (6 years ago )
    A woman bleeds from the head after being struck by a police officer after residents placed roadblocks on a street to demand faster removal of dead bodies infected with Ebola virus in the Aberdeen district of Freetown, Sierra Leone, October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Josephus Olu-Mammah
  • Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help

    news Source: Reuters - Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:11 GMT, 23 Oct 2014 (6 years ago )
    * Turkish company takes over management of Mogadishu port * Company promises to boost revenue for Somalia's top asset * Workers, lawmakers balk at changes; raise graft concerns By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu...
  • The UN Secretary-General's Message on United Nations Day

    news UNSOM website, 24 Oct 2014 (6 years ago )
    New York, 24 October, 2014 - The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll. Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon lauds Somali refugees in Dadaab camp

    news Source: UNHCR - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:57 GMT, 30 Oct 2014 (6 years ago )
    Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. NAIROBI, Kenya, October 30 (UNHCR) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday visited the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex and praised the resilience of more than 350,000 Somali refugees there w...
  • In pasture-scarce North Kenya, feuding pastoralists seek peace

    news Source: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), 20 Mar 2014 (6 years ago )
    A Maasai herdsman walks with his goats past a road construction project near Isiolo town, 320 km (200 miles) north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi on July 7, 2008. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna
  • SRSG Kay expresses concern over violence in Somaliland, urges parties to exercise restraint

    news UNSOM website, 15 Nov 2014 (6 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 15 November 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has expressed concern over the violence on 15 November during preparations for the parliamentary elections in Somaliland. There have been reports that some members of parliament may...
  • AMISOM Daily Monitoring Report – Dec. 16, 2014

    news AMISOM Daily Monitoring Report, 16 Dec 2014 (5 years ago )
    Somalia’s ambassador to US arrives Mogadishu 16 Dec – Source: Radio Goobjoog – 96 Words A special plane carrying Somalia ambassador to United states Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmaarke who is expected to be named the new prime minister of federal government landed at Adan Adde international airport on ...