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  • At least 43 killed in Yemen clashes as parties prepare for talks

    news Reuters/Stringer, 10 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    At least 43 people were killed in heavy fighting in Yemen overnight and on Wednesday between supporters of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the country's dominant Houthi group, residents, tribal and medical sources said. The clashes erupted ahead of U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva next ...
  • Anti-Houthi forces in Yemen seize Saudi border crossing

    news Reuters, 24 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    Army forces loyal to Yemen's exiled president seized a border crossing with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, officials in the area and witnesses said, dealing a rare blow to the country's dominant Houthi group. The Houthis and their allies in Yemen's army control three other crossings with the kingdom, w...
  • Yemeni anti-rebel forces recapture Aden airport

    news Al Jazeera And AFP, 14 Jul 2015 (6 years ago )
    Yemeni forces backed up by the Arab-led coalition have recaptured Aden's international airport from Houthi rebels as heavy combat took place across the port city following the collapse of a humanitarian truce, the exiled government said. Forces loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi als...
  • 116 Somali refugees return from Dadaab camps to Mogadishu, spearheading new phase of voluntary repatriation

    news http://www.unhcr.org/55c1fadd9.html, 05 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    The arrival at Mogadishu International Airport today of 116 Somali refugees from Kenya marks a new chapter in the voluntary return process. Earlier in the morning, the two planes took off from Dadaab in Northeastern Kenya, the largest refugee settlement in the world, still hosting 333,000 Somali ref...
  • Car bombings in two Somali cities kill 21

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 23 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    At least 21 people have been killed in car bomb attacks in two cities in Somalia, police and military sources have said. A car exploded in the capital Mogadishu at a busy junction on Saturday evening, killing at least five people. "So far we know five civilians died in this evening's blast and...
  • Press Statement on High-Level Meeting on Somalia

    news UNSOM, 24 Sep 2014 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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...