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  • Mandera Chief Abducted By Suspected Al-Shabaab Gunmen, Leaders Demand KDF’s Return From Somalia

    news AMISOM daily media monitoring, 23 Apr 2015 (6 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 (6 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.
  • UN Envoy for Somalia pledges support, calls on Somalis to unite for progress

    news UNSOM, 09 Jun 2014 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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...
  • Counterterrorism laws intensify Somali food crisis, experts say

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 16 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Counterterrorism laws restricting the flow of cash to Somalia are severely harming efforts to prevent a famine similar to the 2011 catastrophe which killed 260,000 people, experts have said. Somalis living abroad have in the past sent home around $1.3 billion...
  • UN supports Somali stakeholder discussion on Beijing Platform for Action

    news UNSOM, 21 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 19 July 2014 - The Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights with the support from the UN has today convened a review meeting to collectively discuss the progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) in Somalia. The Declaration ...
  • Somalia MP killed in drive-by shooting

    news Agencies: Aljazeera, 23 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    A Somali MP renowned for her popular folk singing has been killed along with her driver in a shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said, in a second such incident this month. Saado Ali Warsame was shot dead in the Hodan district on Wednesday by gunmen who pulled up near her...
  • Opinion Al-Shabab and the party balloon effect

    news Aljazeera, 19 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    From the outset, let me make one thing clear: Al-Shabab and its extremist world view is neither constructive nor sustainable. This extremist neo-Islamist group represents one of two nihilistic worldviews that dominated the 21st century political discourse - global (dysfunctional) jihadism and global...