Al-Shabaab

Rape survivors should never face “prison of stigma”

Survivors of rape or sexual slavery should never again face “the prison of stigma” described by some of them as a “living death”, the acting UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, has said.

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UN and Africa: focus on DR Congo, climate pollutants and Somalia

UN to conduct inquiry into deaths of DRC experts

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Prevent famine in Somalia from recurring, UN mission head urges

Following successful elections, the longer-term objective for Somalia and the international community “has to be” to prevent famine from “ever happening again.”

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Somalia terror attack “desperate attempt” to disrupt election

The attack on the Dayax hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday has been described by the UN there as a “desperate attempt” by Al Shabaab extremists to disrupt the electoral process.

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“Huge positive developments in Somalia” as elections continue

There have been “huge positive developments in Somalia” over the past four years despite the ongoing terrorist threat posed by militants of the Al-Shabaab group, according to the head of UN Police in the country.

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UN and Africa: focus on Sahel region, Dadaab camp and drought in Zimbabwe

Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

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Refugees in Dadaab camp “cannot be forgotten”

The nearly 350,000 predominantly Somali refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab camp cannot be forgotten.

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Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for “youth,” but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers.

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