Mogadishu

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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Somalia’s Gaalkacyo “tense, volatile” as people flee fighting

The situation in Gaalkacyo, Somalia is “tense, volatile and has the potential to break out in renewed fighting” the head of the UN humanitarian agen

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UN and Africa: focus on Libya, global wildlife trade and Somalia

Libya “governed by chaos and anarchy” says UN envoy

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60,000 children facing death in Somalia

Some 60,000 children are facing death in Somalia because of a lack of aid; that’s according to the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in the Horn of Africa Country.

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UN works for release of Somali employee abducted in Mogadishu

The United Nations is working to secure the release of a Somali staff member who was abducted in Mogadishu over the weekend, according to a spokesman for the world body.