Somalia

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Guatemala, Hurricane Dorian, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and post-Brexit UK trade

A recap of Tuesday’s stories: International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala successfully completes mandate; UN prioritizes Hurricane Dorian assistance; Nowhere to hide in Yemen; Insecurity and Violence in Nigeria; Post-Brexit export losses likely in billions for UK; Hunger in Somalia.

News in Brief 21 August 2019

  • Lack of funds forces UN to close Yemen aid programmes
  • UN chief expresses concern at ‘new wave of human suffering’ in last Syrian rebel-held city
  • Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council
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Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council

Despite “encouraging” developments, insecurity across Somalia remains a serious concern, James Swan, head of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), warned the Security Council, in his first briefing to the world body since taking office.

‘Heroism and resilience’ of Somali people in face of ongoing attacks

The Somali people have demonstrated “heroism and resilience” in the face of ongoing insecurity caused by “senseless terrorist attacks”; that’s according to the UN’s most senior representative in the Horn of Africa country.

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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Somalia bombing condemned, as UN expert calls for more international help; Africa faces locust swarms; new leaders for UN atomic watchdog and top economic body

Our main stories today: senior UN officials condemn attacks on Somalia capital, and call for continued international support; the International Atomic Energy Agency and UN’s Economic and Social Council welcome new leaders; and the Food and Agriculture Organization warns of possible locust swarms in Horn of Africa and Yemen

UN chief condemns deadly Somalia attacks on offices visited earlier by UN envoy

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Wednesday’s deadly terror attacks in Somalia, that targeted the offices of the mayor of Mogadishu, reportedly killing six Government officials and injured several others.

News in Brief 25 July 2019

  • UN chief condemns deadly Somalia attacks on offices visited earlier by UN envoy
  • UN nuclear watchdog agency appoints interim chief, following death of Director General
  • Growing risk of locust swarms in Yemen and Horn of Africa
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Despite ‘considerable progress,’ Somalia needs help tackling political, economic and rights challenges, says UN expert

Although Somalia has made “considerable progress” in its political, economic, social and human rights situation over the past six years, “there is much more to do,” a United Nations expert said on Thursday, urging the international community to assist.

Monday’s Daily Brief: Palestine demolitions, nuclear watchdog chief dies, UK troops to Mali, Afghan journalist murder condemned, Somalia sexual violence pledge

Our main stories today: UN condemns Israel’s destruction of Palestinian property; the head of the IAEA dies at 72; UK troops will bolster Mali mission; UNESCO chief condemns Afghan journalist’s murder; Somalia commits to ending conflict-related sexual violence.  

UN chief condemns terror attack in Kismayo, Somalia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia.