UN decries killing of BBC journalist, attack on private media firm in Somalia

United Nations officials today condemned the killing of a BBC journalist Wednesday in Somalia as well as a recent grenade attack on the headquarters of a private media firm in the Horn of Africa country’s capital, Mogadishu.

Somalia: UN expert says respect for human rights is key to stability

The United Nations Independent Expert on human rights in Somalia has called on the new Transitional Federal Government to ensure long-term stability of the Horn of Africa country by incorporating international human rights standards into the rebuilding of its war-shattered institutions.