Somalia

Somalia applauded for progress on political and economic fronts

Somalia has been commended by a senior United Nations official for the political and economic progress it is making.

The UN Assistant Secretary General for peacebuilding support, Judy Cheng-Hopkins arrived in the Horn of Africa country on Sunday for a five-day visit.

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Somalia: Security Council condemns latest terrorist bombing in Mogadishu

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the latest terrorist bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, for which the Islamic insurgent group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries.

Somali government faces challenges rebuilding state institutions, says UN envoy

Kismayo, 20 January 2014 - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, and the Vice Deputy Speaker of Somalia Federal Parliament, Jaylani Nur Ikar follow the proceedings of the launch of the Interim Jubba Administration ceremony at the Jubba Statehouse.

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Kenya warned about arbitrary arrests and detention of asylum seekers

Law enforcement agencies in Kenya are being urged by the UN refugee agency to uphold the rights of refugees and asylum seekers following a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

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Somali farmers feeding their countrymen again

Somali farmers have for the first time been able to supply high quality food to the UN's World Food Program (WFP) that will be used to feed their fellow countrymen.

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Security Council ‘appalled’ at deadly bomb blast in Somali capital

The United Nations Security Council said it is “appalled” by today’s terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for which the Islamic insurgent group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has killed at least 12 people and wounded several others.

Amid escalating tensions, UN’s Somalia envoy urges calm in Baidoa

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today voiced his concern over escalating tensions in Baidoa surrounding a federal State-building conference, calling for calm and dialogue by all parties as they address legitimate concerns.

UN Envoy congratulates new political leadership in southern Somalia

The top United Nations official in Somalia today welcomed new leadership in the Interim Jubba Administration and called the establishment of the Executive Council a “milestone” in the country’s political process.

Puntland’s presidential poll heralds way to federal future for war-torn Somalia – UN official

The top United Nations official in Somalia today hailed the election of a new president of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland as the harbinger of a peaceful, federal solution for the entire Horn of Africa country, which has been wracked by civil war, factional fighting and Islamist extremism for over two decades.