Somalia

UN and Africa: focus on Nigeria, Somalia and New Urban Agenda

Forgotten humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria

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Renewed deadly clashes in north-central Somalia send thousands fleeing in October – UN

Some 18 people have been killed and 60 injured due to ongoing fighting in Gaalkacyo, Somalia, over the past two weeks, according to the United Nations humanitarian wing, which also reported today that more than 75,000 people have been displaced, though local authorities have indicated that the number could be higher as more people continue to flee the violence.

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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Somalia electoral season begins

An electoral process in Somalia that has been described as “a big step forward” for the country is underway.

It is being held to choose a parliament and president, with the hope that one-person, one-vote elections will take place in 2020.

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UN and Africa: focus on Somalia elections, New Urban Agenda and CAR

Somalia electoral season begins

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Ban appoints Hubert Price of US as head of the UN support office in Somalia

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Hubert Price of the United States as Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).

Security Council calls on Somali parties to address political challenges amid latest election delay

Regretting an extension to the 2016 electoral process in Somalia announced by the country’s electoral body, the United Nations Security Council has called on all parties in the country to upload their commitments on the elections and to come to an agreement on the remaining political challenges without further delay.

UN and Africa: focus on Timbuktu, Somalia and SDGs

Welcome for ruling against Mali's Timbuktu desecrator

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Latest Somali election delay raises risks of manipulation, more delays – senior UN official

A new delay in Somalia’s elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only be one of yet further rolling delays, the top United Nations official in the long-troubled East African country warned today.

Somalia readying for extraordinary electoral process

The upcoming electoral process in Somalia could mark a watershed moment for the country, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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