Somalia: UN envoy welcomes progress in preparations for elections in 2016

The Security Council heard today from the top United Nations official in Somalia that political progress is being made in the country, but that much remains to be done in a short period, including completing the electoral process for 2016 and boosting support to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).

Somalia “on track” to hold first democratic elections in 47 years

Somalia remains “on track” to undergo its first democratic electoral process in 47 years, in what’s been described as a “decisive” year for the Horn of Africa country.

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Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Somalia through March 2017

Stressing the importance of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia to that country's political process, the Security Council today extended the mandate of UNSOM's work until 31 March 2017.

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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In Somalia, food security and malnutrition situation is 'alarming' – UN report

According to a new United Nations food security and nutrition assessment, the situation in Somalia is alarming and could get worse, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have been hard hit by drought exacerbated by El Niño.

Somalia: UN political chief visits top leaders in show of support for electoral process

A senior United Nations official has held talks with Somali leaders in Mogadishu, the capital, in a show of support for last month's “breakthrough” political achievement in selecting an electoral model to be used later this year in efforts to lead the Horn of Africa country out of decades of factional war.

“Watershed” political moment for the future of Somalia

The Somali government has agreed on a new electoral model, in what the top UN official in the country has called a “watershed” moment.

The agreement lays out the structure of an envisioned federal government for the conflict-ridden country.

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UN and Africa: focus on African migrants, Darfur and Ghana

African migrants reportedly forcibly recruited into Yemen war

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, refugees in Kenya and UNAMID

Refugee movements from South Sudan a “disturbing trend”

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