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SOMALIA / NATIONAL ARMY ANNIVERSARY

A ceremony was held to mark the Somali National Army (SNA) 54th anniversary. Once regarded as one of Africa's best armies, the SNA has disintegrated with the collapse of the central government in 1991. More recently, numerous militias have been integrated into SNA and trained by the US, European Union and other foreign entities. AU/UN IST

14 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / QORYOOLEY AL SHABAAB

The Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM captured and secured the strategic town ofQoryooleyfromAl Shabaab over the weekend. AMISOM and the SNA began renewed offensives against al Shabaab militants early this month and have so far captured eight towns across South Central Somalia. AU UN IST

24 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AMISOM BUULA BURDE LIBERATION

In an ongoing military operation African Union’s troops in Somalia known as AMISOM and Somali National Army have liberated town of Buula Burde from al Shabaab militia. This is a sixth such victory in South Central Somalia.   AU/UN IST

17 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HARVEST

Somali farmers have for the first time been able to supply high quality food to the UN's World Food Program (WFP), providing supplies to be used to feed fellow countrymen. This is a major breakthrough for the farmers, especially coming from an area that faced severe famine less than three years ago.  AU / UN [...]

15 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS GULF OF ADEN

The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that 44 people were missing and feared drowned after a smugglers’ boat capsized off the coast of southern Yemen in what UNHCR described as the worst such incident this year. CH UNTV

11 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA

A UN official in Somalia warned that after a series of attacks against high-profile targets in Mogadishu last month, insecurity in the capital city poses challenges for Somalis and their international partners. UNTV

11 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / ARMY SUPPORT

The UN began distributing food, water, fuel and other non – combat supplies to the troops of the Somali National Army battling insurgents alongside the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).  In a joint operation last week, the forces  recaptured five strategic towns from the Al Shabaab militia in the Bay region. AU/UN IST

10 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA/ INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

Somalia joins the rest of world to mark International Women's Day. This year, the theme is "Inspiring Change". Haalimo Mohamed Maaclin is a Somali woman who is now mother to some 200 children and counting. UN AU IST  

8 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING SOMALIA

UN operations director for humanitarian affairs John Ging said that "Somalis have suffered endlessly for almost 25 years" and that "we cannot be distracted now from our task" to consolidate the fragile gains that have already been made; adding that this requires funding. UNTV

18 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MILITARY TRAINING

In renewed efforts to boost the Somali National Army, members of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have completed a training program for the first inter-clan, light infantry company at its training facilities at Jazeera Camp in the capital Mogadishu. UN AU IST  

17 Feb 2014 | Read More »

 

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