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SOMALIA / FLOODS BELETWEYNE

An estimated 21,000 people have been displaced by floods in Beletweyne, in the Hiran region, South-central of Somalia. Seasonal torrential rains experienced in the region for the last two weeks have seen River Shebelle break its banks, leaving hundreds of families displaced and in need of urgent assistance. AMISOM

6 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION INVESTIGATION

The investigation team set up by the African Union to look into allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse against AMISOM personnel arrived in Mogadishu. The allegations were contained in a report by Human Rights Watch titled, "The Power these Men Have Over Us – Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia", released in [...]

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA UPDATE

The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, said that despite some political gains, Somalia's challenges remain significant; adding in that urgent action is needed to improve the security, development, political and humanitarian conditions across the country. UNIFEED-UNTV

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / RAGGA ELE LIBERATION

Life is slowly returning to normal in Ragga Ele town, in the Middle Shabelle region of Somalia following its liberation from al Shabaab. The town was captured without resistance on 1 October 2014 by a joint force made up of troops from the Somali National Army (SNA) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). AMISOM

4 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA AU SOLDIERS

Secretary-General's spokesperson said United Nations welcomed the steps that have been taken by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to investigate the allegations about sexual abuse and exploitation against vulnerable women and girls perpetrated by soldiers from the AU Mission. UNIFEED-UNTV / RECENT

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AL SHABAAB

As part of the ongoing joint military offensive, the Somalia National Army (SNA) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops have liberated several towns in Middle Shabelle and Hiiran regions. AMISOM

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BULO MARER

Residents returned to the strategic town of Bulo Marer, under al-Shabaab control for years,  after it was captured from  the insurgents by joint forces of the Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM.)  

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BULO MARER LIBERATION

The Somali army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have liberated the town of Bulo Marer from al-Shabaab militants. The town served as a major route for al-Shabaab insurgents and provided them with steady income obtained through extortion and forceful taxation of residents and travellers.

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HUMANITARIAN ASSESSMENT

AMISOM travelled to Garbaharrey and Bulo Bute to assess the  worsening humanitarian situation inSomaliaand met with elders, women, local administration and other stakeholders to understand the reality on the ground. AMISOM  

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / ARMY TRAINING

At the graduation ceremony that have concluded training for 250 Somali soldiers and was provided by the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) together with the European Union, the AMISOM Force Commander urged the Somali soldiers to "make a difference" and lead by example. AMISOM

2 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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