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SOMALIA / FLOODS

Heavy rain has flooded the makeshift camp in Kismayo, a port city 528 km southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu sheltering some 350 families that fled the violence. Three children have died in the floods. AMISOM

9 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / WATER SHORTAGE

After two decades of civil war left the capital ofSomalia,Mogadishu, devastated and devoid of basic urban services and infrastructure, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), handed over four large water wells to the administration of the Banadir region inMogadishuaiming to provide affordable, clean and safe water to 260,000 households. AMISOM

5 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AL-SHABAAB HOSTAGES

Some 30 civilian hostages who were on Friday morning kidnapped from a village near Kismayu town were later rescued in a daring operation involving around 200 Interim Juba Administration forces (IJA) aided by AMISOM Kenya Defence Forces air surveillance capability. AU / UN IST

30 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / UGANDAN SOLDIERS ATTACK

A repatriation ceremony was held for three Ugandan soldiers killed during a raid on the Somali parliament by Shabaab terrorists. The deceased were part of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) that responded to the attack that also claimed the lives of four Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers and one Somali police officer.  AU / UN [...]

27 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MINE DISABILITIES

The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has begun to map out its first ever working group to provide assistance to victims who have been disabled from explosives inSomalia. A government official said, "people are neglecting disabled people, its like they are not part of the society yet they represent 25 percent of the Somali society, that's a [...]

24 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NEW TOWNS

 Training is underway for administrators in towns that have recovered in the recent military offensive by the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Years spent under the control of extremists saw administrative structures and the rule of law degenerate, and any connection between the population and the state cut [...]

17 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOLUTION

Somali government and partners have passed a resolution aimed at taking decisive action to address the issue of gender-based sexual violence in the country. The resolution came at the end a five-day consultative meeting on how to institutionalize and create awareness of the need to protect Somali women and girls. AU UN IST

12 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NEW DEAL

Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud met with representatives of the international community to review progress made on the New Deal for Somalia. AU UN IST

9 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MILITIA TRAINING

Residents and local militia of Marka district in the Lower Shebelle region of Somalia have enlisted for a combat training provided by the Somali National Army (SNA) and troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in a bid to secure their homes from attacks by al Shabaab militia. AU/UN IST

3 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BURUNDI AMBASSADOR

Burundi's newly appointed Ambassador to Somalia H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza presented his credentials to Somalia's President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at Villa Somalia, in the country's capital, Mogadishu.  AU/UN IST

19 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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