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SOMALIA / UNIVERSITY REOPENS

Tucked amidst the rubble that serves as a stark reminder of the fierce battles that were fought in the streets of Somalia's capital are five newly refurbished buildings. They house Somalia's National University, which recently welcomed a fresh batch of students for the first time in 23 years. AU  UN IST

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MAXAAS HUMANITARIAN MISSION

Aid agencies, led by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), travelled to Maxaas in the Hiraan Region  of Somalia, an area recently recovered from Al Shabaab control,  to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground.  AU / UN IST

31 May 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 / CHENG-HOPKINS WRAP

The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support has concluded a five-day visit toSomalia, with an announcement of further investment in addressing the country's peacebuilding needs. Judy Cheng-Hopkins held meetings with several officials from the government ofSomalia, members of civil society, youth, women and the leadership the Jubba Interim Administration in Kismayo. AU UN IST

10 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The government of Somalia has begun consultations on how best to address issues of gender-based sexual violence. UN statistics indicate that there were 800 cases of sexual and gender-based violence in Mogadishu alone during the first six months of 2013. In 2012, 1,700 cases were registered by the UN across 500 camps for internally displaced people [...]

9 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / ELECTION PREPS

Dialogue and engagement by civil society have begun among the Somali public ahead of the 2016 general elections.  Somalia has not held elections in over 40 years and the Federal Government, its partners and the civil society are working towards an election, in which all the Somali people will participate.  AU / UN IST

7 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / LIFEGUARDS

With thousands of city residents finally able to enjoy their country's seashores, a team of lifeguards have been trained by the municipality to ensure their safety and reduce the number of drowning cases that have occurred in the past. UN AU IST

1 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / UNIVERSITY GRADUATION

With the relative peace enjoyed in Somalia, universities are gaining ground and the youths now have a chance to acquire tertiary education. Over 700 students of SIMAD University were conferred with different degrees with the areas of study including Accountancy, Computer Science, Law, Economics, Statistics and Planning, Sharia As well as Banking and finance, among [...]

7 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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