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Friday 31 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

African Union hits back at Somalia rape claims

ADDIS ABABA - The African Union has hit back against claims its internationally-funded troops in Somalia have gang raped women and girls, accusing the rights group behind the report of being unfair and inaccurate.

Wednesday 29 October 2014

UN’s Ban Ki-moon arrives in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has landed in Somalia for his second visit to what was considered until recently a war-torn capital.

U.N. Chief Ban Ki-moon Visits War-Ravaged Somalia

MOGADISHU (KON) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud under heavy security Wednesday in Mogadishu, his first visit to the dangerous capital of the war-torn nation for almost three years.

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Uganda Sends Fresh Troops to Somalia

KAMPALA, Uganda—Uganda has started sending 2,700 new troops to war-torn Somalia, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, as African Union peacekeeping troops continue efforts to stabilize the nation.

Monday 27 October 2014

Somalia extends Al-Shabaab amnesty by 65 days

MOGADISHU (KON) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud on Monday extended by 65 days a promised amnesty for members of the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab movement who wished to surrender.

Somali president holds security meeting with AU mission command in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (KON) - Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou, along with senior military officers from the Somali National Army (SNA) and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today briefed the media on the progress of Operation Indian Ocean.

Sunday 26 October 2014

Somalia leaders in major reshuffle row

Mogadishu (AFP) - Somalia's president and prime minister were embroiled in a public spat on Sunday, signalling yet another power struggle within the country's internationally-backed government.

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