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KDF, Somalia National Army kill over 80 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

KDF, Somalia National Army kill over 80 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

ShareSaturday, October 25, 2014 Somalia: The Kenya Defence Forces have killed more than 80 members of Somalia’s Al Shabaab militants in an offensive in Jamaame and Magambo areas near Kismayu in Somalia. The militants were killed on Thursday in an operation by the KDF and Somalia National Army, a statement from the Department of Defence […]

October 25 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

UN refugee body to provide lifelong skills to refugees living in Kenya

UN refugee body to provide lifelong skills to refugees living in Kenya

ShareFriday, October 24, 2014 NAIROBI, (Xinhua) — An estimated 600,000 refugees residing in temporary camps in northern Kenya will benefit from capacity development programs designed to enable them to become self-reliant, a UN official said on Thursday. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Kenya Representative Raouf Mazou said that provision of lifelong skills will […]

October 24 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Netherlands: Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to ‘death sentences’

Netherlands: Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to ‘death sentences’

ShareFriday, October 24, 2014 The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to argue for the forcible return of Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published yesterday. The Dutch government […]

October 24 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

UN moves to enforce Somalia arms, charcoal embargoes

UN moves to enforce Somalia arms, charcoal embargoes

Share Friday October 24, 2014   UNITED NATIONS The UN Security Council is set to approve Friday a resolution allowing inspections of ships off the coast of Somalia that are suspected of carrying arms and charcoal, in violation of a UN embargo. The draft resolution seen by AFP also demands that the Somali government provide […]

October 24 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help

Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help

ShareThursday, October 23, 2014 The Somali government’s grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises. Outsourcing port operations to Turkey’s Albayrak Group is one more sign of Somalia’s slow […]

October 23 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

EAEF Condemns Kenyan Plot to Annex Somali Offshore Territory

EAEF Condemns Kenyan Plot to Annex Somali Offshore Territory

ShareEast African Engery Forum (EAEF)Thursday, October 23, 201 The East African Energy Forum (EAEF), a Somali lobby group, has today condemned the Kenyan government of what it is calling “the slow elaborate annexation of Somali offshore territory.” Kenya has spent much of the past decade drumming up a non-existent offshore border dispute in the hopes […]

October 23 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

UN political chief urges sustained efforts to combat piracy off Somali coast

UN political chief urges sustained efforts to combat piracy off Somali coast

ShareThursday, October 23, 2014 UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua) — The UN political chief on Wednesday called for a long-term solution to piracy off the Somali coast, urging sustained efforts to address underlying conditions conducive to breeding piracy. Briefing the Security Council on piracy off the Somali coast, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said that the […]

October 23 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »