Monday, January 21, 2019

Mogadishu’s expulsion of the UN Special Envoy illustrates how not to deal with al-Shabaab

The decision by the Somali government to expel United Nations (UN) Special Envoy to the country Nicholas Haysom last week speaks volumes about why...

Somalia embroiled in diplomatic row after expelling UN envoy over accusations of interference

New Year’s Day was greeted in Somalia by a mortar attack on Mogadishu airport. A fortnight earlier 62 al-Shabaab fighters were killed in 48 hours of airstrikes, the...

Collapsed state’ Somalia, bedeviled by militant Islam, bites UN hand that feeds it –...

UNITED NATIONS — After decades of turmoil resulting from drought, civil conflict, famine, armed militias, terrorists and even pirates, the East African country of...

US airstrike kills 6 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia Washington Examiner

A recent airstrike in Somalia killed six militants linked to al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliate, the U.S. Africa Command announced Monday The strike, conducted on...

Maersk Line to start serving to key Somali port Anadou Agency

The Maersk Line, one of the largest shipping companies in the world, is expected to start serving to Somalia’s Mogadishu Port, according to the...

AU trains security officers to curb conflict-related sexual violence in Somalia Xinhua

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday it has launched an intensive training program on conflict-related sexual violence for security officers in...

Islamic State expanded operations in Somalia in 2018 – Long War Journal

Over the course of 2018, the Islamic State in Somalia (ISS) significantly expanded its operations since its first claimed attack in April 2016. In...

UN chief regrets Somalia envoy expulsion, will send replacement

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will appoint a new envoy to Somalia, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday, after failing to convince the country...

Somalia tells UN not to interfere after expelling envoy

Somalia on Thursday told the UN Security Council not to interfere in its national affairs after expelling a UN envoy who questioned the government’s...

3 injured in mortar attack on UN compound in Somalia

Two United Nations staff members and a contractor were injured on Tuesday after seven mortars landed inside the UN compound in the Somali capital,...