Somalia discusses its future at landmark Istanbul meet (Hurriyet)
@2 years ago
"The Istanbul Conference on Somalia, under the theme ‘Preparing Somalia’s Future: Goals for 2015,’ opens today with the participation of heads of state and representatives from more than 50 countries, and international organizations in cooperation with the United Nations. The conference will end on June 1.
The Istanbul conference is organized on the eve of rising opportunities of ending political, security, humanitarian instabilities and disputes that have continued for 21 years in Somalia.”
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EU naval forces conduct first raid on pirate bases on Somali coastline (Russian Times)
@2 years ago
"The EU Naval Force has conducted the first operation to destroy pirate equipment on the Somali coastline. The attack was conducted in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolution 1851. It was also supported by Somalia’s transitional federal government. There were no apparent casualties after the precise attack air strike against pirate supplies on the shoreline. The Council of the European Union on March 23 allowed the EU Naval Force to take disruption actions against known pirate supplies on the shore."
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Somalia's al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu (BBC)
@2 years ago with 35 notes
“Some analysts have suggested the Islamist insurgents withdrew because funding from the Arab world had dwindled and they had become militarily weaker.”
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UN makes first supply drops in Somalia (AJE)
@3 years ago with 2 notes
“The United Nations has delivered food and medicine to displaced and malnourished Somalis for the first time in territory held by the Islamist movement al-Shabab.
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) airlifted emergency nutrition supplies and water equipment to the town of Baidoa, in south-central Somalia, after the movement, which controls most of the country, lifted its ban on foreign aid organisations.
The delivery included five tonnes of food and medicine to treat severely malnourished children as well as equipment to supply clean water for a camp near Baidoa that houses refugees.
UNICEF says about 11 million people need humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa.
The organisation estimates that about 500,000 Somali children face life-threatening conditions that could have long-lasting consequences for their physical and mental development.”
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Somali PM Mohamed orders UN to return to Mogadishu (BBC)
@3 years ago with 1 note
“The order came from the prime minister of Somalia’s UN-backed interim government, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. He said the UN had offices in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan which were ‘more dangerous than the Somali capital.’”