Friday, January 24, 2020

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International community urges Parliament to approve 2016 electoral model swiftly

Mogadishu, 14 May 2016 – The United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, the United States of America, Sweden and Italy express their deep concern over...

“I don’t even know where Somalia is”- refugee born in Dadaab

Dadaab was meant as a temporary home for Somalis fleeing their country's civil war. Twenty five years later, it's home to 330,000 people - and the third biggest city in Kenya. This week, the Kenyan government announced plans to...

Somalia says decision by Kenya to close refugee camps will have negative implications

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS) has  expressed its grave reservation regarding the decision by Kenya to disband the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA) with effect from Friday  May 6,...

Maj-Gen Nkaissery: “Refugee camps had become hideouts for terrorists”

The government has announced it will spend Sh1 billion to repatriate refugees, as the country enhances its fight against terrorism. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said on Wednesday during a press briefing in Nairobi that the camps had become hideouts...

UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

The UN Refugee Agency is calling on the Government of Kenya to reconsider its recent announcement that it intends to end the hosting of refugees. The Ministry of Interior made the announcement on May 6 in a statement that cited...

Al Shabaab car bomb attack kills at least two Somali police

A suicide car bomb at Mogadishu's traffic police headquarters killed at least two officers on Monday, Somali police said, and the country's al Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility. Three other police were wounded during the attack, said traffic police officer...

U.S. seeks to revoke citizenship of Somali-born Muslim cleric

The federal government says a man considered by Somali immigrants as the most important Muslim cleric does not have the "good moral character" to remain a U.S. citizen. The U.S. attorney's office wants the citizenship granted to Mohamed Idris Ahmed...

Djibouti President Sworn in for Fourth Term in Office

Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh was sworn in for a fourth term in office Sunday in a ceremony attended by several regional heads of states and dignitaries. Guelleh took the oath of office at his presidential residence in the capital,...

Exclusive: U.S.-funded Somali intelligence agency has been using kids as spies

MOGADISHU, Somalia — For years they were children at war, boys given rifles and training by al-Qaeda-backed militants and sent to the front lines of this country’s bloody conflict. Many had been kidnapped from schools and soccer fields and...

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