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Avoid ‘risky winner-take-all tactics’ in Somalia, UN Security Council hears

New York: Increased “brinkmanship, pressure tactics, and tests of strength” are threatening progress in Somalia, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Monday, warning that they must be resolved “through dialogue and compromise”.

UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Somalia

New York: The United Nations envoy for Somalia has strongly condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on a hotel near the international airport in capital Mogadishu that left at least five people dead and dozens more wounded. 

Malian refugees return to Burkina Faso camp nine months after violent attacks

New York: Scores of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso have returned to a camp in the northeast of the country nine months after armed attacks and threats forced them to flee to a neighbouring town, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday.

Donald Trump orders pulling nearly all US troops out of Somalia - Pentagon

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump has ordered moving almost all US troops out of Somalia, the Department of Defence said in a statement.

Somalia at a crossroad, UN envoy urges ‘deepened’ political consensus

New York: The “broad political consensus” reached in September that ended a two-year stalemate in Somalia must be “preserved and indeed deepened”, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Monday.

Ten al-Shabab militants killed in southern Somalia

Mogadishu/Xinhua: Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday killed 10 al-Shabab militants including two senior officials after conducting operation in several locations near Barire town in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, officials said.

Somalia committed to promoting democracy, accountability despite COVID-19 challenge

New York: Somalia is working with its international partners to build a democratic, inclusive and prosperous country for its citizens, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as ‘Farmajo’, told the UN General Assembly on Thursday. 

Somali forces kill 10 militants in the northern region

Mogadishu/Xinhua: Somali security forces on Thursday evening killed 10 al-Shabab extremists in a fierce fight on the outskirts of Bosaso town in the northern region of Bari, an official said Friday.

Somalia at a critical juncture, as federal, state leaders, meet to break election impasse

New York: With elections slated for November delayed due to COVID-19, Somalia is at a critical juncture, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday, pressing federal and state leaders to agree on voting modalities, and bolster the capacity of forces which are meant to assume full control of national security, next year.

Somalia: UN condemns ‘brazen’ terrorist attack on beachside hotel

New York: The UN in Somalia has strongly condemned a terrorist attack that took place on Sunday at the Elite Hotel in the capital Mogadishu, which reportedly killed at least 16 people and left many others injured.  

Somalia: Draft law a ‘major setback’ for victims of sexual violence

New York: The UN official working to end rape during wartime is urging authorities in Somalia to scrap a proposed law that allows for child marriage, among other “very disturbing provisions”.

Somalia army says kills 6 al-Shabab militants

Mogadishu/Xinhua: The Somali National Army (SNA) on Thursday killed six al-Shabab militants in an operation in the outskirts of Kismayo, a town in the southern region of Lower Juba, a military officer confirmed on Friday.

Five killed, 10 injured in bomb attack in southwest Somalia

Mogadishu/Xinhua:  At least five people were killed and ten others injured following a bomb attack in Baidoa, southwest Somalia on Saturday, officials said.

Somalia bombing leaves 3 dead

Mogadishu/Xinhua: Three people including a suicide bomber were killed in an explosion outside a military training school in Mogadishu early on Tuesday, a government official has confirmed.

Somali army kills 37 al-Shabab militants in southern region

Mogadishu/Xinhua: Somali National Army (SNA) on Saturday killed 37 al-Shabab extremists in a fierce fight in the outskirts of Hudur town in the southern region of Bakol, officials confirmed on Sunday.