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UN agencies ramp up Somalia measles and polio campaign

New York/IBNS: A campaign to vaccinate some 1.7 million children in Somalia was launched on Sunday by the country’s government, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Political consensus critical ahead of Somalia election: UN mission chief

New York/IBNS: With Somalia scheduled to hold “one-person, one-vote” elections next year, leaders must act now to break the “stalemate” between the central government and federal member states, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

New electoral law for Somalia ‘a crucial next step’ says top UN envoy, addressing Partnership Forum

New York: The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees - including the UN Special Representative for the country - taking stock of progress made, while also noting remaining challenges and agreeing on a set of priorities moving forward.

Al-Shabab terrorists attack US base in Somalia

Mogadishu: Suspected Al-Shabab terrorists have attacked a military base in Somalia, media reports said on Monday.

Joint AU-Somalia offensive kills 20 al-Shabab militants

Mogadishu, Sep 30 (Xinhua/UNI) Somali military backed by African Union forces killed 20 al-Shabab militants in an offensive in the southern region of Lower Shabelle, a military official said on Monday.

At UN, Somalia’s President spotlights country’s progress, but cautions eradicating terrorism ‘will not be easy’

New York: Somalia is “the perfect example of the success of the multilateral system,” President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN General Assembly on Thursday, while acknowledging that the Horn of Africa country still needed international and regional support and cooperation, particularly to deal with threats from Al-Shabab. 

Somalia: Worst harvest since 2011, with more than 2 million expected to go hungry

New York, Sept 4 (IBNS): Somalia’s 2019 cereal harvest is the poorest the country has seen since 2011, when famine strained already scarce resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), announced on Tuesday, blaming unreliable weather patterns and “climatic shocks”.

US army kills 1 al-Shabab militant in southern Somalia

Mogadishu, Aug 20 (Xinhua/UNI) The US military said Tuesday its special forces killed on militant in an airstrike against al-Shabab terrorists in southern Somalia.

US military kills ISIS terrorist in northern Somalia

Mogadishu, July 29 (Xinhua/UNI) The United States military said Sunday it conducted an airstrike against ISIS terrorist in northern Somalia on Sunday, killing one militant.

Despite 'considerable progress,' Somalia needs help tackling political, economic and rights challenges, says UN expert

New York, July 26 (IBNS): Although Somalia has made “considerable progress” in its political, economic, social and human rights situation over the past six years, “there is much more to do,” a United Nations expert said on Thursday, urging the international community to assist.

Somali forces arrest 3 al-Shabab militants in southern town

Mogadishu, Jul 22 (Xinhua/UNI) Somali forces have apprehended three al-Shabab militants in a security operation conducted on Sunday in Kismayo town, southern Somalia, an official said on Monday.

Somali forces kill 15 al-Shabab militants after hotel attack

Mogadishu, July 14 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 15 al-Shabab militants were killed on Saturday in a military operation in Somalia's southern regions barely a day after the terrorist group claimed more than 20 lives in a deadly attack.

Somalia: UN chief condemns terror attack in Kismayo

New York, July 14 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia.

At least 26 killed, 56 others injured in hotel bombing in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jul 13 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 26 people were killed and 56 others injured in a deadly terrorist attack in the southern Somalia port town of Kismayo on Friday evening, officials said on Saturday.

Kismayo attack: 26 killed as gunmen target hotel

Kismayo, July 13 (IBNS): Gunmen entered a hotel in Kismayo city of Somalia and killed at least 26 people, media reports saidon Saturday.