At least 370 people have been killed and over 1,075 others injured in terrorist attacks since October 2011 when Kenya took the war against terror to the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia, according to an analysis of reports by The Standard.
Somalia: Marking one year in Puntland, UN pledges state-building support
At a ceremony marking its first year in Puntland, the United Nations mission in Somalia yesterday pledged its continued support as the country looks ahead to beginning the process of federalism aimed at building a stronger, more united Somalia.
Top UN envoy pledges to step up support for peace, progress in Somaliland
The top United Nations envoy in Somalia on Monday pledged to step up the world body's support for peace and progress in Somaliland during a visit to the region, which declared itself independent in 1991.
Somali police Captain Mohamed Hussein said that Mohamed Garfanji, considered to be the second-ranking leader of the country’s pirate industry, was arrested in Mogadishu on Sunday for possessing illegal arms and other charges related to piracy.Garfanji is the second top pirate leader arrested on Monday.
Envoys from IGAD member states meeting at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort hotel in Uganda’s capital Kampala have called for a standby mediation team to boost early warning mechanisms and also diffuse conflicts within the member states.
Somalia: UNSOM marks first anniversary in Puntland, pledges continued support
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, pledged the UN’s continued support for Puntland today at a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia’s (UNSOM) in Garowe, the State Capital.