Somalia: UNHCR - We Shall Assist the Refugees Going Back to Somalia Willingly
In a press statement, the representative of the UN Refugee Agency in Nairobi Mr. Rauf Mazou said that the UNHCR is planning to implement a project in which the Somali refugees in Dadaab who are willing to go back to Somalia willingly will be assisted.
Man arrested with 23 Kenyan passports could be Al Shabaab sympathiser: police
A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Kitui County with 23 Kenyan passports.
Karimjee Ahmed Ali was arrested in Voo, Mutha Division in Kitui South Sub County Wednesday by inquisitive police officers who were aroused by the numerous passports in his possession that had different names. Mutomo OCPD Thomas Ngheiwha confirmed the arrest of the suspect whose parents migrated to Voo some years back.
More migrant deaths on Mediterranean Sea this summer: UNHCR
Three boat accidents on the Mediterranean over the past five days have claimed over 300 lives, causing a total of 1,889 deaths this year, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday.
Somali President leaves to attend newly elected President Erdogan’s inauguration
A delegation lead by the Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud left Mogadishu airport today to attend the inauguration of the newly elected Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara tomorrow. President elect Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) managed to secure almost 52 percent of the votes cast in the first round of Turkey’s first ever presidential election.
Building a literary tradition in a land with no alphabet
In 1856, British explorer Richard Burton described Somalia as a nation of poets. It may seem an unlikely moniker for a country that has since become defined by piracy, state collapse, and the many horrors unleashed by Al-Shabaab -- the Islamic extremists who control much of the country.