In Somalia, After Merka Deaths Admitted by AU, UN Tells ICP Kay's On It
After the African Union acknowledged that Ugandan troops in AMISOM executed civilians at a wedding in Merka in late July, Inner City Press asked the UN (on August 24) and Ambassador Matthew Rycroft of the UK, what will the UN Security Council which authorized AMISOM, and UN Peacekeeping which supports it, do?
ACOTA Force HQ course prepares personnel for AMISOM operations
More than 22,000 military and law enforcement personnel from across East Africa are participating in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). These men and women are tasked with assisting the Somali Federal Government in their effort to stabilize the country and foster political dialogue and reconciliation.
Moderate Islamist faction spurns power sharing deal with Galmudug state
two days after officials from the Somalia-based Sufi Islamist group signed a power sharing deal with the Galmudug regional administration, a faction of the group rejected the deal, terming it as ’sham’ formulated by former members of the militia.
Just Out Of Jail, Ethiopian Leader Brings A Sharp Message To Obama
Just a few months ago, Bekele Gerba was languishing in a high security Ethiopian jail, hearing the cries of fellow prisoners being beaten and tortured. Now, the 54-year-old foreign language professor is in Washington, D.C., for meetings at the State Department. His message: The Obama administration should pay more attention to the heavy-handed way its ally, Ethiopia, treats political opponents — and should help Ethiopians who are losing their ability to earn a living.
Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a , Galmudug regional state sign new power sharing deal
A moderate Islamist group has signed a power sharing deal with the Galmudug regional administration Thursday, ending months of political rivalry that started after the formation of the Somali government-backed state.
Minnesota FBI: Terror arrests haven't stopped travel plots
The high-profile arrests of six Minneapolis-area men charged with plotting to join the Islamic State group haven't stopped others from aspiring to do the same, and some are planning trips "as we speak," the head of the FBI in Minnesota said Wednesday.
First civilian plane lands in Bardhere after militants’ ouster
The first civilian airline carrying dozens of passengers has landed in the agricultural town of Bardhere on Tuesday few weeks after the allied forces have ousted militants, in a sign that life is returning to normalcy in the southwestern town.